Hesom Parhizkar

CTO

Hesom is the Chief Technology Officer of Wela. As CTO, Hesom is responsible for developing the company‚Äôs long-term technology vision, driving technology strategy, and overseeing the overall architecture and technology standards. He has over 16 years of experience in the definition, design, and development of enterprise software solutions including SaaS Agile development, software strategic planning, product development management, and corporate IT infrastructure and technology initiatives. His background consists of extensive full life cycle software development and implementation experience combined with executive leadership in the institutional investment, engineering, media, and finance sectors. Prior to joining Wela, Hesom most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Technology at eVestment in which he helped led the overall technology strategy, architecture, and goals for eVestment’s global SaaS product offerings. In this role, he was responsible for aligning technology roadmaps with overall business goals, leading new product innovations, vendor management, and hardware and software implementations. Prior to that, he served as Software Development Manager as well as Scrum Master at eVestment in which he led the deployment of eVestment products with his expertise in agile development methodologies. Hesom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University. He also serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Information Technology Department Kennesaw State University and is a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). When he is not working, Hesom enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid NBA fan.