Core Team

Our executive team is a right combination of Visionary leaders, big thinkers,
and some of the best brains in the industry.  Meet the masterminds behind
our success.

Suresh Venkatachari


Suresh has more than 26+ years of experience in the IT solutions & consulting industry. He leads our global leadership team that harnesses the knowledge of three market leaders to any organization. Suresh is a thought leader and entrepreneur and has developed and executed demand driven strategies to grow the business. He has founded four IT companies over the past 14 years, of which two are public limited. Prior to this,Suresh was the Head of Electronic Banking at Deutsche Bank,Singapore.


Lena kannappan


Lena Kannappan is the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Cloud IAM business for 8KMiles, he is a visionary leader who leads and directs the business operations for 8KMIles. He founded FuGen Solutions acquired by 8KMiles, is a serial entrepreneur with 24 years of software industry experience and also supports investments and M&A activities for 8KMiles. Lena is also one of the original founders of SAML 2.0 protocol and Federated Identity Management model for the industry while at Orange-France Telecom, which changed the way Identity Information is shared between Service Providers and enabled the huge success of SaaS, Cloud and Social Networking. Lena is a regular invited speaker in industry related events.

Harish Ganesan


Harish Ganesan, is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of 8KMiles. Harish Ganesan has more than 16+ years of experience in architecting and developing cloud computing, e-commerce and mobile application systems. He has also built large Internet banking solutions that catered to the needs of millions of users, where security and authentication were critical factors. He is responsible for the overall technology direction of the 8KMiles products and services in Cloud, Big Data and Mobility Space. Harish is a thought leader in Cloud related technologies, an Advisor and has many followers for his blogs.



With 27+ years of experience in finance roles, the key areas of focus for Ramani is Finance, Accounting, Auditing and operations in IT, Education and Trading Industries.  His entrepreneurial experience spans over the two decades in various industries globally with solid management expertise in Finance, administration and operations which ensures the  achievement of  commercial success for customers and partners.



Sudish Mogli

VP Engineering & Operations

Mogli is responsible for Engineering and Operations for Cloud and IAM Solutions/Services; he was Head of Engineering in the Emerging Technology Group at Cisco Systems leading the Product Development and Product Strategy in the areas of cloud-based unified collaboration, network design and management, and enterprise video. He is recognized for developing practical solutions to complex problems and deliver results.


Anand Kumar

VP Sales

Anand Kumar (AK) has over 15 years experience in developing channel sales and partnerships in the IT Security, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC), and Identity Access Management (IAM) areas. Prior to 8KMiles, AK was the Managing Director of Sales at MyCroft, an IAM Solutions provider. He also lead sales and business development efforts for ILantus where the organization grew ten-fold during his tenure. His strengths are strategic sales planning and field operations for a broad portfolio, ability to understand business needs and manage client expectations, sales negotiations, and also an intuitive multitasker capable of navigating complex sales situations.

Tom Crowley

Director of Sales

Tom Crowley is a versatile; goal oriented sales, business development and marketing professional with 20+ years of wide variety of experience and accomplishments in the information security industry. Highly proficient strategic planner with the ability to; implement sales and marketing plans, deliver optimal customer satisfaction and strong sales growth.

Raj Srinivas

VP Identity and Access management

Raj has Architected/Developed /Implemented Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions for multiple Customers worldwide (about 50+ Customers). He has been the principal architect of MISP (Multi-Domain Identity Services Platform) & CIE (Cloud ID Exchange) – in-house IAM products at 8kMiles. He currently manages the Technology Solution Innovation and Product Engineering aspects of our business in areas such as Cloud Federated Identity, Attribute Exchange, Access Management, Audit, Reporting, Provisioning, Monitoring, Identity Systems integration, Vendor products, and Identity Pre-sales. Before joining 8kMiles, Mr. Srinivas has held senior positions at Northrop Grumman, Tier Technologies, and Quantra Corporation.

Ravi Chandran

Head-Indian Operations & Non US Territory Sales

Ravi Chandran is the Head of Indian Operations and Non US Territory Sales for 8K Miles. He has more than 30 years of experience in IT Products, Solutions and Services Industry and solid management expertise in Marketing, Sales, Delivery and Operations. Prior to joining 8K Miles, Ravi was heading UK and Europe Operations for Ramco Systems and instrumental to drive new customer acquisition. Earlier, he has worked as Head of Global Sales and Marketing for RS Software, a company specializing in payment industry and Head of UK and Europe operations for Keane where he was responsible for topline and P&L Managed a team of 800 people (including delivery) between India and Europe and focusing on Telco, BFSI and Retail. Prior to that, he was with Keane APAC, Tecsol and IBM Singapore and Australia.


Director Service Delivery

Pattabiraman has rich experience in Software Project, Product, Delivery Management, Complete SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), Client Server, Internet, Mobile technologies covering various applications, domain, Development,Implementation, Support – Domestic and Overseas/Process Management, QA (ISO9001:2000 / SEI-CMM) implementation.

Vijayan Nagamani

VP Delivery

Vijayan is VP of delivery in 8KMiles for Cloud-Infra and Managed Services.He has been in the IT industry for more than 16 years, handling Senior level positions in Project delivery/Program Management/Pre sales support. Has been part of 3 start up’s and worked with companies like Collabnet , Dell and comes with strong Open source background.

Venkat Krishnan

VP, Business Development and Strategic Accounts, Healthcare

Venkat brings to 8K Miles over 25 years of experience in the medical industry in various fields including: engineering, sales and marketing leadership, strategic planning, and organizational development. His unique approach to driving customer value and his focus on mutual value creation with accounts, continue as key factors in the growing businesses well ahead of the industry pace. He was previously employed by GE healthcare, where he was a top commercial leader in the interventional cardiology market for over 17 years. Venkat has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications engineering from NIT Trichy, and a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, with research in computational neuroscience.


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