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Meenakshisundaram Swaminathan (Sundar)
Director, Technology

Sundar has cumulative work experience of over 24 years, most of which was in the IT industry. He has rich experience in software development, IT / technical project management and offshore project coordination.

He is also a specialist in global delivery management, project management, solutions design and business development across the domains of Retirement Services, Banking (Consumer and Small Business Banking) and Financial Services.

He has to his credit, a track record of effectively managing large application development projects, maintenance and support portfolios on Web and Client-Server technologies for various Fortune 500 and large blue chip companies like First Union National Bank / Wells Fargo, Fleet National Bank, Nations Bank / Bank Of America, Colorado Fire and Police Retirement Funds in the US.

In addition, Sundar was resourceful in handling pre-sales activities including anchoring, review of proposals, preparing responses for RFP’s, finalization of estimates, and delivering client presentations; and successful in executing fixed price full life-cycle development; ramping up projects within time, budget & quality parameters, as per project management & best practice guidelines.

Prior to joining OpenTap, Sundar held various senior technical roles in AMK Tech (Malaysia), Global Software Resources (India), Sagitec (India), Bank of America (USA), Venetica Corporation (USA), First Union (USA), Broadway & Seymour (USA) and IDG (USA).

He is a self-proclaimed news junkie and catches up on all the happenings around the world. He specifically keeps a very close eye on financial news and the global financial market. It helps him take sound decisions when it comes to responsible social financing – an interest that made him consider a role in OpenTap. He was also drawn to the start-up culture because he firmly believes that a younger / smaller company provides a huge opportunity to learn, influence thinking / direction and directly impact the goals of the organization.

If he had not joined OpenTap, Sundar was on his way to becoming a chef and give wings to his passion of whipping up delicious food. His fetish for a healthy life style combined with his love for cooking, got him interested in organic farming. He runs an organic farm with three other friends and dedicates his weekends tending to those requirements.

Sundar holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, USA; a Bachelors’ degree in Chemical Engineering from Annamalai University, India and several professional certifications including one in project management from MMA.

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