March 31, 2015

Management Team

diwakarMenonDiwakar Menon
Founder

Diwakar has over 24 years of work experience ranging from test consulting to delivery to pre-sales. He has been the head of service delivery for key customer contracts that encompass a variety of services from AD, AM, Infrastructure Management and Business Support Services across a multiplicity of pillars like Govt, Health, Financial Markets.

He has pioneered and set up end-to-end test services across multiple lines of business, consolidating the services across the organisation.

In previous roles, he set up and oversaw the Test and Application Management competencies for a leading service integrator. The group focused on specific transformation programs to help reduce the TCO of organisations, and being able to present the same to the clients at CxO levels. Part of the initiatives were helping a major customers reduce their overall cost of operations through selective outsourcing of application development and management services, transformation programs to re-engineer applications using legacy systems onto a more strategic stack, and optimisation of the process through Business Process Reengineering. He was also responsible for growing the Testing practice from 1% to 12% of the company’s revenues in a span of 3 years.

He has also been an early proponent of quality, having worked with and then led organisations to ISO 9001:IT Certifications.

Diwakar possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. Prior to founding Last Mile , Diwakar has worked in global organisations like Tech Mahindra, Perot Systems (now Dell), Deutsche Software, Tata Unisys (now TCS) and CMC Ltd.

 

lakshmi

Lakshmi Usha
Founder

Usha has over 24 years of experience in software industries with Multinational and Indian IT organizations and have worked in India as well as international locations.Her primary competencies include Testing, Solutioning& Presales, Testprocess improvement, Test project delivery management, Test Automation etc. For over last 10 years she has been engaged extensively in process definition & improvement initiatives. She has also made presentations in conferences on program management framework & processes. She has excellent capabilities in Presales and Solutioning in the Testing area and have used this expertise extensively in the roles performed at TechMahindra leading the Telecom Testing Centre of Excellence, MindTree Consulting as well as Perot Systems.

In the many roles that she took up, Usha has mentored teams on opportunity qualification, proposal pricing, effort estimation, and project and risk management. Usha has strong expertise in Testing in domains like Supply Chain Management, BFSI and Telecom. Prior to founding Last Mile , Usha has worked in global organizations like Raman Research Institute, I2 Technologies, Siemens Business Services, Perot Systems, MindTree Consulting, Tech Mahindra.

 

Sridhar PSridhar Parthasarathy
Director – Strategy, Sales & Marketing

 Sridhar brings close to 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, having held leadership positions in multiple IT services organisations primarily in heading major business units, key accounts management and strategic planning. He has played major roles in managing business growth and leading nascent business units in new geographies like the Middle East and APAC.

A distinctive perspective in business development and account management has helped Sridhar sustainably differentiate the business units under his control. He has conceptualized and successfully marketed innovative greenfield offerings, delivered services to and managed relationships with multinational high technology customers like Ericsson, Etisalat, BT, Fujitsu, Cisco etc under various engagement models, finding creative ways to improve the value derived by both parties simultaneously.

Sridhar did both his ME in Systems & Information and M.Sc [Tech] in Engineering Technology from BITS, Pilani. He also has a post graduate management diploma, PGSEM, from IIM, Bangalore specializing in marketing and strategy. Prior to Last Mile, Sridhar has worked in global organisations like Tech Mahindra, Maveric Systems, Perot Systems (now Dell), Wipro and Tata Unisys (now TCS) Ltd.

Advisor:
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Sridhar Ranganathan

Sridhar is a serial entrepreneur with more than 21 years of experience in software and wireless technology. His first venture, Online Anywhere, was sold to Yahoo! Inc., delivering a 40-fold return for investors. He contributed in key roles at Yahoo!, first as VP of Yahoo!’s mobile data business where he ran worldwide P & L, and later, as COO of Yahoo!’s Bangalore software development center.

A senior technologist with extensive experience in searching, tagging, and creating scalable technology platforms, Sridhar thrives on using cutting edge innovation to create immense value for the masses. Sridhar has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Sridhar is currently the Founder and CEO of CloodOn (www.cloodon.com), an innovative Learning Management Platform.