Director, Global Head of HR for Cognizant Markets July 2012 to CurrentCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS － Teaneck, NJ
Head of HR for Cognizant Markets / Verticals ($5 Billion in revenue and approximately 53,000 people worldwide)
Responsible for and oversee talent review and leadership development, succession planning, employee engagement initiatives, organizational design and executive hiring in business units
Direct the performance and compensation strategy for the firm including designing the bell curve for appraisals along with the President and CPO
Handpicked and identified by the CEO to set up Cognizant's first ever People Analytics group.
Travel approximately 50% of the time internationally to drive HR strategy in the form of HR and business leadership meetings, town hall meetings and also to meet with business teams, clients and employees (including presenting HR capabilities to clients for mergers and acquisitions)
Oversee a team of 9 HR generalists in the US and 21 across the world
Part of the HR leadership team.
Associate Director, Head of HR for the Financial Services sector ($3BN in revenue and 17,000 people) July 2011 to July 2013
Senior Manager, Head of HR for Cognizant's Insurance practice ($1BN in revenue and 3000 people) July 2011 to July 2012
Manager, Human Resources (HR business partner for Products and Resources) April 2006 to October 2009
Senior Executive, Human Resources March 2006 to October 2009COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS － Bangalore, India
Head of campus recruitment and personal development center for Cognizant in Bangalore, India
Manager, Human Resources October 2004 to March 2006TRINITI ADVANCED SOFTWARE LABS － Hyderabad, India
Head of HR for Triniti India reporting to the CEO.
Part of the Management Committee to make Triniti Quality Standards Compliant for the first ever time.
Initiated an annual compensation and benefits survey through Hewitt, to ensure industry benchmarked and competitive compensation practices for an extremely niche workgroup.
Senior Executive, Human Resources October 2002 to October 2004SILVERLINE TECHNOLOGIES － Hyderabad, India
Set up basic HR functions for a start-up working closely with the CFO.
Designed and developed the first ever employee handbook
Designed and delivered the performance Management systems across the organization worldwide
Recipient of the 2010 Chief People Officer's Excellence in Leadership Award.
Built an HR Team for Cognizant America's (US, Canada and Latin America). Scaled up from 6 people in 2010 to 47 people in 2012 located in 5 different countries.
Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage, 2013Stanford GSB － Stanford, CA
Post Graduate Diploma : Business Management in Human Resources & Information Systems, 1999Institute of Public Enterprise － Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India