Appoints industry veterans Anandakumar as CFO and Rashmme Eshwar as HR Head
Exotel, one of India’s leading cloud telephony companies, today announced the appointment of Anandakumar as the Chief Finance & Strategy Officer, and Rashmme Eshwar as Head, People Operation, further strengthening its leadership team.
Commenting on these appointments Shivakumar Ganesan, CEO & Co-founder, Exotel said, “We’re very excited to have Rashmme and Anand on board. They bring together close to 25 years of experience to the company and that would help us in achieving two of our biggest goals for the year – growth and expansion.
Anandakumar is a computer science engineer from (BITS) Pilani and MBA from IIMB with close to 10 years of experience in consulting and technology. He has been associated with Yahoo! and Alvarez & Marsal among others. He is a whiz at performance improvement techniques and restructuring projects. At Exotel, Anand will be the brain behind the expansion and growth strategies. This, of course, is in addition to heading the Finance team of Exotel. He is a finance buff and literally nothing escapes his keen eye.
“I am excited to be part of the team that is building an innovative communications platform. We want to be known as one of the best home-grown engineering startup success stories in India. Businesses are successful only when value is created for all stakeholders. I hope to contribute to our journey by laying a solid foundation in terms of strategy, planning and execution that will ensure we reach our goals,” said Anandakumar.
Rashmme Eshwar is an HR professional with 14 years of experience across multinational organizations including Citrix, Yahoo!, SAP and Convergys. She has held diverse leadership responsibilities in her long career, notably a six-year long stint as the International HR Manager at CITRIX. She holds an MBA from Birla Institute of Management. At Exotel, she will be looking after talent acquisition and employee management.
“I am lucky to be working with some of the best engineering talent in the industry. We have a very young, energetic and vibrant workforce at Exotel. Building a positive work environment where ideas are freely exchanged is a priority, we value diversity and believe that ability is more important than experience. My goal is to ensure Exotel is an employer of choice,” said Rashmme Eshwar.