Leadership Team

C. Valliappa

Mr. Valliappa is the founder of the Sona Valliappa Group (an extension of Sona Group). As a well-known industrialist in South India, his interests range from textiles to the construction industry and all the way to information technology.
He has had the privilege of being the President of both the Industrial (Greater Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Trade (Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Chambers of Commerce. C. Valliappa was quintessential in putting India on the IT map when Texas Instruments decided to partner with the Sona Valliappa Group.

C. Valliappa was invited to visit the U.S. as a guest of the White House to understand American business and to identify the future growth of business between India and the US - a rare honor vested on only one businessman each year.

Chocko Valliappa
Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Chocko Valliappa is the moving force behind Vee Technologies USA. Thanks to a wide range of exposure to new technology and software throughout the years, Chocko has accumulated a vast experience in developing and exploring technologies.
As an integral part of the Sona Valliappa Group, Chocko has played a pivotal role in the group's progress and success throughout the years. He has held key positions in administration, international business & operations, corporate affairs, strategic planning & marketing and planning of corporate policies. Chocko possesses an in-depth knowledge of European, Asian & Pan American markets and a comprehensive expertise in forging alliances and joint ventures of strategic importance. Chocko has seen Vee Technologies grow in strength to emerge as one of India's largest companies in the strategic services business. Chocko is one of the founding members of the YEO Bangalore chapter.

Chocko founded Vee Technologies in 2000.

Patrick O’Malley

Patrick has held a wide range of senior executive leadership positions in large companies in the global services industry. His BPO experience includes senior-level positions in marketing, sales, and business development with companies such as Sprint, AT&T, and IBM. As the President of Sprint Business, he was responsible for running a business of 12,000 employees, with an $8 billion P&L, as he directed all wired networking business activities. He re-engineered nuances of the entire product line, established a customer-focused selling environment, and directed lifecycle management of customers, with loyalty based marketing strategies. Before then, Patrick was Senior Managing Partner at AT&T where he was responsible for all AT&T sales, marketing and services support west of the Mississippi. With AT&T, Patrick was a co-founder of AT&T Solutions; and responsible for generating over $4 billion in new services revenue. Prior to AT&T, Patrick worked for IBM for twenty years in various sales, marketing and systems positions. Patrick was a co-founding member of ISSC (IBM Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation) which, over time, evolved into IBM Global Services, a multi-billion dollar business today. Patrick was instrumental in securing, and managing, the new clients that formed the base of the new services arm of IBM. In his last position, as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for IBM Canada, he was responsible for the management of IBM sales/services teams across the ten provinces…providing the generation of many new logos, as well as establishing the infrastructure, to support new clients of IBM services.

Patrick joined as President of Vee Technologies, Inc., in 2010. He holds an MBA from the University of Kansas; and a BA in English (minor in General Science) from St. Louis University.

Carl Marullo
Vice President Business Operations

Carl joined Vee Technologies USA on September 1, 2010 as Senior Director of Client Services. He is responsible for the pursuit and closure of strategic BPO deals which will contribute directly and significantly to the success of Vee Technologies USA. Prior to joining Vee Technologies USA, Carl was with Siemens AG for 7 years as Vice President of Enterprise Accounts and Strategic Engagements where he was responsible for maintaining and growing Siemens’ relationships with its largest and most strategic outsourcing clients. Mr. Marullo was also with AT&T where during his 30 year career there he held numerous positions in sales and sales management. He was a founding member of AT&T Solutions, AT&T’s professional services and outsourcing unit.

Mr. Marullo holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration and has completed a corporate Mini-MBA Program at Penn State University.

Sue Smith
Vice President Finance and Administration

Sue brings a broad spectrum of business expertise and specialized knowledge to Vee Technologies. Her twelve years as a Quality Assurance Engineer and Operations Specialist included the oversight of both industrial and aerospace and defense electronics manufacturing operations. For the next fifteen years, Sue progressed to entrepreneurial ventures and founded and presided over both a creative services corporation and a business services firm. At Vee Technologies, she is able to draw on her technology, operations, and business management acumen as its Vice President Finance and Administration.

Sue holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

Joseph O'Boyle
Vice President Operations and Sales Support

Joe has over 20 years' experience working in a BPO environment. He is responsible for providing operational leadership and direction to the organization. Prior to joining Vee Technologies, Joe was CIO and Executive Vice President for Diversified Information Technologies. In this role, he was one of Vee's first Clients when he outsourced a high volume claims capture process to Vee in 2001. In 2010, he transitioned to Mergers & Acquisitions and led an aggressive growth strategy that resulted in 3 successful acquisitions and new top-line revenue growth of 26% in 10 months. He oversaw P&L, target identification, financial due diligence, purchase negotiations, and post-acquisition assimilation efforts.

Joe joined Vee Technologies in 2012 and received his BS in Computer Science from Moravian College and his MBA from The Wharton School - University of Pennsylvania.

Jeff Shelmire
Vice President Client Services

Jeff is the head of sales and leads the Client Services team at Vee Technologies. His expertise and ability to expand Vee Technologies’ client base into long-lasting relationships brings Vee Technologies ahead of the curve. His experience ranges from large multinational enterprises to start-up companies including sales leadership positions at Convergys Corporation and Fujitsu. Throughout his career, he has built a reputation for implementing successful sales strategies that have netted millions of dollars for some of the world’s most successful BPO and technology companies.
Jeff received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology & Political Science from the University of Colorado and his Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. Jeff Shelmire joined Vee Technologies in 2010.