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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KEN KENJALE

KEN KENJALE
Chief Strategy Officer

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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.


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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