People

GM RAJU “RAJ” SAMANTHAPUDI
Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Samanthapudi is the Chief Executive Officer of ValueMomentum, Inc. From ValueMomentum’s inception, he has singularly focused on two core engines to build the organization and position it for growth - Exceptional Customer Service and Innovative Offerings.

His focus on innovation is driving significant investments by ValueMomentum in R&D for Industry Applications and Practices. Mr. Samanthapudi believes that Customers should not have to choose between standard infrastructure and time-to-market, and therefore, he has led the organization in building industry ready solutions leveraging standard infrastructure elements that provide deep capabilities, performance and agility. Where standard infrastructure elements don’t exist, he has driven investments in building the same, to be taken to market as life-cycle solutions.

Mr. Samanthapudi has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT industry marked by a patent grasp of enterprise business needs and the role of technology as an enabler of business. Prior to ValueMomentum, he held various roles including Client Management, Product Management, Near-shore Delivery Center Management, Vertical Leadership and National-level Sales Management. Prior to ValueMomentum, Mr. Samanthapudi worked with Wipro in North America and in India.

Mr. Samanthapudi holds a Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.


RAVI S. RAO
President, Asia-Pacific


Mr. Rao is with ValueMomentum since August 2000 and is responsible for ValueMomentum’s operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Mr. Rao has 25 years of professional experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining ValueMomentum, Mr. Rao held positions with Wipro, India and Convergent Software, North America.

As President, Asia-Pacific, Mr. Rao leads ValueMomentum’s business across Insurance & Financial Services verticals in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Rao has been instrumental in establishing ValueMomentum’s strong presence in the Southeast Asian Insurance market. Today, Mr. Rao’s mission is to expand its business in the Asian market.

Mr. Rao is also responsible for ValueMomentum’s Development Centers in Hyderabad where he is charged with driving Quality and organizing and managing cross functional teams geared towards serving customers in a global delivery model.

Mr. Rao holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from BMS College, Bangalore, India.


KALYAN P. KODALI (“KK”)
President, Insurance & Healthcare


Mr. Kodali is the President of Insurance & Healthcare Division of ValueMomentum, Inc,. Mr. Kodali has over 20 years professional experience in the IT industry spanning Sales, Business Development and Strategic Alliances.

Mr. Kodali leads ValueMomentum’s Insurance and Healthcare division and has played an integral role establishing ValueMomentum’s strong presence in its mainstay Property & Casualty and Life & Annuities Insurance verticals. Today, Mr. Kodali’s mission is to drive momentum to its Insurance verticals, while nurturing its growth in Healthcare.

Prior to ValueMomentum, Mr. Kodali worked with Satyam Computer Services in North America where he was instrumental in acquiring and developing key Fortune 500 Clients. Prior to Satyam Computer Services, Mr. Kodali also worked in Wipro in India where he held positions spanning Sales, Product Management and Strategic Alliances.

Mr. Kodali holds a Master of Science (Honors) in Economics and a Master of Management Studies (MMS) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.


SRINIVAS VASIREDDY
President, Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Vasireddy has over 17 years of professional IT experience spanning Consulting, Sales, Practice Management and Corporate Finance.

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Vasireddy has been instrumental in achieving a strong balance sheet with significant cash reserves and positive cash flow since ValueMomentum’s inception. Mr. Vasireddy has played an integral role in driving a solutions-driven culture in serving ValueMomentum’s Clients. Today, Mr. Vasireddy’s mission is to leverage a time-tested formula of combining strong technology expertise with business experience, in driving momentum to ValueMomentum’s Financial Services verticals.

Prior to joining ValueMomentum Mr. Vasireddy held positions with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) in North America and with Wipro in India.

Mr. Vasireddy holds a Bachelor of Technology and MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow.


GOPI KRISHNA “GK” GADE
CTO, Solutions Engineering Research & Development


Mr. Gade is ValueMomentum’s Chief Technology Officer and heads the Solutions Engineering Research & Development (SERD) department, which is ValueMomentum’s R&D wing.

Mr. Gade has 20 years of professional experience in the IT industry having held positions of increasing responsibility ranging from development, technical lead, solution architect, enterprise architect and product development. Mr. Gade has been instrumental in instituting a strong R&D culture that has delivered patented innovations that solve complex business problems in ValueMomentum’s target industries. Today, Mr. Gade’s mission is to direct ValueMomentum’s technology vision and core research and to deliver market leading solutions for ValueMomentum’s industry verticals.

Prior to joining ValueMomentum, Mr. Gade worked with Tata Consulting Services (TCS) and was assigned to key clients in North America and India.

Mr. Gade holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.