LEADERSHIP

Leaders at Endeavour sport a can-do attitude and swear by the mantra of ‘doing it right, the first time’, which also defines who we are as an organization

Avinash Misra

CEO
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Avinash Misra is a technology entrepreneur with a passion for mobility. He Co-Founded Endeavour in 2002 and is currently serving as CEO; he sits out of Endeavour's Austin office. At his core Avinash is a die-hard mobility enthusiast who pushes the limits of technology and emerging markets.He is driven by the idea that the impact of mobility on both individuals and enterprises is as seminal as it is pervasive.

His ability to engage with customers to create new ideas around mobility and execute large-scale projects has helped Endeavour become the world’s largest mobile systems integrator.

Prior to Endeavour, Avinash worked at i2 Technologies where he specialized in demand planning and demand management solutions. This is where he found the inspiration and vision for starting Endeavour as a niche focused Mobility organization.

Avinash graduated from IIT Kanpur in 1999. Today his work life is intermixed with cycling trips and frequent travels around the world.

Manish Garg

COO
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Manish Garg is Endeavour’s Chief Operating Officer. While heading core departments of Delivery, Technology Consulting, UX and HRD, Manish plays the role of Enterprise Architect. He brings in a breadth of knowledge and innovation to technological leadership,process definition & improvement,information flow, strategy definition & customer engagement at Endeavour.

Technology and Innovation continue to enthrall Manish, as he finds new ways to understand and predict mobility trends for the future. Manish has a few patents to his credit in the Mobile Digital Marketing space.

He is largely responsible for defining processes for knowledge up-gradation of the technical team to meet new challenges presented in the mobility sector.Prior to co-founding Endeavour Manish has worked with Infosys and Indian Oil Corporation gaining varied experience across verticals.

Manish believes every individual has an inherent capability, and the key to success is finding innovative ways to get each person to perform their best. His mantra is to act as a mentor to the next level of leaders in the organization, and empower and mold them to the Endeavour way.

 

Rahul Aggarwal

Managing Director
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Rahul is focused on providing leadership and direction to ensure Endeavour achieves its strategic objectives. As Managing Director and a founding member of Endeavour, Rahul has been accountable for the overall performance of the company, day-to-day operations and management of the company’s business goals since inception. Along with his leadership duties, Rahul plays an important role as the head of Finance and Marketing, providing specialist insight into markets and customers that helps top-level management make key strategic decisions.

Rahul graduated as a topper in the Chemical Engineering department from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1999 and received several awards and recognition during his college days. He was among the first few to be handpicked by Hindustan Unilever Ltd. to join their management program and subsequently head their production facilities at one of their process plants.

Convinced by the massive opportunity of Mobility he founded Endeavour – The Mobility Company in 2002 along with his colleagues from his college years. As he rightly puts it "Mobility is a paradigm change that has the ability to transform the professional and personal lives of every individual it touches"

Vinay Shukla

President,Global Head of Sales
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Vinay heads the Global Sales Operations at Endeavour; he is based out of Austin and manages global sales operations through Endeavour's Austin Office. At Endeavour, Vinay's key focus is to contribute to the company's vision and growth by identifying differentiated opportunities and by managing sales operations. Vinay draws inspiration for mobility by seeing how it has touched people's lives and influenced all age groups over the past decade.

Vinay graduated with a B.Tech degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1999 and received several accolades and awards for research during his tenure at IIT. He joined Hindustan Petroleum immediately after his graduation. Vinay declined several other opportunities so he could join a mobile startup in Bangalore in his early career. During this time Vinay felt the pulse and tremendous opportunity of mobility and cofounded Endeavour with his college colleagues.

Facing mobility challenges with a never give up attitude, Vinay believes there is "a thin line between challenges and opportunities" - with the right attitude and vigor the former can be converted into the latter. This motivates him to do better for himself, for customers and for people who believe in Endeavour.

 

Ramesh Menon

Board Member
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Ramesh Menon is an accomplished and high impact technology and business leader with over 21 years of extensive experience in IT and professional Services industry. He has been a member of the Board of Endeavour Technologies since October 2014.

Ramesh currently serves CSC , a fortune 500 US corporation leading their $2B+ worldwide Manufacturing industry business . Prior to this Ramesh held a variety of executive management positions for companies like HCL ,Mindtree and HP.

He is an expert in the services and consulting business and serves as a key advisor to companies and their clients regarding technology, business transformation and strategic sourcing. Ramesh received an MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Karnataka University in India.

Rajeev Srivastava

Investor and Board Member
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Rajeev has twenty years of Global operating and investing experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He is the Managing Partner of Basil Capital Partners. Basil Partners has invested in Endeavour considering Endeavour’s capabilities as the niche Mobility player.He has a track record of incubating, building and managing global enterprises. He has been a venture capitalist and private equity investor from 2006. He founded Apar Infotech in 1996 in Singapore and turned the company into a 60M US$ Global IT business.

Insight Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus were investors into Apar Infotech.

Prior to Apar, he has worked with IGATE and TCS. He is an investor and active board member in companies like Encora Group BVI, Apar Holding Corp, Cignex Technologies, Servion. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a MBA from Mumbai University.

 

Ajay Gabale

VP - Technology
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In his role as Vice President - Technology, Ajay heads core technology group, which is responsible for identifying emerging technologies to be analyzed, assimilated and integrated within the organisation, consulting on technology for customers, perform project reviews.

He heads process group, which is responsible to drive the implementation of best practices and processes throughout the organization, while governing control and ensuring objectives are achieved.

Risk management, resource allocation, research and recommendation of new systems, products and services, pre-sales, technology consulting are few other responsibilities he carries. He provides direction and leadership to one or a number of development teams. He also heads the Knowledge Center at Endeavour with the objective of cultivating and guiding talent in various mobile and enterprise technologies by organizing valuable education and training to Endeavour employees.

Ajay is one of the founding members of Endeavour. He brings 12+ years of experience working with various mobile and enterprise technologies. He has knowledge and experience in developing solutions for multiple verticals such as Banking and Insurance, Real Estate, Healthcare, Automotive, CPG and Retail. He is a technocrat who has successfully led, architected and designed many large and complex enterprise projects. He provides consultations to Endeavour’s fortune 500 clients in defining their strategy and roadmap for enterprise mobility. Many customers have appreciated his work. Team members at Endeavour call him Path Finder, Mr. Dependable and Perfectionist!

Ajay holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Master of Computer Applications degree. He has also been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2007.

Avinash Birnale

VP - Strategy, Quality & IS
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Avinash has been associated with Endeavour ever since its inception in 2002 and is a co-founder. In his current role as Vice President - Strategy, Quality and Information Security, he leads and inspires the technology and quality control teams.He has a wide range of experience in desktop, mobile, web and wearable application development.

Avinash is a technology evangelist and thought leader. He is the mentor to enterprise architects and technologists in Endeavour.

He has hands on experience in developing enterprise solutions with deep mobility focus in retail, healthcare, BFSI and digital content. He heads Endeavour’s strategy and quality initiatives and is responsible for Retail and Healthcare projects at Endeavour. With more than 13 years of experience in mobility alone, Avinash has led many Mobile Opportunity Assessments (MOA™) for Endeavour’s customers.

Avinash majored in science with a specialization in mathematics during his graduation. He also earned his Master’s degree in Computer Applications and is an University Silver Medalist. Avinash is an active PMP (Project Management Professional). He is a passionate technology reader and micro-blogger with immense love for portable devices, automobiles and photography. He speaks at various developer conferences and Mobility events to share his learnings and experiences for developer communities and entrepreneurs.

 
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