June 24, 2015 09:17 ET

VISANOW Adds Sairam Rangachari as Vice President, Product & Technology

Veteran Executive Will Focus on Improving User Experience and Expanding Platform to Mobile

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - VISANOW, a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S., today announced that Sairam Rangachari has joined the company as Vice President, Product & Technology. Rangachari is a technology industry veteran who has built multiple teams in disruptive companies in several industries through impact-driven product development and engineering methods. He will lead the internal product and technology teams to further enhance the core user experience and adapt to mobile technologies while scaling it to meet growing demand.

"Sairam's product and technology backgrounds are a perfect fit for VISANOW as we seek to expand our industry-leading platform that eases the cost and complexity of the immigration application process for employers and individuals," said Dick Burke, President and CEO of VISANOW. "Perhaps equally important is his personal background and success story as an immigrant who came to the U.S. as a student, persevered through the laborious immigration process and helped to build numerous companies here in the U.S. We are thrilled to have him on the team."

Prior to joining VISANOW, Rangachari held executive positions at several technology companies. As Chief Innovation Officer at OptionsXpress, he led the development and launch of the mobile brokerage suite as well as the company's first multi-asset active trader platform. As President and Chief Technology Officer at uBid, he led company efforts to disrupt the multi-billion dollar returns and excess inventory recovery market as the one stop, zero-touch returns center for retailers. He also founded and sold, a web and mobile-based social Customer Relationship Management (CRM) service for local retailers.

"I've spent my career working in companies that leveraged technology to solve complex and inefficient processes. With VISANOW, I see the same opportunity to significantly improve the immigration process through a customer-centric experience approach and an efficiency-driven technology methodology," said Rangachari. "VISANOW turns what I know first-hand is a confusing, costly and stressful experience into a simple, mobile and transparent one. I believe we can make the immigration process as easy as paying your bills or filing your taxes online. I am very excited to join the team."

Rangachari earned a Bachelor of Engineering & Computer Science from the University of Madras as well as a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is an active angel investor and adviser to start ups as well as a venture consultant for product & technology strategy to growth companies.

Working with individuals and companies, VISANOW streamlines the tedious and confusing visa application process by automatically gathering required information, forms and documents from both the sponsor and applicant, then dynamically generating a complete, accurate and personalized application. At any point in the process, clients have access to immigration attorneys to handle unique needs. This combination of automation, transparency and high customer touch offers an unparalleled user experience, helping clients save time, money and stress. Since inception, the company has prepared cases for tens of thousands of visa applications with a greater than 95 percent approval rate.

VISANOW is a leading provider of online immigration services in the U.S. that integrates the best of both people and technology to provide cost-effective, transparent visa application services. Its patented online process guarantees fast response times, easy access to case information and comprehensive customer support. Since inception in 1998, the company has assisted tens of thousands of immigrants, business people and international travelers. More information is available at

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