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SemaConnect Leadership

Mahi Reddy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mahi Reddy founded SemaConnect in 2008 and serves as the company CEO. Mahi is a serial entrepreneur, with SemaConnect being his sixth successful company. Previously, he co-founded CBay Systems Ltd. which was listed on NASDAQ (MODL) and then taken private by JP Morgan after growing to $70 million in annual revenue and being twice named Healthcare Informatics 100 Leading IT Companies in healthcare.

Mark Pastrone, Chief Operating Officer

Mark Pastrone is Chief Operating Officer and has over 25 years of experience building high-tech companies. Prior to SemaConnect, Mark led the development of several commercial start-ups in the aerospace industry. He was part of the founding team at GeoEye which was acquired by DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) and is now the world’s largest commercial satellite imagery provider. He also led many space commercialization ventures at Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), the developer of the world’s first commercial rocket. Mark earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When not fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, Mark enjoys nice long drives in his Tesla Model 3.

Harsha Kollaramajalu, Chief Technology Officer

Harsha Kollaramajalu is CTO at SemaConnect and brings with him over 20 years in the technology industry. Previously, Harsha worked at Phoenix Technologies the worldwide leader in core-systems (BIOS) where he pioneered a Virtualization Operating System, a Laptop Anti-theft product and a Cloud Storage product. Harsha has also served as Principal Architect at Intel, CTO at CBay Systems Ltd., Technology Consultant at Ericsson and as co-founder at Knoxware, an antivirus and security technology company.

Ravi Kumar, Vice President of Software Development

Ravi Kumar manages the software development operations in Bangalore. He comes with over 25 years of experience in product development and software delivery. Prior to SemaConnect, Ravi was with a leading e-commerce company, and earlier in the healthcare domain.

Prashant Radhakrishnan, Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing (India)

Prashant Radhakrishnan is the Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing (India), SemaConnect Charging Infra Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of SemaConnect Inc.

With extensive large company and entrepreneurial enterprise experience, he is translating strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth of the company and helping to implement organization-wide goal setting and performance management.

 Prashant has over 25 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Operations and Business Management along with an MBA from IIM Calcutta. He has extensive experience in the Internet and Technology industry with stints in MNCs and start-ups over the years. At SemaConnect, Prashant is responsible for foraying the company’s efforts in the nascent India Market.

You can reach him at prashant.r@semaconnect.in

Comments from SemaConnect Leadership

Mahi Reddy – CEO

After over a decade watching and taking part in the development of the Electric Vehicle market and the supporting charging infrastructure industry in North America, we are very excited and pleased to announce the launch of our EV charging solutions in India.

India has played a very important role in the development of SemaConnect Inc. From the very beginning, we have based our IT development, R&D and manufacturing in India. Given this large base of knowledge, we feel that it rightly positioned us to help in the advancement and growth of the EV industry and the associated EV infrastructure in India. It poised us at the start of a very important decade in the development of a new paradigm for Indian transportation. As more of the country urbanizes, it is critical that the Indian transportation segment modernizes and grows to be completely sustainable. The coming advancements in battery technology and lowering of battery costs will go a long way in making EV adoption a reality across all segments of public transportation in India.

Our extensive experience in deploying EV charging solutions in North America coupled with our Indian pedigree, positions us to provide unique Indian solutions to the country. While we are launching with our range of 4 wheeler L2 charging solutions – we have big plans to build our solutions to cater to unique Indian motifs, including cost-effective solutions to address the increasing penetration of EVs in the 2 and 3 wheeler segments.

SemaConnect Charging Infrastructure Private Limited has been setup as a subsidiary in India, to ensure that we build the right teams and structures to allow us to “Go to Market” effectively in India – allowing us to build unique products, services and solutions to cater to the unique demands of the Indian marketplace.

Mark Pastrone – COO

SemaConnect is extremely pleased and excited to bring our products, services and solutions to the Indian market.
Our decade long experience in developing, producing, selling, installing and managing EV charging stations across North America gives us a strong foundation to bring to India.

Our smart EV charging solutions have been thoroughly tested across a wide range of driver applications, property types and environmental conditions that stand us in good stead in serving the range of applications and conditions in India.

Over the years, SemaConnect has been fortunate in building great customer relationships and partnerships with multinational corporations and global real estate firms that we are proud to extend to the Indian marketplace.  These relationships reach across a variety of sectors including the multifamily residential, workplace, retail and fleet segments.

We believe our product stack, including the power controls, extensive software application functionality, network coverage and top of the line product design will be the perfect solution for discerning customers in India.  All this complemented by our years of experience in deploying and managing these solutions of course!

I encourage all of you to attend some of our upcoming webinars to learn more about SemaConnect products and see how we can help future proof your properties for the upcoming EV revolution in India.