Digital Beyond Transformation
Digital technologies, led by software, the internet, mobile, APIs and microservices, cloud, and AI will disrupt, if not subsume, every industry as we know it.
Mukund BalasubramanianCo-founder & CTO, Photon
Our job is to design, develop, and support the most innovative digital experiences created for our client portfolio of leading global companies.
With unparalleled access to a worldwide network of digital engineers. Seasoned problem solvers, they engineer the most challenging digital transformation projects for our clients.
Our global leadership team represents an entirely new blend of business intelligence and tech expertise. Each member is dedicated to catalyzing change, delivering results and partnering with you to solve your complex business issues and help transform your business through digital technologies.
Srinivas is the Chairman and CEO at Photon, and has had a history of building category-leading, highly profitable companies. Since he was appointed Photon’s CEO in 2007, the company has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue - creating billions of dollars in market value. Photon is the world’s largest and fastest-growing provider of Digital Experiences, building highly engaging Mobile-First experiences for industry leaders across Retail, Financial Services, CPG Manufacturers, Hospitality, Automotive, Healthcare & Pharma, among others.
In fact, over 40% of the Fortune 100 have chosen Photon as their Digital Agency Partner of choice. Prior to Photon, Srinivas was Founder, President and CEO at Infravio Inc, a Stanford University incubated Silicon Valley company, which was a pioneer in the Web Services and SOA Infrastructure space. Srinivas led the successful sale of Infravio to webMethods in 2006 for a little over $40 million after which Srinivas served on the webMethod’s CEO’s Executive Management team.
Srinivas began his career in 1997 as an equity and derivatives trader at JP Morgan and Credit Lyonnais Securities at Mumbai, India, running the largest Institutional trading desk in India when he was at Credit Lyonnais. The trading desk was ranked as the best in the country. Srinivas is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS), Pilani.
Mukund is the CTO at Photon. His strategic thought and technology leadership is the driving force for the innovation that Photon provides to its Fortune 100 customers. As a trusted technology advisor, he guides and advises CIOs on their evolving omni-channel and Digital strategy. He was previously VP - Product Development at webMethods, leading middleware technology firm. Prior to that he was co-founder and CTO at Infravio Inc, a Valley based company which was a pioneer in the Web Services and SOA Infrastructure space. Mukund has served as an active member and adviser to several standards organisations such as XML Schema, W3C Web Services architecture and Open Source web services. Mukund is an alumnus of Stanford University and is a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
As Executive Vice President – Engineering Muhamad manages a multi-national team in India, Indonesia, Europe, and the United States of over 4,500+ people and is responsible for mentoring, leading and recruiting the engineering team. He provides technical and innovation direction for building Mobile, Social Network Apps, SOA solutions, and Web 3.0 applications. He has designed and implemented scalable cost-effective solutions for all clients and is involved in all aspects of sales, from pre-sales to contract signing and delivery.
Momo joined Photon with more than 10 years of experience in architecting scalable high-performance systems. Prior to joining Photon, he was a Principal Engineer at Applied Predictive Technologies. Prior to Applied Predictive Technologies, Muhamad co-founded Infravio along with Mukund and Srinivas in 1999 and was a Principal Engineer at Infravio. Muhamad has a Master in CS from the University of Pennsylvania where he focused his research on Peer to Peer Distributed Database.
As CFO, Sanjiv has responsibility for devising and implementing our organic and inorganic growth strategies; business analysis and planning; corporate legal; treasury; partnerships and business development; marketing and investor relations. Sanjiv joined Photon in 2012 as the SVP - Corporate Strategy and Development. Prior to joining Photon, Sanjiv was the Senior Vice President- Investment Banking at Allegro Corporate Finance Advisors, a leading Bangalore based boutique investment banking firm with over 10 years of investment banking experience. Prior to Allegro he was with ICICI Limited, GE Capital and CRISIL. Sanjiv is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Hariprasad is part of the Executive Leadership Team at Photon responsible for maintaining and developing strategic enterprise customer relationships. He takes the lead on delivering on our commitments to key relationships and in identifying opportunities to expand the scope of Photon’s involvement in these accounts. Hariprasad has been instrumental in ensuring Photon’s positioning with our major enterprise customers and has grown all our major enterprise accounts into multi-million dollar accounts. Prior to joining Photon, Hariprasad was Senior Product Manager at Servigistics, the leading provider of Service Lifecycle Management solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Servigistics, Hari was a Project Manager at i2 Technologies, the market leading provider of supply chain management solutions. Hariprasad has a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Annah oversees the creative team consisting of UX and UI designers, UX researchers and video editors, as well as the overall creative delivery of client projects spanning North America, Central and South America, and Europe. Annah has a solid background in tech, starting her career in development, with an undergraduate IT degree majoring in Data Communications and Artificial Intelligence. She transitioned to design with two design centric masters degrees over her career with the most recent from the internationally renowned art school, Central Saint Martins. Her career has spanned across roles in Melbourne, London, and New York and she has worked on a wide breadth clients in a range of verticals including M&Ms (New York), L’Oréal (Paris), Walgreens Boots Alliance (London), Metlife (Mexico City), Olive Garden (Orlando), Petco (San Diego) and Neiman Marcus (Dallas).
Srini is part of the Executive Leadership Team at Photon responsible for Customer Success of Strategic Clients across all industry sectors. His specialties include building large business relationships and leading high-impact digital transformation initiatives. Prior to joining Photon, Srini served in several business leadership roles at Wipro Limited for over two decades. He led the Digital Transformation Charter across Retail, Consumer Goods, Distribution, Travel, Transportation, Media, Technology & Gaming sectors helping clients reimagine their experiences and apply technology meaningfully to enable business agility and drive efficiencies at scale. His current areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence and Astrophysics. Srini holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering.
Leif is responsible for the Pre-Sales and Solution Management teams at Photon. He takes leadership on solution ideation and development for prospects and existing customers, identifying opportunities to leverage Photon’s expertise to deliver digital projects that accelerate time-to-value and ROI. Leif collaborates with the Strategic Account Management and the Solution Delivery teams to facilitate a smooth project transition from Pre-Sales to delivery. Prior to joining Photon, Leif spent 10 years directing Global Sales Consulting and Strategy-focused Commerce and Omni-Channel solutions as part of Oracle’s Retail Global Business Unit and the Commerce Innovation Group as part of Art Technology Group.
Deepak Sharma is part of the executive leadership team at Photon accountable for Strategy Consulting, Pre-Sales, and Customer Success. He leads with clients on shaping their digital innovation agenda. Deepak is instrumental in collaborating with clients on designing future consumer experiences and building joint transformation roadmaps with our major enterprise customers. He is responsible for shaping our industry-leading Customer Success model for services. Prior to Photon, Deepak was a Partner/Managing Director at Deloitte Consulting where he co-founded Deloitte's Customer Success practice focused on driving customer and digital experience transformations across a diverse portfolio of Fortune 500 clients. Before that he was an Associate Partner at IBM Global Services focused on leading customer experience transformation efforts across a large portfolio of B2B companies. Deepak has an MBA from R.I.T. (NY) and a B.E. (Hons.) Chemical Engineering from B.I.T.S. (Pilani) in India.
Prior to joining Photon, Chris worked at a Silicon Valley boutique firm assisting entrepreneurs, founders and start-ups with numerous issues including formation, seed & venture financing and intellectual property strategies. Chris also worked as a litigator, representing clients in business litigation and intellectual property disputes in a variety of federal District and Circuit courts, domestic and international arbitration tribunals, and the trial and appellate courts of California. Chris earned a JD from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco cum laude and a BA from Yale University.
Tania Chopra is our Vice President, Account Management. She is responsible for driving and cultivating overall customer success across all industry verticals for strategic digital client partners.
Tania brings in 20 years of experience in Banking, Financial, and Payments technology. She has a proven track record of building excellent client relationships, leading large and complex negotiations, and executing multi-million dollar cost savings during her tenure at JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Sun Trust Banks, and Bank of America.
Before joining Photon, Tania served as the Director of Loyalty Products and Services at Mastercard. Tania received her Bachelor’s in Supply Chain from Michigan State University and the Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the Eli Broad School of Business. In addition, she completed her Executive Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was selected for the Women’s Leadership program at Yale School of Management.
From our Chicago office, Jim Kim is Chief Creative Officer and leads design teams in Dallas, New York, Chicago, and Chennai. From UX/UI to social media marketing, to integrated campaigns, Jim brings 15+ years of digital marketing experience. He was previously VP - Group Creative Director at Digitas and Creative Director at Critical Mass.
Anantha is responsible for overseeing the delivery of solutions and services to key customer accounts that are executed across solution centers. Over the last 4+ years, he has successfully delivered programs for major F100 and G2000 accounts and built competencies in the SOA/Java, PHP/Drupal and Mobile platforms. Anantha is an IT professional with 18+ years of experience in Sales, Product Management, SAP Consultancy, eBusiness and software services. Anantha holds a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engg).
Rajalakshmi S Arumugam is our Senior Vice President of Delivery. She is responsible for driving Photon's overall delivery across all industry verticals.
Rajalakshmi brings 20+ years of experience in Banking & Finance, Payments, Healthcare, Property Insurance & Reinsurance, Retail, Media, and Publishing. She holds digital transformation expertise in complex programs, large teams, and delivering multi-million-dollar programs. In addition, Rajalakshmi’s vast experience as a SAFe SPC Coach is valuable to strengthening Photon’s delivery across agile programs.
Prior to Photon, Rajalakshmi was a Client Delivery Partner & Leader at Infosys. Rajalakshmi has done her Leadership Certification Program at Stanford University and has a master's degree in computer applications from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
Michael is responsible for developing and enhancing the brand and driving growth. Managing all aspects of the company communications and marketing initiatives. In addition, leading the business development organization and managing and growing relationships with key strategic vendor partners.
Michael has spent over 20 years in the marketing domain, leading CPG companies in launching and accelerating the growth of their global digital businesses. Prior to working at Photon, Michael served as the Head of eCommerce and CRM at L’Oreal USA, reporting directly to the Chief Marketing Officer of L'Oreal Americas.
Renil Kumar is our Chief Human Resources Officer. Renil is a seasoned human resource professional with 20+ years of HR leadership experience across domestic and international geographies.
He has extensive experience in Talent Management, Employee Engagement, and Mergers & Acquisitions. Renil also specializes in using Data Analytics in HR transformation to enhance and personalize employee experience. In Photon, he focuses on modernising the HR processes and enhancing the overall employee experience. Before Photon, Renil worked as Vice President of HR in Wipro. He is based in Bangalore, India.
Sivaprasad Reddy is the Chief Operating Officer at Photon. As COO, Siva is responsible for global operations including project management office, delivery management operations, profitability, talent acquisition, talent engagement, HR, global infrastructure, facilities and administration. Siva is a seasoned hand with over two decades of expertise in the technology industry. He is an ex-Photonite and was the SVP of Operations at Photon between 2007 and 2012, prior to which he worked with Wipro as a Delivery Manager, primarily handling the F100 Accounts. Most recently, Siva has served as the EVP of Research and Analytics at Manthan Systems, a Big Data / Analytics company based in Bangalore.
Vignesh Raja is the Vice President of Sales and New Business Operations at Photon. He is responsible for implementing best practices in driving global sales. Vignesh brings with him 20+ years of experience working with Wipro, Sutherland Global Services and prior engagements in software service sales for F500 and G2000 enterprises. Since joining Photon, he has played a key leadership role in driving sustainable growth, winning new customer logos and managing key client relationships that have helped Photon become an industry leader. Collaborating closely with Photon’s founders, Vignesh sources the best ideas across Internet consulting, mobility, IT sales, IT services, operations, customer support, and relationship management. Vignesh holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Applications and an MBA degree from the University of Madras in India.
Abhijit is part of the executive leadership team serving as Executive Vice President of Delivery at Photon. He is responsible for global delivery excellence with Photon’s strategic customers across various industry verticals. Abhijit has over 24 years of IT industry success, leading large enterprise-level IT initiatives across industry sectors, and multi-shore execution with proven account management and delivery expertise.
Prior to joining Photon, Abhijit played several leadership roles at ITC Infotech, Wipro and HCL. Abhijit holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.
Dinesh, a well-rounded finance professional, is presently serving as the Chief Accounting Officer (SVP-Finance) at Photon Interactive Pvt. Ltd.. During his career of over 22 years, Dinesh has worked extensively in all areas finance, spanning Treasury, Corporate Law, Forex, Structured Derivatives, Financial Analysis & Planning, Procurement, M&A, Banking, Fund Raising, Booking Keeping and Project Finance. Prior to Photon, he had worked at Shasun Pharmaceuticals Limited, a listed pharma company based out of India. He had served Shasun for close to 10 years, joining as an intern, and growing through the ranks as their Company Secretary and Dy. General Manager - Finance during the service.
Dinesh is currently member of CFA Institute, US and ICSI, India.
Gayathri Doraiswami is the Vice-President of Delivery at Photon. Gayathri comes with 23 years of strategic leadership experience in innovation, digital transformation, business development, client relationship management, and delivery management.
She excels in setting up AI/DL/ML incubation centers and enabling service delivery platforms with various microservices and digital accelerators. She is skilled in product management and has built SaaS solutions and workflows for publishing domains delivering disruptive solutions for global clients. Gayathri is passionate about fostering an innovative culture and driving enterprise agile culture transformation.
Before Photon, Gayathri was responsible for overall technology strategy and digital transformation at Enerji group, managing technology across the group companies for content, data, and design.
Muthuraman Narayanan is the CIO at Photon. He leads the company’s global IT operations, including Infrastructure, Enterprise Applications, Reporting, Analytics, and Quality & Compliance. Muthuraman has over 20 years of experience implementing platforms for enterprise data integration, data warehouses, and enterprise applications.
Ram Mohan is part of the Executive Leadership Team at Photon, responsible for Customer Success and leading Photon's UK and European businesses. With over 20 years of management consulting experience, he has helped clients define their strategy and partner with them collaboratively on their digital/technology-enabled value-creation roadmaps and transformation journeys.
Prior to joining Photon, Ram was one of the founding members of Teneo's Digital Transformation practice, where he led digital/IT strategy, value creation, and transformation program assurance engagements at Private Equity owned and medium-large size companies in Energy Retail, Technology Software, Consumer, Business Services, and other sectors.
Ram started his career in Accenture India's strategy practice, after which he worked for Infosys Consulting in London. Ram studied Mathematics and Electrical & Electronics Engineering at Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India, and Management at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore, India. He operates from our London office, UK.
Rajat is the Chief Strategy Officer at Photon. In his career spanning more than 25 years, Rajat has gained extensive experience in the Banking and Financial Services sector, primarily in Corporate and Investment Banking managing strategic corporate relationships and leading complex structured transactions. He has worked with premier banks / financial institutions like Standard Chartered Bank, IDFC First Bank, ICICI Group, GE Capital and Fitch Ratings. Rajat has also worked with one of the e-learning pioneers of India – egurucool.com, managing corporate finance and business planning. His last stint before joining Photon was with the Global Group Treasury team of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
Rajat is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) and the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi (IIT-BHU Varanasi).
Manga Pidaparti is the AVP of Human Resources at Photon with over 20 years of experience in progressively leading effective HR teams and developing human resource frameworks and strategies for organizations in the IT industry.
She brings a unique combination of detail-oriented thinking with an acute focus on the big picture. She is also an excellent mentor to her team. This is Manga’s second stint at Photon and her responsibilities at Photon and elsewhere, have included, but are not limited to, talent acquisition, compliance, immigration, and training. She has implemented strategic plans for talent acquisition and retention, succession planning, people development, and employee relations at Photon and other organizations.
Prior to joining Photon, she worked with Infosys and Prodapt. She has been a leader in the HR space with over 12 years of experience as a Recruiting Manager, helming teams of 5–40 in an offshore/onsite model.
Giovanni Monti is a member of Photon’s Advisory Board. He is an accomplished healthcare executive, founder, advisor, and board member of digital health platforms and healthcare services companies in the US, UK, and EU. Most recently, he spent ten years at Walgreens Boots Alliance. He founded and scaled up digital health platforms visited by millions and health solutions focused on enhancing convenient access to quality healthcare.
He has managed partnerships in primary care, diagnostic, optical, hearing, and other health services and has built innovations that have won several awards and been featured in various journals and publications. Giovanni is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics | Health, and a member of the leadership group of the Special Task Force on Value Based Care Implementation at ISPOR.
Giovanni holds a Degree in Economic and Social Sciences from Bocconi University, Milan, and both an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master of International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York.
Anthony Roberts is a member of the Photon Advisory Board. He is an experienced IT professional with over 35 years of technology, change management, and entrepreneurial experience. Earlier, Anthony worked more than 15 years at the Walgreens Boots Alliance, culminating in seven years as Global Chief Information Officer based in Chicago. He led transformational change to a digital and platform-based operating model and migration to cloud-native systems. In addition, he has worked for numerous international companies in Europe and US, including PepsiCo and UPS, and now serves as an investor, business, and technology advisor.
Gopalakrishnan Venkatesh is a member of the Photon Advisory Board. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2015. As the Managing Member of Texan Ventures, a venture capital firm, since 2001, Mr. Venkatesh has a significant operating and investment background in the technology space. Before that, he was Vice President and General Manager at Broadcom from 1999 to 2001. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Venkatesh served as a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the Board of Ikanos Communications. He has also served on several private and public boards, including active roles on several committees. Mr. Venkatesh holds a B.Tech in Electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, and an M.S. in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
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