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Board Of Directors – 2

Brigade is managed by a team of experienced professionals and business leaders. Each team member brings more than two decades of onshore and offshore outsourcing experience. As a team we understand that, every business is unique and demands a customized solution for its business process. To realize this, our teams leverage on bespoke software solutions which help us to meet the client’s goals accurately, scale-up efficiency and address all the challenges faced by the client’s business.

The right competency is the key to any project’s success. At Brigade we consider that, in addition to competency, the culture of collaborative working is equally crucial. So, our teams work in close coordination with the client’s teams to achieve a significant benefit of creating a greater understanding of the project progress, and all the team members equally informed of every stage of the business process life-cycle.

Board of Directors

Sri Dasari

Chairman & CEO

Sri Dasari is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Brigade. Before joining Brigade, Sri Dasari was Chairman & CEO of IT Gurus, and Head of Global Subcontracting Group (GSG) at Partner at marchFIRST, Inc. (formerly Whittman-Hart, Inc.). Significantly at Whittman-Hart, Inc, he managed successfully outsourcing projects worth $850 million. Earlier, he was part of Senior Management of IBM Global Services for the Middle East.

Sri Dasari is an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He did his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Marathwada University, India.

John Rompon

Board Member

Over the course of his 25-year career, John has played a leading role in nearly every aspect of private company activity and family office investing.  He has structured transactions as a lawyer, improved operations and developed strategy as a management consultant, started companies as an entrepreneur, lead management teams as a CEO and Board Member, advised families regarding their investments, and deployed family office capital as an investor.  He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Marjo Investments LLC, a holding company focused on making private company investments with and for family offices.  During the last 6 years, John has led or co-led investments in companies with an aggregate enterprise value of more than $900 million.  Prior to founding Marjo Investments, John was the co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Compliance Office of McNally Capital LLC, where John oversaw the firm’s investment and private capital activities and advised family offices globally regarding their investments. In addition to leading Marjo, John serves as an Affiliate Partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm, and is a member of the founding team of the Family Office Center at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  Previously, John lead a significant division at Hewlett-Packard, served as CEO of Brigade, a General Atlantic Partners portfolio company based in Hyderabad, India, and served as a senior associate with the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton and as an associate with the law firm Latham & Watkins.  John sits on a variety of private company boards, including as a Trustee and Investment Committee member of The Newberry Library.

John holds a B.A. in Economics and History from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington. 

Lakshmi Akula

Executive Vice President

As the Executive Vice President at Brigade, she manages all matters relating to finance and financial strategy. Lakshmi brings to Brigade over 18 years of professional experience that includes General Management and F & A functions of global IT and BPO firms. Earlier, Lakshmi was the Executive Vice President of IT Gurus, a consulting firm offering technology outsourcing services to Fortune 1000 clients. With specialization in handling M & A projects, and matured competency, Lakshmi handled challenging projects of prestigious clients like Discover Card, Inland Steel and Cisco.

Lakshmi is a Graduate in Computer Science from Marathwada University, India.


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