Our People

As a consulting firm, Nimbus recognizes that our people are our strongest asset. We are renowned for our accomplished team and their shared core values. Our people strive to bring excellence with every project by working side by side and utilizing each individual’s expertise. From our consultants to our advisors, we boast a staff made up of seasoned experts committed to professionalism and providing high quality work.

Meet the Nimbus Team

Rajesh Nayak | President & Founder

Rajesh is a software engineer, who has been designing and developing complex IT applications for over 20 years. Rajesh actively consults on strategic IT projects, leads Nimbus’s overall operations and ensures that Nimbus meets its sole objective of meeting or exceeding client requirements.

Richard Payton | ORES Program Manager

Richard is the program manager for one of our client’s most strategic programs. He has over 25 years of experience in supporting top line corporate performance through strategic management of the software development life cycle, requirements definition and analysis, resource planning, budget development, cost analysis, and problem identification and resolution. He has written and produced music appearing on the Billboard Dance Club Charts and in Hollywood movies. He still likes to mix music in his free time.

Manish Nayak | Data Architect, PMP, CSM

Manish has over 17 years of experience in database programming, software development, data architecture with demonstrated capabilities of managing development of software system in an Agile environment. Currently on various consulting assignments related to data analysis, architecting data product and tactical support to our federal clients. He has previously worked with some of industry leaders in commercial space to provide consulting on analysis and development of data solutions with large warehouse and transaction processing systems. In recent years he has been working on healthcare related projects in Medicare and Medicaid space and led team of developers to develop complex and intuitive data solutions for state and federal clients. He likes to research data, patterns and takes perspective approach to make sense of data.

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Robert Thurston

Mr. Thurston has over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing systems for federal and commercial clients pertaining to health care, expert systems, information retrieval and data warehousing systems. His job assignments have included programmer/analyst, development manager, trainer, systems architect, and independent consultant to development teams and well as ‘C” level executives and start-up companies. Since 2010, Mr. Thurston has been performing technical and management duties for ACA Marketplace. Mr. Thurston’s principal duties involved the design and implementation of enterprise architectures, object models and systems integration to support the computing and information needs of the Marketplace. This included the integration of individual Marketplace components as well as the integration with CMS shared services. In addition, he performs the project management and technical duties on software development projects. Mr. Thurston has been a key contributor in several strategic initiatives for our client. His solid work experience is complemented by a strong educational background. Mr. Thurston holds MS degree in the field of Computer Science & BS in Information Systems Management / Operations Research, both from University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD.

Sameer Sarangi | Sr. Software Engineer

Sameer has over 11 years of software development experience in object oriented and procedural programming multi-tier distributed Enterprise applications using Oracle and Syabse technologies. Sameer is highly adaptable and focuses in delivery at our NY area client.