People Behind MosChip
Meet the MosChip Leadership Team
Venkata Sudhakar Simhadri
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Venkata Sudhakar Simhadri is a serial entrepreneur and proven executive in the semiconductor industry. He was the Founder, President & CEO of Gigacom Semiconductor LLC & Founder / Director of Gigacom India (Both the Companies acquired by MosChip) and the driving force behind establishing IP licensing and design services business with leading semiconductor companies. Earlier to Gigacom, Venkata was the Founder, President & CEO of Time-to-Market (TTM) from 1998 till its acquisition by Cyient in 2008 and was its head of the Hi-tech Business Unit till 2012. Venkata has 30 years of experience, primarily working in the USA and India region. He did his B.E. from Andhra University and MS from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jayaram Susarla is a chartered accountant with more than 15+ years of experience in Planning, Budgeting, Accounting, Finance & Treasury, Taxation, Auditing, Reporting, Compliance, M & A, and investor relations, etc.
Jayaram is currently handling Accounts & Finance, Human Resources, Legal, and Administration Functions at Moschip Technologies. Jayaram has worked in a senior leadership role for the following companies prior to joining MosChip
- Star India Private Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, Listed on NASDAQ
- DQ Entertainment (International) Limited: – company listed in London stock exchange (AIM) and Bombay stock exchange
- KPMG India & Middle east – worked on banking and other clients’ portfolios
Executive Vice President - Semicon BU
Mr. Srinivasa Kakumanu (commonly referred to as “KS”) comes with more than 26 years of experience in the Semiconductor industry sector. Not only has he co-founded First Pass Semiconductors Pvt Ltd, a VLSI design services organization, in December 2010, but over the past 26+ years, KS has been involved in multiple ASIC tape-outs with respect to Communication, Networking, Consumer, and Computing industries. KS was instrumental in growing First Pass to a 210+ employees’ organization by the time it was acquired by Moschip in July 2018. After the acquisition, KS has been heading Semiconductor Business Unit at Moschip. Before First Pass, KS worked as a General Manager for the VLSI group at Cyient (formerly known as Infotech Enterprises) in India. Even before that, KS worked for TTM inc., San Jose, US; TTM India (TTM was acquired by Infotech in Sept 2008) Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, India; Ikanos Communications, Fremont, US; QualCore Logic Ltd, India, and HAL, Hyderabad, India, etc.
KS also stays in touch with his professional teaching side by actively teaching Digital Design and Physical Design at MosChip Institute of Silicon Systems Pvt Ltd (formerly known as Institute of Silicon Systems), a training institute he co-founded and was acquired by Moschip in July 2018. KS worked in the US for about 7 years between 2000-2007 with TTM inc. and Ikanos Communications.
He holds a B.E degree in E.C.E from the University College of Engineering, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.
Senior VP - Training & Development
Mr. Giri Kondaveeti has over 15 years of experience in the field of Management and Business development in the VLSI industry and is an expert on the operations front. Prior to Co-founding First Pass Semiconductors, he has worked with InfoTech Enterprises Limited and TTM India Pvt Ltd under the position of GM-Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Osmania University.
Presently he heads Training and Development at MosChip Technologies along with taking care of Human Resource, Finance, IT, and Business Development at First pass and is also in charge of the operations and management at MosChip Institute of Silicon Systems.
Senior VP - Business Development, IoT Products & Institutional Sales
Mr. Suresh Varma is a graduate in Arts and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He has a very rich experience in senior roles that are varied and diversified. He shouldered various responsibilities as General Manager (GM), SGM, AVP, and VP in TV, Information, Media and Entertainment Industry like DISTRIBUTION, PRODUCTION, Events And new Business Development. He started his career with Ramoji film city and has been associated with big names like ETV, MAA TV, and STAR India for a long time during which he was responsible for organizing high-profile events, programs and built strong distribution channels with high growth revenues.
He has versatile leadership qualities that make him very enterprising to take up new and challenging roles. Currently, he is the Senior VP – Business Development, IoT Products & Institutional Sales at MosChip Technologies Limited.
He is highly people-centric and is very comfortable with persons of any temperament and can easily mend and mentor them to do a great job. His attitude to respect people and help them realize their self-actualization makes him endeared to the teams and produce great results. He was lauded for his excellent marketing and execution strengths by many industry leaders that he worked for. He believes in continuous learning, has very affable manners, and always rolls up his sleeves with alacrity when needed despite the strategic roles that he is Suresh is a graduate in Arts and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
Senior VP - Product Engineering Services
Mr. AJN Rao is Senior Vice President of Product Engineering Services at MosChip and responsible for Embedded Products, Platform Design Services involving high speed and complexity towards Storage, Computing, Networking, Mobile & Defence Product segments including form factor designs. AJN has over 25 years of experience in Project Management, System Design, Application Engineering, IP Characterization, Product /Post-Silicon Validation, QA & Technical Support activities with an emphasis on SoC / ASIC / FPGA / Software-based products. He has good exposure to Mobile Product Segment, Semiconductors & Consumer Electronic Industry having served in different capacities at Invecas, NVIDIA, MosChip, Telecruz, BPL, Philips & Videocon.
AJN has very good experience in managing projects with cross-functional teams & remote teams i.e Sales / Marketing, Distributors, and Business Partners to derive Project Spec, Estimates, Deliverables. AJN has built strong Teams & Labs with advanced, high-speed test equipment like J-BERT, High Bandwidth Oscilloscopes, Sampling Scope, Vector Network Analyzer, Signal Source Analyzer, Protocol Analysers (PCIe, USB, DDR3 / DDR4), BGA Rework Stations, Plunger based Thermal Stations & Climatic Chambers, etc.,
AJN is an E.C.E graduate from NIT, Warangal.
VP - Marketing & Business Development
Mr. Swamy is a Marketing and business development executive with over 25 years of diversified experience in high technology startups and public companies with demonstrated leadership in developing strategy, go-to-market plans, product positioning, demand generation, business development and sales.
Swamy is responsible for MosChip’s global strategy for growth in semiconductor/ embedded systems business units along with North America business development and sales for IP, turn-key ASICs and design services. Prior to MosChip, Swamy was a senior director marketing at SiFive for SoC/IP products and at Open-Silicon for custom SoCs. Swamy also held director of product marketing for SoC products at FormFactor and business/marketing management roles at Computing, Storage, and Networking business units of LSI(now part of Broadcom).
Swamy holds an M.B.A from California State University, East Bay, M.S from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and B.Tech (Hons.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Mr. Albert is a Chief Architect at MosChip & has a solid background in analog and digital signal processing, analog, digital and adaptive filters, communications systems, circuits and systems theory, system modeling. Over 15 years of industrial system design experience, including voice and broadband wireline digital communications systems 4 patents, 5 US patents pending
Specialties: analog, mix-signal, and digital signal processing, Matlab/Simulink modeling, requirements analysis, phy system architecture.
Sharat Deepak Kaul
VP - Business Development
Mr. Sharat Deepak Kaul has 25+ years of rich experience in semiconductor chip IC chip design and manufacturing, renewable industries playing multiple roles of product development, product marketing, account management, entrepreneur, and business development.
He worked in India and the USA with companies that have diversified portfolios such as Texas Instruments, Quick logic, Infinite Computer Solutions, Synopsys, Solar-Apps Energy, Krypton Solutions, etc.
Sharat has completed his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas and master’s in business administration from Southern Methodist University, USA. He is a voracious reader, an active sportsperson, and continuously works on his passion for guitar and music.
Sharat manages the Business Development function for MosChip across India and Asia Pacific regions as Vice President – Business Development.