• Srikanth Velamakanni

    Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman

    Srikanth Velamakanni is passionate about institutionalizing analytics in Fortune 500 companies. He is responsible for overall growth of the Fractal businesses, which include the core business of providing analytics services, along with Fractal’s AI based product businesses – Qure.ai, Trial Run and Cuddle.ai. He believes in making Fractal one of the world’s best places to work.

    He is a recognized thought leader in the AI space, and has been named by Analytics India Magazine as one of the 10 most influential analytics leaders in India. He is sought by multiple global and national forums for his perspective on implementation and impact of AI across industries.

    A former investment banker, he co-founded Fractal 18 years ago. Prior to Fractal, he worked on structured debt transactions and collateralized bond obligations at ANZ Investment Bank and ICICI.

    Srikanth has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

     

  • Pranay Agrawal

    Co-founder and CEO

    Pranay has led Fractal in powering every human decision in the enterprise through data and analytics. Pranay has led Fractal to be one of the most respected analytics company in the world. Fractal is working with over 50 Fortune 500 companies helping them drive better business outcomes by embedding analytics in their decisions and processes.

    Fractal is well recognized for its client-centricity with a Net Promoter Score of over 60%. Forbes recently ranked Fractal as the 7th best funded analytics company in the world, the Great Place to Work Institute rated them as the “Best Company to work” for in the analytics industry, Fractal was also called out as a “Cool vendor in analytics” by Gartner, Forrester rated them as a “Top provider for Text analytics” for their product dCrypt.

    He has an MBA from India Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Bachelors in Accounting from Bangalore University, and Certified Financial Risk Manager from GARP.

  • Francis Slavich

    Chief Sales Officer

    Fran is a member of the Executive Team, and is responsible for Fractal Services Go-To-Market planning and strategy; along with leading the sales organization in developing and growing business volume with existing and new clients globally. Fran has 25 years of direct sales and consulting experience; and has been responsible for all aspects of building, coaching, and directing top performing sales teams of advanced analytic solutions to Fortune 500 companies.

    Most recently he was the Vice President and Sales Leader for the Healthcare and Life Sciences Analytics Sales team at Genpact; and a member of Genpact’s Global Sales Leadership Team. Prior to joining Genpact, Fran was at SAS Institute as a Senior Sales Manager and Client Partner. He began his career as an active duty officer with the United States Air Force.

    He has a Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, and a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • John LaRocca

    Managing Director, Strategic Client Relationships

    John is currently the Practice Head and Relationship Leader responsible for a global team of client managers, analysts and solutions delivery professionals. Dedicated to bringing Fractal’s capabilities and assets to a leading consumer packaged goods company, his goal is to drive joint value between clients and Fractal through institutionalizing business-building advanced analytics.

    John has 30 years of experience applying marketing analytics and business intelligence in the consumer packaged goods industry. Prior to joining Fractal, he built and led analytics, media solutions and multi-functional client teams at IRI, Ipsos and dunnhumby. Earlier, John worked in the marketing sciences teams at Avon and Kraft. John is a thought leader with an expertise in providing organizations with actionable information by transforming data into relevant intelligence to drive strategy and deliver incremental revenue and profit.

    He has a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Ohio University.

  • Rajeswari Aradhyula

    Chief People Officer

    Raj leads Fractal’s Human Capital team globally. She is the Chief People Officer.

    She started her career in analytics 16 years ago, and has been a delivery and consulting leader. With cross cultural and diverse experience across Insurance, CPG and Hospitality industries, Raj’s focus has been on embedding and institutionalizing analytics. She has led multiple engagements to codify and scale analytics across business units. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the human capital team and building a great place to work.

    Raj has an MS in Applied Mathematics from University of Toledo, Ohio.

  • Jerry Roche

    CEO, Customer Genomics and Trial-Run

    Jerry leads Customer Genomics and Trial Run product offerings at Fractal Analytics. Prior to this, he was the Chief Strategy Officer of Olenick & Associates, the largest US-Headquartered software quality firm, focused on building the entire go-to-market strategy. Prior to Olenick, he served as the CEO of EIC Solutions, a niche electronics company that was transformed into an Internet marketing expert. Jerry executed a management buyout of NSTL, Inc. and built that company into the world leader of testing and certification of mobile software applications, prior to selling to a strategic buyer. Prior to NSTL, he served as Manager, Corporate Development, Advanta, Corp. and as a Senior Consultant in the Financial Advisory Services group of Coopers & Lybrand. He has an MBA, Villanova University, Villanova, PA; BS, Finance, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Ajoy Singh

    Chief Operating Officer

    Ajoy leads engagement delivery and heads capabilities development for Customer & Loyalty Analytics, Integrated Marketing Effectiveness, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data & Visualization.

    Prior to Fractal, Ajoy was the Country Credit Risk Head for the consumer portfolio of Barclays India. He was in Leadership role in Consumer Credit Risk Management in Standard Chartered (Prime Financial), CitiFinancial and GE Money. He is experienced in Credit Risk Policy & Portfolio Management, Collections Strategy, Underwriting & Fraud Control.

    Ajoy received his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Calcutta and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

  • Natwar Mall

    CEO, Cuddle.ai

    Natwar is the business head of Cuddle.ai – AI based personal analyst for business professionals.

    Natwar led Fractal as part of its leadership team through multiple growth stages over the past decade. He led the data-science and technology agenda for Fractal & its clients, built & grew CPG practice amongst others, conceptualized & delivered analytics technologies like Concordia & Trial Run. He was instrumental in building a top-notch data-science team providing the right foundation for the growth. Natwar is now building Cuddle.ai – a wholly owned subsidiary of Fractal Analytics – to bring the power of AI to the world of BI by building the world’s most intelligent BI platform.

    He has an MBA, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay.

  • Naushad Shaikh

    Chief Financial Officer

    Naushad leads Corporate Finance. He has been a CFO with pioneers in multiplexing business in India – Fame Cinemas. Managed financial operations for kids’ television channels of Walt Disney Television International, India. Also managed financial operations for branch network with Standard Chartered, apart from management reporting at Star TV.

    He has studied commerce graduate from Karnataka University, India and Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

  • Rasesh Shah

    Chief Information Officer

    Rasesh is the CIO and Head Global Business Services. Prior to joining Fractal, Rasesh was the Offshore Unit Head for a large account, managing over 600 people at Mastek, and a Group Software Manager at Tata Infotech Ltd. (now part of Tata Consultancy Services).

    Rasesh received his MBA from NMIMS and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Mumbai University.

  • Sankar Narayanan (SN)

    Chief Practice Officer

    Sankar is a member of the executive leadership team at Fractal and Business Head for BFSI, TMT, Healthcare & Engineering verticals, with P&L responsibility for Consulting, Sales & Delivery teams.

    He has around 15+ years of multi-market experience in helping more than 100+ organizations achieve measurable top line/bottom line impact through analytics. Keen interest & expertise in customer value management, marketing & sales effectiveness, growth strategies, and functional transformation through advanced analytics. Previously with IBM, SunGard and Sallie Mae Corp. in business analysis & product development.

    He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Bachelor of Engineering, Control Systems from Madras University, Big Data Opportunities, Challenges & Applications – course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Amitabh Bose (Ambo)

    Chief Practice Officer - CPG, Retail and Hospitality

    Ambo has helped drive Fractal’s growth and stature to become the No.1 global provider of analytics solutions to the CPG and Retail Industry. Additional charge of incubating the Hospitality practice.

    Seasoned analytics professional and business leader; 20+ years split equally in the CPG industry with P&G and PepsiCo and in the analytics industry. Incubated analytics start-ups as well as led global analytics practices for publicly listed technology and operations companies building business globally – the Americas, Europe, Pacific Asia and Japan.

    He has an MBA in Marketing, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi. Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics & Computer Architecture, NIT, Allahabad.

  • Prashant Warier

    CEO, Qure.ai

    Prashant heads Qure.ai – our healthcare business using deep learning to help diagnose disease and recommend personalized treatment plans from healthcare imaging data.

    He has 15 years of experience in architecting and building advanced analytics solutions in the fields of personalized marketing, targeted digital advertising, merchandize planning and network optimization. Prior to Fractal, Prashant founded AI-powered personalized digital marketing firm Imagna Analytics which was acquired by Fractal in 2015. Earlier, he worked with SAP and was instrumental in building their Data Science practice.

    Prashant has a PhD and MS in Operations Research from Georgia Institute of Technology; BTech from IIT Delhi.

  • Sandeep Dutta

    Chief Practice Officer - Asia-Pacific region

    Sandeep is a member of the executive team at Fractal and is the Business Head for Asia-pacific region. Additionally, Sandeep is helping take Fractal’s healthcare AI product (Qure.ai) to market. He also leads a few of our strategic client relationships globally and heads our Gurgaon office.

    Sandeep has close to 24 years of global experience spanning IT, BPO and E-Business with companies like Mphasis, TCS, HP and Wipro. He has played leadership roles in P&L Management, Strategy, Business Development, Operations and New Business start-up. He has worked in the US, Europe and India Geographies and has managed extended sales and delivery teams in these regions.

    He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, MBE from Delhi University and BA (Eco) Hons from Sri Ram College of Commerce.

  • Sameer Dhanrajani

    Chief Strategy Officer

    Sameer leads Fractal’s Strategy & Transformation. He drives strategic investments and inorganic growth, lead high-priority growth initiatives and help clients on AI led transformation of their businesses.

    Sameer is a seasoned analytics & AI evangelist for Fortune 500 global companies and has won multiple awards as a top business leader in the analytics industry. Prior to Fractal, Sameer held leadership positions at Cognizant Technology Solutions as Global Business Leader for Analytics & Data Sciences, Fidelity National Financial as Country Head, and Genpact as Vice President – Analytics. In his role at Cognizant, Sameer built and scaled Cognizant’s analytics & data sciences business to be a leading market player in the industry.

    Executive Program in Business Management – Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta, Design Thinking Approach Program – Sloan School of Management, Strategic Innovation Program – London Business School.

  • Satish Raman

    Chief Corporate Development Officer

    Satish leads group-wide Corporate Development efforts to spearhead the Inorganic growth platform at Fractal.  His responsibilities include M&A; alliances & partnerships; minority investments; corporate venturing & incubation; structured transactions; and investor relations. Satish also partners with the CFO on matters of long-term financing; strategic & capital planning; and Board management.

    Satish has over two decades of experience in helping companies achieve their corporate, growth and strategic objectives.  A recipient of multiple awards in his chosen field, he was most recently honored as a winner of the 40-under-40 leadership awards presented by the M&A Advisor.

    Satish is also a frequent speaker on varied topics including achieving sustainable growth through corporate development. Previously, Satish has held leadership positions at Sutherland Global, as global head of corporate development; Spark Capital as a vice-president of Investment Banking and commenced his  career with KPMG in their Capital Markets & Transactions group.

    He has a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from The University of Madras.

  • Andy Walter

    Fractal Analytics Strategic Advisor

    Andy Walter is a business results-driven professional with extensive experience in strategy, development, execution, and operations across Shared Services and IT. He led the Commercial Services & Delivery Organization (over 1500 IT and multifunctional professionals) for Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Services (GBS). He was responsible for IT & Shared Services for all Global Business Units and Markets around the world. His team was accountable for developing cutting-edge digital capabilities for Procter & Gamble to win “where it matters most,” with Consumers, Shoppers, and Retailers. This included all eBusiness, Consumer Services, BI/Analytics, Sales Force Solutions, Project Delivery, Business Process Services, and A&D / Company restructuring efforts. He has over 15 years working on Boards and in Board level advisory roles.

  • Doug Hillary

    Fractal Analytics Strategic Advisor

    Former Senior Vice President of Performance Analytics Group at Dell Technologies. Responsible to provide global data, reporting and analytics services supporting and enabling Dell sales, marketing, finance, services, and operations business units. Partnered with IT to launch Dell’s first enterprise-wide Big Data business intelligence platform. Led a corporate strategic business intelligence transformation initiative to improve the collection, use, and dissemination of data and analytics to enhance enterprise-wide decision-making capabilities for the company while improving productivity. Prior to this role, led global service delivery operations for Dell’s outsourcing clients.

  • Ed Combs

    Fractal Analytics Strategic Advisor

    Ed has a long work history in the Property-Casualty insurance industry. At Progressive Insurance he served as a Division President and Director of Product Development. Under his leadership the product development function introduced a host of product and underwriting innovations that have played a vital role in the company’s dynamic growth. As a Senior Vice President at 21st Century Insurance he led the Marketing, Advertising, Sales and Actuarial functions for this direct distribution company. Ed is still active in the business. He provides consulting support in analytics and product design for two Personal Lines insurance start-ups. He teaches at Santa Monica College. He holds the CPCU and ARM designations. He has served on the Boards of industry organizations including the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. 

  • Srikanth Velamakanni

    Group Chief Executive & Executive Vice-Chairman

    Srikanth Velamakanni is passionate about institutionalizing analytics in Fortune 500 companies. He is responsible for overall growth of the Fractal businesses, which include the core business of providing analytics services, along with Fractal’s AI based product businesses – Qure.ai, Trial Run and Cuddle.ai. He believes in making Fractal one of the world’s best places to work.

    He is a recognized thought leader in the AI space, and has been named by Analytics India Magazine as one of the 10 most influential analytics leaders in India. He is sought by multiple global and national forums for his perspective on implementation and impact of AI across industries.

    A former investment banker, he co-founded Fractal 18 years ago. Prior to Fractal, he worked on structured debt transactions and collateralized bond obligations at ANZ Investment Bank and ICICI.

    Srikanth has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

     

  • Pranay Agrawal

    Co-founder and CEO

    Pranay has led Fractal in powering every human decision in the enterprise through data and analytics. Pranay has led Fractal to be one of the most respected analytics company in the world. Fractal is working with over 50 Fortune 500 companies helping them drive better business outcomes by embedding analytics in their decisions and processes.

    Fractal is well recognized for its client-centricity with a Net Promoter Score of over 60%. Forbes recently ranked Fractal as the 7th best funded analytics company in the world, the Great Place to Work Institute rated them as the “Best Company to work” for in the analytics industry, Fractal was also called out as a “Cool vendor in analytics” by Gartner, Forrester rated them as a “Top provider for Text analytics” for their product dCrypt.

    He has an MBA from India Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Bachelors in Accounting from Bangalore University, and Certified Financial Risk Manager from GARP.

  • Chintamani Bhagat

    Executive Board Member

    Chintamani Bhagat is the country head of India and co-head of global healthcare for Khazanah Nasional, the sovereign investment holding company of the government of Malaysia. In his India role, he oversees investments across public and private markets, and across sectors like healthcare, technology, consumer products, and financial services. In his healthcare role, he oversees Khazanah’s holdings in IHH, the world’s second largest health services company by market capitalisation.

    Chinta is a board member at IDFC, Parkway Pantai Healthcare, and other portfolio companies. Prior to joining Khazanah, Chinta spent 14 years at McKinsey & Company in Singapore, including six years as Managing Partner for the Singapore office. Chinta was a leader in the Principal Investor practice, serving several sovereign investment firms, private equity firms, and family owned businesses; as well as a leader in the Healthcare practice, serving hospital systems across Asia. Chinta also founded and led McKinsey’s corporate governance service line. Prior to joining McKinsey, Chinta held various positions at an engineering and construction firm in India, culminating in his role as CEO. Chinta has an MBA from INSEAD Business School and is a qualified architect.

  • Dhiraj Poddar

    Executive Board Member

    Dhiraj serves as CO-Head, India, of TA Associates Advisory Pvt. Ltd., focusing on investments in growth companies in India and other emerging markets. Prior to joining TA in 2010, Dhiraj worked at Standard Chartered Private Equity, where he served as a Director. He has lead investments across several sectors including infrastructure services, IT/ ITES industry, auto ancillaries and financial services.

    He is on the board of Tega Industries Ltd and IndiaIdeas.com Ltd. Previously he held positions with Progeon Ltd., Infosys BPO and in investment banking with ICICI Securities Ltd. Mr. Poddar received a degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

  • Gulu L. Mirchandani

    Executive Board Member

    Mr. Gulu Mirchandani is the Founder Chairman of the Onida Group. The flagship company of the Onida Group is MIRC Electronics. He is also Co-founder Chairman of Akasaka Electronics and Iwai Electronics. He was appointed as the President of Consumer Electronics & TV Manufacturer Association (CETMA) for two consecutive years in 1992 & 1994.

    He was also the Chairman of the Bombay chapter of the World Presidents’ Organisation (WPO). He is also on the Boards of VIP Industries Limited and KEC International Limited among others. He is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and holds a degree in BE (Mechanical).