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PRADEEP SHARMA,

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Pradeep has been in leadership roles in the Education sector for 6+ years fulfilling both strategic and project management responsibilities. He was instrumental in design, development and scaling of school assessments, ratings services across multiple cities in India. He also led the research conducted by Gray Matters Capital Foundation in education. Pradeep brings business acumen and analytical expertise from having led healthcare consulting proejcts in SE Asia and from consulting experience at TrendMicro, Infosys and HCL Technologies. He has an MBA from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines and York University,  Canada and BE from R.V College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.

SOWMYA VELAYUDHAM,

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Sowmya leads Marketing, Sales and Project Operationsat Gray Matters. In her 3 year stint at Gray Matters she setup sales processes required for transitioning from non-profit to a non-subsidised enterprise model.  She initiated the competitive assessments in the academic year 2014-15 in Hyderabad that has now reached a scale of 15,000 students, across 3 cities. Sowmya brings to Gray Matters 7+ of experience infunctions like BD, alliance management, corporate strategy, analytics and insights in the pharma sector with companies like Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories and Novartis. Prior to these roles, she was a researcher at Penn State College of Medicine post which she did an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad​

VIJAY ROY

HEAD - PARTNERSHIPS

Vijay started the Gray Matters India operations in Mumbai. Managing a team of 12 people he drives sales for ACT and also executes on impact evaluation projects for the West region. In the last 2 years, he was instrumental in leading a key research project and was responsible for partnering and working closely with MCGM and Rajasthan Government.  Prior to joining Gray Matters India he founded his own Non-Profit organisation where he was running low cost learning centres in the slums of Mumbai after his Teach for India Fellowship. He has completed his Bachelors in Finance and MBA from Calcutta University and is currently pursuing his Executive PGPM from S P Jain Institute of Management and Research. 



NIKHIL KOPALKAR:

REGIONAL MANAGER - SALES


Nikhil has been part of Gray Matters since its inception. He has worked in various roles at Gray Matters from being part of the of the Delivery team to heading Sales for South Zone. He has a proven track record of increasing revenues, new market development, deeper market penetration and expanding market share. Nikhil is a result-oriented dynamic professional with who brings experience in the areas of Sales and Channel Management with reputed organizations like Citi Bank and IndusInd Bank. Nikhil holds a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Hyderabad’s Osmania University.


KUMARESH G,

PROJECT MANAGER:

Kumaresh has been a part of the Gray Matters growth story since the company's inception. He is responsible for managing the analytics platform in his role as Consultant in the Value Delivery team.  In his 5 years’ experience in the education sector, he has spearheaded multiple projects and is the in-house expert at developing best practices and outcome analysis.  Kumaresh plays a lead role in developing technically robust and scalable tools for the Value Delivery function. He is also responsible for product development, project management, data analysis and client management. Kumaresh 

has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad, India.


PRASHANTH VASUDEVAN,

SENIOR MANAGER, TECHNOLOGY
Prashanth leads the development of technology platform to automate GMI’s analytics framework and make data analysis more dynamic and efficient. Prashanth has >12 years of experience in developing and implementing software applications and technological platforms in different domains. Before joining GMI, Prashanth worked with Tech Mahindra and Wipro Technologies in various roles. Between 2010 and 2012, he worked for a tribal school in Orissa as its Administrative Head. He has graduated from Mysore University in Computer Science and Engineering discipline.