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.
An MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), and a mechanical engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering, Balaraman Jayaraman has more than two decades of experience in the high-tech industry. With the vision of starting a company that would provide both technology and business support services, Bala co-founded Congruent Solutions in 1999.
He has also been evangelizing the benefits of leveraging the Global Delivery Model in technology services business. Based in the Silicon Valley for a few years, he was instrumental in helping companies such as Chips & Technologies, MIPS Computers, and Mylex take their first offshore development initiative. He was part of the core team that set up the offshore development center for Covansys. Bala has been honored by the Times Group with the Pathfinder 2013 Award for his exceptional and innovative contributions to the IT/ITES sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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