Sriganesh Devanathan is a ‘People’ person in the garb of a techie. Sri, as he is fondly called is a Technology leader with 19 years of successful People Management, Product Development, Program Management & Delivery expertise. He is awfully passionate about People & Technology – equipped with astute Business Acumen in Problem Solving & Assessments Strategy Implementation. He has rich experience in the Education industry, specifically in areas of Large Scale Assessments’.
He is known for his ability to build credibility, establish rapport, drive organizational consensus & maintain relationships with stakeholders at multiple levels within / outside organization. He has strategized & deployed technology leadership while working around key technologies including application framework, & enterprise applications. He has led various successful IT process improvement initiatives including CMMI, streamlining Budgeting process. Managed projects totaling 2.5 Million dollars/Year, managed global & multicultural teams, vendor relationships & critical offshore transition projects. His achievements include establishing new teams from ground-up including procurement of resources necessary for strong infrastructure & being involved in George Bush’s ‘No Child Left Behind (NCLB)’ program for the state of Alabama.
His last role before the entrepreneurial bug bit him was as General Manager – Global, reporting into the US office with the Global Education Services Giant, Pearson where he successfully delivered the largest Assessment project in Pearson History consecutively for 2 years. He has also delivered Assessments throughout India & in 20 other countries. He also established Assessment Centre of Excellence in India whilst managing a team which is in the process of developing couple of Proprietary products.
He is a BE in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the University of Madras, India, has an MS in Software Engineering from the University of St Thomas, St Paul MN, he is a PMP certified Project Management Professional, certified Scrum Master & has a Personal Leadership in Organizations’ Certification from University of Minnesota.
He loves his kids, is a cricket aficionado & a very ‘outsy’ person. He enjoys a good argument & is persistent towards what drives him.