Prashanth Palakurthi is the CEO of Reflexis Systems. He founded the company in 2001 and with his team of co-founders pioneered the category of Retail Execution Management solutions that enable companies to simplify store operations and consistently execute labor operations and customer engagement strategies. He has spent over 25 years with enterprises in Europe, Asia, Caribbean and the USA – advising them on the Alignment of Business and IT Strategies. In 2014, he received an Award from the Asian American Business Development Center in New York for building a successful business and contributing to the community.
Prashanth is a double graduate with Masters in Mathematics and Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences in India. He serves as an Advisor to the Board of the Giving Back Foundation spending time on Autism Research and is a frequent contributor to educational programs at his Alma Mater.
Prashanth’s fantasy is to become a world-class Bridge Player and hopes to find time to learn it well.
Christian G. Kasper is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Reflexis Systems. Prior to joining Reflexis, Chris was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of iboss, Inc., a cloud-based cybersecurity firm. Prior to iboss, Chris served as both CEO and CFO of Harvest Power Inc., an organics sustainability company named as one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. Earlier in his career Chris served in executive leadership positions of several companies, including The Princeton Review, Inc. and Lifetime Brands, Inc. Chris began his career at The Boston Consulting Group.
Chris is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Cookware Group S.A.S., a consumer products business based in Paris, France conducting business under the Pyrex brand. He has served on the faculty at Harvard Business School as a Dean’s Research Fellow in the Technology and Operations Management department. Chris is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Brett has over 15 years of Sales and Marketing leadership experience and a track record of driving growth. He has held senior positions at both public and private software companies including i2 Technologies, SAP, Allegro Development, and most recently Infor. Brett is a graduate of The College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Sundar ensures that Reflexis technology seamlessly integrates with our customers’ enterprise platforms. He is the technology “guru” who explores and validates all technological decisions in the organization. Before coming to Reflexis, Sundar was the senior lead for Database Systems porting and integration strategy at ICL Systems, UK. When ICL became part of Fujitsu, Sundar was the Chief Technology Strategy Advisor for Fujitsu Caribbean. Sundar has a Master of Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, and has more than 20 years of international business experience
OP Choudhary is one of the founding members of the company and the Director of Operations for the Reflexis European Market, focusing on customer service and on-time deliveries, ensuring rapid growth of our business in the region. In this role, he has been able to offer invaluable guidance to customers in the deployment of Reflexis solutions. OP has more than 20 years of extensive experience in IT Operations in finance, retail, telecommunications, and the government sector.
Prior to joining Reflexis, OP worked as a Director for TechLead Corporation and prior to that, as Head of Professional Services, Fujitsu-ICL in Barbados.
OP also has an Electrical Engineering degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India.
Head of Operations, India
Shreevijay has over 16 years of extensive software development experience including Business Process Conception, Technical Architecture & Design, Product Management, Implementation and Support Management. Shreevijay has architected and built the Reflexis Task Manager suite of enterprise level products from inception to completion, with ongoing enhancements. In his current role, he leads the Reflexis Technology and Engineering Center in Pune with over 100 software engineers and professionals to build, deliver and support the Reflexis suite of products. Shreevijay has a Computer Science Engineering degree from the College of Engineering Pune, India and has over 12 years of experience working in the US.
Denise has over 20 years of progressive Human Resources experience in both public and private companies in the technology, medical device, professional services and consumer goods industries. She has a strong background in talent management, leadership development and general human resources functions and has a track record of success in creating human resources teams that help drive and support rapidly growing global organizations. Denise has an undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware, a Masters in Human Resources from Fairfield University and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. In her spare time, Denise enjoys running, playing soccer and gardening.
Aditya brings over thirty years of experience in IT, telecom, transportation, public assistance, and consulting across North America, Caribbean, Latin America and Asia Pacific. He has held prestigious positions of responsibility at Wipro, AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and the State of Ohio. Prior to joining Reflexis, Aditya served as the CTO & Deputy CIO at multi-billion dollar state agencies like Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Department of Job & Family Services, supporting extremely large, complex, and high visibility technology infrastructure environments.
Aditya holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India and an M.B.A. from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.
Arun is a founding member of Reflexis and has more than 27 years of IT experience in Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, and Retail. During his tenure at Reflexis, he has designed, developed, and implemented algorithms for several Reflexis applications, and has been instrumental in setting up and managing the Reflexis Center of Excellence in India.
In his current role as Senior Vice President of Engineering, he manages the development and support teams within Reflexis, spanning all Reflexis products (including Mobile applications) to ensure the on-time quality delivery of solutions to retailers across the globe. He is also responsible for building the next generation suite of products.
Prior to Reflexis, Arun was responsible for developing and managing IT systems at BHEL India, British Gas, and Fujitsu ICL (Caribbean & UK), and worked extensively on various applications at locations in India, Middle East, UK, Caribbean, and the United States.
Arun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NIT, Trichy. He is an avid tennis and racquetball player.
Murtaza Ghadyali, a founding member of Reflexis with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, has managed full product life cycles in Retail and other verticals. With knowledge and experience gained through interaction with international customers – in the USA, UK, Singapore and the Caribbean – Mr. Ghadyali has successfully guided the direction and growth of the Reflexis suite of products since the first deployment several years ago. He has led the functional roadmap expansion to cover the expanding needs of Reflexis customers. Mr. Ghadyali ensures that the product development is perfectly aligned with the current and future needs of the marketplace, keeping ahead of industry changes. Murtaza Ghadyali has a Masters in Technology (Computer Science) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Narayana Raghupathy (Raghu), co-founder of Reflexis, has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT, Trichy (India) and a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai (India). He has over 30 years of experience in IT operations and deployment, management, and customer support. He has set up, managed and expanded software business globally. He has led the design and deployment of enterprise solutions for some of the world’s largest retail, financial, and manufacturing organizations. With a track record of having completed multi-million dollar projects to strict time and budget constraints, Raghu leads a team in Reflexis that has an impeccable record of on-time deployment, achieving industry leadership in ROI.
Prior to Reflexis, Brett Walker worked at Oracle as an Alliances Strategy Director with primary responsibilities driving partner strategy to grow the cloud book of Human Capital Management business. Brett joined Oracle as part of the their $2.1B acquisition of Taleo (a leading provider of cloud based talent management applications) in 2012. His career at Taleo began in 2001 as a Solution Consultant, he later held successive leadership roles growing the team from 4 individuals to a global force of 32. In 2011 he was tasked with the challenge of building and launching a system integrator partner program to accelerate growth. Prior to Taleo, Brett held positions at technology firm Icarian as well as retailers, Nike and Starbucks.
Brett is a graduate of the University of Vermont and holds a master’s degree from Boston University.
David leads solution consulting for Reflexis in the UK and Northern Europe and has over 15 years’ experience of working in the retail sector. Prior to joining Reflexis, Dave spent 6 years at Homebase and 7 years at Next – during this period he held a number of Store and Central Operations roles. Before leaving Homebase to join Reflexis, Dave was responsible for the compilation, budgeting, and sign off of the overall retail workload and activity plan for all stores. Through his background, he is acutely aware of the cost pressures that retailers are under, the increasing service expectations from customers and the growing workload demand placed on stores. He is passionate about helping retailers face these challenges and find solutions that help them re-focus employees on selling effectively and delivering great customer service.
After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, he spent over 15 years in retail operations at the store, field and corporate level. Kevin joined Reflexis in 2001 and has played a large role in the growth at Reflexis. As VP of Solution Consulting, Kevin leads a team of former retailers that are Reflexis experts whose primary job is to LISTEN to retailers and help them run an even better business with Reflexis’ help.
Larry is responsible for the company’s marketing strategy and execution across solutions and geographies. He has deep experience creating brand and marketing strategies that drive sales opportunities and achieve market leadership. Larry has over 20 years of marketing leadership experience at B2B technology companies ranging in size from startup to Fortune 50.
Venu Challa, a founding member of the company has over 20 years of experience in implementing Projects in Retail, Insurance and International Shipping. Prior to joining Reflexis he managed Retail Projects in the Caribbean for Techlead Corporation. His earlier stint in the Middle East was at P&O Containers implementing IT Systems for shipping logistics.
Venu leads the team that leads Reflexis customers to successful implementations, every time. He owns the Project Management and Professional Services for the Reflexis Execution Management and Real-Time Suite of Products in the Americas.
Venu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Venu enjoys amateur photography at his leisure.
Tor has over 14 years’ experience working with the John Lewis Partnership, one of the best known and loved brands in the UK. Working with this unique co-owned business, he started in stores as part of the graduate management program. He has since held several strategy and operations positions across the Waitrose head office (the £6 Billion supermarket chain, a banner of the John Lewis Partnership). He was part of the leadership team responsible for the development of the overall Waitrose Operating Model. He also led the Operational Efficiency team, the Waitrose Productivity team, the Continuous Improvement team, and the team responsible for developing and building the strategic road map for in-store technology.
Tor holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Edinburgh, and an International Baccalaureate degree from ACS in Athens, Greece.