Founder & CEO
Saurabh has extensive experience in executing strategic products & innovations across leading global technology companies including Yahoo!, SAP, Oracle, Worldspan and Galileo at their North America, Europe and India offices. He holds an advanced Master’s degree in Global Enterprise Management from GDW Consortium – a joint initiative of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, SDA Bocconi School of Management Milan, University of Hong Kong, and UCLA Anderson School of Management Los Angeles. He also has a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.
Saurabh is passionate about driving large scale transformation by creating fundamental and scalable technologies that enable unprecedented efficiency across businesses and business functions. He is associated with several premier institutions including the Indian Institute of Management
Vice President – Product Experience
Sameer has over 20 years of design and leadership experience at leading product companies building desktop, web, mobile, wearable & speech applications. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from IIT Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has published papers, patents and has been a speaker at many conferences and academia. He has conducted several usability tests & customer site visits in India & abroad. He is an advocate of Design Thinking and has conducted many DT workshops.
Prior to Spire, Sameer worked as Director of Design at Intuit. Before that, he was working with Human Factors team at Intel, Folsom, CA and heading UX team in Intel, India. He also worked as Chief Researcher for LG R&D Lab in Seoul, South Korea. Sameer has also worked at enterprise software companies across India namely Oracle in Hyderabad and Siemens in Pune. He nurtured his entrepreneurial skills as VP of UX at Naukri.com in Noida and later founded his own consulting firm in Pune. Early in his career, Sameer was an Industrial designer working for Piaggio scooter in Pontedera – Italy, Bajaj Auto Pune, Mahindra R&D Nashik.
Chief Financial Officer
Rup is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of Corporate experience and held several management positions earlier such as Head of Finance , VP- Corporate Finance, and as CEO of an independent business unit. He has worked extensively in Business & Financial Planning, Strategy formulation, Joint Venture management, Restructuring and Mergers & Acquisition.
At Spire, he is responsible for the providing key support in Financial Planning & Management, Legal and Risk management and fund raising.
Before joining Spire, Rup had a long career with the United Breweries Group in leadership positions and served on the Board of various listed and non-listed companies both within and outside the UB group.
Vice President – Solutions and Partnerships
Raghu leads the Digital Enterprise Solutions and Revenue Partnership efforts for Spire across regions. He spent over 25 years working with large outsourcing, technology consulting and software product companies driving Digital Supply Chains Solutions and ERP Implementations during which he has built strategic relationships with leading Fortune 500 companies. He has performed in various roles leading successful presales, portfolio, partnerships and delivery teams with large organizations. He is passionate in bringing disruptive Digital Transformation for his customers and active in presenting in business forums covering white papers, blogs and articles in various community discussions.
Raghu holds many degrees and avid learner thru out his career. He has Advanced Master’s degree in Global Enterprise Management from GDW Consortium led by Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore, Executive Masters for Business Administration from Cox School of Business @ Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX and Masters in Manufacturing Engineering from University of Texas @ El Paso. He has Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and numerous professional certifications to his credit.
Vice President – Head of Global Delivery
Suresh has joined us as Vice President – Head of Global Delivery, he is responsible for managing client objectives and ensuring that they are met and help them in realising ROI with Spire Innovative products.
Suresh is a seasoned Information Technology Leader with over 20 years of experience across continents and with the leading financial institutions of the world. Prior to joining Spire, he was with Infosys for 17 years, he has experience in managing a diverse team spread across multiple countries and various locations in India, handled portfolios that exceed millions of dollars in annual revenues for Infosys. He has won several awards for exemplary performance, including Gallup’s “Best Global Manager”. Suresh is an innovative leader with exceptional prioritization, coordination and communication skills.
A senior technology professional, Shreedhar functioned as the Director of Product Development of a US based company running its engineering and operations activities in India. He is a technologist with 19+ years of experience in senior roles managing team creation, product development, delivery, sustained deployment and operations.
Shreedhar has built and delivered products for Spire in the areas of content management, team collaboration, instant messaging, search, rich web applications, portals, middleware and database security, and industry vertical applications.
Chief Marketing Officer
Neeraj is an avid marketer and has over two decades of international marketing experience across various industries. He started his career in 1995 with the Indian multinational Asian Paints and subsequently worked in a host of global companies including America’s News Corp, New Britain’s erstwhile corporate titan Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), Spain’s Agrolimen, India’s ayurvedic giant Dabur and F7 Broadcast Private Ltd., a media company which he helped set up in 2014.
Marketing campaigns designed by Neeraj have won awards at prestigious platforms such as Effies, Emvies, ENBA and Asian advertising forums. Neeraj himself has won several accolades including the recognition of Media Person of the Year at the World Brand Congress in 2011. He is a regular speaker at numerous marketing forums and has been invited to teach MBA students at IIM, Bangalore since the last four years.
Neeraj holds a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from PEC, Chandigarh. He is also a Post Graduate in Business Management from IIM, Bangalore and has undergone leadership trainings at Harvard.
Senior Vice President – Enterprise Operations
Sujata is a recognized human resources leader known for the successful design, development and alignment of organizational talent strategies that drive business results.
A great believer in harnessing the power of technology for building impactful workforce practices, Sujata enjoys growing a business, advising senior leadership on human capital, and working with them to shape talent strategies that make organisations successful.
Sujata’s approach is to define organizations through the capabilities they possess and require. She has a rich and diverse experience of having worked and led HR in different parts of India, Europe and South-East Asia. In her career spanning over two decades, she has worked closely with senior business leaders to help create key competencies in the organizations around service orientation, changing mindset, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, innovation and efficiency.
Sujata believes that the outcomes of leadership and HR practices are the capabilities that an organization require to deliver value to customers, investors and communities.
Senior Vice President – Sales & Business Development
Greg Sigel is the Senior Vice President, Sales & Business Development, North America with Spire Innovations Inc. Greg has extensive experience in leading global sales, marketing and business development across multiple technology sectors including natural language processing, digital media and software security, and their application in mobile and consumer electronics markets.
As the Vice President, Greg helped lead three businesses to acquisitions, totaling close to $200 million in value – Blackberry acquired Certicom, Nuance Communications acquired Keisense and Irdeto acquired Cloakware. Nuance awarded Greg with the Chairman’s Club Status recognizing his contribution.
Greg has an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.
VP – Business Operations
Shweta is the Vice President of Business Operations at Spire Technologies Inc. In this role she provides a bridge between the strategic vision and operational readiness; program management for strategic initiatives and supports a range of activities including presales, sales operations and critical hiring.
Shweta has over 18 years of experience primarily in the USA in senior roles ranging from Director of IT, Senior Program Manager and Client Manager in healthcare and finance domains. She has expertise in conceptualizing and creating applications. She is a natural at building and enhancing peer level client relationships and ensuring customer success at the C level.
Chief Financial Consultant
Sudheer is Partner at Encube Venture Partners LLP and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 15 years of experience in accounting, M&A and due diligence, structured finance and private equity placements. A results-driven finance professional with analytical and financial skills, Sudheer served as the CFO for Nous Systems in his previous assignment. He has also worked with Microland and Planetasia in various strategic positions.
As a virtual CFO, Sudheer works with the management teams of multiple companies providing them strategic advice and assisting them take bigger strides in their growth paths.
Vice President – Business Development, Americas
Abhijit leads the business development efforts for Spire in North America. He spent over 18 years working with large outsourcing, technology consulting and software product companies during which he has built strategic relationships with leading Fortune 500 companies. He has won several accolades for leading successful sales, presales and delivery teams in North America.
Abhijit is based in Boston and currently focuses on sales support, new client acquisition and strategic partnerships for Spire in the Americas region.