The Leadership Team
Founder and Member of the Board
Xoriant Founder and Member of the Board Girish Gaitonde’s experience spans engineering, marketing, finance and business development in the technology and services industries. Under his leadership, Xoriant has become a leading product engineering, software development and technology services firm with expertise in emerging technologies and high-performing teams that deliver innovative solutions for both technology companies and enterprises, from startups to the Fortune 100. In 1990, Girish founded TekEdge Corporation, a software services company focused on delivering solutions for technology firms in Silicon Valley. Over the years, TekEdge grew in size and expanded its service portfolio to incorporate additional services, industries and geographies. In 2000, the company changed its name to Xoriant as it expanded into outsourcing, and has continued to grow rapidly since. Today, Xoriant is spread across the U.S., UK, India and Singapore and is the partner of choice for mid- to large-sized technology companies and Fortune 100 enterprises. Prior to founding TekEdge, Girish held marketing, financial and engineering management positions at Arix Corporation, AT&T Corporation and Intel Corporation. Girish has served the tech community as a seed investor and board member for more than a dozen technology startups in fields encompassing applications software, telecommunication chips, Internet security and social networking. He is an advisory member for The Chicago Booth School of Business and the Indian Institute of Technology and also serves on the boards of non-profits such as South Asian Heart Association and the India Community Center. Girish holds an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus. He is a two-time winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Silicon Valley chapter of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among other awards recognizing his entrepreneurship. He lives in Saratoga, California with his wife and two sons.
Chief Executive Officer
Xoriant Chief Executive Officer Sukamal Banerjee brings 25+ years of successful leadership working at leading technology services companies. At Xoriant, he aims to accelerate growth, strengthening its position as a trusted partner for businesses seeking to transform in a rapidly evolving market landscape. He is passionate about using technologies to drive innovation for clients, partners and associates.
Prior to Xoriant, Sukamal was Corporate Vice President of HCLTech managing a team of 20,000+ engineers across 30+ countries. During his stint with HCLTech, he held several leadership roles. He ran a P&L of over $1.5B across Digital and Engineering Services, where he oversaw global operations, company’s transformation agenda, conceptualizing and driving several strategic programs including incubating and leading the IoT WoRKS business unit globally.
Sukamal is a frequent speaker at industry & technology forums and has authored various articles on the adoption of technologies for Digital Enterprise transformation.
He has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and is based out of Seattle, USA.
Chief Operating Officer
Xoriant Chief Operating Officer Abhijit Deokule is a progressive IT industry leader with over 25 years of global experience working with multinational companies across USA and Europe. At Xoriant, Abhijit is responsible for driving the company’s engineering and business operations, executing innovative strategies that ensure operational excellence, successful customer relationships, and amplified growth.
Prior to joining Xoriant, Abhijit led Tata Technologies’ Digital First initiative as its Chief Digital Officer. He held senior leadership positions at Tietoevry, where he oversaw the digital transformation journeys of multiple clients by leveraging ecosystem partnerships. Prior to joining Tietoevry, Abhijit had an illustrious 17-year career at Cognizant, where he led delivery and customer relationships for the organization’s North American & European flagship customer accounts and drove business IT transformations.
Abhijit holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Pune University and a PG Diploma from C-DAC. He resides with his family in Pune.
Chief Financial Officer
Xoriant Chief Financial Officer Nithin V Jaganmohan is a finance veteran and brings over two decades of global experience working with large companies across North America, India, and Middle East. At Xoriant, Nithin is responsible for driving financial strategy & reporting, supporting profitable growth, streamlining processes, ensuring compliance, and driving efficient cash management. Prior to Xoriant, Nithin led the Americas-2 business, a US $3B division of Wipro, as the Chief Financial Officer, where he had a proven track record of driving financial transformation, optimizing costs, and improving profitability. He held many financial leadership roles at Wipro across different industry verticals, including healthcare and life sciences, consumer goods, and industrial engineering services. He also led Mergers & Acquisitions, handling large, culturally diverse, and geographically dispersed teams in his various roles. Before joining Wipro, he had a brief stint with Deloitte & Touche early in his career.
Nithin is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and an Associate Member of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). He lives in Pune with his family.
Chief Marketing Officer
Xoriant Chief Marketing Officer, Rajat Agarwal is an accomplished marketing veteran who brings a wealth of experience and expertise working at leading technology service companies. At Xoriant, Rajat is responsible for shaping Xoriant’s global brand strategy, elevating its position as a significant player in the technology services industry and leading Xoriant in its next phase of accelerated growth.
Prior to joining Xoriant, Rajat led Wipro’s $1B+ Engineering business as the Global Head of Strategy and Marketing. He was responsible for driving marketing and strategic initiatives, shaping market positioning, and overseeing inorganic growth initiatives. Before that, he was at the helm of scaled marketing and sales programs as the Head of Marketing at Birlasoft, where he played a key role in the company's successful acquisition of KPIT.
Rajat's career also includes building and leading HCLTech's marketing for the business, growing it from $400M to $1.6B+, and a successful stint at Oracle in his formative years. He has consistently been acknowledged for his transformative impact within the industry and his ability to build high-performance teams.
Rajat is an engineer by qualification and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from MDI, Gurgaon.
Chief Growth Officer
Xoriant Chief Growth Officer, Ranga Puranik brings 35+ years of strategic and global software operations experience across multiple leadership roles in sales, strategy, product management, and general management. At Xoriant, Ranga is responsible for driving growth initiatives and business development. Ranga will focus on reinforcing sales efforts to achieve accelerated growth from key accounts and strategic alliances. His career focus has been software product development, product engineering/IT services, and business development across Telecom, Healthcare, and IT industry segments. Prior to Xoriant, Ranga’s extensive stint included Chief Growth Officer at Sonata Software, President at Persistent Systems, EIR for Norwest Venture Partners, Chief Strategy Officer & Head of North America at Sasken, General Manager (software) at Motorola in Chicago, and General Manager at GE Healthcare in Milwaukee. Ranga holds an engineering degree in Electronics & Communication from Karnatak University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Head and GM, BFSI
Xoriant Head and General Manager of Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, Suresh Chakravarthi brings 30+ years of financial services experience in various roles at leading financial organizations, including DLJ Direct/Pershing, JP Morgan Chase, Fortress Investment Group, and Bank of New York Mellon. At Xoriant, Suresh is responsible for leveraging our financial services portfolio and technical ecosystem to fuel Xoriant’s BFSI business, develop focused offers, and market our core banking technology solutions to Xoriant’s BFSI clients and prospects. Prior to Xoriant, Suresh worked closely with teams in software development, operations, product management, and vendor partner management and had the unique distinction of building captive technology centers in India. His industry focus includes wealth management, investment banking, hedge fund accounting, asset servicing, and consumer banking verticals. Suresh holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from IIM-Bangalore.
SVP, Operations and IT
Xoriant Senior Vice President, Narayanan Duraiswami, is a versatile leader with a proven track record in strategizing organizational objectives of Systems, IT, and Operations Management. At Xoriant, Narayanan is responsible for identifying and leveraging technology to build a competitive edge for the organization. He has implemented robust security controls, streamlined operations, and improved procurement processes while designing and implementing security and infrastructure policies such as ISMS controls and ISO certifications. Narayanan is an innovative professional who has fostered a culture of continuous improvement toward operational excellence to enhance business processes and systems, delivering measurable results. Narayanan is driven by a desire to cultivate talent through coaching and has been instrumental in grooming resources for high efficiency and effectiveness.
Prior to joining Xoriant, he worked with Microsoft, Cisco, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he oversaw Program Management and Product Development, as well as senior positions at Ramco Systems and Akraya. Narayanan is a qualified Neuro-linguistic Programming Practitioner and holds a Mining and Mechanical engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai. He lives in Pune with his wife.
EVP, Business Development
Xoriant Executive Vice President of Business Development Shirish Gosavi has deep experience in selling a wide range of technology solutions, from computer systems to networking solutions to software engineering services. At Xoriant, Shirish is responsible for the Product Engineering business, helping clients build their next-generation products and platforms. Before joining Xoriant, Shirish held leadership positions at Symphony Services, vMoksha Technologies and Dimension Data and was a founding member of Datacraft India. He began his career at the Fujitsu ICIM factory as a hardware engineer and later moved to sales. Shirish is a recipient of seven 100% clubs and two President’s awards in the first eight years of his sales career. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering from College of Engineering, Pune, India and a business management degree in marketing from The Symbiosis Institute. He lives in San Jose, California with his family.
SVP & CISO
Xoriant Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer Jay Kashyap brings 25+ years of experience in information security, regulatory compliance, technology architecture, systems integration, and professional services. At Xoriant, Jay is responsible for managing the Information Security strategy for corporate IT, leading customer engagements, delivering cutting-edge solutions and managed services covering cloud and information security services. Prior to Xoriant, Jay held senior leadership positions at Symantec, GlaxoSmithKline, Texas Instruments, and Copart. Jay’s business expertise includes starting and scaling business services, owning P&L revenue growth, and resource management. Jay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at El Paso, and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Penn State Great Valley.
Sales VP, Solutions
As Sales Vice President, Solutions, Mark Spurlock drives business development for Analytics, Services, IoT and related Solutions with Xoriant Alliances and Partners. Mark is a seasoned leader with 20+ years of experience in solution selling and GTM strategies, and comes with a proven track record in sales transformation and growth. Previously, Mark held senior leadership positions at Lucent Technologies, Avaya, Empirix, and CloudPhysics. He is an alumnus of the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.
EVP, Business Development
Xoriant Executive Vice President of Business Development Ram Subramanyam’s experience in business development spans banking, retail, utility and government. At Xoriant, Ram leads development of our East Coast business, working with clients primarily in the financial services industry. His unique blend of expertise leading multi-location, multicultural teams and experience selling highly complex solutions across both mature and emerging markets enables him to deliver value for clients on the largest IT projects for Fortune 1000 companies around the globe. Prior to Xoriant, Ram managed client relationships in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for companies that included General Electric. He has held sales and business development leadership roles in IT services companies spanning a range of industries and geographies. Ram has a degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Annamalai University. He lives in Somerset, New Jersey with his wife and daughter.
Xoriant Executive Vice President of Delivery Bhavesh Ved has deep experience delivering complex technology and business solutions to corporate IT, startups and technology companies. At Xoriant, Bhavesh is responsible for delivering product engineering services to fintech companies and global ISVs. He works directly with CTOs and engineering heads to provide core product engineering, product-based professional services and 24x7 global support services. A blend of management, functional and technical skills enables Bhavesh to deliver value for leading global ISVs as well as Fortune 500 enterprises such as Accenture, BlackBerry, Citigroup, DaimlerChrysler, Disney, Ellie Mae, General Electric, GetInsured, HDS, Infor, KPMG, Nokia, SAP and TIBCO, among others. Prior to Xoriant, Bhavesh held senior leadership positions managing large software engineering and IT development teams, and delivering technology enabled business solutions. Bhavesh has a degree in engineering from Mumbai University and has done post-graduate work at the National Centre of Software Technology. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, daughter and parents.