SkillNet’s executive team brings a variety of diverse backgrounds and unique experiences that provide strong leadership and drive our demand for innovation. Connect with our executives.
Vidya Damle is one of the founders of SkillNet Solutions. As the Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors, Vidya guides corporate operations worldwide and directly heads up operations for North America. Vidya also oversees the global project delivery teams. Vidya holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Anurag recently joined SkillNet from Variant, a software product startup that he co-founded. Previously Anurag has held chief operating officer and chief revenue officer positions at SkillNet, leading it through exponential growth. Anurag brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise software and management consulting across Retail, CPG and Manufacturing industries. Prior to SkillNet, he held strategic positions at Manugistics, Booz Allen & Hamilton, PWC and BaaN, and worked extensively in US, Europe and India. Anurag holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, a degree in Electronics Engineering and has completed coursework in Project Management from Stanford.
Dr. Vivek Damle is one of the founders of SkillNet Solutions. As the Chairman and Managing Director of SkillNet India, he oversees the corporate development and operations across all the offices. Vivek holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management of Biotechnology and Agribusiness from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Damle is also the International Director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Board.
Based in Solon, Ohio office, Carl oversees the Sales and Marketing efforts in the North America. Prior to joining Skillnet, Carl’s career spans over 25 years in Retail as both a technology innovator as well a retailer. Carl has held leadership positions for the past 16 years at Oracle, Micros Systems and has overseen International expansion of the retail solutions globally, including stores, eCommerce, customer management, distribution and supply chain, payments, merchandising and workforce management to over 40 countries. Carl has also led operational due diligence actives for multiple acquisitions globally. In addition to product and market expansion, his background includes leading Project Management Office, consulting services and product development organizations varying in size from 10 to over 200 direct report employees.
Antonio Alvaro is based in our London office and oversees business development and account management operations in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. He is additionally responsible for go-to-market solutions for the company worldwide. Prior to joining SkillNet in 2012, Antonio previously worked in England at Phones4U in various roles including Director of IT Strategy and Head of Software Development. Before his move to the UK, he worked as IT consultant and development manager for CANTV, PDVSA and P&G in Venezuela. Antonio studied Civil Engineering and holds accreditations on Enterprise Architecture and Software Development.
Sandesh manages SkillNet’s project delivery teams located in North America and Europe. Sandesh works closely with our global delivery team to ensure our customers’ transformation projects are a success. For the last 15+ years, Sandesh has worked in the retail industry developing a deep understanding of various e-commerce and point-of-service platforms. Prior to climbing the ranks into a managerial role at SkillNet, Sandesh started out as a hands-on member of the delivery team joining SkillNet in 2000. Sandesh previously worked at Tata Unisys Ltd and received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Mumbai.
Alan L. Krishnan oversees SkillNet’s human resource departments and participates in corporate strategy and growth globally for SkillNet Solutions. Alan also serves as the managing director for SkillNet UK and Canada. Prior to joining SkillNet, Alan has worked in 12 countries across 5 continents for leading retail, manufacturing, trading, and software service companies. Alan developed and managed India’s first consumer loyalty program which grew to be the world’s largest Philatelic Club in 1986. Alan has served as an advisor for the Department of Communications for the Government of India and participates in County and State government bodies while serving on the board of several non-profit and educational institutions.
Jagdish “Jack” Grover oversees global corporate finance and operations for SkillNet. Jack joined SkillNet Solutions in 2001. Prior to joining SkillNet, Jack held strategic finance positions at MSI, PepsiCo, and Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Jack holds a Certified Public Accountant license from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance & Administration from California Coast University, a Chartered Accountant degree from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, and Bachelor of Law LLB and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from the University of Mumbai.