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Azhar Mahmood, Partner

Mr. Mahmood, co-founder at 21Tech, has built 21Tech from a startup to a highly successful company that believes in the philosophy: Earn the client’s trust. Mr. Mahmood believes in keeping the business focus while implementing a technology solution. Mr. Mahmood has a Master’s in Computer Science and 19+ years of experience in IT strategies and a technical background, Mr. Mahmood leads the operations and expansion strategy for the company. Mr. Mahmood’s experience includes implementation of Business Intelligence, Enterprise Asset management, Data Warehousing, Business Process Re-Engineering, Data Center Projects, Order Management, Billing and Financials, Workflow and Web based solutions.

Mr. Mahmood brings experience from projects that span fortune 100 companies and public sector. His experience includes multi-channel strategy, vendor selection and management, change management, organization level IT architecture, business process design, audits, surveys and business case development. More importantly, he provides a steady hand and a sure touch to the team and his clients, and has the credibility to deliver complex integration solutions.

Mr. Mahmood’s key clients include Microsoft, Oracle, Accela, AT&T, IBM, Charles Schwab, Franklin Templeton, City and County of San Francisco, City and County of Indianapolis, the Chicago Parks District and the Port of San Francisco.


Dilraj Kahai – Partner

Mr. Kahai, a self-professed passionate IT entrepreneur, has spent 20 years in IT Professional Services, ranging from the financial sector to government services. Mr. Kahai, co-founded 21Tech with his long time college friend. He leads the vision and direction for the company - from specializations, to developing strategic partnerships, to increasing the footprint of 21Tech. With a Master’s in Computer Science and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science, Mr Kahai has honed his craft in the enhancement of business processes, software strategies, and effective Technical ROI. He has led projects with more than 75 engineers in distributed workflow environments, automated solutions, public-private partnerships, data warehousing, Cloud services, Large scale government re-engineering and market branding. More importantly, he has led the company to achieve its goals in becoming trusted partners to clients and explosive growth.

Mr. Kahai’s clients include the City and County of San Francisco, Oracle, City of Indianapolis, AT&T, Levi Strauss, City of Chicago, Microsoft, AT&T and the State of California. He places a high priority on being available and responsive to his clients, and believes in fostering a close partnership with strategic vendor partners including Oracle, Infor, Microsoft, Accela, Manatron, and Adobe.


Brad Baker – Director of Sales

As Director of Sales for 21Tech, Mr. Baker brings over two decades of entrepreneurial management experience in developing successful business opportunities. While managing all aspects of 21Tech’s sales and growth strategy, Mr. Baker has been responsible for ensuring that the sales organization understands and communicates the unique value that 21Tech brings to its customers and business partners. He is also charged with building and maintaining relationships with 21Tech’s largest enterprise accounts and strategic partners.

Since joining the company in 2003, Mr. Baker has led 21Tech’s tremendous growth in the state and local government sector, through securing multiple master procurement contracts with government customers including the City and County of San Francisco, the County of San Mateo and the Judicial Council of California’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Prior to joining the company, he served four years as Director of Sales at Desktop Products, and four years at Computown.


Ali Nasiri –Corporate Architect

Mr. Nasiri is the responsible for architecting software solutions for our customers. Ali is a professional with 22 years of experience in providing software services to his broad range of clients, from semiconductor factory automation to modern office automation solutions. He has worked on all aspects of the software development, from software design and implementation, to architecting standard and customized software solutions, to integration/interfacing of enterprise level software applications for clients.


Ali has a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Vienna University of Technology in Austria. Mr. Nasiri’s broad knowledge across the industries and excellent technical and analytical skills, enable him to create practical solutions for real problems.


Linda Short – Director of Professional Services

Linda Short, as Director of Professional Services, is responsible for acquiring new talent for our amazing 21Tech Professional Services Team. As interim manager of the 21Tech PMO office, Linda streamlines process and standardizes the methodology which leads 21Tech to successful implementations of COTS solutions with the end goal of ensuring client satisfaction.

Linda has over twenty-six years’ experience in the IT development, business analysis and project management. She has extensive experience leading various efforts of full life-cycle implementations. Linda has the ability to understand client requirements and expectations; she has provided exceptional service for clients such as the Port of Portland, Port San Francisco, Transcanada Pipeline, Daisybrand and Sauder.