Our Leadership

Brilliant minds behind XIUS

Leadership Team

XIUS is managed by an exceptionally qualified and experienced team of telecom professionals.

G. V. Kumar

Founder & CEO

G. V. Kumar

Founder & CEO

With over 20 years of IT and telecommunications Mr. G. V. Kumar, shortly called as GV, is the Founder and CEO of XIUS. Under his leadership, XIUS has become a leading telecom technology company, addressing telecom operators' unmet needs with innovative solutions. GV is renowned for his role in ideating and developing patented mobile and payment technologies, with the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) strategy focusing on emerging fields like 5G, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Mobile Payments. Prior to XIUS, he worked with the Godrej Group and served as the CEO of Godrej Telecom Ltd. He is also a long-standing member of EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization,www.eonetwork.org), a global network of 18,000+ entrepreneurs from 60+ countries, and has served as the President of EO's Hyderabad Chapter. GV holds a degree in electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, and an MBA from XIMB.

Sridhar Lanka

President-Telecoms

Sridhar Lanka

President-Telecoms

Sridhar, the President of Telecoms at XIUS, is a seasoned innovation practitioner with 24+ years of experience in technology, innovation diffusion, product commercialization, and innovation strategy. Before his current role, he co-founded CoCreation Consulting, providing innovation management and strategy consulting to Fortune 500 companies and market acceleration for IoT, DeepTech, and life science firms. He also led XIUS as CTO and VP of Engineering & Technology for 14 years, driving innovation, expanding product lines globally, and working with diverse organizations, including governments and defense agencies. Sridhar holds an MBA from the Institute for Technology and Management and received training from MIT - Sloan School of Management in design thinking and innovation methods. He's also a passionate traveler, nature enthusiast, food explorer, and avid reader in the realms of innovation and strategy.

Jon Slates

Vice President – Corporate & Head of Business – Payments

Jon Slates

Vice President – Corporate & Head of Business – Payments

Jon Slates is a valuable member of XIUS, with 18+ years of experience in various leadership roles, including Core Leadership Team participation, XIUS Board of Directors, Administrative Head for the Americas, and SBU Head for XIUS' Payment Manager Services worldwide. His extensive background includes roles in Network Operations, Monitoring, Client Relations, Global Operations, and Facilities Management. Jon's focus on customer satisfaction and ensuring uptime for major mobile carriers like Telefonica, Maxcom, Verizon, and Sprint, as well as regional carriers, highlights his significant contributions. Prior to joining XIUS, Jon owned and managed a transportation business for 13 years, demonstrating his versatility and leadership capabilities.

Dasaradhi Agnihotram

Director-Engineering

Dasaradhi Agnihotram

Director-Engineering

Dasaradhi Agnihotram, known as Das, has over 20 years of software development experience, primarily in CMM Level 5 certified product companies. He is dedicated to designing and implementing efficient processes, emphasizing practicality over mere formalities. Das is enthusiastic about both learning and teaching technology and is instrumental in fostering productization skills across his teams. His passion lies in creating new products and enhancing existing ones through reusable frameworks and expanded feature sets, ensuring they stay competitive in evolving markets.

Arturo Sanchez

Head of Business - LatAm

Arturo Sanchez

Head of Business - LatAm

Arturo brings over 17 years of telecom and IT experience to XIUS. He currently leads the LatAm Strategic Business Unit, focusing on revenue generation and P&L for the region. His goal is to expand XIUS' presence in LatAm, catering to small operators, MVNOs, and MVNEs with Mobile Infrastructure solutions. Before joining XIUS, Arturo worked in software development and technological systems analysis at Softek. He then spent 13 years at Telefonica de España, managing various aspects of the business, including B2B solutions, pre-sales, marketing, strategic planning, and more. Arturo holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering and a Diploma in Management Skills, Leadership, and Strategic Alignment.

Alexandre Marques

Head of Project Management (PMO)

Alexandre Marques

Head of Project Management (PMO)

Alex boasts 25+ years of extensive experience in Program Management, including Scope and Schedule Management, Client/User Expectation Management, Executive-level Relationship Management, Resource Planning, Team Leadership, Mentoring, Training, Release Management, Defect Management, Integration, Business Process Improvement, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, and Telco Mergers and Acquisitions. He has a global track record, having worked for companies like Amdocs, CAS/Wipro, and Microsoft, serving customers such as AT&T Mexico and USA, T-Mobile/Sprint, TELMEX, ANTEL, Claro Chile, Claro Colombia, CODETEL, MOVILNET, Vonage, TIM, and others across 10 countries. Alex holds an MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV – Brazil), a bachelor's degree in information technology from FATEC (Santos - Brazil), and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Sohail G Kumar

Executive Director

Sohail G Kumar

Executive Director

Sohail holds an Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal University, and a Student Entrepreneurship Certification from The Indus Entrepreneurs Organization (TIE). He initially worked in Business Development for a prominent renewable energy company before co-founding two startups: Haywire Gaming LLP, a Mobile Gaming Esports Company, and Scope Medics, offering Medication Review and Patient care services in Healthcare. Sohail's diverse experience includes internships at BHEL, CYIENT, Laxmi Electronics, and Deccan Industries. He's passionate about Data Analytics, applying data technologies, and excels in basketball, previously captaining school and college teams and winning numerous tournaments.

Prajith Dhanapalan

Head of Solutions and Private Network

Prajith Dhanapalan

Head of Solutions and Private Network

Prajith, with 20+ years of experience in Telecom/Enterprise applications, leads the Americas IoT Strategic Business unit at XIUS. He oversees IoT initiatives in the USA, managing IoT functions and revenue objectives, along with heading mobile infrastructure solutions for the Americas. Previously, Prajith worked with Oracle Enterprise applications partners like Pinnacle, serving as Principal Architect in various verticals such as Telecom Billing, Revenue Management, Manufacturing, and Financials. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and Engineering from MSRIT, Bangalore.

Jose Manuel Carrillo Cantu

Director - Operations, Mexico

Jose Manuel Carrillo Cantu

Director - Operations, Mexico

Jose is the Director of Operations at XIUS. He boasts over 25 years of experience in support and maintenance of various levels of BSS systems, troubleshooting, resolution of incidents of commercial systems, management, administration, improvement of commercial systems, deployment of quality assurance, Unix operational systems, Oracle database, QA testing, project management, IT strategies, value added services and resource management. He has worked with companies like Telefonica Moviles, Huawei Technologies, and Altan Redes SA DE CV, Mexico. Jose holds an MBA from Universidad Technologica DE Mexico (UNITEC) and an Administrative Degree in Informatics from Universidad Del Norte A.C., Monterrey, NL, Mexico.

Thomas Chamberlain

Sales Director

Thomas Chamberlain

Sales Director

Tom joins XIUS with 20 years of experience in selling in-building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) solutions for improved RF coverage in cellular and public safety. He has worked with DAS OEMs including Mikom (Andrew/Commscope), MobileAccess (Corning), Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), and Westell Technologies. Tom has a strong track record of selling to wireless carriers, system integrators, neutral host providers, distributors, and enterprise customers across various industries. He received a BS degree in Geography with minors in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta.

Praveen Molala

Head of Sales - AMEA

Praveen Molala

Head of Sales - AMEA

Praveen, with over 14 years of experience in Telecom, Fintech, and IT, leads Sales and Business Development for the Asia, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region at XIUS. His role involves acquiring strategically positioned MNOs, MVNO/E's, and Financial Institutions as customers, with a focus on revenue generation and P&L responsibility. Before joining XIUS, Praveen worked with OSS/BSS, VAS, and Fintech organizations, excelling in Marketing, Account Management, Customer Success, and Partner Management, leading to the closure of numerous tier one customer deals. Praveen holds degrees in Computer Applications and Management with a specialization in Information Systems and Marketing.

Maria Augusta Erazo

Customer Relationship Manager – LatAm

Maria Augusta Erazo

Customer Relationship Manager – LatAm

Maria Augusta, with over 10 years of experience in Telco and banking, serves as the Customer Relationship Manager for LatAm at XIUS. Her role involves building strong, long-term customer relationships and enhancing satisfaction. Maria's focus on goals, team engagement, and a deep understanding of technical and commercial aspects drives improved customer experiences. Before XIUS, she played a pivotal role in developing revenue channels for mobile operators, implementing industry best practices, and managing key client relationships and strategic growth in Ecuador. Maria holds a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Engineering, a Master's Degree in Business Administration, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Managerial Skills.

Gorreegala Madhava Reddy

Senior Program Manager

Gorreegala Madhava Reddy

Senior Program Manager

Gorreegala Madhava Reddy brings over 20 years of telecom experience with expertise in IMS, EPC, Charging, OSS, IP, and VAS domains. His roles have spanned Operations, Project Management, Change Management, Performance Management, Integration, Business Process Improvement, and cross-functional team leadership. Reddy previously served as Core Head at Ericsson, leading Core Operations for Bharti Airtel in Kolkata and West Bengal, successfully launching 5G services and deploying new projects-MMEs, EPGs, Google PODs etc, as part of capacity enhancement. He also worked at Vodafone Idea and Idea Cellular as General Manager for core, IN, and VAS Operations in Andhra Pradesh Circle. Reddy holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communications from JNTU, Hyderabad, and enjoys reading books in his spare time.

Sridevi Pothugunta

Technical Program Manager

Sridevi Pothugunta

Technical Program Manager

Sridevi Pothugunta brings 17 years of professional experience in Core Telecom, Technical Project Management, and Incident Management. She is well-versed in GSM, UMTS, LTE, and IMS Technologies, with a focus on the Packet Core domain. Her expertise includes New Technological Deployments, Project Integration, and Operations. Sridevi has worked with leading Core telecom vendors like Cisco, NSN, Ericsson, and Huawei, as well as VAS vendors including Onmobile, Mahindra Comviva, One97, IMI, Netxell, Voice gate, and Spice, and Roaming Vendors such as Mobileum, Starhome, and JDSU. She has worked at companies including Vodafone Idea and Cisco and holds a degree from NIT, Warangal.

Sofia Escorcia

Business Head

Sofia Escorcia

Business Head

Born and raised in Mexico City, Sofia Escorcia leverages her 10-year career in digital transformation across Latin America to assist businesses in enhancing customer retention, devising engagement strategies, and addressing customer concerns effectively. As the Business Head at X-PayD, she leads the sales department, manages training, and oversees customer onboarding to help them achieve their goals with the platform. For Sofia, the most rewarding aspect of her role is helping others. In her leisure time, she enjoys fishing, playing video games, and attending live concerts in town.