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Manav Garg
CEO & Founder
Rajeev Warrier
Chief Technology
Officer
Amit Sureka
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Schwartz
Executive Vice
President &
Chief Marketing Officer
Shobhit Mathur
Vice President,
Product Management
& Pre Sales
Vinayak B.M
Chief Architect
Mumu Pande
Vice President, 
Engineering

 
Andy Bout
Vice President, 
Energy
Stewart Brightman
Vice President, 
Energy

 
Srinivas Kalale
Vice President, 
Corporate Development
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Manav Garg
CEO & Founder
 
Manav Garg is the CEO and Founder of Eka Software Solutions. Besides the overall responsibility of managing Eka, Manav oversees the areas of business strategy and corporate finance. Manav founded Eka after a brief stint as a trader with a large global commodity trading house. It was during his trading days that he saw the deficiencies in traditional trading and risk management software. Realizing the market opportunity, and combining this with his passion for technology, Manav setup Eka with venture capital funding. 

The first few years of organizational building at Eka were an invaluable experience, helping him gain deep and unique insights into all aspects of the business, and the needs of customers across the globe. Today, with Eka having shown significant growth in revenues, profitability, customer base and employees, Manav provides leadership and overall direction in such strategic areas as talent management, product direction and growth strategy. He constantly strives to achieve ever higher levels of organizational excellence and customer satisfaction by encouraging responsibility and accountability at all levels.

Born in 1974, Manav graduated as an engineer from REC (Regional Engineering College) Jalandhar, and followed this by an MBA from IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), Delhi. He was recently awarded the Star Entrepreneur Award for 2008-09 at the 2nd Indira International India Innovation Summit.
 
 

 
 
Rajeev Warrier
Chief Technology Officer

Rajeev is responsible for defining and implementing Eka’s long term technology strategy. He brings to Eka expertise and experience in managing large and globally diversified technology teams, along with deep domain knowledge in core supply chain management.

Prior to joining Eka, Rajeev was the Vice President of Research and Development at Electronics for Imaging (EFI), where he led the company’s product development and innovation centres. Before that he was involved in supply chain planning and optimisation at i2 technologies, Symphony Services and SAP Labs. At SAP Labs Rajeev headed the Netweaver development group. Rajeev started his career in software at Tata Consultancy Services in the CAD/CAM group.

Rajeev holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering from NIT Bhopal and a Post Graduate Diploma in Software Enterprise Management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
 
 

 
 
Amit Sureka
Chief Financial Officer

Amit is responsible for Eka’s global financial activities and leads several related functions including budgeting, analysis and reporting, regulatory compliances and all related activities worldwide. Amit has extensive knowledge and experience in finance, having joined Eka from Jubilant’s Group’s Retail business where he was the Group CFO.

Prior to this, Amit was the CFO & Director of MphasiS BPO (MsourcE), where as a key member of the leadership team he helped grow the organization into one of the larger players in the BPO & IT sector. He has held top positions with various organizations across different geographies including USA where he worked with one of California’s largest banks as Vice President. Amit started his career with KPMG.

Amit is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and has completed advanced certification courses relating to finance from leading business schools in India and USA.
 
 

 
 
Michael Schwartz
Executive Vice President &
Chief Marketing Officer

Michael leads all global marketing functions at Eka, including marketing strategy, product positioning, press/analyst relations, communications, and events. He brings more than 20 years of experience to Eka, leading marketing departments and helping software technology companies grow. Michael is a frequent contributor to leading energy, risk management, supply chain, and commodity management publications, and he delivers numerous speeches each year at major international energy and commodity summits and conferences.

Prior to Eka, Michael was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Triple Point Technology, a Commodity Management software vendor. During his 10 years at Triple Point, he helped grow revenue 6X, leading to a successful sale of the business to Ion Investment Group in 2013. Prior to Triple Point, he served as the top marketing executive for Information Builders and C-bridge Solutions. He began his career with IBM Corporation.

Michael earned an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business Administration.
 
 

 
 
Shobhit Mathur
Vice President,
Product Management and Pre Sales 
 
Shobhit looks after the strategic management of Eka’s product portfolio and creating go-to-market strategies. He oversees the teams responsible for driving Eka’s roadmap, product innovation and user experience improvements.  Shobhit is also responsible for all pre sales engagements, where he and his team of functional experts work closely with customers during the product evaluation process.

Prior to joining Eka in 2004, Shobhit worked with the Global Green Company, one of India’s largest horticulture produce exporters, where he was involved in various aspects of sales order planning and execution, agri sourcing and procurement, production planning, shipment and delivery. In his 12+ years of experience, he has developed and executed strategies globally for product strategy, new market entry, key account management, core team expansions and business development. Shobhit graduated in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi University, followed by an MBA from IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), Delhi.


 
 
Vinayak B.M
Chief Architect 
 
Vinayak is responsible for product engineering at Eka. He has been part of the Eka project since its inception, and is today involved in defining and shaping the product’s architecture and driving technology initiatives. He leads a team of dedicated architects who are responsible for enhancing and constantly innovating the technology architecture and workflow in Eka. 
 
Vinayak has over 15+ years of experience in building and managing technology teams with leading national and multinational IT companies, including HP and L&T Infotech.
 
 

 
 
Mumu Pande 
Vice President,
Engineering
 
Mumu is responsible for Eka’s technology vision, strategy and execution of Eka’s Commodities Trading & Risk Management Products in Agri-Commodities, Metals and Energy sectors. She heads the Product Development & Engineering functions at Eka.
 
Mumu comes with an extensive background in Application Development. She spent 10 years in the US and 4+ years in India with Oracle Inc where she was the Director of Development for Oracle's Fusion Applications. She worked in the CRM, GRC and BI areas wearing multiple hats in product development, product management, project planning, and customer engagement. 
 
Mumu has a B.Tech in Engineering from University of Kolkata , St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, India and an MS from the University of Akron, Ohio, USA.
 
 

 
 
Andy Bout 
Vice President,
Energy
 
Andy is based out of Calgary and is responsible for the energy markets served by EKA.  He is the founder of  EnCompass Technologies and has over 25 years of experience in the commodities market, specifically in the energy trading and risk management areas.

Andy comes to Eka as part of its acquisition of EnCompass Technologies.  He founded the company in 1992 and led the company through the design, development and implementation of the EnCompass Energy Suite, an industry leading ETRM platform. His experience with EnCompass included working with large financial institutions, large and midsized trading firms, utilities, and producers in all functional areas. He has a customer focused approach with a focus on solving business process challenges.  Prior to founding EnCompass, Andy worked for a Canadian based utility as well as Anderson Consulting serving primarily energy based companies. 

Andy has a Bachelor of Business Degree (with Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University and CMA certification.
 
 

 
 
Stewart Brightman
Vice President,
Energy
 
Stewart has over 32 years of experience in software development and has spent the last 16 years working on EnCompass’ energy trading and risk management product.  He graduated in 1980 with a B.Sc. (Honours) from Lancaster University in England, and after a variety of roles with hardware and software vendors, consultants and system integrators, joined EnCompass as a principal and co-owner in 1997.
 
 

 
 
Srinivas Kalale
Vice President,
Corporate Development
 
Srinivas (Sri) is responsible for Eka’s Merger and Acquisition (M&A) growth strategy and the management of strategic partnerships. Sri brings more than 15 years of combined strategic advisory and enterprise product strategy experience to Eka.

Prior to joining Eka, Sri was India practice head of The Chesapeake Group, a boutique New York based investment bank, and also worked with Pharus Advisors, a US technology sector focused strategic advisory firm. Sri has advised technology clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, and equity financing initiatives with cumulative transaction value in excess of $500 million. He also spent many years as a Sr. Product Strategy Manager at Oracle in California overseeing the development of multimillion dollar sales automation products in the company’s CRM division, and spearheading the post-merger integration when Oracle acquired PeopleSoft and Siebel.

Sri has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley, an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and a BS in mechanical engineering from Bangalore University.

 
 

 

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