Press Release

AppZen Appoints Debashis Saha as VP of Engineering

Innovative Technologist to Lead Product, Platform and AI Engineering

San Jose, CA, September 26, 2019 - AppZen, the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams, today announced that Debashis Saha is joining the company as Vice President of Engineering. Debashis will be responsible for leading the company’s engineering, infrastructure and operations as they relate to AppZen’s products and AI platform. He will join the Executive Leadership team at AppZen.

“Debashis has a deep understanding of how to develop and deliver cutting-edge, large-scale technology solutions that solve real-world problems,” said Anant Kale, CEO, AppZen. “We’re building the AI platform of the future for finance leaders in the world’s leading enterprises. Debashis’s experience as a customer-focused technology leader is a perfect fit. I’m delighted to have him join our leadership team.” 

“Even though we have made massive advances in data, infrastructure and AI technologies, I have seen first hand how hard it is to use AI and machine learning across enterprises,” said Debashis Saha, Vice President of AppZen Engineering. “For the last few years, I have worked to democratize AI and transform how next-generation applications are developed with an AI-first architecture across all layers of the stack. AppZen's mission to build a platform for modern finance teams is the perfect environment for me to innovate, iterate and scale an industry-leading next-generation AI platform. I am blown away by the energy and the passion of the talented team at AppZen, and I’m truly humbled to have this opportunity to build the most innovative enterprise AI platform.”

“As AppZen continues to deliver innovation based on AI, we are excited to leverage Debashis's deep expertise in platform and data architectures to build an AI platform that will allow us to develop, deploy and monitor AI models at an unprecedented pace,” said Kunal Verma, CTO and co-founder, AppZen.

Debashis has over 20 years of experience working in Silicon Valley with some of the largest technology brands. Previously, Debashis served as Vice President of Platforms for eBay, PayPal, and Intuit and held technology leadership roles at Oracle Corporation and enterprise health benefits platform Jiff. Debashis championed open source projects Apache Kylin and Apache Eagle, and drove their traction and success.

Debashis holds over 30 patents, is a published author with technical articles in the areas of data, cloud and distributed computing, and has been honored with the President of India gold medal for academic excellence. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a Certificate of Professional Development from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

 About AppZen:

AppZen delivers the world’s leading AI platform for modern finance teams. Starting with AI-powered auditing of business spend, we automate manual process, uncover problems, and optimize decision making at scale for enterprises around the globe, including one-third of the Fortune 500. Our platform combines patented computer vision, semantic analysis, and deep learning with intelligence from thousands of online sources to understand financial transactions in business context and make decisions before those transactions happen. AppZen is a must have for CFOs and their teams to reduce spend, comply with policy, and streamline process.

Since we released our platform in 2016, over 1,500 enterprises have standardized on AppZen, including four of the top five banks, four of the top ten media companies, four of the top ten pharmaceutical manufacturers, two of the top five aerospace companies, and six of the top ten software providers. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @AppZen.