Kannan provides strategic direction, builds executive level relationship with Clients and mentors the CEO and senior management teams of Clayfin. Kannan is an investor and was the first CEO of Clayfin from its formation in 2009. He has been in senior business and operational roles with Fortune 500 companies. He was the founding CEO of GE Capital, India’s Consumer and Auto Finance Joint Ventures and later moved into other senior global sales and marketing positions with GE Capital USA. After his stint at GE, he took on entrepreneurial roles with early stage and mid-market businesses as President of Scandent Solutions, North America and President and CEO of Aegis Communications Group Inc. He has also contributed to many companies including Bank of America, American Express and Pond’s in management roles. He is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys building businesses with a clear edge in the markets they choose to serve. He has a B. Tech from IIT, Chennai and MBA from IIM, Calcutta. When he is not consumed by his business interests, Kannan likes working out, reading and enjoying his time with his family. He lives in Massachusetts, United States.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO at Clayfin, Rajesh Narasimha leads the management team in building functional capability and sales momentum to achieve profitable growth. Rajesh joined Clayfin, in April 2015, as the Chief Sales Officer, to expand and lead the Sales, Marketing and Solutioning teams. He focused on understanding client expectations and aligned the sales and account management processes to achieve balanced outcomes for customers and Clayfin business. He has spent more than 2 decades with leading technology providers and software product companies. Prior to joining Clayfin he was part of SunTec leadership team and had successfully grown the business, with marquee client acquisitions, across different regions globally which included – Asia Pacific, South Africa, Middle East and North America.
Chief Innovation Officer
Karthik has over 22 years of techno-commercial experience in the IT industry. As Chief Innovation Officer, his responsibilities span across strategic technology initiatives, new product research, program design, product management and development to position Clayfin as a FinTech Innovator. In his previous role at Clayfin, he was the COO & Head Engineering and provided leadership to Customer Success & Solution Innovation Center.
Before joining Clayfin, Karthik held several key positions in Deutsche Bank, Singapore where he pioneered design and development of the Electronic Banking Software db-direct in both Client-Server and Web-based Internet Architectures. He started his career at TCS, India and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.
VP – Operations
Dhamodharan (Dhamu) holds a MCA degree and comes with strong operational expertise of 15+ years of experience in the Banking Technology domain. He is part of the leadership team, with responsibility for overall operations and customer engagement. Dhamu was previously employed with Bank Muscat International – Bahrain and has had stints with Bank Muscat – Oman, Cognizant and Laser soft. In his free time he loves playing cricket.
VP – Product Management
Padmanabhan ( Paddy) manages Product, Pre Sales and Marketing for Clayfin. He has more than two decades of experience with the Fintech and Banking industries. Pady has worked with large banks, like ICICI and Yes Bank in Payments Domain, and spent almost a decade catering to digital transformation in financial institutions at scale. Padmanabhan is keenly interested and fascinated by latest trends in banking and would like to ensure that these innovations benefit customers at the grass roots. Pady is also an award winning photographer who has published his photos in many reputed media groups, including National Geographic.
Head – Employee
Engagement & Partnerships
Srikanth, has over 2 decades of experience in the Information Technology space across Banking, Retail, Insurance, Health care & Manufacturing domains. He has been with Clayfin since inception handling customer relationships in India, MEA, Singapore and in the US. He handled various roles in his career including Sales & Account Management, Project Delivery & Product Implementation, Heading Pre-Sales & Pricing, Leading Tele-calling & Sales support, Quality Management. He is currently building the Strategic Business Unit for Reliance Jio ensuring customer success through resourcing & project implementations. Prior to joining Clayfin, he was a DBA, heading Implementation & Maintenance of ERP systems for a leading manufacturing house at Chennai, India. He is a certified Project Manager (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI) USA and holds a MBA in International Trade. He is also certified by Roger S Pressman Associates (RSPA) on SDLC methodologies and trained in Agile methodologies.