ACS – Your True Partner
Rajiv (Raj) Sardana is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman at ACS Group. He is a successful entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience working with multi-national companies in several industries, including investment and workforce management. Raj founded American CyberSystems, Inc. (ACS Group) in 1998 and has spearheaded its growth into a global organization with more than 10,000 employees deployed across 25 different countries worldwide.
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Currently, ACS Group has 30+ office locations in the United States as well as delivery centers in India in Noida, New Delhi, and Kanpur.
Throughout the growth of ACS Group, Raj has remained committed to giving back to the communities in which the company does business. Along with his wife, Nita Sardana, Vice President of Community Outreach and Corporate Giving, Raj has led ACS Group to support local U.S.-based non-profit organizations such as the YWCA’s “Teen Girls in Technology” Program and the Atlanta Food Bank. Through its India operations, ACS Group supports the Earth Savior Foundation, an NGO based in Delhi which works to promote social consciousness and environmentalism.
Prior to founding ACS Group, Raj served as president and CEO of Applied Communications, Inc., a multi-media and technology company in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served as president and CEO of a multi-million dollar private equity group with a diverse and extensive investment portfolio in real estate, retail, and service industries. Additional industries served include technology, aviation, defense, venture investment, and financial services.
Raj holds a Master’s Degree in Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an Advanced Management degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He brings strategic vision and extensive experience in both U.S. and offshore markets.
P. Nick Goel
Pankaj (Nick) Goel is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of ACS Group. Nick joined ACS Group as a Controller in June 2005 and has since held various positions with increasing responsibilities within the company. His contribution to ACS’ aggressive growth has been significant, and it has been recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronical who declared him the “2015 CFO of the Year” under the “Large Private Company” category.
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Nick has more than 23 years of progressive experience in all phases of financial management, including strong expertise in Corporate Finance; Financial Planning & Analysis; Forecasting & Budgeting; Financial Operations & Accounting, and M&As.
Prior to joining ACS Group, Nick worked as Senior Financial Analyst for Claredon Textiles, Inc. from 2001 to 2005. Previously, he was the General Manager, Finance with Girnar Fibres Ltd from 1996 to 2000, and prior to that, he worked for a public accounting firm, S.K. Mehta & Co. in New Delhi, India, from 1992 to 1996.
Nick holds various professional licenses including a CFA Charter from the CFA Institute, CPA from the Colorado State Board of Accountancy, and Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In addition to that, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from the G.N.D. University in India. He is a regular member of CFA Institute, CFA Society of Atlanta, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Rich Thomas is the President at Analysts International Corporation (AIC) where he is responsible for corporate strategy and field operations. He is a veteran of the professional services and staffing industry, and brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership development, sales management, sales, and operational management – including experience with start-up, turnaround, and integration management.
Rich holds a Master's of Business Administration in International Business from Johnson & Wales University. As a recognized leader in the professional services space, Rich brings a unique blend of strategic leadership, hands-on experience, and a focus on building the strongest teams aimed at helping our clients win.
Promod Vohra is the SVP and Chief Human Resources and Talent Strategy Officer for ACS Group. In this
role, Promod is responsible for overseeing the Global HR operations and innovative talent management
strategies to ensure that ACS continues to play a critical role in the staffing and solutions industry.
Chief HR and Talent Strategy Officer and SVP, ACS Group
With more than 35 years of professional and academic expertise, Promod built a path of student career success starting from recruitment to placement. In doing so, he developed partnerships with more than 500 businesses and created mutually beneficial relationships. He has always considered workforce development and training to be an essential part of any economic activity. His commitment to serving the country by creating a well-educated workforce has been the central piece of his career. His transition to ACS extends his career in workforce development, training, and staffing.
Promod holds a B.S.E.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi, India; an M.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology, both from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.
Brian Soderholm is the Senior Vice President and President of HireGenics. As President, Brian is focused on delivering Independent Contractor Classification and Payrolling “Software as a Service” (SaaS) solutions to enterprise organizations. Brian has more than 27 years of business development experience at leading workforce management and staffing companies. Brian is responsible for both growing existing business and successfully developing sales strategies for new lines of business.
SVP and President, HireGenics
Brian holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin. As a recognized solution sales leader in the staffing industry, Brian brings a unique understanding to the sales process that is dictated by selling solutions that focus on the success of the client.
Sanjeev Sardana is the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at ACS Group. He is responsible for managing Corporate IT, Marketing, Legal, M&A, and Global Service Delivery Operations. Prior to joining ACS Group, Sanjeev co-founded Mobio, a mobile platform and applications development company where he was responsible for product management, applications development, fundraising, and international business development.
Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, ACS Group
Sanjeev has a B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, an MS degree in Computer Sciences from Washington State University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Rich Escoffery is General Counsel at ACS Group. In this role, he oversees the legal affairs of the company and is responsible for a wide range of legal issues that relate to the company’s activities and operations, including employment matters, contract review and negotiation, litigation, and compliance. He is also responsible for the management and oversight of ACS Group’s outside legal service providers.
General Counsel, ACS Group
Prior to joining ACS Group, Rich was a partner at the law firm of Elarbee Thompson in Atlanta, where he represented large and medium-sized businesses in a wide variety of employment-related matters and was a frequent speaker to various human resources and business organizations. He began his career as a judicial law clerk in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Rich has been repeatedly recognized as a Super Lawyer and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
An active volunteer in the Atlanta community, Rich is an alumni mentor for Emory University’s 1915 Scholars Program and is a ministry leader in his church. He has also served on multiple alumni boards at Emory University and as a member of the Board of Trustees at Arbor Montessori School. Rich received a J.D. degree with distinction from the Emory University School of Law in 1995 and a B.A. degree from Emory University in 1992.
April Campo is the Senior Vice President of Global Operations for ACS Group. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring client and consultant satisfaction and for managing all Client Program teams. These teams are accountable for on boarding, time management, on-assignment care, and redeployment for all contractors.
Senior Vice President of Global Operations, ACS Group
April is a skilled operations leader with expertise in directing complex projects from inception through completion and developing effective processes and business analytics focused on increasing revenue and gross profit in intensely competitive environments. She is an accomplished executive who can attract, recruit, and build high-performing sales, recruiting, and operations teams for industry-leading professional staffing and solutions companies.
Before ACS Group, April was the Senior Director of Operations, North America, with Experis, where she was a key stakeholder in developing the Experis Sales and Recruiting Common Operating Model. April was a pioneer in driving brand consistency throughout North America into Latin America and across Europe. She also created and chaired the Operational Excellence Committee across field operations with the primary objective of improving quality of all processes from requisition receipt through cash collection.
With more than 20 years of staffing industry experience, April has a deep knowledge of the business, the marketplace, and all operational and workflow processes. She is a graduate of Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting.
Nita Sardana is the Vice President of Community Outreach and Corporate Giving at ACS Group. She is responsible for all community engagement and philanthropic programs for the ACS family of companies. In this role, Nita is continuously looking for opportunities to support the communities that ACS Group serves.
Vice President of Community Outreach and Corporate Giving, ACS Group
Nita is heavily involved with the YWCA of Greater Atlanta’s Teen Girls in Technology (TGI Tech) Program, which strives to empower young women by increasing their interest and confidence in STEM fields and helping put these young women on the path to forging successful careers in STEM positions. ACS Group has been supporting the TGI Tech program for more than ten years, starting in 2006 when the program was still in its infancy.
Previously, Nita served as the Corporate Secretary, Treasurer, and Business Manager for ACS in its earlier days. She has also run several small independent commercial organizations engaged in consumer retail and services for more than 15 years.
Nita has won multiple awards for her philanthropic efforts. Most recently, she was an honoree at the 2014 YWCA of Greater Atlanta Salute to Women of Achievement. She was also a nominee for the Barbara B. Rose Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011. Nita has a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Illinois at Chicago.