Executive Team

CloudSparse, Inc established in September 2007. Since then, the company has been growing worldwide, with a management team that represents some of the most experienced technology professionals in the industry.

Board of Directors

  • Anjana, Director

  • Vinay, Scientist and Director

Executive Officers

  • Amit Vikas, President

  • James Espeland, CTO

  • Vern Turner, COO

Amit Vikas


As president of CloudSecure, Inc., Amit Vikas is responsible for the company's day-to-day operations.

Amit holds a bachelor's degree and has more than 25 years of proven experience in solving business challenges with innovative enterprise solutions aligning business needs to IT capabilities.

As global cloud software leader, he had led a team to devise a framework to create a number of service offerings in the area of Enterprise Architecture, Cloud Computing, SOA, Middleware, Portal, Enterprise Content Management, Performance Engineering, and e-Commerce. He led numerous architecture reviews/assessments to validate the architecture/design, identify violations of commonly accepted best practices, assist in technology selection/justification, performance and scalability. He has extensive development operations and management experience in the government sector. He is responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships for the benefit of CloudSparse's growth.

James Espeland


Since joining CloudSparse, James Espeland has helped grow the company from a cloud start-up to a global leader in technology. He is responsible for the external matters of CloudSparse: building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.

James oversees the company's technical and business strategy. Under his leadership, CloudSparse dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation.

James is a software veteran with more than 30 years of experience. Prior to joining CloudSparse, Inc., James was an architect at RightNow Technologies, Inc. since 2000, and an architect at Hewlett-Packard Company. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.

Vern Turner


Vern oversees revenue and customer operations, as well as acquisitions, mergers and partnerships. Since joining CloudSparse, he has held several positions with the company. Most recently, he led CloudSparse's operations and was responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in several regions for the benefit of CloudSparse's growth.

Prior to joining CloudSparse, he started his career working with HighGain Tech in Nebraska in 1964. Vern moved to Rapid City, SD to start electrical and mobile business in 1975. He founded and operated Northsore Lanes, Bigfork MT from 1981 to 1985, while there, he spearheaded the gaming business. Vern held management positions at General Motors at Hamilton MT for more than a decade.