About us

Deccan International’s mission is to provide the powerful tools Fire & EMS leaders need to make the right decisions for their communities. We create smart, easy-to-use software that takes the guesswork out of managing Fire & EMS services.

Deccan International was founded in 1995 by Latha and Raj Nagaraj. It began when Raj was working for the government of the District of Columbia, where he was tasked with improving the metropolitan police department’s handling of 9-1-1 calls. Raj proposed substituting consulting reports with an unprecedented map-based station and apparatus analysis tool. District Fire Chief Otis Latin began testing Raj’s proposal to explore alternate scenarios for his own department. Impressed with the results, Chief Latin invited Raj to present at the Metro Fire Chief’s Conference where the tool was successfully embraced. Fire chiefs nationwide asked if such a tool could be built for their own agencies. With the encouragement of first responders in both Fire & EMS, Raj and Latha soon launched Deccan International. Deccan not only offered modeling software analysis tools for Fire & EMS departments, but also performed consulting and project management, through which first-class client support quickly became the company’s trademark.

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Latha and Raj Nagaraj

Latha & Raj Nagaraj, Ph.D. founded Deccan International in 1995. Together, they have dedicated more than 20 years to supporting Fire & EMS departments with Deccan’s customized software solutions and unrivaled customer service. Today, through client departments, Deccan decision-support applications collectively serve over 70 million people in the United States and more than 1 in 3 in Canada. As President & CEO, Latha sets the bar for going above and beyond the expectations of Deccan clients by building trusted relationships with Fire & EMS leaders and delivering personalized service to their departments. As Chief Technology Officer, Raj drives the constant innovation behind Deccan’s industry-leading technology with his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and 30+ years of experience in development and modeling for Fire & EMS operations. Together, Latha and Raj lead the talented team of “Deccanites” – including passionate Project Managers, innovative Operations Research Developers, and skilled Data Analysts – in Deccan's commitment to helping Fire & EMS departments better serve their communities.

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Jon Elson, JD

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Jon provides leadership, management and vision to Deccan. Jon creates the proper operational controls and reporting procedures needed to effectively grow the organization, ensuring financial strength and operating efficiency.

Meet the Deccan Team

Sales and Marketing

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Jack Breitbeil

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

jackb@deccanintl.com
As VP of Sales and Marketing, Jack manages our sales and marketing team to ensure our sales and marketing initiatives align with Deccan's current and future business goals.

Jack Breitbeil

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Tracy Gonzales

Senior Manager, Sales Support

As Senior Manager, Sales Support, Tracy provides daily strategic and operational support for both the sales and marketing team. She works closely with our sales and project management teams to ensure the needs of our incoming clients are understood and met, and is our main point of contact anything RFP or Grant related.

Tracy Gonzales

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Brian Dunkle

Regional Sales Manager, West

briand@deccanintl.com | 858.732.1567
As Regional Sales Manager, West, Brian is responsible for the full scope of the sales process, building and maintaining strong relationships with current and new clients, as well as our industry vendor partners.

Brian Dunkle

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Jessica Smith

Director, Marketing

As Marketing Director, Jessica manages Deccan’s marketing initiatives, coordinates our branding and messaging efforts, and is also responsible for the overall planning and execution of our annual user conference.

Jessica Smith

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Greg Bonner

Regional Sales Manager, Eastern

gregb@deccanintl.com | 858.740.8210
As a Regional Sales Manager, East, Greg is responsible for the full scope of the sales process, building and maintaining strong relationships with current and new clients, as well as our industry vendor partners.

Greg Bonner

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Julia Muro

Digital Marketing Strategist

As Digital Marketing Strategist, Julia plans, creates and implements Deccan's overall digital and social marketing strategies in order to expand our online presence and promote business growth in alignment with our overall marketing goals and objectives.

Julia Muro

Project Management

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Monica Peeters

Director, Project Management

As the Director of Project Management, Monica supervises and manages Deccan's team of Project Managers to ensure that all client needs are met. Along with guiding our clients through the process of successful application builds, Monica provides technical and organizational leadership.

Monica Peeters

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Michal Moser

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Michal focuses on building and maintaining client relationships. He is responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing client projects, and ensuring the success of Deccan's application installations.

Michal Moser

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Robin Clift

Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager, Robin guides our clients through the initial process of a successful application build and maintains an ongoing partnership with our clients, while also providing technical and organizational leadership.

Robin Clift

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Kevin O'Connell

Project Manager

As a Project Manager, Kevin focuses on building and maintaining client relationships. He is responsible for planning, executing, and finalizing client projects, and ensuring the success of Deccan's application installations.

Kevin O’Connell

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Sruti Elson

Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager, Sruti guides our clients through the initial process of a successful application build and maintains an ongoing partnership with our clients, while also providing technical and organizational leadership.

Sruti Elson

Product Development

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Aradhya Agarwal

Director, Product Development

Aradhya drives our product development and innovation. As Product Development Director, he ensures both the quality and integrity of current Deccan applications, while keeping up-to-date on the needs of our clients to develop new solutions.

Aradhya Agarwal

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Jamie Swartz

Director, Special Projects

As Director of Special Projects, Jamie guides our clients through the process of new application builds, while providing technical and organizational leadership. Jamie is also our Deccan lead in building relationships with key stakeholders at Queensland Ambulance Service in Australia (QAS), helping them to develop high-level, technical expertise of Deccan’s product suite.

Jamie Swartz

Advanced Analytics and Development

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Apurba Nandi, PhD, Industrial & Systems Engineering

Director, Advanced Analytics and Development

Apurba oversees a team of experts in Operations Research Development and Software Development, all working together to enhance our current Deccan applications, as well as to develop new products to meet the changing needs of public safety.

Apurba Nandi

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Hardik Patel

Senior Software Developer

As a Senior Software Developer, Hardik designs systems and functionality to integrate with existing Deccan products. He is involved in developing web applications, as well as front-end client browser-based GUIs.

Hardik Patel

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SAHANA RAVIKUMAR

Senior Software Developer

As a Senior Software Developer, Sahana designs systems and functionality to integrate with existing Deccan products. She is involved in developing web applications, as well as front-end client browser-based GUIs.

Sahana Ravikumar

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Anirudh Srivathsan

Software Testing Engineer II

As a Software Test Engineer, Anirudh works closely with both the Advanced Analytics & Development and Tactical Analyst departments to run experiments and tests on product enhancements, updates and new developments.

Anirudh Srivathsan

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Yuan Yi PhD, Decision Sciences & Engineering Systems

Senior OR Scientist/Data Scientist

As a Senior OR Scientist and Data Scientist, Yuan's work enhances our current applications as well as helps to develop new products. He works closely with other OR and software development staff and analysts.

Yuan Yi

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Chirag Shah

Senior Software Developer

As a Senior Software Developer, Chirag designs systems and functionality to integrate with existing Deccan products. He is involved in developing web applications, as well as front-end client browser-based GUIs.

Chirag Shah

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LESTER LI

Software Testing Engineer/ IT Specialist

As our Software Test Engineer and IT Specialist, Lester ensures the quality of our software with rigorous testing and timely deployment through automation, while also maintaining the company's day-to-day IT needs.

Lester Li

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Maryam Torabbeigi

OR Scientist/Data Scientist II

As an OR Scientist and Data Scientist, Maryam's work enhances our current applications as well as helps to develop new products. She works closely with other OR and software development staff and analysts.

Maryam Torabbeigi

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Xristopher Somera

Software Testing Engineer II

As a Software Test Engineer, Xristopher works closely with both the Advanced Analytics & Development and Tactical Analyst departments to run experiments and tests on product enhancements, updates and new developments.

Xristopher Somera

Strategic Analysts

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DANITH HAM

Director, Strategic Support

As Director of Strategic Support, Danith is responsible for the oversight of our Strategic Support division and provides day-to-day guidance to, and management of, Deccan's Strategic Analysts who provide strategic support to our software applications.

Danith Ham

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MANEESHA SATYANARAYANAN

Analyst II, Strategic

As a Strategic Analyst, Maneesha inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements, and configures Deccan products for delivery.

Maneesha Satyanarayanan

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Zexu Chen

Analyst I, Strategic

As a Strategic Analyst, Zexu inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements to configure Deccan products for delivery.

Zexu Chen

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Ken Deng

Senior Analyst, Strategic

As a Senior Analyst, Ken inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements and configures Deccan products for delivery. Ken is also responsible for taking client-provided incident and station data, utilizing SQL and database knowledge, to derive the client's current dispatch performance.

Ken Deng

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Hanlu Huang, PhD, Coastal Geology

Analyst I, Strategic

As a Strategic Analyst, Hanlu inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements to configure Deccan products for delivery.

Hanlu Huang

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ANLIN MAO

Strategic Analyst I

As a Strategic Analyst, Anlin inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements to configure Deccan products for delivery.

Anlin Mao

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Yunjie Zhang

Senior Analyst, Strategic

As a Senior Analyst, Yunjie inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements, and configures Deccan products for delivery.

Yunjie Zhang

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Jingxi Zhao

Analyst I, Strategic

As a Strategic Analyst, Jingxi inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements to configure Deccan products for delivery.

Jingxi Zhao

Tactical Analysts

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JIEMEI ZHANG

Lead Tactical Analyst

As Lead Tactical Analyst, Jiemei manages the entire Tactical Analyst team by providing guidance, assigning daily work, and balancing workload, in addition to inspecting, analyzing, and processing various types of data sets and GIS files with client requirements to configure Deccan products for delivery.

Jiemei Zhang

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YI-TING CHUANG

Senior Analyst, Tactical

As Senior Analyst, Yi-Ting inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements and configures Deccan products for delivery. Yi-Ting is also responsible for taking client-provided incident and station data, utilizing SQL and database knowledge, to derive the client's current dispatch performance.

Yi-Ting Chuang

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Yichao Li

Analyst II, Tactical

As a Tactical Analyst, Yichao inspects, analyzes, and processes various types of data sets and GIS files, along with client requirements, and configures Deccan products for delivery. She understands the client's business rules and product requirements and creatively translates those requirements to configure Deccan software for the clients optimal use.

Yichao Li

Admin

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Pang Moua

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

As the Office Manager and Executive Assistant, Pang provides support to the President/CEO and Cheif Technology Officer. Pang works with internal departments, clients, and vendors as an accounting liaison and assists Sales and Operations with project milestones.

Pang Moua

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VIVIAN TOMA

Human Resources Manager

As our Human Resources Manager, Vivian assists our team members with benefits, administration, recruitment, and employee development.

Vivian Toma

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Morton Hallaender

Controller

As Controller, Morton oversees all financial and accounting functions at Deccan.

Morton Hollaender