About Us

Vijay Pullur, Founder and CEO

Vijay co-founded Pramati Technologies, a global pioneer in Java Application Servers and the first in the world to achieve J2EE certification. Vijay was responsible for building up the company to a team of over 400, serving more than 500 global customers. He also set the company's US sales team and critical OEM partnerships with companies like Tibco, EMC, Progress Software, and others. Within Pramati, Vijay has incubated and spun-off multiple businesses, SocialTwist among them. Prior to Pramati, Vijay spent 8 years in technical leadership and software development roles at Wipro, India's software giant (NYSE:WIT). Vijay has a BS in Computer Science. Exceeding customer expectations is his only mantra.

 

Vijay Sundaram, Chief Marketing Officer

Vijay brings years of entrepreneurial and executive experience as a founder of companies in supply chain, mobile advertising and solar energy technologies. He was a co-founder and EVP at GT Nexus, one of the largest supply chain and trade logistics SaaS companies, where he led all marketing, strategy, and new business initiatives. Previously, Vijay was a strategy management consultant for some of the world's largest companies in the US and Europe in financial services and consumer products. Earlier, Vijay led product teams at HP and Apollo Computer. Vijay has a BTech in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Madras, an MS in Computer Science from New York University, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

 

Vivek Lakshman, Cofounder & VP of Products

Vivek is co-founder of SocialTwist and is responsible for overall product strategy and execution. He was head of system performance and implementation for Pramati middleware products that are now used by the 10 top Indian banks in mission critical applications. Prior to Pramati, Vivek held senior management positions at Cordys, a BPM platform company. Earlier, Vivek held leadership roles in project management and quality at the Baan and the Vanenburg Group. Vivek has institutionalized agile development, for rapid response to the fast-changing world of social networks.

 

Brian Giacomin, VP of Strategic Accounts

Brian brings strong leadership and deep experience in providing digital and direct marketing solutions for strategic clients and partners. Prior to SocialTwist, he held executive positions with Experian, Epsilon, DoubleClick and Braun Consulting. Over his career, Brian has managed partners and strategic accounts like Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel, Pharmacia, AT&T, Texas Instruments, Citibank and others. He excels at taking solutions from concept to market growth by starting first with a deep understanding of client business and goals, building a shared vision and achievable plan, and leading focused high-performance teams in execution and delivery. At SocialTwist, he is charged with establishing and expanding strategic client and partner relationships.

 

Harish Thirumalai, VP of Finance

Harish brings fifteen years of experience in financial consulting, accounting, taxation, treasury, and international accounting practices. He has also worked on venture financing for high-tech growth companies. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants and also a Cost Accountant from Institute of Cost and Works Accountants.

 

Advisors


Sanjeev Agrawal, Advisor

Sanjeev brings leadership and executive experience from startups and rapidly growing enterprises. Previously, he was CEO of Aloqa, a leading mobile platform for proactive location-based contextual alerts (acquired by Motorola). Prior to Aloqa, Sanjeev served as head of Product Marketing for Google and VP of Products and Marketing at Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft). Earlier, Sanjeev was a management consultant with McKinsey & Co and worked at Cisco Systems in partnerships & business development. Sanjeev earned his MS and BS, both in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, from MIT. He pretends to play squash when not chasing down his two young kids for exercise.