Leadership Team

Sri Balaji

Sree Balaji – CEO

Sree has over 16 years of experience in High-Tech industry. Sree has overall responsibility of iLink’s growth strategy, vision and performance, and leads daily business operations, directs the development and execution. Sree co-founded iLink Systems in the year 2002 when many of the companies were going bankrupt due to the Dotcom bubble. Sree’s innovative leadership helped iLink grow at a rapid pace since inception, win several industry-based and technology awards including Microsoft WPC Awards in the year 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Under Sree’s leadership, iLink also won a place in Inc5000 list of fastest growing companies 4 times in a row and iLink was recognized as one of the top 50 technology solutions providers in the Seattle area.  

Sree has a strong technology management and consulting background, and his specialties include business ventures, business transformation, and technology consulting to help businesses translate business objectives into effective software products and solutions. Sree oversees the functional disciplines including Sales, Marketing and Client Delivery. Sree spearheads iLink’s Center for Excellence in Technology(CET), that creates innovative frameworks or solutions accelerators using cutting edge technologies to address the pains and challenges found in a variety of verticals such as Healthcare, Communications, Oil & Gas, Government, Manufacturing, Insurance sectors, professional services and others.

Prior to founding iLink Systems, Sree worked for Lumedx aiding their product development efforts. Prior to that, he served as a BI expert at drugstore.com. Sree holds graduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and completed course work for a master’s degree in Computer Science, both from Auburn University, and a bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.

Sree believes in “giving back to the community around us is an important part of who we are and what we do”. Over the years, Sree guided iLink to focus on triple bottom line business with Social, environmental and financial profits.  iLink has been  participating  in various charitable causes, and actively associated with several charity organizations and philanthropist organizations like Children’s Response Center, Shankara Eye Foundation, Freedom from Hunger and Sarvodaya Children’s Home in the name of our clients. iLink has associated with a village named Kayamapatti, Pudhukkottai district, about 12kms south of iLink’s Trichy ODC. For the past 4 years, iLink’s Trichy division has been celebrating its Annual Day events and activities with the children and villagers of Kayampatti, and participating in a string of CSR-oriented activities.

Sridhar Mahadevan

Sridhar Mahadevan – COO

Sridhar is a seeker of truly original ideas and concepts in technology, maths and science. He has more than 18 years of experience in the software services industry and in that span has helped people and companies in solving their business and technology challenges through a no nonsense transparent approach. Some of the companies he has consulted for include Siemens, Microsoft, AT&T, Hallibuton, Johnson & Johnson, Thomson Financials, Spacelabs Medical, Chubb Insurance, RSA Security, Toshiba GE Health and Premera. He has deep expertise in dual shore model and was instrumental in setting up and building the offshore unit & growing it to around 350+ people spanning different locations. He brings rich experience in conceiving and successfully implementing global delivery processes and best practices in the organization. He has enabled the organization to be certified by the premier process bodies ISO and CMMi for its delivery quality.

Prior to iLink, he has served in key positions in Aditi Technologies and HCL. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Masters in Physics from BITS Pilani.

Piyush Prakash

Piyush Prakash – VP of Business Operations and Innovation

Piyush has over thirteen years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has worked with several Fortune 500 clients as well as startups and product companies evangelizing SQL Server, SharePoint and other Microsoft technology-based solutions. Piyush has managed large teams as well as developed and delivered enterprise solutions. His experience spans several industries including HealthCare, Finance, Entertainment, Chemical and Information Technology.

Suresh Nadgonde

Ghanshyam Shivnani – Director and Head of Delivery, Chennai

Ghanshyam Shivnani is a Microsoft technologies junkie and a champion Windows Azure evangelist. From protocols to enterprise applications, system drivers to web development, C++ to DotNet C#, conventional Water Fall model to Agile development model, Ghanshyam has touched every aspect of software development during his career spanning 15 years. He has been instrumental in creating many successful products for Samsung SmartTV, Digital photo frame and thin client product lines. For the last few years, Ghanshyam has been enabling many fortune 500 companies in creating their cloud governance model. He believes that this is a moment of transformation in IT industry and Windows Azure is the perfect catalyst to make that happen. With deep expertise in both PaaS as well as cloud infrastructure, He is able to provide a balanced view on all aspects of cloud adoption.

Ganesh Ramakrishnan

Ganesh Ramakrishnan, Managing Director and Head of Delivery & Operations, Trichy

Ganesh is an experienced Sr. Executive and Internet & enterprise software strategist with a broad and unique combination of experiences in technology strategy, product development and consulting at Fortune 500 companies across a broad range of verticals and in diverse geographies like the US, India, the Middle East and the APAC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the technology industry with a good blend of product and services background. He oversees the software delivery and operations for multiple units at iLink including the Trichy & Pune offshore centers in India and the Dubai setup in the Middle East. In addition, he oversees the offshore Mobility team and the Center of Excellence in Technology team that is based in Trichy. Prior to iLink, Ganesh had played key roles for companies like Yahoo, Vitria Technologies and Novell. He holds a Masters in Software systems from BITS Pilani.

Manigandan Gopalakrishnan

Manigandan Gopalakrishnan, Practice Director,NE U.S and Central & Eastern Canada

Senior Management Professional with 19 years of Global IT Solutions and Services Experience specializing in IT Sales and Operations with work experience in Large and Medium Enterprises and Small businesses in U.S, U.K and India. Experienced in selling IT Solutions and Services to customers in U.S, Europe and APAC in verticals such as Financial Services, Manufacturing , Communications and Media & Entertainment. Passionate about Entrepreneurial challenges that create profitable businesses from ground-up & diversify / grow businesses. In his current role as a Practice Director, he heads the Sales and Business Development for iLink in NE U.S and Central & Eastern Canada. In his previous role at iLink, he was heading the Operations for iLink India.


Abhilash Vantaram

Abhilash Vantaram – Practice Director

Abhi has over 10 years of industry experience and has worked in multiple industries including Government, Public Safety and National Security, Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability, Commercial, etc. His overall responsibility includes strategy and business development, sales and marketing of Public Sector, as well as Commercial Sector Industries including Power & Utilities, Media & Cable, and Hospitality & Travel. Abhi’s specialty is in Customer relations management and process improvement. With a Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science and having architected and implemented numerous enterprise level applications, Abhi brings technical, subject matter, and business experience to the table. Abhi’s other interests include public speaking, painting, and cricket.

Suresh Nadgonde

Suresh Nadgonde – Senior Director Business Development

Suresh is an MBA with Marketing and HR, and has over 20 years of Sales, Business Development and Marketing experience in the IT Industry, spanning from Solution Selling to Recruitment and Staff Augmentation. He is responsible for Business Development and Sales and has the ability to apply analytical skills to overcome business challenges. A people’s person and a team player he possess strong communication, and negotiation skills and has good knowledge of the IT Service Industry. He brings a very strong Business and IT industry experience. Prior to joining iLink, he worked at various IT companies and has been instrumental in helping with Strategic Planning and M&A.