Board Members

Lester Firstenberger

General Counsel

Lester is recognized nationally as a regulatory attorney and expert in consumer finance, securitization, mortgage, and banking law.  In a variety of capacities, over the past 30 years as an attorney, Mr. Firstenberger has represented the interests of numerous financial institutions in transactions valued in excess of one trillion dollars.  He was appointed to and served a three-year term as a member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  He has extensive governmental relations experience in the US and Canada at both the federal and state and provincial levels.

Shamshad (Sam) Ansari

President and CEO

Shamshad(Sam) Ansari cofounded Accure. He has been leading the company as the President and CEO. He has raised Accure from startup to a self-sustainable company by building a winning team and acquiring customers from across the globe.

Shamshad has written a book “Building Computer Vision Applications using Artificial Neural Networks”. 

He has technical expertise in the area of AI, big data, cognitive science, deep learning, computer vision and machine learning. He also spearheaded the development of Accure’s AI platform, Momentum, and analytics applications.

Prior to Accure, he worked as the principal architect and director of engineering at Apixio and was instrumental in building big data analytics platform for healthcare. He also co-authored four US patents in the area of big data healthcare analytics. He also worked at IBM.

Sam has a Master’s degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Kerala (IIITM-K) and Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Bihar Institute of Technology Sindri (BIT Sindri).

Moghisuddin Raza

Cofounder and COO

Mogishuddin Raza is a technology leader. As the COO of Accure he is having global product delivery responsibility along with overall strategic and operational responsibility.

Having extensive background in technology product development and integration, in particular to Enterprise storage, virtualization, cloud computing, high availability & business continuity technology/solutions, and Big Data & related technologies. Has been passionate and evangelizing the usage of Big data technologies using Momentum to implement advanced analytics (descriptive and predictive) to directly impact the business via an intuitive set of use cases.

Having approximately two decades of experience in high-tech industries which includes big MNCs corporate like EMC Corp and Hewlett-Packard to mid-size organization such as Netkraft, Trados Inc driving transformation in strategizing, planning and architecting product engineering, execution and delivery of high quality products releases within budget & time.

Skilled in all aspects of big MNCs as well as company startups and growth including: strategizing, business planning, market research, finance, product development and profit margins & revenue management. Excellent leadership and people motivation skills. Expert in managing cross-functional, cross cultural global team and building strategic partnership in the global virtual matrix team environment.

Overall, a senior software business professional, skilled in the management of people, resources and partnerships which enables building an eco system for a winning organization.


Gregory Sauter

Smart City Infrastructure Advisor

David Hyeman

Smart City Security Advisor

Robert Mazer

Smart City Compliance Advisor

Data Science and Technology Leaders

Chaitanya Anumalasetty

Technology Lead

Seasoned programmer, problem solver, and a great leader. Admired by peers and customers and always meet their expectations.

Puneeta Verma

Principal Data Architect

20+ years of experience in data architecture, ETL, and visualization. Solved some of the toughest data problems. A great leader and team player.