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Executive Leadership

P. Srikar Reddy

P. Srikar Reddy

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Srikar is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors of Sonata Software Limited. A graduate from the Regional Engineering College (NIT, Trichy), and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM Calcutta.

Srikar has been with Sonata since 1986 and is pivotal in building Sonata as a trusted and reliable IT Solutions company. Srikar’s philosophy of driving business growth through a single-minded focus on customer and investment in people and technology, has made Sonata one of the fastest growing IT solutions company with a unique and differentiated strategy and value proposition.

In the last 6 years, between 2012 to 2018, since Srikar became the CEO of the company Sonata has seen its revenues, profits multiply many times and a market capitalization growing over 20 times, enabling the Financial and Industry analyst groups recognizing his focus to conceptualize and execute a unique growth strategy based on IP. This has helped Sonata to be a member of the group of unique Global growth companies at the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Srikar has set Sonata on a new growth path with a unique proprietary approach to creating digital businesses called “Platformation “

Srikar is actively involved with NASSCOM and CII, and was the Chairman of the Regional NASSCOM Council. He has been the Speaker at WEF and NASSCOM events. Srikar was conferred with the distinguished Alumni award by NITT, for his contribution to Industry/Corporate.

Sonata's growth over past 6 years is now widely recognized and Srikar has been featured recently in the list of India’s 10 most valuable CEO’s in the large enterprise category (2500 crore to 7500 crore) by ‘Business World,’ (Issue dated 18th June 2018). He has also been featured by Business Today (September 2017) as leading one of India’s fastest growing emerging (revenue between 500 to 2500 Cr) companies.

PVSN Raju

P.V.S.N Raju

Chief Delivery Officer

PVSN Raju is the Chief Delivery Officer for Sonata. Formerly, he headed the Core Research Group at Sonata wherein he was responsible for new technology-based research activities. He also led one of the Consulting Services Delivery groups. Raju’s earlier assignments included software development, IT consulting, technical services, software-architecting, and project management. Raju was MSDN Regional Director for three years, and has been actively involved with evangelizing technologies in Software Developer Technology Forums. Raju holds a postgraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai. He has also been certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, USA.

Omprakash Subbarao

Omprakash Subbarao

Head - Strategy & Digital

Omprakash has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science and an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry managing multiple responsibilities across various domains. His experience spans Business and Technology consulting, Product Engineering and Management as well as Software Projects solutioning and delivery. Prior to joining us, he worked with other organizations like Accenture, UIDAI, Yahoo, Infosys, KPMG, TCS and AT&T. At Accenture, he was a Managing Director in the Communications, Media and Technology domain , responsible for creating Centre of Excellence in Technology Architecture, Cloud, Big Data and Analytics. At Yahoo, he was part of the Executive Leadership team that setup and grew the India Engineering Centre which designed, developed and rolled out Global products like Yahoo! Mail. At Infosys, he managed the Banking and Capital Markets Business unit, expanding it to new territories like Japan and Australia, along with Account and Practice Management. At UIDAI, the flagship Govt of India program, he was a member of the core leadership team that designed, architected and implemented the program.

He brings with him rich experience in setting up and managing critical initiatives – be it off shore units or new geography expansion or new practice in a new geography – and in dealing with customers and managing large businesses.

Ranga Puranik

Ranga Puranik

Chief Growth Officer and President of IBIS INC

Ranga has held global leadership roles in sales, strategy, product management & general management and has led several initiatives that have contributed to strong growth and differentiation. His focus has been software product development, IT services and business development in Telecom, Healthcare and IT industry segments. His recent experience includes working on various cloud and application platforms and technologies including big data/analytics, social, mobile and Agile to build next generation enterprise software solutions. His prior engagements have been as president and head of global sales of Persistent Systems Inc., SVP North America and chief strategy officer at Sasken Communication Technologies, and General Manager (software) at Motorola and GE Medical Systems. He has done a stint as EIR at Norwest Venture Partners, and is on advisory board of startup companies.

Ranga holds an engineering degree in Electronics & Communication from Karnatak University, and MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Sujit Mohanty

Sujit Mohanty

Head - Sonata India Business

Sujit Mohanty is the Head of Sonata India Business. He also heads the product business for India. Sujit has held various positions in Sonata since he joined the company in 1991, including Head of the Product Marketing and Product Support Services Group. Prior to joining Sonata, Sujit worked with ACE, Hyderabad. Sujit holds a Masters in Business Administration from XIMB

Grant Salmon

Grant Salmon

Chief Executive Officer, GBW

Grant leads the GBW business in the role of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining GBW in 2010, Grant worked in executive and senior management roles in financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing organisations. His innovation and vision has seen GBW invest in continuous improvements to processes and systems, encouraging alternative and practical approaches to increasing client satisfaction. In Sonata, he will be a member of the executive management team and contribute to the overall growth strategy of the company and specifically focused around customer experience management platforms and solutions.

Rajsekhar Datta Roy

Rajsekhar Datta Roy

Global head – Microsoft Dynamics, Digital Platforms – Retail

Raj has over two decades of deep expertise in developing and deploying digital transformation solutions for global clients in the retail, consumer and distribution industry. He led the growth of Sonata’s Dynamics practice to be one of the largest global practices across multiple releases, industry solutions and services, leading across strategy, solution development , delivery & GTM. He has a decade of experience in product engineering for ERP solutions & in building Sonata’s industry digital platform IP, Brick & Click Retail and Modern Distribution Platform. An engineer and business management graduate by education, he brings a blend of technical and business acumen to engagements.

Jagannathan Chakravarthi

Jagannathan Chakravarthi

Chief Financial Officer

Jagannathan holds more than two decades of experience as a finance professional. He also holds experience in the fields of enterprise risk management, procurement, travel and immigration operations, global taxation, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, IT function and company secretarial compliances. Earlier to this, he was the CFO of the Carborundum Universal. He has also worked with companies in Ashok Leyland, Hindustan Powerplus Limited, HCL Technologies, Bharti Airtel Limited, and Mindtree, where he was the CFO.

He holds a graduate degree from the University of Madras in B.com, finance, and accounts. He is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India.

Gyana Bardhan Pattnaik

Gyana Bardhan Pattnaik

Senior VP, Client Services & Head of Digital Competencies

Gyana comes with a wide range of Digital Engineering & IoT experience across the full technology stack spanning across several verticals. He has extensive experience in Mobile, Wireless, Industrial and Automotive besides Software and Information Technologies. In his 30+ years of career in the industry, he has worked in companies such as L&T Technology Services, Persistent Systems, Aztecsoft (now Mindtree), Lucent Technologies, Proxim Wireless and Larsen & Toubro Limited in various capacities. Gyana holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. He will be responsible for Digital and Emerging Technology Competencies, some of our IPs and Clients.

Rajat Sinha

Rajat Sinha

Senior VP, Platform Monetization

Rajat Sinha is leading Platform Monetization initiatives at Sonata, of creating non-linear growth models leveraging Sonata’s platforms. He brings with him over 25 years of experience having built & nurtured companies in the Telecom, Consumer & fin-tech domains in India and Asia/Africa with companies like Titan, Mattel, Hutch, Reliance Infocom, Nokia & Asurion.

Rajat is an alumnus of IIT Chennai & XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Laura Pfohl

Laura Pfohl

President, Sopris & VP, Sonata Delivery & Client Engagement

Laura Pfohl is the founder of Sopris Systems and was one of the original pioneers to work with AX in the US. She is highly regarded throughout the world for her deep architectural knowledge of the platform and expertise in complex global deployments. She began her career in the healthcare industry after attending Adelphi University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Management & Finance as well as a Master of Business Administration in Hospital and Health Administration. At Sonata, Laura is responsible for the Sopris business in the US for both Delivery & Client Engagement.​

Srinidhi G.S

Srinidhi G.S

Head - Platform Engineering & Assurance Competencies and CLI

Srinidhi leads Platform Engineering and Assurance competencies and aims to assist customers in achieving their digital transformation goals, using custom platforms. He is also responsible for a Client Services portfolio. He has over 2 decades of experience in IT industry, servicing the needs of different industry segments and helping IT services organizations scale. He is an engineering graduate from IT-BHU, Varanasi in Electronics and has a post graduate diploma from IIM, Bangalore.

Tridip Saha

Tridip Saha

Head - Europe and US

Tridip is an experienced business leader in the IT services industry with a passion to partner enterprises in applying technology to deliver business outcomes. Prior to Sonata he has held sales leadership positions in CSC, Mu Sigma and Mindtree in Europe, driving business growth and building relationships with clients across industries such as Retail, CPG, Travel, Technology & Financial Services. Tridip is an Engineer from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.

Matthew Pfohl

Matthew Pfohl

EVP, Sopris & VP, Sonata Sales & Business Development

Matthew Pfohl is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience founding and managing companies ranging from adventure travel to technology. He began his career in sales and marketing in Europe and has held several top executive positions in major companies in the US. Matthew was instrumental in introducing an industry-first approach to the Microsoft channel, a hallmark of Sopris Systems’ focus on the services sector. As EVP at Sopris, Matthew focused on working with clients to establish business cases and strategies that improve performance. Prior to Sopris Systems, he spent several years helping develop ERP practices for companies including American Express and ePartners. Matthew earned a Bachelor in Political Science at Rollins College and continues to work as a strategic advisor for a variety of companies worldwide. At Sonata, Matthew is responsible for Sales & Business Development of Sopris Systems in the US region.

Brett Crew

Brett Crew

VP Sonata Australia and CEO of Scalable Data Systems

Brett is an experienced business leader with deep domain expertise across manufacturing, distribution, commodity management and professional services. As a founding director of Scalable Data Systems, Brett has been implementing business systems and solutions for over 30 years. Having been a front line consultant, solution architect, project manager and services director for much of his work life, he has been directly involved in a large number of ERP implementations focused around Microsoft Dynamics. Under his leadership, Scalable Data Systems has been a recipient of the global Manufacturing Partner of the year and Australian Partner of the year awards from Microsoft. Brett will be responsible to grow the Microsoft business for Sonata in Australia and provide leadership support to Sonata’s Australian operations.

Amit Tyagi

Amit Tyagi

Chief Marketing Officer

Amit Tyagi is the Chief Marketing Officer, responsible for Global Marketing, Solutioning & Bid Management, Strategic Account Management functions. Amit brings with him 22 years of cross-functional, multi-industry and entrepreneurial experience in sales, marketing and business development with world leaders like GE, Dell, and Intel. He has worked across India, ASEAN and the US. Amit is an Engineering Graduate with Post Graduation in Management from IMT, Ghaziabad.

Madhavi Srinivas

Madhavi Srinivas

Chief Human Resources Officer

Madhavi Srinivas is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Sonata. She brings to Sonata varied experience of 18 years spread across Engineering, Consumer Goods, Research, IT and Education in the field of Human Resources. Her experience ranges from managing shop floor executives to scientists, from policy framing to executing developmental initiatives, from teaching students to coaching senior managers. A certified 360 degree feedback facilitator, she has conducted OB and general management programs at IIM, Bangalore and presented and published papers at international conferences. She has done her MBA in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur.