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Who we are
dayakar Dayakar (Day) Veerlapati
President and CEO

In 1987 Dayakar “Day” Veerlapati immigrated to the United States from Jamshedpur, India, with one suitcase and only a few hundred dollars in his wallet. In pursuit of the American Dream, he worked as a software engineer and consultant for Fortune 1000 companies for nearly a decade.

In 1997, Mr. Veerlapati launched S2Tech as an IT outsourcing company with an offshore development center in Hyderabad, India. While S2Tech lowered development costs and took advantage of the time difference, Day insisted on providing excellent quality and delivering 10 times more than what was expected in an effort to “delight” the client. This model propelled the company into the ranks of the Inc. 500 in 2003 and 2004 as well as a Regional Chamber and Growth Association Top 50 technology company.

Mr. Veerlapati believes in a strong educational program for his employees. They receive training in Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Successful People,” technical and industry-related training and leadership skills. He also encourages employees to participate in the Toastmasters program to build their confidence in communications. Veerlapati, himself, is a graduate of the Franklin Covey Seven Habits signature program; Great Leaders, Great Teams, Great Results program; the Dale Carnegie program and is a Competent Toastmaster.

He possesses a master’s degree in Information Management from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s in technology in industrial engineering & operations research from IIT Kharagpur, and a bachelor’s of technology in chemical engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad India.His business education also includes Northwestern University’s Kellogg’s MBE Development Program; Dartmouth Tuck Business School’s MBEP Program, and a Certificate in Management of Information Systems Development.

Wanting to give back to the communities where S2Tech operates, Mr. Veerlapati formed the non-profit Fortune Fund program, which allows employees to select schools or projects that need assistance and contribute their time and money to those efforts. S2Tech matches their financial contributions made through payroll deductions.

Veerlapati is married to Shanta Veerlapati. The couple has two grown daughters and lives in Town and Country, Missouri.

teamBrenda Yockey
Vice President, Resource Management
Brenda has been associated with S2Tech since 2001, and has taken on diverse roles and responsibilities including Human Resources and Business Development. Now, as Vice President of Resource Management, Brenda is responsible for overseeing the “people” side of the organization including HR, Training and Development, Recruiting, and Account Management. It’s no surprise that training is a big part of Brenda’s passion; she earned her degree in Education from Augusta College and had a brief stint as a high school teacher before embarking on her management career in the IT Industry. Now she continues her passion for learning by being a certified facilitator of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, as well as Covey’s Leadership, the 8th Habit. Brenda has also led the development of S2Tech’s Certification training programs which include comprehensive domain training and certification.

Prior to S2Tech, some of Brenda’s background includes working for Consultec as the Manager of Recruiting, and even having her own HR Consulting firm, HR Smart Solutions, where S2Tech was a client. Brenda was impressed by S2Tech’s “Delight the Client” philosophy which influenced her decision to become an S2Tech employee.

Brenda was born in Augusta, GA and, because her father was in the Army, she had the opportunity to travel and live abroad as a child. Brenda and her husband Jim live in Atlanta, GA. Their son Steve, who lives in Los Angeles, is a playwright and television screenwriter.

teamCarri Stephens, PMP, CSM
Vice President, QA & FPP Delivery
Carri Stephens is the S2Tech’s Vice President overseeing Quality Services and Fixed Price Delivery. She is a certified Project Manager Professional, Certified Scrum Master and has extensive experience managing healthcare system development projects utilizing Agile methodology. In her role she is focused on defining the company’s quality solutions including Quality Assurance, Quality Control (Testing Solutions) and Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V). Carri has a track record of success in managing large scale, firm-fixed price projects from start to finish.

Carri graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She began her career in the IT industry in 1998 and before joining S2Tech, served in various roles in government and commercial healthcare including Project Manager and Test Manager over large-scale system development and implementation projects.

teamDoug Hasty
Account Executive
Doug Hasty joined S2Tech in 2016. Serving as an Account Executive, Doug has a background of more than 28 years of professional experience related to software development, implementation and operation of large-scale Medicaid health care systems nationwide. He is responsible for building and maintaining S2Tech accounts, and working to instill the Delight the Client mindset in employees and partners alike.

In addition to Doug’s vast experience in the industry, he is a Certified Project Management Professional since 2007 and earned his Six Sigma Green Belt in 2013. His over 17 years of management experience includes serving in roles from DDI Project Manager, to Operations Systems Manager, to CIO. Geographically, he experience spans the nation in numerous states everywhere from New Jersey to Mississippi to Hawaii, to name a few.

Currently living in the Ridgeland, MS area, Doug calls Thomasville, AL “home”. He and his wife, Ann, have three children and two grandchildren. Doug enjoys spending time with family, reading, and visiting historical sites and old plantations.

teamPriyanka Veerlapati
General Counsel
Priyanka Veerlapati recently joined S2Tech as our General Counsel. She will be working primarily with immigration matters, such as H1B and Green Card, and Service Authorization Agreements. S2Tech is happy to have a lawyer in-house at the corporate office.

Priyanka graduated from St. Louis University (SLU) Law School. She also attended SLU for her undergraduate, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Previously a City Prosecutor for the City of Chicago, Priyanka is happy to return home to St. Louis which is also home to her favorite sports team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Fashion, travel, and her French bulldog are among her favorite interests and pass-times.

teamSrinivas Tutika
Director – Client Relations
Srinivas Tutika is the Director of Client Relations. He joined S2Tech in the spring of 2006, and has gained expertise in several areas of the company throughout his career. He is responsible for working with account managers, coordinators, and other S2Tech leaders to ensure a win-win scenario of clients’ delight and employees’ satisfaction.

In addition to his many years of experience in the industry, Srinivas rounds out his knowledge through education. He earned an MBA degree from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India with specialization in Marketing & Finance. He also earned an MBA degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with specialization in Management Information Systems and General Business Administration.

Srinivas has experience in both government healthcare services and manufacturing industries, and has experience in a variety of company operations including account management, recruiting, infrastructure, human resources, purchasing, finance, marketing and management.

Srinivas currently lives in the St. Louis area with his wife, Padmaja; daughter, Aarushi; and son, Aayush.

team Kim Stratton
Human Resource Manager
Kim has been with S2Tech since November 2003 and is currently the company’s Human Resource Manager. Prior to joining S2Tech, she had several years of experience in the areas of Human Resources, Office Management, Accounting, and Payroll Processing.

Originally from Alexandria, LA, Kim graduated from Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri), located in Warrensburg, MO, with a Bachelor’s degree in Office Administration. She lives in Jefferson City, MO with her son Seth and daughter Chloe.

teamLena Mathis
Immigration Manager
Lena joined S2Tech in the summer of 2006 after completing her Masters in English from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. As Immigration Manager, she is responsible for overseeing S2Tech’s immigration-related matters. She works alongside S2Tech’s Recruiting and Human Resource Managers to ensure efficient processing of work visas, green card filings, and additional government-related filings as they pertain to current and onboarding employees. She also acts as a liaison with the company’s immigration attorneys to provide the most up-to-date and proficient immigration decisions and policies for S2Tech.

Originally from southern Illinois, she is a native to the metropolitan St. Louis area. She currently resides in Kirkwood, MO, and she enjoys travel, photography, and the great outdoors.

teamMohini Gupta
Head – Talent Acquisition
Mohini is the Head of Talent Acquisition, and has been with S2Tech since November 2015. She leads teams in the US and India, and is a strategic growth partner for the company and our clients by attracting the best talent in the industry. She is also managing the implementation of a new, fully-integrated HRMS solution.

Prior to S2Tech, Mohini had over 12 years of multi-business, cross-functional and Global HR experience including Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Development. She was involved in leading people integration, was heading a Global MBA Campus hiring & engagement team, and a member of the Prevention of Sexual Harassment team and the Diversity Council helping to win the US Association of Diversity Council award for two consecutive years for her employer.

Mohini has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Allahabad University in India, and an MBA in HR from T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal, India. She has an interest in psychology and understanding leadership behavior and personality traits. This led her to pursue training and certification in assessment tools such as MBTI, PAPI, and Assessment Centers. Mohini earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications in 2016.

She lives in Clayton, MO with her husband and two children. They have traveled extensively and previously lived numerous places such as in the UK and India.

teamMolly Marroquin
Sr. Manager, Employee Development
Molly is the Sr. Manager of Employee Development, and has been with S2Tech since February 2013. She is responsible for overseeing strategic learning and development, and building employee relationships within the organization. Molly also serves as S2Tech’s partner with the National Medicaid Enterprise Hub (NMEH), which works to promote idea sharing and collaboration between States and Vendors in the Medicaid industry.

Molly earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management from Missouri State University. In school, she was the President of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter, and continues her involvement with the HR community through the St. Louis Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) organization where she serves as the Social Media Chair and helps lead the Young Professional group. In 2015 Molly earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification.

Molly lives in St. Louis, MO and enjoys traveling, running, and hiking. She serves on the Advancement Committee for the Fortune Fund non-profit organization through S2Tech, and enjoys getting involved in social welfare initiatives in the community.

teamSusan Cornock
Office Manager
Susan Cornock has been with the company since 2008. She brings with her experience in Office Management, Accounting/Payroll, and Human Resources. As S2Tech’s Chesterfield, MO. Office Manager, she is responsible for the day-to-day corporate operations and administrative functions.

Susan graduated in 1987 from the Hickey School of Business in St. Louis, MO. She and her husband reside in Fenton, MO with their children, Alexandria and Colton.

teamSwapna Chintakunta
HR Manager and Fortune Fund Coordinator, HDC
Swapna has been associated with S2Tech since 2007. She is now the HR Manager and Fortune Fund Coordinator of S2Tech, HDC. Swapna received her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with specializations in Human Resources, System and Insurance from Siva Sivani Institute of Management in Hyderabad, India. She has experience in recruiting, training and management. Swapna is the first person to earn the Competent Leader award in the Toastmasters International S2Tech Club.

In addition to her duties as HR Manager, Swapna also manages the Fortune Fund, S2Tech’s non-profit organization. She began as a mentor in the program, and now oversees the mentor program that builds supportive relationships between S2Tech employees and the sponsored students.

Swapna is a native and resident of Hyderabad. She likes to travel and spend time with her daughter.

S2Tech, 720 Spirit 40 Park Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63005
Phone: 636-530-9286
Fax: 314-754-9839