Meet the Thoughtwave Team

We are a dynamic team working towards technology-driven, and are passionate about results

BOARD OF ADVISORS

Anil Jha

Anil Jha
Advisory Board Member

He is a senior Technology executive, recently Vice President - Head of Global Solutions Programs and Services with Harris Communications after earlier roles including Vice President - Head Americas Wireless and Software Professional Services with Alcatel Lucent.

His skills and experience span technology leadership, staff development, the management of complex programs, the development of techno-commercial strategy, handling senior client relationships, commercial planning, technical/commercial operations management and innovation leadership. He led Professional Services, Operations, Programs, Pre Sales and R&D in Telecom, software, public safety and analytics.

He had an MBA from JL Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University) as well as an MS in Computer Science (University of Michigan) and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India). View more about his technical abilities from Linkedin Profile

Prem

Prem Jagatheesan
Advisory Board Member

Prem Jagatheesan is an accomplished Executive, Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 20+ years of success across the retail, healthcare and IT industries. Leveraging extensive experience with business process improvement and cultural integration, he is a valuable advisor for organization seeking guidance through a transformation. His broad areas of expertise include information technology, Retail, logistics, global strategy, and leadership. Throughout his career, Prem has held leadership positions with Atos, Follett, Advance Auto parts, consulted and collaborated with several Fortune 100 clients.

Prem is a strategist with proven ability to drive business and IT transformation and deliver value from Investments.

He has significant experience supporting business operations, international team leadership and managing global delivery. Learn more about him from his Linkedin Profile

Michael Pegues

Michael Pegues
Advisory Board Member

Mayor Richard C. Irvin has set the goal to make the City of Aurora a regional technology hub. Chief Information Officer Michael Pegues is driving smart city efforts from plan to execution to achieve this goal.

Michael Pegues, a relative newcomer to government, is the CIO of the second largest city in Illinois.

Despite only being in the job for a handful of years and having no background in local government, he has developed a passion for city work and has become an urbantech champion. View more about his technical abilities from Linkedin Profile

Praveen Bhasker

Praveen Bhasker
Advisory Board Member

Praveen has studied Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering in Anna University. He has 17+ years of experience in Cloud Platform Engineering in Google Cloud, Azure and AWS, App dev enablement and cloud architecture

He is the Founder for FlexiGridLabs and is expertise in Test planning, Requirement analysis, Software Quality Assurance, Release management, Integration Testing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. Check out his Linkedin Profile

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Ramesh-Thumu

Ramesh Thumu
PRESIDENT

He is an experienced professional leader with over 19 years of expertise in IT staff augmentation, operations, sales, contract negotiation, account management, relationship development, IT consulting, coaching, immigration policy and managing Thoughtwave team within the U.S. and India.

He possess a highly specialized and expert skill sets in technical architecture, e-commerce technologies, custom enterprise applications, design and implementation of packaged software products.

He is also the President - IT Serve Chicago Chapter and and Joint Treasurer in IT Serve Alliance ITServe Alliance is the largest non profit association of IT Services, Staffing, Consulting organizations. The Alliance is the voice of all prestigious IT companies functioning with similar interests across the United States. View more about his technical abilities from Linkedin Profile

Sai Ratnakar Karumuri

Sai Ratnakar Karumuri
VICE PRESIDENT

He is an experienced individual in IT Consulting, Business Development, Business Strategy, Business Process Analysis, Accounting, Audit and Insurance. Verticals : Government, Insurance, Retail He is highly skilled in Business Analysis, Talent Acquisition, Operations, Immigration, Contract Negotiations, Client Services and Business Development.

He is expert in Financial Services, Business Development, Business Analysis, Benefits Negotiation, Management Consulting, SDLC, Busines Process.

He is also skilled in the following areas. Requirement Analysis, Professional Services, Business Process Improvement, Sales Management, Staff Augmentation, Business Transformation, Strategic Financial Planning, Risk Management, Outsourcing, Process Improvement. Know more about his overall experience from Linkedin Profile

Kunta Vijaya Lakshmi

Vijaya Lakshmi Kunta
DIRECTOR

She is a Director at Thoughtwave Software and Solutions, having experience in Internet Recruiting, Resource Management, Business Analysis, Staffing Services, Contract Recruiting, Human Resources, CRM, Temporary Placements, Requirement Analysis, SDLC, Screening, Benefits Negotiation, Technical Recruitment and Vendor Management

She is also skilled in Application Tracking Systems, SAP, Oracle, Talent Acquisition. She manages the Indian Operations including Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. She played a key role in expanding the business both in IT Staffing Recruitment and Technical Recruitment, helping to open a branch in Vishakapatnam. She also manages the Development teams and guiding and providing assistance to enhance the products/services developed by the team. Learn more about her abilities in Linkedin Profile