Meet The Team

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

Upen Varanasi, Co-Founder & CEO

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.

Raman Parthasarathy, SVP, Strategy – Products & Business Development

Raman Parthasarathy

SVP, Strategy – Products & Business Development

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

Raul Rom, EVP, Customer Relations

Raul Rom

EVP, Customer Relations

Raul is 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... More → International Patents. ← Less

Will Palmer, Member, Board of Directors

Will Palmer

Member, Board of Directors

Will is a Managing Director for Crestline and leads its technology investing strategy for the Private Credit group. Prior to joining Crestline, he was Vice President for the Special Situations Group at Goldman Sachs where he made investments ranging from senior debt to preferred equity and warrant... More → investments. Will began his career as a financial analyst with Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin. He graduated magna cum laude with a BBA in Finance and Accounting from Texas Christian University. Will currently serves on the Board of Directors of Riversand Technologies, VPLS, Inc. and Broadvoice. He previously served on the Board of Directors for SpringCM, Inc., Actifio, Inc ← Less

Anil Kini, Member, Board of Directors & Co-Founder

Anil Kini

Member, Board of Directors & Co-Founder

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

William H Muldoon IV, SVP Global Sales

William H Muldoon IV

SVP Global Sales

Bill is an industry leader with 30+ years’ experience working on capital projects in the chemicals and energy sectors. Previously he ran a boutique consulting firm advising a variety of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He held several executive leadership positions at Schneider... More → Electric, including vice president of North American sales. He was a partner with IBM, and executive vice president at AVEVA. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and an MBA from Texas A&M University. ← Less

Mikkel Jensen, EVP, Europe and Middle East

Mikkel Jensen

EVP, Europe and Middle East

Mikkel heads Sales, Partnerships, and Operations across Europe and the Middle East for Riversand Technologies. He is responsible for overseeing strategic alliances and partnerships, facilitating the company’s growth through the sales process, and managing the entire region’s operations. Mikkel... More → has more than 18 years of experience in Master Data Management. Previously, he held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at Stibo Systems, including EVP, and VP of Product Strategy. He holds a master’s degree in Cognitive Semiotics and a bachelor’s degree in Information Studies, both from the University of Aarhus in Denmark. ← Less

Saloni Sachdev, VP & Global HR Head

Saloni Sachdev

VP & Global HR Head

Saloni Sachdev is a human resource management expert with deep experience in oversight of complex and culturally diverse workforces. Prior to joining Riversand, Saloni worked for over a decade at Wipro Ltd., a global multicultural technology company, where she managed the HR element of two business... More → acquisitions as the Global Head of Human Resources for the Energy Consulting Unit and Wipro Acquired, Appirio Inc.

Saloni’s focus is on transforming HR into a strategic partner to both business leaders and employees at Riversand. Leveraging the advantages of a company culture that spans several continents and delivers excellent service to a range of industries, Saloni showcases Riversand to attract top talent to the organization and fosters continuous performance improvement in the business.
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Ninad Raikar, VP, Global Customer and Partner Success

Ninad Raikar

VP, Global Customer and Partner Success

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

Muku Ramani, GM, India Operations

Muku Ramani

GM, India Operations

With over 16+ years of data and content management experience, Muku is responsible for Riversand's India operations. He has led several strategic and complex MDM implementations globally. Muku has a Masters in Chemical Engg. from University of Cincinnati, and dual Bachelor degrees from BITS,... More → Pilani, India. ← Less

Rob MacEwan, VP, Oil & Gas Division

Rob MacEwan

VP, Oil & Gas Division

Rob MacEwan is the Vice President for Oil & Gas Division at Riversand. Rob is also responsible for leading the Content Services Organization. With over 20 years experience in the Oil & Gas industry, Rob's specialty is working with the buyer and supplier communities to develop and maintain spare... More → 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. ← Less

Vishy Vallamkonda, VP, Engineering

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.

Shyam Potta , VP, Product Management

Shyam Potta

VP, Product Management

Shyam contributes towards the Product Vision and Lifecycle, and 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... More → Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay. ← Less

Ben Rund, General Manager DACH & VP Business Development Europe

Ben Rund

General Manager DACH & VP Business Development Europe

Ben spent frequent times in Silicon Valley collaborating with companies like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce on partnerships and joint solutions, as well as working with other Global Fortune 500 companies on their digital customer experience. His passion for the return of information and... More → enterprise information management has shown through projects like the ROI of MDM/PIM research, and through recognition as a top omnichannel influencer. ← Less

Tarun Chandrasekhar, SVP, Verticals

Tarun Chandrasekhar

SVP, Verticals

Tarun is an experienced senior executive with a history of working in the oil & energy industry across technology, data management, GIS, and data analytics. He has demonstrated thought leadership in leveraging analytics to solve real world oil and gas data challenges and building products, having... More → held executive and management positions at Drillinginfo, BP America, Neuralog and Esri. Tarun holds a Master's degree focused in Urban Planning and a GIS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His career has spanned product development, data management, strategy development, consulting, and project implementations in oil and gas, health care, and transportation sectors in the US, Europe, Venezuela, Mexico, Singapore, and India. ← Less

Witty Bindra, VP, Business Development

Witty Bindra

VP, Business Development

Witty is an accomplished business executive with over 20 years of experience in software technology, offering products and services to energy clients worldwide. He holds a Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering from IIT-Delhi, and an MBA from Massey University in New Zealand. Witty has... More → developed strategies to accelerate the adoption of various technologies including cloud computing platform by customers in Oil & Gas, Energy, Utilities, and the EPC sector. He has been the recipient of the CBI Scholarship and sits on the editorial advisory committee of several trade magazines. In 2013, Witty chaired the PANIIT Global Conference on Innovation with speakers that included Nobel Laureates and Country Presidents. He is a veritable globetrotter who has worked in the UK, Germany, India, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, and the US. ← Less

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