Dr. Param Kumar is the founding president of NirvanaSoft Inc. which designed and marketed the premier software solution for back-office processes including customer service, billing, and settlements for energy service companies.
Param has served on many industry organizations and boards and was involved in the electricity deregulation process since its inception in 1998 as a member of the PJM Restructuring Committee. Param’s clients in the past included some of the most sophisticated retail energy marketers including Con Edison Solutions, PSEG of New Jersey, Constellation, Direct Energy, BP, Calpine, Hess Corporation, Wal-Mart, MidAmerican Energy, Agway Energy Services, EDF Trading North America and Xcel Energy.
Most recently, Param was the Executive Vice President at Hansen Technologies North America, and prior to starting NirvanaSoft, Param worked in the media and telecom industries, with Time Warner Inc. where he held several senior management positions over a period of fifteen years and was last the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations at Warner Music Enterprises.
Param holds an MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University, England and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Columbia University, New York. Besides mathematics and computers, Param claims some degree of expertise in south Indian vegetarian cooking.