VRIZE started like any other startup with a passionate team, late-night pasta dinners, and plenty of excited brainstorming sessions—with an emphasis on “storm.” They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. We got our first order in the Covid world of 2020, and a few short months, countless coffee cups, and one pesky pandemic later, VRIZE has grown into a 80-member team of professionals working to change the digital engineering world.
Our team is a multi-faceted group of experts in their fields, who always strive for outstanding results. The two values that drive our entire mission are customer empathy and engineering excellence. With these values at the core of all we do, any customer challenge can be tackled, and all aspirations achieved.
We at VRIZE believe our team is the best of the best. With 100+ years of enterprise experience within the executive team, we understand the solutions businesses need to succeed. If you’re ready to create a “friction-less” digital engineering experience for your enterprise, our experts are ready to help.
Maloy has 23 years of experience consulting and building technology solutions for customers across continents and for a variety of industries from steel plants to credit cards. Maloy started VRIZE to make things simple in the technology space - break the patterns of large complex contracts, measure solution delivery on customer success instead of margins, and establish that service industries do need A+ talent just like the product startups.
As CEO, Maloy is focused on building VRIZE as a deep talent company that believes in staying humble, hungry, and not shy of failing. Business impact will define the success and failure of our work.
The hours when he is not having fun at VRIZE, Maloy is out there with his boys playing football or kayaking and fishing in the Florida waters.
Rupa’s philosophy is ‘simplicity’; she has taken many a journey untangling business processes to redesign and (re)build resilient digital solutions. Having worked across industries, she believes that people, customers, and businesses want an ingenious outcome – ‘first time right’.
Simple is not easy; achieving simplicity is arduous, requiring discipline and imagination. After two decades across three continents, Rupa is applying these principles to ensure that VRIZE is customer centric and purpose driven.
Outside of work, she dreams!
Yashika is a compassionate leader who believes in ordinary people delivering extraordinary results. Yashika excels in the areas of building high energy self-driven engineering talent and cultivating a working environment centered on freedom &responsibility. Yashika knows that we are fighting an asynchronous battle on talent and hence she is busy building our talent density one VRIZER at a time. A deliberate and slow process without any short cuts.
Yashika has done this before in her leadership roles at Dell, Symantec Software, Tech Mahindra & ITC InfoTech. She is an Engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology and PGDHRM from Symbiosis Institute of Management. She is an avid agriculturist with plantations in coffee & spices. Her interest areas extend into Canvas Painting, Yoga, and Mindfulness coaching. A breathtaking range that makes us wonder how she pulls it all together!
Yashika dreams of creating a high energy and globally distributed Talent Organization at VRIZE keeping Diversity and Inclusiveness at the core of it.
Post COVID world will be more software driven than ever before, especially with the renewed focus on solutions that are remote, touch-less, perceptive, and adaptive. As much as we need new technologies, most of our enterprise challenges come from the right and wrongs in the choice of technology and its application, from ignoring the human systems that are both the means and end to the technology implementations. Babuji has taken an objective of working with VRIZE’s talented and driven engineering team to build and implement solutions that leverage technology products and services in their most simple and friction-less form. This requires the team to be close to customer objectives and carry a strong handle on technologies involved. Babuji’s previous roles as CTO and technology leader have exposed him to the hard choices involved in walking this path. In his role as a CTO at VRIZE, Babuji will not only be charting the technology roadmap for the company but also be the voice of customer in key technology choices.
Babuji is a seasoned business leader with over 3 decades of industry experience in building and growing technology businesses. Most recently. Babuji was Chief Technology Officer at ITC Infotech. Prior to that, Babuji has built and led several business units at Mindtree, including Cloud Business, Microsoft Business Unit, and Retail & Consumer Goods industry vertical. Babuji is also an investor in several startups and devotes his spare time mentoring rural sector entrepreneurs in the southern India state of Kerala.
Sales as we last knew them do not exist anymore. Manish's goal is to be the challenger to their customers’ status quo by helping them lead within their category. No matter the function, VRIZE's solutions need to be experience led and market benchmarked. With the plethora of solutions and innumerable techs around, solution decision making is increasingly complex, and tech skills are scarce. VRIZE's goal is to study the field and be their customers’ lookout in making the best decisions followed by a flawless implementation. VRIZE's belief is their customers would be their greatest spokespeople. And the word will spread.
Before VRIZE, Manish was leading Central and West sales for Retail vertical at HCL. Prior to that, he led the central retail portfolio of premier accounts at Cognizant. Most of his time in these roles was with CXOs and their leadership team to brainstorm and recommend solutions that moved the needle for their business.
Manish lives with his wife and two kids in the cowboy country of Dallas. When he's not with his girls teaching them equestrian skills, he spends his spare time refining his culinary skills, indoors and outdoors.
Sree is passionate about marketing which to her is about knowing your customers and creating messages that resonate. She is constantly probing, asking questions and seeking answers to the problems VRIZE customers are solving and how VRIZE engineers are delivering value. As a Brand Marketing Lead, Sreelekha will manage VRIZE’s brand presence across all digital platforms, maintain digital/marketing assets, coordinate with external design agencies, and be the team’s public relations liaison.
Prior to VRIZE, Sree worked with EY where she was a Brand Marketing and Communications lead for EU region, leading cross functional teams for branding and enhancing EY’s global presence. She also led portfolios and survey programs besides shaping and integrating the execution of key marketing campaigns.
Outside work, she is busy with her 10-month-old and indulges in craft, painting and baking when she does find a few quiet moments.
Elsy believes empathy and flexibility in business partnerships is essential and should form the core. “Journey above destination always“ she says. Her “start with why” approach has helped her forge deep and enduring customer relationships in her career and her excitement for new customer conversations is something to be seen. VRIZE teams sleeps easy knowing Elsy is handholding our customer conversations.
Prior to VRIZE, Elsy worked with HCL Technologies where she was a Retail & Consumer Goods sales lead for North America, working with sales leaders and marketing units to create high-impact campaigns around key buying events. She also worked on select customer relationships owning the sales process from research and first meeting to post contract on-boarding, making sure the journey experience lived up to the customers expectation.
A vocal local, an ardent feminist, a selective social - when she is not busy scouting for prospective customers, she writes and happily bakes crumble with her 11-year-old.
A dynamic hiring Leader with a disarming smile and a talent in forging genuine connections, Venkatesh (“BJ” for all of us) handles the most important portfolio of Talent Acquisition for VRIZE. BJ is at the forefront of positioning VRIZE as the employer of choice for outstanding talent. BJ and his team oversee the entire hiring process and have an industry beating SLA of 5 business days from resume submission to offer letter for deserving candidates.
"Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee" - Muhammad Ali, a quote very close to his heart, a true love for sports, foodie by heart, and a chef by choice – getting creative in the kitchen is BJ’s path to mindfulness. A proud Bangalorean, BJ lives with his wife, kids, and his two furry cocker spaniel friends who he claims save his therapy bills.
Ajit is a farmer by training who happens to do some IT work on the side! Ajit’s world at VRIZE is focused on making sure our clients have all of their local resourcing needs met on time, quality, and with a first-rate experience. Ajit works US hours and never misses a beat when it comes to fulfilling hard to find skills with impossible deadlines. He has his ways with clients and candidates with his matter-of-fact and deliver what you promise approach, much to the amazement of all of us on the wonders he is able to pull off every week for VRIZE.
When not tending to client needs, Ajit can be found in the fields driving his tractor or tending to his water buffaloes.
Some day we all plan to land in his village and enjoy his hospitality for our annual company meet!!
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