Leadership | Binary Fountain



Our Accomplished and Diverse Leadership Team.


Ramu Potarazu, President & CEO

Ramu has more than 20 years of executive management experience, including 7 years as the CEO and co-founder of Avail Media, now Vubiquity. Prior to Vubiquity, Ramu was president and COO of Intelsat, Ltd., a $1.2 billion global company that provides telecommunications products and services to consumers in the Media & Entertainment, Network Services, and Government Services sectors.

Ramu has served on the boards of WildBlue, the Johns Hopkins Advisory Board, and the American Red Cross National Capital Area and currently serves on the Board of Children’s National Hospital and SES, the world-leading satellite operator. He was selected as among the Top 20 CIO’s in 1998 by CIO Magazine and honored as 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year® by Ernst & Young for Technology, Eastern Division.

Ramu received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. From 1995 -1997 Ramu attended the Stanford Executive Program.

Ravi Gopalan, Founder & CTO

Ravi is a founder of Binary Fountain and defines the technology roadmap for their product suites. As an accomplished senior information technology manager, he has over 15 years of experience developing solutions and executing strategies that capitalize on and promote the optimal use of enterprise-level emerging technologies.

Ravi received a Bachelor of Engineering from the IIT, Madras, and holds a Master of Science and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and has published over 20 articles in recognized scientific publications. Ravi received a patent on the Neuro-Linguistic Processing technologies.


Jorge Forgues, CFO

Jorge serves as Binary Fountain’s chief financial officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience in this role. In this role, he is responsible for finance, accounting, financial reporting, treasury, audit, tax, legal, budgeting, M&A, risk management, investor’s relations, human resources, and administration.

Prior to joining Binary Fountain, Jorge served as the chief financial officer for Distil Networks, a Cyber Security company focused on bot mitigation technology.

Jorge is a CPA and received both a B.S. in accounting and an MBA in Finance from George Mason University. In 2006, he received the “Private Company CFO of the Year” award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC).

Andrew Rainey, EVP of Strategy & Corporate Development

Andrew was one of the first hires at Binary Fountain and leads the management and growth of sales and business development, where he is responsible for developing and executing business strategies for identifying, qualifying, winning new business and building strategic partnerships. He brings years of sales, marketing and business development experience and success with information technology products and services across multiple verticals including healthcare, multifamily residential, government, and aerospace and defense.

Andrew is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a co-author of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) book “Applying Social Media Technologies in Healthcare Environments”. Andrew is a high-energy professional with a passion for growing early stage businesses and working with innovative technologies.

Prior to joining Binary Fountain, he helped grow OCR Services into one of the leading SaaS providers of global trade compliance solutions in the aerospace and defense industry. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in consumer economics and leadership from the University of Delaware.

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Christopher Keenan, EVP of Customer Success

Chris serves as Binary Fountain’s executive vice president of customer success. He is a seasoned executive with decades of experience in leading customer-driven technology companies to achieve exceptional results while developing and mentoring a quality workforce. In this role, he is responsible for developing, scaling and overseeing account management, managed services and customer care for all customers and employees at Binary Fountain.

Prior to joining Binary Fountain, Chris served in a myriad of executive roles for large corporations, small and mid-sized businesses as well as start-up companies alike. Most recently, he was the vice president at MicroStrategy where he led Customer Success and Technical Account Management for the Global Cloud organization in driving customer satisfaction and retention, revenue growth, contract renewals, and greater customer adoption.

Chris received his Bachelor of General Studies in computer systems applications and business administration from American University and his Master of Business Administration in Systems Theory & Cybernetic from George Washington University.

Aaron Clifford, SVP of Marketing

Aaron serves as Binary Fountain’s senior vice president of marketing. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. In this role, he leads all marketing functions, including brand strategy, demand generation, product marketing and customer advocacy services.

Prior to Binary Fountain, Aaron served as the senior director of digital marketing solutions for HCA, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services. He created the vision for the organization’s enterprise-wide reputation management program and oversaw the management of 800 websites servicing 171 hospitals, 119 free standing surgery centers, 830 physician clinics and multiple business units across the healthcare system.

Aaron received his BS in Management Information Systems from Trevecca Nazarene University and an MBA from Lipscomb University. He is also a graduate of the IT&S Emerging Leaders Program and was the 2013 Nashville Technology Council’s Social Media Strategist of the Year.

Licia Salice-Jarisch, SVP of Finance

Licia is responsible for the finance and accounting functions, investor relations, human resources, procurement and cash management.

Formerly Licia was the Treasurer of Vubiquity, the largest global provider of multiplatform video services and was instrumental in securing VC seed financing. Prior to Vubiquity, Licia served in various leadership positions at Intelsat, the leading provider of satellite services worldwide, most recently as the Director of Finance and Business Planning for the video media business unit.

Licia received her Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics, and she is a CFA® charterholder.


Sunil Kumar, Head of India Operations

Sunil has over 18 years of experience in software product development, software services delivery and has led large development initiatives for multinational organizations in the US and India. His expertise includes solution design, systems architecture, project management and resource management (with P&L responsibility).

He was previously Director of Product Development for Dow Jones’ Licensing Services and as Director – Delivery for Zafin Labs, Sunil as been leading the loyalty solutions delivery team.

Sunil holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangalore University, INDIA.

Guru Mandavia, VP of Engineering

Guru Mandavia serves as Binary Fountain’s vice president of engineering. He comes from a deep healthcare background with experience on both consumer and enterprise environments. In this role, he oversees the engineering, security and network operations for Binary Fountain. He is passionate about building and leading high performing engineering teams to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges.

Prior to Binary Fountain, Guru served as the vice president of engineering at Remedy Health Media.

Guru holds an MS in Computer Science from American University and a B.E. in Electronics and Communication from Gujarat University.

Kate Slonaker

Kate Slonaker, VP of Growth Initiatives

Kate serves as Binary Fountain’s vice president of growth initiatives. She brings more than 15 years of experience in developing and marketing SaaS products. In this role, she will be bringing new products to market and connecting customers with solutions that address their most pressing business needs.

Prior to joining Binary Fountain, Kate held several executive roles in healthcare and technology companies. Most recently, she was the vice president of marketing at Privia Health, where she developed their corporate, B2C and B2B marketing strategies, growing its physician network from inception to more than 2,000 physicians and 7 million patients in just four years.

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Virginia and her Master of Business Administration in International Business and Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Michael Grant, VP of Sales

Michael Grant serves as Binary Fountain’s vice president of sales. He brings more than 18 years’ of successful sales and marketing leadership experience across early stage and growth organizations. Michael is responsible for leading, developing and executing sales and marketing strategies for the overall revenue growth at Binary Fountain. Michael has held sales and executive sales leadership roles at cloud and IT organizations including IBM, Verizon iland, Virtacore and Hosting.

Michael received his BA from Boston College and attended Loyola’s MBA program between 2007-2008.

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