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Alumnus Raman Ohri Named President of Software Engineering Professionals

January 14, 2015

Raman Ohri

Raman Ohri

Computer engineering alumnus Raman Ohri has been appointed president of Software Engineering Professionals (SEP), a leader in custom software development.

Since starting with SEP in 1993, Ohri has climbed the leadership ranks within the Carmel, Indiana-based company. He started as a software engineer before helping create new products and systems in industries such as automotive, medical, pharmaceutical, and aerospace.Ohri most recently served as vice president of engineering.

"I've grown up in SEP's culture and could not be more excited about continuing what we have created here," says Ohri, a 1993 Rose-Hulman graduate. "We've built a truly special place and I look forward to building on our great foundation."

During his tenure, Ohri spearheaded SEP's recruiting and professional development efforts, focusing the company on slow but strategic hiring practices. He was instrumental in bringing the lean and agile movement to the company, helping it become a nationally recognized thought leader.

Ohri has also been critical to business development initiatives, and led the effort to secure SEP's largest client to date.

"From recruiting to employee development, from managing projects to leading us into new markets, Raman has made us better and will continue to do so in this new role," says previous SEP president Jeff Gilbert, who will remain as chief executive officer. This continues a succession plan that has been his top priority since adopting an Employee Stock Ownership Plan in 2010.

"One of my personal secrets to success has been to hire good people and put them in a position to make SEP better," says Gilbert in a company news release. "Being a culture-based company, it was imperative that our next president really understood SEP at a fundamental level—our history, our values, and our vision."

SEP is a privately held software product design and development company with 100 employees. It collaborates with many Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies to develop new software systems and products for business, data and safety critical applications.