Prashanth Balakrishna

Leadership
Prashanth Balakrishna

Prashanth is responsible for delivery IT solutions and services to Opteamix global clients, building the Analytics Practice and strengthening the Analyst Centre of Excellence (ACE). He has over 18 years of IT services delivery and consulting experience with leading global organizations. He is a big proponent of using Centers of Excellence model to build technical and delivery competencies and has experience setting up centers of excellence for Analytics, Business Analysis, Software Development and QA in his previous engagements.

Prashanth has held leadership roles at Target, a Fortune 50 retail organization and has extensive IT consulting, program delivery and change management experience with Keane (now NTT Data) a global IT services firm. During his career he has worked extensively with senior management in business and IT across USA and Europe and managed globally distributed teams to deliver multi-year enterprise transformational programs in Retail, Financial Services, Telecom and Manufacturing domains.

Prashanth holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from University of Mysore and is MBA from S.P Jain Institute of Management & Research.

Anna Hadzi

Anna Hadzi

Anna Hadzi

Anna is a Senior Finance professional with 20+ years of experience in the BFSI sector. She is skilled in business process optimization, driving efficiency and optimizing operational cost. She is currently VP- Operations at Opteamix, a US-based global technology organization, that finds its higher purpose in 'Simplifying Greatness' by providing its clients with future-ready innovative solutions to co-create a brighter tomorrow.

Being a stickler for establishing watertight procedural standards, Anna believes a company's greatness can be achieved through focusing on the intricacies of each process. Her primary responsibility lies in ensuring seamless operational delivery to the organization, through planning, oversight, and management of administrative functions. She handles all financial activities at Opteamix including P&L management, Forecasting, Variance analysis, Accounting (US GAAP/Indian GAAP), Compliance, and Internal controls. Additionally, she is also responsible for managing the US operations, including finance, admin, and HR for Opteamix.

Her background and experience as a successful Finance and Accounting professional has contributed to establishing best practices and improving financial efficiency at Opteamix.
Anna has a BFA degree from the University of Colorado at Denver and a Diploma in Finance from the Institute of Bankers - South Africa.

Vinay Narayana Swamy

Vinay Narayana Swamy

Vinay Narayana Swamy is responsible for marketing and business solutions at Opteamix. He is responsible for designing and executing marketing strategies and go-to-market initiatives. Additionally, he works closely with the sales and delivery teams on delivering business solutions to our clients. Vinay has prior expertise in Banking, Financial Services, and e-Commerce domains. His past roles have given him rich and diverse experience in the areas of marketing, transition and migration, business analysis, solution design, and market research.

Prior to Opteamix, Vinay was with CIBER, where he established a global pre-sales support and market research team. Vinay has worked in critical positions with Siemens, Infosys, and Thomson Reuters.

Vinay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, an MBA in Marketing from University of Mysore, and a Certificate in Finance from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI).

Shrinivas Ramanujan

Shrinivas Ramanujan

Shrinivas Ramanujam - affectionately known as Rama, is a highly motivated, self-directed professional with more than 20 years of experience successfully leading and managing a high-performance team that ensures exceptional service delivery through efficient implementation of technology and process.

Rama currently serves as Senior VP - Delivery at Opteamix, a global technology firm that has its roots in Simplifying Greatness. He strongly believes that greatness can be achieved by ensuring client delight and the organization's success by simply developing a consciousness towards time and quality. His demonstrated business relationship skills, knowledge of the business process and the ability to develop and execute strategy into robust business applications have made him an integral part of operations at Opteamix.

Prior to Opteamix, Rama was a Delivery Director with CIBER, where he played a pivotal role in managing their West Coast clients in the US, as well as establishing agile methodology as part of IT service delivery. Earlier in his career, Rama worked with companies such as Wipro, Siemens, Hexaware, and Aptech in critical roles.

Rama is a Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Practitioner, and Agile Practice Lead. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (Raipur, India) and an MBA degree from TAPMI - TA Pai Management Institute (Manipal, India).

Niyogi Krishnappa

Niyogi Krishnappa

Niyogi is an energetic go-getter, with 18 years of experience in the IT industry and in client servicing. He has successfully led and driven global sales cycles for complex, long-term IT deals with multi-disciplinary distributed teams. His key strengths include strategy, IT sales, business planning and execution, and managing client relationships at the CXO level.

As Senior VP - Client Services at Opteamix, Niyogi is responsible for Client acquisition, Client relationship management, and Business development. He is a major proponent of the company's higher purpose 'Simplifying Greatness', and strongly believes that great results can be achieved by actively engaging his team members and giving each team member the tools, training, and resources needed to succeed and perform to their fullest potential. Prior to Opteamix, Niyogi served as Senior Vice President of Client Services at CIBER, following the acquisition of Iteamic, a company he co-founded in 2003, and for which he served as a Senior Partner.

Niyogi has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Mysore and has undergone an Executive Management Program from the Indian School of Business - Hyderabad.

Specialties - Certified RPA Specialist | PMP | CSM | IBM Certified AS/400 Specialist | Sun Certified for Java

Walt Carper

Walt Carper

Walt brings with him the strategic vision, experience and mature judgment gained from his 20 years of leading complex Information Technology programs for multinational companies - with a particular focus on Digital Workforce, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Global Business Services (GBS). His greatest strength lies in leveraging his prowess in technology to turn customer challenges into success stories.

Walt is currently the Senior Vice President of Delivery at Opteamix - a Global Technology firm focused on Simplifying Greatness through delivering innovative solutions. He is responsible for delivery organization in North America and drives Opteamix's global practices and capabilities, providing local accountability and seamless integration of services.

Prior to his tenure at Opteamix, Walt served as Vice President - IT for Maximus Inc., one of America's largest health and human services provider, in addition to operational leadership positions in firms across North America including Microsoft, NASDAQ, Turner Broadcasting, TIAA-CREF and Ernst & Young, to name a few.

Walt holds a Masters in Systems Engineering from John Hopkins University and has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) and has a certification from ITIL Foundation on Information Infrastructure.