GCOM Software, a leading provider of tailored technology solutions for state and local governments nationwide, today announced the hire of Rahul Puri as the company’s new Chief Product Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Puri is responsible for ensuring that GCOM’s product portfolio meets customer and market demands. He works across teams to build business cases, roadmaps, go-to-market strategies, and platforms that enable GCOM’s customers to be successful.
Puri has extensive experience building technology products for state and local government, and brings more than 20 years of experience working with organizations around the globe to lead innovation in technology strategy, digital transformation and product management in industries spanning public sector, healthcare and media.
“The deep expertise and proven track record Rahul brings to GCOM are essential to our mission of designing innovative, leading-edge technology solutions that our state and local government customers need and expect,” said Kamal Bherwani, CEO of GCOM Software.
“I share GCOM’s deep commitment to providing technology solutions that enable governments to serve their citizens more efficiently and effectively,” said Rahul Puri, CPO of GCOM Software. “I look forward to designing and building next-generation products that our government customers love.”
Prior to joining GCOM, Puri led teams at the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunication (DOITT) in New York City, which designed and implemented numerous cornerstone enterprise platforms, including the city’s first integrated collaboration tool that allowed NYPD’s Special Victims Unit and the Administration of Children Services to share critical data about child abuse. As the former Chief Software Architect for the City of New York’s Health and Human Services, Puri architected and implemented systems that helped redefine the use of technology and data in health and human services agencies in New York City.
Puri’s experience extends internationally as well, as he spent four years in Madrid as the Director of Digital Innovation for Grupo Prisa, the world’s largest Spanish-speaking media company. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer of Magine, a digital streaming media company based in Stockholm, where he was responsible for the architecture, buildout, and operations of Magine’s global platform.
Puri received a B.S. in Chemistry from Binghamton University and an MBA from IE Business School and Brown University.
About GCOM Software
GCOM delivers innovative, tailored technology solutions to state and local governments nationwide, with a focus on modernizing legacy IT systems in the public health, social services, public safety, licensing and permitting, and cybersecurity markets. Combining the resources and capabilities of a large systems integrator with the agility and accessibility of a tight-knit and nimble team, GCOM offers state and local government leading-edge, scalable solutions to enhance operational performance and improve the constituent experience.