The Viteos Leadership and Operations team possesses a deep understanding of the markets, technologies and client needs. Professionals at Viteos focus on flexibility, accuracy and exceeding client expectations. Our operations delivery team is comprised of experienced accountants, management graduates and post-graduates with wide exposure to international capital markets and associated best of breed technology solutions. The global infrastructure at Viteos leverages our highly skilled staff with a time zone advantage to provide a unique operational model with a significant competitive edge.
Before joining VITEOS, Anand was with JPMorganChase for 10+ years, first as a senior technology consultant through Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and then as a Senior IT Associate in the North America Investment Banking technology (equities) division at Delaware, USA. In addition to J.P.Morgan Chase, Anand has worked on technology projects for Tata consultancy services, AT&T and Prudential.
Anand holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering and a Master’s in business administration from Penn State. For the past 20+ years, Anand has focused on strategic technology solutions for the financial marketplace. He has a very strong understanding of the Securities industry, Equities business flows, Trade flow processes, and Fails-management processes, with expertise in back office settlement and clearance processes and mid-office trade/position reconciliation processes.
After moving back to India from the US in 2006, Anand was interested in becoming actively involved in the decision making process at a startup focused on solutions for the financial vertical. VITEOS Fund Services provided Anand with a unique opportunity to setup the technology vertical from a grassroots level. Under his leadership, Viteos Technologies have created the infrastructure and pioneered technologies that have contributed to growth, by providing exceptional straight through processing capabilities.
In addition to driving the Viteos fund services, shadow accounting and middle office technology practices, Viteos technologies are licensable– most notably to the fund services division of one of the leading investment banks in the world, BNP Paribas formerly Credit Suisse PFS. Anand continues to pioneer bold connections in operations technology, creating cutting-edge and innovative platforms to cater to instantaneous financial reporting, transparency, security and scalability.
Hariharan Balakrishnan is VP – Information Technology at Viteos Capital Market Services. He is responsible for Viteos’s technology strategy and plays a critical role in product development. At Viteos his mission is to deliver modern cutting edge responsive applications aimed at mid/back office processes for the Alternate Investment industry clients.
Prior to joining Viteos, Hariharan worked for JP Morgan Chase & Goldman Sachs in various capacities. Before that, he worked for IBM Watson Research Labs as part of their research & development teams. Hariharan holds a MS in Computer Science from Polytechnic School of Engineering, NYU.
K. Ushanas Shatri has 16+ years in managing implementation of enterprise wide solutions in the BFSI domain with a wide range of technologies. He has managed both the creation and execution of mission critical projects for varied clients such as J.P. Morgan, ABN AMRO Asia Equities Ltd, Macquarie Securities Ltd., Schlumberger, Nihon Unisys Limited, and government agencies such as the Ministry of Housing, Insurance Regulatory and the Development Authority.
Because of VITEOS’ explosive growth, they needed a VP of IT who had deep experience with IT, sales, and project management. Ushanas joined VITEOS in 2015, excited to contribute to their growth with his own unique skills and abilities. Having worked with VITEOS in previous projects, he knew the skill level and deep commitment of its employees. He knew he wanted to work in a company where “smart technologists leverage the newest technologies, and have access to management who share, teach and encourage interaction with demanding clients who have a need to excel in business.”
VITEOS is an open environment where technologists are encouraged to present ideas that improve and push boundaries. Like many others at VITEOS, Ushanas values the freedom VITEOS offers its employees. VITEOS doesn’t prevent its people from taking risks when they think there is something worth trying or doing. VITEOS is extremely supportive of its people, and Ushanas feels VITEOS instills a sense of ownership in its technology staff. “If you are interested in creating something new that pushes the boundaries of coding – Viteos is a company that offers you that opportunity.”
Ushanas is opening up several new IT projects to support VITEOS’ growth, replacing existing software solutions with state of the art technology and functionality. As a lifelong learner, his new position as VPIT suits him perfectly.
Shajith is Associate Vice President (AVP) responsible for PROJECT MANAGEMENT, Pre-Sales and Product Implementation at VITEOS. During his 14+ years in the IT industry, he has worked at Wintech Computers, ESP Interactive, Adroit Webtech and at the NSE.IT. While at NSE.IT, Shajith was sourced to work on a hedge fund project for VITEOS (VEDA) and in 2011 moved over to VITEOS full time as a senior project manager.
Shajith joined VITEOS because he saw the opportunity to focus on the techno-functional role in the Financial Services industry - not only would he have the opportunity to expand his skill set, but he could do so in a company that valued his input, challenged him professionally, and supported his ideas.
Upon being hired, Shajith began to build his team, a team that he still works with today as AVP. Shajith says: “VITEOS is a technology driven company, and there are not a lot of firms like us in this industry. You can understand the dynamics of the entire business domain, which is both challenging and exciting. You can see a holistic view, and know that your work can really have an effect and make a difference.”
He goes on to say that working at VITEOS, every one of his team member’s contributions are encouraged and valued: “The organization is transparent, and the Senior Management is accessible. Employees have their say and valued for the work they do. Your voice is heard. And we are lucky to have such high quality of contributors.”
Shajith speaks Hindi, English, and Malayalam and is also adept in:
Finance (capital market, hedge funds )
Functional consultant for transfer agency and allocations
Business planning and strategy, proposition building and management
Pankajkumar has 12+ years of hard-core industry experience in IT, and has been spearheading product development and implementations for clients across the buy side. Pankaj was working for NSE.IT when VITEOS hired him as a module lead in 2008 as part of the VEDA project. In 2012 he moved to VITEOS full-time as a senior project manager.
Pankaj says there are several reasons for his shift. First and foremost, he knew the people of VITEOS well, and enjoyed the work environment. “It is challenging. And because VITEOS is a niche company, I can grasp the domain. Of course every client is very different, but my team understands the functionality and the technology to implement what is needed for each and every client we work with. We are firm believers in the fact that our client’s business is ours, and we are helping them find smarter, faster solutions.”
He also appreciates the accessibility to the management. “I’ve been with VITEOS for over 7 years, and the executive team is approachable. We have the freedom to explore and create new technologies that I just haven’t found in companies I worked for previously.”
Even though his education was in technology, Pankaj is very adept at the functionality of the software he has developed. He knows how business works, what businesses need, and can quickly adapt tech functionality.
He has: Lead the development, design and implementation of internet/intranet applications
Coordinated with IT heads and others to design database structure, warehousing and security concerns
Implemented and maintained administration of SQL Server
Completed documentation of operations, projects and system analysis
An Industry understanding of clients to evaluate and suggesting technologies depending on client’s needs
Managed a team of over 6 database specialists and software developers
Sarana Basappa has 11+ years experience in design and development in Capital Markets, Finance, Manufacturing and HR. He is a skilled team manager, with proven abilities integrating cross-functional teams to maximize their operational efficiency.
Sarana was working for Tavari Software in the manufacturing and construction domain when the opportunity to work with VITEOS became available. Sarana was interested in working in financial/capital markets as he saw more opportunity for growth and the capacity to continue to expand his skills.
He was hired on as a systems analyst, then quickly was promoted to senior systems analyst, module leader/assistant manager, and then project manager, the title he holds today. While it was the industry and size of VITEOS that first interested him, he says that what he most enjoys about VITEOS is that the whole company works as a team; “VITEOS absolutely supports us in every way to develop our skills. They give us exposure to the areas we are interested in developing, and the management is very supportive. I know that I can access the most senior staff and that they are here to help us.
The level of loyalty VITEOS employees have is comendable. Sarana explains it this way, “Its not companies that people leave, it’s the management. And here at VITEOS we have great managers and executive staff. So people just don’t leave. We have a very loyal culture here. When Sarana is not working, he spends his down time with his family.
Sridhar Nagaraj was an early employee at VITEOS, joining the company in 2007 as an IT Manager. He has been promoted through the years and now is one of Viteos’ AVPs.
He transitioned from Omega Healthcare to Viteos because he was attracted by the challenges offered. Even though Omega was a bigger company, by joining Viteos, he had the opportunity to build an entire infrastructure (Team, Servers, Networking etc.) from scratch. This permitted him the opportunity to evaluate and improve himself on his technical and leadership skills.
It is Viteos’ work culture that continues to inspire him. The Principals are open to different ideas, role clarity and the independence to use those ideas. Management is supportive, sharing, teaching and even encouraging interaction with demanding clients who have a need to excel in business. Sridhar enjoys working with smart technologists leveraging the newest technologies, in an open environment where technologists are encouraged to present ideas that improve and push boundaries.
Sridhar brings a unique set of skills to Viteos:
His primary role includes conceptualizing, planning, implementing and managing large networks/setups. He has been successful in planning the processes and procedures improving the overall Compliance/Security structure of Viteos. When not working, Sridhar likes to spend time reading, watching movies, at the gym and is involved in motorsports