Management

Hexanika’s management team brings a unique combination of skills on the table and is well rounded to serve its clients. The key aspects of delivering Big Data solutions are understanding of business requirements, knowledge of industry technology, compliance and security. We have expertise in data governance and big data technology.
  • 300 + years combined experience
  • Right mix of core banking and technology
  • Multimillion $ product development. Experienced in execution of regulatory applications
  • Global delivery capabilities

Yogesh Pandit - CEO/ MIT Big Data Certified/ MBA-NY, CPA, CISA/ 20+ years in banking

Yogesh is an entrepreneur who focuses on leveraging new innovative technologies for business transformation. He founded Hexanika as his third venture to do the same. Yogesh has over 20+ years of experience in technology and banking or financial services. His recent focus has been on transformation projects focused on the use of new technologies such as Cloud Computing or Big Data. Prior to Hexanika, Yogesh was a Senior Vice President at Citibank and also worked with Ernst & Young (EY) in New York in the Financial Services Strategy and Risk Advisory practices. His expertise includes working on large projects as a result of mergers, acquisitions, financial, regulatory and accounting reforms such as Basel, Dodd Frank, CCAR, IFRS, Bank Holding Company etc. He has provided solutions to many top-tier banks and Fortune 500 firms. He has also led or supported audit and advisory engagements that included assessment of technology, business processes and controls.

Yogesh has completed Big Data Certification from MIT, MBA from NY and is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor).

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Makarand Gadre - CTO/ ex Software Architect and Development Engineer, Microsoft/27+ years tech experience

Makarand is a dedicated and enthusiastic professional who has a deep understanding of the latest technology software trends and continues to have a hands-on technical presence in company projects. He has in-depth expertise in software product envisioning, planning, development and deployment. He has a distinguished career in the corporate sector and has served in different strategic roles with several reputed organizations such as Microsoft, AmComp, and Persistent Systems.  He has enjoyed a long stint with Microsoft where he worked as a software architect and development engineer. He was responsible for the architecture, design and implementation of complex software systems and multiple product features and releases. His experience as a Software Architect spans over 30 years, during which time he has gained expertise in Project Management, Project co-ordination, large systems design, database design, application development and systems integration.

He is architecting and managing the co-sourcing of Hexanika’s product development and making technology work for our business.

Huma Usmani - CMO /MBA/15+ years of experience in financial services in diverse roles in both Asia and US

As CMO, Marketing Director, Huma is responsible for the formulation and execution of marketing and sales strategies. Her functional experience is in marketing strategy, account management and customer acquisition management.  In Asia, she worked both as VP Structured Finance and Head of Credit and Marketing for ORIX where she developed and serviced a $25 million credit portfolio. In the US she has worked as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting on formulating a change management strategy for the NYSE; worked as VP at Citi for 5 years where she managed the strategic partnership with American Airlines with a $40 million P&L responsibility; and consulted on various projects for Cosmetic Medical Partners on consumer finance strategies for health care services not covered by insurance.

Prior to joining Hexanika, Huma worked with Gartner as Product Director to retain Fortune 500 clients for the research side of the business. Huma received her MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina.
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Chandana Rao - Legal Counsel/ JD NY/ 12+ years in IP, contracts and transactions

As General Counsel at Hexanika, Chandana Rao oversees all aspects of the company’s legal strategy and compliance, including corporate governance, intellectual property, technology, commercial transactions, privacy and litigation.

Prior to joining Hexanika, Chandana practiced at leading intellectual property and global law firms in New York City, where she worked on patents, trademarks, and all other intellectual property procurement, management, and litigation, and structured and negotiated complex technology and commercial transactions.

Chandana received her B.A. and M.S. from Rutgers University, and her J.D. from Rutgers Law School, where she was the Business Editor of the Rutgers Law Review.  She has also authored the article, “Staking a Claim in the Nanoworld,” published in Corporate Counsel on June 2004.
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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors possesses substantial expertise in the fields covering a large spectrum of Hexanika’s activities and provides valuable direction and insights on large strategic initiatives. Their knowledge and strong expertise in their field guide us to provide solutions that are a perfect blend of banking and technology.

Manish Soman - President & CEO Sciformix/ Former CEO Global Deloitte OTG/ COO Patni

Manish has over 21 years of unmatched experience in heading overall IT operations encompassing Program/Project management, Consulting services, Systems Development & Implementation as well as Business Operations (Sales, New Business Setups, Corporate Governance & Inorganic/Organic Growth) and has managed P&L’s and Balance Sheets for over 9 years. He has held leadership positions across multiple geographies. His past experience includes tenures as CEO & Managing Director of Deloitte India, Global Business Leader for IT at Genpact (a GE company) and COO for Patni Computers and Director for BestShore operations in EMEA region for HP Enterprise Services.

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TT Bhat - Director, The TBCC Group/ Former COO, HSBC Global Asset Management, USA

TT Bhat is a seasoned Finance industry professional having over 32 years of experience with HSBC. He has rich and extensive experience in Global Markets business, Treasurer/Balance Sheet management, Risk Management, Risk Strategy and Risk based Capital, Broker Dealer & Asset Management businesses across 5 countries and 3 continents, both in emerging & developed markets with HSBC. Mr. Bhat’s former role at HSBC New York was that of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Global Asset Management business in the USA, responsible for Risk, Operations, IT, Change Management and regulatory interactions. He worked in different capacities and senior roles at HSBC in the US, UK, Hong Kong & the Middle East, having started his banking career in India. He served as an independent Director/Advisor on the boards of two privately held companies in India (2005-2010). He currently serves as an honorary Chief Strategy Officer at a nano-technology firm – Nanocrystals Technology Inc., New York, on the Advisory Board of ASCEND Connecticut chapter, USA, Posiview Capital Advisors, Pune, India. Mr. Bhat is a Science and Law graduate from Indian universities.

TK Chopra - Senior Financial Executive/ Former Global Controller Bunge/ CFO Citi Latam

T. K. Chopra served as a Director of Financial Compliance of Bunge Ltd. since June 1, 2007 and also served as its Principal Accounting Officer and Controller. Prior to this, he spent 25 years at Citigroup in London, New York and Sao Paulo in a variety of financial management roles.

Robert Untracht - Private Investor/Former E&Y Global Leader- Retail Industry

Robert is a private investor and formerly served as Associate Professor of Accounting at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, New York. Earlier in his career, he taught accounting at the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Untracht held positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 1981 through 1998 ranging from Manager to Audit Partner and National Director of Retail and Consumer Product Industry Services. From 1974 to 1981, while at Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Untracht was responsible for conducting audits of aerospace, defense and manufacturing industry clients. Mr. Untracht holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology from the New York Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the State University of New York, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law. Mr. Untracht has been a CPA and is admitted to the State Bar of California.
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Yogesh Pandit - CEO Hexanika/ ex-SVP Citibank/ Manager E&Y

Yogesh is a business transformation expert. He has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry including Big 4 experience. His focus has been on business & technology transformation. Yogesh worked for Ernst & Young in New York in the Performance Improvement and Risk Advisory practices. His expertise also includes working on process change projects as a result of financial, regulatory and accounting reforms such as SOP-03-3, IFRS, FAS157/159, Bank Holding Company etc. Yogesh has worked with many top tier financial services organizations and Fortune 500 firms. He has also led or supported audit and advisory on multiple engagements that included assessment and management of IT and business processes and controls.

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Dr. Deepak Shikarpur - Senior IT professional in India/ Pune- Resourcing, Branding, PR

Dr. Deepak Shikarpur is a renowned name in the IT industry in India and is an independent Director with many successful IT ventures like Autoline Design, Seed Infotech etc. He used to work for Tata Group for 16 years on various consulting assignments globally. He is a Hon Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Science, Computer Society of India and Institution of Engineers. He is former Chairman of Computer Society of India and serving co Chairman of the IT sub-committee of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), a premier corporate conglomerate. Hon. Vice Chancellor of Pune University has appointed him as Chairman, Board of Studies for Computer Management. He is a member of the governing body of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune center. On May 1, 2010, he was given the prestigious Late Shantanurao Kirloskar Achievement Award during the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Sanyukta Maharashtra State Formation Day at the hands of the Hon Dy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

His career spans over 29 years of working in technology industry and he currently serves as a mentor to IT enthusiasts. He is a frequent contributor of articles in leading newspapers, periodicals and has authored more than 23 books on IT. He has also written numerous research papers, some of which were presented at various seminars and conferences in India and abroad. Through his writings, he has inspired people to get acquainted with computers and technology. He has won several national awards for his contribution to IT industry and literature. Dr. Deepak Shikarpur is Governor of Rotary International Pune District and had a chance to personally represent Rotary during an official visit of His Royal Highness Prince Charles to India.

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Shailesh Karia - Ex CIO & MD Deutsche Bank Continental Europe/ Transformation

Shailesh Karia was a Group CIO, Continental Europe at Deutsch Bank and has been a transformation Leader with over 30+ years of experience working with global Investment Banks and Consultancy. He has lead multi-million dollar programs and has a thorough banking industry/products background with deep technology knowledge, including Big Data. He has a proven track record for delivering multiple transformation programs, regulatory driven initiatives, and acquisitions programs in well-connected European market. He possesses skills like outstanding stakeholder management, effective team building, change management and strong leadership capabilities demonstrated in multiple management roles with board level exposure.
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Sankar Aiyar – ex CTO CLS / MD Citibank / Executive Director, Swiss Bank

Sankar Aiyar has a combined banking and finance experience of more than 28 years, with expertise in developing and executing technology strategies in the financial services industry. He began his career in technology consulting working at Burroughs Corp, Belgium and then moved to American Express in Mexico. He was Executive Director at Swiss Bank Corporation, where he worked for 12 years, and was responsible for FX Settlements and Payments Technology. As CIO for Institutional Clients Group, Latin America at Citigroup, he was responsible for aligning technology priorities and strategy for the institutional business in Latin America. During his 13 years at Citigroup, Sankar occupied a number of senior roles including Head of Equities Technology in Tokyo, Global Head of Equities Programme Trading Technology and Risk, and Global head of Payments and Wholesale Cards Technology in New York. He joined CLS as Chief Technology Officer in 2011 with global responsibility for managing Technology, Information Security & Business Continuity, Premises and, select Business Development initiatives.

He has a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani and an MS in System Engineering from IIT, Delhi.
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Prakash Jalihal – Retired from FIS as SVP and Managing Director of Latin America & Caribbean

Jalihal began his career in Systematics in 1972. He has held multiple positions from 1976 to 1985 and played a key role as the overall manager of development of the company’s family of financial systems. Under his leadership, the company developed the most complete set of retail banking software in the industry at that time. He was a founding member of the International Division that now has clients in over 100 countries. Systematics later became Alltel Information Services and now Fidelity Information Services (FIS). In his final capacity as the senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, he was responsible for the direct management of sales and operations for the company’s business in Latin America and the Caribbean.

From 1999 to 2004, he was CEO and partly owned Party Land, a high-end party goods store in Fayetteville, AR. He’s currently the Senior Advisor at Global Technology and Deployment Initiative (GTDI), a member of Arkansas Academy of Computing, Arkansas Academy of Industrial Engineering and Accelerate Arkansas, Immediate Past Chair of the Board at EAST Initiative (Environmental and Spatial Technology) and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at University of Arkansas School of Engineering and also the Advisory Board of the nonprofit Best Buddies initiative.

Prakash has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bombay and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas.

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