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, Director and Board Member

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

A key supporter of inclusive growth, Murthy 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, VP of Sales

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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Ashraf Hossain, AVP Sales - Digital Integration & API Enablement

Ashraf is dedicated to helping companies in India and the UAE and APAC regions achieve their business transformation goals through digital integration and API enablement. With WHISHWORKS being a strategic partner and reseller of MuleSoft, Ashraf and his team are true supporters of MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform and the benefits of API-led connectivity.

Driving WHISHWORKS’ presales, licensing and professional services, Ashraf ensures that customers extract real value from their API integrations and is a trusted advisor every step of the way.

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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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Sudarshan Sangaraju, Associate Vice President - Delivery

Sudarshan has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology services helping clients with integration needs to succeed in their business growth. With a strong technical and managerial background, Sudarshan helps customers with best-of-bread solution implementations, whilst ensuring quality deliverables, adoption of best practices, and project delivery within budget and schedules. 
 
His long experience in people management and motivation helps drive the MuleSoft Practice team with a key focus on customer success.    
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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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Naresh Ayyagari, Big Data Delivery Manager

Naresh has over 14 years of extensive IT experience, delivering global technology programmes with a key focus on governance and prioritisation.

Naresh leads high value Big Data and Analytics projects to help our customers realise the potential of their data to drive business innovation, accelerate growth and gain competitive edge.

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Carlos Somohano, Big Data Evangelist

Carlos has over 20 years of experience in providing consulting and advice to F500 clients in the areas of Big Data, Data Science, Business Intelligence and ERP.

Carlos leads WHISHWORKS' Big Data Pre-Sales & Evangelism team. He advises clients on how to leverage Big Data technologies and Data Science to obtain insight and business value from complex, large-scale data.

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Chris George, Partner, Alliances and Strategic Account Manager

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.

Prashant Bhalesain, Big Data Principal Architect

Prashant is a passionate believer and thought leader of Big Data as a technology and as a tool to empower millions around the world with better, safer and happier living. Prashant has been a key contributor to the success of our Big Data journey.

He works closely with various banking, financial and insurance leaders, in order to understand their business problems and help solve them with the help of the right technology while creating value for all the stakeholders. With 18 years of IT experience and 5+ years specifically in Big Data, he has built solutions for resilience, scalability and performance for Fortune 500 organisations across USA, UK, Germany and Japan.

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 fuelled with like-minded, high caliber talent.

 

Vala Marcou, Head of Marketing

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.

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.

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.

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