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Leadership

Vishwas Dandekar

Founder Director

It takes knowledge to build intelligence but it takes humility to be successful. An intelligent and a humble person, Vishwas Dandekar is the Boss you would love to work with. Extensive experiential knowledge on Microsoft, Oracle and ERP technologies across 20 years, Vishwas has leaped multiple grades with every single move in his career.

He started as software specialist with Patni Computers and graduated to Oracle EBS Consultant at Answerthink Consulting Group in USA. Here he carved his niche into Oracle HRMS by implementing the ERP at GE, Fairfield, CT and Dallas Market Centre (TX). At KPIT-Cummins, as an associate Vice-President, this six-sigma green belt holder championed various areas of delivery management, Microsoft Practice, Quality Management, People Management, Operational Efficiency, P&L Management and Strategic Planning & Leadership. He was also a CMMi Level 5 assessor for KPIT Cummins in 2006.

As an “Emerging Verticals Head” at KPIT-Cummins, Vishwas managed an entire vertical of handling projects in different geographies and diverse domains. Besides, he also initiated a strategic engagement with one of the largest group in the UK for their ERP implementation involving technologies like Siebel CRM, Oracle Apps, OBIEE, SOA, etc.

A highly motivated and achievement oriented person, Vishwas leads Drivedge from the front.


Harsha Deshpande

CTO

Success if repeated consistently is called Expertise. Harry is an expert in all flavours of ERP and was ranked as a TOP PERFORMER almost every year at Microsoft since 2005. He delivered features and solid performance improvements in various areas of Dynamics AX core product such as Production Scheduling, Supply chain, Procure and Project invoicing. He also received ‘Gold Star Award for Engineering Excellence’ in 2006 for introducing concurrent programming algorithm for master planning.

Harry is one of those rare breed of true techno-functional architects with over 10 years of expertise in programming built on top of another 10 years spent as end user in Manufacturing costing, Accounting, Warehouse and Procure.

An entrepreneur by heart, he quit Microsoft to start his very own company in 2013. His chance meeting with Vishwas Dandekar has now converted into strategic alliance with Drivedge and now together they help companies implement various ERP solutions across the United States.


Arun Acharya

Director

Arun Acharya is a creative leader with exceptional management skills and strong record of building and leading high performing professional technology teams and operations.

Arun has more than two decades of experience in Information Technology including several years of extensive international business experience. Previously Arun was heading India IT Operations (Applications) for NVidia. He brings with him many years of experience in application development/deployment, process development, Portfolio Program management, IT Application Operations, Database Management and implementing & on-going maintenance of large enterprise systems. Prior to NVidia he was responsible for managing delivery of large international accounts at Ruksun Software Technologies and he has also consulted on variety of projects for Global telecom, High Tech and FMCG industries while working with IT Companies like Atos Origin and Patni.


Amar Joshi

Director – CRM & Sales

Over a decade with a top Indian IT Company with key highlights being part of Account Management team for Fortune 50 customers. More than 18 years in Business and Client Management, Product and Solution Experience. Able to develop superior customer relationships across a very diverse clientele in various countries like USA, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Middle-East and Asia Pacific. Worked primarily in Manufacturing domain, 4 Years in the ITS for Oil & Gas Industry, Over 3 years in various areas of GRC Industry – Devising, solution and monitoring a compliance framework, collaborate with process owners to develop and implement procedures and controls that align with organizational efficiency and risk mitigation objectives. Involved in implementation of Risk Management Modules for EGRC for various segments with the current key focus being Airports. Active involvement in all stages of Sales Cycle: Lead Generation, Pre-sales Initiatives, Prospecting, Negotiations and Developing Key Account Management Strategies. Strong expertise in the CRM space with current focus on MS Dynamics.


Varun Deshmukh

Director

An entrepreneur by heart and background, Varun Deshmukh quit his job with India’s largest IT services company to start off on his own in 2012. An experienced leader with expertise in enterprise software, Varun has literally leaped paces at a young age. A post graduate gold medalist from the Pune University, he has always challenged himself to do beyond his best and has been able to achieve excellent insight into several business verticals.

His experience ranges from managing his family FMCG business to retail to IT. But, home is where the heart is, and Varun has been able to carve out a niche and work across lengths and breadths of the IT industry. His forte is application solutioning, delivery and has successfully managed and delivered large projects over the past 12 years. Varun is largely involved with customers and is a key element of our delivery chain.

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