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Amar Shokeen

Chief Executive Officer

Amar Shokeen

A dynamic and hands-on leader who has spent the last three decades growing global businesses, Amar built his extensive experience and knowledge through executive roles at various blue-chip Indian corporations, including HCL Information Systems, CMC and Air India. He co-founded RJT Compuquest (now DBA Apolis) in 1997 with his wife, Rita, and together they have grown the company into one of the foremost SAP and Oracle partners in the western United States.

Amar holds a Bachelor of Science from St. John’s College in India. After moving to the U.S., he earned his MBA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School. An avid reader and world traveller, Amar takes every opportunity to explore new customs, cultures and global business trends.

Rita Shokeen

Chief Operations Officer

Rita Shokeen

A highly seasoned recruiter and expert in strategic partnerships, Rita is a results-driven leader, who has been recruiting and placing IT engineers in temporary positions since 1996. Along with her husband, Amar, Rita co-founded RJT Compuquest (now DBA Apolis) in 1997; and has since successfully leveraged her experience to grow Apolis’ staffing capabilities from the ground up, playing a key role in extending the company’s recruiting arm across the globe, from Chicago and Dallas to Delhi. Her wealth of experience, close industry relationships and innate determination make her an invaluable resource for sales, consulting and recruiting throughout the company.

A trailblazer in her own right, Rita was the first female sales officer for Indian Oil Corporation, the largest oil company in India. She holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from St. Stephen’s College in India. She completed her doctoral studies in strategic planning from Kent State University. After a successful career in sales and marketing in India, she moved to the United States in 1994, where she continues to drive business success today.

Mark Shmagin

Vice President of Operations, Finance & Legal

Mark Shmagin

Mark brings more than a decade of operations, finance, administration and strategic planning experience to the Apolis team. He launched his career in commercial and international banking with a focus on balance sheet and cash-flow financing, international trade finance and asset-based deals. Mark then transitioned to the private sector as Chief Financial Officer of one of California’s largest packaging manufacturers and distributors, for whom he oversaw due diligence assignments including an industry roll-up, buy-side acquisitions, joint ventures and a sell-side assignment. Mark then led several subsidiary startup operations in manufacturing and recycling as Chief Operations Officer of Goodwill Industries.

Mark holds both a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from the University of Southern California. Spanning the rival university gap, he proudly sports his cardinal and blue on game day.

Gaurav Gaur

Vice President - Business Operations

Gaurav Gaur

Gaurav, with two decades of expertise in Business Operations, Delivery, and Strategic Planning, is a key figure at Apolis. As the Business Leader for global entities, he excels in structuring operations, enhancing performance, and driving global business development. Gaurav’s background includes managing large headcounts, SBUs, and global stakeholders. He is dedicated to executing the company’s global strategy, ensuring growth, and maintaining operational excellence. Gaurav delivers positive outcomes through efficiency enhancements and global team alignment. His proven track record includes successful large-scale change management and integration projects, focusing on profitable growth, offshore operations, and process excellence. Gaurav oversees end-to-end Delivery, People management, Margin (P&L), and Operations.

With cross-cultural expertise, Gaurav is a business-focused, results-oriented planner and strategic process improvement strategist. Gaurav proudly brings together his academic accomplishments – a Bachelor’s in Technology and an MBA in Human Resources Management and Services – demonstrating his commitment to excellence and team spirit.

Jyoti Saini

AVP - Global HR

Jyoti Saini

Result oriented Human Resources Leader with 20 years+ experience with an ability to drive business outcomes through talent initiatives. Worked extensively in IT solutions, services and product engineering organizations.Subject Matter Expertise to execute in areas of Talent acquisition, Compensation, Benefits, Performance Management, Policy Making, Employee Engagement and Talent Analytics. Adept at defining a long term vision on the evolution of people practices and work culture in organizations, designed innovative solutions to address key people issues. Experience of managing large headcounts, multiple SBUs and global stakeholders.

Graduated in Economics from Delhi University, MBA from Symbiosis Pune and Executive Post Graduate Program in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

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The Apolis Story

In 1996, our founders Rita and Amar Shokeen created RJT Compuquest, a small IT consultancy devoted to matching talented IT engineers with companies in need. Over the years, RJT grew and branched into RJT Compuquest, RJT Solution Beacon, and RJT Compusolutions to meet the evolving technology needs of SMB and enterprise-level organizations.

In 2018, RJT came together to form Apolis, a 360° IT consultancy. For our clients, we provide a full spectrum of managed services and IT staffing solutions, along with investments in leading-edge technologies. For our global IT talent, we provide specialized training and full-service support. At Apolis, we partner with the brightest hearts and minds of today to face the challenges of tomorrow.

  • Rita Shokeen, Chief Marketing Officer
  • “You can always do more, and you can always be better. But to do so while treating others fairly and with empathy is the greatest achievement of all.”

    Rita Shokeen Co-Founder and COO, Apolis


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