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Meet The Team

Our leaders bring industry knowledge, domain expertise and customer-first thinking.

Upen Varanasi, Co-Founder & CEO
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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.

Anil Kini, Co-Founder & CTO
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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.

James L. Dunn Jr. , CFO and In-House Counsel
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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...

Charlie Lawhorn, Chief Customer Officer
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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...

Raul Rom, EVP, Customer Relations
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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...

Raman Parthasarathy, VP, Strategy – Products & Business Development
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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.

Omer Farooque, VP, Platforms and Products
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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...

Ninad Raikar, VP, Professional Services
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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.

Muku Ramani, GM, India Operations
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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...

Rob MacEwan, VP, Oil & Gas Division
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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...

Vishy Vallamkonda, VP, Engineering
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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.

Mark Thorpe, VP, Northern Europe
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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...

Mie Kim, Global HR Director
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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...

Shyam Potta , VP, Product Management
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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...

Shamanth Shankar, VP, Cloud Solutions
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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...

Jeff Bridges, VP, Account Management
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Jeff Bridges

VP, Account Management

Jeff brings a wide breadth of experience to Riversand. Jeff spent 15 years at IBM in various leadership roles in IT; then left to launch his own business. After 7 years of being an Entrepreneur, Jeff rejoined the corporate world the MDM space is 2014. Jeff has led numerous project teams...

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