Sharad Patney

President & CEO

Sharad founded VLink in 2006 out of a desire to mentor and nurture engineering minds in information technology. He believes in creating an environment where team members feel valued and empowered, which surfaces their strategic and problem-solving capabilities. 

Under Sharad’s aegis, VLink now services a global clientele with over 400 employees worldwide. The company has a well-earned reputation for delivering innovative technology solutions that help businesses in their digital journey. Most recently, the firm’s SimplyEDI product was named Solution of the Year. On the corporate level, VLink is annually named a ‘Top Workplace in CT’. 

Previously, Sharad helped manage the development and implementation of enterprise-wide business intelligence and analytics solutions at United Health Group. He holds an M.S. from the University of Connecticut School of Business and B.E. from the University of Nagpur, MH, India. He now advises the UConn Data Science program and is also a board member of the companies EXCELTO Solutions, Wink and Pout, and Outfy. His motto is “It can be done.”

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