Leadership

Evoke Technologies executive leadership team comprises of highly experienced and professional executives. They provide stewardship and strategic direction in the functioning of our business. Our leadership team ensures smooth functioning of business operations and drives innovation that helps us to deliver world class IT services. Our leadership and management team brings with them immense experience and deep understanding of technology portfolios, which helps us to deliver solutions that are highly efficient and agile.

Executive Leadership

Ramesh Madala

Ramesh Madala CEO

Ramesh Madala is the founder and managing director of Evoke Technologies. He carries 20 plus years of global experience in the field of Information Technology. He has a proven track record in global delivery of software services in diverse business environments. Ramesh is well known for his business acumen and entrepreneurship. Ramesh played a key role in creating a global identity for Evoke Technologies.

Ramesh is focused to maintain a long term relationship with our partners and works very closely with all the clients of Evoke Technologies. Ramesh incorporated Evoke Technologies in the year 2003 with a vision to create a vibrant technology firm that offers cost effective IT solutions.

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He is the key individual responsible for building an iconic IT enterprise that has a strong presence in North America and Asia. Ramesh is primarily responsible for client relationships, program management, strategic guidance and planning.

Before incorporating Evoke Technologies, Ramesh worked in some of the world’s biggest corporations, including Corporation Service Company (CSC) and Keane Inc., presently known as NTT Data Inc. Ramesh was instrumental in building a comprehensive online suite for integrated corporate compliance and governance services while at CSC. He has also handled large scale projects and provided high level inputs while working at Keane Inc. Ramesh holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from A & M University in Alabama. He has also earned a Master's Degree in Mineral Exploration from Vikram University in India.

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Harry Rao

Harry Rao President

Harry carries over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and is known for his techno-functional expertise. He is responsible for defining the vision, strategy and governance within Evoke and steering the direction of the company. He has been a catalyst for our growth and helped Evoke expand rapidly. Harry is highly passionate about his entrepreneurial spirit. He brings world-class technology and leadership experience that spans multiple functional domains including strategic planning, financial management and corporate strategy development.

Harry started his career at Dana Holding Corporation as a Technical Analyst, before moving to the Indian Academy Education Trust as a Vice Chairman.

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He likes to focus extensively on corporate strategic planning and business development by exploring various growth opportunities in North America and other regions.

Harry is also involved in financial management and planning while playing a critical role in restoring cash flow, profitability, asset management and purchases. Harry holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication from Sir M. Visveswarayya Institute of Technology in India.

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HR Leadership

Ramesh Mantana

Ramesh MantanaDirector, HR

Ramesh Mantana holds the position of Human Resources Director at Evoke Technologies. In this role, Ramesh is responsible for designing, developing and implementing effective HR processes and systems to meet organizational goals and objectives. With more than 20 years’ experience in the HR domain working for such large corporations as Infosys and, Tech Mahindra, as well as in fast growing startups, Ramesh was instrumental in designing and implementing HR policy.

His career is focused on building cost-effective and results-oriented HR solutions in a competitive and high performance work culture. Ramesh values transparency and integrity, and believes that passion, patience and perseverance are the keys to his success in life.

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Ramesh earned a master's degree in Human Resources Management from Andhra University. He is an active participant in several HR professional networks in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, India. In addition, Ramesh is one of the founder members of SHRD (Society for Human Resources Management) and a life member of the NHRDN (National HRD Network). He loves driving automobiles and is a practitioner of Sahaja Yoga, a unique meditation technique.

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Practice & Delivery Leadership

Venkat Naidu

Venkat NaiduSr. Director, Java Practice

Venkat Naidu is a Senior Director (Java Practice) at Evoke Technologies. With over 18 years’ experience in the IT industry, Venkat brings tremendous experience to Evoke. A strategist cum implementer with recognized proficiency in spearheading corporate plans, Venkat is skilled at administering and leading cross-functional teams as they implement business and technology strategies.

Venkat is a performance driven dynamic leader with proven success in managing P&L, practice, delivery of large enterprise accounts, product development, PMO and operations.

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Venkat is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a holds a Six Sigma Green Belt.

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Narasimha Rao Dattappa

Narasimha Rao DattappaAssociate Director,
Microsoft Practice

Narasimha Rao Dattappa heads the Microsoft practice at Evoke. Narasimha has more than 18 years of experience as a technology and business leader, including more than 16 years in software consulting, service delivery, and software development. Prior to joining Evoke, Narasimha held various roles at leading multinational companies including Microsoft, Hitachi and Deloitte, where he was responsible for leading large-scale transformation projects within IT.

At Evoke, Narasimha Spearheads the efforts in setting strategic direction for the Microsoft practice, and drive activities to improve sales, recruiting and consulting.

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Apart from design and delivery of software applications involving the Microsoft Technology stack, he has significant experience in pre-sales, quality audits, practice evangelism and training. Narasimha holds an MBA degree with specialization in Management Information Systems (MIS).

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Matthew Higgins

Matthew HigginsDirector

Matt Higgins is Director of Oracle Solutions at Evoke Technologies. Matt oversees delivery of Oracle based projects in the United States. In addition, Matt works with Evoke's clients directly to assess business issues, architect processes and technology solutions.

Prior to joining Evoke in April of 2014, Matt worked for almost 20 years in project management and solution architecture roles with IBM Consulting and Ernst & Young, focused primarily on process improvement projects facilitated with the implementation of Oracle software, and as an internal program manager responsible for implementing IT improvements. Early in his career Matt held engineering positions with Michelin and IBM.

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Matt holds a Master's of business administration (Finance) from Rollins College as well as Master's of Science and Bachelor's of Science degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a licensed professional engineer in the state of Alabama and certified in planning and inventory management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

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Sukumar Kasamsetty

Sukumar KasamsettyDirector, Delivery

Sukumar Kasamsetty is a Director - Delivery at Evoke Technologies. With over 20 years’ experience in IT, including over 15 years in managing, implementing and supporting business applications, Sukumar brings a wealth of experience to Evoke. Sukumar has been instrumental in delivering several transformational projects and building high performing teams.

Sukumar has in-depth understanding of business functions across verticals, and ensures excellent client satisfaction. Sukumar ensures that all aspects of service delivery provide an excellent experience and better outcomes for our clients.

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Prior to joining Evoke, Sukumar was associated with NTT Data, General Electric, CMC and Intelligroup. He handled multiple concurrent projects, with a high quality of delivery across various verticals and practices, including Seibel, Salesforce, Java, Microsoft, Data Warehouse and Mobile Development Projects. Sukumar holds a bachelor’s degree from a leading Indian university and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Rajesh Kotnur

Rajesh Kotnur Associate Director

Rajesh Kotnur is Associate Director – Delivery at Evoke Technologies, in this role Rajesh is focused on strengthening Evoke’s delivery capabilities. With over 17+ years of IT experience, he has an established track record in managing Global delivery and achieving excellence in delivery management. He has extensive experience managing customers in the international markets, including Fortune 100 customers. Rajesh has held several key portfolios during his career, right from account management, program management to customer relationship management.

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Rajesh has experience in numerous industry verticals including energy, healthcare, insurance, legal and transportation. He has led several key transformational initiatives in software engineering, including conceptualizing, designing and getting developed automation solutions and products to improve processes and enhance efficiencies. Further, Rajesh pro-actively supported the sales teams in account mining initiatives and helped to grow the revenues for the accounts that he managed.

Rajesh earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Nagarjuna University and a master’s degree in International Business Management from Andhra University. In addition, he holds certifications in Global Business Leadership Program from the renowned U21Global & Harvard Business School and Strategic Leadership Development Program from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India.

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Pratyush Dash

Pratyush Dash - PMP, CSM Sr. Manager, Delivery

Pratyush Dash is a Senior Manager at Evoke Technologies. He oversees one of Evoke Technologies largest customers and ensures overall client satisfaction. In a career spanning over 17 years, Pratyush held key leadership positions and has been a member of various core management groups. He has been very instrumental in planning and executing several large-scale projects for key Evoke clients.

Pratyush has strong expertise in managing multiple programs within multiple domains. Being a Six Sigma Green and Black Belt holder, his primary focus remains on improving overall software quality and processes within Evoke.

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Pratyush is an active facilitator of Evoke’s Software Engineering Process Group (SEPG) and contributes immensely to the Quality Management System (QMS) process at Evoke.

Prior to taking up a role at Evoke, Pratyush spent more than a decade with Patni/IGATE (now acquired by Capgemini) and worked at various client locations across North America. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree along with an Executive Management Program from the renowned Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow, India.

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Kankana Choudhury

Kankana Choudhury Practice Lead - Mobility

Kankana Choudhury leads the Mobility and SaaS business practice at Evoke Technologies. She has more than a decade’s experience in managing mobility product portfolio, planning and strategy. Kankana has profound interest in emerging mobile technologies and its intersection with Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Social and Analytics. She likes to engage with clients and help them solve their business challenges by leveraging leading-edge technology solutions.

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As a Practice lead, Kankana is responsible for the overall development and stewardship of Evoke's Mobile and SaaS business units. Kankana's primary focus revolves around delivering business results through innovation and operational excellence. She enjoys motivating and building great teams to achieve exemplary business goals.

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Sales

Jason Kuchera

Jason KucheraVP, Sales

Jason Kuchera is Vice President of Sales at Evoke Technologies. He oversees the global sales of the organization, with responsibility for building the Evoke customer base, the Evoke brand and creating customer demand in markets around the world.

Since joining Evoke in February of 2015, Jason has taken on a variety of sales, marketing, communication and delivery roles, most recently focusing on brand awareness, customer marketing and sales references. Prior, Jason served as a consulting sales manager for a leading global computer technology corporation, Oracle Corporation, where he provided sales strategy and support to companies in both the enterprise and mid-market space.

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Jason started his technology career at TEKsystems, and spent 8 years on the sales team where he also provided leadership and guidance to other sales professionals.

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Gene Sharp

Gene SharpDirector

Gene Sharp is a Director of Consulting Sales at Evoke Technologies. Gene is an integral part of the Evoke sales team and his role includes assisting with business development strategy and building strong relationships with the Evoke customer base in markets across the US and beyond.

Since joining Evoke in February 2015, Gene has focused heavily on building the Evoke brand and creating new opportunity to service customers throughout the US with a primary focus on our key service areas including Oracle Consulting, Microsoft Consulting, IT Staffing, Quality Assurance /Software Testing, and Mobility. Prior, Gene served as Director of Business Development for a North American IT services company, TEEMA Solutions Group, where he was responsible for building a strong sales team and strategy to expand the brand on the East Coast in the US.

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Gene started his technology career at TEKsystems, and spent over 13 years on the sales team where he also provided leadership and guidance to other sales professionals and recruiters in the IT staffing arena.

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Gene Sharp

Rodney JohnsonHead of Sales & Strategy, Mobility Practice

Rodney Johnson joined Evoke Technologies as Head of Sales and Strategy (Mobility Practice). He is responsible for the strategic direction of Evoke’s mobility practice. With over 17 years of IT and mobile industry experience at the senior and executive levels, Rodney has successfully delivered quality results for numerous Fortune 1000 companies around the world.

Prior to joining Evoke, Rodney was responsible for building the mobile practice for Capgemini, one of the world’s largest technology consulting companies. Previously, he led mobility divisions for three of the top global Fortune 10 companies. Additionally, Rodney has led enterprise mobility from the ground up for GMAC, Toyota, and Walmart, and has implemented the strategy, roadmap, MDM/EMM, MEAP, and Mobile Device Policies, all while fostering appropriate vendor and alliance partner relationships.

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Others

Ajitesh Shukla

Ajitesh Shukla Principal Architect

Ajitesh Shukla heads Architecture and Governance initiatives at Evoke Technologies. In his current role, he is responsible for enabling enterprise-wide adoption of leading-edge technologies and related practices including implementation of relevant tools and frameworks. Ajitesh is focused on delivering high-quality software based on Agile and DevOps principles and best practices. He also spearheads the Big Data and Analytics practice at Evoke, as part of which he is responsible for delivering Big Data solutions to all clients.

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After passing out from IIT Kharagpur in 1999, Ajitesh spent more than 16 years working with leading IT startups and large product & software services companies such as Computer Associates, Infosys, Sierra Atlantic (now Hitachi Consulting), etc. Ajitesh is very passionate about technology, in general, and his current interests include technologies related with web, mobility, big data, DevOps, application security etc.

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Vara Prasad

Vara PrasadSr. Delivery Manager

Vara Prasad heads the BPM consulting practice at Evoke. With nearly 16 years’ experience in the IT industry focused on design, development and delivery of products and applications based on Java and Open Source technologies, Vara has led several large-scale transformation efforts across such multinational companies as Infosys, IBM and Amazon.

Over the last two years at Evoke, Vara has been instrumental in successfully delivering several key BPM projects, obtaining new business from multi-billion dollar clients, and scaling technology and business partnerships in the areas of BPM to improve companies’ bottom lines.

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Vara holds a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai. He is a certified Project Management professional. In his free time, Vara likes to play guitar and spend time with his family.

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