Schellman Appoints Chief Product & Technology Officer to Support Digital Transformation

Roopa Sudheendra to lead technology and product development as the company continues to strengthen its leadership team

TAMPA, Florida, November 17, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tampa-based Schellman, a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, announced that Roopa Sudheendra has joined as the first Chief Product and Technology Officer. As a new member of the executive team, Sudheendra will help define the vision for Schellman’s product development as the company enters an exciting phase of growth. The company’s new and first CPTO will lead the expansion of the product development team, having joined Schellman with several years of product development and management experience.

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“Roopa offers an impressive track record of tackling technology challenges at scale, enabling product and technology teams to keep creativity and innovation at the heart of everything they do,” said Avani Desai, CEO of Schellman. “His extensive knowledge of building cutting-edge technology products and leading large engineering, product and design teams will advance our vision to build the right solutions that meet the needs of our people and our customers.”

Desai, along with the rest of the management team, welcomes Roopa to the executive team with optimism and enthusiasm, and Sudheendra herself is eager to get started.

“I am passionate about solving customer challenges and simplifying experiences through innovative products and solutions that help entrepreneurs and other small and medium-sized businesses succeed,” said Sudheendra. “I have a long-standing admiration for Schellman and am thrilled to be a part of this world-class team.”

Sudheendra holds a master’s degree in distributed computing from DePaul University. At Schellman, she will report to Debbie Zaller, the company’s chief operating officer, and will be based in Chicago, Illinois.

About Schellmann:

Schellman is a leading global provider of attestation, compliance and certification services. Operating as an alternative practice facility as Schellman & Company, LLC, a top 100 CPA firm, and Schellman Compliance, LLC, a globally accredited conformity assessment firm, we can offer clients services as a CPA firm, an ISO certification body , a certified PCI Qualified Security Assessor Company, HITRUST assessor, FedRAMP 3PAO, and one of the first CMMC authorized C3PAOs.

Renowned for expertise tempered by hands-on experience, Schellman’s professionals provide superior customer service balanced with ongoing independence. Schellman’s approach builds successful long-term relationships and enables our clients to achieve multiple compliance goals using a single third-party evaluator. For more information, visit

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