We have a great leadership team that strives for excellence!
Being the fastest growing SAP Mobility company, we have an enterprising team of professionals and leaders, who are passionate about bringing the best of their talents lead the path of innovation, creativity and service excellence. Here is a brief snapshot of profiles of our leadership team, who are dedicated to scaling the company to new heights of excellence.
CEO & Co-Founder
Hari Kamineni has been at the fore-front of innovation and the core foundation of Innovapptive's product and innovation strategy. Hari brings extensive leadership and management experience to Innovapptive, with over 15 years of technology expertise in SAP solutions. Prior to founding Innovapptive, he was at IBM as a Senior Leader having managed several large global SAP business transformation projects and actively involved in customer sales pursuits. His clients included large organizations such as Government of Canada, AT&T, Verizon, Colgate Palmolive, The Coca Cola Company, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Air Products.
Hari has received multiple awards for Service Excellence and Outstanding Technology Achievement throughout his career. He has played a pivotal role in several of Innovapptive's strategic partnerships and winning several awards such as the SAP Pinnacle Awards and SAP Mobile Apps challenges.
President & Co-Founder
Sundeep Ravande is a business transformation leader in the space of SAP Enterprise Mobility, Cloud computing, and Big Data. Over the last 13 years, and prior to co-founding Innovapptive, Sundeep worked with several Big 5 consulting firms, such as IBM & Accenture and served several Fortune 500 clients to radically transform their business processes through process and technology reengineering. Sundeep has extensive background in business transformation leadership, and utilizes his innate business process engineering acumen, coupled with transforming business processes using technologies such as Mobile, Cloud Computing and Big Data.
Sundeep's current strategic focus at Innovapptive Inc. is to drive Global Business Development activities for Innovapptive Inc. As President & Co-founder, Sundeep has quadrupled Innovapptive's revenue and employee growth year over year. Sundeep is responsible for business strategy, vision, financials, operations, sales and execution. Sundeep has been played a pivotal role in establishing and building Innovapptive Inc.
Senior Vice President - Business Development & Value Engineering
Sri Karthik is Innovapptive’s Senior Vice President, Business Development & Value Engineering. Sri brings strong relationship building skills cultivated by a successful career in software sales and project management complements an extensive background in accounting, finance, and information technology. His organization is focused on leading profitable growth by creating differentiated solutions for customers. His team’s responsibilities include product strategy, branding and execution, marketing initiatives, and the development and deployment of industry-leading value engineering capabilities.
His experience spans around customers in the consumer products, oil and gas, media and telecommunications, F&B, chemical and life sciences industries and working with clients from different geographic regions and cultural backgrounds.
Sri has a Masters degree from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Chief Financial Officer
Lance Hack, a CPA holds over 25 years of rich experience in finance and other allied areas of business, helping management teams and investors achieve successful outcomes. Mr. Hack has a demonstrated track record of achieving these outcomes in technology-oriented service companies ranging from start-ups to high growth multinationals. As CFO of Innovapptive, Mr. Hack will be responsible for implementing financial systems and processes to support the company’s rapid growth path, raising capital and strategic financial planning.
Hack had earned his MBA from the University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and BSE in Systems Engineering from Princeton University.
Vice President - Global Sales
As Vice President - Global Sales, Sven manages the sales orgainization at Innovapptive with focus on bringing innovation to SAP customers, thereby extending the value creation via mobile solutions and cloud paradigms. Sven brings across the table a rich sales experience in the SAP domain, helping customers realize step-change improvements through the adoption of mobility solutions in the realm of adding value to their existing business processes.
Prior to joining Innovapptive, Sven worked at Critigen as Global VP – SAP sales, where he led the rapid emergence of Critigen’s business tied to SAP and ensured critical success for the company’s rapid sales initiatives. In other words, Sven was instrumental in helping customers realize step-change improvements through the adoption of mobility solutions that seamlessly integrates business data (ERP) and geospatial data (GIS) in the context of business processes.
Before serving Critigen, Sven enjoyed a distinguished career at SAP where he most recently co-founded and led a cross-organizational incubation team that successfully catalyzed the emergence of spatial solutions across core verticals like utilities, public sector, oil & gas, and transportation. Apart from that, he also worked as a solution manager in the IBU for utilities by focusing on bringing analytic solutions and the SAP HANA appliance to the market. Overall, he possesses over ten years of experience as a strategic member of corporate leadership teams with venture-backed companies, and currently is the member of the board of directors of a leading natural and organic beef company in the US. Sven was a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned an MBA in innovation and global leadership. He currently lives in Boston with this family.
Managing Director and Vice President of sales for Europe
Barrett Conway joins Innovapptive with dual roles as Managing Director and VP of Sales to grow Innovapptive's European operations. As Managing Director, Barrett is responsible for developing and managing the territory P&L, representing the company in Germany and abroad. As VP of Sales for Europe, Barrett is responsible for developing annual sales and sales expense budgets for the team and territory and ensure that they are met.
Prior to joining Innovapptive, Barrett was at SAP where he was Sr. Director for business development in extended Supply Chain. At SAP, his product focus within extended supply chain was primarily around operational excellence, manufacturing, and IoT. Barrett also has a vast knowledge and strong relationships with SAP customers all over Europe. He has accumulated in-depth knowhow about his customers' industry processes and how they specifically apply to mobile. Barrett has over 15 years of international sales and leadership experience and is a veteran entrepreneur of the European startup world. In the wake of the iPhone's arrival in 2007, Barrett left SAP to co-found a startup in the new "social media scene" with a leading edge location-based recommendation algorithm.
Barrett's diverse background and his sharp communication skills have lead him to learn a number of languages, including German and Swedish. He currently resides in Heidelberg, Germany with his family.
Senior Vice President - Product and Innovation
As Senior Vice-President, Satish Avasarala is responsible to re-align, strategize and lead global product development initiatives, in sync with the dynamic expectations from Innovapptive’s global clientele.
Satish brings vast technical expertise and knowledge in developing innovative Cloud, Mobile, Social and Analytics solutions using IBM (Bluemix, Watson Analytics) and SAP HANA Cloud Platform that are geared towards meeting demands of the next generation of business process solutions.
Prior to joining Innovapptive, Mr. Avasarala worked with IBM in a key leadership role, demonstrating high level expertise and vast knowledge in some of the cutting edge technologies and key functional domains. During this tenure at IBM, Satish has contributed immensely to several IBM community events and solution initiatives such as IBM Smarter planet for F&A & SCM solutions and EPIC providing enhanced benefits and ROI for clients, by leveraging the usage of enhanced productivity, compliance and predictive analytics solutions. Recognizing his excellence and expertise in several key technical platforms and functional domains, he was crowned with several service excellence and bravo awards during his 15 years’ service at IBM.
Vice President - Professional Services
As Vice President - Professional Services, Manoj Anakapalli leads and manages global professional services delivery at Innovapptive. With a deep sense of business and financial acumen coupled with exemplary leadership skills, he seamlessly manages the professional services operations to ensure profitability and growth of the organization. Before moving to this new role, Manoj was holding the position of Director – Global Customer Delivery, spearheading the development of advanced offerings across professional services and customer support at Innovapptive.
Prior to joining Innovapptive, Manoj had worked with large consulting companies and travelled extensively for various projects across multiple verticals including Pharma, IT, F&B and Automotive. During his past tenure, he rendered services in various capacities such as delivery manager, solution architect, project manager and a business leader, implementing various SAP products and driving excellence to new levels. Manoj holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Mississippi, USA and has a passion for cutting edge technologies and innovation, making him versatile in certain technical facets of knowledge including Business Intelligence, SAP and Master Data Management.
Vice President - Architecture & Information Security
Manoj comes with an extensive experience in various facets of SAP and is instrumental in defining industry specific security and architectural standards for key SAP solutions at Innovapptive. He has played a major role in design, development and implementation of SAP technical architecture and Security for diverse projects, displaying high level of agility and strong leadership skills.
Before joining Innovapptive, Manoj had worked in large consulting companies including Proctor & Gamble, SAP America, Edison International and Brown Froman. In his decade long experience, Manoj served in various capacities such as senior technical consultant, SAP architect, SAP BI security consultant and SAP security/SOX analyst. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from the Southern Illinois University, USA. Apart from his passion for driving professional excellence at all levels, Manoj was also author of SAP BI security best practices at SAP and also holds a publication on SAP Experts: Stabilize Security for BusinessObjects Reports When Queries Come from Multiple Systems.