Congruent Solutions is led by a strong team that encourages individuality and promotes ownership in all employees of the Company. It takes a great deal of pride in tapping into every opportunity at every circumstance to help our enterprise grow from strength to strength. Our leaders have progressively augmented the Congruent brand and have made it what it is today.
Arun Sarathi is the Managing Director and CEO of Sargam Metals. A graduate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, a former Round Tabler and Rotarian, he is a member of the Aluminum Association of India, the Institute of Indian Foundrymen, and the Bombay Metal Exchange.
Arun’s family owns and runs one of India’s leading English newspapers – The Hindu.
Balakrishnan, CEO-India at an Anglo-American PLC, is responsible for strategy and business development for the group in India. He has over 41 years of experience in the metals and mining industry.
He has held leadership positions in Hindustan Motors’ earthmoving equipment division (now a Caterpillar Licensee operation), Kirloskar Electric Co., and Aditya Birla Group.
Bala has over three decades of experience in the high-tech industry. As a Co-Founder and President of Congruent Solutions since 1999, he has steered Congruent through diversification and growth to emerge as one of the pioneers in the retirement technology solutions and outsourced retirement administration services. Congruent also launched CORE Retirement Solutions, a suite of Enterprise Technology Solutions for Pension Providers in the US.
He is a Charter Member and a past member of the Governing Council of TiE, Chennai, and an active Rotarian. He is a member of the Regional Council of NASSCOM and is currently the President of the IIM Calcutta Alumni Association Chennai Chapter. He is on the Board of Trustees of Relief Foundation, an NGO focused on transforming education to the underprivileged children.
Bala received the Pathfinder 2013 award from The Economic Times, recognizing his contribution to the IT & ITES industry
He is a visiting faculty at the Department of Management Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is regularly invited to offer guest lectures and workshops at Great Lakes Institute of Management and his alma mater, IIM Calcutta.
Bala has a Master’s from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.
Krishna is founding partner of Fulcrum. He has been responsible for the investments under the brand since 2000. He turned investor immediately after his graduation heading his family office first and subsequently Fulcrum as a PE manager.
Over the last 16 years he has invested into Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Real Estate, Agriculture, and Information Technology. His family office investments (Fund I) have generated a stellar return of 18x of which 7x the capital invested has been returned in cash.
Krishna sits on the board of leading companies such as Curatio, Richfeel and Shield amongst many others. He is a member of Chennai Angels and TIE. Krishna holds an MBA from XIMB.
Jagannathan is Managing Director at Fourth Dimension Technologies, a leading IT Infrastructure solution provider in India. Prior to starting Fourth Dimension, he was instrumental in setting up India’s first manufacturing plant for dot matrix printers in 1987. He is an active member of TiE, an organization that fosters entrepreneurship.
He also mentors students on new ventures and is a regular speaker at some of the management institutes in Chennai. Jagannathan, an electrical engineer, is a management graduate from IIM, a premier business school in India. As an active Rotarian, he has been involved in community service activities, such as care for the aged, polio eradication, and education scholarships for the needy.
Chandrasekaran has 28 years’ experience in software development and Business Process Outsourcing. Known for his expertise in setting up large Offshore Development Centers (ODC), he has enabled Congruent to be one of the early companies to be ISO: 9001 certified for software development services. He has been advising the Company on all key initiatives supporting our business strategy, including CORE-DC development.
As part of the core team, he managed two acquisitions in the US and the consequent merger of the business operations. An industrial engineer from the College of Engineering, Chennai, he also co-founded SecovaeServices, India’s first HR-BPO company to be ISO: 27001 certified, and plays the role of a full-time Chief Technology Officer there.
Lucas Soucy has over 17 years of Operations and Plan Administration experience in the retirement services industry. During his career, Lucas’s responsibilities have included establishing and managing operations centers, consulting on process efficiencies, understanding client needs, plan implementations, transition strategies and relationship management.
Lucas joined Congruent Solutions in 2005 to help set up a back office delivery center for retirement services that focused on providing service providers support for transaction based processing as well as compliance testing, 5500 preparation and everything in between. Lucas Soucy has over 17 years of Operations and Plan Administration experience in the retirement services industry. During his career, Lucas’s responsibilities have included establishing and managing operations centers, consulting on process efficiencies, understanding client needs, plan implementations, transition strategies and relationship management.
Today, Lucas runs the Retirement Services Division and is responsible for all back-office operations onshore and offshore. He has also provided guidance and oversight to the development of Congruent’s own recordkeeping platform, COREDC, which was launched recently. He is a board member of The SPARK Institute.
Prior to joining Congruent, he spent his career at several service provider organizations like GoldK, Inc., Boston Financial Data Services and Trustar Retirement Services, managing operations teams, providing customer support, managing implementations and conversions, and establishing reporting mechanisms. His career started in transaction processing in Operations which has served as the foundation of his career.
Katherine spent thirteen of her twenty years in the Retirement services industry at SunGard (now FIS). She was the National Account Manager for the SunGard Wealth and Retirement Division.
Katherine provided relationship management and sales to the TPA and Recordkeeping clients on a national level selling the SGN NSCC trading platform, Relius, and the Wealthstation products. Prior to Congruent, she was the Director of Business Development at CMC Interactive, leading the business development efforts to expand advisors and CPAs customer base.
Sathiyan has over 12 years of experience in the Retirement and Financial Services verticals. During his career, Sathiyan’s responsibilities have included setting up new operations, transitions management, project management, client engagement, six sigma (quality assurance, metrics), leading large teams, delivery, and managing the profitability of a business unit.
Sathiyan has been with Congruent Solutions since 2004, leading back-office operations in the areas of Retirement, Financial and Insurance Services. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Financial Management. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional.
Sagar started his career with CSC as part of their Insurance vertical, where he was part of their legacy system modernization team. He joined Congruent in the year 2011 as one of the first members of the Requirements team.
He is ASPPA certified for the QKA credential, has a thorough understanding of the Retirement domain and has been a part of multiple successful product implementations.
His responsibilities include Product Roadmap and Direction, Pre-sales, Product Demonstrations, Relationship Management and Product Implementations.
He is currently the Product Owner for the CORE suite of products. He holds a Management degree from Great Lakes Institute of Management. He is an avid wildlife enthusiast, trekker and biker.
Subha Kumar has over two decades of experience in the financial services and IT sector. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, she is also a certified lead assessor for carrying out ISO audits. Subha was responsible for drafting the process manuals detailing hire purchase and lease policies and practices at a non-banking financial company (NBFC).She has also headed the fixed deposit team in a leading NBFC and has handled accounting and finance functions as well as property related affairs of their associates.
She was instrumental in migrating their erstwhile FD system to a new platform in 1999-2000. She has also played the role of CFO at another NBFC.
Subha has been on the panel of arbitrators of a private sector bank for over fifteen years now, and rendered services by resolving disputes between the bank and the customers amicably, and in the process hastened recoveries on their NPA accounts by mediating between the parties.
At Congruent, she manages the company budgets and steers its financial performance, besides championing the cause of Information Security. She has helped secure relevant IP protection for Congruent’s suite of products and services. She is responsible for finance, MIS, audit, legal, contractual, Information Security and statutory compliances functions at Congruent.
A BSc (honors) graduate from Delhi University, Mohan has 30 years of experience managing the sales operations of Indian hardware and IT services companies across global markets in his stints with companies such as HCL, ICIM, and Sify. In the late 1990s, he was amongst the few who recognized the nascent Indian IT services industry’s potential to grow rapidly and ventured into the European market to bag several offshore projects.
His clientele has been in the financial services, retail, and telecom sectors. He started Congruent’s UK operations in 2009 and has since expanded our client base to include Fortune 100 customers.
As head of development at Congruent Solutions, Arvind is responsible for the development and implementation of the CORE suite of solutions for the retirement plan industry. Technology direction, Product design, Implementation and Production Support are managed by him.
He has over 30 years of experience in the area of Software development and maintenance. He has lead verticals of more than 3000 members and managing P&L on a revenue base of over 100 Million USD. He has worked with various Fortune 100 clients to establish offshore development & support center for application delivery.
Over the years, Arvind has been leading product development and implementation of Treasury Systems, Mutual Fund Management, Online Trading, Equity Lending and Borrowing, Cash Management, Card Management, and Employee Benefits Administration Systems. These products were developed from conception and implemented in various large institutions.
Muthumala S (Mala) is Head of Human Resources for Congruent. She leads all aspects of people management and company culture, including attracting world-class, diverse talent and developing a future-ready workforce.
Mala has over 20 years of HR leadership experience in Manufacturing, FMCG, IT, and ITES industries. She has led the transformation of HR into a strategic partner, facilitated organization-wide transformation and capability development, and was instrumental in building a strong talent pool through a series of leadership development initiatives.
She topped the University in her Master’s in Social Work, which she pursued after completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration.
She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from the International Coach Federation and an Executive Coach for Mid and Senior level management. She has provided more than 3000 hours of coaching as part of Internal coaching, External coaching, and Social Change. Her area of expertise includes developmental coaching for building high-performance leaders and teams. She plays an instrumental role in enabling managers as coaches.
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