WHO WE ARE
Visista is a premium boutique management advisory firm founded in late 2015 where top professionals & entrepreneurs with a decades of experience and insights have come together to provide focused advisory services.
WHAT WE DO
We work collaboratively entrepreneurs and executive managements, assisting them in unlocking the organization’s growth potential. Visista has been advising clients on Strategy, Financial Modelling, Merger & Acquisitions, GTM Strategy, Operational Improvement and mentoring startups across various industries.
We currently work with clients in
- E – Commerce
- Health & Fitness
- Power & Infra
K. Sriram, Founder
Sriram is an Engineer from BITS Pilani, MBA from IIM Calcutta and alumnus of INSEAD with over 30 years in the industry. He is also an Advisor and Visiting Faculty MSIT Program (AP Universities & Carnegie Mellon University USA), Member National Working Group on Data Standards; Empaneled Consultant NISG & IEG; Advisor Kedia Group; Adjunct Professor Hyderabad Business School - Gitam University and serves on its advisory board.
He held positions of Senior Vice President – Greenko Group; President - head of an integrated Sugar, Power & Distillery Company was CFO of BILT (Now Avantha Group) and founded an engineering design company which he later sold. Before that he headed manufacturing of the Popular Foods division Hindustan Lever Ltd. with factories across India. He served on the Board of Directors of TMI Network and the Advisory Board of C&K Management Ltd.
He has steered international MOU between Institute of e-Governance - Government of AP (IEG) & Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); co-chaired international conference on e-Governance published papers on e-Governance; Steered proposal for IEG to define national policy on data standards and worked on several M&A deals of varying sizes.
G. Vamshi Raju, Co-founder
Vamshi is BE in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate in Management with 4 years at Mahindra & Mahindra starting from 1997, he was then part of major automobile distributing network in the role of Executive Director – Operations for 3 years before starting two successful business ventures from 2003.
He started Visista in 2003 an insurance broking services which is among the first set of players, Visista with 12 years of presence is now the leading broking house, and expects to be in the top 5 in South India with active presence in Hyderabad, Chennai and Indore serving more than 100+ customers successfully. He was also instrumental in starting Vserve a BPO services company with over 1200 employees and 60cr of annual turnover and successfully managed it till 2009.
His interests in starting ventures and companies has transformed into starting AIKYA Infra, an infra company with a turnover of 100cr. His keen interest in funding several start-ups in Infra, Insurance and Pharma, he divested his stake in them successfully, retaining a few which are still successful in above fields. He brings expertise in negotiating deals with a clear and acceptable win-win for all parties.
Advisors and Associates
D. G. Prasad served as Head of Corporate Banking and Chief General Manager of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). Mr. Prasad joined Exim Bank in 1983. He was employed at Canara Bank for over 8 years and has been a career banker for over 33 years.
He holds considerable expertise in trade finance, international finance, merchant banking, corporate strategies, mergers and acquisitions, loan syndications, forfeiting, international negotiations and co-financing with ... multilateral agencies.
He holds considerable expertise in trade finance, international finance, merchant banking, corporate strategies, mergers and acquisitions, loan syndications, forfaiting, international negotiations and co-financing with multilateral agencies.He serves on the boards of several large companies.
Dr. B Karunakar
Dr. B Karunakar is into institution building, teaching, research and consulting. He is a management thinker and practitioner having 30 years’ experience with a diverse background in strategic planning, business development, finance and general management. During the last 14 years, he has focused on Education & Training. In his continuing career earlier, he had held responsible positions in financial services, manufacturing, IT industry and pharmaceutical Industry.
As a Professor of Business Strategy and Leadership Development, he designed and delivered several management development programs for various companies. He had also conducted faculty development programs for premier educational institutions.He had written the book "Corporate Champions: Excellent companies of India" published by SAGE Publishers in January 2012. He had authored several articles on various issues in management and had written/edited three books in the areas of strategy, leadership and change management since 2003.
Earlier in his career, he had worked with organizations like ILFS, Canbank Financial Services in the area of Investment Banking, with UB Group in Corporate Finance and subsequently with the Pennar Group in a leadership role with experiences that involved start-ups and turnaround success stories. He worked with IBS from 2002 -2005 as faculty, editor and leading MDPs and FDPs. Subsequently he worked with Dr Reddy's from 2005 where initially for the first three years he led the Learning and Development efforts. In that role, he was responsible for creating strategy, developing and supporting the learning needs of the organization. Later he headed DRFHE (Dr Reddy’s Foundation for Health Education) where the mission and work involved capacity building and training interventions for the health care community for better patient care.
Krishna is a serial Entrepreneur with 16 years of experience in the field of IT services, E-commerce and Leadership. He is a Harvard Business School Alumni. He grew up in Hyderabad, India and later moved to Australia and from there to USA. He has worked extensively with US companies since then. Krishna founded his first business in “Telecom & E-commerce” domain at the age of 23, the same business was acquired by a New York Based Telecom Company. Krishna started his second business venture “Infovision” at the age of 27 i.e towards end of 2005 and in 4 short years the company has achieved 1500% Growth. ‘Inc magazine’ recognized Infovision as the 16th fastest growing company in the IT Services category across the USA.
Krishna invested in 18 startups through his investment fund called ‘The seedfund’. Krishna also seats as board member in 3 companies in India and 2 companies in USA. He is a member of Mumbai Angles, Harvard Angels of India and Harvard Angles of New York..
Krishna is the Finalist of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. NJBiz of New Jersey awarded Krishna as One of the Best Entrepreneurs under the age of 40 . Krishna started his third business venture at the age of 29 called ‘Infovista Technologies’ which caters database IMS support. In 2012, Infovision and Infovista were acquired by the publicly traded IMS Company.
T. S. Ramakrishnan (Ramki) is currently a Consulting Partner in Indusbloom and Sankriti Consulting Services, couple of niche start up consulting companies in the ERP, BI, Analytics and Program management and start up incubation space.
Ramki has written articles, published papers and made presentations in industry forums in the above areas and has led teams who have built IP in the areas of BI, Business Analytics, Banking and EPM. He has led teams involved in building product IP for go to market initiatives with alliance partners like Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, major BI vendors etc. He has actively participated in conferences organised by CSI, NASSCOM, IEEE, Institute of Industrial Engineering, Institute of Material Management and led teams in the organisations he has worked for analyst conferences conducted by Gartner, IDC etc and media interactions to position Practice capabilities, Service Offering experience and go to market initiatives.
He has 30+ years of experience in IT Consulting, Software Services and management consulting. He has extensive experience in managing large independent Practices in BI and ERP having led teams of 1000 + people with P&L responsibilities. Prior to this, he worked for IBM, Mphasis, a HP subsidiary, Satyam, TCS, NIIT Technologies, BAAN, Hexaware, SSI Ltd and Administrative Staff College of India.
He is alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad with 35 years of executive management experience; 17 years as Company Head. 17 years as Member of Board Handled large organizations in diverse environments, in management and board level positions – can foster green field projects or new ventures.
Considerable experience in organization building; Medium and Long term Business strategy formulation and implementation Excellent knowledge of Brand management and brand building; FMCG in several international markets; Minerals and ores: Fully familiar with technical, commercial and legal due diligence requirements that need to be carried out, leading to valuation of resources & all major functional areas of business such as Project Identification, Feasibility , Technology selection , Plant and machinery selection, DPR comprising all techno commercial aspects; defining Standard operating procedures; Business development; Supply chain etc.
He was member of board- business strategy formulation group. Was advisor to several leading companies in Middle East & India including: Al Fanar Industries, U.A.E; Dhofar Group, Oman; Maytas Infra Limited ,India; Skil infrastructure Limited (promoters of Pipavav Port &Pipavav Shipyard) and several others