Sudhir Panikassery
Chief Executive Officer

Sudhir Panikassery has served as Chief Executive Officer of Aeries since co-founding Aeries in 2012. Sudhir is responsible for planning and executing the strategic direction and ongoing operations for the company. With experience across multiple industries, Sudhir has set up and operationalized unique business improvement and enhancement solutions for clients under tailored and differentiated engagement models. 

In his previous role, Sudhir was the global controller of CBay Systems (later M*Modal Inc.). He played an instrumental role in some of the key acquisitions such as MedQuist, Spheris and Multimodal. He also assisted with planning and executing the integration and synergy realizing strategies. Prior to that, he was a senior partner at one of India’s oldest accounting firms where he specialized in audit, mergers and acquisitions, advisory services and corporate structuring for large clients in technology, BPO, banking and financial services. He was also responsible for setting up new practice areas. 

In March 2021, Sudhir successfully led and closed an acquisition of a carve-out from Nuance Communications Inc. (now renamed as DeliverHealth Solutions (DHS)) which is a world leading healthcare outsourcing services and platform business. 

Sudhir is a member of the Managing Committee of ASSOCHAM, India’s oldest Chamber of Commerce, and Co-Chairman of India’s National Council for Business Facilitation and Global Competitiveness. 

Rajeev Nair
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nair is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of experience in Finance and Technology, and is skilled in applying AI towards business strategy and growth. Previously, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of McLaren Technology Acquisition Corp. from 2021 to 2023, helping to lead their IPO and raising $205 million. Prior to this, Mr. Nair led the Predictive Modeling and AI effort for CreditOne Bank, a leader in the credit card industry, where he formulated their enterprise level AI/ML strategy and roadmap for the company. Prior to his role at CreditOne, Mr. Nair served in roles such as Head of Corporate Finance and Director of FP&A at UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, where he led strategic investments and the company’s technology footprint expansion. In addition to his corporate roles, Mr. Nair has also served as a consultant to GE Capital, Prudential Investment Management, and U.S.-based Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Nair earned his MBA from Columbia Business school and his Bachelor of Technology from IIT Kharagpur.

Unni Nambiar
Chief Technology Officer

Unni Nambiar has served as Chief Technology Officer of Aeries since 2015. Unni is responsible for providing technology direction and overseeing all technology related operations for Aeries, including global research & development, information technology and customer support operations for clients, as well as driving Aeries incubated portfolio of products.

Unni is a technology leader with extensive industry experience building enterprise, cloud & mobility products across diverse verticals. He is passionate about building world class software products for real world solutions using cutting edge technology innovations.

In March 2021, Unni was part of the team that closed an acquisition of a carve-out from Nuance Communications Inc. (now renamed as DeliverHealth Solutions (DHS)) which is a world leading Healthcare outsourcing services and platform Business. Unni served an interim Chief Technology Officer role post-carve out during the first year of operations to facilitate stand up activities for Nuance Communications Inc.

Prior to joining Aeries, Unni was Chief Technology Officer at CBay Systems (later M*Modal Inc.), a leading voice recognition and healthcare documentation technology company. At CBay, he was responsible for global technology vision, product engineering roadmap, technical support and infrastructure management. Prior to CBay, he was instrumental in setting up Avaya’s India Offshore Development Centre for their customer relationship management, interactive voice response, Predictive Dialers and Unified Messaging products through a dedicated offshore vendor model that was later acquired by Avaya. He also worked in the storage management industry at Legato Systems (later EMC) in multiple global locations and across various product engineering roles. 

Ajay Khare
Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Operating Officer

Ajay Khare has served as Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the US division of Aeries since 2015. Ajay is responsible for Aeries’ US operations including client management, business development, front-end communication, transition and business operations. He also works closely with private equities and their portfolio companies in defining global delivery solutions & strategies.

Ajay is a successful executive with experience in business operations, strategic planning, & client relationship. He has a diverse background with deep knowledge of all aspects of the life cycle of organizations including start-up, funding, early-stage planning, implementation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity driven deals and integrations.

Ajay’s past experience includes founding WhiteSpace Health, a startup with focus on healthcare data analytics and business intelligence. From 2012 until 2015, he was the Vice President of Strategic Operations for M*Modal, a healthcare technology company, and was instrumental in new product launch for revenue cycle management, profit and loss for clinical documentation business with $250 million revenue, and managing cost initiative for delivery organization. From 2007 until 2012, Ajay managed worldwide operations for CBay systems and was part of the team that acquired MedQuist & Spheris in private equity funded deals.

Daniel S. Webb
Board Member and Chief Investment Officer

Daniel S. Webb has served as a member of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Aeries Technology since November 2023. Mr. Webb has over 14 years of experience including 3 years as a founder and CEO of Worldwide Webb Acquisition Corp., and 11 years in investment banking and private equity. As an investment banker and private equity investor, he worked on transactions totaling approximately $40 billion in transaction value for disruptive technology companies. In his career as an investment banker at Bank of America and Citi, he advised leading technology companies on their IPOs such as Snap, Carvana, Pinterest, Delivery Hero, Arista Networks, Freescale Semiconductor, Fiverr, Grubhub, Cardlytics, Revolve, SurveyMonkey, Zulily, and Trivago. He also helped raise public and private capital for leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Pinterest, Costar, Thrasio, Fiverr, Fanatics, Grubhub, Cardlytics, Overstock, MakeMyTrip, Purple, GSV Capital, Paytm, Integral Ad Science, and Thrillist. In addition, he advised on one of the largest internet acquisitions in history, Just Eat Takeaway’s acquisition of Grubhub as well as other transactions such as Credit Karma’s sale to Intuit, Cardlytics’ acquisition of Dosh, Bonobos’ sale to Walmart, Reachlocal’s sale to Gannett, and Aristocrat Leisure’s acquisition of Plarium. Mr. Webb previously worked in private equity at HarbourVest Partners where he directed investments in Lightower Fiber Networks, Sidera Networks, and Confie Seguros. Mr. Webb holds a Master of Accounting and a B.S. in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Narayan Shetkar
Chief Strategy Officer

Narayan Shetkar has served as Chief Strategy Officer of Aeries since 2021. Narayan is responsible for supporting and executing the Company’s inorganic growth strategy and corporate development initiatives including mergers and acquisitions, investments, divestments, business combinations and structuring. Narayan has previously served senior roles in management consulting, corporate banking and investment banking organizations including InCredMAPE Advisory, Centrum Capital and Deloitte. He has successfully closed multiple corporate transactions across mergers and acquisitions, private equity and structured financing. He is a chartered accountant from India and received a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai.