Close to 14 years of Techno-Managerial experience in implementing & managing enterprise scale IT systems and Projects, including simultaneous implementations across time zones. Specialization in the financial services vertical with in-depth knowledge of retail banking operations and sales & marketing function. Academic & personal interest in Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Modelling & Simulations, high-end Computational techniques and Visual Arts. Currently working on a wide range of projects of personal, professional and academic interest, specifically in media, IT, knowledge services & e-Business incubation space. Demonstrated ability to listen to clients’/ prospects’ needs, develop solutions to meet their goals and budgets, and build trust and respect. Held management responsibility for over million dollars of annual technology budget. Successfully managed a business portfolio of 3000 plus customer base and a revenue line of 200 million dollars with EBIT contribution of 1 million dollar annually, deploying direct market activities as well as cross-sell strategies. Extensive experience in managing multiple vendors and partnering teams, delivering diverse products and services. Successfully represented quality and compliance audits for organisations worked for. Have a natural flair for team building, mentoring and nurturing talent.
Mar 2007 - Present
Head, Bangalore Center
Setting up the Bangalore Operations and eBusiness Incubation practice.
Apr 2004 - Feb 2007
Managing projects, implementing Finacle banking solution for client banks.
Mar 2000 - Apr 2004
Managed the Technology function for Citibank India’s Consumer Banking Division. Responsible for preparing and deploying technology budgets to meet the functionality & performance requirements of the IT applications supporting the Cards and Assets business of Citibank India. As part of the Young Leadership Program, took a two year stint in sales and distribution, managing the business line from various technology intensive distribution channels – POS terminals, ATM centres, Payment Gateway, Utility Payments at Citibank Online, Mobile commerce, etc. for the Bangalore region.
Apr 1997 - Jun 1998
Asst. System Analyst
Tata Consultancy Services
Lead IT consultancy efforts on two GE Capital company projects (Y2K & Migration) that earned for TCS, SEI-CMM Level 4 accreditation.
May 1995 - Aug 1995
Indian Institute of Planning and Management
Jul 1993 - Jul 1995
Founder & CEO
T A Publications
Executed projects for clients in consultancy, design and execution of media products. Most notable among them was starting up a Delhi based Fortnightly Magazine, Torque Action partnering with its publisher, Amit Kumar. Responsible for the entire Publication-content design and management, editorial desk management & Marketing. Heading a team of 26 members.