Meet the Crayon Crew
The people who build up the Box
Founder and CEO
Suresh is a second-time entrepreneur, and an evangelist of big data, analytics, and digital personalization. His first venture, RedPill Analytics, was acquired by IBM. With a background in sales, marketing, advertising, media, analytics and Big Data, Suresh has been in the industry for 35 years. Long enough to see the transformation of marketing from right-brain to a left-brain pursuit.
Co-Founder and COO
Aarti has 18+ years of experience in marketing, analytics and operations, especially in the BFSI domain. She enjoys bridging the gap between traditional business and new-age technology, for her clients. She dons many hats – operations, marketing, and client management – while also making sure that Crayon is an eclectic and diverse workplace.
Co-Founder and CTO
Vijaya Kumar (known as IVK) is a leading expert in innovation management and advanced technologies incubation in India. He consults in business strategy and transformation through new age technologies, covering areas like embedded systems, cloud services, big data analytics and mobility.
VP, Customer Success
15+ years of experience in banking across APAC and EMEA. Expertise in digital transformation, big data deployment for real time smart decisioning, offer orchestration, omnichannel consistency. Embedding analytics, data storytelling and building transparency across delivery channels.
Vinayak is a seasoned, hands-on tech leader, with a proven track record in building software products from 0 to 1 & scaling from x to 10x multiple times across finance, e-commerce, and travel. He loves working on products/companies with a steep learning curve and looks to push the boundaries.
VP, Human Resources
Naveen has 20+ years of HR experience across automobile manufacturing, telecom and media sectors. He enjoys partnering with functional leaders to translate their business vision into HR initiatives. Naveen has worked in leadership roles as HR business partner and at strategic levels, successfully designing and implementing talent management, succession planning and people transformation initiatives.
VP, Sales (EMEA)
Ahmet comes with 15+ years of experience defining and directing sales, business development, strategies and building trust. He worked for IBM, a business partner of SAP, and a household appliances company – Arcelik. He is a seasoned sales leader with a proven track record in enterprise sales. He has in-depth experience in re-defining strategies and curating personalized solutions to best meet client expectations.
VP, Merchant Solutions
Nagesh comes with 15+ years of experience across Mastercard, Google and AT Kearney. In his previous stint, he was Head of Merchant Solutions, APAC at Mastercard across verticals like digital, retail, telco, travel and insurance. He has worked across the Europe, APAC and North American regions on partnerships & partner management, business development and consulting.
Saurav comes with 20+ years of experience in building tech products, pioneering Big Data, AI, and machine learning adoption. He is also an expert in fintech and cloud server engineering. An alumnus of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, he also has a master’s degree in financial engineering from the National University of Singapore.
VP, Sales (APAC)
Peter comes with more than two decades of experience in tech sales in both mature and emerging markets. Throughout his career, he has helped organizations overcome business challenges, secure their environment, and improve customer relationships. He is an expert in combining technical knowledge, business acumen and sales ability for high value enterprise solutions.
Director, Pre Sales
10+ years’ experience in sales enablement and delivery of analytics for banking, pharma and e-commerce with exposure to APAC, EMEA, North America markets. He has led analytics initiatives across digital acquisition, digital engagement, customer insights and fraud reduction.
Vinod has 14+ years of experience in data and analytics in financial, telecom, digital and entertainment industries. He has extensive experience in building advanced analytics, data science and business intelligence teams with a focus on actionable insights to drive business decisions. His areas of interest include predictive modelling, customer lifetime value and NLP optimization.
Prashanth has 16+ years of experience in B2B marketing and brand building. An award winning marketing director with a proven ability to execute top class integrated growth strategies that lead the way in revenue acceleration across BFSI, Financial Services, Telecom, AI and SaaS products.
Director, Program Management
18+ years of experience in IT, primarily in delivery management. Her expert skills across program, people, and client management, make her an asset to any team. She has vast experience in mentoring and enabling individuals and building high-performance teams.
Director, Program Management
Bharath is a seasoned techno-functional sales and account management professional with 19+ years of experience spanning across sales, pre-sales, business strategy and program management. He has executed several compelling business campaigns, and devised groundbreaking programs to enter new markets, working across a variety of sectors including tech startups.
Shobana’s experience spans from leading and testing complex applications across different domains in large MNCs to building QA teams from scratch. As an expert in release management, she constantly looks for ways to improve the overall efficiency of delivery process by building robust automation frameworks.
Senior Manager, Data Science
Kani has 8+ years of research experience, in academia & industry, in fields such as recommendation systems, graph learning, content understanding and computational linguistics. She leads efforts to diversify the data science team and passionate about using data science to build data products and personalized recommendation systems.
Senior Manager, Devops
Borus has 15+ years of experience in security and operations. He has donned multiple hats in the past – chief security officer and head of IT operations. With an insatiable craving for architecting consistent and reliable infrastructure, he currently leads the DevSecOps team, making sure that Crayon and customer data are safe and secure on public clouds.
Director, Customer Success
Sandeep has 15+ years of experience in data science and analytics in the BFSI and fintech sectors. He was integral in launching one of the most successful fintechs in SEA. And played key roles in analytics and data science divisions across companies. At Crayon, he excels in driving growth by uncovering the value of data for organizations.
Senior Manager, Customer Success
Srideep has 12+ years experience in analytics, primarily in the BFSI space. Working with clients across US, ME & Asia, he has built and led large scale analytics teams to support multi-million dollar portfolios. He is passionate about storytelling through data and visualisation. And a true believer of the Crayon value #ThinkDataCraftExperiences!
Senior Manager, Business Operations & Strategy
With over 9 years of multi-faceted experience across sales, business analytics, consulting and operations, Sethu’s expertise lies in streamlining business processes using business intelligence. He strongly advocates that a process driven organization delivers value and efficiency.
Senior Manager, Business Operations & Strategy
Kelly has 9+ years of experience in the strategy and business operations space. As Chief of Staff at Crayon’s Singapore office, she drives company-wide business planning and performance tracking. She has worked in recruitment, economic strategy and the maritime industry. This creative thinker is both meticulous and big picture driven.