Prasantha Fernando

VP Operations

Mr. Fernando has more than 20 years of experience in software development, project management and operations. He has extensive design and implementation experience, management of offshore resources and also managing teams of software developers. HIs experience and expertise extend to optimal use of resources and workforce of the company, implement policies and directives to keep up with the operation of the organization. His knowledge of working through cross cultural barriers and diplomacy has made him an integral part of the top management. He continually introduces new technologies to be on top of the IT sector.

Before joining Ontash, Mr. Fernando worked for the City of New York Human Resources Administration’s funded program BEGIN Managed Programs for ten years, seven of which he served as a Senior Director. During this period he managed multiple programs, services and administrative units. He was recognized by his supervisors for his contributions during this period. He was the Founder and Managing Director of Span Computers, a small full service IT company located in Sri Lanka before he moved to New York in 1989.

Mr. Fernando has a master’s degree in Administration and a BSc in Business from the State University of New York.  He has earned many certificates and diplomas, including A+ Certified Technician, Diploma in Computer System Design, Certified Entrepreneur. In addition he has certifications in Managing Change, Delegation Essentials, Cross-cultural Communication, Diplomacy and Tact. He was among the “Who’s Who among American Universities” US national publication, selected member of GOLD Leadership team and also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society.