Experienced Executive Leader in Information Technology, specialized in Digital Transformation, E-Commerce, Software Application Development, Business Intelligence, RPA Technologies, DevOps, Product Management and Cloud Operations. Highly proficient in Agile methodologies, program management, software project planning, risk management and migration with focus towards on-time delivery, high level quality and within the budget.
VP Service Delivery
Rajesh Paraman is a distinguished leader with a remarkable career spanning over 20 years in various facets of technology and security. His expertise covers a wide range of domains, making him a versatile and accomplished professional. He is an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration and holds a post-graduate diploma in Cyber Security.
Service Delivery Management & Cloud Architecture: With hands-on experience in Cloud Architecture, Cloud Security, and Service Delivery Management, Rajesh has led projects involving complex cloud infrastructures, ensuring optimal security and performance. He possesses a profound understanding of cloud technologies, databases, storage, networking, and load balancing.
Security Evangelism & Expertise: Rajesh has been an advocate for security products and services, particularly in application security testing, OWASP vulnerabilities, and application security assessment. His proficiency extends to IT Penetration Security, ISO Compliance Audit, Computer Forensics, Vulnerability Management, and Security Operations Management.
Leadership & Collaboration: Rajesh's leadership philosophy revolves around nurturing talent and fostering leadership across the organization. His collaborative nature, coupled with a diverse skill set, empowers him to undertake and execute complex projects efficiently. He combines performance excellence and innovation in his approach.
Vendor Management & Transformation: Throughout his career, Rajesh has been instrumental in creating and transforming capabilities across technology and business verticals. He has successfully transitioned capabilities, enabling organizations to create substantial value for both the organization and its customers.
Awards and Achievements:
Rajesh's dedication and expertise have earned him several prestigious awards and certifications, highlighting his commitment to excellence.
Spot awards at Verizon (2005, 2007) and EDS (2009, 2011, 2012)
Employee of the Quarter GIS Global Award at Standard Chartered Bank GIS (2017)
Implemented ISO 27001 Standards and Certifications at Cloud Destinations
His interests extend beyond his professional accomplishments, reflecting a well-rounded personality. Watching cricket and tennis, Reading books, and traveling.His extensive education, diverse work experience, leadership acumen, and commitment to continuous learning underscore his ability to drive innovation, deliver results, and make meaningful contributions to the organizations he collaborates with. His passion for technology, security, and holistic development makes him a valuable asset in the ever-evolving landscape of business and technology.
Kalaivani Vaidyanathan brings over 25 years of experience in management, business excellence and technical experience in Product Development, and Cloud Computing.
Software Design & Development, Software Integration prior to Cloud Destinations, Kalai was the Director of OneHugeStep, a men’s fashion brand. She has experience in building e-commerce solutions, B2B marketing, startup growth and business development.
Kalai has worked with Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS) and Trimble Navigation. At Trimble, Kalai led the Software Engineering team in building cutting-edge technology solutions in the Mobile Resource Management domain. She has developed software products and solutions for Nielsen Media Research during her tenure at CTS.
Kalai is an alumna of the prestigious Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Anna University.
Kandhakumar Thirumoorthy has done his Masters in Computer application and brings with him a wealth of Software Development experience spanning over 25 years in the financial, insurance, automobile, and retail sectors. His professional journey has seen him contributing significantly to major industry players, highlighting his adaptability and versatility.
Banking: With an impressive 12-year tenure at JP Morgan Chase, Kandhakumar T has played a pivotal role in the banking sector. His extensive experience includes critical roles in various projects that have enriched his understanding of financial systems and processes.
Insurance: During his two-year stint at UnitedHealth Group, Kandhakumar T ventured into the insurance sector, demonstrating his ability to swiftly grasp complex industry intricacies. His contributions were marked by innovation and efficiency.
Automobile: For a period of two years at Harley Davidson, Kandhakumar T dived into the automobile industry. His experience here showcases his capacity to apply his skills across diverse sectors, ensuring seamless transitions and value creation.
Retail: With three years dedicated to the retail sector, Kandhakumar T proved his mettle in yet another demanding industry. His multifaceted background equipped him to handle challenges with a fresh perspective, contributing to the success of his endeavors.
Awards and Achievements:
His exceptional contributions have been consistently recognized throughout his career. His accomplishments include receiving numerous spot awards, Going Extra Mile awards, and Quarterly awards. Notably, he was honored with a Technical Excellence award in a significant project, reflecting his deep understanding and proficiency in his field.
Beyond his professional achievements, Kandhakumar T has a passion for reading. This hobby showcases his intellectual curiosity and adds to his holistic personality.His educational background, extensive work experience across diverse sectors, and remarkable awards history underscore his commitment to excellence and his ability to make valuable contributions across industries. His proficiency in adapting to new challenges and his well-rounded skill set make him a valuable asset and Leader.
He holds a B.Tech degree in Information Technology and has worked on an impressive portfolio of key projects that demonstrate exceptional expertise in Infrastructure, DevOps, and FinTech domains. With a passion for building innovative solutions, some of the prominent projects include:
Overseeing the building and delivery of greenfield infrastructure and DevOps process for several Customers across diverse business domains.
Leading DevOps process and infrastructure migration as partof M&A for an industry-leading FinTech organization.
Spearheading Platform Engineering for another distinguished FinTech organization, contributing to their technological advancements.
Architecting and developing underwriting and risk applications for a leading Commercial Insurance organization, ensuring efficient risk management.
Awards / Achievements: SoundraPandian's outstanding contributions have been recognized with prestigious accolades, including:
"Mentoring Champion" award from Cloud Destinations in 2022, showcasing a strong commitment to guiding and inspiring fellow technologists.
"Game Changer" award from Cloud Destinations in 2021, highlighting the transformative impact of his innovative solutions.
Beyond the world of technology, Soundra Pandian finds joy in the realm of programming. Constantly exploring new coding challenges, he channels his creativity and passion for problem-solving into personal coding projects.
Soundra Pandian is a trailblazer in the world of technology, combining academic excellence, professional achievements, and a zest for lifelong learning. His dedication to Innovation and mentorship continues to drive progress, leaving a lasting impact on the industries he touches.
VP Business Development
Baliga is a senior-level thought leader with progressive experience in Staffing, Relationship & Account Management, Sales, Revenue Generation and Client Services. She brings in over 15 years of experience in US staffing and professional services. Serve as trusted advisor to C-Suite, Directors, and Managers, leveraging background to understand hiring goals.
Excellent fluency in niche technologies and hiring trends in North America and EMEA. She has experience building recruitment teams domestically and internationally from ground up. She has spearheaded the staffing team of Cloud Destinations from ground zero, making it one of the top departments driving revenue to the organization.
HR Professional with a Creative Flair
As a versatile professional with a background in Graphic Design and extensive experience in HR Operations and Accounts, Lily brings a unique blend of creativity and organization to every endeavor.
HR Operations & Accounts Management:
In her current role, lily excels as an HR Operations and Accounts specialist, meticulously executing regulatory compliance while delivering employee-focused services. She handle diverse tasks ranging from payroll management to conducting background checks, 401K and health benefits administration, and promptly addressing employee concerns.
Creative Problem Solver:
Lilys background in design has instilled an innate ability to think outside the box and find innovative solutions to challenges. Lily embraces every opportunity to foster positive relationships with customers, vendors, and clients while managing contracts and accounting processes with precision.
Lily prioritizes the well-being of employees by conducting performance reviews fairly and offering timely assistance to their queries on compensation, benefits, and labor regulations. With a compassionate demeanor, she handles HR-related issues adhering to company policies across multiple states.
Operations HR Manager
Gokulakrishnan S is a highly accomplished professional with an impressive track record in talent acquisition across various industry verticals and domains. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, he has excelled in setting up and leading teams that attract top-tier talent to organizations. Gokulakrishnan possesses a diverse skill set that encompasses client acquisition, client retention, client service, stakeholder management, people management, and successful RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) implementation.
He has owned and managed the complete lifecycle of the recruitment process for clients, demonstrating a strong ability to devise sourcing strategies. His leadership extends beyond conventional recruitment. He collaborates closely with hiring managers and stakeholders to identify their needs and priorities, strategizing and executing plans to secure the right talent for the organization. His ability to provide market intelligence reports on niche skills through thorough secondary research adds immense value to his client relationships.
As a team leader, Gokulakrishnan has successfully managed and mentored a team of recruiters. He has significantly improved their sourcing and candidate engagement skills through training and the creation of individualized career development paths, fostering a culture of growth and excellence within his team.
Gokulakrishnan's educational background includes an MBA in HR & Marketing from Tamil Nadu College of Engineering, Anna University, and a bachelor’s degree in science (Information Technology) from Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Bharathiar University.
Throughout his career, Gokulakrishnan has been recognized for his outstanding contributions, receiving awards for Taking Ownership, Leading by Example, and a Customer-First approach.
Gokulakrishnan S is a dynamic and results-driven leader with a remarkable ability to navigate the complexities of talent acquisition, build successful teams, and foster strong client relationships. His entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to excellence make him an asset to our organization fortunate enough to have him as part of the Cloud Destinations team.
VP Data, AI, and Architecture
Nidhi is an accomplished executive leader with over 20 years of driving large-scale enterprise data modernization and AI initiatives across e-commerce, retail, health, advertising, networking, and construction verticals. Nidhi's expertise spans strategic planning, architecture design, engineering management, and data governance.
Nidhi leads the data practice across all industry verticals as the Vice President of Data, AI, and architecture at Cloud Destinations. Nidhi is responsible for enterprise data strategy evolution and Generative AI adoption. Nidhi leads in defining strategic vision and future state architectures that are aligned with business capabilities and imperatives. Nidhi develops technology roadmaps and establishes frameworks, principles, and standards, enabling the democratization of data.