Gramener Leadership

Gramener is founded by leaders with pedigrees of creating global businesses for large technology and consulting companies — including IBM, The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.

S. Anand

CEO & Chief Data Scientist
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Anand provides the technology leadership and strategic direction to the organization. Anand and his team explore insights from data and communicate these as visual stories. Anand has an MBA from IIM Bangalore and a B.Tech from IIT Madras. He has worked at IBM, Lehman Brothers, The Boston Consulting Group and Infosys Consulting. He used to blog at []( Anand is a data geek. His affair with programmatically analyzing data began in the mid-90s at IIT Madras. From Linux based grep, sed and awk, he then moved on to PERL and Excel, and now Python. *"Tools are never the concern, the motive and the execution is,"* believes Anand.

Naveen Gattu

Chief Operating Officer
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Naveen brings more than 18 years of experience in Sales, Pre-sales, Consulting and Overall business operations to Gramener. Naveen has a B.Tech in Electronics & Communication from JNTU, Hyd. Naveen is a highly accomplished executive in turnaround management, bring stability to business operations and open up new business opportunities. Naveen is a proud recipient of Lufthansa Pioneering Spirit Award-2012 for entrepreneurship. Naveen was with IBM for a decade in various Tech Consulting roles in North America and held strategic leadership roles at Birlasoft. He has been responsible for delivering number of complex technology led business transformation programs. Naveen advises large enterprises in Data Driven Leadership strategies/roadmap. Naveen is a regular speaker at Industry/academic forums like Nasscom,ISB, TiE, Big Data Conferences and advises entrepreneurs/tech founders at Founders Institute, Startup Leadership Programs (SLP), Startup Sundays etc.

Mayank Kapur

Chief Sales Officer
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Mayank is a leader with proven record of driving growth and client value creation. He has successfully led business growth and new business initiatives for Fortune 100 companies. He brings deep industry skills and vast experience in Healthcare domain Mayank has worked with Accenture and IBM and has also held leadership roles at Indian IT firms and has successfully led large, global and complex transition and transformation programs. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engg. from NIT Jaipur and also a Post Graduation in Advanced Computing from C-DAC

Sivakumar Sangubotla

SVP, Delivery
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Siva is responsible for Customer Delivery at Gramener. He has over 18 years of rich experience in IT Industry spanning Global Delivery, Program Management, PMO and Operations Management. In his career, Siva has led large multi-million dollar engagements involving complete IT Lifecycle of outsourcing with multiple technologies, multiple geographies and diverse industry verticals with consistent success. Prior to Gramener, Siva performed various technical and delivery leadership roles in Organizations like CMC Ltd, Birlasoft, Prolifics etc. Siva holds a Master’s Degree from IIT, Kharagpur.

J. Ramachandran

Chief Mentor
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Ram is the founding CEO of Gramener, and currently advises Gramener on strategy. Ram is an industry veteran with over 20 years of Technology Services experience and holds a Master’s Degree in Technology from IIT Kanpur. Ram, at IBM Global Services USA, led thought and implementations for Fortune 50 customers in adoption and implementation of technology. Ram was the CEO of a 200 Million Dollar IT Services Company. He guides Gramener with the purpose of providing consistent and impacting contributions to the human fraternity through technology led ethical enterprises.

C.R. Vengatesh

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Vengatesh (CRV) is a Chartered Accountant by profession having more than 20 years of professional and business experience covering the areas of finance, accounting and business management. He is a member of the board of directors of Teknoturf, Atna Technologies, Gramener, Nilgiri Glenburn Tea and Peopleturf. Vengatesh is also a founding Charter Member of TiE-Coimbatore and an active volunteer of The Art of Living.

Ganes Kesari

SVP, Analytics & Design Innovation
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Ganes heads Innovation in AI, Machine learning & Information design at Gramener, based out of our Princeton, NJ office. With over 16 years of experience in technology, data, and design, he has proven leadership expertise in conceiving organisational strategy and decisive execution on-the-ground. Ganes advises enterprises on setting up and deriving value from data science initiatives. He speaks at technology conferences, startup summits and in data science programs for leading academic institutions like IIM-Lucknow, ISB, NID. In his career, he has played a variety of strategic leadership roles managing large, complex software engagements at HCL Technologies, Cognizant and Birlasoft. Ganes holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from CECRI and MBA (full-time) from FMS, Delhi University, India. He enjoys hiking, playing chess and blogs at [](

Glenn Greenblatt

Director, Sales (North America)
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Glenn brings 25+ years’ sales hunting skills to Gramener. His forte is helping to bring existing products to new verticals or innovative solutions to broad markets. Glenn held senior sales leadership roles at AT&T, National Software Testing Labs , AppLabs and GenPlay Games. Glenn is a strong relationship builder at the executive decision-making level. He has a talent for interpreting complex concepts or technology solutions into everyday conversational language that excites clients in solving their business challenges.

Anu Agrawal

Business Advisor (North America)
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Anu is a passionate technologist who believes that we live in the most exciting & transformative times, led by Technology. He has executed diverse leadership roles in the technology industry over a span of 20 years and most recently, as an entrepreneur, founded Speculur Technology in 2015. He led the development & successful launch of the Speculur BatSense, a smart wearable connected-device for Cricket – a first of its kind product ever to digitize Cricket & provide advanced sports analytics. Earlier, Anu worked in senior business management positions at Hewlett Packard and its subsidiaries in North America, Australia, China & India. He served as Chairman of NASSCOM Australia from 2011 – 2013 where he conceived & launched, prestigious NASSCOM Innovation Students Awards in 2012. He is an active mentor to tech startups in India and Silicon Valley and specializes in the areas of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence.

Sundeep Reddy

SVP, Product Management
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Sundeep heads the Product Development Practice at Gramener, wherein he takes on the mantle of creating IP Solutions. His mandate is to identifying opportunities for product innovation or identifying solutions for horizontal business problems and focus on commercialisation of innovative ideas. Sundeep has played a variety of delivery leadership roles managing technology teams at Birlasoft, complex E-commerce re-architecture engagements at Comcast. Sundeep holds a B. Tech from GPREC and MBA from SCMHRD, Pune.

Vijay Nair

VP, Sales
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Vijay is responsible for heading region sales for Gramener based out of Mumbai. He has rich experience in Marketing, Business Analytics and Sales. Prior to joining Gramener, Vijay was with Tata Teleservices where he was heading Prepaid Marketing for Karnataka and Kerala Circles. In his career, he has played a diverse leadership roles in Information Technology and Telecommunication sectors. He has demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity, take over & strategically drive business growth. Vijay holds a Bachelors In Computers from Kurukshetra University and a MBA from Symbiosis , Pune.

Vijayam Sirikonda

VP, Sales
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Vijayam is a passionate Sales professional with 15 years of experience in the field of Sales, Marketing,Channel management,business development & strategic planning.Vijayam has an MBA in Marketing from University of Pune. Establishing and maturing trust-based relationships with external and internal stakeholders is a core strength of Vijayam Vijayam has worked across diverse verticals with Tata Teleservices, ABN AMRO Bank, RBS, TATA AIA-Citibank & Indusind Bank.