Sri Manchala is the Chairman & CEO of Trianz, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, recipient of various leadership awards, and author of Crossing the Digital Faultline - 10 Leadership Rules to Win in the Age of Digitalization & Uncertainty. Sri founded Trianz - a Silicon Valley digital transformation services firm - in 2001, and has led its growth and positioning as a pioneer in using data-driven strategies to enable change, modernization, digital relevance and sustainable growth for clients.
Sensing new paradigms taking shape during 2013-2015, Sri re-focused Trianz on digital transformations very early. To help Trianz teams advise clients with fact-based perspectives, Sri led the creation of Trasers - a research unit entirely dedicated to digital transformation research. Trasers now has over 1.5 million (and growing) datapoints on digital transformation across 20 industries worldwide which are used for benchmarking, transformation strategy & roadmaps.
Sri has led the reshaping of Trianz service delivery and culture away from the traditional, siloed consulting industry models to data-driven, multi-disciplinary approaches that transformations demand. For four years in a row, Trianz has been named #1 by clients for business impact, predictable delivery in highly dynamic environments and relationship commitment.
An alumnus of the elite National Defense Academy, Sri served as an officer in the Indian Army in the Infantry and the Parachute Regiment-Special Forces. Sri started his corporate journey in 1994 with a short stint at Asian Paints, India’s largest paint and chemical manufacturer. Upon graduating with an MBA in strategy and organization from the University of Southern California, Sri worked with KPMG Consulting in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. He later joined Cisco Systems in the Information Technology division of the company’s headquarters prior to founding Trianz in 2001.
Combining data from 5,000+ companies and over two decades of Sri’s leadership experience, Crossing the Digital Faultline: 10 Rules to Win in the Age of Digitalization and Uncertainty provides a non-technical perspective on the unseen forces behind tectonic shifts across industries and 10 rules that determine who survives and wins in this age of digital and COVID driven uncertainty. The anchor theme in the journey across the faultline is leadership - and so Sri describes the crisis-proof persona of successful leaders, and a practical 120-day playbook for transitioning to this persona.
Sri lives with his family in Silicon Valley and serves on the Board of Leaders of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Ganeshan is a seasoned business leader with over two decades of experience in structuring effective entrepreneurial orientation in leading organizations. His career is liberally sprinkled with his many successes in shaping the long-term success of enterprises by increasing their organizational velocity for strategic business expansion.
A specialist in nurturing and sustaining marquee client relationships, Ganeshan excels in implementing a collaborative format of leadership. His acumen in establishing a vision and creating business value through business-led IT execution has helped several organizations forge profitable joint go-to-market partnerships. Ganeshan’s skill in shaping i2i (Idea to Implementation) client relationships is acknowledged by experts across industries.
As President, Ganeshan focuses on redefining Trianz’ delivery of digital transformation-facilitating technology solutions to clients, leading global delivery for Trianz’ marquee client groups, and building high-performance global teams. Prior to Trianz, Ganeshan was associated with an India-headquartered information technology, consulting and business process services major for more than 15 years in various leadership roles.
Ganeshan is an engineering graduate and also holds business management degrees from the Indian Institute of Science (India) and The Wharton School.
Ingo Piroth is an experienced business leader who has spent a career building new organizations with a particular passion for emerging technologies, business strategy, and digital reinvention. He brings over 22 years of expertise in professional services, software solutions and modern engineering practices to guide customers through the ever-changing landscape of evolving technology and business strategy. Ingo is responsible for leading and overseeing the scaling of the business development organization. He focuses on developing new business and strengthening existing client relationships and partnerships, leveraging Trianz’ core strength of data-driven perspectives for digital transformation and growing industry alliances.
Ingo has a successful track record of leading professional services organizations focused on the people, process, and technology aspects of digital disruption and business strategy. As part of his player/coach DNA, Ingo enjoys mentoring teams through C-suite relationships, pipeline and forecasting rigor, operational excellence, and above all developing digital thought leadership. He has been instrumental in shaping complex new ideas from labs to clients and enjoys crafting innovative solutions.
During his over 22-year career, Ingo has held a variety of senior positions of increasing relevance. At Cognizant Softvision, he led the Digital Engineering organization focused on cloud native digital product development and design, application transformation, and holistic solutions combining analytics, design and software engineering. Prior to that, he led the Innovation & Emerging technology practice and the Global Mobile Application Development COE at IBM, where he created custom solutions for clients through analytics, cloud, SaaS and AI assets.
Ingo’s foundation in merging business strategy and execution was developed through his tenure with SAP as the VP of CRM Mobility Services, where he was responsible for fundamentally repositioning SAP as a cloud-based solutions company, making an immediate business impact. Before that, Ingo was leading the AT&T Mobile Application Consulting Organization
Ingo is an Economics graduate and holds a business management degree from the University of San Francisco. He enjoys building new practices, operations and GTM capabilities and is a passionate leader, managing and inspiring teams in challenging environments.
Laura Ferracane is a human resources (HR) leader and business partner with expertise in client focused, fast-paced environments. She brings more than twenty years of human resources leadership experience helping companies create streamlined HR practices and competitive advantage in the marketplace. Her capabilities span the breadth of human capital development domestically and globally, especially in the services business.
At Trianz, Laura leads global human resources, overseeing global HR strategy, employee experience and well-being, and the development of the most trained talent in the arena of digital transformations. Laura has a proven track record in maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of HR service delivery.
Prior to joining Trianz, Laura was providing organizational development consulting to Cloudera, and previously held leadership positions at Deloitte Consulting, Stanton Chase International and RGS Energy, focused on developing and executing innovative talent strategies. Specific areas of expertise include HR strategy, infrastructure, talent management, scaling to support hyper-growth, talent acquisition, organizational development, culture and learning and development.
Laura specializes in helping companies create a competitive advantage in the marketplace. She believes that to be successful in creating that advantage, employers must demonstrate the ability to achieve business and organizational goals through the strategic development and implementation of streamlined HR practices. In support of that, Laura has helped establish and maintain work environments that foster creativity, leverage resources, and provide opportunities for continuous improvement.
Laura holds a Bachelor of Science from DePaul University. She has also been a yoga instructor for twenty years and teaches classes in the Bay Area.
Anusuya has over 18 years of experience in the finance domain with expertise in financial accounting and processes, planning and analysis, reporting, compliance under various statutes, audit and tax, including transfer pricing.
As CFO & VP, Finance at Trianz, Anusuya has been instrumental in strengthening the business's strategic financial point of view by engaging and partnering with them on pricing, client negotiations, and decision making.
Anusuya is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (CPA equivalent in India; qualified in 2000)
Amit Adhikari is a business leader with extensive expertise in client acquisition, strategic client management, alliances as well as brand-building and promotion. He brings nearly two decades of experience orchestrating client partnerships across several industry areas including high-tech, media, and finance. Amit’s capabilities encompass developing brand vision and strategy, building strong alliances, and leading high-performance teams in engagements across industries.
As regional vice president of our western US region, Amit draws on his leadership skills to head a strong team that will drive revenue growth and improve Trianz’ brand visibility and recall. His long track record of expanding alliance networks while also achieving and exceeding growth targets speaks for itself.
Before joining Trianz, Amit was with KPIT/Birlasoft in North America, where he spent sixteen years in several capacities, most notably as a sales and strategic alliances leader. He spearheaded an exceptional new client acquisition and existing client management team that covered the manufacturing, financial services, and life sciences industries.
Amit earned his Bachelor of Commerce and MBA in Financial Management from University of Pune. He completed an Executive Leadership Program at Stanford University in 2013.
In his free time, Amit enjoys being outdoors and playing cricket with his friends and family. He is also active in his community as a certified financial coach.
Krishan Kumar Agarwal (aka ‘KK’) is an experienced professional with a track record of driving success in various projects concerning consultative business development, category management, and alliances & partnerships for the enterprise and commercial segments across IT, Telecom & Software sectors. He has worked in senior leadership positions at Microsoft, HP and HCL.
As the ‘Vice President - Business development’ for cloud platforms and managed services, KK will be responsible for worldwide sales of Concierto.cloud, identifying and developing new business opportunities, and helping teams strategize, design, and execute scalable strategic partnerships for accelerated business growth.
In his most recent stint at Microsoft, KK was responsible for driving business development efforts for Modern Workplace Solutions. While leading the charter for digital transformation for Enterprise & Commercial (education) segment in the country, KK rolled out a programmatic effort, which led to the adoption of Microsoft Teams by three million students during the lockdown.
KK is a firm believer in creating value for all the stakeholders and has a deep collaborative mindset. He is an engineering graduate and holds an MBA from ICFAI Business School.
Will considers his current role at Trianz as the best of both worlds, where he can apply his affinity for using today’s advanced technologies while improving client business performance at the same time.
As the leader of Trianz’s Digital Solutions practice, Will enjoys the process of helping clients better serve customers and differentiate themselves from their competition through best use of what digital technologies have to offer. Part of Will’s role involves leveraging his subject matter expertise to guide professional staff as they solve these important client challenges. Approaching solutions from a technology perspective, Will and his teams focus on building and implementing applications that help many top companies improve and streamline their business processes, particularly in the areas of sales and operations, customer support, and enterprise architecture.
An avid hiker, Will says, “My work in consulting has given me the opportunity in my free time to pursue the goal of getting my family to hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail.” Will is also a proponent of social media, and he plans to use it as a vehicle to demonstrate some of the exciting developments currently going on at Trianz.
As the Vice President of Marketing at Trianz, Prashant is responsible for global branding and marketing. He also supports the successful execution of key strategic initiatives that help achieve organizational growth objectives.
Prashant has over two decades of global experience building brands, strategizing and executing go-to-market initiatives, marketing B2B products and services, creating and nurturing client relationships, developing technology solutions, designing and engineering technology products, and driving other special initiatives. He has held several high-impact business and technology responsibilities in transformational engagements with Fortune 500 companies, as well as various SMBs.
Learning has been a constant in Prashant’s career who holds a master’s degree in Information Systems from DePaul University, Chicago and an Executive MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He also has various certifications under his the Project Management Certification from Penn State University; CMMi Introduction Certification from Carnegie Mellon University; and Lean Six Sigma Certification from Purdue University.
Paul Brunda is an operations technology leader and a change agent. With nearly 30 years of experience working with big names on Wall Street to healthcare and insurance, Paul has unique insights into the areas of cloud, security, platform, and compliance systems. He advises clients to benefit from growing digitalization by conducting digital benchmarking and leveraging the cloud. His key specialization includes engineering issues, operational security, and compliance controls.
In his role as Benchmarking Practice Leader at Trianz, Paul is responsible for helping clients succeed in their digital transformations through the measurement of their competitive positioning on the digital continuum, as inputs into strategic prioritization and allocation of resources. Trianz benchmarking is powered by the Trasers database – with over 1.5 million datapoints collected from 5,000+ companies – to deliver a holistic assessment of digital maturity across business model, business processes and technology portfolios in absolute and competitive terms. Paul transitioned to Trianz from Trasers, where he helped drive the firm’s flagship benchmarking service, leveraging his extensive operational background and knowledge of diverse corporate environments.
Paul began his career in the technology space as a trading-floor support engineer at Salomon Bros. and traversed some of the most prestigious firms in the world - Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Citi, to name a few. Before joining Trianz, he led operations to launch an Aetna affiliate company from incorporation to full run-state.
Paul knows over a dozen programming languages, diverse networks, and operating systems and database technologies with several industry certifications to his credit (Six Sigma, PMP, VCP, IRE, ITIL, RHCE).
Paul has a degree in Business CIS from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey. He is also a member of the Governor’s Council on Technology and a paid speaker at the Independent Auditors Association.
Brian Collier is a strategic digital transformation leader and a natural problem-solver. He has worked in senior leadership positions at Wipro, Colliance, and Lloyds Banking Group, where he delivered human-centric transformational outcomes using design thinking, service design, and systems thinking.
In his role at Trianz as Vice President and Practice Leader for the Digital Strategy and Transformation Practice, Brian leads Trianz’ efforts in shaping clients' digital transformation with a systemic strategic perspective that connects customer-centric outcomes with business goals, creating new and better ways of developing products and service offerings aligned to the customer value chain.
Brian brings unique insights and a successful track record of delivering high value-add and highly differentiated experience and technology driven outcomes across multiple industry sectors. In his previous role at Wipro, he led the West Coast Practice for Digital Strategy and Transformation and was instrumental in blueprinting and delivering new technologies, business models, and innovation engines for clients.
In the UK, Brian founded Colliance Consultancy, a boutique firm working with clients such as Lloyds Banking Group on business and digital transformation. As Head of Digital and Design at the Consumer Finance Division of Lloyds Banking Group, he was instrumental in reimagining the digital customer experience transformation.
His extensive knowledge in science and business led him to the high-profile role of COO in a high-tech start-up with Siemens Technology Ventures (SESMOS). Brian is a firm believer in helping others fulfil their potential and feel inspired about the future. He is an avid mentor and coach to PhDs seeking a career pivot through his founding venture, The PhD Pivot.
Brian holds an MBA from the Open University, a Ph.D. and an MSc from Uppsala University, and a BSc from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Rahul is an IT Leader with more than 20 years of experience in successfully strategizing, implementing and supporting large scale enterprise solutions for global clients in BFSI, e-Commerce, and Retail & Consumer Goods. Passionate about creating value through innovation, automation, and continuous improvement, Rahul managed complex portfolios, implemented agile and CI-CD and led large global, diverse teams.
As Vice President and Chief Technology Delivery Officer at Trianz, Rahul will be responsible for driving global service delivery by leveraging the entire spectrum of Trianz’s core competencies across technology, consulting and customer experience.
Prior to joining Trianz, Rahul held various senior positions at Cognizant, Capgemini and HSBC, where he was responsible for driving digital transformation programs for Fortune 200 Clients in the USA, UK and Europe. Rahul played an active part in catalyzing, nurturing and scaling large teams while ensuring engineering excellence leveraging digital initiatives such as RPA, End to end test automation and Analytics.
Rahul is an Engineering Graduate from the University of Pune and Alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.
Abhineet is an accomplished sales leader enabling business and technology leaders to orchestrate strategy and execution by leveraging cloud & infrastructure, analytics, digitalization and security in their transition to a Digital Enterprise.
As Regional Vice President, Client Partnership at Trianz, Abhineet works with clients to create impactful transformations that modernize their technology, re-engineering their business processes to improve organizational efficiency. Abhineet leads a team at the forefront of helping institutions discover the right solutions to empower intermediaries to provide deeper insights and better capabilities.
Before Trianz, Abhineet held leadership roles with Cognizant and TRADEPAQ. Throughout his career, Abhineet has offered thought leadership to shape client decision making and influence the marketplace. He believes in developing trust and a shared goal for success with each of his clients.
Dan is a results-driven executive with significant experience in applying innovative business solutions to drive strategic results and financial impact. As Regional Vice President in Trianz, Dan is responsible for client growth, relationship development, and quality delivery and implementation of all engagements that drive organic growth.
Dan’s practical experience in applying data science and analytical capabilities helps solve business challenges and drive new opportunities. Dan has a strong track record of leading multi-disciplinary teams and maximizing effectiveness while ensuring project success and a high level of customer satisfaction.
Dan has vast experience identifying and delivering new client services and solutions at multiple organizations, including CBIG Consulting, Slalom Consulting and Daugherty Business Solutions.
A 25-year veteran in the industry, Sheppard’s professional career has spanned top consulting organizations in which he has learned much and evolved into a very accomplished business and technology leader. He currently enjoys a demonstrated history of building next generation IT solutions and platforms, and his work at Trianz will continue to focus specifically on promoting best approaches in digital technologies. His talents and skills give Trianz an unprecedented edge in technology and strengthen its deep bench of talented professionals who provide competitive agile business transformations.
Sheppard brings extensive experience in successfully leading global teams, leveraging his strong program and project management skills for the good of each client engagement. In his nuanced role as Trianz’ Chief Delivery Officer based out of the firm’s Bangalore (India) office, he says he looks forward to wearing many hats, which will keep his work both exciting and fresh. His responsibilities extend to project governance, pre-sales, platform solution development, global delivery, stakeholder management, and offshoring.
Sheppard’s industry knowledge and expertise in the BFSI, healthcare, manufacturing, consumer retail, telecom and e-commerce domains complements Trianz’ goals toward helping these clients improve their business systems and processes across the value chain. Throughout his past and current work across the U.S., Canada, UK, and mainland Europe, he remains committed to achieving cross-functional, positive impact in business unit management, delivery leadership, client engagement, solution and platform innovation, product development, program/account management, and operations.
Savio is a seasoned executive management professional with extensive experience in client relationship management, business & operational consulting and IT services.
As VP – Regional Vice President, Client Partnership at Trianz, Savio is responsible for managing the fortune 500 clients across multiple locations, teams & solutions. Powered by a successful track record in execution and driving global teams, Savio is known for bringing to the table a unique combination of financial, retail, and insurance industry expertise, strategic thinking with practical knowledge, and business transformation experiences.
Savio has vast experience in client relationship management, process re-engineering, program management, business transformations & operations strategy at multiple organizations, including BlueAally, MegaSoft and Visualsoft technologies.
Sujit’s natural-born gift with people has allowed him to build a highly successful 20+ year career in customer relationship management within the IT services sector. Currently at Trianz, he focuses on helping professional staff develop their skill sets to improve project delivery and reach their full potential.
Sujit asserts that his leadership in student-run organizations and activities while at school helped prepare him well for mentoring and guiding Trianz’s professional development programs. As VP of Human Capital Development, Sujit’s role represents a fine balance between serving the needs of clients and helping staff within the organization find a path in consulting services that works best for them.
Sujit holds an MBA in Marketing, Systems, and Finance. His specialties include Enterprise App Delivery, IT operations, CRM, and Business Process improvements.
Vivek is a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in IT infrastructure management services consulting, including 10 years in IT Service Management (ITSM) consulting.
As VP – Global Technology Services at Trianz, Vivek built ITSM governance frameworks for various clients worldwide, managing many successful engagements for several Fortune 500 clients.
Prior to Trianz, Vivek held multiple positions in IT infrastructure management services at Satyam and SanTech Systems. Vivek is an Electronics and Communications Engineer with certifications from BSI, IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, Novell, and Newbridge.
Jacob comes with a strong track record of creating, scaling, and optimizing technology portfolios that deliver organizational and strategic value. As Vice President – Digital & Analytics at Trianz, he is responsible for driving and supporting new business opportunities and building new practice offerings, IPs, and solutions to elevate the client experience across Analytics, Digital Apps, and Digital Studio.
Jacob’s more than 20 years of experience includes technology leadership stints in commodities markets, financial services, AdTech, global research and advisory, pension products, and IT services. His deepest areas of expertise are advising Fortune 500 companies, including Gartner and S&P, in product development, engineering, and strategy.
Prior to Trianz, Jacob worked at Mastercard, where he led the development of a partner ecosystem to scale the digital enablement of payment products for B2B solutions targeted at multiple customer segments in American and Middle Eastern markets.
A firm believer in client centricity, Jacob previously helped shape Trianz’ New York Life Technology partnership. He was instrumental in several marquee wins that offer an integrated enterprise view combining cross-practice capabilities.
Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and two master’s degrees in computer science and business administration. He enjoys meeting new people and discussing technology, Chelsea FC, and cricket.
KC has played an integral part in Trianz’s leadership team since joining the firm in 2009. With an extensive background in IT Services Management, he maintains an organized, best-practices approach to managing how Trianz’s IT Services are delivered.
KC likes to stress the importance of building client relationships to best understand their products or services, their working culture, and their long-term goals. Once understanding is reached, he uses his experience as an IT Strategist to engage with C-level business groups to help them understand the big picture of digital evolution. Relating these concepts to each client’s own business, KC deftly underscores how they can apply them toward improving sales and operations, growing market share, and achieving business growth.
As a project leader, KC is adept at using his career expertise in solution architecture frameworks for large-scale IT engagements. Guiding Trianz’s project delivery team professionals, he is a strong advocate for helping less-experienced colleagues work toward building up their own skills, training staff on effective project management and problem-solving tactics while they gain invaluable cloud-based, digital solution experience.
Angeline (Angie) is a seasoned business and partnerships leader. As the Senior Director, Strategic Alliances at Trianz, she is responsible for collaborating across the different practice areas to develop programs, process and go to market business models that increase the productivity of the partner relationship as well as drive revenue goals for the company.
Before Trianz, Angie has worked in other high tech companies such as RingCentral and Cisco, and held various business strategy and operations roles. At RingCentral, she led the integration of GLIP acquisition into Ring’s overall product, development and support roadmap within six months; while at Cisco, she ran Cisco’s Accelerated Innovation Fund to incubate new technologies that lead to new product offerings in support of market transitions.
She has a masters from The George Washington University, and mastered speaking five languages. While not working, she can be found spending time playing an instrument, scuba diving or hiking the trails with her dogs.