Abhijit Joshi – Co-Founder and CEO
Abhijit Joshi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of CloudHedge Technologies. He plays a key role in deciding the strategic direction of the company and its execution, building key alliances, expansion plans. He is recognized by clients and colleagues as a consummate professional with a high degree of personal integrity. He is known for a contagious passion for excellence, a talent for resourceful business solutions, and a capacity for motivational leadership.
Prior to founding CloudHedge Technologies, he was CEO of WhiteHedge Technologies and has founded cenTTra, EOS Ltd, iScope; some of these have been exited successfully.
Abhijit holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from NJIT. He was research student at NJ Center for Media Research, Princeton University. Life outside WhiteHedge: Abhijit is a fitness enthusiast and has run marathons like Singapore, Amsterdam and Ladakh, which is the world’s highest and amongst the toughest marathons. He also loves traveling to offbeat destinations.
Sameer Karmarkar – Co-Founder and CTO
Sameer Karmarkar is an experienced software professional with a passion for building and delivering business solutions and is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of CloudHedge Technologies.
Sameer brings in over 20 years of experience leveraging software engineering and DevOps methodologies to deliver highly effective and creative solutions to solve business and technology challenges. He utilizes highly attuned analytical skills to develop IT and business strategies employing cutting edge technologies to increase productivity. He has consulted for customers around the world including renowned product companies like Sun Microsystems, IBM and Symantec. Sameer has been active in the startup ecosystem in India since 2010. In the past, he has been co-founder of Villagineer, a start-up focusing on building world’s largest data platform for access to Rural markets.
Sameer is a sports fanatic and practices yoga regularly. A complete outdoor person, he also enjoys traveling and photography.
Anil Patwardhan – CFO/Advisory
CA Anil Patwardhan has been member of the advisory board of CH over last one year and working very closely with founder directors of the Company and helping them in defining the strategy & business model, in building the organization for next level of growth, improving the fiscal discipline of the Company & performance management & strengthening the Corporate MIS to drive the critical decisions in the Company.
Anil has been recognized for his contribution to the Corporate Finance & Accounting Fraternity and has been awarded with the Best CFO award 2010 in the Information Technology Sector by ICAI New Delhi. He has also been conferred with the “Recognition of Excellence” at CFO India’s 2nd Annual CFO 100 Roll of Honor 2012 for “Winning Edge – in Mergers & Acquisitions”. He received the Chairman’s Award as well for Best Enabling Function of the Company in 2008.
Anil in his spare time, enjoys learning & listening to classical music and practicing yoga & pranayama.
Ameya Varade – Chief Product Architect
Ameya Varade is the Chief Product Architect at CloudHedge Technologies and brings in 12+ years of strong experience in cloud computing space. Ameya has worked with multiple IaaS, PaaS cloud vendors and ISVs, setting complex cloud infrastructure and hybrid data centres. Ameya has hands on experience with containers, container orchestrations framework and the container ecosystem right from the development to deployment and exceptionally understands container economy, trade-offs and choices.
At CloudHedge, Ameya drives technical leadership with ability to architect complex systems, lead niche technical teams and interact with customers to understand requirements and ensure on-time deliveries. In his free time, Ameya loves playing his guitar and actively seeks excuses for long drives.