Meet our management
Chief Executive Officer
Subra is a proven technology expert and general manager with over two decades of experience leading technology organizations. Subra brings his vision and passion for engineering innovative products and services and heads multiple product development and service offering initiatives at Codenatives.
Most recently, as Associate Partner of M&S Consulting LLC, Subra led the Enterprise Applications Consulting practice, leading teams of consultants and technologists. As a consultant, Subra has delivered hands-on on numerous high-profile initiatives in the Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Higher-Ed, and Retail domains. He can dive deep or go wide in the areas of ERP, CRM, Supply Chain, Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud-native solutions, Middleware, SaaS, IPaaS, BI & Analytics, and Onshore-Offshore Managed Services. Before that, as Director for Enterprise Applications at West Virginia University, he was responsible for implementing university-wide, mission-critical, administrative IT systems, leading teams of business analysts and technical developers.
Subra holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering from the University of Madras and a Master’s in Business Administration from West Virginia University. Subra is a certified developer and architect on several technology platforms such as Oracle, Boomi, and a CompTIA Security ++ certified.
Chief Delivery Officer
Venky Udayavar has close to 3 decades of experience in developing, consulting, selling / managing IT solutions & services predominantly for two large corporate: TCS & IGate (part of Cap Gemini). Venky Udayavar worked in all 3 major markets from Singapore, Germany and USA and managed large client engagements with HP, Agilent, Daimler, Chrysler, GE, Caterpillar etc. Venky Udayavar’s core competencies include Service Delivery Management, Enterprise Architecture, Application Maintenance & Support of ERP & Legacy platforms and transitioning them to digital / cloud platforms. Venky Udayavar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and is PMP certified and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Chief Product Officer
Shyam Krishnamurthi is responsible for driving initiatives and go-to-market strategies across the multiple product lines of Codenatives. He brings deep insights from over 25 years of delivering data and digital transformation solutions in Financial, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Insurance, State, Federal, Automobile, Utility, Facility management, and retail industry verticals. Shyam specializes in technology services strategies and is deeply passionate about understanding customer’s business pains by architecting the best-fit solutions, which aligns delivery in full lifecycle application development and implementation, including Data, Analytics & AI strategies. Before joining Codenatives, Shyam served as a Senior Technical Advisor for NEC Corporation of America for over 7+ Years. Shyam is a dual graduate with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering from Madras University, Chennai. Shyam holds a certification in IBM Business Intelligence Suite and is also a Certified Scrum Master.
Head – Global Delivery
Kumaravel, also known as Vel, is responsible for delivery, and he heads the Codenatives offshore delivery center in Chennai, India. Being one of the earliest to join Codenatives, Vel has hands-on grown the teams in numerical strength, skill diversity, and delivery capabilities through hard work and perseverance.
Vel has consistently contributed to success in all areas of the offshore delivery centers growth, handling pre-sales, technology, development, quality, talent identification, sourcing and nurturing, and delivery. Vel is the go-to person within Codenatives when it comes to problem-solving on various fronts, including people issues and skill gap issues. He is hands-on and brings unique perspectives in website designs, search engine optimation, web and mobile apps design, cloud and on-premises infrastructure support, and works hard to keep his teams in pace with the current technology and bridges skill gaps.
Vel is a bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University, Chennai..
Bala Subramanian Ganesh
Head – Engineering
As head of engineering, Bala is responsible for the development of Codenatives’ various product initiatives. Bala is a versatile technologist with more than a decade of experience in software development. He loves getting hands-on with every technology he comes across. As an architect, Bala specializes in engineering native cloud solutions across different cloud products and spearheads legacy to cloud migrations. He is also an experienced Data Engineer and has dealt with various data engineering stacks in his career. Bala holds a Masters in Software Systems from BITS Pilani and works out of Toronto, Canada.
Senior Director Operations
Usha Ramakrishnan, in the position of Senior Leadership team has to maintain control of diverse business operations across the multiple product lines of Codenatives, India. She has over 25 years of rich experience across geographies, Singapore, Malaysia and India, handling the entire gamut of Human Resources and Operations for the ASEAN region. She thrives on recruiting, sourcing and engaging talents which underpins her mantra of growing teams to achieve dreams.
Usha’s key forte focuses on developing additional business operations with existing or new clients. Being a coach, to mentor and nurture our core team will be her primary objective along with generating value for various segments of employees. Usha aims to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth, thereby leading to increased profitability. She strives to create scalable teams and get the organisation aligned towards its unified mission. Usha oversees the operations of the company, specifically ensuring that procedures and process are strictly adhered, optimized, and streamlined in different departments. She is a Graduate in Mathematics and a PG Diploma in Management.
Global Client Relationship
Harish is a Senior IT leader with a distinguished track record spanning the entire Banking Information Technology value chain. He has worked for some of the leading banks in the Middle East in strategic positions. Key competences: Digital Transformation, Business Analysis, IT enablement of Business, Architecture and Integration, Outsourcing, Business Solutions, Application Design and Development, IT Infrastructure Management, Business Continuity Planning, DR Planning, Backup, and Recovery Planning, IT Operations, Risk Management, Program Management, Project Management, Budgeting, Policies and Procedures, SDLC, SLA, Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring. His zeal towards becoming an entrepreneur propelled him to join the Codenatives affiliate group, and he has been instrumental in starting its Canada Operations in the year 2018. He has successfully grown the Canada operations since then and spearheads growth in diverse domains.
Head – Global Talent Sourcing
Thiru heads the Global technology talent-sourcing division. Having grown with Codenatives over a decade and a half, Thiru has created an ecosystem of various recruitment tools and processes to maximize ROI and responsiveness to customer demands. He is a multi-skilled professional with experience and expertise in all facets of talent sourcing, including talent acquisition, talent management, talent engagement, and finding growth opportunities for the company. He specializes in building teams and processes working alongside with the businesses. Thiru holds a bachelors in Computer Science Engineering from Anna University.
Human Resources & Operations
Mahendra, also known as Magesh, brings over two decades of people management experience in diverse fields. He currently heads the HR and Operations of the entire Codenatives affiliate group companies. He is one of the veterans who rose to a leadership role growing steadily with us from an entry-level internship position.
Magesh has been instrumental in setting up and operationally aligning multiple teams in very short timeframes. He excels at evolving hiring strategies, operations management, and software training. He is passionate about working for employee empowerment & motivating them to develop as a well-rounded professional.
Meet our advisors
Advisor and Venture Partner, Deep Tech
Shyam is a consultant and venture partner who specializes in medical devices and deep tech. With over 30 years of experience in product development and technology management, Shyam has an outstanding track record in technology leadership and has played a vital role in driving outcome backed innovation and entrepreneurial incubation labs at GE Healthcare. Shyam created and institutionalized the Forge Lab, a GE company-wide incubator that showcases cutting edge technology feasibility. Shyam has a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on 3D Rendering and Visualization Algorithms from RMIT University.
Advisor, Enterprise Application Services
Rhammia is a passionate IT leader with over 30 years of experience in leading enterprise-wide program management, project management, and digital initiatives at global tech leaders such as IBM, Ericsson, Boeing, and Toyota. Rhammia’s expertise is in strategically aligning IT with business, particularly in the areas of ERP, financials, and supply chain management across diverse industry verticals such as automotive, financial services, oil & gas, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, retail, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, transportation, and logistics. Rhammia advises on go to market strategies in enterprise application and cloud technologies. Rhammia is a computer science bachelor from Anna University, Chennai, a certified Scrum Master, a certified PMP, and a certified SAFe agilist.
Meet our founder and chief strategist
Founder & Chief Strategist
Ramesh is a computer engineering graduate who has been very passionate about entrepreneurship since his early school days. He has completed several entrepreneurial initiatives, and all the ventures had an innovative angle combined with a pragmatic approach. These initiatives proved an excellent learning opportunity to him, giving him valuable business lessons that he meticulously applied to his next venture.
Through an initiative called Vy Ventures (https://vy.ventures), he invests, mentors and nurtures entrepreneurs. Ramesh is actively involved, sometimes taking on hands-on roles, in all his ventures, and contributes to their growth.
Driven by a passion to nurture talent, he continues to engage in mentoring career seeking prospects from a diverse spectrum, from the least to most formally educated.