Leadership Team

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    Upen Varanasi

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Upen is an innovative leader setting the overall strategy and vision for Riversand. Upen brings extensive experience in the areas of PIM, PLM and Content Management. A University of Missouri and IIT Alumni, Upen holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

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    Upen Varanasi

    Co-Founder & CEO
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    Anil Kini

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Anil a ~25 year IT industry veteran handles Technology, Cloud Operations and Customer Support functions at Riversand. A key data management expert Anil has a Ph.D. in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University and has published several articles in the field.

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    Anil Kini

    Co-Founder & CTO
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    James L. Dunn Jr.

    CFO and In-House Counsel

    Jim has over 25 years of combined accounting and legal experience as a public company executive. He has held management positions in a variety of industries including software, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare. Jim began his public company tenure as a co-founder and as General Counsel then CFO of iLinc Communications, an industry-leading web conferencing software provider. Prior to Riversand, Jim managed the successful IPO and follow-on offering of Applied Optoelectronics (Nasdaq: AAOI), a vertically-integrated fiber optics provider.

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    James L. Dunn Jr.

    CFO and In-House Counsel
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    Charlie Lawhorn

    Chief Customer Officer

    Charlie is a seasoned technology and digital transformation expert, public speaker and thought leader. He has spent the majority of his career shaping and managing the execution of complex transformation programs that help organizations understand the combination of process design and digital technologies to drive their relevance in an increasingly digital marketplace. And he believes that data is the new "oil" in our fast-paced digital world.

    Charlie lead Riversand's global revenue generation and customer success efforts. Riversand's goal is to remove the complexity and "BS" from our customer's digital transformation initiatives by providing the fundamental core data platform to enable their digital agenda. We focus on business outcomes and results, then help apply the best processes and technology to drive business value.

    Charlie frequently speaks at industry events and client conferences, and enjoys contributing to the dialogue on all things digital, innovation and disruption. He has led strategy, sales, marketing, communications, customer success, analyst relations, advisory boards, alliances, delivery and strategic account organizations throughout his digital and technology focused career.

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    Charlie Lawhorn

    Chief Customer Officer
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    Raul Rom

    EVP, Customer Relations

    Raul a 40 year industry veteran is passionate about “Customer Satisfaction”. He currently handles customer relations and in the past has worked for and with several Fortune 100 companies, like IBM. Raul holds a Major in MIS from Haifa, Israel and is also one of the inventors for two US and International Patents.

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    Raul Rom

    EVP, Customer Relations
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    Raman Parthasarathy

    VP, Strategy – Products & Business Development

    Raman a graduate from Harvard Business School and 20+ years of IT experience handles Business Strategy, Development and Marketing. A seasoned "Strategy-to-Operations" executive, Raman was involved earlier in building a new MDM group at Tata Consultancy Services from scratch to ~75 Million USD.

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    Raman Parthasarathy

    VP, Strategy – Products & Business Development
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    Omer Farooque

    VP, Platforms and Products

    Omer drives product strategy and innovation at Riversand. A thought leader and visionary in the field of MDM, Omer brings over 16 years of rich experience from Infosys where he advised several large organizations on MDM and Information Management. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Anna University, Chennai, India.

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    Omer Farooque

    VP, Platforms and Products
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    Ninad Raikar

    VP, Professional Services

    Ninad, with his 10+ years of MDM experience is focused on driving delivery excellence and industry solutions. In the past Ninad worked at Accenture and TCS in strategy and consulting. Ninad has degrees in electronics engineering from India and MBA from Rice University.

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    Ninad Raikar

    VP, Professional Services
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    Muku Ramani

    GM, India Operations

    With over 16+ years of data and content management experience, Muku was responsible for setting up India operation for Riversand. Muku has led several strategic and complex MDM implementations globally. Muku has a Masters in Chemical Engg. from University of Cincinnati and a dual Bachelor degrees from BITS, Pilani, India.

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    Muku Ramani

    GM, India Operations
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    Rob MacEwan

    VP, Oil & Gas Division

    Rob MacEwan is the Vice President for Oil & Gas Division at Riversand Technologies. In his current role, Rob is responsible for leading the Content Services Organization. Rob has over 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. His specialty is working with the buyer and supplier communities to develop and maintain spare parts information, e-catalogs and content standards. Prior to joining Riversand Rob was Senior Manager, Content Integration for the Trade Ranger marketplace where he participated in developing catalog strategies for their buying organization members. Rob also spent 16 years with Chevron maintaining various positions within Operations and their Global Procurement Organization.

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    Rob MacEwan

    VP, Oil & Gas Division
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    Vishy Vallamkonda

    VP, Engineering

    With 20+ years of experience, Vishy drives the Product Development Engineering. He is a Seasoned Engineering Leader. Prior to this he was a Director of Engineering at Novell and Blue Coat Systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Computer Applications.

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    Vishy Vallamkonda

    VP, Engineering
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    Mark Thorpe

    VP, Northern Europe

    Mark is responsible for driving Riversand’s business development activities in Europe. Having 16 years broad experience in the MDM and PIM sectors, Mark has worked to provide effective data management and analytics solutions in a wide variety of use cases and verticals. Based in London, Mark works with clients and partners throughout Europe to further expand Riversand’s presence, and to help enterprises realise the business benefits of data management through Riversand’s visionary MDM and PIM solutions.
    Mark graduated in Business & Finance at UAL London. When not evangelising about MDM, he likes to spend his time sailing or cycling.

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    Mark Thorpe

    VP, Northern Europe
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    Mie Kim

    Global HR Director

    Mie Kim is Global HR Director for Riversand. She has the responsibility for Riversand’s human resources strategy and operations worldwide. As Global HR Director, Mie is chartered with accelerating Riversand’s operations internationally, attracting and developing the best talent, building a culture of engagement, compliance and employee relations. Mie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of St Thomas with a major in Finance and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

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    Mie Kim

    Global HR Director
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    Shyam Potta

    VP, Product Management

    Shyam contributes towards the Product Vision and Lifecycle, oversees execution and measurement of product initiatives while collaborating with his peers in Product Strategy, Product Engineering and Customer Success. Shyam has been with Riversand since 2001. Shyam holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

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    Shyam Potta

    VP, Product Management
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    Shamanth Shankar

    VP, Cloud Solutions

    Shamanth leads the multitenant offerings division. Shamanth has been leading Marketing for Riversand from 2016. Prior to Riversand, Shamanth was at an Data Analytics startup, an Oil and Gas manufacturer and at an Oilfield Services Company. Shamanth holds degrees from Rice, Texas A&M University and IIT Madras.

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    Shamanth Shankar

    VP, Cloud Solutions

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If you are interested in a challenging career that can provide you with diverse professional experiences, cutting-edge next generation technologies and a distinctive employee culture - look no further. Riversand Technologies is the place for you!

As a young company in a fast moving and fast growing market, we are always looking for people with the right attitude and the right skills to add to our team of consultants. Our benefits package is extremely comprehensive and we add a new benefits feature every year. So please, check out the list of current opportunities. And do not hesitate to contact us should you need further information on any of our job opportunities.

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It's not just work at Riversand, the Colors initiative is an employee engagement program that brings the family together and focuses on the little things in life.

A 17 member team from Riversand took part in the TruLyf Marathon and came in 12th place.

  • July 19, 2017

    Riversand Announces Appointment of VP of Cloud Solutions
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  • July 17, 2017

    Riversand Announces Appointment of VP of Product Management
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  • June 7, 2017

    Riversand appoints MDM and PIM Industry Expert Charlie Lawhorn...
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  • June 5, 2017

    Riversand Technologies Raises $35 Million in Series A Funding ...
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