Vipin has over 25 years of experience in building and delivering technology solutions for Fortune-50 sized global organizations as well as small/medium sized companies and the public sector. Prior to founding Instant Systems, he was the Chief Technology Officer and VP of Products for PublicBuy.Net, a leader in electronic procurement in the state government, and its associated entity for airport procurement systems, AirportLink. Vipin played a key role in PublicBuy’s acquisition by Tier Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: TIER), a government sector financial systems company, in May 2004. Vipin came to PublicBuy in November 2001 as a result of its acquisition of Simplexis, where as the CTO and VP of Engineering, Vipin helped raise over $35 million in the first round from well-known venture capital firms including Internet Capital Group (ICG) and General Electric (GE) Equity. Prior to Simplexis, Vipin reported to the CIO/CTO at Bechtel Group, the well-known engineering-procurement-construction firm with $16 billion in annual revenues, where he managed enterprise-wide development and worldwide implementations of project control/management systems and procurement/supply chain systems. Vipin led the development and implementation of Bechtel Group’s world-class supply-chain systems that currently track well over US$10 billion/year in global procurement.