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Clover Infotech appoints Kunal Nagarkatti as CEO; Siddharth Deshmukh as COO

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NEW DELHI: Clover Infotech, a leading digital transformation partner to global conglomerates and leading Indian BFSI customers, has announced the appointment of Kunal Nagarkatti as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company and Siddharth Deshmukh as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1st April 2021.

Founder MD Javed Tapia will now be the Chairman and Chief Mentor at Clover Infotech. He will guide the leadership team on strategic decisions including growth charter, merger and acquisition opportunities, capital raising and global expansion.

Commenting on the appointment, Javed Tapia, said, “Clover Infotech has been on a consistent growth path over the last few years under Kunal’s operational leadership. It is an opportune time for us to separate the roles of Chairman and the CEO so that we can focus better on long-term strategic deals as well as organic and inorganic growth opportunities. I am delighted that the board has chosen Kunal and Siddharth to charter the next phase of our growth. I wish them the very best”.

New appointed CEO Kunal Nagarkatti said, “We have formed a strong core unit at both senior and mid-management level. We are well-poised to take on new challenges and rise as an organization. I thank Javed, the board and all Cloverites for entrusting me with this responsibility. I am delighted to be leading a great team that will leverage new-age digital and enterprise technology opportunities and enhance our revenue growth and brand recall”.

Kunal has been with Clover Infotech for over 10 years. He is currently the COO and he has played a key role in enabling Clover Infotech to grow at nearly 25% CAGR over the last five years. He has helped the company to make inroads into high-growth accounts and build a team of over 3000 highly skilled technology professionals. Prior to Clover Infotech, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Tech Process, a part of Ingenico Worldline – a global leader in payments.

Expressing his views on the appointment, Siddharth Deshmukh said, “I am delighted that I have been chosen for this important role by Javed and the board. I look forward to working with Kunal and my colleagues at Clover Infotech to drive our next phase of growth”.

Siddharth Deshmukh, currently the head of Global Delivery, will assume the role of the Chief Operating Officer (COO). In addition to his existing delivery responsibilities, Siddharth will also manage customer engagement and delight, talent acquisition, engagement, retention, and up-skilling. Siddharth comes with strong experience in providing application services to global banks such as JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. He has been a strategic leader in companies such as Polaris and TechProcess.

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LTI appoints Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer

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NEW DELHI: Larsen & Toubro Infotech, a global technology consulting and digital solutions company has appointed Anil Rander as its Chief Financial Officer.

Anil is a seasoned finance leader with more than 27 years of multifaceted experience in driving business performance and growth. His expertise ranges across business and financial strategy formulation, fiscal management, corporate accounting, investor relations, pricing, risk management, internal audit and financial controls.

Sanjay Jalona, CEO & Managing Director, LTI, said “The role of CFO is evolving rapidly, and I am pleased to welcome Anil to our leadership team at this critical juncture in our journey. His financial leadership and business acumen will enable us to chart the next phase of growth for LTI. We remain committed to pushing industry benchmarks on business excellence.”

Anil joins LTI from Tech Mahindra where he was the Senior Vice President for Finance and Legal functions and Global Head of Finance for BPS. Before this role, Anil was with Hutchison Max Telecom Ltd where he looked after management accounting. His other stints have been with Alpic Finance and A.F. Ferguson & Co.

Anil is a Chartered Account, Cost Accountant and a Company Secretary. He has won multiple industry accolades for outstanding contributions during his illustrious career. He will be based out of LTI’s headquarter in Mumbai, India.

 

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UserTesting names Jon Pexton Chief Financial Officer

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NEW DELHI: UserTesting, a leading provider of on-demand human insights, today announced the appointment of Jon Pexton as Chief Financial Officer.

Pexton brings a strong financial background at both private and public companies and his leadership experience will serve as a strong asset in helping UserTesting continue its global growth.

“The UserTesting Human Insight Platform is well positioned to help companies better understand, empathize and improve their customer’s experience. It is a timely solution as many aspects of life are changing quickly, and becoming more digital. Delivering great experiences is critical for success and differentiation,” said Pexton.

“I’m excited to join the leadership team at this pivotal time and help the company continue its global expansion and leadership in this category,” he added.

Prior to joining UserTesting, Pexton was CFO of Workfront, a SaaS-based enterprise work management platform that was acquired by Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE). Before Workfront, Pexton served as CFO of two financial technology companies and in leadership positions at CallidusCloud, Vitria Technology and Remedy Software. With more than 25 years of financial leadership experience, Pexton started his career at Ernst & Young and has led finance teams for all stages of companies.

“We are at an exciting time here at UserTesting, and Jon’s outstanding background in helping high growth technology companies scale and operate at a higher level is an ideal match for our current growth trajectory,” said Andy MacMillan, CEO of UserTesting.

“More importantly, Jon is an outstanding leader, and he is a great fit for our executive team as we move into our next phase of growth,” he added.

 

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Amit Chadha takes charge as CEO & MD of L&T Technology Services

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NEW DELHI: Amit Chadha has taken over as CEO & Managing Director of L&T Technology Services (NSE: LTTS) effective April 1, in line with previous disclosures made to stock exchanges dated October 19, 2020.

Prior to his elevation, he was serving the company as Deputy CEO & Whole-Time Board Member.

Amit joined LTTS in 2009 and has been a core member of LTTS’ executive management team, closely involved in the company’s listing on stock exchanges in 2016.

Subsequently, he progressed to assume charge as President, Sales and Business Development, where he was responsible for helping global R&D customers and Fortune 500 companies leverage LTTS’ digital engineering offerings for their strategic differentiation and product development.

On his appointment, Amit commented, “The ER&D services sector is poised to play a critical role over the next decade as confluence of engineering and technology reshapes the products and services of the near-future. Against this backdrop, the multi-vertical engineering expertise that LTTS has demonstrated makes it stand apart as a leader in pure-play ER&D services. I see it as a big responsibility to lead the pack of over 16,000 bright and committed LTTSites. I am confident that together we will make the company reach newer heights and milestones.”

Amit’s overall career spans over two decades in core engineering & information technology outsourcing. He has managed P&L for multiple business units, spearheaded organization-wide strategic initiatives and led business development and relationship management activities worldwide.

Amit is an electrical & electronics engineer who has done his Global Business Leadership Executive Program with Harvard Business Publishing. He has also done an Advanced Management Program in Business Leadership from INSEAD, France. Amit is currently based in Washington DC.

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