Dream. Dare. Do – that is Suyati’s work principle in a nutshell.
In a remarkable career spanning a little over 20 years, Mukund has moved across continents, and risen from Systems Engineer to heading his own company. In between, he has gained hands-on experience in delivering global IT solutions for various businesses, including B2B and B2C Software, Engineering Services, Automotive, Consulting and Utility industries, working at companies ranging from GM to Fifth Gear.
As the Founder/CEO, he is the prime driver of Suyati’s leap towards excellence, and is the true inspiration behind Suyati’s much admired corporate culture. Today, Mukund heads companies in the IT, digital marketing and content creation spheres, and ensures they constantly innovate and deliver world-class products and solutions. Mukund’s areas of expertise include technology and team leadership, revenue generation and sales, budget control, technology selection, staffing, employee retention, risk mitigation, and supplier relations.
When not spearheading new ideas at Suyati, Mukund loves to travel and to speak to start-ups and entrepreneurs. He is an Evaluation Board Member in NASSCOM’s 10000 StartUps Kochi initiative, and is also a nominated member in NASSCOM’s National Product Council, along with being NASSCOM’s Regional Council Member.
He is also deeply into spirituality and philanthropy. He holds an MS from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Chief Delivery Officer
Praveen is a seasoned IT Professional with over 22 years of experience in managing project delivery at several large IT enterprises. Over the years Praveen has transitioned through multiple roles from beginning as an Implementation Engineer to becoming an accomplished Leader of Delivery Operations. He has been at the forefront of delivery operations for multinational organizations like UST Global and Lionbridge and has worked in improving business relationships with customers across multiple domains.
At Suyati, Praveen heads the Delivery operations for Suyati’s worldwide client base. He works with customers to help them in their Digital Transformation journey with Suyati’s expertise. He is particularly interested in developing relationships within multiple tiers of the customer and has a key ability to understand business problems and formulate workable solutions He is also responsible for driving Change Management within the organization in order to scale up workforce for future needs.
Praveen is often referred to as a People’s guy by all his colleagues as he loves to cultivate a positive work culture in every organization he is part of. He is always open to feedback and concerns from all levels of staff and ensures outcomes that are in best interests of all parties involved. Praveen has a passion for travel and is always interested in meeting new people and exploring new cultures globally. He also has a vivid interest in photography. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Gogte Institute of Technology.
Vincent, one of Suyati’s key pillars of success, has more than 20 years of extensive experience in Human Resources. In fact, the company attributes its impressively low attrition rate to his well-developed HR policies that keep employees productive and happy! Vincent encourages an atmosphere that helps employees express themselves. He has evolved his ideas from multiple industries, developing teams across continents, with companies like Fifth Gear and Himachal Futuristic Communications.
At Suyati, he has been instrumental in building the team from 9 to 100+, as well as creating Suyati’s forward looking HR policies in talent acquisition, development and retention, employee engagement, and rewards. Perhaps, his most appreciated contributions are on institutionalizing family-work-life balance, fun @ work, performance management systems, and e-Learning initiatives. Vincent is an active proponent of the Scrum way of working.
He hates being tied to his desk, and always makes it a point to walk around chatting. True to his active nature, he has varied interests including running, farming, and making wine! What is closest to his heart though is the time he spends counselling youngsters, something he does regularly. He has a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Rajagiri College of Social Sciences.
Director—Strategy & Marketing
With over two decades of experience in the IT, Business, Consulting and Entrepreneurship space, Revathi has delivered solutions to businesses including Universities, Automotive Suppliers, PR and Marketing Firms, IT Solutions, and Insurance. As an IT consultant, she has also been a preferred vendor to Fortune 500 clients like Charles Schwab, Conseco, Allison Transmissions and Eli Lilly.
Revathi is Director/Chief Content Officer at Suyati Technologies. As Chief Content Officer, her role is to create content solutions that stick. A passionate writer herself, her aim is to develop a common vision, communicate a clear understanding of the project goals and company direction, and help create great content for branding and marketing.
She is an avid blogger and has been in love with the written word ever since she can remember. When not browbeating the marketing team to create the mother of all content calendars, she is crazily busy with one husband, two teenagers, and three brands. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Business.
S. Karthikeyan, or SK as he is better known, has 19 years of experience in designing, leading and delivering world-class software solutions. His specialties are Software Development & Delivery, Product Ideation, Innovation & Strategy, Enterprise & Solution Consulting, Bootstrapping a product team, Data Science Solutions, and Digital Transformation. He was leading various product solutions at companies like Microsoft India R&D, HCL, and Fifth Gear. The opportunity to build technically complex solutions is what runs through his mind all day, and probably keeps him awake at night!
Whether he is challenged to ramp up a new team or accelerate the productivity of the existing teams, SK does it all without batting an eyelid. He is the man behind embedding strong work ethics and drilling in the importance of collaboration and teamwork at Suyati. He is also the real force that encourages people in the company to do extensive R&D in the latest technologies. SK ensures that experimentation and innovation continues unfettered at Suyati. He is leading the team that is developing a Digital Transformation platform using AI, ML, IoT and Big Data technologies. He is also responsible for the Big data and AI initiatives across the organization.
Apart from being addicted to work, SK loves mentoring start-ups, actively participating in organizations like Nasscom-Kerala, TiE/TYE, and TYE, playing chess or watching a game of Basketball. But his true passions are travel and automobiles. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Application and Advanced Certificate in Information Technology Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.
Director of Enterprise Sales
Ashutosh Karandikar, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, is a seasoned consultative sales professional with 12+ years of global experience across ERP/ CRM Consulting, IT Product/ Services Sales and New Vertical/ Market Development. With his Delivery acumen, Techno-Functional understanding and People Management capabilities, he has made positive contributions to established organizations like TCS, Oracle, and IBM. Before joining Suyati, he was instrumental in building the sales team from the ground-up for Manipal Digital.
At Suyati, he is responsible for driving global revenue and to communicate the value of Suyati’s Digital Transformation services and solutions to enterprise accounts.
When not leading the efforts on Customer Acquisition and Retention, he is pursuing his literary quests by writing short stories, poems, songs – at times composing and singing as well. As an avid biker, he has driven across the Northern and Western states of India. His retirement plans include advocating Vedic Objectivism and biking through the Sahyadri Range in Maharashtra, India.