Welcome to Qwardo

Qwardo is founded on the belief that customers come first and we need to reflect a uniform brand experience in all channels. As marketers, we try to put our business first, which may not always be the best possible experience for customers. As today’s savvy customers become more self-sufficient, marketers cannot use outdated push mechanisms. Instead, they need to understand what customers really want and become a facilitator to get the best buying experience. 

We at Qwardo, strive to deliver on that promise through our Qwardo Customer Engagement and Personalization Platform, which provides intelligent engagement tools for lead acquisition, lead nurturing and customer journeys. 

Qwardo’s management team is well-rounded. We are veterans from both global companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, and TCS, and entrepreneurs with marketing tech, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Finance, and Digital Marketing backgrounds.

The Team

Strategy, Execution, and Customer Development

Srinivas Penumaka

Srinivas is a passionate marketer, product manager, and technologist. Prior to founding Qwardo, he co-founded a VC-backed startup, ReadyPulse, which merged with Experiticity. In his previous 15+ years of high-tech market experience, he held various roles ranging from product marketing, product management, and business/channel development. Besides tech, he loves working with non-profits and enjoys travel and humor. Srinivas has an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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Operations and Go-to-Market

Shyam

Shyam has 18 years of experience in Strategy, Finance, IT, management consulting, strategy formulation and scaling start – up companies. Shyam worked for companies like TCS, Virgin Mobiles USA, Ericsson, Patni and a couple of start – ups. Currently on the board of several start – up companies as an advisor providing strategies to help the companies grow and expand. Co-founder of Sumedha Venture Advisors, a boutique advisory and consulting firm playing contributory role in the entrepreneurial eco-system by being a catalyst for growth of its clients. Shyam is an Electrical Engineering graduate from Osmania University and an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.

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Technology Advisor

Khanderao Kand

Experienced Senior Technologist, Architect & Engineering Management Executive with expertise in Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Data Mining Algorithms, Recommendation engines, Natural Language Processing, Text Analytics, Mobile App and cloud computing. Leadership experience in building, mentoring and leading talented teams of developers & architects for startups to large software industries(Oracle, Peoplesoft). 20+ years of proven track of record in developing complex software development platforms/ applications both in enterprise and consumer space. Khanderao is an M.Tech from IIT Bombay.

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Customer Success

Bharathi

Bharathi is a digital marketing specialist and carries experience in  successful customer deployments, relationship management and customer support.  She also held various roles in product testing and QA support in providing road map suggestions to the product, Marketing support, liaising between Product, Testing and Market Teams.  She enjoys volunteering in non-Profits and actively involves in educational programs. Bharathi is a graduate in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Osmania University.

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Marketing

Praveen Shrivastava

Praveen is a B2B marketer, with 10 years in the Information Technology industry. Prior to Qwardo, Praveen was a marketer at TCS, covering North America, Europe and India. Lives at the intersection of technology and marketing. An MBA from Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Philippines. Avid reader and a motoring enthusiast. 

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