Meet the team

Thyag Venkatesan

Co-founder & CEO

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Co-founded Virkware to lead the charge on future of work.

Early career spent in Silicon Valley (e-Commerce) followed by business consulting at PwC working with customers across Financial Services, Pharma, Retail and Public Sector. He has 12 years of change management experience at Credit Suisse leading teams across APAC & EMEA

Thyag is a graduate of the Indian Insitute of Management Bangalore and holds an Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Shubham Gupta


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20+ years at Seagate across multiple roles and product lines. Turned around Seagate’s US$ 3bn business to be #1, leading portfolio strategy, product line management and customer experience.

Shubham holds an Engineering degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mike Troemel


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Technical leader with significant experience across the product life-cycle including leadership positions in R&D, Product Development and Manufacturing.

Cherie Gartner


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Globally proven business leader with diverse US and international experience with demonstrated success in managing high performing teams, creating and driving client value.

Heena Agarwal

Change Management & HR SME

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14 years of experience in HR and L&D across different roles at companies like Tech Mahindra, Atos, Tata Steel, KPIT and Lafarge. Extensive experience in driving HR projects and initiatives to closure, conducting workshops on behavioral and leadership skills.

Heena holds an MBA in HR from IMT Ghaziabad.

Jake Chia

Head of Products

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A Futurist - fascinated with application of AI, IoT, Blockchain, VR. Experienced in building products, uncovering business value and simplifying complex problems.

Gabriella Eberhardt


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Gabriella is the Founder and Managing Director at Unbiased Solution Ltd.

Gabriella is a Global HR Leader proven in transforming businesses and the people agenda in alignment with the organizational strategy. She has 25+ years of international multi-industry leadership experience across organizations such as GE, Deutsche Telekom and Kraft Foods.

She holds an MA in Human Resource Strategy and Change from Kingston University, London.

Chetan Mukundan


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Technologist with 20+ years of experience building products and delivering services for customers across India, Singapore and UKA

Manu Dhir


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Manu Dhir currently serves as the General Manager of SUSE’s India Centre of Excellence. He is well known for having incubated and scaled the global delivery centres for Consulting Services at Salesforce and NetApp Inc. While at Salesforce, he also led the company’s largest multi-cloud CRM roll-out in India.

Manu has advised multiple clients while working in the consulting practice at PwC Singapore, and started his career as an engineer working on Alcatel’s network management platform.

Manu is a graduate of the Indian School of Business and holds an Engineering degree in Information Science from Bangalore University.

Vijay Yadav

Chief Revenue Officer

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Investor, Mentor, Board Member, CEO, CMD, CRO. Holder of Glider Pilot License. Total work experience of 32 years. Experience of last 21 years in Leadership role as CEO/VP/GM of respective setup.