Our Mission

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Avaamo is a deep-learning software company that specializes in conversational interfaces to solve specific, high impact problems in the enterprise. Avaamo is building fundamental AI technology across a broad area of neural networks, speech synthesis and deep learning to make conversational computing for the enterprise a reality.

Leadership

Ram Menon

Founder and CEO
Ram brings over two decades of experience in enterprise software. Previously Ram was the President of Social Computing at TIBCO. He founded the division and built the business from scratch into a leader in Social Business Software with 9 Million paid users in just two years.
Earlier in his stint at TIBCO, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for eight years, leading the company’s marketing and product strategy efforts to support growth from $200M -$1B. Prior to joining TIBCO, Ram was with Accenture, a global consulting firm, where he specialized in supply chain and e-commerce strategy consulting with Global 500 companies.

Sriram Chakravarthy

Founder and CTO
Sriram brings over 15 years of engineering experience in designing massively scalable distributed software. Previously Sriram was Vice President of Products for the Social Computing division at TIBCO where he was responsible for building tibbr, TIBCO’s SaaS based Social Computing platform.
He successfully scaled engineering, support and services to serve customers in 121 countries. Earlier in his stint at TIBCO, he was responsible for product strategy and management of TIBCO core portfolio of business integration products, a $400M-product line. He has worked as a software engineer and architect in messaging, ecommerce and cloud software and has picked up a dozen patents on the way.

Srini Vinnakota

VP of Product
Srini is responsible for product strategy, definition, and direction of the Avaamo product portfolio. A seasoned product executive, Srini brings over 15 years of experience in product management and marketing, engineering, and customer support. Previously, Srini led Product Management for TIBCO tibbr and TIBCO Engage business units at TIBCO.
Prior to TIBCO, Srini co-founded a customer insights startup, and held Product engineering positions at Sun Microsystems and Siebel Systems (Oracle). Srini received his MBA from Kellogg School of Management and his MS in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Madhav Vodnala

VP of Engineering

Madhav is responsible for the global development teams and support for the Avaamo AI platform. His team is responsible for delivering the core AI technology at the heart of Avaamo’s innovative platform, including the user interface, AI architecture and domain based machine learning model frameworks.

Previously, Madhav has built multiple enterprise products in the social, messaging, SOA, BPM and EAI space, with a focus on Financial services and Telco customers at TIBCO, Intalio and Fiorano. Madhav is a holds a Bachelors (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani

Sal LaRosa

Chief Financial Officer

Sal oversees Avaamo’s financial and business operations including revenue, legal and HR functions. An experienced finance executive, previously Sal was VP of Finance at TIBCO Software, where he led a global team as the company scaled to over $1 billion in revenue.

Prior to TIBCO, Sal held senior management positions at several other private and public technology companies.  Sal received his MBA in Finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and his Bachelor’s in Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

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