Our Team

Rakesh Reddy
Chairman & CEO
Rakesh Reddy is our co-founder and a serial entrepreneur. A mechanical engineer by education, his business vision and direction as Chairman & CEO drives us to excellence. An avid team player, he works with his executive team to trigger growth for Acuvate across geographies and business areas. His business acumen, strategy and planning skills catalyzed the growth of Acuvate since its inception. A natural leader, he has been able to successfully bootstrap his companies, help win customers and successfully constitute company’s board and a robust leadership team.
Jagan Mohan Jami
Chief Operating Officer
Jagan Mohan Jami is the Chief Operating Officer. He has vast experience in the field of delivery of software based projects. Before Acuvate, Jagan was responsible for delivering large projects for various customers at Infosys. His knowledge and experience in program, portfolio & project management in the domains of health insurance, pharma and hi-tech manufacturing has enriched Acuvate. He also has extensive experience in successfully leveraging the onsite-offshore global delivery model and setting up of offshore delivery centers (ODC) for various customers.
Anil Kakaria
Vice President- Sales and Operations
Anil Kakaria is the Vice President, European Business. He is responsible for Acuvate’s operations, customers and alliances in UK and Europe. Anil has worked with Intelligroup and Hexaware at various capacities. At Intelligroup he worked as the Director of Sales. Anil has won “Sales Person of the year” at a global level and was instrumental in closing several large global deals in the European region.
Pradeep Hegde
Associate Vice President – Client Relations
Pradeep Hegde, Associate Vice President, manages Client Relations at Acuvate. Having worked with FMCG, Professional Services and Local Government organizations across the globe, He brings with him rich experience of working with teams across locations and delivering business critical solutions for industry leaders. Pradeep is passionate about creating significant value to businesses using Digital Technologies and as a Cofounder of Acuvate knows what is needed to grow a global business. He specialises in the areas of Bots, Business Intelligence and Cloud (Office 365 & Microsoft Azure)
Hemanth Kumar
Practice Head – Analytics and Data Business
Hemanth handles Acuvate’s Analytics & Database services. He was previously heading the Innovation lab & Tech readiness department at Acuvate. His current role demands providing Delivery Oversight, ensuring team’s readiness and managing the service portfolio of Analytics and Database Practice. Hemanth has consulted various Manufacturing, FMCG and BFSI clients on large scale Data related initiatives. Hemanth has been a part of Acuvate for more than 5 years.
Pavan Kumar Kulkarni
Practice Head – Digital Workspace
Pavan Kulkarni is the Practice Head – Digital Workspace. He has more than a decade of experience with diverse technologies ranging from Application platforms (such as .NET, J2EE, SharePoint) to Mobility platforms (such as Android, BlackBerry) and Cloud platforms (such as Azure, O365, SFDC). He has rich experience in Technology Consulting, Delivery, Product Development and R&D. He has exposure to multiple domains, and owns patents in mobility and navigation systems.
Abhishek Shanbhag
Practice Head – Solutions
Abhishek is the Co-Founder of Acuvate and brings with him 12+ years of strong expertise across the Microsoft stack. He has consulted with clients globally to provide solutions on technologies such as SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure. He has worked with clients across multiple industry domains including Retail & FMCG, Manufacturing and Telecom. His current focus is Artificial Intelligence Bots & Machine Learning and their applications in the enterprise space