Uma Balakrishnan – Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Uma Balakrishnan, Founder & CEO of Axcend, has dedicated her career to providing real time operation management solutions for the manufacturing and utilities sector.With a Master’s degree in Computers from BITS Pilani and a Management degree from IIM Bangalore India, she has over 28 years of experience in the manufacturing sector in the Plant Automation & Industrial IT space.

Avinash Arole – President & Chief Operating Officer

Ever since he took over the role of Axcend’s President in 2015, Mr. Avinash Arole has full leadership responsibility for driving and overseeing the System Integration (SI) partner business and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the international market.Avinash brings with him a wealth of experience of over 22 years working in Automation and Telecom industries, leading large teams and serving customers globally by creating long lasting business relationships.

Shankar Karanth – Program Manager

Mr. Shankar Karanth heads the Axcend international pre-sales team, works cross-functionally with Project Managers and Delivery Heads, and handles commercials for end-to-end customer engagement.

Shankar comes from a rich Automation background and has an accomplished professional career spanning 20+ years, with vast experience in Project Management, Program Management, Business Development and Delivery in the domain of Industrial Automation, Manufacturing IT and new-age industrial technologies.

Prakash Kallumarri – Program Manager

Mr. Prakash Kallumarri is a senior Program Manager handling both domestic and international accounts. Prakash, who was incidentally the first Axcendian to be employed back in 2001, has built a reputation for delivering projects in-time with top notch quality.

A business professional with 15+ years of experience, Prakash has worked with major Automation OEMs and has strived to stay ahead of the curve with the latest technological advancements. He brings to the table a strong grounding and vast experience in solution architecting, design, development and implementation of the projects.