Leadership Team

Leadership Team

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Tel K. Ganesan

Founder & Executive Chairman

Tel K. Ganesan is a serial entrepreneur, movie producer & distributor, motivational speaker, investor,and philanthropist.

Tel is the Founder & Executive Chairman, Kyyba Inc., a Michigan based company which focuses on IT and Engineering Services. Today Kyyba's portfolio includes Staffing, Emerging Technologies, R & D to advance innovation, Health & Wellness and Entertainment (Film Production & Distribution). Through his different ventures, Tel has supported startups and entrepreneurs in healthcare, manufacturing, automotive, financial services and has gone an extra mile to empower women and make education accessible to less privileged through Kyyba Kidz Foundation.

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Thiru Ganesan

President & CEO

From humble beginnings to a self-made President and CEO, entrepreneur Thiru Ganesan has established Kyyba into a global brand offering high-performance technology solutions and services in IT and engineering. Thiru is a member of the company’s board of Directors and co-founded Kyyba, Inc. with his brother Tel K. Ganesan. Thiru sets the strategic direction for the company and has a passionate execution team who make things happen!

Thiru has been continuously recognized for enhancing the productivity of the company; improving skills and talents for his employees, while fostering a growth oriented environment that is also warm and welcoming. He has won many awards and accolades for the remarkable work done in the field of staffing and recruitment, such as Corp! Michigan Economic Bright Spots, nominated for E&Y Entrepreneur of the year in 2018, 10th time recipient of Inc. 5000 Award for Fastest Growing Private Company, 2nd time recipient of the TechServe Alliance Excellence Award, Crain’s Detroit Business Top Staffing Services Companies in Detroit, and many more.

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Rajesh Raghunathan

Managing Partner - Data & Analytics

As Managing Partner, Rajesh leads Kyyba’s Data & Analytics practice. In this role, he is responsible for developing Kyyba’s Data & Analytics strategy, exploring new digital & alternative opportunities and overseeing the delivery of Data & Analytics solutions to Kyyba’s clients within the Government sector.

Rajesh brings 25 years of experience in data management, operations, analytics, governance, software management, and program development. His expertise lies primarily in strategic leadership, data management, data modernization, AI, digital transformation and lean & agile methods. He is very passionate about enabling organizations to be more data-centric & dedicated to leading clients to new frontiers by leveraging untapped data to explore new opportunities, as well as to run digitally enabled businesses.

Most recently, Rajesh was a Senior Director for Data Management at Fannie Mae, a mortgage-industry leader in the US, where his team was responsible for all aspects of management, execution and operations of the Multifamily Data infrastructure.

Rajesh holds an MBA in Information Systems from University of Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University of Madras.

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Venu Gurram

Managing Partner - Public Sector

Venu, before joining Kyyba, was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH). In addition to moving DCH to cloud, his primary goal is to make Medicaid Enterprise System Transformation (MEST), a multiyear and multimillion dollar undertaking, successful.

Prior to DCH he worked for SAS, where he helped state agencies with their data analysis, transformation and visualization. Before SAS, he spent bulk of his working life at PCC Technology Group (PCC). During his tenure at PCC, he made the company a leader in Secretary of State space, particularly in Voter Registration Systems with presence in 12 states.

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Kavi Raj

Vice President - Operations

As the VP Of Operations at Kyyba, Inc., Kavi Raj oversees all aspects of operations including Finance, accounting, payroll, immigration, Human Resources, and benefits. She has all the support function departments’ leads reporting directly to her. Kavi works closely with Human Resources to implement and refine company policies and procedures. Some of her other responsibilities as a leader include guiding, directing, and evaluating the work of management and executive team members, creating and implementing a strategic plan, and tackling and troubleshooting unforeseen issues. Kavi is a dedicated and strategic leader who supports and guides her team to ensure operations are run smoothly, efficiently and without interruption.

Kavi Raj has been with Kyyba, Inc since its inception in 1998. She has taken on different roles and responsibilities during her tenure with the company prior to being promoted to a Vice President of Operations.

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K. Nikita

Vice President - Operations

Nikita is the Vice President of Operations and Delivery and currently heads the India Business. She holds a Master’s degree in Personnel Management from the University of Pune. She has also done a Strategic Management course from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). She has previously worked with companies like Manpower Services, Infosys and Fidelity Investments. Having a diverse experience in Consulting, ITeS, Financial Services, US staffing and IT domain, she has garnered significant corporate experience of a decade and half. As the head of the business in India, her role is to provide strategic direction to ensure sustainability and overall growth of the Offshore units.

She is a vibrant and compassionate leader who has a clear vision for collective growth. Under her thought leadership India business has grown exponentially from being a cost center to a profit making center. She works towards promoting a pleasant ecosystem for employees.

In time spared out of her corporate commitments she loves to read classic literature and writes poetry.

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Raisa Milman

Chief People Officer

As the Human Resources Manager at Kyyba, Inc., Raisa Milman is in charge of the HR department and all aspects of the HR operations functions. She is a self-motivated and enthusiastic leader who enjoys working with others and helping to solve difficult issues. She is responsible for processing new hires, benefits administration, compensation administration, organizational development and training, employee incentive programs, and administering company policies and procedures.

Raisa is a SHRM certified professional with many years of experience in an IT and professional services environment. Throughout her career, Raisa worked closely with senior HR and executive leadership focusing on various functional areas, such as employee relations and engagement, recruitment, employment law compliance, benefits, performance management, policy implementation, and training and development. Raisa beliefs in employee empowerment as well as continuous learning and development.

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Sai Rajagopal Varadharajan

Global Service Delivery Head

Sai is an accomplished technology leader with vast global IT experience across Application Development, Consultancy, Project & Account Management. He has proven credentials in delivering into Large Transformation programs following best practices in technology, process and people management. Sai runs Kyyba Tech’s delivery function hands on, collaborating with the client teams and our partner eco system.