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    Girish Gaitonde

    Girish Gaitonde

    Founder & CEO

    Ajit

    Ajit Dixit

    Head of Corporate Finance
    Narayanan Duraiswami

    Narayanan Duraiswami

    VP, Professional Services
    Shirish Gosavi

    Shirish Gosavi

    EVP, Business Development

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Xoriant Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

Ajit

Xoriant Head of Corporate Finance, Ajit Dixit, has extensive executive leadership experience in driving business performance, controllership, financial planning, reporting, compliance, risk management, audit, treasury, mergers, and acquisitions. Prior to joining Xoriant, Ajit was CEO of CloudIO Inc.Over 30 years, Ajit has held executive and senior management positions at several highly regarded Fortune 500 companies, including Baxter International, Amgen, Medtronic, and Allergan. Before his corporate career, Ajit was a faculty member at the School of Business, Miami University. Ajit has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Miami University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai. Ajit lives with his wife and daughter in Irvine, California.

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Xoriant Vice President of Professional Services, Narayanan Duraiswami, leads Operations management including Systems, Infrastructure, Facilities and Professional Services in the US. At Xoriant, Narayanan is accountable for driving operational excellence, application development, improved employee experience, and actionable business insights for different stakeholders. Narayanan works closely with client management to ensure seamless delivery for our US clients. Narayanan is an experienced IT leader with an extensive track record in business leadership, operations management, product development, and client relationship management across various lines of business. Before Xoriant, he was responsible for program management and product development at Microsoft, Cisco, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange and held senior positions at Ramco Systems, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Akraya. Narayanan is passionate about improving software and business processes, developing talent, and coaching. Narayanan holds a Mining and Mechanical engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, and is a Certified Neurolinguistic Programming practitioner. He lives in Pune with his wife.

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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.

    Girish Gaitonde

    Girish Gaitonde

    Founder & CEO

    Xoriant Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

    Ajit

    Ajit Dixit

    Head of Corporate Finance

    Xoriant Head of Corporate Finance, Ajit Dixit, has extensive executive leadership experience in driving business performance, controllership, financial planning, reporting, compliance, risk management, audit, treasury, mergers, and acquisitions. Prior to joining Xoriant, Ajit was CEO of CloudIO Inc.Over 30 years, Ajit has held executive and senior management positions at several highly regarded Fortune 500 companies, including Baxter International, Amgen, Medtronic, and Allergan. Before his corporate career, Ajit was a faculty member at the School of Business, Miami University. Ajit has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Miami University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai. Ajit lives with his wife and daughter in Irvine, California.

    Narayanan Duraiswami

    Narayanan Duraiswami

    VP, Professional Services

    Xoriant Vice President of Professional Services, Narayanan Duraiswami, leads Operations management including Systems, Infrastructure, Facilities and Professional Services in the US. At Xoriant, Narayanan is accountable for driving operational excellence, application development, improved employee experience, and actionable business insights for different stakeholders. Narayanan works closely with client management to ensure seamless delivery for our US clients. Narayanan is an experienced IT leader with an extensive track record in business leadership, operations management, product development, and client relationship management across various lines of business. Before Xoriant, he was responsible for program management and product development at Microsoft, Cisco, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange and held senior positions at Ramco Systems, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Akraya. Narayanan is passionate about improving software and business processes, developing talent, and coaching. Narayanan holds a Mining and Mechanical engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai, and is a Certified Neurolinguistic Programming practitioner. He lives in Pune with his wife.

    Shirish Gosavi

    Shirish Gosavi

    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.

    Hari

    Hari Haran

    President & CRO
    Sudhir

    Sudhir Kulkarni

    President, Digital Solutions
    Mahesh

    Mahesh Nalavade

    CFO

    Subu

    Subu Subramanian

    President & CTO
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Xoriant President and Chief Revenue Officer Hari Haran is a veteran of IT Products, Software, Digital Transformation, Networking, Communications, Wireless, and Product Engineering Services. At Xoriant, Hari oversees global revenue functions and is responsible for driving top-line growth. He is a dynamic professional and is passionate about customers, business growth and revenues. He brings keen insights across different industry verticals while fostering strong client relationships. Prior to Xoriant, Hari was the President of Global Sales, Marketing, and Business at Sasken, an embedded systems product engineering services company. Throughout his 30-year career, he held several Sales, Services & Operations leadership positions at companies such as Aricent, Persistent, Longboard, Openwave Systems, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, and AT&T. Hari holds an executive management degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and has a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He lives with his family in the Bay Area, California.

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Sudhir Kulkarni is the President of Digital Solutions at Xoriant. He brings three decades of technology leadership experience, delivering solutions for driving digital evolution and establishing successful enterprise client relationships. At Xoriant, Sudhir is responsible for boosting the digital business and enterprise solutions. He is known for his unique blend of incubating new business ideas, building strategic partnerships, and operational initiatives providing platforms for rapid growth. His focus is to accelerate and drive growth initiatives with Xoriant’s enterprise solution offerings. Prior to joining Xoriant, Sudhir was President of Technology Services with Persistent Systems. He was responsible for building new-age digital solutions, nurturing relationships with customers in healthcare, financial services, and high tech. Sudhir holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, a Master’s degree in Data Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bombay University. He also won the prestigious Gurukul Chevening Scholarship at the London School of Economics, where he studied the effects of Globalization on emerging economies.

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Xoriant Chief Financial Officer Mahesh Nalavade has deep experience in finance and general management roles. He joined Xoriant in 2005 and is responsible for financial operations, HR and legal. Prior to Xoriant, Mahesh served in various roles at Thermax India, including as General Manager - Finance and Company Secretary. He spearheaded the company's IPO process and was responsible for setting up joint ventures and foreign subsidiaries. Mahesh has also worked in Zambia and Indonesia with organizations of international repute. Mahesh holds degrees in finance and law and has completed specialized management training in Japan. He likes to read and lives in Sunnyvale, California with his wife.

Subu

Xoriant President and Chief Technology Officer Subu Subramanian has extensive leadership experience in product management, engineering and operations. At Xoriant, Subu is responsible for building out our services and solutions in the major focus areas: Product Engineering, DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure & Security, Big Data & Analytics, Data Management & Governance, Digital and IoT. His focus includes developing our intellectual property through innovation and accelerating time to market for our customers' initiatives. Before Xoriant, Subu held product management and engineering responsibilities for software platforms supporting the Cisco services business. He was also the VP/GM of Cisco’s Smart Services. Prior to Cisco, Subu held a variety of product management and technology leadership positions at AT&T. He continues to serve the tech community as a mentor for several startups. Subu holds a doctorate in operations research from Univ. of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He lives in Fremont, California with his family.

    Hari

    Hari Haran

    President & CRO

    Xoriant President and Chief Revenue Officer Hari Haran is a veteran of IT Products, Software, Digital Transformation, Networking, Communications, Wireless, and Product Engineering Services. At Xoriant, Hari oversees global revenue functions and is responsible for driving top-line growth. He is a dynamic professional and is passionate about customers, business growth and revenues. He brings keen insights across different industry verticals while fostering strong client relationships. Prior to Xoriant, Hari was the President of Global Sales, Marketing, and Business at Sasken, an embedded systems product engineering services company. Throughout his 30-year career, he held several Sales, Services & Operations leadership positions at companies such as Aricent, Persistent, Longboard, Openwave Systems, Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs, and AT&T. Hari holds an executive management degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MS in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He received his MBA from the University of Louisiana, Monroe, and has a B.Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He lives with his family in the Bay Area, California.

    Sudhir

    Sudhir Kulkarni

    President, Digital Solutions

    Sudhir Kulkarni is the President of Digital Solutions at Xoriant. He brings three decades of technology leadership experience, delivering solutions for driving digital evolution and establishing successful enterprise client relationships. At Xoriant, Sudhir is responsible for boosting the digital business and enterprise solutions. He is known for his unique blend of incubating new business ideas, building strategic partnerships, and operational initiatives providing platforms for rapid growth. His focus is to accelerate and drive growth initiatives with Xoriant’s enterprise solution offerings. Prior to joining Xoriant, Sudhir was President of Technology Services with Persistent Systems. He was responsible for building new-age digital solutions, nurturing relationships with customers in healthcare, financial services, and high tech. Sudhir holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, a Master’s degree in Data Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Bachelor’s degree from Bombay University. He also won the prestigious Gurukul Chevening Scholarship at the London School of Economics, where he studied the effects of Globalization on emerging economies.

    Mahesh

    Mahesh Nalavade

    CFO

    Xoriant Chief Financial Officer Mahesh Nalavade has deep experience in finance and general management roles. He joined Xoriant in 2005 and is responsible for financial operations, HR and legal. Prior to Xoriant, Mahesh served in various roles at Thermax India, including as General Manager - Finance and Company Secretary. He spearheaded the company's IPO process and was responsible for setting up joint ventures and foreign subsidiaries. Mahesh has also worked in Zambia and Indonesia with organizations of international repute. Mahesh holds degrees in finance and law and has completed specialized management training in Japan. He likes to read and lives in Sunnyvale, California with his wife.

    Subu

    Subu Subramanian

    President & CTO

    Xoriant President and Chief Technology Officer Subu Subramanian has extensive leadership experience in product management, engineering and operations. At Xoriant, Subu is responsible for building out our services and solutions in the major focus areas: Product Engineering, DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure & Security, Big Data & Analytics, Data Management & Governance, Digital and IoT. His focus includes developing our intellectual property through innovation and accelerating time to market for our customers' initiatives. Before Xoriant, Subu held product management and engineering responsibilities for software platforms supporting the Cisco services business. He was also the VP/GM of Cisco’s Smart Services. Prior to Cisco, Subu held a variety of product management and technology leadership positions at AT&T. He continues to serve the tech community as a mentor for several startups. Subu holds a doctorate in operations research from Univ. of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He lives in Fremont, California with his family.

    Ram

    Ram Subramanyam

    EVP, Business Development

    Niraj

    Niraj Swarup

    CMO
    Bhavesh

    Bhavesh Ved

    SVP, Delivery
Ram

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.

 

Niraj

As Chief Marketing Officer, Niraj Swarup leads global marketing strategy and execution for Xoriant’s innovative portfolio of solutions and engineering services. His passion for and knowledge of modern marketing processes and digital technologies is focused on driving results for both the Brand and Demand functions at Xoriant. Prior to Xoriant, Niraj was Managing Director of Position2, a digital marketing agency providing content, advertising and MarTech services. Over almost a decade, he spearheaded key functions such as sales, marketing, messaging and client management, and established the brand tagline “Demand Acceleration” to highlight Position2’s speed of results compared to normal demand creation. Before Position2, Niraj’s career spanned several leadership roles in marketing, product marketing, and business development in companies that included Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and startups such as AccelGraphics, Logitech’s 3Dconnexion, and Calsoft. Niraj has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is an alumnus of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he graduated with an MBA in Marketing and Finance. He is still actively involved with the Booth School, co-creating and co-teaching a digital marketing lab course which features guest lecturers from leading MarTech solution companies and service agencies.

Bhavesh

Xoriant Senior 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.

 

    Ram

    Ram Subramanyam

    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.

     

    Niraj

    Niraj Swarup

    CMO

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Niraj Swarup leads global marketing strategy and execution for Xoriant’s innovative portfolio of solutions and engineering services. His passion for and knowledge of modern marketing processes and digital technologies is focused on driving results for both the Brand and Demand functions at Xoriant. Prior to Xoriant, Niraj was Managing Director of Position2, a digital marketing agency providing content, advertising and MarTech services. Over almost a decade, he spearheaded key functions such as sales, marketing, messaging and client management, and established the brand tagline “Demand Acceleration” to highlight Position2’s speed of results compared to normal demand creation. Before Position2, Niraj’s career spanned several leadership roles in marketing, product marketing, and business development in companies that included Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, and startups such as AccelGraphics, Logitech’s 3Dconnexion, and Calsoft. Niraj has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is an alumnus of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he graduated with an MBA in Marketing and Finance. He is still actively involved with the Booth School, co-creating and co-teaching a digital marketing lab course which features guest lecturers from leading MarTech solution companies and service agencies.

    Bhavesh

    Bhavesh Ved

    SVP, Delivery

    Xoriant Senior 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.

     

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