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Leadership

Meet our global leaders with extensive experience committed to making a difference for our clients and employees.

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Venkat Davarapalli

President and CEO

Under Venkat’s leadership and oversight, CES grew from scratch into a global organization of 1500+ people servicing 100+ clients across the globe. With his wide experience, Venkat mentors future CES leaders and fosters a culture of trust. Always passionate about meaningful changes, he encourages talent to transform business problems into solutions with innovative ideas. Providing the best customer and employee experience is the key to business growth is what he believes in and practices. 

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Kundan Singh

Executive Vice President

Kundan has been instrumental in establishing the Fund Accounting service line and its growth over the years for CES.  Kundan has over 17+ years of experience with proven success of People Management, Process stabilization and improvement, Quality management, and Operations. He specializes in Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Fund of Funds and Fund operations across various Asset Class.

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Samuel Sunil Kumar Kamireddy

Assistant Vice President - Sales & Account Management

Responsible for building client relationships with mid-large investment management firms in North America region. Sam has over 16 years of experience in handling various responsibilities in Sales, Marketing and Account Management. Before joining CES, Sam has been instrumental in building and managing business development team for Sunera Technologies. Prior to that, Sam worked with ValueLabs and was responsible for sales operations.

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Gopi Goud Kappala  

VP, Legal Entity Accounting

Gopi Goud Kappala, a Chartered Accountant, with 16+ years of Fund Accounting & Administration experience in Investment Management industry. Rich experience in Legal Entity Accounting, Fund Accounting & Trade Support across multiple Investment Funds like Hedge Funds, Private Equity & Mutual Funds. He is proficient in Business Operations, Project Management and Client Management.

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Vijay Voddepalli

Asst. Vice President

A management professional with over 17 years of experience in investment banking operations and procurement domain. He managed multiple teams across offshore operations and he is an expert in the transition process. He has extensive hands-on experience in the entire Accounts Payable process with Workday as an ERP.

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Abhay Baranwal

AVP, Fund Accounting - Closed End

Abhay, with more than 13 years of experience in Fund Accounting, NAV calculations and Financial reporting for Hedge funds, Fund of Funds and PE funds, has played a pivotal role in transitioning and setting up the Closed End PE Fund Accounting team in CES. He brings in with him robust expertise into Data migrations, Fund conversions, People management and Process Transitions & Training and has worked with multiple clients at CES.

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Hemanth Kakani

Account Manager

Hemanth has an overall experience of 15+ years in Customer Servicing within BPO industry with effective people management skills. Possess experience in Transition Management, Team management & Project management accompanied by Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration.

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Ramesh Bhatt

Vice President

A Financial professional with around 15+ years of experience into Fund Accounting domain, and providing his expertise in the areas of Client Onboarding, Fund Migration, Process Automation, Portfolio Accounting and NAV Calculation process, along with Fund Conversion for our clients. He also played vital role in creating reconciliation tool for our clients called "CashTrax" to perform cash and position reconciliation.

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Aftab Hussain

Vice President

With15 years of hardcore expertise in Fund Accounting domain, Aftab is specialized in Process Migration, Client Onboarding, Automation, NAV Calculation and People Management. He also helped in developing CashTrax and Acquity tool for CES.

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Abhi Majumdar

Director - Technology and Client Relations

A senior technology leader, Abhi brings with him close to 19 years of hedge fund front-office domain expertise, rich experience of alternative data management, and a strong reputation for outstanding project management, and product development.

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Banshi Jannila

Director – Account Management

Banshi Krishna Jannila brings 15 years of experience into client relationship, strategic planning, business operations and delivery. He loves dealing with clients from various industries.

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Meghal Nishitbhai Chokshi

Assistant Vice President – Client Relations

Meghal is a PMP-certified management professional with 10+ years of diverse experience in operations, sales, and transitions. His core expertise includes business operations, project management, business transformation through process transition, innovation, team building,  and driving strategic initiatives for clients in the finance domain. Being adept in Account and Client Management, he is now a Global Lead for Investor Operations for multiple Asset Management firms. With his wide experience, he contributed to building a sizable team in a niche domain for a reputed client. Before CES, his stint was with leading brands like Cognizant Technology Solutions and Mobius Knowledge Services.

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Sai Shekar Thatikonda

AVP - Compliance

Sai Shekar.T heads Legal and Compliance department pertaining to the offshore operations of a global asset management account. He is responsible for the day to day operations of business and the delivery.

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Hari Prasad Dasu

Manager, Corporate Finance

A finance professional with 15+ years of experience in varied domains including in Business Analytics, Fund performance and reporting, Management Reporting, Financial Analysis, Actuals vs Budget reporting, Project Management, and Process Automation. Has been involved in pre-sales, business development and client management. Has contributed to building up the sizable team in a niche domain for a reputed client.

Certified in Project management from Prince2 (Beginner and Practitioner), Scrum master from Scrum Alliance, Corporate Finance Analyst and Business Intelligence professional from VSkills India (A Govt. of India enterprise)

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Satya Karnati

Manager, Accounting

A qualified CMA having 12+ years of experience in the domains like Accounts payable, Reconciliations, Mortgage financial operations, Payroll, expertise in Tax handlings and statutory compliances. Skilled at communicating and developing relationships with Clients.

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Vasanthi Ambrose

Project Lead

Vasanthi has more than 10 years of experience in handling teams and overseeing development using various tech stacks. She has been instrumental in building up a sizeable team for one of the company's renowned accounts.

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Raju Vedala

CEO, CES Business Technologies

As the CEO of CES Business Technologies, Raju brings a forward-thinking approach and extensive leadership experience, consistently driving corporate success. Throughout his career, he has adeptly led organizations through strategic initiatives, fostering innovation and upholding a solid commitment to excellence. His contributions have consistently fueled sustainable business growth, improved operational efficiency, and cultivated a collaborative, high-performance culture. At the forefront of shaping CES Business Technologies' strategy, he spearheads SAP Business initiatives aligned with the broader organizational vision, advancing the company toward continued growth and success.

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Krishna Tennety

AVP, CES Business Technologies

A seasoned finance professional with ICMAI and XLRI credentials, Krishna boasts extensive SAP consulting expertise in global delivery and transition management across major corporations. With over two decades of leadership spanning Asia Pac, Europe, and the US, Krishna excels in driving multicultural teams to ensure top-tier delivery and client satisfaction. A former head of business development in Germany, France, and the USA, Krishna played a pivotal role in successful SAP projects at Tata Steel, Poland, and Cambodia. He is process-driven, achieving CMMI Level 3, ISO 9001, and 27001 certifications, embodying a commitment to quality that fosters enduring client partnerships and organic growth.

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Mohana Kancharla

Promoter & Whole-Time Director

Mohan a Business Management Specialist with 20+ years of cross-functional experience in the IT industry. Proficient in business planning and transformation, team management & delivery. Rich experience in functional areas like Business Planning, Operations, Project Management, Quality, Innovation, Legal, HR, Accounts, and Corporate Affairs. He has a deep understanding of technology, vast experience in cross-cultural relationships, International alliances, and marketing.

Mohan a Business Management Specialist with 20+ years of cross-functional experience in the IT industry. Proficient in business planning and transformation, team management & delivery. Rich experience in functional areas like Business Planning, Operations, Project Management, Quality, Innovation, Legal, HR, Accounts, and Corporate Affairs. He has a deep understanding of technology, vast experience in cross-cultural relationships, International alliances, and marketing.

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Ramesh Tavva

Vice President - Operations

Ramesh Tavva, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has specialized knowledge and expertise in the areas of accounting, business and finance, audit, taxation, software programming, human resources, immigration and general management.

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Neena Abraham

President - HR

A HR practitioner for nearly two decades, Neena heads the Human Resources function for CES group companies. Neena holds a Master’s in Business Management and Public Personnel Management.

A HR practitioner for nearly two decades, Neena heads the Human Resources function for CES group companies. Neena holds a Master’s in Business Management and Public Personnel Management.

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Mahendra Natharao Kolipakam

Associate Director- Compliance and Governance

Mahendra heads the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC),  Cyber Security Compliance, Vulnerability Assessment and Pen. Test for organisation and products at CES. He drives all initiative of compliance like Information Security, Data Security, Audits, etc and responsible for ISO 27001, ISO 22301,SOC, PCIDSS, HIPAA,CMMI, etc Certifications. He is a Certified Information Security Auditor - CISA from ISACA-USA, Lead Auditor for ISO 27001:2013- Information Security, Lead Auditor for ISO 22301-Business Continuity Management.

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Ejaz Ali

Creative Group Head

A UX evangelist at heart, Ejaz has more than 15 years of experience in UI and UX and he has been at the forefront of developing creative strategy for several online products over the years.

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Chaitali Bhattacharjee

Content Specialist

A communication professional with 15+ years of experience, Chaitali worked in a leading media house and diverse business verticals as an Editor, Content Strategist, Creative Consultant, and Web Columnist. Chaitali specializes in strategizing, collaborating, creating, editing, and optimizing content with effective and quality messaging incorporating best practices and inbound marketing frameworks across various marketing and branding collateral. Her works are published in acclaimed forums like Huffington post-India, Times of India Soulcurry, New Indian Express, Narrow Road journal, Existere Journal, etc.

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Raju Konduru

Managing Director

Raju’s passion lies in building effective teams, delivering high quality and efficient software to CES customers. This passion coupled with highly competent leadership team has made CES, a world-class software development company.

Raju’s passion lies in building effective teams, delivering high quality and efficient software to CES customers. This passion coupled with highly competent leadership team has made CES, a world-class software development company.

He loves to strategize and enhance Digital Transformation Service capabilities at CES.

Raju likes Hiking and Driving.

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Rohit Vipin Mathews

Solution Architect

With more than a decade of programming experience, Rohit helps customers by providing technology solutions to business problems.
Rohit mainly works with technology modernisation, cloud adoption and full stack development with web and mobile.
Rohit is a speaker and organiser for various communities and events along with contributing and maintaining multiple OSS projects.

Also, Rohit is an animal lover specially his dog and loves spending quality time with his family and friends in his free time.

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Ankur Nair

Solution Architect

With over 12 years of experience in a combined field of computational analytics and deep learning, Ankur brings a niche expertise on both technical and strategic consulting services.

He helps our customers with alternative and effecient solutions by building a bridge between data and decisions.

Takes a special interest towards implementing data pipelines in the manufacturing domain. Helping customers achieve high volume data insights using Industry 4.0 principles.

He enjoys to explore & taste different cuisine's, watch action thriller flicks & spend time with his kid.

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Anurag Sharma

Practice Head – UI & DevOps Services

Decade long experience in optimizing business value through effective user experiences across industries. Lead cross functional teams for developing intuitive user interfaces for mobile, tablet and immersive (AR, VR & MR) devices.

A Cloud Architect and DevOps evangelist, brings strategic mindset in optimizing cloud migrations and effective code delivery using continuous integration & deployment pipelines.

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Gunarathinam Mahalingam

Practice Head – Analytics Alliance

Guna is passionate about Data and Analytics. He helps our customer to implement Data-Driven culture, cloud enablement to deliver modern data platform. He is responsible for setting the growth strategy, industry-specific analytics solutions, strategic partnerships, and talent development for the Data & Analytics portfolio in the industry.

He loves to write blogs on technical stuffs and to coach people.

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Ravishankar Sadasivam

Associate Director – HR

Ravi comes with 14 years of experience in building and managing human relations. He leads our HR & Culture transformation within the organization. His expertise is in envisioning and enabling Human Minds towards individual and organizational growth.

An avid reader who loves to play cricket, connect & coach by exploring mindsets and expressing right intention to empower people.

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Chaitanya Kumar Vummethala

Associate Director - Business Development

With over 16 years of experience in Market Research and Client Relations, Chaitanya has been consulting and helping our customers with appropriate digital solutions. Over the years Chaitanya has built competent sales teams in expanding CES's business in the North American region.

Besides Sales, Chaitanya enjoys cooking, watching drama, and visiting incredible places along with his family.

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Jithen R Sharma

Associate Director - Business Development

Jithen is a pragmatic and enthusiastic sales professional with over 14 years of experience in providing technology consulting services to US-based clients. His expertise in building customer relationships and bridging the gap between client and the delivery team has helped CES acquire New Business from North American region. He also helps develop Marketing Strategies.

Jithen is a shuttler on weekends, a cycling enthusiast and enjoys occasional road-trips with his family.

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Dinesh Guptha

Senior Manager - Finance

Dinesh is a humble leader with 15+ years of in Finance & Accounting. His keen interest is in leveraging Financial intelligence for devising operational metrics and tracking performance at org. level towards sustainability & growth YoY.

He loves playing cricket, enjoys to travel & explore different cultures. He is also passionate about coaching and mentoring people.

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Sri Sudharshan Mukuntha Rao

Head, Project Management Office

With over 16 years of experience, Sri has been instrumental in implementing best practices & techniques to ensure excellence in service delivery. His contributions to global PMO community is worth mentioning.

He is passionate to develop communities, explore different mediums to express his thoughts, excited about his learnings.

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Nachiketa Amarnathprasad

Associate Director - QA Practice

Nachi is a curious and passionate individual focused on software quality, efficiency and security. Being passionate about quality software and an automation lover, his focus is always on enabling the customers with best-in-tech solutions for achieving end-to-end software quality, reducing testing costs, increasing test ROI, and automated quality reports.

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Karthikeyan Anandan

Associate Director - Enterprise Applications Development

Karthikeyan is the head of Mobile Technologies at CES. With over 12 years of experience providing Mobility solutions he is passionate about resolving simple to complex problems of enterprises by building native/cross platform applications.

He loves playing sports, watching comedy flicks, exploring the latest gadgets and connecting with new people.

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Amarnath Alur

CEO

Instrumental in building the CES 50 million dollar business and passionate about helping customers achieve their business transformation, Amar brings with him 27 years of rich experience in business strategies, customer relationship management, service delivery, and leadership mentoring in information technology services. As a front-line leader driving growth and bottom-line impact, he has extensive experience working in the Enterprise Applications domain, managing relationships across North America, Europe, and India.

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Velu Palani

Director

Velu is an accomplished sales leader with a proven track record of success in establishing profitable business practices for enterprise applications like Salesforce and Workday across various industry verticals. Along with having a relentless focus on customer excellence, he is highly proficient at building teams from scratch and leading mergers and acquisitions.

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Krishna Gandra

COO

As the Chief Operating Officer of CES, Krishna ensures the performance and scalability of the firm’s operating model to enable sustainable growth. Krishna is a seasoned global executive focused on client-value creation, leveraging his experience in ERP consulting, financial management, business process re-engineering, and application support. He leads multiple critical business areas, including business operations, delivery excellence, sales, and presales. With extensive industry and ERP consulting experience, Krishna helps customers achieve maximum ROI from their ERP investments. His passion for providing Oracle solutions to solve business problems helps customers attain maximum value from Oracle ERP implementation. 

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Kumar Ganapathiraju

Sr. Vice President - Cloud Services

Kumar brings a highly effective leadership style with a commitment to long-term ROI. With 25+ years of a professional career in North America, Europe, and India, he brings with him unparalleled experience at all levels of business decision-making. His expertise involves extensive and diverse areas of implementation of ERP projects, on-premises and cloud SaaS, PaaS and IaaS technologies, custom applications development using Waterfall and Agile methodologies – managing P/L, people, programs and projects, accounting, internal audit, ISO 9000, plant maintenance, production control, quality assurance, sales, order fulfilment, and financials.

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Vinay Alluri

Director - Operations

As the Director of Operations, Vinay Alluri currently heads the Global Development Centre. With substantial delivery management experience in the service line, he and the team are focused on delivering of end-to-end solutions for our customers. Vinay Alluri has diverse experience across industry sectors like Manufacturing, Digital, Hi-Tec, Distribution, Financials etc., which helps us offer enterprise solutions to our customers. He carries Consulting and implementation experience across the globe (North America, Europe, Middle east, Japan etc.,)

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Rajeev Malur

Sr. Manager – Business Development

Rajeev is a seasoned leader with 23+ years of experience who previously worked with top fortune 500 companies. He brings expertise in business development, sales lifecycle, client management, qualifying leads, and acquiring new customers. Rajeev specializes in providing client-specific solutions and manages client relationships across North America and South America. In his free time, he likes to read History and Theology.

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Ashutosh Mohan

Senior Manager – CRM

Ashutosh has wide experience helping customers achieve the full potential of CRM applications to fuel business growth. He leads a highly adept and experienced team responsible for implementing different SaaS CRM products like Salesforce, Zoho, HubSpot, and Sugar CRM across industry verticals. With expertise in setting up business processes across diverse domains and departments, Ashutosh focuses on efficient delivery.

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Jayasimha Reddy Sunki

Associate Director - IT Infrastructure Services

Results driven and delivery focused IT infrastructure, data centre and operations support professional with 14 years of experience. Expertise in  IT infrastructure and Cyber security, Service Delivery, Pre-Sales, Team Management, Technical Support, Customer Relationship Management. Helps organizations setting up Vulnerability Management and driving large scale remediations with minimal downtime. Manage 24x7 support teams from offshore for clients globally.

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Siva Chandra AV

Sr. Technical Manager - Cloud & DevOps Services

IT Solutions Architect holding 13+ years' experience supporting global projects across, USA & EMEA. Currently spearheading as Cloud and DevOps Solutions Architect and InfoSec Evangelist, Versatile in handling technical projects pertaining to Modernization, Integration, Migration and Data Analytics.

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Abhinav Ramname

Manager – End User Technology Services

An IT Infrastructure specialist with 12 years’ experience in Enterprise IT Support dealing with Service Desk, O365, Citrix and Hybrid Server Infrastructure in on-premise and on Cloud environments. Expertise in handling Cross Platform Operating systems.

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Satyam Bheemarasetti

Director

Satyam is passionate about sustainability and renewables and helps enterprise customers achieve Net Zero, high efficiency and outcome as a trusted digital partner – by offering advanced technology solutions and industry specific digital services. He has vast international experience in product innovation, digital enterprise solutions, and Cyber Security. CES NeoSilica team has strong experience in technical, data and functional to bring insight, experience, and commitment to ensure customer success in areas such as – Renewables, ESG, Storage, EV, Industry 4, Smart Grid through Accelerated Digitalization and Cyber Security.

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Ravi Prasad Patruni

Founder/CTO

Ravi has over 25 years of international experience as innovator and change leader and is passionate about furthering technology, products, and solutions for a sustainable planet.  He is instrumental in developing the NSOT Digital Platform with Industrial IoT and Cloud technologies  for Industrial/B2B applications across multiple verticals - Power, Renewable Energy, Smart Buildings and other Industrial and Commercial sectors. He has developed strong international teams  for Product Development, Deployments and  Tier-1/Tier-2 Customer Support  across  different geographies including US, India, Europe and Japan. Ravi is helping clients for Product and Solution development - from definition through design and engineering, implementation,  deployments and long term  support. 

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Veerababu Tirumalasetty

Vice President- Sales & Business Development

Veera brings with him 22 yrs. of diverse global experience across the business value chain spanning Sales, Business development & Program Management. His domain experience helps customers developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve their sustainability and digital transformation targets across Renewables, Buildings, and Smart Grids & Industries.

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Adrees Rana

Vice President - Sales

Adrees is passionate about customers’ success and goes the extra mile to ensure that engagement objectives are met and exceeded. As a strategic thinker and a consultative practitioner, he forges trusted relationships with clients’ business and operations executives to discover and deliver new value drivers in their transformation journeys.  He is responsible for market ownership, growth strategy, and client satisfaction in Retail and Financial Services industries. 

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Farooq Ali

General Manager E-commerce Operations

Farooq is a versatile customer focused operations executive with 20 years of experience in strategic planning, execution, and project management. He has a proven track record of building and managing high-performance teams to deliver successful outcomes to clients. He is a motivational, passionate and a dynamic leader, who is trusted by clients and colleagues alike to solve their problems and help capture new opportunities.

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Sudhakar Velivela

Center Manager

Sudhakar has a long history working in the BPM Industry and he is skilled in the realms of operations, HR functions, general management and infrastructure development.

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Rajkumar Johnson

Senior Manager Operations

A seasoned operations professional with 18+ years of experience in the ecommerce industry relating to customer service, financial services & fraud prevention domains. He has a demonstrated history of driving results, solving problems with a strong execution mindset. He has been actively involved in strategic planning to grow the teams, run projects of organizational importance, and mentor associates and junior managers to move to leadership roles. He has successfully on-boarded, implemented & took ownership for many critical client projects at CES.

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David Livingston

Senior Manager Fraud & Chargebacks

A dynamic-operations professional with overall 14+ years of experience in helping clients in the Financial Services and Retail Industries. He has extensive knowledge in fraud prevention, chargeback management, customer service, collections and in the development of risk mitigation strategies. His passion is to deliver a service that exceeds the customer expectations & creates a valuable business relationship with all stakeholders.

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Senthil Kumar

Manager Creative Design Operations

Senthil is a creative professional with 20+ years of experience in photo studio operations and digital assets in the e-commerce industry. His hands-on experience in graphic design, website and brand development has helped many clients transform their ecommerce business operations. He manages and mentors delivery teams while ensuring that clients’ expectations are exceeded on a daily basis.

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Varadha Rajan

Manager Creative Design Operations

Varadha is a seasoned professional with 20+ years of extensive experience in helping clients with digital assets optimization in the ecommerce industry. He has been instrumental in developing Proof of Concepts and converting them into successful project outcomes for clients. His passion for AI and machine learning is helping clients with their creative projects.