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 200-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.
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.
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.
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 2-year-old and indulges in craft, painting and baking when she does find a few quiet moments.
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.
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.
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.
Aleksandar (Sale) comes with 15+ years of project development and delivery. After graduating Computer Science in the Faculty of Computing, at Union University, he started working as a software developer and soon took a leadership role. Sale has built multifunctional teams across different organizations and for a different set of clients. He is an expert in the Gambling/Sports betting industry. Sale was a senior partner in his previous company where he introduced agile methodologies and improved the delivery of products and clients' satisfaction across the US and Europe.
Sale is happily married and a father of three. He likes to spend time with his family and travel around the country. His hobbies are skiing, music, and beer. His motto is: "Always stay positive as there is a solution for any given problem"
Throughout his early life, Brad always enjoyed being around people, having good conversations, building relationships, and growing those relationships into strong friendships through meaningful and memorable interactions. This subconscious need to interact with people and desire to have a meaningful impact is what naturally paved the path for Brad to become a leader, both “on and off the field.”
Before joining VRIZE, Brad worked in the IT consulting industry with Accenture, and most recently with Booz Allen Hamilton as an IT Strategy and Digital Transformation practice lead. Over the past 17+ years, he has worked with several public and private sector organizations where he developed his passion for Program/Project management and initially realized the realm of possibilities a diverse and intelligent team can deliver when tasked with thinking outside of the box to solve complex organizational challenges. Brad’s goal is to develop and foster an environment at VRIZE where creative and outside of the box thinking is the norm by “working smarter, not harder,” a mantra he whole heartedly believes in.
Outside of work, Brad spends the majority of his time with his family in the North Texas area. When he’s not with his family, he spends (or at least would like to spend) his spare time mountain biking, hiking, relaxing on the beach, or on a mountain somewhere snowboarding.
Alex is an accomplished Product Leader with deep expertise in financial services. Alex jumped into the consulting world with Sapient where she honed her skills working with Fortune 100 companies on their digital transformation journey. She takes products from ideation through implementation with a passion for solving tomorrow’s problems.
At VRIZE Alex will work to champion the product perspective and build out the product practice. With a focus on users and their perspective she looks forward to providing service above and beyond our customers’ expectations.
Alex is currently located in Orange County, California close to her family. When she is not working, she loves spending time outside and exploring nature.
Pratyush is a seasoned data science professional with a decade of experience. He has developed and validated numerous machine learning models and associated solutions throughout his career. Most recently, has was leading the data science team for the digital lending fintech arm of India’s third largest corporate conglomerate (Aditya Birla), where models developed and deployed by him enabled real-time, data driven business and operation decisions across the lifecycle. Prior to this, he was with EY, where he cut his teeth on developing and validating machine learning models for financial services companies across North America, Middle East, and Southeast Asia markets.
Pratyush has a strong technical background through his M.S in Quantitative Economics from the Indian Statistical Institute in Kolkata. He is a hands-on leader who aspires to work from soup to nuts, by conceptualizing, planning, and executing. He is a strong proponent of open-source technology components which he values for their modularity, light weight, and sense of community.
Outside work, Pratyush enjoys gregarious activities such as sports and event meetups, as much as he values his private time where he loves to take long walks, consume media, and meditate.
Roji is a highly accomplished practice leader with a strong engineering background. After completing a degree in Electrical and Electronics from TKM College of Engineering, Roji has held multiple positions in architecture, solutions, and delivery at distinguished organizations, including Cognizant and Mindtree.
Roji's extensive experience encompasses a wide range of digital transformations, including greenfield microservices, platform migration, and implementation using cutting-edge solutions such as HCL Commerce, SAP Commerce, Shopify, elasticpath, and Magento commerce, among others. Roji is recognized for delivering successful projects that drive business growth and customer satisfaction.
As a leader in the digital experience, commerce, and solutions practice at VRIZE, Roji holds responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of state-of-the-art digital solutions that enable clients to accomplish their business objectives.
Beyond work, Roji is a family-oriented individual who is happily married and has a child. Roji relishes traveling, listening to music, and participating in various sports activities.
Swathi is a seasoned technology leader with over 17 years of experience spearheading large teams in digital and agile transformations for Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about providing world-class testing services for digital and agile transformations and believes in a shift-left approach to leverage quality engineering in end-to-end testing services at the enterprise level. Swathi's overall experience includes leadership positions in areas of digital and agile transformation, quality engineering, and domains such as ERP, e-commerce, omnichannel, insurance, and banking.
Prior to joining VRIZE, Swathi gained rich experience in agile and transformation in Symphisys, Zensar, Igate, CSC, and worked for clients such as Heleon of Troy, American Eagles, Christies, Liverpool, and Royal Bank of Canada. She currently leads VRIZE's Quality Engineering practice to build highly skilled QE resources and evangelizes world-class QE practices across VRIZE projects to provide strategic testing partnership in areas of technology, agile transformation, and domain-specific expertise.
Swathi's expertise covers end-to-end testing services, including testing, automation, DevOps, mobile testing, and NFT such as performance, security, and compatibility. She is committed to transforming testing journeys with innovation and agility that can be engineered to any domain, technology, or transformation journey, and evolve and adapt to any project to sustain market competition with end-user demands changing dynamically, especially with technology at our fingertips.
When not at work, Swathi loves to spend time with her son, cooking, traveling, and enjoying music and books.
Surajit is an accomplished and dynamic leader in the field of Supply Chain with a proven track record of success in a global environment. His exceptional leadership qualities, coupled with excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, have enabled him to inspire and mentor team members and peers to achieve high standards. Surajit's unwavering commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity is a testament to his passion for people.
Presently, Surajit serves as the Senior Director of Supply Chain and Order Management at VRIZE, where he plays a critical role in shaping the company's strategy and success. Before joining VRIZE, he held several key positions with renowned global organizations, including Perficient and IBM, both in the United States and India. As a key member of the IBM Sterling Software Suite consulting group for IBM Software Labs, Surajit's contributions to different SCM implementations as a Senior Architect were instrumental in the organization's growth.
Surajit was born and raised in Kolkata, India, where he completed his studies before embarking on his professional journey. Apart from his professional pursuits, Surajit's love for food and cooking for friends and family is one of his many interests. Additionally, he enjoys spending his leisure time hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping with his family, as he believes that nature brings out the best in him.Message #general
Lalitha is a highly experienced leader who possesses over 14 years of consulting and industry experience in the retail and supply chain sectors in both North America and India. Prior to joining Vrize, she held positions in reputable apparel companies such as Phillips Van Heusen and Carters Inc in the United States. Additionally, during her tenure at Cognizant, she was responsible for leading numerous strategic consulting engagements for some of the most prominent retail companies in the US. Given her diverse professional background, her areas of expertise include supply chain business solutioning and strategy, product management, and functional business consulting. Lalitha attributes her strong foundations and varied perspectives to her Alma Mater- the Great Lakes Institute of Management (MBA) and Stella Maris College (BA, Economics). In her spare time, Lalitha enjoys solving crossword puzzles, advocating for child safety, expressing her creativity through portrait and sketch work, and traveling. Furthermore, she loves observing space with her children and embarking on every adventurous journey in their fantasy world with her spouse (her partner in crime).
Hiran is an accomplished professional with nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry. Driven by a passion for customer satisfaction and delivering measurable results, he consistently strives to provide exceptional value to his clients. Beginning his career with TCS in India, Hiran later relocated to Scandinavia before returning to India where he co-founded Perfomatix. In his current role, he has successfully managed numerous projects and played a pivotal role in ensuring the company's overall success. Outside of work, Hiran enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his loved ones.
Harish is a highly accomplished and experienced professional with a diverse background in the technology industry. Throughout his career, he has held various roles, showcasing his versatility and adaptability to new challenges, including engineering, management, and sales. Prior to founding Perfomatix and joining VRIZE, Harish worked for several technology services companies in India, the US, and the UK, gaining valuable experience.
At Perfomatix, Harish played a pivotal role in establishing and managing the sales function before taking on the role of CEO. Harish's strategic vision, attention to detail, and commitment to quality enabled the company to achieve exceptional results and build lasting relationships with its clients.
Harish is an active member of the technology community and serves on the executive committee for GTECH, the industry body for tech companies in Kerala. He has also worked as a mentor for Kerala Startup Mission, helping aspiring entrepreneurs develop their skills and achieve their goals.
Beyond work, Harish has diverse interests, including cricket and movies. He played for Kerala's junior cricket team and is passionate about filmmaking, having directed two short films and a web series. Harish resides in his hometown of Thiruvananthapuram with his wife, two daughters, and parents.
Sooraj Jayaraman is a dynamic and accomplished professional with over 15 years of experience in senior management positions. His expertise is focused on guiding companies in developing and implementing innovative technologies to realize their business strategies. Sooraj has successfully led numerous projects in diverse domains, including Hi-Tech, Supply Chain, Industrial Automation, Artificial Intelligence, among others. He has a proven record of generating business growth and building successful sales teams. As a motivated and results-oriented leader, Sooraj is passionate about driving innovation and delivering value to customers. He has an extensive understanding of the technology landscape and is committed to helping businesses leverage the latest tools and technologies to attain growth and achieve their objectives.
Sooraj holds a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Kerala University, a Master's degree in Computer Applications from Bharathiar University, and a certification in Computer Programming from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a technology enthusiast, evangelist, and innovation expert who serves as a catalyst for change in the organizations he has worked for. Moreover, Sooraj is also an influential figure on social media, an actor, and a director known among Malayalam-speaking audiences as "Mr. Sambavam." He currently resides in Singapore with his wife and daughter, and he is well-respected and highly regarded in his personal and professional communities.
Sooraj's personal and professional qualities make him a valuable asset to any organization he works for. His strong leadership skills, dedication to innovation and growth, and commitment to helping and educating others make him an outstanding professional in his field.
Liju is a seasoned technology leader with over 20 years of experience in consulting and product engineering. He has played a critical role in delivering successful digital transformation initiatives for various industry verticals. Liju is deeply committed to leveraging technology to address real-world business challenges and has established a reputation for building and leading high-performing product development teams.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Liju is an ardent cricket aficionado who actively participates in club matches. He is also a passionate automobile enthusiast. Liju resides in the scenic city of Thiruvananthapuram, located in the southern Indian state of Kerala, with his wife and two children.
Aleksandar is a seasoned business professional with over 15 years of experience honing his skills and expertise in a diverse range of industries. Beginning his career in the airline industry, he has since worked in retail, pharmaceuticals, construction, transportation, and IT. Throughout his career, he has remained committed to creating exceptional employee experiences and driving business growth.
Aleksandar is a devoted family man, happily married with three children, and resides in Belgrade, Serbia. In his leisure time, he enjoys skiing, kickboxing, and cherishing every moment with his loved ones. His life motto is "Where there's a will, there's a way."
Sibi brings with him more than 22 years of experience in the IT sector encompassing IT Services, Product, and Captive units. He began his career in IT Services with Satyam Computer Services Chennai and has since held various roles with organizations such as HCL Perot systems, Digital, Accenture, Wipro Technologies, Yahoo's R&D center, and Dell International Services. Before joining VRIZE, Sibi held the position of Head of Engineering with additional responsibility for the Customer Success function at Convertcart.
Sibi holds a B.Tech degree from NIT Jalandhar, an MSc (IT) from Sikkim Manipal University, and an MBA from VAMNICOM Pune. He has also earned Leadership and Advanced Project Management certificates from IMB and Stanford University.
Sibi is currently based in Bangalore with his family and enjoys listening to music and reading books on Management and Leadership during his free time. He is an avid fan of football and tennis and actively follows Grand Slams, ATP matches in Tennis, and European leagues such as UEFA, La Liga, and Champions Leagues in Football.
At VRIZE, Sibi is responsible for ensuring seamless and zero escalation delivery to all clients. Additionally, he provides thought leadership to all projects and helps to define the VRIZE delivery approach.
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