Element Solutions, Formerly Element115, Appoints Srinivas Kandikonda as Company President and COO
Seasoned executive with more than two decades of experience in consulting, strategy and execution skills in IT application development to oversee company's sales, marketing, delivery and R&D operations.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Element Solutions, formerly Element115, announced today that the company has appointed Srinivas Kandikonda as its president and COO. In his 23 years of leadership experience in the IT application development field, Kandikonda has led a worldwide team of more than 400 consultants and built a global Enterprise Content Management (ECM) practice around web content management solutions. The new role with Element Solutions is a promotion for Kandikonda, who for the past 18 months has been the company's VP of Operations, overseeing delivery success. He will now also be responsible for sales, marketing and R&D operations as well as leading the charge on defining the business' direction and focus.
“I've had a chance to work with Srinivas in various capacities and can attest to his impressive track-record and leadership skills, which will enable the organization to deliver excellent service to our customers,” said Venkatesh Korla, CEO of Element Solutions. “Element Solutions is experiencing tremendous growth and Srinivas' expertise in managing a global team with focus on web content management is going to help the organization tremendously.”
Kandikonda has a history of building and delivering solutions focused on customer experience improvement as well as product management and marketing. As a senior management team member of the solutions group at Virtusa, Kandikonda led a global ECM practice that contributed $16 million in revenue within three years and grew to 400 team members on three continents. Kandikonda also contributed to the company's overall growth by establishing partner revenue channels with leading ECM vendors like IBM, OpenText, Adobe (formerly DAY), Oracle (formerly Fatwire) and Alfresco among others.
In addition, Kandikonda was a senior member of the products group for Vignette where he oversaw the flagship content management solutions, including Vignette's first set of content management packaged applications. Prior to that, he was the director of the delivery management practice at Covansys/Claremont Technology Group, where he played an integral part of a successful sales team for a multi-million dollar Membership and Claims consolidation project for The Regence Group.
Earlier in his career, Kandikonda gained significant hands-on experience in executing large-scale offshore projects in his work with the welfare system implementation initiative for the State of Nevada. He also played various project management and engineering roles at Tata Steel in India, where he worked for more than 5 years.
"I believe the opportunity in front of Element Solutions is exciting and real,” said Kandikonda. “As evidenced in my day-to-day interactions with our customers, large companies are constantly looking for optimal ways to enhance the web experience to their end constituents and net new budgets are being allocated for these initiatives. Based on partner and customer feedback, Element Solutions is very well-positioned to deliver success in the market place, and I am thrilled to be expanding my role with the company.”
Kandikonda is a frequent speaker at key industry conferences focused on CMS solutions. He has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Andhra University, and MBA with finance and marketing concentrations from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India.
About Element Solutions
Element Solutions, formerly Element 115, provides strategic consulting in web experience management and specialized services that support the customer online experience, such as CMS implementation, mobile apps, Application Hosting, Management and Monitoring, and more. Founded in 2003, the company began as a Content Management System (CMS) implementation and solutions company, primarily focused on the healthcare industry, and has now expanded to serve global clients in retail, financial services, hospitality, and manufacturing industries. Element Solutions is also a strategic solution partner for many Global 1000 companies, including Oracle. For more information please visit http://www.ElementSolutions.com.
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