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At GainInsights, it’s all about celebrating the passion for data and exploring the endless possibilities it offers. We enjoy what it takes to discover and deliver true value for businesses in the most productive ways possible.


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Sudhakar Balakrishnan
Founder and Managing Director

Sudhakar is the Founder and Director at GainInsights. He heads the India operations and is also responsible for conceptualizing & commercializing technology solutions in the markets that we operate. Sudhakar is a combination of entrepreneur and engineer who has been building software products and solutions for the last 20 years.

Prior to GainInsights, Sudhakar held various positions in IT Industry, spanning areas ranging from IT Operations; Program Management; Pre-Sales Consulting and Solution Architecting. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science. In his spare time, Sudhakar enjoys reading and analysing businesses that he can invest in.

Mehul Desai
Executive Director

Mehul is the Director at GainInsights. Based out of Mumbai, he manages the sales strategy for domestic and international business development for GainInsights. With over 20+ years in IT industry, 12 of which have been in the area of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Mehul has a deep understanding of BI & Analytics market in India and trends across various solutions.

He has worked with major brands in the BI space including Business Objects, Qlik and SAS, and has helped them establish sales partnerships, channels and alliance across India. Mehul holds a B.E. in Electronics from Mumbai University.

Rajesh Seshadri
Managing Partner, North America

Rajesh is the Managing Partner at GainInsights (North America). He is responsible for growth in the region and expansion to new territories. With over 20 years of experience in IT, Engineering and Business processes services, Rajesh has held leadership roles across multiple large organizations and industries.

Prior to joining GainInsights, he has worked with HCL, Indecomm Global, Quest, Zenzar in the US as a Sales and Business Leader. Rajesh is based out of Palo Alto with his family and enjoys high-adrenaline league games, carnatic music and filter coffee - in equal measures.

Aswathy Palakkal
Senior Vice-President, Human Resources

Aswathy is the Senior Vice-President, Human Resources at GainInsights. She has over 17 years of experience in managing the entire employee life cycle of human resource management. Aswathy has proven her expertise as a strong leader with interpersonal skills, adept in working at both; strategic and operational levels.

Over the years, she has garnered crucial understanding of people and systems across businesses, working for the likes of Accenture, Sun Microsystems, IBM and Microsoft. Aswathy has partnered with multiple Business heads and spearheaded initiatives to improve people and processes effectively- from pioneering Leadership development interventions to developing succession planning methodologies that allow managers to align individual aspirations with the company’s vision. Aswathy is also a certified Behavioral Analyst and Sales Trainer from Predictive Index Worldwide (PI), a Boston –Massachusetts, USA.

Diptiman Singh
Senior Vice-President Growth, APAC

Diptiman is Vice-President Growth for APAC region at GainInsights. He is responsible for growth, partnerships and expansion to new territories in APAC. Diptiman has been a successful executive with over 15 years of track record in Business Development, Client Relationship Management, Strategic Deal Making and building revenue streams grounds up.

He loves data and has been on both the build and sell side of analytics for FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Professional Services and Infrastructure Services customers. Diptiman holds a B.E. degree from Visveswaraya Technological University and is pursuing his Masters from University of California, Berkeley.

Sanjay Subramanyam
Vice President, Sales – India

Sanjay is the Vice President – Sales for India operations at GainInsights. He is responsible for driving sales across India for Business Intelligence and Analytics solutions. In a career spanning over two decades, Sanjay comes with vast domain knowledge in the areas of Retail, Hospitality & Manufacturing.

He has been instrumental in managing large projects both domestic and international in various technologies of Oracle & Microsoft Dynamics stack of products. During his career, he has been associated with various mid and large-sized organizations and has managed various key strategic accounts for them.

Kaushik Nag
Director, Business Excellence

Kaushik is the Director, Business Excellence at GainInsights. He’s responsible for driving excellence in Delivery and Pre-sales across Business units. Kaushik has over 23 years of experience, of which 20 of them with Infosys where he has played leadership roles in Solution Delivery and Consulting across Financial Services, Telecom and Public Sector domains.

Prior to joining GainInsights, he has managed large, complex projects and programs in various capacities at both client and offshore centers as a Delivery head Infosys. Kaushik holds a B.E. degree from BITS Pilani and a PGDM from IIM Bengaluru.

Sridhar Mudugu
Director, Technology

Sridhar is the Director, Technology and Chief Technology Officer at GainInsights. He’s responsible for driving products-led innovation and heads the Advanced Technologies Group. Sridhar has over 23 years of experience spanning techno-managerial roles including leadership roles in engineering at Dell, Wipro and Harman International.

At GainInsights, his team focusses on building the next generation of platforms led by AI. A techie at heart, Sridhar is famous for unfailingly exhibiting a calm demeanour at all times. He holds a B.E. Degree from Andhra University and an M.Tech. from IIT, Kharagpur. When not at work, Sridhar likes to spend time playing a game of tennis or accompanying his son for his drums sessions.

Ram Kumar
Director, Advanced Analytics

A Mathematician at heart, an Econometrician by education and a Data Scientist by profession, Ram heads Advanced Analytics practice at GainInsights. Based out of Bengaluru, he is responsible for developing cutting edge ML & AI based products & solutions for our clients. Ram has over 13 years of experience in providing analytics-based consulting to some of the biggest brands in CPG, Retail & Insurance domains.

Ram holds a Master’s degree in Economics. He is a big fan of Mark Knopfler & FC Barcelona. He loves playing sports and guitar in his free time.

Karthik Panneer
Practice Director

Panneer is Practice Director at GainInsights. He is responsible for building new BI and Visualizations solutions, managing key accounts and driving growth across Birst, Tableau and SAP BO practices. Panneer has over 18 years of experience in techno-managerial roles, leading complex projects and architecting ERP (Enterprise products) and BI products ground-up across Telecom, Manufacturing, Education, Hospitality and IT domains.

Panneer has extensive knowledge in Business Intelligence technologies and has collaborated with large tech companies in co-engineering their flagship products. He lives in Bengaluru and enjoys his travel and music.

Karthik Babu
Practice Director

Karthik is the Head of CoE – BI Practice at GainInsights. Based out of Chennai, he takes care of the ODC Operations of GainInsights. He comes with 11+ years of experience in Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence and has successfully executed projects using both traditional BI products and data discovery tools.

Karthik holds a B.E degree in Computers. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his son and riding bikes.

Eshvanth Singh
Practice Director

Eshvanth is the Practice Director and Head of Chennai Operations at GainInsights. He is responsible for deliveries across India for SAP Business One (H) and Analytical Solutions. Eshvanth has over 14 years of experience in ERP implementations including 6 years of industrial experience. His forte has been customer relationship and innovation in the areas of business process automation, control and analytics for Retail and Distribution domains.

Eshvanth has handled challenging assignments with success and has been instrumental in bootstrapping the Practice at GainInsights. He’s currently focussed on augmenting Digital technologies in a bid to strengthen the Enterprise Solutions portfolio. Eshvanth lives in Chennai with his family and in his spare time indulges in chettinad food, cars and travel.

Sajjad Syed
Regional Manager, Sales - Canada

Sajjad leads sales for GainInsights in Canada. He’s responsible for new customer acquisitions and business development in the region. Hussain holds a B.E. from Osmania University and Masters from Heriot-Watt University.

Hussain Jamani
Regional Manager, Sales - UAE

Hussain leads sales for GainInsights in the UAE. He’s responsible for customer acquisitions, account development and partner management in the region. Hussain has over 12 years of experience in various Sales and Business Development roles in the BI and Analytics space.

Sankarshana
Manager, Marketing

Sankarshana heads marketing at GainInsights. He’s responsible for driving content, brand positioning and lead generation globally. Sankarshana has over 12 years of experience and has set up marketing teams, driven go-to-market execution and positioned enterprise solutions for clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune-10 companies.

Prior to joining GainInsights, Sankarshana worked with a product start-up where he led the team since its incubation in acquiring customers and driving growth. He enjoys working at the intersection of technologies, innovative business models and story-telling and has dabbled in creative pursuits as an extended hobby.