India, March 2020: Knowlarity is the leading provider of cloud telephony services in Asia. As part of their expansion, the company has hired a seasoned CXO team comprising of Jaideep Kumar, Sumit Punchhi and Puru Govind. The team is expected to propel the next phase of Knowlarity’s growth, allowing the company to reach a higher growth orbit.
Jaideep Kumar, Sumit Punchhi and Puru Govind have joined Knowlarity as Chief Sales Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer respectively. Each new CXO is a respected veteran from the telecom, IT, and marketing sectors having worked with the world’s leading organisations.
Jaideep Kumar has over 20 years of experience in Business Development and Sales having worked in the Cloud & SaaS space with market leaders like Salesforce, AWS, Microsoft and Red Hat. His recent endeavour SaaSfocus, which he Co-founded reached the pole position in the SaaS Consulting space. He successfully sold SaasFocus to Cognizant. Jaideep’s breadth of sales and marketing experience in the technology domain will play a crucial role in Knowlarity’s penetration of new domestic and overseas markets.
Speaking about his new role at Knowlarity Jaideep said “The Cloud Telephony space has taken a central place in building a 5-star customer engagement experience and Knowlarity with its offerings is at the forefront of delivering this experience. I am extremely excited to be a part of this journey and working with our customers to redefine the standards in superior customer engagement“.
Sumit Punchhi has over 20 years of experience, out of which 15 years of dynamic telecom experience, handling roles like strategy, marketing, and sales and operations. He understands the dynamics of business and how to straddle between marketing and strategy. His knowledge and experience working with some of the leading telecom companies in the world, including Tata Teleservices, Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, will play a key role in shaping Knowlarity’s strategy. Speaking about joining Knowlarity, Sumit Punchhi said: “Knowlarity is an interesting and exciting company to be with its offerings cut across size, sector and solutions for organisations”.
Puru Govind has over fourteen years of experience in Fortune 500 companies, near unicorns and early-stage startups. He has first-hand experience in managing P&L, product management, technology, strategy, and financial planning. Before Knowlarity, he was the Group CTO/CEO-India at B2X Care Solutions and worked for almost a decade at SAP in Germany. As CTO at B2X Care Solutions, he was in-charge of evolving B2X’s products and technology that connected a global digital consumer care ecosystem across over 140 countries. He also managed B2X’s India operations helping customers like Google, Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Saregama manage 1100 employees, 38 own stores, 120 partner stores, one service factory and two warehouses.
At SAP, he was the CEO of a business unit that developed software for top retailers and FMCG companies including Walmart, Burberry, Nike, Adidas, Nestle, and Unilever. Puru had also worked as the National Head of prepay marketing at Tata Teleservices before which he was head of marketing for Tata Teleservices’ Karnataka circle.
His in-depth knowledge of product management and technology will help Knowlarity create innovative products for globally competitive organisations. Speaking about joining Knowlarity, Puru Govind said “Communications is an integral part of any organisation, and Knowlarity is attempting to disrupt all layers of communication – from networks to apps. I am honoured to be part of this journey where we would redefine communication for the world.”
Yatish Mehrotra, the CEO of Knowlarity, feels, “The expansion of the leadership team will help us create exciting products and add more value to our current & future enterprise customers. Our expanded leadership team will aid us to achieve our next phase of growth and increase revenues considerably over the next decade. Each new senior leader has distinct skills that will help Knowlarity immeasurably. Jaideep’s skill and knowledge about the technology domain will help Knowlarity penetrate new domestic and overseas markets.
Sumit’s deep understanding of business dynamics and knowledge of how to balance marketing and strategy will prove invaluable to Knowlarity’s growth. Puru’s product and technology knowledge will help us create even more innovative products that let globally competitive organisations excel. The team will also play a part in making Knowlarity a more enterprise solution-oriented company. I am looking forward to the coming year, which will be an exciting time for us.”
Knowlarity is the largest provider of cloud-based communications solutions to businesses in Southeast Asia and Middle Eastern markets. Knowlarity is headquartered in Singapore and was founded in 2009. Knowlarity pioneered a unique cloud communication technology for Asian and Middle Eastern markets in 2009 and today has more than 15,000 paying businesses customers in these markets.