Leaders

Crafting Our Growth Story

Leadership

P. Raja Manickam

Founder & CEO

Raja Manickam founded Tessolve in 2003 with a vision to create a leading productization company delivering high volume manufactured products from physical silicon. He brings a unique mix of experience encompassing the entire chip development process, from managing product lines, running a manufacturing site and building up start-ups. This experience allowed him to build Tessolve to bridge the gaps he saw in the development cycle of silicon engineering. Starting his career as a test engineer in Texas Instruments he moved on to Fairchild, National Semiconductor, DTS and Viko test labs. He was also involved in the early startup of STATS and UTAC. In his vibrant 30 year career, he held engineering, product line, sales and marketing responsibilities in his 30-year career.

Srinivas Chinamilli

Co-Founder & President

Srinivas has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor Test and Product engineering. He held management and technical positions at Cirrus Logic and was the Director of Worldwide Test engineering at Centillium Communications prior to joining Tessolve. At Tessolve, he brings to the foray, his extensive experience in Mixed Signal and System on Chip test development, high volume production test and offshore test subcontractor management. Srinivas completed his M.S. in Electrical engineering from the University of Southern California after his B.E in Electrical and Electronics from Birla Institute of Technology.

Dr. Veerappan V

Co-Founder & Director

Veerappan brings a rich experience of more than 33 years. He was associated with Sterling Electronics a pioneer in the Indian electronics industry following which he became a Territory Manager at DCM Data Products. He oversaw national level sales and customer support operations with Wipro Technologies before moving on to Motorola as GM - Operations in-charge of MIS, Facilities, HR, Admin, PR, Systems and Commercial. Before joining Tessolve, Veerappan was associated with BPL Telecom as their Head of Operations & Business Development.

Raam Narain

CFO & Company Secretary

Narain Raamkumar is an Associate Member of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants and also of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He brings his diverse experience in Middle and Senior Management positions, having worked over 21 years across areas such as Finance, Accounts, Operations and General Management in the Manufacturing, Construction, IT/Education sectors. His areas of expertise include managing financing requirements through equity and debt, establishing financial discipline and controls and monitoring company’s financial and operational performance.

Sunil Walia

Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Based in Silicon Valley, Sunil has over 20 years of industry experience with roles spanning sales, business development, product marketing/management and VLSI design. He has a proven track record of sales, growing multi-million dollar business and driving new business strategies. Starting his career as a microprocessor designer at Sun Microsystems, he has launched new products and driven go-to-market strategies. He also built strong marketing outreach during his decade-long tenure in the EDA industry with Magma design automation, Synopsys, and Cadence. Prior to joining Tessolve, he was responsible for driving new semiconductor and embedded solutions business for Aricent. He has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engg and has completed an entrepreneurship program from the University of Iowa.

Management Team

D. Rajakumar

Vice President, Operations

Rajakumar has 25+ years of experience in Test & Measurement, including semiconductor test and in-circuit board test. He was the General Manager at Third Millennium Test Solutions (3MTS) and handled the India center for 10 years, managing engineering teams for PXI based low-cost ATEs. Before that, he was at SRA Systems, providing offshore test engineering services for semiconductor on PXI based ATEs. At Murugappa Electronics (MEL Systems, MELSS) for 10 years, Rajakumar held diverse technical and management positions from Tech Support to Development & Engineering of T&M systems. He received his BE from Madurai Kamaraj University, Diploma in Management from IGNOU New Delhi, and Executive MBA from KSOU Mysore.

Sundararajan

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Sundararajan is a Graduate in Electronics & Communication Engineering and has 24 years of total experience in Project Engineering and Sales & Marketing. He has 14 years of focused experience in sales & marketing in EDA / CAE software solutions and Engineering Services with Future Techno Designs and AT & S ECAD. Prior to Tessolve, he was with AT & S ECAD as Vice President (Business Operations), heading a sales & support team involved in Business Development activities of the PCB Engineering Services and Software solutions the company was providing. As one of the key management members at AT & S ECAD, he was also responsible for business operations & strategic initiatives for the organization's growth.

Somashekhar Basavaraj

Senior Vice President – VLSI Design

Somashekhar has worked in different roles and brings 30 plus years of semiconductor industry experience into Tessolve. Throughout his career in the VLSI industry, he has been part of complete product development, from design to post-silicon validation.
Before joining Tessolve, he was the Co-founder & CEO of ANALOGSEMI, his own startup. Prior to this, he was the Technology Manager at Tata Elxsi and was responsible for building Analog/Mixed-signal team, Technical support & Delivery, and strategic Business development. Somashekhar has also worked with GE Global Research, Bharat Electronics Ltd in various capacities heading Analog IC Designs. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication from Mysore University, Karnataka and MS in Microelectronics from Bircham International University, Spain.

Jagadeesha K P

Vice President, Tessolve Embedded Systems

K P Jagadeesha has nearly 30 years of experience in Embedded systems and product development. He was heading a German company, TES Electronics Solutions India operations as Managing Director prior to merging with Tessolve. He has extensive experience in managing tier1 customers globally in Avionics, Automotive, Industrial and Medical domains, delivering more than 50 products in ODM model till today. He is specialized in building products from spec to manufacturing, supply chain, and lifetime management.
K P completed his BE electronics degree from BMS college of Engineering, Bangalore University. He is a Fitness freak, Ultra-Marathon Runner, Motivational speaker, Certified Handwriting analyst and Grapho Therapist.

Ram Jonnavithula

Vice President, Engineering

Ram Jonnavithula is the Vice President of Engineering at Tessolve and currently heads the Tessolve Design Engineering Services division. He has over 22 years of experience in semiconductor industry. Prior to Tessolve, he was the founding member and CEO of Sykatiya Technologies. He was responsible for companies vision and growth strategy. He also served in various roles at Texas Instruments (India), building high energy, high impact teams, delivering timely business solutions. He began his journey into semiconductor at Cirrus Logic, later at S3 Inc and Broadcom Corporation. Ram has been a part-time faculty at Wayne State University. Ram has received M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Wayne State University and GMITE from IIM Bangalore, India.

Yogan Senthilkumar

Vice president, Engineering

Yogan has been with Tessolve since 2004. Currently, he is the Vice President of Engineering at Tessolve, in charge of defining the roadmap for Test Engineering, H.W interface, and other programs. Throughout the years, he has been instrumental in heading multiple teams in R&D, Test engineering and PCB divisions in Tessolve.
Before joining Tessolve, Yogan was with Teradyne Asia Test Application Group, handling Test Engineering projects from Teradyne US and Europe. His earlier years were with Salland Engineering, National Semiconductor and SPEL. He brings an experience of 30 years in the field of ATE testing and has presented papers on Test technique at various conferences and written multiple articles on Test and Measurement.
He is personally interested in guiding Engineers and appreciates Traditional Arts.

Anand Muthaiah

Vice President of Engineering at Tessolve

Anand Muthaiah is currently the Vice President of Engineering at Tessolve and heads one the Test Engineering Division. He has been with Tessolve for more than 10 years and has more than 23 years of experience in the Industry. Prior to Joining the Semiconductor VLSI domain, he worked on Thin Film Solar cell Manufacturing research at Energy Photovoltaic Ltd. He started his VLSI career at Cyrix Semiconductor Richardson USA as a Product Engineer, and held roles of Lead Test Engineer and Design Engineer and played a key role in the introduction of the first integrated CPU to the microprocessor market. He has also worked at LTX corporation as Sr. Apps engineer and has experience in high-performance Digital and Analog Domains. He also has extensive knowledge of High volume manufacturing and product release to production.
Anand Graduated from Bangalore Institute of Technology with a BTech in Electronics and communication and MSEE from University of South Florida Tampa.

Surendra Nathan

Country Manager, Administration

Surendra is a Semiconductor professional with 45 years of work experience in Semiconductor manufacturing, Equipment Engineering, Process Engineering. Before joining Tessolve, he worked at National Semiconductor, Singapore for 20 years. Surendra, joined Tessolve in 2008 as Director, Test Operations and since 2015, he is managing the Operations at Tessolve, Singapore.

Jeyaseelan Vengataraman

Country Manager, Administration

Jeyaseelan has 32+ years of experience in Semiconductor Industry. Started his career in Test Engineering at Fairchild Semiconductor, Singapore. Moved to National Semiconductor, Penang to manage NPI Team and was also the pioneer Device Engineering team for Boundary Scan products. Progressed to Director of Quality and Engineering. Engaged in TPM methodology by JIPM of Japan and received TPM Excellence Award. Implemented Kaizen and Six Sigma methodology and practices at National Semiconductor resulting in operations breakthrough results. After 21 years joined First Solar, the largest Thin Film Solar module manufacturers managing Engineering organisations. Held key leadership position in starting up TetraSun for First Solar, the silicon based operations before joining Tessolve Semiconductor 5 years later. Received EE Engineering from Workers Institute of Technology, completed AMSE and Factory Management Degree from Sanno Institute of Japan. At Tessolve, he oversees operations in Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines.