Prathmesh Deshpande

Assistant Vice President

Work History

Work History
Jul 2013 - Present

Assistant Vice President

Barclays Investment Bank
Managing QA for Equity Finance (Cash & Synthetics)
Jul 2011 - Jul 2013

Test Manager for Projects of a Major British Investment Bank

Cognizant Technology Solutions
Managing QA for Equity Finance Project.
Jun 2009 - Jul 2011

Technical lead

Infosys Technologies ltd.
Client: Major Swiss IB (Pune – India, Hong Kong, London – UK.) Worked with Major Swiss IB in projects for Credit Risk and Derivatives & Equities departments (D&EL) between March 06 – Till date. Project Description - Credit Risk – QA Technical Test Lead: June’ 09 – Till date This project aims at covering the quality assurance of suite of credit risk applications covering all the streams viz. Core, Analytics, Workflow, and Reporting. Responsibilities • Plan and manage the Releases, off cycle changes and other associated milestones. • Manage Quality Centre and ensure Effective usage of multiple Test Environments. • Liaise with various Front Office teams and manage all the testing phases from System Testing to UAT and drive the Defect Deferral Process. • Improve the QA processes and ensure that they are followed. • Ensure that the Triage process for requirement prioritization is followed and scope communication is transparent and all the teams are aware of the scope. • Assist PMs in ensuring SOX compliance for all the releases. • Ensure data quality in the environments is kept at the desired level.
Mar 2006 - May 2009

Test Analyst

Infosys Technologies
Client: Major Swiss IB (Pune – India, Hong Kong.) Project Description – D&EL – QA This covers the quality assurance and testing for the Equity Derivatives business on a Front-to-back basis. QA scope covers all the equity derivative applications under Valuation and Quoting, Decision Support, Price Distribution, Pre Trade Support and Post Trade Support. Responsibilities • Performed all activities in a software test life cycle starting from requirement gathering/validation till QA sign-off and post project analysis. • Lead teams to deliver high quality assurance services for complex business applications. • Managed a team of software test engineers across India, and APAC (Hong Kong and Tokyo). • Completed feasibility studies, framework development and implementation using QTP for several web as well as windows based applications. • Worked closely with business analyst and the users to come up with business specific scenarios and co-ordination during UAT • Managed the process for the overall D&EL QA team and raised the project from CMMi level from 3 to 5.


1999 - 2003

Bachelor of engineering

University of Mumbai
Mechanical Engineering
1984 - 1997

Holy Mary Convent High School




Agile Methodologies

Software Project Management


Rapid Software Testing



Microsoft SQL Server

Test Strategy


Manual Testing

Release Management

Quality Center

Test Management