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Sandeep Tiku

Chief Operating Officer

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Sandeep Tiku

Sandeep Tiku is a technologist and a business leader who has been associated with Ivy since 2014.

Under his leadership, Ivy has been able to build and deliver a cutting-edge technology stack that is specifically designed for large-scale platforms. Prior to joining Ivy, Sandeep was a global SMAC leader working for large enterprises in the e-commerce, digital and mobile space in varied roles, including Architect, Director, and CTO.

Sandeep’s expertise is in simplifying architecture and transformation, mobile first and API enablement, big data, agile engineering, budget optimisation, and maximising ROI. He has managed large globally distributed teams to service clientele across the USA, Europe, India, and China.

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Ananth Krishnan C Subramanian

Chief Financial Officer

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Ananth Krishnan C Subramanian

A finance professional with more than 30 years of experience in finance, global tax, cross-border investments advisory and structuring for Fortune 500 companies.

Ananth started his career as an investment advisor with J.M. Financial – a renowned investment and brokering company – and moved on to offering tax strategy and investment consulting for 10 years in two of the 'big four' firms, PwC and EY. 

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Subramaniam

Head of Finance (Shared Services)

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Subramaniam

Subramaniam is an alumnus of Delhi University from where he completed his Bachelors in Commerce (Hons). Subsequently, he completed his Masters in Management (PGDBM) and MA in Economics. Pursuing his academic interests in law and management, he completed the Bachelor of Law (LLB) in 2012 and an Advanced Program in Strategic Management in 2013 from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Subramaniam joined Ivy in 2002 and moved to Gibraltar (then the location of the group's head office) in 2004, where he was managing and then heading the accounting and financial operations functions of the group. He became Head of Finance (Shared Services) in 2008 when he moved back from Gibraltar to set up the Finance Shared Services team in Ivy.

Prior to Ivy, Subramaniam was Manager (Accounts) at IMI Software Ltd and, before that, began his career as an Equity & Currency Analyst in New Delhi.

Ivy was a start-up when he joined in 2002; even today it retains the soul of a start-up which has, over the years, made Ivy a centre of excellence for the group.

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Gomathy Sankaranarayanan

Chief Delivery Officer

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Gomathy Sankaranarayanan

After working as a senior IVR developer at MCI Telecommunication for seven years, Gomathy moved to project management to spend nine years at Valtech Systems PVT LTD before moving to UST as a Senior Delivery Manager in 2014.

She joined Ivy as head of agile PMO in 2016, seeing it as a great opportunity to work in the gaming domain with fascinating tech radar and great work culture.

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Veerabhadra Rao Damaraju

CTO - Platform Operations

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Veerabhadra Rao Damaraju

Veerabhadra has more than 20 years of experience in building lean and high-performance teams coupled with 16 plus years in the digital entertainment industry delivering scalable and reliable product architectures.

His working goal is to continue to do what he's doing best at Ivy; delivering best-in-class architecture in a digital space and positively affecting the lives of our customers.

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Anthil Anbazhagan

CTO - Platform

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Anthil Anbazhagan

Since joining Ivy in 2015, Anthil has played multiple roles in release management and establishing the sports unit in Hyderabad.

He says Ivy gives him a canvas where he isn't constrained by hierarchical boundaries or limited by the space to perform, giving him opportunity to grow. His career goal is to continue forging ahead, leaving behind a tangible trail of accomplishments.

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Shuchi Dwivedi

CTO - Gaming

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Shuchi Dwivedi

Before joining Ivy, Shuchi held various leadership roles in Accenture, managing FS accounts.

She is passionate about building world-class games that enthral players with their immersive experience and game mechanics. She looks to continue building high-performing teams that build technological solutions to solve business problems and increase efficiencies. 

At Ivy, Shuchi admires the high-performing, open and fast-paced culture. She enjoys seeing the grit and passion of the company's various teams, which are focused on achieving their goals.

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Gareth Tranter

CTO - Trading

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Gareth Tranter

Gareth is an alumnus of the University of Leicester, from where he graduated with a BSC (Hons) in Geological Science in 1997. He is a 20-year veteran of the IT industry and has spent the past 10 years in the sportsbook gambling domain.

He is passionate about sports and trading and currently leads the Trading Development teams for Entain in Vienna and Hyderabad. He joined Ivy in March 2020 and has relocated to India for this role and the opportunity it brings to Travel and experience local culture. He loves the sportsbook industry because of its constant drive for innovation and the technical challenges that come as a result.

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Anil Kumar Murari

Head - Human Resources & Administration (India)

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Anil Kumar Murari

Anil is an alumnus of IIM Kozhikode, where he completed his Executive Postgraduate Certificate in HRM, and also holds an MBA in Human Resource Management. Additionally, he completed the Executive Development and Certificate Program in HRM from XLRI, Jamshedpur, and SHRM.

He is a strategic and innovative HR professional with 15+ years of experience, who translates business vision into HR initiatives and strategies that improve performance, employee engagement, profitability, and growth. He leads the overall mission to identify, develop and retain talent in order to support the organisation’s business strategy.

Attracted to Ivy by the challenges, excitement and opportunity to be a part of our growth story, Anil aims to balance the needs of the business with the interests of our employees.

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Sri Ranjan

Chief Product Officer - Marketing Technology

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Sri Ranjan

Sri Ranjan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and has more than 11 years of product management experience in the domains of acquisition technologies and digital CRM tools.

Prior to joining Ivy, he worked for a startup as a Flash designer / online marketer. He joined the online gaming industry to try something new and unconventional. He started in the customer services team in 2003 and gradually grew through the ranks in the organisation to become the Head of Products - Marketing Technology.

He loves the digital marketing domain and is excited to be a part of the online gaming industry. In his own words, “Ivy doubled down on me!”

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Ganesh Voolla

Chief Product Officer - Payments & Compliance

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Ganesh Voolla

After working in the international financial markets and telecom sectors for four years, Ganesh started as a Customer Service Associate at Ivy in 2003. He has grown through the ranks and moved into product management and is now Head of Product for Payments, Compliance and Risk for the group.

His career goal is to continue solving problems in any area of the organisation for the best interest of the customers and business.

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Deven Narendra Saoji

Head of Dev Ops

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Deven Narendra Saoji

Deven Saoji has more than 22 years of experience in software development and IT operations, managing high volume business critical applications across multiple data centres.

He joined Ivy 16 years ago to work in a challenging environment and the ever-changing dynamics are the reason that keeps him going.

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Vijaya Mallampalli

Head of Delivery LC

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Vijaya Mallampalli

Vijaya heard about Ivy through friends who worked here. They inspired her to join the company, as they loved their jobs and were excited about coming to work every day. 

Her background is in the engineering space and she has worked at Motorola working on UIS/UISAPPS across 3G and GSM. 

Starting at Ivy in 2008, she has been a Delivery Manager for PPaC and an Engineering Manager, and is now Head of Delivery. Vijaya aims to be a leader through her ideas and by defining strategies for business success.

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Ramakrishna R

Head of Database Applications

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Ramakrishna R

When Ramakrishna joined Ivy in 2003, he saw it was a rapidly growing organisation with a lot of potential for him to grow and learn. 

Over his 16 years at Ivy he has been able to help the organisation by processing data in hand and generating insights out of it to create solutions and improvements. 

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Vedavyas Chintakunta

Head of BI Delivery

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Vedavyas Chintakunta

Vedavyas is an IT professional with exceptional data warehouse and business intelligence experience around engineering and managing large-scale database systems.

Since graduating in electronics and communication engineering, he has worked with various IT giants managing their enterprise business intelligence systems. Such businesses include Unilever India, Microsoft Corp, the USA Department of Revenue and Moneysupermarket Group in the UK. 

He joined Ivy due to its cutting edge technology stack, unparalleled growth opportunities and for the culture at the company.

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Smruti Ranjan Dwibedy

Head of SOC

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Smruti Ranjan Dwibedy

Smruti earned a postgraduate degree in Computer Science & Network Technologies from Kolkata University. His background includes roles as the Director of Advance Technologies at MetricsStream and as CTO at InnoPark for Cozy Bingo and Classic Rummy.

His career aim is to make a centre of excellence through computer common sense and actively working on a thinking technology environment. 

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Edakkolathur John Jose

Head of Casino

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Edakkolathur John Jose

Edakkolathur discovered his passion for video game development in his very first year of college. 20 years later he is a recognised figure in the gaming industry having been the backbone of the Casino team. He has helped to hone multiple game developers in his team.

At Ivy, he began as a Business Analyst and has made many progressive leaps in his career. His career goal is to be a leading video games producer and publisher.

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Thulasinathan Kandasamy

Senior Software Architect

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Thulasinathan Kandasamy

Thulasinathan states that his primary reasons for joining Ivy were to work with Sandeep Tiku and to become involved in the gaming domain, as the space is so scalable. 

He has a Master of Computer Applications (MCA), has been a principal software engineer from Dell EMC, the experience of which he uses to simplify engineering problems on a day-to-day basis.

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Suryakant Patel

Engineering Manager

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Suryakant Patel

Suryakant's previous roles include being team lead at Globarena Technologies Private Limited. Since 2003, he has been part of Ivy, first as a developer and now as an Engineering Manager of Casino Platform, Game Factory, Label Support and DevOps.

He enjoys challenges and looks to focus on strategy and development alongside continuous learning and self improvement. His main goal is to work towards making GVC the world’s most customer-centric gaming company, where the customer will be engaged with different features, great customer service and the best user experience.

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Rakesh Kumar Batchu

Engineering Manager - US

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Rakesh Kumar Batchu

Starting his career as a software engineer in 2003, Rakesh joined Ivy as a Senior Software Engineer and has gone on to become an Engineering Manager.

His career goal is to be experienced and effective. With his team, Rakesh looks to develop elegant, innovative solutions to complex problems and implement software that is 'unbreakable'.

When Rakesh researched Ivy, he was impressed by employee testimonials on work culture. This, along with the vision and innovations of the company, made him want to join the team. 

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Abhishek Gupta

Engineering Manager - Label

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Abhishek Gupta

Abhishek Gupta is a Computer Science graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology in Guwahati.

With 18 years of experience in software product development, he says the things he enjoys most about Ivy are the ever-exciting challenges of the work, the values and culture of the company. 

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Akhilesh Agarwal

Manager - DB Infrastructure

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Akhilesh Agarwal

Since joining Ivy in January 2003, Akhilesh has spent his 18 years here working on PartyGaming, bwin and Entain - not forgetting Ivy itself. 

He enjoys the everyday experiences and challenges that are expected of a top-level engineering background and his aim is to be recognised as a database guru. 

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Jaygopal Upadhyay

Manager - Infrastructure

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Jaygopal Upadhyay

Jaygopal Upadhyay has more than 18 years of experience in IT operations, supporting high-volume critical data centres across the world. 

In 2013, at the VMware Forum, he and his team were awarded with "Best Implementation - Server Virtualisation", which remains a career highlight.

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Rakesh Menon

Senior Manager - Marketing Operations

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Rakesh Menon

Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Rakesh started his career in sales with Dell EMC. He joined Ivy in 2004 as an associate and has since grown within the organisation, taking managerial roles as he's gained more critical experience.

Delivering the full spectrum of his services, he is responsible for ensuring seamless execution of digital marketing strategy through multiple functional domains, covering CRM operations, production design and BI.

He strongly believes that the passion to learn and commitment to achieve are the catalyst to consistent growth. Qualities that are embedded in Ivy’s cultural fabric.

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Pallavi Madishetty

Senior Manager - Gaming Operations

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Pallavi Madishetty

Pallavi leads Casino Gaming Operations from India and is a passionate advocate for advancing women in technology. She promotes an agile culture in her team, with the aim of delivering speed and innovation.

Her team is responsible for setting up the lobby for all Entain brands and, on average, the team rolls out five games live per day. She enjoys working with different teams, setting them up for success, and has a penchant for mentoring freshers and interns to help them in realising their goals.

Over the last five years, she has undertaken several roles, namely Creative Lead and Scrum Master, and managed the Game Factory. She played an integral role in the creation of some legacy games, such as Melon Madness, Jail Break, Predator and Matador.

Prior to her association with Ivy, Pallavi worked as a background artist for Colorchips New Media Ltd – a Warner Bros. project. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a diploma in Animation.

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Amandeep Singh

Manager - Fraud Operations

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Amandeep Singh

Amandeep spent 10 years at American Express working in risk operations and as a fraud analyst, including a work relocation to the Philippines.

He joined Ivy in 2017 looking for a change and says it has been an amazing journey with a lot of insight, learning and exposure in the world of online gaming and technology.

Now, his career goal is to attain a responsible position where he can use his training and skills, and keep learning while making a significant contribution to the success of the company.

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Maulick Dani

Manager - Payments & Risk

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Maulick Dani

Since joining Ivy in 2003 as a telemarketing executive, Maulick has worked across several domains. Currently, he's enjoying managing the risk and payments operations of the world’s largest consumer-facing brands in the online gaming industry.

He aims to keep contributing towards taking Ivy to greater heights in its unique domain. 

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Mallikarjuna Gumidelly

Manager - Admin & Facilities

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Mallikarjuna Gumidelly

With a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Mallikarjuna's goal is to learn newer concepts needed to modify and implement processes, which help to create a people-friendly environment to reach organisation goals.

Since joining Ivy he has been thrilled with the challenges involved in establishing teams to ensure safety, administrative, health and transportation services.