Board & Key Contacts

The heart of our capability and commitment.

WHISHWORKS is led by a team of dedicated and driven professionals who grow our business with their outstanding technical knowledge and strategic insight.

 

WHISHWORKS Members of the Board

Sri Arardhi, Chief Executive Officer

Sri is a Business Transformation Visionary who works closely with WHISHWORKS’ stakeholders towards a common goal, success through innovation.

With a technical background and an entrepreneurial aptitude, Sri knows what enables transformation, growth and bottom-line in a data driven world. Sri believes in people first–technology second, an approach reflected across WHISHWORKS and everything we do.

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Suman Konkumalla, Chief Strategy Officer

Suman is a passionate strategist, formalising the company’s strategic planning processes and forging new working relationships and synergies.

Suman believes that in today’s fast paced environment, strategy requires not only good execution but also the ability to make quick decisions. A natural problem solver, he makes it his business to ensure that there is alignment across the organisation in executing each project on time and according to the high-quality standards of WHISHWORKS. 

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Pankaj Kankatti, Chief Information Officer

Pankaj drives WHISHWORKS’ information and integration services. He provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure information technology environment, which is our MuleSoft Centre of Excellence.

With extensive experience across different industries and technologies, Pankaj gives the necessary insight and guidance that allow WHISHWORKS to innovate through technology, develop world-class global teams and achieve IT operational excellence.

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Kranthi Vempati, Chief Technology Officer

Kranthi is passionate about technology with a keen interest in Big Data, APIs, SOA and Enterprise software. With a key focus on Big Data and R&D, Kranthi drives the company's technology strategy and is the driving force behind WHISHWORK’s Big Data Centre of Excellence.

Kranthi’s extensive experience in technology planning, research and software development allows him to use the most advanced technologies to turn data into valuable business insight, whilst guiding a strong team of architects and domain experts in designing tailored solutions that meet our clients current and future needs.

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Murthy Aradhi, Non-Executive Board Member

Able to handle complexity with ease, Murthi innovates for our team while they innovate for our clients.

A key supporter of inclusive growth, Murthi acts as a valuable advisor and brings his extensive experience to benefit our teams across the world, enabling them to work smartly and efficiently as our company scales.

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WHISHWORKS Key Contacts

Lekha Sishta, Senior VP & Head of Talent

Lekha is a multi-award winning Talent Strategist and HR Leader, dedicated to grooming the organisations and managers of tomorrow.

An industrious personality herself, Lekha wants to instill the same zest for living and continual learning to others. With a rich academic and professional background, she understands what it takes to be a successful professional in fast-paced environments, and inspires everyone at WHISHWORKS to realise their aspirations whilst becoming an integral part of the company’s continuous success.

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Edward Davies, Sales Director

Ed loves a good challenge and has introduced WHISHWORKS to some of the most exciting brands and projects in the fast-paced integration and big data landscape. 

With a wealth of experience after 20 years in the Integration space, drive and focus, Ed is a firm believer that it is ok to say no to a Customer if they are making a mistake, making him a trusted adviser to many of our Customers.

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Saravanan Srinivasan, Account Director

For Sarav success means helping clients achieve their goals. With over 20 years of experience in Information Technology Enabled Services and a sound business sense, he seamlessly assists clients with their digital transformation needs, making sure that projects stay on budget and on track.

Sarav manages multidisciplinary teams to plan and coordinate strategic projects for clients like Suez, Rentokil Initial, White Stuff, Vision Express, Fat Face, Big Bus and Merlin Entertainment among others.

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Sreekanth Cherukuri, Principal Architect - Systems Integration

Sreekanth knows that each integration project and each business case is different. By working closely with our clients’ business and IT teams he makes certain that every solution is tailored to meet their exact business requirements now and in the future. 

A TOGAF-9 and MuleSoft certified architect and designer, Sreekanth ensures that WHISHWORKS’ clients get the best out of emerging integration technologies and provides valuable guidance and facilitation throughout the lifecycle of a project, from discovery to team enablement.

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Chris George, Partner Manager - Big Data

Chris works closely with WHISHWORKS’ Big Data Technology Partners to ensure that we always offer the most innovative and effective solutions paired with expert insight and support. 

With over a decade of experience in the Data Technology space and an entrepreneurial aptitude, Chris knows that it is the close working relationship with our partners and the extensive in-house skill and innovation we build around their solutions, that fuels meaningful and long-term results for our clients.

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Jordan Boyer, Talent Acquisition Manager

A technology recruiter for most of his career, Jordan knows that where great minds meet magic happens, and he has been successfully matching the right people to the right role for well over a decade.

Innovation, passion and transparency is what drives WHISHWORKS, and Jordan makes sure that it is fueled with like-minded, high caliber talent.

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Vala Marcou, Marketing Manager

In the ever-changing world of marketing communications, Vala stays on top of trends and tools and applies them in conjunction with traditional marketing methods to enhance WHISHWORKS value proposition.

A long-time marketing and communications professional with a key focus in technology, Vala brings the big-picture strategic thinking, whilst rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

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Ramana Bulusu, Practice Head - MuleSoft

With 25 years experience in IT and numerous certifications including PMI, Ramana is leading the continuous improvement of project delivery for WHISHWORKS’ MuleSoft practice.

Drawing from a rich background in managing projects both from the client and the supplier side, Ramana is driving success by providing leadership, motivation and mentorship to the MuleSoft delivery team of WHISHWORKS.

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Costa Express

Costa Coffee is one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing coffee show chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Whitbread Group. In addition to the hundreds of retail stores and franchises across the UK, Costa Coffee had self-service coffee machines installed at various locations, which were owned by Costa Express, another subsidiary of the Whitbread Group.

Costa Express Costa Coffee is one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing coffee show chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Whitbread Group. In addition to the hundreds of retail stores and franchises across the UK, Costa Coffee had self-service coffee machines installed at various locations, which were owned by Costa Express, another subsidiary of the Whitbread Group. In order to maintain dominance in the market, Costa Express was looking to develop new methods of customer engagement, and to drive further take-up of the self-service model by ensuring that the machines provides a premium service which was in keeping with brand expectations.

WHISHWORKS proposed implementing a MuleSoft middleware platform to replace the existing point-to-point connections. The platform would be a cloud-based solution which included standardised messaging capabilities for ease of data exchange between systems.

Costa Express

Costa Coffee is one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing coffee show chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Whitbread Group. In addition to the hundreds of retail stores and franchises across the UK, Costa Coffee had self-service coffee machines installed at various locations, which were owned by Costa Express, another subsidiary of the Whitbread Group.

Costa Express Costa Coffee is one of the UK’s largest and fastest-growing coffee show chains and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Whitbread Group. In addition to the hundreds of retail stores and franchises across the UK, Costa Coffee had self-service coffee machines installed at various locations, which were owned by Costa Express, another subsidiary of the Whitbread Group. In order to maintain dominance in the market, Costa Express was looking to develop new methods of customer engagement, and to drive further take-up of the self-service model by ensuring that the machines provides a premium service which was in keeping with brand expectations.

WHISHWORKS proposed implementing a MuleSoft middleware platform to replace the existing point-to-point connections. The platform would be a cloud-based solution which included standardised messaging capabilities for ease of data exchange between systems.