Mahesh Kumar
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mahesh is the Founder and CEO of Tiger Analytics. He started Tiger Analytics with a desire to bring his experience in management science to help organizations achieve superior performance through the application of advanced analytics.Before founding Tiger Analytics, Mahesh was on the faculty of the Smith School of Business and Rutgers Business School.
He has conducted research in the areas of data mining and statistical modeling and has successfully applied his research to solve problems related to forecasting, pricing, promotions, and customer segmentation for a wide range of businesses across various verticals. Mahesh holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Marketing from MIT, and a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay.

Pradeep Gulipalli
Co-founder and Chief Delivery Officer

Pradeep is a Co-founder of Tiger Analytics and currently heads our team in India. Over the last decade, he has worked with clients at Fortune 100 companies and start-ups alike to enable scientific decision making in their organizations.
He has helped design analytics roadmaps for complex business environments and architected numerous data science solution frameworks, which include pricing, forecasting, anomaly detection, personalization, optimization, behavioral simulations, etc. Pradeep holds an MS from UT Austin and B.Tech. from IIT Madras.

Kishor Gummaraju
Chief Customer Officer

A prominent digital transformation thought leader, Kishor helps our clients construct and execute their AI strategy to thrive in a fast-changing world.

Prior to Tiger, Kishor held several key leadership positions at Infosys, including Head of AI & Automation, Head of Consulting (Retail, CPG, Manufacturing), Head of Digital Offerings and Head of Knowledge Services. A seasoned practitioner of design thinking, Kishor has led many large-scale business transformation programs, driven by AI and intelligent automation.

Kishor holds an MBA from IIM, Lucknow and an Executive Management degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Santhanakrishnan R
Analytics Consulting

Santhana brings more than 15 years of experience in Analytics, from the days of analytics on data warehouses to the current data science on data lakes. He helps clients realize business value through focused analytics projects.
He has set up analytics centers of excellence, building high-quality teams that work at the intersection of business and analytics. Santhana has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, India.

Prashant Kabade
Client Services

Prashant works with clients to build long-term strategic partnerships and ensures success through delivery excellence and alignment with customer’s business goals.

His experience spans from product management to consulting large enterprises in digital transformation, working with technologies in IoT, Mobility, Analytics, Big Data, and Data Sciences. He holds a B Tech in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

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Anand Bharadwaj
Customer Success

Anand leads customer success from India, bringing in a strong consulting perspective which puts the success of our clients first. He has led teams in IBM, Cognizant, among others, for 20+ years building start-ups and key client relationships.

He has helped clients solve a variety of problems across verticals using IT, analytics or consulting. He has an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB), India and has done executive education programs from London Business School and Carnegie Mellon University.

Pooja Agarwal
Business Operations

Pooja has been an integral part of strategy and operations at Tiger Analytics since its inception and joined full-time as Head of Operations in 2014. She brings in best practices to support the company’s growth.

She oversees our global operations, finance and accounting, legal, and human resources. Before joining Tiger, Pooja led technical teams working on various processor designs at Nvidia for several years. She holds a Masters degree from Stanford University and a B.Tech from IIT Kanpur in India.

Durjoy Patranabish
Business Development

Durjoy holds the responsibility of building strategic client relationships. He comes with over 20 years of industry experience and has incubated and built advanced analytics practices at Course5i (previously BlueOcean) and Redpill (now part of IBM).

Durjoy brings a deep understanding of how Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance companies can derive significant RoI by using AI and automation in the right business contexts. He holds an Engineering degree from BIT Mesra and an MBA from IIM Lucknow.

Sriram Krishnamurthy
Data Science

Sriram leads our efforts towards embedding advanced analytics and AI in enterprise decision chains, with the primary objective of driving business value.

Sriram comes with a rich experience of having built and directed global analytics practices for Western Union and Kantar, working in diverse areas such as pricing, marketing, risk, and operations analytics. Sriram holds a BTech from IIT Delhi and an MS from The University of Texas at Austin.

Rachit Dhir
Analytics Consulting

Rachit leads our Insurance practice, bringing in a strong consulting focus to create success stories for clients. He brings over 15 years of experience in building high-performing teams at Fractal Analytics, EXL, and Infosys.

He has helped Fortune 500 companies design analytics roadmaps, architect industry-specific transformative solutions, and create business value by embedding AI and analytics in enterprise decision chains. Rachit holds an MBA from IIT, Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree from Thapar University, India.

Sam Ramachandran
Business Development

Sam heads our business development function in the US. Over the past 22 years, at Infosys and Fractal Analytics, Sam has delivered analytics and technology-driven business transformation solutions to numerous Fortune 500 organizations.

Sam will help shape Tiger’s go-to-market strategy and identify opportunities where Tiger’s Advanced Analytics capabilities can create significant value for businesses. Sam holds a Graduate degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Anupam Bhargava
Business Development

Anupam is responsible for Tiger’s Asia Pacific business based in Singapore. He brings 20 years of experience in brand and analytics consulting across Retail and CPG.

Anupam brings a global perspective having spent time across the USA, Asia, LATAM, and the Middle East. In the last decade, he has been in the APAC region helping clients drive growth through marketing, innovation, and GTM strategies. Prior to Tiger, Anupam was Managing Director at Nielsen across their growth and emerging markets. Anupam holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management (USA).

Badrish Prakash
Analytics Consulting

Badrish leads our Banking and Financial Services (BFS) practice, with a focus on introducing next-generation analytics for the financial services industries.

He brings two decades of extensive hands-on experience as a Statistical Modeler, Risk Manager, and Business Consultant. He has led financial services analytics for GE/Genpact, Discover Financial Services and PwC in the past. He has also helped set up strong analytics teams in India and China. He is widely regarded as an industry specialist in the banking regulatory risk modeling area. Badrish holds a Masters in Statistics from the University of Delhi, India, and another in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Ashish Bang
Analytics Consulting

Ashish is an expert in Banking and Financial Service analytics. He brings 15 years of analytics consulting experience enabling leading credit card issuers, merchant acquirers, retail banks, insurance companies and telecommunication firms. He brings expertise in risk, pricing, marketing across customer life-cycle, and data capability working with global clientele to drive business transformation. Prior to Tiger, Ashish built and managed large multi-shore teams at EXL.

Ashish holds an MTech and BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

Sethuraman Janardhanan
Analytics Consulting

Sethu leads digital technology initiatives that help our Retail, CPG, Manufacturing, and Technology customers succeed. Sethu has incubated and built knowledge-based service lines in Machine Learning, Data Engineering & AI for several Fortune 500 companies, driving top-and bottom-line impact. He has spearheaded enterprise-wide, multi-million dollar digital transformation journeys for global businesses. For over fifteen years, Sethu built high-performing teams at Happiest Minds, EXL, and WNS.

Sethu holds a Ph.D. from IIM Calcutta and is a EURO IFORS Fellow.

Sanjay Sundaram
People Strategy

Sanjay leads our People Strategy & Operations – learning, mentorship, talent acquisition, talent management, performance management, career architecture, compensation & benefits, HR digitization, workforce analytics, etc. As one of Cognizant’s earliest HR parnters, he built the function ground-up and developed it into a competent strategic partner for the business.

Sanjay holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a BTech from NIT Trichy.

Hari Natarajan
Analytics Consulting

Hari is a pragmatic thought leader in the CPG and Retail domains. Over the last 20+ years, Hari has helped drive several large transformation and analytics engagements using frameworks like Design Thinking, Questions to Action, Value-based methodology frameworks, etc. Prior to Tiger, Hari led the CPG consulting practice at Cognizant Business Consulting.

Hari has a Masters in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and a BTech from BITS Pilani.

Srinivas Yanamadala
Data Engineering

Srinivas is a Data Engineering and BI expert, and has led technical teams for Fortune 100 companies, building large scale analytic systems, optimizing technology footprint, and reducing technology debt. Prior to Tiger, Srinivas was a co-founder of a data engineering consulting firm and has experience in building data engineering and BI teams for various clients in the US.

Srinivas holds a Masters in Computer Science from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and a Bachelors in Commerce & Statistics from Indian Institute of Management & Commerce.

Nagendra Shishodia

Nagendra heads capability development at Tiger. He brings a deep understanding of what it takes to build high-performance analytics teams. With 20 years of experience in analytics consulting, Nagendra has conceptualized, developed, and commercialized new industry solutions leveraging NLP, Computer Vision, and other ML tech. Prior to Tiger, Nagendra lead the development of Analytics and AI capabilities at EXL.

Nagendra holds a Masters from Purdue University and a BTech from IIT Bombay.

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