AVR Venkatesa is an accomplished leader with a penchant for ideas and people. A graduate of Texas A&M University in Information Sciences, AVR started his career with Time Warner, building one of the US’ first terabyte customer databases in 1993.
He established Tanning Technology’s offshore development centre in Hyderabad, India in 2000. In 2005, he founded a publishing services company, TexTech, and later sold it to Jouve, a French multinational. Most recently, he was CEO of Amnet Systems, a Rs. 90 crore publishing and data conversion company.
Prema Ramalingam has recently joined Flatirons India as their Managing Director. Flatirons India is a $80 million US-based company that provides consulting, technology, and outsourcing for content lifecycle management (CLM). Prema has eighteen years of work experience.
Prema was a part of the founding team for TexTech International in 2005, which later merged with Jouve in 2009; she co-managed the Indian operations and was responsible for building customer relationships in the UK and Australia. She has a wealth of customer, business, and operational knowledge in content production and creation.
Vijay Chinnaraj, Manager – Product
Vijay is responsible for designing end-to-end solutions for Vroom’s services. In this role, he works with Vroom’s technology, operations, and marketing teams to deliver satisfying experiences to Vroom’s users. While this is the first mobile app that he’s building, he brings five years of experience in building web-based products to the company. Vijay has a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from Anna University and a Master’s degree from Pondicherry University. In his free time, he enjoys taking long road trips and reading biographies of entrepreneurial luminaries like Peter Thiel and Steve Jobs.
Bharath Parthasarathy, Director – Rider Operations and Customer Service
Bharath is responsible for managing our rider operations and shaping our customer experience. He plays a key role in maintaining every aspect of Vroom’s brand, vision and strategy. He is an accomplished professional who has amassed a wealth of experience in scaling and setting up operations for enterprises of every size, and has worked with domestic and international businesses to help grow and transition operations across continents. Bharath received his B.E. in Instrumentation Engineering from Annamalai University. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, having previously started up his own venture, and runs regularly in his free time.
M. Krishnakumar, Manager – Technology
Krishnakumar, fondly known as KK, is responsible for the teams that build mobile and web applications. He plays a key role in strategic technology initiatives at Vroom. KK has about 13+ years of experience in the development of ERP systems, and web and desktop applications and has done integration with various tools for mission critical applications. He has a degree in Information Technology from Periyar University. He is an early bird and plays badminton regularly to stay fit.
K.S. Ramana, Manager – Marketing
Ramana is responsible for the team that tells the world about Vroom and its services. He drives Vroom’s marketing and growth strategies in the company’s above- and below-the-line channels. Ramana is passionate about data, and uses it to inform his decisions. While he has had no formal training in marketing, he carries 11 years of work experience in fields as diverse as confectionery manufacturing, publishing and banking. Outside the office, Ramana is a professional mridangam player, and a member of the band Oxygen.