Balaji has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, across application value management, infrastructure management, BPO and Strategic Operations handling, P&L, Delivery, Operations and customer relations across multiple verticals which includes Information Services, Retail & Hospitality, Media & Publishing, Manufacturing & Logistics, and Consumer goods. Balaji has played various roles across geographies viz., USA, Continental Europe, and Asia Pacific, through his previous stints at Patni Computers, L&T Infotech, Cognizant Technology Solutions, and Virtusa Software Solution Limited.
Balaji’s enthusiasm, energy and client focus is a rare gift, and he plays a key role in bringing new clients into GAVS. Balaji heads the Delivery and passionately works on Customer delight. He says work is worship for him, and enjoys watching cricket, listening to classical music and visiting temples.
Chandra heads the IMS practice at GAVS. He has around 25+ years of rich experience in IT Infrastructure Management, enterprise applications design & development and incubation of new products / services in various industries. He was with Genpact earlier, where he had served as CTO for about 7 years before becoming the leader of IP Creation. He had built a new virtual desktop service called LeanDeskSM for Genpact, from ‘concept’ to ‘commercialization’.
He has also created a patent for a mistake proofing application called ‘Advanced Command Interface”. He thinks ahead and his implementation of ‘disk based backup using SAN replication’ in one of his previous organizations as early as in 2005 is a proof of his visionary skills. Chandra is a graduate in Electronics and communication engineering.
Chandra once an avid reader, always sees things from a completely new perspective. He brings those new perspectives in his writing. He wrote about the feelings of a ‘self-respecting’ individual who was caught between waters and survival during the floods in 2015. He captured the feelings of an upcoming fast bowler when Phil Hughes died from a bouncer from Sean Abbott. Against everyone’s wish and prayer, he wrote why Tendulkar should stop at 99 centuries and not try 100. He has plenty of such short stories to write, but not finding time to write them. He has reserved all of them for ‘post retirement’ life. He loves cooking, housekeeping and helping his wife in the morning hours. He jokes his wife hates cricket as much as he loves it.
Mr. Chandrasekar heads our Middle East Operations, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, covering Middle East & APAC geographies. He has led both large, multicultural conglomerates and mid-sized, agile organizations with equal adept. Having driven both IT services & products businesses in the past that requires culturally different mindsets, he continues to add tremendous value to the organization, building & innovating processes. His focus includes growth & expansion through new market creation and acquisition.
He holds Post Graduate degrees in Computer Applications and Management. As an avid networker, he connects with people from all walks of life & always keeps his relationships active. He also spends his spare time watching business shows, movies, playing badminton & traveling.
Dan Franklin has many years of experience in High Tech Sales and Business Development Management roles ranging from IT start ups to Fortune 100 companies. After the acquisition of ThreatGrid in 2014, where he was the VP of Business Development, Dan spent the next 6 years at Cisco as a Sr. Business Development Manager in the Global Security Sales and General Partner Organizations focused on broad ranging Technical Alliances and Managed xSP strategy & go-to-market activities worldwide. From 2006-2013, Dan was a VP at Kaspersky Lab managing Business Development, OEM Sales, and Global Alliances. Prior to Kaspersky Lab, Dan served as the VP of Global Business Development at Radware .
He has a passion for hard work and a recognized track record for consistently assembling and managing successful revenue producing business partnerships globally.
Guru heads the US Sales and is based out of Chicago. He is responsible for the overall business development, customer acquisition, customer engagement, customer growth and client services for GAVS’ growing list of clientele and stakeholders in the US. Guru has over 20 plus years of business leadership experience across industries and geographies. He joined GAVS from a cloud services startup, where he was the Managing Partner. Prior to that, he was the Vice President and part of the Leadership Team at iGate Corp and was responsible for multiple industry verticals.
He is also experienced in marketing and has driven marketing for global companies like Coca-Cola and Asian Paints.He has expertise in engaging with global 2000 CXOs, building businesses through client engagement, building value based relationships and crafting solutions that addresses client business problems. He holds an engineering degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IIM Bangalore, India.His interests include writing blogs on various technology and business issues. Guru is a passionate trekker and a runner and has participated in several marathons and trekked in various regions of the world.
Shenoy is responsible for managing the financial reporting, business finance, financial governance and compliance functions at GAVS. He has over 20years of experience in various aspects of finance. His key strengths are strategic and financial planning, budgeting and internal control, cash flow monitoring, profit monitoring, and administration.
He holds an MBA in Finance and a Certification in General Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Prior to GAVS, he was with Computer Sciences Corporation India for almost 20 years, where he started as a Finance and Account Executive and progressed into various strategic roles including the Controllership of Finance in CSC, India.
Shenoy is a huge cricket fan and cricket keeps him busy during the weekends. He enjoys travelling when he finds the time, and partying with his friends.
Srini is a seasoned IT Professional with expertise in Social, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud Computing. He develops solutions that are futuristic in nature and in alignment with industry analysts. He is a seasoned enterprise IT expert, mainly in the areas of solution, integration and architecture, across structured, unstructured data sources. His latest work involves Natural Language Processing, Semantic Enrichment of Unstructured Data, Data Mining and Predictive Analytics.
He has a strong handle on all tiers of the enterprise IT spectrum and is geared to manage the massive flow of data from Internet of Things (IoT) with appropriate platform, tools and processes. Sriniis passionate about technical blogging. He is ranked as one of the top bloggers in the technology space and has a strong follower base.
Sumit is the CEO of GAVS Technologies. He is also on the board of a few technology companies.
He has been in the Information Technology industry for the last 25+ years and is fascinated with the new trends in technologies in Predictive Analytics, AI, Automation, etc.. and is promoting some of these competencies at GAVS. Sumit is a strong proponent of Culture in the corporate world, and believes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. The leadership team at GAVS and Sumit would like to create a company of “Purpose” within GAVS and espouse the values of Respect, Integrity, Trust and Empathy through their business interactions.
He is an Award-Winning Author of a Book, ‘Success Breakthrough’, that he co-authored with Jack Canfield of the Chicken Soup of the Soul series and other authors. He recently (a couple of weeks ago) won the ‘ET NOW Business Leader of the Year (Technology), and he was selected by the Times Group as óne the ‘Top 50 most promising leaders in Asia’.
In the past, he has been the Head of M&A, Consulting and Global Sales for a publicly-traded (NASDAQ) IT Services company and has been the CEO of a publicly listed company. He has pursued a JV with GE and has engaged with GE for over 15 years. He is an Electrical Engineer and has a PG in Management from IIM Kolkata and an Advanced Professional Certificate from Stern School of Management, NYU. He has done an OPM Executive Program at HBS. He has been an Adjunct Professor teaching Executive MBA and Part-time MBA students at Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey. He is one of the founding charter members of TiE NJ/Phily and has been a guest speaker at various industry forums, Universities and MBA schools.
Individually and through GAVS, Sumit has been involved in various community service activities, and actively pursues tennis, golf and gym activities.