PayMate Founders & Management Team

Leadership

 

Ajay Adiseshann

Founder & CEO

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.

 

Ashutosh Verma

VP - Product Management

Ashutosh has over 20 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 (Times Internet Limited), Reuters Market Light (Thomson Reuters), Onmobile Global, Comviva and Vodafone. Ashutosh loves listening to music and spends his free time with his kids.

 

Mangesh Kulkarni

VP - Engineering

Mangesh has over 17 years of experience in engineering, architecture, product management and delivery management. He has built and led a number of cross functional and cross national teams. Before joining PayMate, he served as CTO of Decimal Factory UK, My Mobile Payments Ltd., and Realteam Systems. Previously he held increasing levels of responsiblity as a programmer and project lead. Mangesh is an avid music fan.

 

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.

 

Nanda Harish

VP - Legal and Company Secretary

Nanda Harish has 20 years of in-house experience in legal, regulatory and corporate governance in MNCs such as PayPal, Randstad, Castrol, and Siemens. As the Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary; Nanda’s core areas include strategic legal, regulatory advisory and framework, business compliance and ethics & international mergers and acquisitions. Armed with a law degree from Government Law College, Mumbai and Fellow Company Secretary of ICSI, New Delhi; Nanda has a history of successfully delivering innovative legal solutions and is a successful collaborative business partner. In her free time, she associates herself with non-profits in the rehabilitation of destitute.

 

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.

 

Ashwin Shenoy

Vice President Sales – CEMEA

Ashwin has over 12 years of experience in the BFSI domain, with stints in ICICI Bank Ltd, Datamatics Business Solutions & Manipal Technologies Limited. In his last role with Manipal Tech, he spearheaded the Technology Sales portfolio spanning Digital Banking, Enterprise Fraud & Risk Management, Payment Systems & Financial Inclusion services. He is a Post Graduate in Marketing from T.A.Pai Management Institute & his experience covers institutional sales, building relationships at the CX levels and growing business portfolios from scratch. Ashwin is a gourmand, loves playing cricket and traveling.

 

Nilesh Dadpe

Vice President Sales – India

Nilesh has 16+ years of experience into setting up of sales verticals and businesses. His core expertise lies in team handling, acquisition & servicing MSME & enterprise business, partner / channel management, and relationship management. Prior to PayMate, he has established and led retail acquisition and enterprise digital strategy business for IndiaMART InterMESH Ltd along with past experience of setting up credit rating business for SMERA Ratings Ltd (Dun&Bradstreet-SIDBI). In the past, Nilesh has been a part of GE Capital and Kotak Mahindra Auto Finance establishing their secured and unsecured lending business across Mumbai. He is a Management Graduate from Mumbai University with Marketing and Finance being his core subjects. Other than being an ardent cricket lover, Nilesh likes to indulge in singing and music, along being associated with a few social causes.