Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Kyyba's success is driven by its dynamic and vibrant leadership team. Kyyba management team bring decades of extensive business and technical expertise that contribute to managing the growth of the company.


TEL K. GANESAN

TEL K. GANESAN
Founder
President & CEO

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THIRU GANESAN

THIRU GANESAN
Chief Operating Officer

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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 consolidated 2007 and 2008 acquisitions under one location in 2009 to streamline the company operations and consolidated further under one company name- Kyyba in 2010 to bolster the brand. Kyyba, which also has operations in New Jersey and India.

Tel is in the Board of Directors for Global Detroit (revitalizing Southeast Michigan's economy) and also is a member and Board of Advisors of Ann Arbor-SPARK (advancing Ann Arbor's economy), 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 the Charter Member of Talent, Ideas, Enterprise (TiE) Detroit and was the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2009-2010). 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 and president of the Annai Ashramam USA Charitable Foundation to assist orphaned women and children by providing job training for job placement resulting in gainful long term career. He served as the past Vice-President 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, Farmington Observer, Dbusiness Magazine, Corp Magazine. Tel has received several awards of excellence and honor. 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
  • Recruiting
GAURAV KISHORE

GAURAV KISHORE
Chief Technology Officer

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JOHN J. ANDARY

JOHN J. ANDARY
Strategic Advisor

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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.


After completing two years active duty in the United States Army, Mr. Andary began his professional career in 1970 at a small CPA firm, working full time while attending college at night. Upon graduation from Walsh College and passing the CPA exam (first sitting) in 1975, he spent the next seven years of his career with Coopers & Lybrand, progressing to the level of Audit Manager.

John Andary's movement from public accounting to the business world began with a five-year stint as a financial manager at Unisys Corporation. He was initially responsible for international financial policies. Later, he managed 500 million in inventory, putting together appropriate incentive programs and coordinating production levels with demand.

Andary left Unisys in 1987 to join Automatic Data Processing (ADP). During his seven years at ADP, first as a Division Controller and then as a General Manager, he had the opportunity to develop the business management skills which have made ADP one of the best run companies in America. Andary managed three different business units while at ADP, one which was no longer strategic and needed to downsize, one which was in an early stage and needed to establish business and financial viability, and one which was acquired by ADP and needed to be integrated into the corporate mainstream.

In 1994, John Andary had the opportunity to become the first Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Syntel, which, at the time, was a $48 million private company. During his seven years as CFO, the business grew to $170 million, gross margins expanded from 22% to 37%, and net income grew from 5% to 13%. In 1997, Andary managed the company through a very successful Initial Public Offering (IPO). During the ensuing four years post IPO, he met with and presented the Syntel story to hundreds of analysts and institutional investors. During his tenure, Syntel always met or exceeded revenue and earnings expectations, while developing a high level of "street" credibility.

John Andary left Syntel in 2001 to start his consulting practice. Since that time, he has served companies in both the public and private sectors, engaged in diverse assignments to include interim CFO services, regulatory compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley / NASDAQ / SEC, competitive environment evaluation, pre IPO positioning, and financial reporting systems overhaul.

KEN KENJALE

KEN KENJALE
Chief Strategy Officer

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TAMIKO OGBURN

TAMIKO OGBURN
Founder/
Chief Product Officer
Accreditime

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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).

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Ashok comes with 18+ years of experience in managing business, handling P&L, building service lines, managing alliances and verticals, leading client engagements, cracking large deals, managing brands, managing service transition and leading delivery programs. He has practically grown through the ranks to a leader and visionary.

His vision is to make Kyyba, a global IT service player – mixing scale, spread and niche capabilities that can be conceptualized and delivered, from time to time, relevant and adding value to customer's business growth.  The key service lines are staffing services, remote infrastructure management services, Process and Analytics services, application support and development services. 

Ashok has an undergraduate degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, and an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management in Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Before Kyyba, Ashok was with Clover Infotech leading their sales and marketing functions globally. Prior to that Ashok has worked with Wipro for 12 years in various roles right from engineering to managing regional businesses. Apart from this, Ashok has had stints in Reuters software and GAVS – where he set up the offshoring and set up the Singapore operations

Tamiko Ogburn is the Founder/Chief Product Officer for Accreditime. Accreditime is an educational service provider that offers an application management product to streamline the process to apply for and maintain state licensing and accreditation. Tamiko also works directly with educational institutions to assist them with the licensing and accreditation process.

Tamiko has a passion for education; starting her career at the age of 18 teaching pre-school age children and continued in the field teaching k-12 and postsecondary education. In 2005 she became a certified postsecondary instructor. Tamiko has held the positions of Director of Education, Executive Director and VP of Operations at Lawton Career Institute where she worked for 14 years. In 2007, during her tenure with Lawton, Tamiko was selected to serve as Team Leader/Management specialist for the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). She traveled across the nation to evaluate and ensure member schools continued to maintain the standards of accreditation. Tamiko was selected in 2013 to become an evaluator with the National Accrediting Commission of Careers Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).

Tamiko also enjoys writing, she has written and published several books including; "A Guide to Accreditation", "A Guide to Federal Funding" and a few children's books; "Mommy Where in the World did I Come From" and "Moms Hands". In addition to writing, she has a passion for entrepreneurship. Tamiko launched the GED and Adult Education Center in 2002 to assist students with obtaining their GED as well as career program diploma; and GO Business Group in 2005 providing CPR and First Aid training to local businesses.