Meet our
Innovation Team

Amjad Shamim Leadership

Amjad Shamim
Chief Executive Officer

Amjad is responsible for working with the executive leadership of OZ to formulate and execute strategies to enable our clients in the property & casualty insurance, healthcare payors & providers, and travel & hospitality industries to increase customer engagement, experience, and operational excellence by leveraging Intelligent Automation and other digital technologies. He held leadership positions at Care Centric, a large publicly traded software company in healthcare, and Xcelerate, an eCommerce consulting company (acquired by Razorfish).

Amjad has been recognized with several awards, including being named a Broward County Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal, CEO of the Year by Tech America, and a Crystal Award winner for promoting diversity.


Asad Shamim

Asad is one of the founders of the company. He is the leader of the highly successful sister company, Jet Health Solutions, which focuses on providing transformative solutions to the healthcare/insurance industry.


Emmanuel Ramos
Chief Solutions Officer

Emmanuel is an accomplished senior executive with 30+ years of experience leading business operations, P&Ls, and professional services in a diverse range of industries. At OZ, Emmanuel leads the Global Digital Technology Consulting practices. He provides thought leadership to clients, strategic direction for our practices, manages relationships with technology vendors, and partners with other departments at OZ to drive sales, recruiting, consulting, and operational efficiencies. He is responsible for the overall execution of business and technology consulting across a breadth of expertise areas including digital technology strategy & innovation, intelligent workflow automation, data analytics, AI, SAAS, and DevOps.

Prior to OZ, Emmanuel was SVP of Operations at Trellance, President of Aptitude Solutions, and Senior Vice President with the Fortune 500 company, Fiserv. He is a Startup Mentor at the Tampa Bay Wave incubator, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Agile Leader.


Stephane Abitan
Chief Revenue Officer

As the Chief Revenue Officer, Steph brings a wealth of experience and expertise to OZ. With over 20 years of experience in sales, business development, Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Steph is a seasoned executive who has a track record of driving revenue growth and delivering results.

In his role as CRO, Steph is responsible for developing revenue generation strategies, driving revenue growth by identifying new business opportunities, optimizing existing revenue streams, and maximizing profitability across the organization. He works closely with other members of the executive team to align sales goals with overall business objectives and ensure that sales initiatives are aligned with the company’s vision and values.

Prior to joining OZ, Steph held several senior leadership positions at leading companies like ADP, DXC Technologies and most recently Ernst & Young where he played a pivotal role in driving sales and expanding market share. Steph’s strategic mindset, coupled with his ability to build and lead high-performing sales teams, will help OZ achieve its sales goals and grow its customer base.


Doug Cohen
Vice President, Business Development 

As Vice President of Business Development, Doug’s primary role is to interface with the business development, marketing, consulting & leadership teams to bring our digital solutions to market. Working with our consulting and development teams, Doug helps our clients in the property & casualty insurance, healthcare, and hospitality industries determine if Intelligent Automation, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and our integrated technology solutions will help address the challenges in their businesses.

Prior to OZ, Doug was a founding partner of TrialGraphix, a national litigation consulting firm. One of Doug’s primary responsibilities was to establish relationships with insurance carriers as a “preferred provider” of litigation consulting services for in-house legal departments and their national and regional panel law firms. Doug worked closely with senior in-house counsel within insurance carriers and other Fortune 500 clients to set up programs to advise counsel on available technologies and consulting services, with the express goals of streamlining costs, creating efficiencies, and creating measurable ROI. TrialGraphix was acquired by Kroll Ontrack, whose parent company was Marsh McLennan, one of the world’s leading providers of insurance brokerage, risk management, and reinsurance services.


Salina Erazo
Vice President, Marketing

Salina is responsible for the strategic planning, development, and execution of marketing and advertising strategies and tactics that drive growth for the OZ brand including brand awareness, event marketing, and client acquisition. Salina is a strategic, innovative, and performance/data-driven marketing executive with over 15 years of experience in the Financial Services and Insurance industries. Salina holds a Master of Business Administration from California Lutheran University and a Personal Financial Planning Certificate from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.


Jason Milgram
Senior Vice President , Azure Leader

Jason Milgram is a seasoned leader, strategist, and innovator in cloud computing and digital transformation with 25+ years of experience helping clients create exceptional customer experiences through technology and innovation. As the first Azure Leader at OZ Digital, Jason leads a global team of cloud professionals who deliver cutting-edge solutions using Microsoft Azure. He is also a 13-time Microsoft Azure MVP, a prestigious award recognizing his contributions to the Azure community and expertise in Azure strategy and implementation. Jason is also the co-author of the Microsoft Azure Strategy and Implementation Guides, a series of books that provide practical guidance and best practices for Azure adoption and optimization. A former Army Reserve veteran, Jason deeply values integrity, excellence, and teamwork.


Steve Bakanov
Senior Vice President, Digital Solutions

Throughout more than a quarter century working in technology and digital engagement strategy, Steve Bakanov has built a skillset encompassing both broad spectrum of domains (cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics, business intelligence) and industries (financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, government). His leadership positions have included Global Technology, Strategy, and Applications Leader at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Global Senior Applications, Automation, and DevOps Leader at Deloitte. Further, working with Fortune 500 companies, including Pfizer, Aflac, SAP, IBM, Microsoft, Cigna, ABB, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CareFirst, USA Mutual Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Hartford, Deloitte, and AWS, Steve drove digital transformation and deliver innovative solutions to address complex business challenges.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, both a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, and a PhD in business administration.


Sal Cardozo
Senior Vice President, Consulting

Sal is a collaborative leader with extensive experience in the vision, strategy, delivery, and support of innovative and scalable solutions that transform the customer experience and align with business outcomes. He is a change agent that helps his clients drive value and create competitive differentiation.

Sal is a senior consultant in his field with over 15 years of global consulting experience at Accenture, Cambridge Technology Partners, and Capgemini where he delivered various business solutions for leading corporations and governmental agencies in over eight countries. Sal has a combined 12 years of experience in leadership positions at ADT and Ryder.


Murray Izenwasser
Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy

Murray’s role is to understand our clients’ businesses and then determine the best strategies and customer experiences to drive their businesses using all of the real world, digital, marketing, and technology tools available. He takes an approach that encompasses all aspects of an organization: their executive vision, markets, customers, and products, and seeks opportunities to create programs that achieve business goals.

Prior to OZ, Murray held senior positions with some of the world’s largest digital agencies, including Razorfish and Sapient, and co-founded and led a successful digital engagement and technology agency for 7 years. He began his career at Accenture.

Murray has experience across many industries including Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare, Publishing, CPG, and Travel. He is also a frequent speaker at marketing and technology industry events and has organized and hosted sold-out OZ events including the Digital Transformation Forum and the Future of Healthcare Forum.


Paul Bailo, Ph.D
Chief Transformation Officer

Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in Digital Transformation, Marketing, and Business Operations. He has earned deep career success in multiple fields, along with an outstanding industry reputation and important executive roles as Digital Innovator, Strategic Thinker, Change Agent, Customer Champion, Industry Author, and Creative Entrepreneur. He has built and led top-performing teams, start-up entities, and world-class organizations. His background in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. His blue-chip background encompasses Google, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, American Express, GE, Citibank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC Transit Authority, and US Department of Transportation.

Paul has held senior executive positions in digital marketing, managerial analytics, mobile payments, SEO/SEM, customer insights, and emerging payments with innovative Fortune 500 market leaders. His strong business expertise and technology capacity encompasses start-up operations, general management, business growth, and branding strategies. Paul has consistently exceeded mission-critical performance metrics, organizational goals, and business targets, despite highly competitive and rapidly changing market dynamics.


Colleen Taylor
Vice President, Operations

Colleen is in charge of overall operations for OZ. Her focus is to enhance the experience for our employees and suppliers/partners while improving operational efficiency. Her background includes consulting, quality assurance, technical writing, project management, systems implementation and training for major technology vendors in the financial and healthcare industries. Colleen has a passion for quality and has led and implemented operational initiatives at a wide range of companies including Metavante, CareCentric, and Xcelerate.


Imran Sabir
Vice President, Automation & Enterprise Integration

Imran has over 20 years of experience architecting, designing and building enterprise-level applications. He has delivered numerous successful projects for multiple Fortune 500 companies and has been instrumental in leading client-facing RPA and IA projects at OZ. He is a MuleSoft Certified Architect and a MuleSoft Certified Developer. Imran strives to deliver the best quality of work and believes in providing the best value to clients of any work he engages in.