Management Team

 

Ajay Adiseshann

Founder and Managing Director

Ajay is a serial entrepreneur with experience in building and leading successful technology companies. Prior to PayMate, he founded and grew Coruscant Tec, an early leader in mobile content that was sold to Mukta Arts (BSE:532357, NSE:MUKTAARTS). Before that he founded and led Webresource, a web development company. Ajay also invests in tech startups and serves as a mentor and advisor to a number of technology entrepreneurs in India. An avid runner, he is also a big fan of Indie music which he listens to on his favourite app-NPR music. You can follow Ajay on Twitter @aj_meister

 

Ravi Vishvanathan

Chief Financial Officer

Ravi is a certified Chartered Accountant and also a qualified Cost Accountant. Prior to PayMate, Ravi built his own consultancy practice that focused on helping technology and financial services companies. Before that he worked at A F Ferguson & Co, a leading accounting firm, and consulted on corporate, strategic, financial and legal issues to some of the biggest businesses in India. Ravi is a sports buff who loves distance running and playing soccer.

 

Dhruv Singh

Chief Operating Officer

Dhruv has extensive background in developing and implementing business strategy, building new markets, assembling teams, and leading revenue generation efforts at both large technology companies and startups. He has worked for and consulted with leading technology and financial services companies including AMD, ATI Technologies, 3Dlabs, Creative Labs, and Nexus (an exclusive IBM partner). Dhruv is an avid reader, cyclist, and a passionate sports fan who follows cricket with as much vigor as he follows baseball and American football

 

Probir Roy

Co-Founder

Probir has over 20 years of experience in technology, operations, strategy and leadership roles in diverse technology related industries. He has held senior positions in International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Atomic Energy, India, Newscorp's Star TV India and EuroRSCG interactive before getting bit by the entrepreneurial bug in Webresource and Coruscant tec, prior to PayMate. Probir likes to write and his articles have been published in various leading publications like Business Standard and Economic Times.

 

Mahesh Sharma

VP - Information Systems and Security

Mahesh has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry and over 15 years in IT management. His experience includes IT Operations management, developing and implementing IT policies and procedures, compliance, risk assessment and management, all aspects of security, third party vendor management, and team building. Prior to PayMate he worked at IBM Global Services as Head IT. He has also worked at ENRON, VFS, Escotel Mobile Communications Ltd. Mahesh loves to play and follow cricket.

 

Hozefa Muchhala

VP - Software Engineering

Hozefa has a deep background in software engineering and program management. He has built and led cross-functional teams that have engineered pioneering products and services in the banking, financial services, payments, telecom, and mobile industry. Prior to joining PayMate as one of the first employees, he worked as an independent software developer, building advanced solutions in the payments and telecom industry. Hozefa is passionate about his eclectic interest in music.

 

Sadanand Moily

VP - Compliance and Risk

Sadanand heads compliance and risk at PayMate. With a deep understanding of financial models, risk assessment, regulatory requirements, and a keen eye for detail, Sadanand keeps a watchful eye on our business. A Chartered Accountant by training, he has 10+ years of experience in various industries, including 8 years in financial services and technology. Sadanand follows Cricket and Formula One Racing with a passion.

 

Ashutosh Verma

AVP - Product Management

Ashutosh has over 17 years of experience in leading products across Mobile, Telecom, Digital Media and Online Platforms. He has led cross-functional teams and his experience includes product management, business development, strategic alliances, customer acquisition & retention. Previously, he was instrumental in launching new products and initiatives at Gaana.com, Reuters Market Light, Onmobile Global, Comviva and Vodafone. Ashutosh loves listening to music and spends his free time with his kids.