Core Competencies
 

The Fifteen years as a CFO in the Technology sector has given me an in-depth broad based understanding of the technology – finance interface, a determinant of my contribution as a member of the Management Team. I have in-depth exposure to IT / Biotech and Software Development, in terms of both process and activity, Financial and Operations Planning, Budgeting and Cost Effective Implementation. I have been a key member of Fund Raising / Divestment Team in IT / IT Enabled Services Companies, fully aware of the drivers for Funding, Promoter Divestment and Valuation expectations. I also have in depth exposure to both Cost Center and Profit Center operations from a US perspective, Transfer Pricing and Accounting under both Indian and US GAAP scenarios.           

 

  1. Detailed Budgeting, Cost Evaluation and Control as well as target oriented Cost Reduction Strategies for IT and Bio-Tech Operations. Establishing expenditure prioritization matrices to facilitate on-going decision-making.
  2. Operational MIS including Productivity / Resource Utilization / Realization matrices tracking for IT / Bio Tech / BPO Operations. Corporate Down Sizing and Cost Reduction Initiatives maintaining employee morale and corporate relations with all stakeholders.
  3. Management Control and Supervision of the overall Commercial arm of a technology oriented, professionally driven organization, including Revenue and Expense Contracting, Internal Basis Record Keeping, Invoicing / Ordering, Accounting and Collections / Payments.
  4. Complete Secretarial and Legal operational activities including interaction with Statutory bodies like STPI, FIPB, Registrar of Companies and maintenance of Statutory Records and Minutes as well as contract negotiations, review and finalization with customers.
  5. In depth knowledge of Registrations / Approvals / Processes and Operational requirements under the Software Technology Park (STP) / Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Schemes of the Government of India for Export oriented operations in the Information Technology area, including legal and statutory requirements thereof.
  6. Structuring and finalization of long term and short term debt, institutional finance and commercial banking in the Technology area.
  7. Extensive experience in equity funding for IT and the Negotiation / Structuring / Legal and Commercial Due Diligence / Implementation of Investment / Divestment Decisions. Determination and Implementation of Corporate Structural Requirements for Strategic Acquisition and Investment Strategies from both the buyer’s and seller’s perspectives.
  8. Extensive exposure to Intellectual Property Valuation and Information Technology Business Evaluation and Business Planning and Forecasting.
  9. In depth experience of Compensation structuring and implementation options available for Employee Stock Participation Programs for Indian Employees of Companies operating in India.

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