Chief Strategy & Analytics Officer, ViaQuest
Former Value Creation Portfolio CIO / CTO
Sameer partners with Council Capital’s portfolio companies either in a fractional CIO / CTO role or in a strategic advisory capacity. Sameer brings a pragmatic yet innovative vision and a results oriented focus to IT with a rare breadth and depth of experience encompassing data analytics, software development, infrastructure management, digital engagement, information security, and vendor partnerships.
Prior to joining Council Capital, Sameer was CIO / CTO at Onlife Health (a BCBS Tennessee subsidiary), a digital health and wellness company serving 11+ million lives. He has led IT services at multiple billion-dollar organizations and has created world-class startups. Sameer has also gained extensive healthcare experience through his work leading technology teams at MedSolutions (CIO), PureSafety (CTO), and Misys Healthcare Systems (Manager of Software Development).
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT / INTERESTS
Sameer is actively involved in mentoring multiple technology startups in the Nashville area and also in India. He also volunteers at the Technology Advisory Board at the TN Department of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
When not working, Sameer enjoys spending time with family and friends. The Bhargava family enjoys exploring new places and are well travelled globally. Sameer also likes experimenting with Indian cooking and can stir up a mean lamb curry!
Sameer holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, India.