Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Vivek Mannige is the Chairman and Managing Director of AccelTree Software. AccelTree Software specializes in mobile solutions for insurance with focus on point-of-sales solutions that increase sales productivity using tablets. Vivek, having spent over 40 years in software, now spends most of his time as an “evangelist for mobile solutions in insurance” having spoken at various conferences covering insurance in Asia.
Vivek received his engineering degree from IIT Kanpur after which he worked with a Tata company for 14 years during which he built India’s first packaged software product called TurboAnalyst that was introduced in 1988. After two years of consulting in the area of enterprise resource planning systems, he co-founded Indus Software, a company that till today is a leader in retail lending solutions that are used in over 20 countries. He ran Indus Software for 12 years.
In 2002, he took the decision to step down from his position in Indus Software and move into the area of mobility software. Hence, AccelTree Software was formed. Having identified mobile phones as a powerful information tool as early as in 2005, he produced a Mobile Enterprise Application Platform that would significantly reduce the complexity of building and deploying mobile solutions for enterprises.
Over the years, he has led his companies to be recognized as innovators in the software industry. In 1997, he introduced the world’s first internet based loan processing system at an exhibition in Orlando. In 2005, his innovation in mobile frameworks was recognized by NASSCOM in India and later on in the same year he was invited to China for an international conference on rural banking and spoke of the “Use of Cell Phones in Micro Finance”. He has lectured at various forums on mobile solutions including those organized by NASSCOM, Nokia, BlackBerry and FICCI.
In 2010, he led a team that introduced one of the first tablet-based mobile solutions for life insurance sales, that covered the entire life cycle of selling insurance. Over the last 7 years, under his leadership the Technology Stack has grown to include StallionTM, a device side framework for AccelTree’s digital solutions and NUGGETTM, an instant underwriting tool for tablets that can be configured based on existing rules developed by underwriters.
Shanth brings enormous experience to her role as Promoter and Executive Director at AccelTree. Overseeing AccelTree's sales, finance, and administration functions, Shanth's background and experience make her highly qualified to lead the Company's strategy in the delivery of Software products and solutions for customers. Her role and responsiblities include developing the company's sales strategies, managing the entire infrastructure for AccelTree, designing and implementing robust policies, internal controls and instituting a financial discipline for product development and deployment. Shanth has over 30 years of experience and holds a Master's degree in Science.
President - Sales, Marketing & Operations
Yogesh Deshpande joined AccelTree in 2005 and held the position of Vice President, Business Applications, for six years. After a two-year sabbatical, when he ran Indian ODC for a U.S. based start-up company in video streaming domain, he re-joined AccelTree as Head – Operations in 2013. He brings in 28 years of hands on experience in the Software and Industrial automation field. He has rich experience in delivering large multi-location projects for international customers. Prior to 2005 he worked at Concept India in a techno-commercial role, before which he worked for several years at Selectica Pvt.Ltd, a leading configurator company. Yogesh holds a degree from the College of Engineering, Pune.
Senior Vice President - North America Operations
Chetan manages AccelTree's operations in North America from Toronto, Canada as the Senior Vice President. Prior to joining AccelTree, Chetan spent over 7 years as a senior analyst of business competitiveness in the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Trade in Toronto, Canada, and has provided expert advice and consultations for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of industry sectors/clusters on best practices, strategic growth, financing, exports, and participation in global value chains. An industrial economist by training, Chetan has also taught Micro Economics, Game Theory and the Economic Analysis of Law at Rutgers University in the US. He has an MS in Game Theory and Industrial Organisation from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA, and an MA in Industrial Economics and Financial Economics from the Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India.
Senior Vice President - North America Operations
Sunita who plays a role of HR head, is another dynamic personality, who with a smile on her face manages the most important asset of company, ‘Employees’ with utmost care & assertiveness.
Sunita has completed her Masters in Personnel Management & has an experience of 23 years in the Human Resource Field. She has handled various facets of HR i.e. Recruitment, Learning & Development & Employee Engagement. In her previous stint with Indus Software Technologies Pvt. Ltd., she was a key contributor in growing the company from a 40 member team to a 900 member organisation.
She is also involved in various Corporate Social Responsibility events.
Sunita is designated as Vice President – HR and heads our HR, Resourcing and Admin function.
After a very satisfying and professionally fulfilling 35-years senior executive career, Raj recently stepped down from his corporate executive roles to pursue his many interests and newer passions in consulting, CXO advisory & coaching besides academics.
In his last role, Raj was the Chief Executive of Indus Software, a leading Financial Services focused software product company. As part of the RSystems Group, he was also the Executive Director and key member of the Board of the public company for nearly a decade, having led the company through its IPO in its early stages of growth.
He was previously Vice-President, CIO and Head of Central Operations at GE Consumer Finance, India and part of the senior global IT Leadership team. Earlier, he also led the Technology function at Standard Chartered Bank, India as its Head of IT.
Raj is a Mechanical Engineer by education with a post-graduate MBA from XLRI.