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Rocket Software Names Puneet Kohli President of its Application Modernization Business Unit and Gary Gregory to Chief Technology Officer


The company strengthens its senior leadership to further serve its customers and partners

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WALTHAM, Mass. — March 7, 2023Rocket Software, a global technology leader that develops enterprise software for some of the world’s largest companies, today announced Puneet Kohli will serve as president of its application modernization business unit and Gary Gregory has been appointed as the company’s chief technology officer. Kohli and Gregory step into their new roles at Rocket Software as the company continues to innovate and invest in the technology necessary to support customers’ modernization efforts across infrastructure, data, and applications.

The Application Modernization business unit helps enterprises modernize their critical applications while increasing the value of their existing business logic and data. Kohli assumes the president role as the business unit is experiencing significant momentum, while Gregory steps into his new position as CTO. Kohli recently led the enhancements of Rocket® Modernization Suite for IBM i, which empowers customers to extend and enhance the value of their IT systems. Reporting to Rocket Software’s President and CEO Milan Shetti, Kohli will work with the application team to further enable its customers to increase business agility and drive better customer engagement across applications. During Kohli’s 5-year tenure at Rocket Software, he has held multiple leadership roles leading the Quality, DevOps, and Product engineering teams and has been instrumental in standardizing Rocket Software’s Quality and DevOps toolchain.

“Rocket Software directly addresses the IT challenges mission-critical organizations face with solutions to help in their modernization journeys. Enabling our customers to better engage with and provide for their own customers is something I feel very passionate about,” said Kohli. “I am fortunate to be able to continue to build upon the success of the entire Applications business unit and advance our application modernization solutions.”

As Chief Technology Officer, Gregory will work closely with Shetti on the company’s strategic imperatives, ensuring Rocket Software continues to provide its customers with the holistic solutions to solve their most pressing IT challenges. Gregory will also look at opportunities to bridge the gap between the state of IT and how applications are written and maintained, driving innovations that reduce barriers to modernization by cutting costs and eliminating risk.

“The application market has exploded and evolved significantly in the decade since I joined Rocket Software and I've had the privilege of guiding many of our customers on their modernization journeys during that critical period,” said Gregory. “As I pass the baton to Puneet, I look forward to uncovering the next great technologies and opportunities to advance Rocket's depth and breadth and continue to support our customers.”

“Both Puneet and Gary have been exemplary leaders and mentors to our Rocketeers, furthering the organization’s ethos: putting the people behind the software first,” said Shetti. “They each have played a significant role in the success of our application business unit and helping our customers build extraordinary applications. I look forward to seeing them both continue to exceed our business goals.”

For more information about Rocket Software’s leadership team, click here.

About Rocket Software

Rocket Software partners with the largest enterprises, in all industries, to solve their most complex IT challenges, across infrastructure, data, and applications — with solutions that simplify, not disrupt their modernization journey. Trusted by over 10,000 customers, Rocket Software helps enterprises modernize in place with a hybrid cloud strategy, so they don’t need to re-platform or build from the ground up. The company’s 2,600 global employees work with customers to accelerate and optimize their modernization journey while meeting evolving market needs. Rocket Software is a privately held U.S. corporation headquartered in the Boston area with centers of excellence strategically located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rocket Software is a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity. Follow Rocket Software on LinkedIn and Twitter or visit

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