Leadership Team

Jay Sappidi

Founder, CEO

Jay has more than 18 years of experience in high-tech industry with a very diverse and broad-based background ranging from entrepreneurship, senior management, business development, strategic planning to technology development.

In his entrepreneurial journey, Jay founded Wissen Inc, based out of New Jersey, which provides IT consulting services with a focus on digital content management. He grew the revenues of the company to US $5 million in three years and established the company as a strong player in the competitive content management market. Jay was also one of the founders of BarterIndia.com — India’s fist bartering portal.

Jay also held executive level position at CAST as Vice President of their Research Labs. He headed their product marketing, product strategy, corporate messaging and customer relations. Jay worked at Deloitte as a Management Consultant in their Strategy & Operations group where he helped companies with their corporate, marketing and operations strategies. Jay also helped bootstrap the operations and served as Executive Director and board member of B2B Software Technologies — an offshore IT consulting services provider, listed in Mumbai Stock Exchange and based out of Hyderabad

An avid photography enthusiast and marathon runner, Jay earned his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani and holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Ravi Kumar Sastry

Founder, CTO

With more than 30 years experience in developing enterprise applications and having diverse background in running large industrial organizations, Mr.Sastry brings a rare combination of hands-on expertise on cutting edge technology with astute understanding of constantly changing business needs.

At Plumsoft, he was the architect of the Plumware framework — which is the foundation of all our ERP applications — with a simple yet powerful goal to simplify technology for business. Before working his magic at Plumsoft, Mr.Sastry was the CTO at Wissen Software Technologies, B2B Technologies, and Bodhtree consulting, Hyderabad. He has been Involved in various projects designs for clients at USA, Europe, South East Asia. He served as General Manager at Lamina Suspension Products Limited, Mangalore for over 19 years. He is a Qualified Lead Assessor of ISO 9000 – BSI QA.

Mr. Sastry was the Head of Department for Computer Science, NITTE Engineering College at Mangalore and was the first qualified lecturer in Mangalore University and the member of the syllabus committee for computer sciences.

Sastry is passionate about teaching and is a regular visiting lecturer at various colleges. He received an award of “The Indian Leadership Award for Industrial Development” in August 2012 from All India Achievers Foundation. Sastry is a Gold Medalist from Osmania University in Mechanical Engineering and got his M.Tech in Industrial Management from IIT, Madras.

Vikram Datla

VP Product Management

For more than 17 years, Vikram Datla has been associated with several startups architecting their technology portfolio, he has a reputation for turning small ideas into successful market leading products. Vikram is the main architect for Infopost.com’s (later acquired by AOL) internet based digital content sharing site, one of the very first such portals. He was also the main architect for Parlo.com’s language learning portals catering to customers across the globe. He also architected barterindia.com, India’s first online bartering portal.

A passionate technologist, he has been designing and developing complete end-to-end managed solutions for Global customers with primary role to Lead, Manage, Architect, Design, Develop and Implement Business solutions. His solutions are designed with the focus on transformational Cloud Computing and provisioning of Software as a Service (SaaS) and fully aligned with the new trends and implemented solutions on Big Data and Cloud Computing.

At 40 still an aspiring cricketer, playing regularly at New Jersey’s cricket leagues. Vikram received his B.E. (Hons) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and M.S. in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Prasad Pamidi

VP Global Business Development

Prasad is Vice President of Global Business Development responsible for building global channel partners and service providers. In this role, Prasad is responsible for overall customer and partner relations as well as development and management of integrated sales & marketing initiatives and operational systems & procedures. Prasad has over 15 years of experience working for Oracle, Ernst & Young and Cap Gemini where he was responsible for Oracle ERP implementations at various fortune 500 companies, before co-founding Plumsoft.

An amateur chef and culinary enthusiast, Prasad holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University.

Srinivas Avirneni

VP Customer Success

Srini leverages his extensive experience in strategic customer management to help drive the company forward. Srini bring to Plumsoft more than 15 years experience working with global organizations to implement strategies and processes aimed at optimizing company performance during periods of rapid growth. Srini leads the Plumsoft’s professional services group providing implmentation, support and training to customers of PlumERP.

Before Plumsoft, Srini was Vice President of Operations at Unicent Educational Society where he was responsible for bootstrapping operations and establishing new K-12 schools across Andhra Pradesh. Prior to that Srini was with Satyam Computers, responsible for building and scaling global service organizations in Content Management practice.