Management Team

Vijay Kumar, Managing Director & CEO

Vijay Kumar comes from a techno-managerial background, having done a B.Tech in Computer Science and an MBA from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India). He worked with Infosys Technologies Limited, India (NASDAQ:INFY) as a Technical Architect in Thought Leadership team and collectively managed one of the largest and most admired Knowledge Management system implementations across the globe. He also had a stint with world’s largest hedge fund, D.E.Shaw group, and played an active role in working with the systems which had got firm the name of being “the most intriguing and mysterious force on Wall Street” by Fortune.
An avid risk taker, Vijay founded Peepal in 2005 to follow his entrepreneurial instincts and build an organization which will be based on principles of integrity and transparency, professionally driven, and has concern for all stakeholders. Having sailed through many rough and smooth patches, he is on the journey and enjoying!

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Beena Thomas, AVP & Business Head

Beena Thomas has 9 years of Executive Search experience with top global firms in IT space. With extensive exposure to product development requirements, she is currently the business head at ProductPeepal.
Beena has done B.Com. from Calicut University.
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Rupa Moogi , AVP & Business Head

Rupa Moogi has 7 years of Executive Search experience with some of the top global firms. Rupa has extensive exposure to product development searches in different domains like Telecom, Embedded, BFSI, Retail, ERP etc. She is currently the business head at ProductPeepal.
Rupa has a B.E in Computer Science from Karnataka University.



Board Of Advisors

Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan

Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India). He is also holding the role of Associate Chairman at National Centre for Scientific Information (IISc). He has guided over 50 post-graduate and research students at IISc, and has over 70 publications to his name. He is a member of many scientific and research societies including IEEE, INFORMS, ORSI, and CSI.
His research interests include performance modeling and analysis of discrete event systems and networks, resource allocation/scheduling, and grid computing.

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Muraleedhar Pai

Muralee has more than 20 years of experience in leading information technology products and platforms businesses for the financial services and retail industry.  With his deep knowledge of securities market, mortgages, retail and ecommerce, has developed products for both consumers and business for India, US and UK. With experience equally distributed between 2 entrepreneurial ventures and 2 large multi nationals, he is currently focusing on standardizing the IT product and platform thinking to provide faster “idea to adoption” cycle, irrespective of business styles.

Muralee is an MTech from IISc, Bangalore and BE (Honours) from REC / NIT, Jaipur.  He is currently CTO & SVP of Analyttia Datalab, which focuses on creating high performance Analytics platforms and products.  Other roles he held in the past include India IT leadership executive for Tesco HSC, CTO of Nasdaq listed Altisource and head of delivery of

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Aravind Sadaiappan 

Aravind Sadaiappan has over 12 years of varied experience in startups and large organizations in bringing technology solutions to market and building high performance teams. He has done his post-graduation in management from IIM, Kozhikode. He has been an Associate VP in HP and also worked with Wipro as senior manager of Strategic Marketing. He quit his previous job at HP to pursuit his passion and founded Traverse Outdoor Gear in 2012 which offers high performance apparel and gear for outdoor sports and leisure pursuits. 

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Sumeet Sachdeva  

A TISS-96 graduate, Sumeet is a seasoned HR professional with expertise in Business HR and Staffing. She has worked with Gati, Airtel and  Oracle Financial Services for 5 years. She is currently involved with a couple of search firms in advisory capacity.  

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