Management

Girish Gaitonde, CEO and Founder

Girish Gaitonde has more than 25 years of experience in engineering, marketing, finance and business development in the technology and services industries.

Girish founded TekEdge Corporation in the Silicon Valley in 1990 as a software services company focused on the technology companies in the Valley. TekEdge grew in size over the years and its service portfolio expanded it to incorporate business applications, additional industries and geographies. In 2000, TekEdge changed its name to Xoriant Corporation to signify its entry into projects and outsourcing business, including a development center in India. Xoriant continues to grow and expand its footprint into different technologies, industries and solutions.

Prior to founding TekEdge, Mr. Gaitonde held marketing, financial and engineering management positions at Arix Corporation, AT&T Corporation and Intel Corporation. Girish has also participated as a seed investor and board member for more than a dozen technology startups in areas encompassing applications software, telecommunication chips, internet security and internet based/social networking businesses.

Mr. Gaitonde holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from The University of Chicago, an MS degree in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where he has been granted a status of a Distinguished Alumnus.


Shirish Gosavi, Executive Vice President, Business Development

Shirish is responsible for Xoriant’s Product Engineering Practice. Before joining Xoriant in his second innings, Shirish worked as Managing Director with Symphony Services; VP of US Operations for vMoksha Technologies; and VP looking after Dimension Data’s eLearning Solutions Division. Shirish was also a founding member of Datacraft India, where he was responsible for 70% of company’s revenue and grew it by 400% in 4 years. At the beginning of his career, Shirish worked at Fujitsu-ICIM’s factory working on mainframes, Unix machines and peripherals. After a few years, he moved to their sales offices selling those systems.

Shirish has been fortunate to gain experience selling all facets of technology - computer systems, networking solutions and now software engineering services.

Shirish holds undergraduate degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from College of Engineering, Pune, India and Business Management in Marketing from The Symbiosis Institute, India.

Shirish is a recipient of seven 100% clubs and two President Awards within first eight years of his sales career.


Arun Tendulkar, Chief Operating Officer, India Operations

Arun Tendulkar is the Chief Operating Officer at Xoriant India. In addition to the Xoriant India operations, Arun is responsible for Global Delivery, Operations and Business Development across all business lines and geographies.

Arun has 30 years of experience in IT industry covering Delivery/Operations Management, Business Development, Business Strategy and New Market Development. He is known for his ability to create high performance teams, build new service lines, develop new markets, turn around business with his financial acumen, deliver quality solutions, nurture strong client relationships and deliver value to stakeholders.

Prior to Xoriant, Arun was with Tech Mahindra for close to two decades where he held several leadership positions spanning across multiple verticals and multiple geographies. He has also worked with other reputed organizations including Tata Consultancy Services, Citicorp Bankers Leasing, Andersen Consulting and KPMG in various technical, consultancy and managerial roles.

Arun holds PGDIE from NITIE, Mumbai and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University.


Mahesh Nalavade, Chief Financial Officer

Mahesh Nalavade, a Commerce and Law graduate with Fellowships from ICWAI, ICSI and CIMA (UK) has more than 30 years industrial experience in areas of Finance, Company Secretarial functions and General Management. Starting his career with Siemens India, he joined Thermax Ltd. where he spent 20 years in various roles. His last designation at Thermax was General Manager - Finance and Company Secretary. He spearheaded company's IPO process and was responsible for setting up joint ventures and foreign subsidiaries.

Mahesh has also worked in Zambia (2 years) and Indonesia (3 years) with organizations of international repute. He has undergone specialized management training in Japan.


Anju Bajaj, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions

Anju leads the business development initiative of Xoriant’s strategic Enterprise Solutions Group. In this role, she is responsible for customer acquisition, customer success and sales operations.

Anju has over 20 years of experience in planning and implementing strategies for new customer acquisition and customer relationship management. She has worked on complex sales cycles and large global IT outsourcing engagements with Fortune 500 and small/mid-sized organizations. Anju is committed to offering to customers next-generation technology solutions that drive innovation, informed decisions and collaboration, and are integrated with the overall organizational objectives.

Anju has held business development and sales leadership roles in Hexaware, CSC, Zuna Infotech and Nexient. During a recent entrepreneurial stint she founded Zuna Infotech which was the pioneer in providing business transformation services to US corporates from low-cost Indiana based development centers. Zuna Infotech was acquired by Nexient in March 2014. Anju has also worked with ITC, JM Financial Morgan-Stanley, DHFL and Institute of Quality (IQL) in India. Anju has studied at Mount Carmel, Bangalore University; KC College of Law and Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai University.


Ravi Viswanath, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Business

Ravi Viswanath has held general management, business and technology/operations leadership roles in services and product enterprises ranging from very large, highly structured and distributed organizations to bare-bones start-ups. Ravi is responsible for Xoriant’s global enterprise business.

Prior to joining Xoriant, Ravi’s corporate roles over 25 years in the industry have included Senior Vice President at Persistent Systems, Chief Technology Officer at HedgeStreet (now NADEX.com / acquired by IG Index), Vice President at oneRev (acquired by Agile / Oracle), Vice President at PostX (acquired by IronPort / Cisco), Director at Oracle and Engineering roles at Digital Equipment. Ravi has also been a management and technology consultant to numerous firms from large corporations like Visa Inc. to start-ups, and has worked on numerous successful M&A and financing transactions. As a technology leader, he has led the development of very large, mission-critical enterprise level systems as well as consumer-facing products. He has built and run a CFTC-regulated trading exchange from concept through operation.

Ravi’s vertical experience includes financial services and capital markets, internet commerce, business process management, infrastructure & operations, systems and security, product lifecycle and supply chain management, content management, and internet & broadband media.

Ravi holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of New Hampshire, and a B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.


Ram Subramanyam, Senior Vice President, Business Development - Financial Services Practice

Ram Subramanyam has 20 plus years of experience in business development and management of outsourced projects, consulting services within the Financial Services, Banking, Retail, Utility and Government verticals. He has distinctive Executive Qualifications with unique blend of business development, senior sales leadership and selling highly complex solutions across both mature and emerging markets. Ram has managed and delivered large IT projects for several Fortune 1000 companies across the globe.

During his career, starting with General Electric, Ram has managed client relationships in Asia, Europe and USA. He has unique experience in working with multi location, multicultural teams and is an expert in building alliances and partnerships.

Ram has an Electrical and Electronics engineering degree from Annmalai University in India.


Bhavesh Ved, Senior Vice President, Delivery

Bhavesh Ved has 27 years of experience in IT. He has a successful track record in the delivery of complex technology and business solutions to Corporate IT, Start-up and Technology organizations. A blend of Management, Functional and Technical skills has helped him to work with global customers ranging from ISV’s in BFSI, Telecom and SCM space to Fortune 500 companies such as Citigroup, General Electric, GetInsured, SAP, KPMG, BlackBerry, Nokia, TIBCO, Rohm & Haas, and DaimlerChrysler.

Bhavesh has performed senior managerial roles for over 12 years, managing large software engineering and IT development teams, delivering complex product engineering and applications management projects using multiple technology stacks.

Bhavesh, in his current role, is responsible for providing Product Engineering services to global ISV’s. He works directly with CTO’s and Engineering heads to provide core product engineering, product based professional services and 24x7 support services.

Bhavesh is an engineering graduate from Mumbai University. He has done Post graduation from NCST (National Centre of Software Technology).


Sunil Bidwalkar, Vice President, Technology

Sunil is the Head of Technology at Xoriant India. Sunil leads Xoriant’s Innovation Lab, which connects technology innovations with complex business problems. The team at Xoriant Innovation Lab researches new cutting edge technologies and their implications to new business problems, models and processes, to come up with working proofs of concept, which Xoriant consultants implement in our customer environments.

 

Sunil has over 30 years of software consulting experience, applying innovative information technologies in the field of finance, product engineering and telecom. He is an avid technologist, with a flair for learning and evangelizing contemporary technologies. Prior to Xoriant, Sunil has held technology leadership position at Deloitte wherein he delivered several critical engagements for Fortune 500 clients. He has also worked in IDBI Bank and Tech Mahindra where he built capabilities in e-commerce, web and mobile technologies.

Sunil holds a Masters from NITIE, Mumbai and BS from MS University, Baroda.