Hiren is a business-cum-technology leader with more than 22 years of experience in Capital Markets and IT, a rare combination. In all his prior engagements, he was regarded as a prudent business leader, balancing the needs of the business with innovations supported by technology. In the past, Hiren has held many Senior Management positions including as a CIO of CRISIL Ltd., a Subsidiary of S&P. In his role as President of Net-Square, Hiren leads the business strategy, customer relationship, and corporate functions. He also acts as a Mentor to the entire team in their delivery and ensuring that Net-Square delivers maximum value to its customers.
As an IT leader, he has led many initiatives which have become case studies like Data Center consolidation, IT Infrastructure standardization, Virtualization, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity, Agile based S/w development and ISO 27001 certification. In Information Security, he is considered a pioneer as he started the practice of going through regular penetration testing and vulnerability assessment long before it became a standard practice. He also led to the successful implementation of DLP and IRM. He is also known for building automation solutions and electronic products in the area of equity, fixed income, mutual funds and credit risk management with a unique approach to design, which enabled them to scale easily. Hiren has been invited to share his views on technology and capital markets at various forums including seminars, media publications and also as visiting faculty at IIM (Ahmedabad), a premier Management Institution in India.
Hiren graduated as a Physics and Electronics major from Mumbai University and then qualified as a Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA in the US). He is also a CISA and CGEIT. Hiren strongly believes in customer satisfaction and high quality of delivery. Two values, which are also the "Raison d'être" of Net-Square.