SOURCE: Saama Technologies

Saama Technologies

November 09, 2010 06:00 ET

Former MindTree Exec to Head Saama Technologies' Offshore Operations

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) -  Saama Technologies, a leading business intelligence solution provider, today announced that Amar Karvir has joined the company as vice president of Saama India operations. In this role, Karvir is responsible for managing the firm's Pune-based development and delivery operations, with a focus on supporting the growth of the company's core service and intellectual property (IP)-based solutions.

A former vice president of operations for global IT solutions leader MindTree in Bangalore, Karvir brings nearly 15 years of global experience in the IT services space with a focus on setting up and managing offshore development and delivery business units. Most recently, he served as the Pune delivery center head, where he managed more than 700 employees and successfully grew revenue by 40% within the first year.

Prior to MindTree, Karvir served as vice president at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm, where he set up and headed the company's Mumbai offshore development center, leading both the technology and human resources which supported Monitor's core internal technology and high-end back-office solution offerings.

"Amar has a unique, rich experience working in the US consulting industry coupled with running small to large offshore operations in India," said Saama CEO Suresh Katta. "His years of experience applied to leading and managing our offshore service and delivery capabilities will be a major asset," he continued, noting that Saama's current head of offshore operations, Samir Dadia, will be retiring after more than 11 years, effective Dec. 31, 2010.

"Saama's unique IP-based service offerings, unparalleled subject matter expertise in business intelligence and data management, and strong relationships with the industry's leading technology vendors has made them one of the fastest-growing services firms in the industry," said Karvir. "This combination of product and people -- combined with the growing market need for enterprise intelligence -- is an exciting combination. I look forward to supporting the company's aggressive growth plans."

Karvir began his career as a consultant for Deloitte in the US in the mid 90s, where he spent seven years focused on leading and managing teams supporting clients' large-scale custom application development engagements. He was later promoted to vice president and practice leader for Deloitte's offshore development center in Mumbai where, in less than three years, he grew annual revenue for his practice to more than $16 million with a team of 500 employees.

Karvir earned a Bachelor of Science in Technology from IIT Bombay and a MBA from the University of Maryland. He is a recipient of the National Talent Search (NTS) Scholarship awarded by the Government of India.

About Saama Technologies
Saama Technologies, Inc. is a pure-play business intelligence solution provider which continues to revolutionize the way organizations make decisions through business intelligence. Since 1997, the company has combined its extreme BI technology expertise, unique intellectual property portfolio and strong relationships with the industry's leading technology providers to deliver pure business intelligence to the world's largest information-focused organizations. Saama's customers are Fortune 500 organizations within a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology, financial services, and the public sector. Saama recently acquired data-integration software and NIEM-conformance pioneer Sypherlink, which operates as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary. For more information, visit www.saama.com.

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