Innovapptive - Led by True Visionaries

The true mark of an exceptional leadership team is synergy between business growth and employee happiness. Since 2012, Innovapptive, Inc. has sustainably scaled into an award-winning, multinational organization that is over 170 people strong.

Our employees share the core values that our executive leadership team instilled in the foundation of the organization. Customer centricity, integrity, transparency, passion, respect, ownership, and—of course—innovation driven by data. These merits don’t just serve as our moral compass in business, but also as the moral code that binds our amazing company culture.

 

innovate.

Develop, deliver, and support superior solutions for continuous improvement in business performance.

transform.

Transform processes, people, and technology to achieve their strategic business goals.

empower.

Give people the accessibility to real-time information and the ability to execute business processes with ease, any time and any where.

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BVR Mohan Reddy

Director

BVR Mohan Reddy, founder and executive chairperson of Cyient, has built the company into a global leader in delivering engineering, manufacturing, data analytics, and networks and operations services. 

Under Mohan’s leadership, Cyient established the Engineered in India brand and contributed more than $3 billion in exports. He also pioneered Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) in India in 1982. In 2017, Mohan received the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor for his contribution to India’s trade and industry. He currently serves on the board of directors for Innovapptive and Coromandel International, Ltd. He also is the Founding Director of T-Hub, India’s largest start-up incubation center. 

Mohan believes in social responsibility. That led him to set up the Cyient Foundation. Through its Adopt-a-School initiative, the foundation supports more than 18,500 children in 28 government schools. Cyient Foundation has also set up 67 Cyient Digital Centers and is teaching digital skills to more than 24,000 children and 20,000 adults.

Mohan holds postgraduate degrees from IIT-Kanpur, and the University of Michigan. He has also received honorary doctorates from JNTU-Hyderabad, JNTU-Kakinada, Andhra University, and KL University.

 

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Mark Bouzek

Director

Mark Bouzek is an accomplished global leader and board member dedicated to continually improving for-profit and not-for-profit organizational performance. He possesses a wide range of strategic, operational, technology and cybersecurity experience, including leading several $500 million+ global organizations, helping start multiple internet businesses, and serving on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards. Mark is currently a partner at Social Ventures Partners, where he works with not-for-profit organizations on strategy, optimization and coaching.

Previously, as BP’s Upstream CIO, Mark developed and implemented a global IT strategy, governance structure and operating model for 15 previously fragmented and diverse regions. His new organization operated in more than 20 countries with a $600 million budget. 

Prior to BP, Mark was Royal Dutch Shell’s CIO Manufacturing, Supply and Distribution. He developed and implemented a $550 million global business unit which integrated 10 independent operating companies. Mark received a Bachelors’ degree in Quantitative Management Science from St. Louis University.

 

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Perry Turbes

Director

Perry Turbes has nearly 20 years’ experience in the upstream, midstream and pipeline sectors of the oil and market. He is the former CEO and COO of Quorum Software, which offer cloud-based platforms that deliver advanced functionality, improved efficiency and enhanced regulatory compliance. Prior to becoming CEO in 2013, Perry served in various executive management roles including, President, COO, and CCO. He played an instrumental role in product development and client delivery.

Perry brings proven software executive to the Innovapptive board of directors. He has used his expertise to maximize business process efficiencies throughout the energy value chain. Perry’s mantra is first and always take care of your employees and customers, and as a result Quorum experienced significant growth under his leadership. Before joining Quorum, he worked in the natural gas plant accounting group at Duke Energy Field Services (now DCP Midstream).

Perry has a bachelors’ degree in accounting from the University of Northern Colorado. On the personal side, He is an avid Vikings fan and loves spending weekend time at the lake house with his family.

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Sashi Narahari

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Sashi Narahari is the co-founder of HighRadius, which has developed an AI platform that allows businesses to automate key back-office functions such as trade receivables and treasury management. HighRadius’ clients include top companies such as Adidas, Cargill, Danone, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and Starbucks. Under Sashi’s leadership, the company has achieved unicorn status (valuation of at least $1 billion), the first tech/software company in Houston to reach such a level. 

Sashi brings a unique combination of business management expertise and technical knowledge to the Innovapptive board of directors. He has proven executive management experience in building and operating software companies. Sashi is passionate about finding technology-enabled disruptive solutions to large under-served markets. He has worked with Fortune 1000 companies in implementing credit management, collections management, dispute management, and invoicing and payments solutions. Prior to HighRadius, Sashi served as the CEO of Riversand Technologies, a provider of Master Data Management (MDM) solutions.

Sashi holds a Masters’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelors’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chennai, India.

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Sundeep Ravande

CEO & Co-Founder

Sundeep Ravande is the CEO of Innovapptive Inc. and believes in a better way of running plant based operations. In most enterprises, operations are a set of tedious linear steps—slow, inaccurate and highly inefficient. Sundeep believes in a world where field work can be done faster, cheaper and safer. He envisions Innovapptive to be at the center of all plant based conversations between humans, machines and workflows. By digitally and autonomously connecting humans, machines, and workflows in the 21st, Century Economy, Sundeep believes in creating a "Connected Workforce" experience for 11 million field workers across the globe.

Prior to co-founding Innovapptive Inc, Sundeep worked with several Big 5 consulting firms, such as IBM & Accenture, serving several Fortune 500 clients such as Verizon, Shell, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Coca-Cola, and FMC Corporation to help them re-invent and re-imagine their business operations with digital technologies. As the CEO of Innovapptive Inc. Sundeep is responsible to drive the company's vision to become the #1 provider of a "Connected Workforce" experience for employees and customers. Sundeep received a master of science degree in aerospace and mechanical engineering from the University of Mississippi.

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Hari Kamineni

Chief Customer Officer & 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 finding Innovapptive, he was at IBM as a Senior Leader having managed several large global SAP business transformation projects and he was 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.

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Sri Karthik

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, which 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 several industries including consumer products, oil and gas, media and telecommunications, F&B, chemicals, and life sciences and includes working with clients from different geographic regions and cultural backgrounds.

Sri has a Masters degree from Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Sven Bergstrom

Vice President - Strategic Accounts

As Vice President - Strategic Accounts, Sven manages key accounts at Innovapptive with focus on bringing innovation to SAP customers, thereby extending the value creation via mobile solutions and cloud paradigms. Sven brings a rich sales experience in the SAP domain, helping customers realize step-change improvements through the adoption of a workforce management platform.

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. Sven was instrumental in helping customers realize step-change improvements through the adoption of mobility solutions that seamlessly integrate business data (ERP) and geospatial data (GIS) in the context of business processes.

Before serving at Critigen, Sven enjoyed a distinguished career at SAP where he 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 resides in Boston with his family.

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Lisa Haag

Vice President - Customer Success Delivery

Lisa Haag leads Innovapptive’s global Customer Success Delivery team, providing insight, guidance, and direction to ensure successful implementation and delivery of the connected workforce platform to customers. Lisa also leads Partner Delivery at Innovapptive, helping to identify partners who can provide implementation services to clients, offering the training they need to implement Innovapptive’s programs and guaranteeing they have the ongoing tools and support to make them successful.

Lisa brings over 23 years of experience working with customers and partners to drive the adoption of mobile and cloud technology. Her track record shows a strong history of successfully managing implementation projects ranging from small proof-of-concept to multi-million dollar global transformation projects with teams of 50+ consultants. Before joining Innovapptive, Lisa gained expertise in mobile and cloud technology, mobile EAM, as well as program and project management with SAP and Syclo LLC (acquired by SAP in 2013).

Lisa is a summa cum laude graduate from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing degree. She also holds an Applied Degree in C programming from William Rainey Harper in Palatine, IL.

 

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Kalyan Vankayalapati

Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

Kalyan manages dual roles as Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and VP of Customer Success. As Managing Director of ANZ, Kalyan is responsible for developing and managing the territory P&L and leading the company in ANZ across sales and operations. On the Customer Success front Kalyan is responsible for strategic customer success initiatives leading to high adoption of Innovapptive’s product portfolio and overall customer satisfaction collaborating across Products, Professional Services, Sales, and Marketing business units.

Kalyan has 14 years of global IT industry experience spanning across State and Federal Government, Mining, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications and Products industries. Kalyan worked with IBM and Accenture in senior roles in selling and implementing best of the breed ERP solutions including SaaS and Digital core.

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Abhishek Parkala

Vice President - Global Operations

Abhishek Parkala oversees the daily operations of the Global Delivery Center or GDC, the largest workforce office for Innovapptive. As an experienced and efficient leader, he is responsible for designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures that promote Innovapptive’s Mission and Vision.

He is responsible for developing and managing policies to streamline processes, oversee their execution and make sure the back office is running in alliance with the customer requirements. He has extensive experience in different sectors like Financial Services, IT, Real Estate, and Construction Management.

Abhishek is a serial entrepreneur having involved in three startups as a founder. In his previous ventures, he demonstrated competency in strategic planning and business development. He has deep insight into all facets of a business, and his ability to develop financial strategies to help these businesses grow is of added advantage to Innovapptive.

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Ted Stiefel

Director of Finance

Ted Stiefel is a veteran in Accounting and Finance with over 15 years of experience. As the director of Finance at Innovapptive, Ted drives profitable, long-term growth through sustainable financial strategies. He ensures proper financial governance within the company and implements risk management programs.

A Biology graduate from the University of California San Diego, Ted began his career as a senior research associate at Neurocrine Biosciences. A Certified Public Accountant, Ted Stiefel led finance and accounting departments at various biotech and pharmaceutical companies such as BioNano Genomics and GenWay Biotech. Ted’s acumen in a diverse set of industries is a great asset for Innovapptive as he prepares financial projections, measures them against actual results, and prepares budgets to drive business unit decisions.

An MBA graduate from San Diego State University, Ted donned an entrepreneur’s hat and acquired and improved several failing small business enterprises. Prior to Innovapptive, Ted Stiefel supervised the finance department of Capital Royalty LP. 

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David April

Senior Director, Product Management

David April leads Product Management at Innovapptive. David understands the changing needs of the market and drives the vision for all products. He and his team are responsible for creating the product strategy and incorporating market requirements and customer feedback into the development of high quality, delightful, and intuitive software solutions.

David has been in Enterprise Mobility for over 20 years. He led product architecture, development, and product management for mobile solutions at Syclo LLC and SAP. His innate ability to promote the usability and adoption of product features is a great asset for Innovapptive. A respected tech speaker, David always keeps his team and customers excited and motivated and encourages innovation to ensure the company has a competitive advantage and differentiation.

David holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Northwestern University. He is also an accomplished photographer with an emphasis on creative portraiture, fine art, and fashion.

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Chetan Jain

Vice President of Product Engineering

Chetan Jain is the vice president of Product Engineering at Innovapptive. He and his team are responsible for the development, quality, automation, documentation, and L2 product sustenance at the company. Chetan also drives innovation, R&D, PoCs, and sales-ready demos for new technology and product initiatives at Innovapptive.

Chetan has demonstrated a career spanning more than twenty four years at Nokia, Accenture, Collabera India, and also in a few startups in varying capacities. He was awarded the SYMBA EXCELLENCE AWARD for his contributions and innovations at Nokia as a Senior Architect. Chetan also co-founded a successful high-end turnkey interior design studio called 123Interio.

Chetan has authored a book, ‘jQuery Mobile Cookbook’, which has over 100+ recipes to develop cross-platform applications using the jQuery Mobile framework. Chetan authored a vision document titled ‘Charging As A Service’ during his stint as the Chief Architect at Ryds.in (Bhagirathi Group). This document was accepted by BESCOM as part of their EV charging network initiative for Bangalore. He is an open source contributor and was the first person to achieve the Mad Scientist ranking in the Nokia Qt Developer Forum for his contributions.

Chetan holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University and is currently pursuing professional courses in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. He also holds several professional certifications across a wide range of technologies. He is an avid reader and photographer and loves to travel.

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Vivek Bhamare

Sr. Manager, Product Marketing and Growth Strategy

Vivek Bhamare oversees Innovapptive’s global market team. Vivek’s role is to create and grow a predictable and sustainable sales pipeline engine for each of the company’s mobile digital transformation solutions. Vivek is in charge of Innovapptive’s go-to-market strategy for all new products and services, marketing content strategy, event strategy, experiential marketing, account-based marketing and inbound channel marketing. It’s his mission to ensure the message about the company and its array of offerings reach Innovapptive’s target audiences and engage them to want to learn more.

Vivek has a track record of generating results. Prior to joining Innovapptive, he served as a Category Manager and a Global Product Manager at Ecolab. There Vivek led a $150 million global product portfolio, working with a cross-functional team of scientists, finance and salespeople that built and launched several successful water and energy technology products. Vivek’s contributions included initial market validation, positioning and messaging, pricing, go-to-market strategy and launch execution. Prior to Ecolab, Vivek worked at Tata Motors, India in multiple roles such as District Sales Manager, Dealership Development and Graduate Engineer Trainee.

Vivek earned an MBA from Penn State University’s Smeal College of Business and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology.

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Sundeep Yalamanchi

Director of Sales Operations

Sundeep Yalamanchi leads Innovaptive’s Sales Operation section. His role is to empower and educate the company’s sales team to best present Innovapptive’s mobile-first digital solutions to the industrial marketplace. Under Sundeep’s leadership and guidance, the sales team identifies prospective customers and tailors its sales approach to more effectively illustrate how Innovapptive’s solutions can improve prospects’ asset management, maintenance and inventory processes.

Sundeep has 15 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. He began his career as a Control Systems Engineer at W-Industries designing safety and measurement systems for downstream production facilities and later moved to Expro into upstream drilling side of the industry designing control systems for well control. This background gives Sundeep a solid understanding of upstream, midstream and downstream Oil & Gas customers’ unique needs, something Expro realized when they promoted him to Sales and Service Engineer. Prior to Innovapptive, Sundeep held various roles at Schlumberger from product manager and business development of well pressure control products to managing global sales for equipment business for the M-I Swaco business unit. He brings extensive field level insights with global experience critical to understand the world of our customers and to be a valuable partner in their digital transformation journey.

Sundeep earned a Masters degree in Electronics and Computer Technology from Indiana State University and an MBA in Management and Finance from Tulane University.

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