Apolis is a global IT consultancy that seamlessly integrates experts and leading-edge solutions into your organization so you can focus on what really matters.
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.
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 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.
Over thirty years’ experience in the IT industry including the domestic and international markets, working with companies from SMB to Fortune 100 size and scope. Eighteen years with one of the largest global technology companies, including the responsibility to introduce new service offerings as VP of Worldwide Sales and the launch of one of the first cloud-based application hosting and management services for enterprise level ERP implementations. In addition to delivering solutions and value to clients, his experience is that of a buyer and implementer. Contributing to the IT transformation of a Fortune 500 company from the initial planning, economic evaluations, solution vendor & consultant selection; project coordination through implementation and global go live. Ray considers having experience as a buyer and provider of solutions instrumental to his commitment to customer satisfaction and building trusted long term relationships.
With more than 20 years of experience in strategic sales, management, delivery and executive leadership, Michael brings his established and respected track record to the Apolis sales team—directly managing the team and overseeing its program implementations, strategy development, business planning and training. Michael’s accomplishments throughout his esteemed career have included the creation of successful sales teams, the opening of new metro markets, enterprise-wide sales training, MSP/VMS program development and implementation, recruitment of top talent, and sustained revenue growth and cost containment. With a reputation built on a strong work ethic and unwavering integrity, Michael is an accomplished industry professional whose passion spreads to both his clients and colleagues.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising from California State University, Fullerton.
Timothy has spent the last 20 years in IT recruitment, providing top IT professionals to Fortune 1000 companies across multiple industries. He has successfully led his teams through exceeding budgeted revenues and recruiting metrics/KPI by partnering with hiring managers and sales on market intelligence, recruiting strategies and hiring processes. Prior to joining Apolis, Timothy spent nearly a decade as the recruiting director for Volt Workforce Solutions, where he provided ongoing training, development and mentoring to the recruiting teams on processes, new technologies and best practices to maximize sourcing and fulfilment success.
A Southern California native, Timothy holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach.
With more than 30 years of experience in the IT field, Dave has spent nearly 20 of them with Oracle Corporation in several leadership positions from global product support to managed cloud services. For the past decade, Dave was responsible for Oracle’s western U.S. portfolio of cross-industry hosted and managed services customers, which included manufacturing, financial, healthcare, life sciences, higher education, state and local government, retail and telecommunications—industries in excess of $80 million dollars. In addition to his invaluable knowledge and experience, Dave brings to Apolis a passion for extreme customer service and for developing strategic and trusted advisor relationships that result in high customer satisfaction and retention rates.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in business information systems from The University of Phoenix as well as Master of Science in computer information technology from Regis University.
With more than 12 years of experience working in all aspects of human resources in various industries including e-commerce, technology, consulting and apparel, Hannah is adept at developing and implementing key HR processes and programs to support employees, build culture and drive organizational growth. Prior to joining Apolis, she served as the director of human resources of McChrystal Group, a leadership development and management consulting first based in Washington, D.C. Hannah is passionate about employee development and happiness and is committed to proactive and responsive understanding of employee and business needs.
Hannah holds a master’s degree in human resources management from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.
In 1997, 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.
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.”