Raj B. Vattikuti
Altimetrik Founder, Chairman, Vattikuti Ventures
Raj B. Vattikuti, Founder of Altimetrik, is a philanthropist and serial entrepreneur who has seeded a string of successful enterprises, including Altimetrik, Covansys, Synova, Vattikuti Ventures, Vattikuti Technologies, and Davinta Technologies.
Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, USA, Altimetrik, his present venture, is a rapidly growing technology enterprise with more than 2,500 associates across development centers in San Francisco and New York City (USA), Bangalore and Chennai (India) and Montevideo (Uruguay). Altimetrik is committed to driving noticeable change to client businesses, leveraging a world-class workforce.
Raj is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Guindy, India. He is a post-graduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Wayne State University, USA. Furthermore, Raj was conferred an honorary doctorate for Business Administration [SS1] by Bryant University, [SS2] USA. He was also conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the IT industry by Dykema Gossett [SS3] at the third annual Michigan IT Summit in 2001.
Chief Operating Officer
Raj Sundaresan is a renowned and respected leader in the IT industry.
Hailing from Bangalore, he is an alumni of Bangalore and Notre Dame de Namur universities - where he did his Computer Science Engineering and MBA, International Business respectively. Starting his career in the early ‘90s, Raj’s career has gone from strength to strength, and he has leveraged his passion and verve in ushering in technology transformation in the Payment, Financial Technology and eCommerce verticals over the past 20 years.
Raj has held leadership roles, in charge of technology teams at Visa, eBay and PayPal. At PayPal, under his leadership, he has successfully scaled globally product development teams, established development centers in India and Singapore, and helped fuel business growth by rapidly expanding merchant services, mobile, credit, and on-eBay payment capabilities. At Visa, Raj headed the Digital and Mobile Product Development, and oversaw the launch of widely acclaimed products such as Visa Checkout, Visa Token Service, ApplePay, and Android and Samsung Pay among other mobile enablement platforms.
At Altimetrik, Raj is looking forward to make a difference in the IT industry, by scaling up our offerings in a fast changing technological landscape by bringing in his strong focus on customer-centricity, and building an employee driven, open innovation culture to foster talent.
Outside of work, Raj Sundaresan loves a good barbecue alongside his friends and family, and follows the Electro music scene.
Suresh G Nair
Chief Transformation Officer
Suresh G Nair is an innovative and transformational technologist with a proven track record of delivering strategic business and client value.
He has joined Altimetrik as the Chief Transformation Officer, and will be heading the Customer Solutions and Design teams, overseeing all Solutions and Business architects, and help in crafting and contextualizing our capabilities to address customer challenges.
Suresh, most recently was the Head of end-to-end transformation, as well as Head of Enterprise Architecture and Shared Capabilities at Bank of America. He was responsible for enabling technology transformation, and applied solutions architecture with enterprise patterns, standards and practices across the bank. As the head of transformation, Nair drove the vision, strategy and execution of technology transformation. His prior role was as the CIO and Head of Technology for Global Wealth & Investment Management (GWIM). As CIO, he was responsible for leading GWIM Technology - focusing on strategy, architecture, and core technology solutions for all client- facing, business-facing, and back-end technology aligned with the goals of the GWIM business.
Suresh joined Merrill Lynch in 2001 and had held a series of senior technology leadership positions during his 14 years with the company. From 2008 to 2010, he helped to lead the successful platform integration of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management following the merger of the two corporations. Prior to that, Suresh was the Head of Architecture and Development for GE FANUC Automation in Charlottesville, VA.
Hailing from Kerala, India, Suresh was a First Rank and a medal holder for his M.Tech in Industrial Management and Technology from IIT Kharagpur. He did his B.Tech in Industrial Engineering from College of Engineering, Trivandrum. A passionate technologist, Suresh has many patents to his name.
He is an avid reader, a connoisseur of Carnatic music, and follows Cricket. He also cares about many social causes like Child Development, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Health, Human Rights, and Poverty Alleviation.
President - India Operations
Ravi Palaniappan is the President of Altimetrik’s India operations and is responsible for providing strategic leadership across delivery management, process innovation, talent acquisition and resource management. Since joining Altimetrik in 2012, Ravi has played a critical role in providing delivery excellence and establishing a close relationship with customers, especially in high-growth business units.
Ravi is an IT industry veteran with more than two decades of experience. Prior to this, Ravi led key transformational initiatives as well as the banking and financial services delivery unit at CSC. He also served as Head of the India Development Center at Oracle for one of their product lines, managing over 500 engineers. Among other things, he is credited with structuring and delivering a highly successful build-operate-transfer operations in the global outsourcing industry for Covansys and Oracle.
Ravi is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India and a post graduate in Management from Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirappalli, India.
Head, Uruguay Delivery Center
Manuel Vidal is the Head of Altimetrik Uruguay Delivery Center, responsible for general management of Uruguay offices including technical expertise on cloud computing and mobile technologies, people experience, process innovation and marketing.
With 17 years of experience in the IT industry, prior to joining Altimetrik, he worked as international consultant specializing in e-Government around Latin America across several countries such as Argentina, Paraguay, El Salvador, Honduras and Panama. Manuel has also been involved is software engineering for banking and financial services. Having joined Altimetrik in 2010, Manuel plays a key role directing and managing the delivery center in South America.
Manuel is a graduate in Computer Science Engineering from UDELAR Montevideo, Uruguay and is certified as Project Management Professional (PMP).
President and Global CFO
Tim is the global Chief Financial Officer of Altimetrik. Previously, he has been the President of Synova, Inc., a privately held international IT services company, leading it on a growth mode from a start-up operation to over $100 million in annual revenues.
Prior to Synova, Tim was the Executive Vice President of Finance for Covansys. During his time at Covansys the company grew in annual revenues from $12 million to over $500 million. Tim was responsible for finance and operational matters of the company. He also led the company’s IPO, follow-on offerings, mergers & acquisitions and served on the Board of Directors.
Tim started his career at Arthur Andersen after graduating from the University of Michigan in 1980. He recently served on the Board of Directors of Caraco Corp. a generic drug manufacturer where he was the Chair of the Audit Committee. Recently, he was also the Board Chair for Cass Community Social Services.
Vamsi Krishna Vinjamuri
Chief Marketing Officer
Vamsi Krishna Vinjamuri is the Chief Marketing Officer at Altimetrik. With over 15 years’ experience in core marketing, Vamsi has served diverse industries, including IT, insurance, media and advertising. Over this time, he has developed a deep understanding of business planning and strategy, rural marketing, advertising, as well as online branding. He has also played a key role in framing business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) approaches, tracing key business trends and supporting market expansions.
Vinjamuri joined Altimetrik from Wipro Technologies, where his responsibilities included tapping new markets for banking and financial services.
Vamsi holds a degree in Marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Maharashtra, India. He graduated in Economics and Political Science from Nizam College, Hyderabad, India.