Drivestream Company
Executive Team
Gopal

Gopal D. Krishna

Founder, President and CEO

Gopal, a lifelong entrepreneur, is the backbone of the Drivestream team responsible for its creation, growth, and innovative ideas. He steered Drivestream by defining strategic direction and offerings, formulating and executing growth plans, marketing, and service delivery.

Gopal's primary focus now is formulating and executing market-focused acquisitive and organic growth strategies; integrating business through joint ventures, alliances, and acquisitions. Drivestream's phenomenal growth is attributed to Gopal's sound business acumen and timely business judgment for pioneering new and innovative solutions, uniquely differentiating Drivestream in a competitive market.

Ragu

Ragu Damodar

Chief Operating Officer

Ragu manages the finance, HR, and talent acquisition teams. His duties include setting up corporate performance targets, strategy and performance targets into business unit plans, and managing operations of the company in ways consistent with strategic and performance goals.

Prior to Drivestream, Ragu spent several years at KPMG, PWC Consulting, and IBM Global services delivering management consulting services to Fortune 100 companies around the world. Ragu holds a MBA from Newport University, California.

Ravi

Ravi Shankar

Executive Vice President & Managing Partner

Ravi focuses on setting the direction and management of Global Delivery. He spearheaded the establishment of Drivestream's unique delivery capability - "The Drivestream Factory Model"

Prior to its merger with Drivestream, Ravi co-founded Stratum, Inc.. He was also engaged as a consultant in leadership roles managing large development teams at several implementations in Fortune 100 companies.

Ravi has completed his Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and is a Transportation Engineering graduate from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Jacob

Jacob C. Thomas

Executive Vice President & Managing Partner

Jacob oversees Drivestream's Account Management Group that provides strategy and advisory services to clients. He also heads up Drivestream's Marketing and Alliances Organization. He has led several go-to-market strategies with various innovative service solutions including Drivestream's unique Comprehensive Cloud Solutions.

Prior to Drivestream, Jacob was an Associate Partner at IBM, Human Capital Management Practice, a Global Managing Director at Unisys, and a Systems Integration practice leader at PWC.

Jacob is an Electrical Engineering graduate from the University of Maryland.

Bryan Sharif

Bryan Sharif

Executive Vice President & Managing Partner

Bryan leads customer relationship management as Client Partner and is responsible for providing executive oversight of project delivery to ensure delivery success and continued customer satisfaction.

Prior to its merger with Drivestream, Bryan co-founded Stratum, Inc. specializing in large data integration and migration. He was also engaged as a consultant in leadership roles managing large development teams at several implementations in Fortune 100 companies.

Bryan holds a bachelor's degree in International Business from Penn State University.

Jason Lindenberg

Jason Lindenberg

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, Jason is responsible for all internal systems, process improvement, as well as the oversight of strategic initiatives. Jason heads each of the business units to drive continual improvement through new systems, process improvement, change management, and education.

Prior to his CIO role, Jason was a thought leader in Drivestream's Information Management Practice. Prior to Drivestream, he spent several years at James Martin & Company/Headstrong, KPMG/BearingPoint, and The Home Depot.

Jason is a Management Science graduate from Virginia Tech.

Karthikeyan

G. Karthikeyan

Executive Vice President (India Operations) / Executive Director

Since its inception, G. Karthikeyan heads the India operations of Drivestream. His primary responsibility is to formulate strategies and manage Drivestream's India Delivery Organization, HR, Finance, and the day to day operations. His key focus area is to attract, grow and retain a world class workforce. On the operational side, he strives to ensure compliance in various aspects of India delivery center.

Prior to joining Drivestream India, he was General Manager-Sales with a well accomplished professional track of successfully leading large teams of sales executives, managers, and vendors.

Karthikeyan holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from University of Madras, India.

Jay Chatterjee

Jay Chatterjee

Senior Vice President & Partner

Jay leads Drivestream's Account Management Group for the North American Western Region providing strategy and advisory services to clients. Jay has led several special growth initiatives and strategic efforts at Drivestream.

Prior to joining Drivestream, Jay worked in IBM Global Services (IGS) and was part of North America IBM GBS Subject Matter Expert (SME) group for ERP Solutions. Jay also worked with PeopleSoft in Pleasanton, CA and worked in the IT department implementing the first generation PeopleSoft 8.0 products internally.

Jay has a Computer Information Systems degree from Georgia Southwestern State University.

Jay Chatterjee

Rajeev Ponnusamy

Senior Vice President & Partner

Rajeev is part of Drivestream's Account Management Group for the North American Eastern Region and leads the ERP practice for the organization. Rajeev is responsible for managing some of Drivestream's key Financials accounts and projects in the Oracle Cloud and PeopleSoft space. With his 15+ years of experience in Financial applications, Rajeev has worked with CFOs and Treasurers in implementing their Financial and Treasury applications. Recently Rajeev has been helping both midsize and Enterprise clients successfully migrate their mission critical Financials Applications to Oracle's ERP Cloud.

Prior to joining Drivestream, Rajeev worked at leading consulting companies such as Infosys, Rapidigm (now Fujitsu), and others as a Financials & Treasury subject matter expert. Rajeev attended the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and also has an MBA in Corporate Finance & Strategy from The Ohio State University.