Leadership Team

ATMECS people bring a wealth of experience, expertise grounded in humility, fresh perspectives pushing boundaries of innovation, a passion for technology,  a hunger for solving complex business problems and most importantly, a relentless energy & focus to help clients’ succeed. 

Our leadership team takes immense pride in playing a small role in our clients’ success. Welcome to the ATMECS family!

Ravi Velagapudi

Ravi Velagapudi

Founder, President & CEO

Ravi Velagapudi

Ravi Velagapudi is the Founder, President and CEO of ATMECS, a Research and Development Services Company focusing on Digital Technologies, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Intelligence and Next Gen Computing. Prior to ATMECS, he founded and led Rofous Inc., later acquired by Sequoia and Goldman Sachs Investment Company. Passionate to the core, Ravi, dons the role of a client partner who is relentless in the pursuit of excellence and leads from the front. With a ‘leave no stone unturned’ mantra he has guided ATMECS team in building an enviable portfolio of Fortune 500 clients.

Before embarking on an entrepreneurial journey, Ravi spent 15 years of his professional life partnering with organizations like Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn, Stryker, Cisco, Intuit, to name a few. He is best known as a consummate team builder with a focus on building lasting relationships with and earning mutual trust and respect from global industry leaders.

Ravi also loves to explore the outdoors – trekking, cycling, and training for half marathons.
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David Mann

CIO & EVP

David Mann

David Mann has two decades of experience in technology and business. David was elected as the “CIO of the Year” for his innovation in the insurance industry. He was the CTO of SoftBooks, Inc. where his innovations and business accomplishments were published in Los Angeles Times, and Entrepreneur Magazine. David has led technology visions for large enterprises including MetLife, Experian, Great American Insurance, Sony, and Word & Brown.

David earned his degree in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine. He began his career as a software engineer for a Fortune 50 insurance company. Soon after, he assumed a leadership role to deliver mission critical applications. He accomplished 5 software architect patent-filings at Western Digital.

He has been the CIO of several large organizations for 15 years. Before joining ATMECS, David was a major client of Ravi Velagapudi, CEO of ATMECS. He joined ATMECS because of Ravi’s vision, integrity, and a team of passionate minds. David brings the clients’ perspective into the mix for delivering meaningful solutions. David believes people are the most important component of a successful solution.
Dr. L.N. Rajaram

Dr. L.N. Rajaram

Advisory Member

Dr. L.N. Rajaram

Dr. Rajaram, graduated from IIT, Kharagpur, India with a B. Tech (Hons) in Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering. He has a PhD from BITS, Pilani, India, in Software Engineering.

At ATMECS, Dr. Rajaram is an advisor and mentor to the technology research function, and provides direction to the product ideation and envisioning overtures. His key focus areas are IoT, IIoT, IIoT Security. He started his career in the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India, where he worked developing real-time software handling Radars and Missiles for the Indian Air Force. He then joined the Defense Project Cell of the Government of India, in New Delhi as Joint Director, where he led a team of software engineers working on real-time projects for the Indian Navy.

He turned an Entrepreneur in 1986 when he and his colleagues developed the first-ever commercial email software in India, which was used by several companies for their intracompany communications. By 1990, his company had a combined user base of 10,000 users.

In 2012, Dr. Rajaram founded Kritilabs Technologies Pvt, Ltd, which went on to become NASSCOM’s best emerging IOT company in 2019 and the Best Start-up of the year of TIE. The company has served large Public and Private sector companies with its innovative IoT products. These products have been patented in the US and India and are designed and developed and manufactured in India. Around 50,000 IoT devices have been deployed in the last couple of years.

Dr. Rajaram has many publications, including in the prestigious IEEE Journal. Dr. Rajaram has six patents, three each in the US and in India, besides a few more that are pending in the Indian Patent Office. Dr. Rajaram has also won two Innovation awards for his solutions to challenges published by the US-based Innocentive Group.

Dr. Rajaram’s interests include the Mentorship and Development of Entrepreneurs and SMEs. Dr. Rajaram is a certified Team Software Process Coach and Personal Software Process trainer of the Software Engineering Institute at Pittsburgh, USA, and has conducted several workshops for major IT companies in India and overseas.

In his spare time he plays tennis and reads business, technology, fiction, and non-fiction books.
PN Sreenivasachary

PN Sreenivasachary

Chief Operations Officer

PN Sreenivasachary

P N Sreenivasachary, a 1988 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS) has joined ATMECS as COO. In his prestigious & versatile IAS career, he has held highly important positions which include Deputy Commissioner & District Magistrate of Mysore, Secretary/Principal Secretary to Karnataka Government Departments like Water Resource , Urban Development and Transport, Managing Director & Commissioner of various Public Sector Corporations & Departments, Chairman of Bangalore Development Authority & Additional Secretary to Chief Minister of Karnataka. He has actively involved in the implementation of the Asian Development Bank Aided Urban infrastructure Projects and Water Body Restoration projects in the state-aided by the World Bank. Post his retirement he was appointed as State Election Commissioner, Karnataka, a constitutional position in the rank of a High Court Judge for a period of five years.

P N Sreenivasachary is a first rank holder in Master’s Degree with three gold medals from the University of Mysore. During his professional career he has undergone training in various international universities including the University of Sussex, UK, INTAN KL Malaysia, Civil Services College, Singapore. He has been part of the GOI team to study Micro Irrigation System in Israel and Turkey, Bus Rapid Transport System in China and Taiwan, and Housing Project in Philippines and Thailand.
Reza Sheikhai CPA

Reza Sheikhai CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Reza Sheikhai CPA

As a true business partner to the CEO, Reza manages organizational performance against both the annual budget and the company’s long -term financial strategy. He develops tools, processes and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the CEO and makes actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations. Prior to ATMECS, Reza has been Vice President, Finance, for various companies from startups to companies with revenues over 1 Billion. Reza also founded and directed a Vocational School that taught students Finance and helped them get jobs in the Accounting Field.

Reza has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1990 and has his own CPA Practice that performs Audits and Taxes of Individuals, Partnerships, Corporations and Non-Profit Organizations. With over 30 years experience in the field, he has worked closely with Midsize Fortune 500 Companies (IT/MedTech) with an offshore presence and startups alike. He has also been involved in various Merger & Acquisition deals.

Justin G. Decker

Chief Digital & Innovations Officer

Justin G. Decker

Justin has been in technology engineering and leadership for his entire 30+ year career. Having started as a backup tapes guy, then helpdesk, systems administration, performance engineering, management and eventually senior leadership; Justin has had very diverse experiences and exposure to a multitude of technologies and solutions, programs, planning, delivery, engineering and organizational methodologies and models in addition to varied corporate cultures across different business verticals.

His technical and leadership abilities have built a national reputation as a successful technology innovator based on multiple enterprise digital transformations, major practice implementations in data analytics, automation and quality, technical portfolio and program management, DevSecOps and Infrastructure as Code.

Previous to ATMECS, Justin served in key executive leadership roles at companies such as the NFL, DreamWorks, Edgecast Networks (now Verizon Digital Media), Everbridge and Edmunds.com; and is an alumni of Fortune 100 companies such as MeadWestvaco (now WestRock) and Apple.
Gayathri Malolan

Gayathri Malolan

Sr. Vice President

Gayathri Malolan

Gayathri Malolan is a strategic thinker and self-starter with demonstrated ability in creating and sustaining organizational growth. As part of the leadership team since its inception, Gayathri has played a key role in crafting ATMECS’s vision and building brand value for the company within the industry. She is responsible for an enviable clientele of several industry leaders including in the M&E, High Tech, Transportation, and Healthcare domains. She remains deeply committed to customer success, and her flair for building genuine, lasting partnerships has been the hallmark of her accomplishments through the years.

Early in her career, she trained and managed a large sales promotion organization, Yellow Pages, India, collaborating with Bell Canada. This experience, combined with her MBA, later catapulted her to head the country operations and to help set up teams, including in Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Macau, and Indonesia.

Gayathri believes in achieving professional success, following the basic principles of life.
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Sanjay Singh

Sr. Vice President, Engineering

Sanjay Singh

With experience in large organizations and applying those learnings to start-ups and more importantly unlearning is what Sanjay loves to do. A career spanning about 25 years, he has built passionate technical teams at Microsoft, NorthgateArinso, Rofous, and is replicating the success at ATMECS.

Sanjay works with an objective to uncover the potential of software engineers and empower them to reach greater heights in the field of software creation and personal growth. Relentless optimism is what he believes in.
Venkatesa Viswanathan (Vishy)

Venkatesa Viswanathan (Vishy)

Sr. Vice President, Delivery

Venkatesa Viswanathan (Vishy)

A three-decade long career has seen Vishy deliver complex projects spanning the various facets of the IT Industry – Product Engineering, Software Services, Infrastructure, Business Operations, and Customer Support. His expertise lies in managing large accounts, providing governance leadership, and increasing productivity.

An excellent communicator, a people-oriented leader with a penchant for technology enablement, Vishy believes People, Delivery, Innovation are the cornerstones for fruitful customer engagements.

Prior to joining ATMECS, Vishy has worked with Kony Labs, Ness Technologies, AINS Inc., and ITC Limited. His key achievements include setting up the India Enterprise Centres for Franklin Templeton and Invesco.
Bala Pandian

Bala Pandian

Managing Director, UK & Europe

Bala Pandian

Bala has over 25 years of global experience in Business Transformation, IT Outsourcing, Cloud, Digital and Business Development. He is known for his ability in growing and building strong teams and relationships from the start and has been a trusted partner/advisor at all levels.

Prior to ATMECS, he had worked with Quest Global, Exilant Technologies, CSS Corp, TVS Infotech and Pertech Computers and held a number of technology and leadership roles across the geographies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT, Trichy.
Natarajan Choodamani

Natarajan Choodamani

Vice President, Enterprise Business

Natarajan Choodamani

Natarajan Choodamani (Choo) is currently Vice-President, Enterprise Business at ATMECS. Choo is responsible for managing and growing ATMECS footprint in the Infrastructure and Technical Support businesses. Choo has spent a large part of his career in Teledata Technologies, Accenture, HCL and CSS Corp. He was a part of CSS Corp’ North America leadership team managing the West Coast business units before coming on board ATMECS.

Choo is all about Customer Success, Business Development & managing Clients’ expectations. He is someone you can always look up to for advice and solutions to complex problems. Choo holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Systems, Information Systems and Finance. When not working, he enjoys spending time at home with family and is a big-time sports enthusias