Kyyba's success is driven by its dynamic and vibrant leadership team. Our management team brings decades of extensive business and technical expertise that contribute to managing the growth of the company. At Kyyba, leadership principles serve as the guideline to effective leadership and contribute to our company success.
President & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Tel Ganesan is the president and CEO of Kyyba, a Michigan headquartered global IT, engineering services and a software product company focusing on education and manufacturing domain.
Tel is on the Advisory Committee for the National Veteran Business Development Council, Board of Directors for Global Detroit and also is a member and Board of Advisors of Ann Arbor-SPARK, Global Talent Retention Initiative of Southeast Michigan (GTRI - strengthening and diversifying Michigan's economy through the retention of top international talent) and Astia (to propel women's full participation in fueling innovation and driving economic growth and where women innovators succeed). Tel is currently the President of Talent, Ideas, Enterprise (TiE) Detroit, reprising his role as he was previously the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2008-2010). He served as the Chairman of TiECon and lead the development of TiE's flagship conference on Entrepreneurship in Detroit during turbulent times. Tel is the Founder & President of the Kyyba Kidz Foundation to assist orphaned children and underprivileged individuals by providing job training for job placement resulting in gainful long term career. He served as the past VP of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI).
Tel has appeared on several TV and radio interviews such as FOX 2 News, Detroit Public TV, NPR, WWJ News Radio and Indian TV Channels. In addition, Tel has been featured in numerous digital and print media such as Financial Times, Detroit News, Oakland Press, Dbusiness Magazine, Corp Magazine. Tel has received several awards of excellence & honor such as Diversity Business Leader, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist - 2014, 2013, 2012, Outstanding Young Asian American of Michigan, Special Tribute for Excellence - Michigan State Senate, Outstanding Service & Contribution Award, Leader & Innovator Award. In addition, Tel is a public speaker and has spoken at several conferences and seminars.
Thiru Ganesan is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Kyyba and carries the overall responsibility for the Strategy and Operations, Development, Marketing, Infrastructure Support, Training and HR operations of the organization.
He is COO and Co-founder of Kyyba, Inc. which is a Global IT Services company specializing in software development, staff augmentation, TurnKey solutions and business process outsourcing. Prior to Kyyba, he worked as Lead IT Consultant in Principal Financial group and Nationwide Financial. Thiru is PMP certified from Nationwide Financials and has extensive experience in converting legacy application system to a GUI front end. He has received numerous accolades during this career in Principal and Nationwide.
Being a Software Engineer turned entrepreneur, he has extensive passion for building companies from the ground up. With his technical expertise, coupled with management skills, he successfully doubled the company revenue for three years in a row (05-08). He has implemented strategies and techniques necessary to compete successfully in the following areas:
- Customer Acquisition
- Developing New Service lines
- Establishing organizations from ground-up
- Implementing growth strategy
- Technology and Engineering consulting
- Team Building
- Building practice areas
- Technology Alliances
- Marketing and sales
Chief Strategy Officer
Gaurav Kishore is an experienced Software Solutions Architect responsible for the decision making and strategy of the IT infrastructure and software products/services development at Kyyba. He leads the design and development efforts on-site in US, off-site in India and with international remote teams. He manages the internal cloud infrastructure and external services offered by Kyyba.
Gaurav has over a decade and half of experience of working with both large, mid-size and early stage start ups. He has provided consultancy services to industry verticals like Insurance, Finance, Health care and Banking. As a senior consultant he excelled in being a bridge between an organization's IT and business teams. His responsibilities included leading development teams, offering software design & architecture advisory and providing programming expertise. He has helped organizations to adopt - "Agile programming" methodology, "Business Rules, Process and Decisioning Management" practices and hands-on guidance to companies to build a dynamic software architecture that can readily change with time & requirements.
Gaurav is motivated by new & disruptive technologies in the Internet space. As a technology lead, a partner, an associate and a trusted advisor he has helped to launch multiple idea-stage Internet pre-startups. He has expertise in web/mobile app design/dev, web analytics and virtual goods development. He is a high-energy individual who has worked amongst culturally & geographically diverse teams and acts on the principle of "seek the swift blade" (Fail Fast and Fail Often). He enjoys and constantly seeks collaboration with like-minded founders, individuals and pre-startups with high growth potential in the Internet, software, web and mobile space. He practices "lean startup" methodology and firmly believes in the principle of "market first and build later" approach.
Gaurav has consulted for organizations such as EDS, Wells Fargo, Pfizer, Guardian Life Insurance, MPower (acquired by Morning Star), Evolve (acquired by Primavera), State Farm Insurance, Ceridian.
Ken Kenjale has 38 years of experience in all aspects IT and BPO services over a dozen countries.
Since 2005, Ken has been an independent consultant serving on the boards of two listed technology companies, acting as part-time Chief Strategy Officer for a few IT services companies; doing corporate planning, CEO and CXO mentoring; addressing major opportunities and challenges of small and mid-sized companies; improving P&Ls, cash flows and balance sheets; formulating strategy, structure and systems; improving sales, delivery, onsite-offshore management, HR, infrastructure and R&D; providing contractual and other legal support; and Training.
Prior to that, Ken spent 17 years at Syntel, Inc., a NASDAQ listed IT and BPO services company, in roles ranging from Senior Consultant to Manager Government Services, Manager Strategic Marketing Group, Head Solutions Group, Chief Technology Office, acting Chief Delivery Officer, Member Capital Assets Acquisition Committee, Member Corporate Executive Committee, member of IPO team, CEO of startup SkillBay.com, Inc., and director of companies incubated in the US and the UK. Started several lines of business, created several internal groups, managed over 3,500 IT professionals generating $180 million annually from clients in banking, financial services, manufacturing, health care, retailing and other verticals, conceptualized and implemented several innovations, including the "Shadow and replacement" technique, automation of the temporary and permanent staffing eco-system through SkillBay.com, etc. Set up the Bay Area branch and initiated continental European business. He was key in growing the company from 70 people to several thousand. Deeply involved in technology, solutions, project and engagement management, sales, contracts, service delivery, recruitment, writing papers, speaking at conferences, training, etc.
Prior to that, Ken spent 14 years at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Working in over a dozen countries, Ken designed and implemented networks, DBMSs, language processors; specified, developed and implemented major applications; managed projects; developed corporate architectures; managed the European region; set up and managed a joint venture in Singapore, and later expanded business to Malaysia; managed company technology acquisitions; conducted campus recruitment and training; and conducted R&D and published innovations in technical journals.
Ken holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from a National Institute of Technology (NIT), India (1972), and a master's degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of technology (IIT), Kanpur, India (1974).
Executive Vice President
Brian Polowniak is the Executive Vice President – Business Development of Kyyba and responsible for complete management and oversight of sales activities and strategies, including management and development of new projects at Kyyba.
Mr. Polowniak has built a worldwide consulting practice in the areas of business strategy development, relationship strategy, global growth focus, executive management business direction, market segmentation, sales strategy and global customer development.
For more than 20 years, Polowniak was President and CEO of Solution Strategies, a global consulting firm that helped clients implement structured business processes to realize an immediate impact on revenue, profit and customer development. Polowniak also has 15 years of sales and executive management experience at Fortune 500 companies, including positions as Vice President of Sales at ALTE, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson, and as President of Kimberly Services, North America. He has been recognized extensively for his personal and team sales success receiving the "Sales Executive of the Year" award from Johnson & Johnson.
Polowniak holds bachelors and master's degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has served as an Army Officer awarded numerous medals for combat operations such as the Bronze star, First Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Cross of Gallantry and Combat Infantry Badge. In addition, Brian is a public speaker and has been a Key Note Speaker for multiple corporations: University of Michigan, Collins and Aikman, W.L. Gore, Lucent Technologies, Textile Manufacturers of the United States, U.S. Indian Bureau of Affairs and Dow Corning.