Founder and Chief Executive Officer, vMobo Inc.
Vinu has over 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications and Enterprise software industry. Most recently he founded an IT Data center Software company and was the visionary behind Collation. Collation was acquired by IBM end of 2005. Prior to founding Collation, Vinu was Vice President of software engineering at Covad Communications and the company's first software engineering employee. Recruiting a world-class software engineering team, Vinu led the development of the company’s Business Operations Support Systems. Under his leadership, the team deployed one of the largest application suites into production enabling a zero-touch service provisioning system.
Prior to Covad, Vinu was Program Director for Development at TCSI where he led the development of distributed management software products for telecom service providers worldwide. Vinu has been quoted and has written many articles on management systems and holds 4 patents in this area.
Prior to TCSI, Vinu held senior positions at Ascom Nexion, Timeplex and NJIT. Vinu holds a MSEE from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BSEE from REC Warangal, India.
Vinu lives in Bangalore, India and Fremont, CA, with his wife and two children and is an amateur golfer and private pilot in his spare time.
Chief Technology Officer
Yan has over 16 years of experience in the software and systems development area. Most recently he was Co-founder and Architect of Collation, and led the development of the core Configuration Management Database technology instrumental in the acquisition of Collation by IBM. Prior to Collation, Yan was Director of Engineering at Covad Communications where he was responsible for the company’s service fulfillment systems. Prior to Covad, Yan was Development Manager at Tandem Computers where he led the launch of the first Windows NT product based on Tandem Non-Stop technologies. Previously, Yan held various engineering and management positions at Allied Telesis, 3Com, and Compex.
Yan is the inventor on 6 US patents in the areas of computer networks, process automation, and system management. Yan graduated from UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer System with high honor.
Anand Sankaran loves software and has been a hacker for the past 16 years. He loves to start new projects and experiment with new ideas and projects. As an avid Asterix fan, he goes by the handle of Obelix on the internet and one of his proudest achievements is showing up in the first five results for "Obelix" on a google search. It has been suggested that he fell into a vat of code when he was a baby.
Anand is also a serious amateur photographer whose definition of a holiday includes 4 am starts to catch sunlight at below freezing temperatures. He loves travel and hopes to visit every National Park in the world. You can catch his photographic exploits at http://www.anands.net
Chief Operating Officer, vMobo Inc.
Santosh Martin has had a successful career spanning real estate, hospitality and technology fields. He started his career in real estate with CB Richard Ellis in 1997. He then joined Jones Lang LaSalle and through an 8-year career worked in Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore markets. One of the youngest National Directors of the firm, he ran the account management and brokerage team for the country. On leaving Jones Lang LaSalle in 2006, Santosh then joined DivyaSree Developers, a leading South India focused real estate developer, as it CEO. Over the 7 years of his tenure at DivyaSree, the company grew 5 fold in net value and established its strong presence in Hyderabad, Chennai and Kochi, other than its base of Bangalore.
Santosh is also the managing partner in 2 of Bangalore’s well-known watering holes – SKYYE and Blimey. In 2013, launched a mobile payment solution, BINGE, which today is accepted in over 150 restaurants in Bangalore. He is an avid reader, likes to keep fit and is a sports enthusiast.
Vice President, Sales Operations
Sapna Nanjappa is the epitome of the modern working woman. Armed with 20 + years in the luxury retail business, her personal network of individuals is almost as impressive as her business savvy. She started her career working with Ravissant Mumbai and went on to work with mega houses such as Paul Smith, Ferragamo, Ritu Kumar, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla just to name a few. Her interest in Fashion has fueled her drive to understand the industry second to none. So much so, she makes sure her colleagues dress for the job they want, even if it’s not the job they have.
Her keen eye for style gives you the 360 experience when you have the privilege of her company. She is strong willed and a people’s person, creating the perfect balance for her title as VP India Sales Operations & Business Development. Her passion for this company knows no bounds. She is an avid traveller and knows the vast and varied schools of thought regarding luxury.