Manish TandonChief Executive Officer
Manish Tandon is the CEO of CSS Corp. He has over two decades of industry experience in the IT sector. At CSS Corp, he is responsible for leading the company and providing strategic direction towards achieving exceptional performance. Manish is focused on delivering high client, end user and employee satisfaction, and a goal to make CSS Corp the global leader in technology support.
Prior to CSS Corp, Manish was the Executive Vice President and the Head of the Healthcare, Insurance, Life Sciences and Hi-Tech Manufacturing unit at Infosys. He joined Infosys in 1996 and has since then, successfully led multiple senior management roles in business, delivery and sales. He grew the Testing business for Infosys significantly, and has operated across a range of geographies, horizontals and business verticals - including Retail / CPG and Financial Services & Insurance. Additionally, he was on the Board of Infosys Public Services, EdgeVerve and Infosys Lodestone.
Manish has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and is an alumnus of The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Nishikant NigamEVP & Chief Delivery Officer
Nishikant is the EVP and Chief Delivery officer at CSS Corp. He heads the Global Delivery, Client Engagement, Technology Service Lines, Enterprise Quality and the Innovation Labs at CSS Corp. His focus is on strengthening CSS Corp’s culture of client-centricity and promoting company’s mission of being 100% Referenceable.
Nishikant is an IT leader with more than two decades of rich IT experience in building & leading large IT services business across all service lines. He is well known for his unwavering client focus and understanding of enterprises to weave technology trends and operational discipline needed to assist the clients in their digital and transformative pursuits. He has built and coached many winning teams over the years and is an established people leader.
Prior to joining CSS Corp, Nishikant spent close to two decades at Infosys creating and strengthening strategies across geos, verticals & services including analyst and deal advisory relations. His expertise lies in the creation of differentiated offerings and capabilities through COEs, frame-works, solutions, pricing-models, alliances and thought leadership.
In his last role at Infosys, he had been the Vice President & Global Delivery Head - Cloud and Infrastructure Management Services. Prior to that, he has led integrated delivery for Capital Markets in the Financial Services Business, incubated and led Global Application Management Practice, managed global delivery for multiple clients across industries. He has also been instrumental in the growth of the IMS unit at Infosys from its inception stage.
Nishikant has an engineering degree (B.Tech) from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), Kanpur, India. In his free time, he loves to read, follow cricket, catch up on technology trends and has a passion for gardening.
Sunil MittalEVP & Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
As the CSMO at CSS Corp, Sunil is responsible for driving business growth focusing on Technology Support Services, Application Services & Infrastructure Management Services. He also provides strategic leadership to the Sales, Account Management, Marketing, Solutions Engineering, Deal Advisory, Inside Sales, Alliances and Bid Management teams.
Sunil is a passionate sales executive with more than 18 years of IT industry experience and spectacular track record of partnering with clients, creating & winning advisor led deals and building teams & businesses. He is an expert in developing new markets, selling new service lines in existing accounts and winning new logos. His experience in setting up sales processes with special focus on “Social Selling” is commendable.
In his previous stint at Infosys, Sunil was Head of Sales for the Healthcare BU where he was instrumental in growing the business through multiple new account openings and closure of large deals. He brings in diverse industry experience in multiple markets and industries including healthcare, life sciences insurance, telecom, retail, finance & hi-tech, and has worked in Japan, Australia, India and United States of America.
Sunil has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India.
Ravi K ShelvankarEVP & Chief Business Officer (Telecom)
As Chief Business Officer (Telecom), Ravi is responsible for leading the growth effort for CSS Corp’s Telecom business. He brings with him more than two decades of experience in IT sales, catering to industry verticals like telecom, hi-tech & manufacturing and has played a critical role in incubating the Telecom Product Engineering Services. Ravi also has expertise in leading edge services business models, strategic sales and Fortune 500 key account management. He has an outstanding record of achievements in complex multi-million dollar, multi-year deals and contracts.
Prior to joining CSS Corp, Ravi was the CEO, Sify Technologies, North America Corporation. His previous stints also include Wipro, iGate and Infosys.
Ravi holds a post-graduate degree from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani. He is an avid San Francisco 49ers & Golden State Warriors fan. He is also a travel buff and is involved in philanthropy as part of his community non-profit activity.
Alok BajpaiEVP & Chief Financial Officer
Alok Bajpai is the EVP & Chief Financial Officer - Global at CSS Corp. He is responsible for Finance, Accounts, Legal and Company Secretarial functions.
Alok has more than 25 years of experience in diverse industries spanning multiple executive roles and responsibilities in the entire gamut of finance, legal and general management.
Prior to joining CSS Corp, Alok was the Managing Director & CEO of a Infrastructure & Service company of the Manipal Group. Earlier, he was the CFO & India Head for Aditi Technologies and the Global CFO at Intelligroup. His prior stints include HCL and Infosys.
Alok has been honored thrice with the CFO100 Roll of Honor award from the CFO Institute. Besides being a Chartered Accountant, he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from Colorado, USA and holds a PGDBM from the Manchester Business School. Alok loves travelling and is a tennis enthusiast and an ardent golfer too.
Raj ReddyEVP & Chief Transformation Officer
Raj Reddy heads M&As, Corporate Strategy, Corporate Planning & Corporate Development and drives transformational programs to enhance the enterprise value.
Raj Reddy is an accomplished business leader and has worked extensively as skip level to the Board & CEOs of India's Top 2 Indian IT Companies, Infosys and TCS. With over 20 years of rich and diverse experience in the IT and ITES industry across five continents, Raj’s expertise spans across Business, Delivery, Quality and HR. He was instrumental in the conceptualization, design and implementation of organizational strategies to build agile and high performance culture through corporate & regional leadership roles in large corporations with more than 100,000 people.
At CSS Corp, Raj is credited for building a strong Global Delivery backbone through conceptualizing and building the "Active Delivery Framework" – a capability maturity model and IP for the technology support services industry.
He is also responsible for evaluating & filtering target companies, interacting with investment bankers, planning & monitoring the execution of due diligence, negotiations and the transaction closure.
Raj also heads the Strategic Planning, Corporate Development and Corporate Governance portfolio to enhance the market competitiveness advocating long term health of the organization by driving transformational programs.
Raj was conferred the "Corporate Warrior Award", an industry recognition awarded to outstanding professionals in India who have had tremendous achievements in their respective field of expertise. He holds a Degree in Engineering (Electronics) from Bangalore University, India and an Honors in International Trade and Export Practice from National University of Ireland.
David RajEVP & Chief HR Officer
David Raj, EVP and Chief HR Officer heads the HR function at CSS Corp globally. At CSS Corp, David provides thought leadership in building innovative human capital strategies globally and focus on building cutting-edge high productivity HR processes. Creating a high engagement culture to ensure talent retention, building a leadership pipeline and ensuring CSS Corp as an ‘inclusive employer of choice’ for the best-in-class talent across the world is part of his portfolio.
David has over 23 years of diverse experience in Manufacturing & IT industries where he has worked with companies like Murugappa group, Rane & Polaris. His experience spans across start-up's, change management, acquisition & merger initiatives, IPO process, setting up near shore centers as well as managing talent across Europe, US and Asia. He has a good mix of in-depth industry knowledge and cross cultural experience which includes a stint at London, managing HR & Operations for the European business.
David worked with Virtusa as the Global Head of HR, responsible for conceptualizing and executing HR strategies across all geographies, handling expectations of investors and the board, analysts and media. He was also a key member in building a global HR brand for the company and helped the company secure several prestigious awards in people practices.
David holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Social Work from Loyola College, Chennai.
Srinivas AnappindiSVP & Chief Information Officer
Srinivas Anappindi (Srini) has over 25 years of cross functional and hands-on technology experience in leading IT, BPO and Telecom companies spanning complete business lifecycle of Information Technology such as Sales, Consulting, Pre-sales, Projects, Operations and Research. He was instrumental in conceptualization, design and early implementation of disruptive technologies like Cloud, Virtualization, Mobility, Analytics at these companies.
At CSS Corp, Srini oversees the IT Architecture, ERP, Information Security & Systems. He is also responsible for planning and implementation of IT strategies in line with corporate objectives towards New Venture Business and Acquisitions. Prior to joining CSS Corp, Srini has held leadership roles at technology companies such as Tech Mahindra, Tata Business Support Services, Network Solutions and BPL Telecom. His varied technology expertise has helped execute large and complex Data Centers, Call Centers, and Banking Network projects in India and US.
Srini has a Bachelor Degree in Computers, Electronics and Communication Engineering and he is ITIL Certified.
Ashish MohantySVP - Operations
Ashish Mohanty is the Senior Vice President Operation for the Consumer Technology support services division at CSS Corp. He is also responsible for the delivery of our support services across all the International centers spearheading a team of over 2500 employees. His domain expertise in service delivery and technical support across verticals has been instrumental in driving delivery excellence at CSS Corp. Ashish has been credited with generating additional revenues for his customers through various tactical campaigns including Premium Tech Support services, ensuring the highest level of client satisfaction, exceptional service quality at reduced costs and exceeding client expectations. He has successfully ensured OPEX Optimization on support and created and maintained channels that drive lower cost.
Prior to joining CSS Corp, Ashish has held senior positions at SITEL, EXL Service and GECIS (GENPACT). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and an Executive program certification from ISB Hyderabad. He beats stress by cooking fusion food and motor biking.
Mahesh IyerSVP - Account Management
Mahesh Iyer is the Senior Vice President Account Management for the Enterprise and Consumer Technology Support division at CSS Corp. With over 20 years of IT services experience, he is responsible for strengthening client relationships and driving business values resulting in customer delight and revenue growth within existing customers. Mahesh is a strong business leader with rich expertise in Consumer & Enterprise Technical Support and has managed large operations globally.
Over the past ten years at CSS Corp, Mahesh has played various key leadership roles in the company. He was part of the technical support delivery function. He has also managed some key strategic projects working closely with CXOs and for setting up operations in China and Costa Rica.
Prior to Joining CSS Corp, Mahesh has held leadership positions at NIIT and SSI Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an executive program certification from ISB Hyderabad. Mahesh is also a COPC registered coordinator.
Ashish KumarSVP - Global Sales
Ashish Kumar is Senior Vice President – Global Sales. He has more than two decades of experience in IT Transformation & Cyber Security. A trusted advisor and strategic partner to many senior leaders at Fortune 500 enterprises, he has helped improve their organizational effectiveness & efficiency.
Prior to CSS Corp, Ashish had successfully led leadership roles in sales and delivery at Infosys including Regional Sales Head for Cloud, Infrastructure and Security (Americas). He has also led the Global Sales for AWS cloud economy and was the Practice Head for Infrastructure Transformation with Financial Services & the Insurance unit.
Earlier in his career, Ashish has worked with global firms such as HCL Technologies, ICICI Infotech and SIDBI.
Ashish is an engineering graduate from the National Institute of Technology - Calicut, India.