Management

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

HouseCallsNow Inc. is a corporation governed by its Board of Directors. The members of the Board are also the Founding Members of the Corporation.

Venkatraman Sadanand BS, MS, PhD, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, FAANS

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Venkatraman Sadanand is a specialty board certified, Attending Paediatric Neurosurgeon with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras India, an MD from the Faculty of Medicine University of Toronto, Canada and an MS and PhD in economics and game theory from the California Institute of Technology, USA. He is sub-specialized in pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. He has practiced neurosurgery in Canada, India and the U.S.A. 
 
He was on the faculty in the Business School at the University of British Columbia and the University of Guelph in Canada and on the Medical faculty at the University of Saskatchewan, Loma Linda University and the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences. He served as a Research Associate in Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. 
 
He has an extensive research record with over 90 publications in prestigious international journals, has been awarded 14 research grants and presented his research in 70 national and international scholarly conferences in the fields of economics, game theory, medicine, neurosurgery and computer science. He has also worked on brain-computer interfaces and has a patent pending in that field. 
 
He was bestowed the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and was nominated for the Order of Ontario, the highest civilian award in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Dr. Mohan Ananda BS, MS, PhD, JD

Director

mohanDr. Mohan Ananda was the founding Chairman, CEO, and President of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) and he currently sits on its Board of Directors. Stamps.com is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions and was the first ever USPS-licensed vendor to offer PC Postage® in a software-only business model. Stamps.com utilizes technology developed by Dr. Ananda that is protected by a number of U.S. patents. Dr. Ananda was instrumental in raising more than $450 million of capital for the company through private and public offerings.

Dr. Ananda, currently is chief executive officer of SecondOpinionExpert, Inc., an online technology platform that provides direct health services and customizable software allowing healthcare networks to provide their own health services.

Dr. Ananda was also the founder and director of a European-based venture capital firm, JAB Holdings Ltd. JAB Holding's capital was raised through a public offering in the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in the United Kingdom. Dr. Ananda was responsible for JAB Holdings' investment in RM Auctions, a company that is active in auctions of high-value automobiles. Dr. Ananda was also a founder of Envestnet (NYSE: ENV), which is a leading provider of integrated portfolio, practice management, and reporting solutions to financial advisors and institutions. Dr. Ananda served on the Board of Directors of Envestnet for a number of years. He is also Chairman and CEO of Ananda Enterprises, Inc. a California-based firm that provides technology and management consulting services. Dr. Ananda has been a partner in the law firm of Ananda & Krause and has been licensed to practice law in California since 1986.

Dr. Ananda also had an illustrious aerospace career, which has included working for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and for the Aerospace Corporation, a civilian U.S. Air Force think tank dedicated to that military branch's space programs. Dr. Ananda was a primary architect of the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) for the U.S. Department of Defense. He has published scientific papers in various prestigious scientific journals and holds a number of U.S. and foreign patents.

He currently sits on the boards of a number of companies and works very closely with the investment community, including investment banks and venture capital firms. Dr. Ananda is also the Chairman and CEO of the Ananda Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization.

Dr. Ananda obtained his Doctorate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in Astro-dynamics and Control. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of West Los Angeles. He received his Master's of Science degree in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena and his Bachelor's of Science degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology in Coimbatore, India.

Dr. Aroon Yusuf BSc, MS, MD, PhD

President and Chief Financial Officer

dr-aroonDr. Aroon Yusuf completed his undergraduate double specialist program in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto. He went on to complete his doctorate training in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Patholobiogy and obtain his MD degree thereafter from the University of Toronto. During his doctoral training Dr. Yusuf successfully published a number of papers in the field of chemical carcinogenesis. During this time he served on the Associate Member Council and interacted and managed a large number of young investigators. Dr. Yusuf received a number of prestigious awards for his work in cancer research. Dr. Yusuf went on to complete his residency in Plastic Surgery at McMaster University. At this time he continued his research in skin cancers and received the Canadian Society for Plastic Research Award. Dr. Yusuf has continued with research in Stem Cells and has been involved with clinical research for therapies in degenerative diseases. He currently manages and works in a private plastic surgery clinic in Toronto, Ontario. He also continues with his research in cancer and stem cells.

Ajay Ananda BS, MD, FACS

Director

dr-ajayDr. Ajay Ananda is a neurosurgeon who is sub-specialized in complex spine surgery. He graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience from Brown University in Rhode Island before obtaining his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He performed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Thereafter, he was affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as an Attending Neurosurgeon. He is currently an Attending Neurosurgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Ramkumar Rajan

Vice President, Technology

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Ramkumar Rajan has more than 15 years of experience in the information technology sector. He specializes in design, implementation and project management.
Mr. Rajan currently is Vice President of Technology, SecondOpinionExpert, Inc., an online technology platform that provides direct health services and customizable software allowing healthcare networks to provide their own health services. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Product Development at Envestnet (NYSE:ENV), which is a leading provider of integrated portfolio, practice management and reporting solutions to financial advisors and institutions. At Envestnet, he managed product development and research, and designed and led development in building proprietary framework to facilitate investment management advisory business. He was also involved in implementing the access controls, network security and security operations in the organization as part of SAS 70 and SSAE-16 audit guidelines issued by Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (A.I.C.P.A.). Mr. Rajan received his degree in Commerce and Accounting from Kerala University in Trivandrum, India.