Riaz Merchant, President
As President, Riaz is responsible for setting Mertech's direction and overall profitability. Given his extensive knowledge of the database market and being one of the architects of Mertech's ISDBC technology, Riaz is also responsible for setting product directions, marketing and business development.
Riaz is a graduate of Florida International University, Miami. While at FIU, Riaz was involved in research related to application of neural networks to power-load forecasting and has several publications in this area. Before starting Mertech, Riaz worked as a developer at Data Access Corporation, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining DataFlex on Unix platforms.
Shirley Merchant, CFO
Shirley is responsible for Mertech's finances and overall administration. With her extensive background in dealing with Mertech's customers, Shirley is also responsible for sales coordination.
Shirley has a Master's degree in Accounting from Florida International University, Miami. Prior to joining Mertech, Shirley worked as an auditor at BDO-Seidman, Miami, specializing in publicly traded companies.
Jose Antonio Bassi , Managing Director, Mertech Data Systems Brasil, Ltda.
Bassi overseas overall operations of Mertech Brasil and is also responsible for sales and business development activities in Brazil. Prior to joining Mertech Brasil, Bassi maintained his own law practice specializing in corporate and software law. He also served as general counsel for Mertech in Brazil.