Board of Directors
Stephen Canter is the Managing Director for Zephyr Management, L.P., New York. Mr. Canter is an AB from Cornell University and MBA from Columbia Business School. He brings with him over 35 years of experience and has been associated with companies such as Dreyfus Corporation (Chairman and CEO), Mellon Financial Corporation (Vice Chairman), Kleinwort Benson Investment Management Americas and Mitchell Hutchins Institutional Investments and Chase Investors Management Corp to mention a few.
Mukul Gulati is the Managing Director of Zephyr Peacock India Fund. Mr. Gulati is an MBA with honors from the Columbia Business School. He holds a commerce degree from the University of Maryland, where he was a Dean’s Scholar at the Department of Economics. He brings over 10 years’ of rich experience in US equity markets and has been associated with corporations like Multex, Reuters Market guide (pioneer in the area of financial publishing on the internet) and is also one of the founders of equity research product widely used by institutional investors.
Mukund Krishnaswami is the Managing Partner for Lighthouse Funds. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Wharton. Mr. Krishnaswami was previously associated with the Private Equity division of Lehman Brothers in New York, where he completed direct equity investments with aggregate transaction values of approximately $1.5 billion. He also serves on the Boards of SAI Investments, Mon Cheri Bridals and RCG Management.
Deepak Ghaisas is the Chairman of Gencoval Strategic Services (P) Ltd., where he leads strategy development, visioning and conceptualization of breakthrough business models in Biotechnology. Prior to founding Gencoval, he was one of the founding members of i-flex Solutions Ltd. (now Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd.) and also served as the CFO of their global operations in 1993. He took on the mantle of CEO (India) and also became the Vice Chairman of the Company.
Mr. Ghaisas’ expertise includes business management and management accounting; techno-legal-commercial areas in information technology, risk management, corporate governance, legal affairs and contract negotiations. He was awarded the CFO Asia Award in 2001, the first ever Indian to win the award.
NRK Raman is the former MD & CEO of Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. (OFSS). He retired in October 2010 after 25 distinguished years with OFSS (formerly i-flex Solutions Ltd.). Prior to assuming charge as MD & CEO at i-flex, he was the COO responsible for the development strategy and global delivery of the company’s products and services divisions from 2004 to 2007. Earlier, as Sr. Vice President, Global Sales, he was responsible for the entire sales operations across five regions. Mr. Raman holds a Master’s degree in Physics with a specialization in Electronics. He is also a certified Citicorp Finance Professional.
Milan Ganatra, Chief Executive Officer
Milan is a first generation entrepreneur with over two decades of hands-on experience in the financial services space. His deep domain knowledge in Wealth and Asset management and wide experience in using technology in investment management has helped the company become the #1 private banking solution provider today.
He has played a pivotal role in bringing automated and digitized tools such as Robo advisory to the investment management sector. His expertise in product, operations, technology, and sales and marketing management, has led Miles Software to becoming the leader in the wealth and asset management space globally. He is considered a thought leader in the financial services space and has successfully enforced the corporate vision into strategic intent. Milan is a member of the Advocacy & Knowledge Management Committee for the Indian Institute of Alternate Investments funds.
Manoj Kulkarni, COO & Executive Director- India and MEA
Manoj comes with over 26 years of experience in diverse functions ranging from Large Program Management to Risk & Compliance and PMO. With over two decades of experience in Banking and Finance, Manoj has the expertise to handle large projects and accounts in Investment Banking / Capital Markets, Corporate and Retail Banking. In his previous role, he was the Global Delivery Head for large MNC accounts, and responsible for Customer Relationship, Solutions & Operations and managing a large global distributed delivery team of 1500+ professionals. He has sound technical skills in Oracle technologies, C, C++ & Mainframes. He is a B.E. in Computer Science. His last assignment was with Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. as Global Delivery Head.
Sandeep Lalwani, Executive Director – Europe and APAC
Sandeep heads a number of strategic initiatives for Miles. He is a financial services professional with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He commenced his career with Arthur Andersen’s fastest growing practice in India in the mid-eighties and has gone on to work on projects and advisory services with leading financial institutions like Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, H&R Block to name a few. Having worked in over 45 countries, Sandeep has contributed significantly in Miles foray into the Global Markets. Since 2006 Sandeep has been closely associated with the growing Asset and Investment Management Firms in India, Mauritius, UK and now Philippines. His expertise covers the technology and operational needs of these firms and has been a keen proponent of the use of technology solutions to provide customer with insights into adviser and portfolio performance.
Dhawal Kamath, South East Asia Business
Dhawal is the founding member at Miles Software. He comes with about 25 years of experience in Software Planning and Development, System Analysis and System Design. He has played significant roles in Delivery, Pre-sales and Product Development and brings a 360° view to solutioning and delivery. He has very strong delivery experience in managing large project deployments across geographically dispersed teams. He is adept at strategy development of new products or upgrading existing products following a thorough product development life cycle methodology. He has been a key player in conceptualizing, analyzing and designing MoneyWare suite of solutions, Miles’ flagship product.
Hemanshu Siria, India Business
Hemanshu is one of the founding members of Miles, along with Milan and Dhawal. He heads client services for the company across geographies. He is responsible for managing client experience post implementation and ensuring that all SLAs are met with the same quality and speed of service. Prior to this, Hemanshu was leading the development and implementation function within Miles and was instrumental in building a robust MoneyWare product suite. Hemanshu has over 15 years of experience in development, production support and management experience. He is passionate about technology and is involved in researching and creating the learning architecture for the organization.
Rakesh Sakaria, Chief Financial Officer
Rakesh is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has more than 19 years of experience in finance, controlling, legal, MIS, management, treasury management, taxation, ERP and corporate advisory. He has worked with large and leading organizations such as Essar, Birla Group, McDonalds, BASF and Tata. At Miles, apart from the finance function, he handles administration, provides business support, deals with international clients, private equity investors, manages subsidiary companies and receivables.