Versant Technologies India
Management Team
Naidu Darapaneni
Naidu Darapaneni - Founder & Managing Director (MD)
Board President
Naidu has around 15 yrs of experience in the IT Industry in various capacities. He is B.Tech (ECE) from JNT University, India. Started career as Software Engineer and worked in various roles in India and USA. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is his core expertise.

After working in various roles, he started Versant Technologies Inc in the USA in 2000 and thereafter expanded it with an Off Shore Development Centre in Hyderabad, India, in the year 2004. Naidu's hands-on approach and single-minded commitment to the growth of Versant Technologies that has established his success. His passion is to work in unique segments.

He is passionate about building a world class company for providing career opportunities for many young professionals. He strongly believes Versant Technologies got the right platform for the people who are passionate about their career and they can grow to any level from here. He is implementing various spiritual leadership programs to make associates to evolve as world class professionals.

Currently serving as Member in ITsAP and TIE Hyderabad.
Sudhakar Siddegowda
Sudhakar Siddegowda - Board Member and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Strategy, Alliances, Clients & General Management
Real-time Operational Intelligence (ROI) Visionary and global-oriented Executive with demonstrated experience in planning, development, and implementation of strategies to address business opportunities and issues while managing costs and risks.

20 years of experience in Consulting, Product Development & Implementation Services on Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution (MRD) domains in EMENAI & APAC regions.

Dynamic career with strong leadership, problem solving, team building, and project management skills with the ability to recruit, develop, motivate and retain diverse staff, structuring them in teams that deliver results and savings.

Proven track record in establishing the proper GRC frameworks and Panel speaker in 5th Annual CIO Strategies Mideast Congress and inaugural speaker of MENA IT GRC forum. He also wrote an article on people management under BOSS Talk column in IT Next magazine and featured in Aberdeen Group & British Telecom (BT) sponsored Webinar on On-Shelf Optimization. Recently penned an article for IDG sponsored CIO Voices topic - Is technological advancement posing a threat to our own security?

Currently follows Theory of Constraints (ToC) principles for overall management philosophy introduced by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt and also a Siddha Samadhi Yoga (SSY) & Advanced Meditation Course (AMC) Practitioner.

Accomplished, creative and passionate Executive, who has developed Talent, Managed Change and Improved Value & Performance with Trust, Passion, Teamwork, Initiative and Perseverance.

Certified Global CIO from CIO Academy, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India with CISA & CRISC certifications from Information Systems Audit & Control Association (ISACA)/Information Technology Governance Institute (ITGI - Silver Member), USA & has MBA, MCA, BSc, DCS & E and DSM academic qualifications.

Currently serving as Member in ISACA/ITGI, USA, Center for CIO Leadership, USA and CIO Association of India.
Sathya Murthy S
Sathya Murthy Sriram - Director - Finance & HR
Financial Planning, Resources Management, Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Regulatory Compliance
Murthy has around 30 years of experience in the IT Industry in various capacities. He is a Professional Accountant, Human Resources Management Specialist and he has experience in Human Resources Management and IT Talent Search, Financial Management, Contract Management, Accounting, Taxation, International Projects Management and Software Organization Operations.

He has an extensive knowledge and experience of Managing Software Development, IT Operations and Talent Search which include a unique Global In-Serve Solution Services to deliver the complete power of global sourcing to technology and business process solutions companies by outsourcing core competencies to create a good market perception. He had in the past associated with several organizations and also provided consultancy services to some reputed IT Organizations to build their Teams and laid down the Processes.
Rakesh Reddy
Rakesh Reddy Jagavarappu - Global Head - Business Development
Leads, Contacts and Accounts Management
Rakesh Reddy is an Young & Enthusiastic Sales personnel being with industry for over 7 years doing ERP (Oracle & SAP) service sales in various domains like; Retail, Oil & Gas, e-Governance, Hi-tech, Health Care etc. across the regions Middle East, Americas and the UK/Europe.

He has decent functional knowledge across the ERP modules and especially well acquainted with Oracle Retail suite of applications to map the prospect customerís business challenges and process and suggest the overall solution. He is also well versed with enterprise licensing and support structure of the ERP products, to help the customerís solution evaluation and budget.
Babatosh Panda
Babatosh Panda - Director - Implementation Services
Oracle Retail Products
A Project Manager with over 26 years of overall experience in designing client-server applications, Software Product development, Business Forecasting/Intelligence, enterprise software and products, training, Project Management, Risk assessment ability; Accurate cost estimation; Quality Assurance and documentation in the IT sector coupled with significant exposure in start-ups covering setting up facility, IT infrastructure and resourcing.

He has been involved in handling multiple projects for various international as well as domestic clients in IT Software Development Projects of varied size and scope. His expertise has been Project Management, System Designing, Software Testing, ERP Implementations, and Coordination with the Client Onsite & Off-shore.