Dallas Mobile App Developers - About CopperMobile.com

We take pride in becoming a valued team member of our clients. We help them navigate the ever-changing mobile landscape and become trusted advisors in their technology strategy decisions. And, no other mobile partner can compete with our ability to turn clients' strategies into real business returns. We are the enterprise experts.

CAPABILITIES

Six distinct services means we deliver comprehensive solutions.

Strategy
UI/UX Design
Architecture Design
Development
QA & Testing
Support

At Copper Mobile, we’ve designed our business to be flexible; we know no two business problems are the same. With that in mind, we offer a range of services and engagement models to ensure we have a variety of ways to best serve our clients. Whether you need our help in one specific area or need us to bring all of our capabilities to the table, you can be sure we have the experience, expertise and flexibility to best serve you.

What we do
Mobile App Development Methodology I
Mobile App Development Methodology II Enterprise Product Vision Mobile App Development Methodology IV
Enterprise Product Strategy with Design User Centered Mobile Lifecycle Quality Assurance and Development

OUR TEAM

Copper Mobile Chairman - Arvind Sarin
Arvind Sarin Founder & Chairman

Arvind Sarin is the Chairman of Dallas-based Copper Mobile, a leading enterprise-centric mobile development firm that helps companies solve their business challenges with cutting-edge mobile solutions. He consults regularly with executive leadership from worldwide customers to help create their mobile roadmap and strategy. His experience covers a wide variety of customers

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Co-Founder & CEO - Rupak Lohit
Rupak Lohit Co-founder & CEO

With a unique combination of strong Business acumen, Technophilia, Thought Leadership, Ethics and Creative-Thinking, Rupak Lohit has been successfully leading unprecedented growth in various Consulting and IT Services Companies ranging from early stage startups to global leaders.

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Co-Founder & CTO - Aakash Sarin
Aakash Sareen Co-founder & CTO

Aakash Sareen has been called upon as a lead strategist, architect and business analyst for several of Copper Mobile's key projects to date. While his experience covers a wide variety of partners — FirstData, Western Union, Barclays. , Verizon, Ciena, Unilever, etc. — he generally focuses on revenue generating, enterprise-grade apps in the eCommerce and financial verticals.

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Advisory Board

Mike Bishop - CTO
Mike Bishop CTO

As a member of Copper Mobile’s Board of Advisors, Mike Bishop assists the executive team by sharing insights he has gained during more than 20 years of business management and technical leadership experience. As an engineer, systems architect, and business owner, he has led research, design, development, integration, and support service contracts with the U.S.

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Ninish Ukkan - CTO
Ninish Ukkan CTO

Ninish Ukkan is the CTO at Neilson Financial Services. In this role, he manages the Global Technology team. He works closely with peer executives to develop its Technology strategy & vision aligned to business priorities.
Ninish, over his 20-year career, has managed Product & Engineering teams at well-known brands like Bank of America

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Mike Pyland - CTO/CIO
Mike Pyland CTO/CIO

Mike Pyland is the CTO/CIO for Recorded Books Inc. (RBmediaGlobal.com), a leading audiobook publisher and distributor. He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience across IT with a focus on software development and building integrated systems for maximum scale.

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Mike Toma - Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Mike Toma Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Mike Toma is EXL’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2016 and responsible for the innovation, development, and delivery of EXL’s commercial product platforms and solutions across the Healthcare, Insurance, and Banking & Finance industries. He has over 30 years of industry expertise in technology innovation and product solutions, holding various leadership roles.

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Craig Gadke - Co-Founder & CTO
Craig Gadke CTO

Craig Gadke is an accomplished, results-oriented, collaborative, and high performing IT Executive with over 17 years of experience in all aspects of development, quality, technical management, information security, and executive leadership within eight different industries spanning Military, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, P&C Insurance, Retail, Financial Services, and Education.

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Craig Gadke - Co-Founder & CTO
Michael Peterson Principal Partner

Michael Peterson has been involved in the R&D and Product Development process for over 35 years, playing key roles in introducing innovative products. He is currently the Principal Partner in Mozero Consulting, supporting companies needing product development and project management insight.

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Oussama El-Hilali - Board Member
Oussama El-Hilali Board Member

Oussama is a Board Member and an executive with DeFiner. He has worked for companies like Veritas, Symantec, Carbonite, DellEMC, and Arcserve. He is the author of Digital Data Integrity: The evolution from passive protection to active management. He also has patents in data storage and deduplication.

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Copper Mobile Chairman - Arvind Sarin
Arvind SarinFounder & Chairman

Arvind Sarin is the Chairman of Dallas-based Copper Mobile, a leading enterprise-centric mobile development firm that helps companies solve their business challenges with cutting-edge mobile solutions. He consults regularly with executive leadership from worldwide customers to help create their mobile roadmap and strategy. His experience covers a wide variety of customers—VISA, Verizon, US Army, CISCO, eBay, Westinghouse Electric, Ciena, Texas Health Resources—but generally focuses on ROI based and productivity related enterprise apps that make business sense.

Prior to starting Copper Mobile, he ran the mobile division for a Dallas-Chennai based software-outsourcing company and spent three years prior at Fujitsu Network Communications in software development. He has lectured about mobile apps and its impact in Healthcare at UT Southwestern and HIMSS Annual conference.

Raised in New Delhi, India, Arvind now lives and works in Dallas. At work, he enjoys inspiring his team and in his spare time his interest lies in traveling the world and exploring new scientific ways to improve our quality of conscious experience. He received a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

Co-Founder & CEO - Rupak Lohit
Rupak LohitCo-founder & CEO

With a unique combination of strong Business acumen, Technophilia, Thought Leadership, Ethics and Creative-Thinking, Rupak Lohit has been successfully leading unprecedented growth in various Consulting and IT Services Companies ranging from early stage startups to global leaders.

As the CEO of Copper Mobile, he has established mature, scalable and distributed IT professional services capabilities that puts the company amongst the Top Mobile App Development Companies in Dallas, North Texas, India and globally.

Under his financial stewardship and leadership, Copper Mobile has seen double-digit growth year-over-year and has also won several accolades. With a firm belief that happy employees make happy Customers, he continues to be a big proponent of building highly productive and healthy work-culture for employees to be successful.

As a result, Copper Mobile has been honored as Top 100 Places to Work in 2019 by the Dallas Morning News and as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in North Texas by SMU Cox School of Business in 2019.

Prior to Copper Mobile, Rupak spent 12 years at Headstrong where he held a variety of leadership roles. The company grew significantly during his tenure and was ultimately acquired by Genpact. He is very passionate about the mobile space and envisions Copper Mobile as one of the global trendsetters and innovators in this space.

Currently driving enterprise-centric digital innovation helping customers solve their business challenges with bleeding-edge mobile solutions. Working with executive leadership from global enterprises to help create their mobile strategy and digital transformation roadmap. Experience covers a wide variety of leaders across industries— Verizon, SiriusXM, Westinghouse Electric, Hi-Line, Future Group, Canon, Ciena, Aon, Sapient Nitro, Jaguar Land Rover, Green Dot to name a few—but generally focusing on ROI-based and efficiency-driven enterprise solutions that make business sense. Fueling successful customer-centric UX-driven Mobile Solutions, Smart TV apps, Smart Home integrations, wearables solutions and driving innovation in IoT, AI, ML, AR, VR, Predictive Analytics, and more.

Co-Founder & CTO - Aakash Sarin
Aakash SareenCo-founder & CTO

Aakash Sareen has been called upon as a lead strategist, architect and business analyst for several of Copper Mobile's key projects to date. While his experience covers a wide variety of partners — FirstData, Western Union, Barclays, Verizon, Ciena, Unilever, etc. — he generally focuses on revenue generating, enterprise-grade apps in the eCommerce and financial verticals.

Prior to joining his brother in founding Copper Mobile, he worked as a technology research analyst for an India-based patent outsourcing company working on mobile and multi-touch technology patents. He has mentored more than 100 mobile app developers and successfully delivered 20+ apps. Raised in New Delhi, India, Aakash received his Master and Bachelor of Technology degrees from IIT Madras, India and now resides in Dallas, TX.

At work, he enjoys writing code for world-class mobile projects; in his spare time, his interest lies in the emerging, fast-growing video gaming community.

Mike Bishop - CTO
Mike BishopCTO

As a member of Copper Mobile’s Board of Advisors, Mike Bishop assists the executive team by sharing insights he has gained during more than 20 years of business management and technical leadership experience. As an engineer, systems architect, and business owner, he has led research, design, development, integration, and support service contracts with the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, various special operations groups, and numerous government agencies. Mike is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for Sayres and Associates Corp, headquartered adjacent to the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C.

Following Mike’s military service as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division during the 1990s, his corporate roles have included Chief of Staff, Managing Director, Chief Systems Architect, and President. He holds a B.S. in computer science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and an M.S. in human performance from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mike enjoys time with this wife outside his professional life, building furniture, tinkering with embedded electronics, playing musical instruments, riding motorcycles, and aviation. He and his wife live near Nashville, TN, with their Catahoula Leopard Dog, Cody.

Ninish Ukkan - CTO
Ninish UkkanCTO

Ninish Ukkan is the Chief Technology Officer at Neilson Financial Services. In this role, he manages the Global Technology team. He works closely with peer executives to develop its Technology strategy & vision aligned to business priorities.

Ninish, over his 20-year career, has managed Product & Engineering teams at well-known brands like Bank of America, Ally Bank, Green Dot, eHarmony, and Experian. He has experience driving the company’s migration to the public Cloud and building Enterprise Data Warehouses for Business Intelligence, AI, and Machine Learning.

Ninish earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science from Villanova University.

Mike Pyland - CTO & CIO
Mike PylandCTO & CIO

Mike Pyland is the CTO/CIO for Recorded Books Inc. (RBmediaGlobal.com), a leading audiobook publisher and distributor. He is a seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience across IT with a focus on software development and building integrated systems for maximum scale. His passion is working with high growth companies and has seen every company he worked with multiply 3-10x during his employment. Mike has also worked across industries with Higher Education, Healthcare, Media/Publishing, and Real Estate bringing a diverse perspective to problem-solving. He loves leveraging IT to drive company growth in an innovative yet cost-effective manner.

Mike Toma - Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Mike TomaSenior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Mike Toma is EXL’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer since 2016 and responsible for the innovation, development, and delivery of EXL’s commercial product platforms and solutions across the Healthcare, Insurance, and Banking & Finance industries. He has over 30 years of industry expertise in technology innovation and product solutions, holding various leadership roles as both an Entrepreneur as well as Fortune 500 executive.

Mike is a progressive visionary with a proven track record for leveraging and leading disruptive technology innovation, and building high performing teams to deliver Digital, Data, SaaS, and Cloud-based solutions to market to create customer value.

Craig Gadke - CTO
Craig GadkeCTO

Craig Gadke is an accomplished, results-oriented, collaborative, and high performing IT Executive with over 17 years of experience in all aspects of development, quality, technical management, information security, and executive leadership within eight different industries spanning Military, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, P&C Insurance, Retail, Financial Services, and Education.

He is experienced in overseeing multiple global development teams while effectively managing/reducing costs and improving overall operations. Craig’s specialty areas of work include: Strategic Planning and Roadmaps, Global Operations Efficiencies, C-Level Tech Lead/Information Security Accountability, and Compliance including SOX, SAS70/SOC2, PCI, and HIPPA.

Craig Gadke - CTO
Michael PetersonPrincipal Partner

Michael Peterson has been involved in the R&D and Product Development process for over 35 years, playing key roles in introducing innovative products. He is currently the Principal Partner in Mozero Consulting, supporting companies needing product development and project management insight.

Previously he was with Merz Aesthetics, serving as VP & Chief Technology Officer for the Merz Device Innovation Center.

He was the Vice President of R&D at Ulthera, Inc. before Merz acquired it in 2014. Mike has spent the last 20 years in the medical device space after leading R&D, Product Development, and Project Management functions in various industries, including aerospace, semi-conductor, and retail products.

He was the VP of R&D when Select Comfort (AIRB) went public in 1998 and has been recognized as a “Distinguished Corporate Inventor” by the American Society of Patent Holders due to his product patents in multiple industries. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace & Mechanics from the University of Minnesota.

He also sits on the Board of Directors for Cytrellis, Inc., a medical device start-up.

Oussama El-Hilali - Board Member
Oussama El-HilaliBoard Member

Oussama El-Hilali is a seasoned executive with a passion for product development and a progressive career marked by the commercialization of innovative ideas and technology. His experience includes:

• Developing product strategy and roadmaps.
• Acquiring new technology.
• Business partnerships.
• Managing large global engineering organizations.
• Offshoring.
• Restructuring organizational restructuring.

Oussama is a Board Member and an executive with DeFiner. He has worked for companies like Veritas, Symantec, Carbonite, DellEMC, and Arcserve. He is the author of Digital Data Integrity: The evolution from passive protection to active management. He also has patents in data storage and deduplication.

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