Leadership
  • Krishna Kumar

    Krishna Kumar

    Founder & CEO

    Krishna Kumar founded Simplilearn.com in 2010. In the following years he has built the company into one of the largest players in delivering certification training for working professionals. A thought leader in the edu-tech sector, Krishna believes in balancing technology with human interaction to deliver a world-class learning experience.

    Krishna attributes much of his success to the knowledge he gleaned from an earlier entrepreneurial venture as the Co-Founder and COO of TechUnified, a software product business for enterprise customers.

    An engineering graduate from NIT, Surathkal, India, Krishna’s interests include athletics and reading; he also has a passion for teaching and learning.

  • Ray Rike

    Ray Rike

    President, Simplilearn Americas

    Ray is responsible for leading the Enterprise business for Simplilearn Americas. He brings more than 25 years of SaaS and software industry leadership with significant experience in building and leading high-growth global sales, marketing, and service delivery teams.

    Prior to Simplilearn, Ray was the President and CEO of HireMojo, the industry’s first Hiring Automation Platform. Previously, Ray held senior leadership positions at companies including GE, Netscape, QRS, MarketFirst, and Accruent.

    Ray graduated from Ohio State University with degrees in computer science and operations management.

  • Mark Moran's

    Mark Moran

    Chief Marketing Officer

    A passionate internet executive with two decades of marketing and line-management experience, Mark has successfully driven 9-figure revenue streams for emerging companies and divisions of Fortune 100 corporations. At Simplilearn, he oversees all aspects of the company’s global marketing initiatives, communications and go-to-market efforts.

    Previously, he headed marketing at Ebates and held executive positions with MyNewPlace, Wells Fargo among others.

    Mark is a joint inventor of Patent 20080082426 for enabling image recognition and the enhanced search of remote content on partner websites and in ad units. Also a angel investor and startup adviser, Moran holds a BA, from Pomona College and a MBA from Stanford Business School.

  • Kashyap Dalal

    Kashyap Dalal

    Chief Business Officer

    Kashyap drives the business growth strategy at Simplilearn and its execution through product innovation, product marketing, and brand building.

    Prior to Simplilearn, Kashyap was the Founder and CEO of Inkfruit.com, India’s first democratic products brand. Kashyap scaled the company to a successful exit in early 2013. He began his career with Unilever in Sales and Marketing. Kashyap is passionate about building high-performance teams and enjoys being actively involved in problem solving for business growth.

    Kashyap is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Lucknow. In his spare time, he is a huge fan of Star Trek and loves reading fiction. He is also a certified diver and makes a point to log a few dives every year.

  • Anand Narayanan

    Anand Narayanan

    Vice President - Product Management & Engineering

    Anand leads the overall experience, roadmap, and delivery of the Simplilearn brand, with a focus on enhancing the learning experience for professionals and enterprises. Prior to this role, Anand headed the compute portfolio for the public cloud division at Rackspace in San Antonio, Texas. He was also associated with Dell, where he championed the delivery of server and storage solutions while leading the modernization of the engineering function through Agile methodologies.

    Anand is a Computer Engineering graduate from NIT Surathkal, India, and holds a Masters in Computer Science from Texas A&M University as well as an MBA from The University of Texas. He unwinds over soccer and music composition; he also enjoys time with his family.

  • Jitendra Kumar

    Jitendra Kumar

    Chief Technology Officer

    Driven by a passion for technology, people, and business, Jitendra Kumar has more than 13 years of technical experience in various startups in the Media, Entertainment, and IT industries. He is a technology and SEO evangelist, and involves himself in hands-on coding with his team.

    Jiten is a B.Tech Computer Science graduate from IIT Kanpur, India. He loves spending time with his family and indulges in video gaming.

  • Ganesh Subramanian

    Ganesh Subramanian

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ganesh is a seasoned finance professional with more than 20 years of experience. He provides strategic and operational expertise in areas such as Fundraising, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Operational Efficiencies, Financial Management, and Reporting. Prior to Simplilearn, Ganesh was the CFO for more than a decade at Trianz, an IT services company. He was also associated with Nissan Motors, VST Industries, and ITC. Ganesh is a Cost and Management accountant from ICMAI and has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Madras University.

    Ganesh is passionate about running and regularly participates in marathons.

    Board of directors
  • Ram Gupta

    Ram Gupta

    Independent Board Member

    Ram Gupta is a Silicon Valley software veteran with 25 years of strategy expertise in innovative technology companies. His experience ranges from chip design to application software, and he has been part of teams that built the first healthcare Internet transaction service, pure Internet application software, and application integration in the cloud. During his stint at WebMD Corp, Ram was supported in growing the company from a $5 million annual revenue startup to a public company with a market cap of more than $2 Billion.

    Ram holds an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and is a graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

  • Dr. Ashish Gupta

    Dr. Ashish Gupta

    Helion Ventures

    Dr. Ashish Gupta is the co-founder of Helion Ventures and serves on several boards including Simplilearn, Kirusa, Komli, MySmartPrice.com, Pubmatic, and SMSGupshup. He has co-founded two successful companies: Tavant Technologies and Junglee (AMZN). He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation, and IBM research. Some of his past investments include Daksh (IBM), InfoEdge (NAUKRI), MakeMyTrip, MuSigma, Odesk, and Redbus.

    Ashish is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University as well as a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has authored several patents, publications, and a book by MIT press.

  • Rajesh Raju

    Rajesh Raju

    Kalaari Capital

    Rajesh is a pioneer in investing in direct-to-consumer companies in India. His investment interests span consumer categories in retail, education, and mobile. Rajesh returned from the U.S. in 2006, drawn by the immense potential that India presents for entrepreneurs in reshaping the country. He has been a part of the startup ecosystem ever since.

    With more than 20 years of experience, Rajesh has a broad set of experiences in the technology industry across product development, sales, M&A, and private equity. He serves on the boards of several companies, including Simplilearn, Cashkaro.com, and Haptik. Rajesh has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Masters in engineering from Marquette University, and Bachelor’s in Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

  • Vikram Godse

    Vikram Godse

    Mayfield Ventures

    Vikram has been an active venture investor in India over the last 14 years. He has successfully invested in and had exits from early-stage and growth-stage investments in the logistics, wireless, education, financial services, and media industries. Vikram focuses on sectors such as Cloud, SaaS, Big Data, Education, and Logistics. He sits on the boards of Simplilearn, The Beer Cafe, Amagi, and Genesis Colors. He has also led the investment into Centum Learning and Fourcee Infrastructure. Earlier, Vikram was a founding member of JM Financial Investment Managers Limited. He has also worked for Cisco’s investment arm.

    Vikram received his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Masters in Management Studies from the University of Bombay, India.

  • Krishna Kumar

    Krishna Kumar

    Founder & CEO

    Krishna Kumar founded Simplilearn.com in 2010. In the following years he has built the company into one of the largest players in delivering certification training for working professionals. A thought leader in the edu-tech sector, Krishna believes in balancing technology with human interaction to deliver a world-class learning experience.

    Krishna attributes much of his success to the knowledge he gleaned from an earlier entrepreneurial venture as the Co-Founder and COO of TechUnified, a software product business for enterprise customers.

    An engineering graduate from NIT, Surathkal, India, Krishna’s interests include athletics and reading; he also has a passion for teaching and learning.

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