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Management Team

Shankar

Founder & Chairman

Anand

PRESIDENT & CEO

Krishna

Managing Director (India) & COO

Sri

Senior Vice President

Balaji

Senior Vice President

Eashwar

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Lynn

Operations Director

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Shankar N. Ram

Founder and Chairman

Shankar has over 30 years of experience in product planning, product support, marketing and management; 26 years of which is in Information Technology and in implementing software solutions for major corporations. His strategic vision and strong business acumen has resulted in successful development of profitable business ventures.


Shankar was the founder, Director, through March 2007, of The Laxmi Group, Inc, a subsidiary of Helios & Matheson Information Technology Limited. He is also the founder, Director, President and Chief Executive Office, since September 1987 of Importers Software Services, Inc, an International Trade software solutions company. He is a Director, since April 2005, of Ignify, Inc., an e-commerce product company.


Shankar holds a Masters of Science degree in Systems Science from LSU, Baton Rouge, USA and a Bachelors of Engineering degree from the University of Madras, India.

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Anand Raghavendran

President & CEO

Anand has held various senior management positions with major corporations in the last 14 years, prior to joining GTKonnect as its President & COO in June 2008. He was a Senior Manager with UPS Supply Chain solutions and was VP of operations with ISSI where he oversaw software operations supporting a large client base, where he directed his team in managing numerous implementations and training on time and budget.


Anand currently holds responsibility of managing GTKonnect’s growth strategy and product direction. Anand is a Microsoft Certified trainer (MCT) and a Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Professional (MCBSP) specializing in Dynamics CRM, AX and GP. Anand holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI.


Anand has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Anna University, India and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, California.


Anand enjoys sports and resides with his wife and 2 daughters in Irvine, CA.

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Krishna Kanth

Krishna Kanth Kotagiri

Managing Director (India) & COO

Krishna has over 14 years of experience in Information Technology involving product development, support, training and project management.


Prior to joining GTKonnect, Krishna has been with UPS Trade Management Services as a senior Manager overseeing projects, implementation and training for fortune 500 companies.Krishna is a MCT and Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Professional (MCBSP) specializing in Dynamics AX. Krishna has a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from Nagpur university and Supply chain certification from California State University.


Krishna is actively involved in various cultural organizations and enjoys current affairs, He lives in Hyderabad, India with his wife and 2 children.

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Sriram Ramadas

Senior Vice President

Sri has extensive experience in Business Development, Account Management, Project Management and Product Implementation Management in Information Technology. Sri is also an MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and an MBSP (Microsoft Business Solutions Professional) specializing in Microsoft Dynamics Ax.


He received his PMP certification in November of 2002, and has since then been an active volunteer of the Orange County chapter of PMI, initially in the role of ‘Advertising Chair’ and recently as the Outreach Chair. He helped streamline the advertising process for the chapter, and is now working on increasing the visibility of the chapter and bringing in additional opportunities for sponsorships at the chapter events.


He has worked both in engineering and IT consulting and has been in the IT space for nearly 10 years. He started with The Hofincons Group (now part of Transfield Services, Australia) in the Enterprise Asset Management services and moved on to IT services with The Laxmi Group, Inc (now part of Helios & Matheson Inc) and is currently with GTKonnect, Inc since 2006. He has been extensively involved in the growth of these companies and has capitalized on his strengths in relationship building and management and has helped create and establish strong project management practices for their clients.


A mechanical engineer with an MBA from India, Sri has an active interest in music and lives with his wife and two sons in Irvine, California.

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Balaji Balasubrahmanyam

Senior Vice President

Balaji has over 19 years of experience in Information Technology involving product development, project management, support. Prior to joining GTKonnect, Balaji was with UPS Trade Management Services as a Project Manager supporting large client base. Balaji holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and certificate in project management from Keller Graduate School Of Management ,California.


Balaji enjoys Watching movies, playing cricket and lives in Chennai, India with his wife and son.

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Eashwar Raghavan

Senior Vice President

Eashwar has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology involving product and project management. Prior to joining GTKonnect, Eashwar was with Ignify Software Solutions as Senior Manager. He was involved in various areas which includes product design, architecture, sales and account management. Eashwar holds a degree in Advanced Program in Strategic Management – IIM Calcutta.


Eashwar enjoys reading books and lives in Pune, India with his wife and two sons.

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Lynn Alfieri

Operations Director

Lynn has over 15 years of experience in managing Human Resources and Benefits Administration. She has successfully handled payroll, benefits, immigration and other employee issues for GTKonnect and ISSI. Her knowledge in accounting and taxes makes her the reliable source among our employees for tax and payroll advise.


Lynn, resides in Seal Beach, CA, is a pet lover and regularly takes her dog to various dog shows across the nation.

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