Dr. V. Ravichandran – Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ravichandran is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years of industry experience in the technology area. He has founded and grown several technology services and technology education companies over his long career.
Dr. Ravichandran oversees the company’s expansive state-of-the-art development center of 1000+ members in Mangalore, India, in addition to overseeing the management team. Dr. Ravichandran’s progressive management practices make him an influential and beloved figure in the organization and the community at large.
In addition to overseeing the business operations, Dr. Ravichandran is heavily involved in driving the company’s social responsibility initiatives. He co-founded the GT Foundation, a philanthropic organization committed to solving today’s most challenging social issues. The Foundation also honors and financially rewards the cultural icons in the area of music, dance, literature and folk art, who all too often do not get the support they deserve.
Dr. Ravichandran’s other community involvements include organizing a large scale effort to combat poverty and hunger and delivering healthcare solutions and educational opportunities to the economically challenged people of the area.
Dr. Ravichandran was a Professor at St. Philomena College for 30 years and holds a Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and a PhD degree, in addition to a Fulbright fellowship at Clemson University.
Vidya Ravichandran – President
Vidya is the founder and president of GlowTouch Technologies. Vidya is responsible for driving the company’s global expansion efforts and has helped the company penetrate new markets and expand its service portfolio. She oversees the company’s overall growth strategy out of the Louisville-based headquarters and works closely with the sales, marketing and production teams to ensure exceptional customer service remains a top organizational priority.
Vidya’s impactful leadership has resulted in GlowTouch’s recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies four consecutive years. Vidya was recently recognized by Business First as the “2012 Business Leader of the Year” and was also recognized by the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame as an “Emerging Entrepreneur” in 2011.
Vidya is incredibly active in the Louisville community and serves on several non-profit boards including the G.L.I.P. board and the Walden School board. Moreover, she ensures the company actively contributes resources to local organizations including the American Lung Association of Kentucky, KentuckianaWorks SummerWorks, Start-Up Weekend Louisville, IdeaFestival, Code Louisville, and more.
Vidya consistently champions local entrepreneurial initiatives in the community, particularly when they relate to Women Technology Entrepreneurs, whom she feels are a rare breed across the country.
Prior to founding GlowTouch, Vidya was Director of Business Development at National Processing Company. Vidya graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a Masters in Science degree in Molecular Biology.
Shyamprasad Hebbar – Associate General Manager – Operations
Shyamprasad spearheads the operational efforts of GlowTouch’s technical team in the Mangalore office and brings substantial experience to the role. With nearly fifteen years of operational IT experience, Shyamprasad’s responsibilities include formulating policies and workplace standards, overseeing day-to-day operations, and contributing in other administrative capacities.
Shyamprasad was instrumental in taking the operations in Mangalore from a three person organization to what is now a 1000+ person organization. He has been involved in every aspect of Operational Management, from overseeing key hires for all departments to managing client relationships to managing and meeting the needs of the growing employee base. He has been instrumental in managing the development of the state-of-the-art infrastructure in Mangalore.
Shyamprasad has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mangalore University and a Master of Business Administration in Operations from Sikkim Manipal University.
Yogish Pai – Senior Manager, System Administration
Yogish leads the overall management of GlowTouch’s system and network administration efforts and oversees the company’s entire technical infrastructure. In his role, Yogish supervises activities related to firewall configuration, troubleshooting, server setup and infrastructure development. He actively participates in implementing network and information security controls at the organizational level and coordinates administration tasks and activities for various production systems.
Yogish has more than 14 years of diverse information technology experience and holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications.