Monty Singh was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets effective October 2013. In this capacity, he is working to further strengthen Genpact’s IT solutions to create greater impact for clients, as well as drive additional growth of Genpact’s Capital Markets business. Prior to his current leadership position, Monty was the Senior Vice President and Global Leader for Sales and Marketing at Genpact, responsible for significantly strengthening the sales and marketing functions including building enterprise-wide sales programs, bolstering global account management efforts, and applying best practices. In this capacity, he also led the company’s growing process re-engineering business and led Genpact’s relationships with all GE businesses. Monty joined Genpact in June 2005 as the Senior Vice President for Six Sigma solutions, transitions and re-engineering, where he solidified Genpact’s critical competitive edge of effectively utilizing Lean, Six Sigma, and solution resources to drive process excellence for Genpact clients. Prior to joining Genpact, Monty was Senior Vice President, Six Sigma and Chief Quality Officer for GE Vendor Financial Services and also held a number of leadership roles with GE Capital India businesses. Based in Connecticut outside of New York City, Monty has more than 20 years of experience in the area of driving business process improvement. He holds a master’s of business administration in finance and marketing from Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, India and a bachelor’s degree of commerce from the University of Delhi.
Arvinder “Monty” Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Sandeep Sahai is Senior Vice President & Advisor of Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of Headstrong until October 2013. Under his leadership, Headstrong doubled its revenues and quadrupled its profits between 2004 and 2009. He also architected a multi-year strategy that saw Headstrong evolve from a predominantly on-site consulting firm to a domain-led, globally distributed outsourcing company and eventually to a platform-based managed services multinational. Mr. Sahai was a founder and partner of the consulting firm TechSpan that merged with Headstrong in 2003. He has more than 20 years of IT consulting experience. Prior to Headstrong and TechSpan, he was the CEO of Virginia-based SkanSoft, and also served for 10 years with the HCL group. Having started and grown companies in the US, Europe and India, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on offshore outsourcing as a strategic tool for IT managers. Mr. Sahai has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and an engineering degree from the Institute of Technology, Varanasi.
Senior Vice President & Advisor
Acky Kamdar is based out of New York, where he leads the New York and UK/European region in managing client relationships, delivery, sales, recruitment, and operations. In addition, Mr. Kamdar is responsible for the development of offerings and sales of competencies in data, wealth/asset management, derivatives, BIDW, securities financing and prime brokerage. Over the last decade, Mr. Kamdar has lead Headstrong into financial services by establishing key strategic relationships with top full-service global securities firms in New York and London. Prior to joining Headstrong, he worked with Compaq where he managed the regional channel and distribution strategy for its servers and PCs. Mr. Kamdar started his career in 1985 with HCL Group where he managed a business unit with P&L responsibility selling HP server-based business and CAD solutions for large clients as well as launching PC-based solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses and home users. Mr. Kamdar graduated from Mumbai University where he completed a Bachelors in Commerce (Accountancy and Finance) and later a Masters in Management Studies (MMS) in 1985. Mr. Kamdar completed an Executive MBA from Stern School of Business, New York University in 2006.
Senior Vice President, North America (Northeast) and Europe
Mr. Mehra serves as Senior Vice President of Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets. He is responsible for North American operations including east, west, south and central regions. Mr. Mehra was a co-founder of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in October 2003. Prior to that, he was the executive vice president for a consulting company that grew from $18 million to $52 million in annual revenues during his tenure. Mr. Mehra has more than 25 years of IT industry experience. He also spent 15 years with the HCL Group, where he helped start and grow HCL-Deluxe Inc., a joint venture with Deluxe Corporation focusing on the financial services market. Mr. Mehra is a Harvard Business School AMP graduate and holds a business degree from University of Delhi.
Senior Vice President, North America
Mr. Pushkarna serves as Senior Vice President of Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets responsible for the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Headstrong, he was co-founder and managing partner of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in October 2003. Mr. Pushkarna has more than 25 years of experience in the software services and consulting business. At TechSpan, in addition to running US operations, he was responsible for setting up the collaborative partner program and establishing key strategic partnerships. Prior to TechSpan, Mr. Pushkarna was head of sales and business development at InfoGain, a business solutions consulting organization focused on e-business value chain management. Before that, he spent 11 years with HCL Group in a variety of sales and management positions. Mr. Pushkarna is a charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a non-profit network with over 10,000 members across 44 chapters in nine countries. TiE fosters global entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking and education. Mr. Pushkarna is a frequent speaker at industry forums dealing with entrepreneurship and distributed consulting. He has a B.Tech in Engineering from India and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Senior Vice President, Asia-Pacific
Anurag Singh is the Global Delivery Head for Enterprise Application Services (EAS) group and has been with Headstrong since 2000. The EAS group is responsible for Delivery, Operations, Solutioning, Competency building and Product Management. The group provides end-to-end services on Oracle, SAP, Trading Platforms, Asset Servicing, Recon Platforms, Compliance Reporting Platforms, BI/DW and Testing. Anurag also manages the Manila GDC which specializes in Oracle, Interactive Learning and Content Management, Expense Management, Web Development and Testing. Prior to running EAS, Anurag was responsible for establishing the Managed Services business and was also a part of the core group that established Headstrong’s capital markets business. Before joining Headstrong, Anurag worked at COSL, a Citigroup company, providing software and services in the banking space, leading complex global projects in distributed technologies. Anurag has over 20 years of experience in the software and began his career at CMC, developing bespoke ERP solutions for Container Terminals. Anurag holds a B. Tech from IIT Bombay.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Application Services & Manila GDC
K N K Venkataraman, popularly known as ‘KNK’ is responsible for the Global IT Infrastructure Services Business at Genpact. He is also on the board of Genpact Mobility Service (India) Pvt Ltd. KNK joined Genpact in April 2008, prior to which he was with Wipro in various roles. KNK has over 20 years of experience in the IT Services industry in areas of business management, practice incubation, service delivery, relationship management, channel development, business development, innovation, M&A and customer services. His strengths lie in visualizing and implementing innovative business goals with a breadth of diverse experience in IT services. He is a strategic thinker with a pragmatic approach to implementation and driving the vision to reality. KNK has authored white papers and has been a guest speaker at several international and industry forums. He has been featured in magazines for thought leadership on offshore IT Infrastructure management and Franchisee support models. KNK is an electronics and communications engineer (ECE) from Coimbatore Institute of Technology (CIT). He is active on the board of studies of ECE in CIT.
Senior Vice President, IT Services
Rakesh serves as the Senior Vice President of Genpact Headstrong Capital Markets, responsible for the MRL (Manufacturing, Retail and Logistics) business, and has been with Headstrong since 2008. Prior to running the MRL business, Rakesh was responsible for running Headstrong’s mid-sized accounts globally. Rakesh has 25 years of experience of global management and leadership in the Information Technology industry. Before joining Headstrong, Rakesh worked with companies like Wipro and HCL Technologies in their early days and has been part of their journey to becoming global outsourcing companies. In HCL Technologies, he was involved in setting up two key verticals - Insurance and Aerospace, before working with HCL BPO in its inception phase. In his last assignment before Headstrong, he turned around a struggling company into a global powerhouse in procurement outsourcing. Rakesh holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Science and Technology (BITS).
Senior Vice President, MRL
Rampi Kandadai has over twenty-seven years of experience with the technology consulting, outsourcing, and off-shoring industry, and has been with Headstrong since 1999. As the Global Head of the Domain Consulting practice, Rampi is charged with nurturing and growing expertise-based services focused on the Capital Markets industry, built around a core group of people who can deliver a very differentiated value to clients. The team includes Subject Matter Experts, BAs, and Solution Architects, and focuses on specific domain areas – viz., Derivatives Post-trade, Wealth Management, Enterprise Data, Risk & Compliance, Securities Lending, Asset Management, and IT Management Optimization Services. During his tenure with Headstrong, he has, over time, been responsible for delivery to the West Coast Operations, a founding member of the Financial Services Division, responsible for delivery to NY and London clients, and Head of Delivery for NA. As the Delivery Partner for a number of key Headstrong clients, he has been responsible for the ongoing success of services delivery, customer satisfaction, and growth. Prior to joining Headstrong, Rampi has spent over 16 years in IT consulting – a large part of that was focused on developing India-based offshore software delivery centers and managing the delivery of software projects for clients in the US and in Europe. Rampi is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he specialized in Management Information Systems.
Senior Vice President, Domain Consulting
Sandeepan Mukherjee is the Global Delivery Head for Capital markets Sell Side vertical. In his present role he is jointly responsible for managing the Capital Markets Sell-side business from a P&L perspective which includes pre-sales, delivery of solutions and managing cross-disciplinary teams across the globe. Previously, Sandeepan has held many key positions within Headstrong. He has been instrumental in growing several key accounts to large relationships for Headstrong which include Bank of America, Caremark, Wachovia, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs etc. Before joining Headstrong, Mr. Mukherjee was joint head of operations of HCL-Answerthink a Joint Venture formed between HCL and Answerthink, He was responsible for operations of the JV, business development and revenue. Prior to this he spend more than 10 years with HCL in various leadership positions including Regional Head of Eastern Operations. Sandeepan has more than twenty five years of experience in the Information Technology field that includes business development, developing business and IT Strategies, assessing technologies for business fit and doing offshore development across geographies. He has been part of major product development initiatives and holds a US Patent for developing a ‘Network Sniffer’. Sandeepan holds a Masters in Applied Mathematics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University and a Business Management degree from Harvard Business School, Harvard University.
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Sell Side