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
President & CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Tel K. Ganesan is a serial technology, real estate entrepreneur and angel investor.
Tel is responsible for the strategy of Kyyba Inc. and Kyyba Engineering Inc., delivering IT and Engineering Solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Tel left Chrysler in 2005 to pursue his entrepreneurial dream and has put the company on aggressive growth mode, achieving several folds of top line growth in less than four years.
Tel is the Charter Member of Talent, Ideas, Enterprise (TiE) Detroit and served as the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2009-2010). TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. The power of TiE is in its network - 13,000 members, including 2,500 seasoned entrepreneurs. There are currently 56 TiE Chapters spread across 13 countries around the world. Tel chaired TiECon Midwest 2009 & 2010 and is also the Conference Chair for TiECon Midwest 2011, the annual flag ship conference of TiE Detroit. Tel was the Vice President of TiE Detroit in 2008 and was instrumental in reviving the chapter and turning into a very vibrant and relevant organization in Michigan. Tel was responsible for planting Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit and culture into TiE Detroit eco system. Tel was the past Vice-President of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) and is active in community involvement.
Tel is the President of Annai Ashramam USA Foundation. Tel specifically works on charitable causes for the upliftment of orphans and underprivileged women by improving their education, skills, on the job training, and help them to get on their feet and realize their true potential.
Tel worked at Chrysler for more than 13 years and is certified black belt for proactive and reactive problem solving and has received several awards of excellence and recognition during his career at Chrysler. Tel received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
- Excellence Award 2010 - Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC)
- Inc 5000 - 2010
- Michigan Leader & Innovator Award - 2010
- (Grant Thorton, Lawrence Tech University, WWJ News Radio)
- Inc 5000 - 2009
- Leadership Award - TiE Detroit, 2008
- Inc 5000 - 2008
- Shainin RED-X
- Shainin GREEN-Y
- DaimlerChrysler Certified Pre-Emptive Black Belt , 2004
- DaimlerChrysler Certified Reactive Black Belt, 2002
- Product Quality Improvement Award, DaimlerChrysler, 2002
- Gold Award, DaimlerChrysler,1999
- Silver Award, DaimlerChrysler,1999
- Achievement Award, DaimlerChrysler,1998
- Product Quality Improvement Award, Chrysler,1997
- Engineering Society of Detroit
- Detroit Economic Club
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
Executive Vice President
Chief Technology Officer
Kevin Dacey has over 28 years of experience in the Professional Staffing Services industry. During his career, Kevin has held positions in recruiting, sales, management, and executive leadership, creating and building successful and profitable businesses and teams.
Kevin's background has included working with clients and organizations at the local, regional, and national level. Based in Michigan, Kevin has successfully grown and expanded businesses in both the Metro Detroit market as well as across the US
One of Kevin's career highlights was starting up Synova Inc.,a Professional Services company headquartered in Michigan. Starting in 1998 as a subsidiary of CBSI, Kevin built Synova from its inception into a $70 MM company in four years, expanding the operation to include 14 offices nationally, along with expanding globally with the formation of Synova India. As Executive Vice President, Kevin was responsible for all aspects of the company that included becoming a certified MBE organization with a successful and recognized national diversity program.
Kevin's diverse career has had an emphasis on startup businesses as well as growing and expanding national organizations such as CDI Corporation, contributing sales leadership and delivery of IT and Technical Services to clients across the US.
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.
JOHN J. ANDARY
Chief Strategy Officer
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 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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Controller of Finance
Kevin has been involved in the Professional Services Staffing business for more than 25yrs. Throughout his career he has held positions in recruiting, business development and management. He has had success creating and building profitable business centers and teams. Kevin's background includes working with clients on a local, regional and national level. He has focused primarily within the IT industry and has also provided professional services within the engineering and financial marketplace.
A career highlight has been Kevin's ability to identify, establish, grow and maintain key client relationships throughout his career. His ability to become a true partner and trusted advisor working with his clients to solve business problems has truly set him apart. He has partnered with clients to provide staffing services to project outsourcing and system integration.
Kevin has worked with start-up organizations to establish a market presence and helped large organizations build and expand into new markets across the US.
Connie Eding is the Controller of Finance at Kyyba, Inc. She has over 21 years of experience in the accounting field. Her progressive accounting and business expertise includes nine years supervising an Accounting Department as well as several years as a Senior Accountant.
Connie's holds experience with consolidated financial statements, budgets and month end accounting. She has a background that includes developing strategies to optimize plant operations and decrease inventory, negotiating purchase order discrepancies and establishing payment terms.
In her role as an Account Supervisor she developed a strategy on a distribution project that consolidated four plants into two resulting in cost savings of over $4 million through decreased inventory and optimization of plant operations.
Connie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and is pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree in Finance at Walsh College; she is expected to complete this degree in March of 2013
Angeline D’Balentine is the Manager of Marketing and PR. Her responsibilities involve Kyyba’s internal and external communications, PR and media along with the Kyyba brand. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of Kyyba’s internal marketing department.
D’Balentine brings 13 years of experience in marketing, public relations, and media production. She is an established artist and writer along with theater and film/media director/producer. She brings her previous and present skill set to Kyyba so as to maintain the present in-house marketing and PR initiatives while auditing and developing future marketing and media strategies for Kyyba.
She holds her Bachelor of Arts w/honors in Written Communications and Imaginative Writing with a minor in the Arts. She also holds her Master of Science in Entertainment Business.
D’Balentine’s proactive initiatives in wellness and sustainable awareness, both for personal and economical, contribute to the Kyyba brand and culture.