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AINS' CTO Wins SmartCEO Executive Management Award

Technology executive honored among Greater Washington DC area award winners for innovation and leadership

AINS, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management platforms and solutions, announced today that Mahesh Hanumanula, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the firm, has been named a leading CTO by SmartCEO magazine in its 2016 Executive Management Awards (EMA) as a result of his creative management vision, leadership philosophy and work ethic.

“The level of talent in the DC area is extraordinary and to be recognized as a leader amongst this group is an honor,” said Hanumanula. “At AINS, we worked very hard to develop a dynamic work environment that challenges our employees to continuously innovate and solve real-life problems for our clients. This is a key element to our company’s success.”

Selected by an independent committee, EMA recognizes the leadership and accomplishments of Washington’s management all-stars — the CFOs, CIOs/CTOs, COOs, CHROs, and other C-suite executives leading the region’s business community. The 2016 EMA winners collectively generate more than $4.3 billion in annual revenue.  This year’s winners will be recognized in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards ceremony on March 1, 2016 at the National Press Club.

“Mahesh has been an integral member of our management team for more than 15 years and he has been invaluable in reshaping our technology strategy that will drive the next stages of our growth,” said Moe Goswami, CEO of AINS, Inc. “We congratulate Mahesh on this acknowledgement for his contributions to AINS’ success and our continued innovation in the adaptive case management marketplace.”

“Any great CEO knows that to build a truly successful business they must build a high performing team of executives around them. This year’s EMA winners are perfect examples of all-star executives. Not only do they inspire their own teams to achieve greater heights, they also believe deeply in their companies’ missions, are consummate community stewards, and are dedicated to excellence, always,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events.  “We’re honored to share their stories as we celebrate their great accomplishments.”

Hanumanula has more than 18 years of high-tech engineering experience in enterprise business applications and software development strategies.  He brings extensive system design and implementation skills gained from designing, developing and commissioning case management systems critical to business success for a variety of industries across government and commercial channels. As CTO, Hanumanula is responsible for guiding the technical vision and direction for AINS, as well as promoting continuous product innovation.  Hanumanula holds a master’s degree in Computer Applications, and has been previously recognized for his innovation and thought leadership.


About the Executive Management Awards

The Executive Management Awards honor C-suite executives who have gone above and beyond to support and lead their organizations. SmartCEO recognizes executives — CFOs, CIOs/CTOs,

COOs, CHROs, and other C-suite executives — who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. An independent committee of local business leaders reviews the Executive Management Awards nominations and chooses winners based on their display of ethics, leadership, collaboration, creativity, and dedication and support to their organizations’ missions. Executive Management

Award winners are profiled in the March/April issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception in March.


About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources.  SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.


Download the full Press Release. 


AINS Appoints Cliff Sink as VP, Product Management Services

Industry veteran to lead client–driven sales and product management initiatives globally for AINS’ suite of adaptive case management solutions

AINS, Inc. announced today the appointment of Cliff Sink as Vice President, Product Management Services, reporting directly to AINS CEO, Moe Goswami. In his new role, Sink will be responsible for AINS’ sales and product management worldwide, leading the company’s market expansion, overseeing the roadmap for the eCase® Enterprise Case Management Solution (ECMS) and helping drive new growth opportunities across government and commercial markets. 

Sink joins AINS from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he was focused on opening new customer territories for HPE. Sink brings more than three decades of IT leadership experience to AINS, with over 20 years building high performing sales and marketing organizations at every level.  He has a proven track record managing complex sales and services organizations and has extensive international experience that includes overseeing 26 software sales teams across 21 countries. Sink is a results-oriented executive that has a history of energizing high-growth companies and driving transformation, including the successful turnaround of a NASDAQ-listed, public company.   

“AINS prides itself on our ability to deliver innovation to our customers. Our growth remains strong as is evident through our recent client wins, strategic partnerships and industry accolades, and bringing Cliff on board will enable us to extend our capabilities into new markets and accelerate our aggressive expansion goals,” said Goswami. “Cliff’s global experience and deep understanding of what our customers need make him an ideal fit for our executive leadership team as we drive towards our next phase of growth.”

“I’m excited to be joining AINS at this dynamic time in our industry. More than ever, organizations are being challenged with increased regulatory pressures and ever-changing customer and business demands that are provoking significant changes in the way we work, communicate and transact business,” said Sink. “AINS is uniquely positioned to deliver innovative case management solutions that enable companies to dramatically reduce operational costs, strengthen customer relationships and improve productivity across diverse lines of business. I am enthusiastic about the company’s commitment to the market at this very exciting stage of its growth, and I look forward to leading and expanding our sales and product management teams to new levels of success for both AINS and our customers.”

Sink holds a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. He has been an active member of the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), where he has held positions as their former Chairman of the Board (2001-2002) and Board Member (1998-2003).

Download the Full Press Release here.


AINS Wins 2016 SmartCEO Future 50 Award

Leader in Adaptive Case Management Solutions Recognized as one of the Fast-growing Companies in Greater Washington Area

AINS, Inc. has been recognized as a winner of the 2016 Future 50 award by SmartCEO magazine. The award recognizes 50 of the Washington, DC region’s fastest-growing, mid-sized companies.

The winners were selected based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth. This year, AINS joins other Washington, DC area winners who collectively generated $2.31 billion in 2015 revenue and employ over 8,500 individuals in the Greater Washington area.

“As we continue to experience rapid expansion across all of our business lines, we are extremely honored to be recognized by SmartCEO as one of the fastest-growing companies in the DC area,” said Moe Goswami, CEO of AINS, Inc. “This award would not be possible without the remarkable commitment from our employees and the support of our world-class clients and industry partners.  We remain committed in our mission to deliver innovative, agile case management solutions that enable organizations to bring new products to market quickly and automate unique business processes across diverse lines of business.”

CMO Dave Hagen accepts Future 50 Award on behalf of AINS“Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that leading a fast-growing company is one of the most challenging and fun things an entrepreneur can do. Whether they’re just starting out or rapidly trying to scale an established operation, this year’s Future 50 winners have executed their growth visions year after year, created job opportunities and made our region a better place to work and live,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO Events. “There is nothing these amazing entrepreneurs can’t do if they put their minds to it. We honor them for their unwavering determination to rise above the rest and build the future of our region, our nation, and the world at large.”

More than 500 local executives and guests attended the awards gala at the Hyatt Reston, Reston Town Center on February 4th to celebrate the winners and their achievements.


About the Future 50 Awards

The Future 50 Awards program is the largest and most highly anticipated SmartCEO awards program of the year. This program recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest growing mid-sized companies and 10 small “Emerging Growth” companies. These companies represent the future of the region’s economy and embody the entrepreneurial spirit critical for leadership and success.

The winners are chosen based on a three-year average of employee and revenue growth. The winners are profiled in the January/February issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at a black-tie-optional awards ceremony.


About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award-winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.


Download the PDF press release.


2016 FOIAXpress Basic Training

AINS is pleased to announce our 2016 FOIAXpress Basic Training schedule. Our January 2016 training is now open for registration. Please visit the registration page for more info or to reserve your spot. 

What is Covered: The FOIAXpress Basic Training course consists of two days of intensive classes that cover the full lifecycle of a FOIA request and many of the primary features and functions of our FOIAXpress solution. You can find out more about our training on our training page here.

New Location: As of January 2016, AINS will be hosting our basic training sessions from a convenient, centrally-located training facility in Downtown Washington, DC. Please visit our training page for more information.

Dates subject to change/cancelation

For further assitance or for questions about training, please contact


Web Event: Leveraging Case Management for Agile Development

Join AINS,, and Gracelyn McDermott of URAC for a collaborative webinar on Thursday, December 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST.

This fast-paced and informative case study presentation will explore how URAC, the independent leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement, leveraged a leading case management platform to support mission critical applications with a very small IT staff.

Discussed will be how URAC recognized the need for a case-based approach to address an increasing amount of varied and unstructured work, and after a detailed market study ultimately selected eCase® from AINS, Inc., a leading global provider of cloud-based, adaptive case management platforms. Working with an internal team, URAC has leveraged eCase to modernize their accreditation management operations and business processes in the face of a constantly changing and extremely dynamic industry.

Topics include:

  • Evaluation and Selection of Platform Options
  • The Post-launch Debrief: Lessons Learned From Going Live
  • Successfully Incorporating and Other 3rd Party Environments
  • How to Leverage a Low-Code Platform and Citizen Developers
  • Combining Dynamic, Unstructured Processes With Workflow Automation