As Chairman and CEO, Sravan Vellanki sets the strategic vision and direction for ACCSCIENT and its portfolio of companies. He also leads the firm’s continued global expansion and investment in high growth technology and services sectors. He brings 25 years of exceptional business and technical management expertise in the areas of business strategy, planning, technology, and team building, in addition to 15 years of Mergers & Acquisition experience to ACCSCIENT.
Having initially founded FutureTech in 1997 as a boutique consulting firm. In 2005 he founded FTH and partnered with professional investors and industry veterans to acquire and operate various companies. His collaboration with Alaris Equity Partners resulted in the creation of ACCSCIENT.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Sravan has a Master’s in Physics from Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS), Pilani, India and a Master’s in Computer Engineering from Clemson University.
Our CFO, Bharath Vellanki is a highly accomplished senior accounting and financial management executive with three Master’s Degrees and over 28 years of experience in both the Public and Private Sectors.
Over his 15 year tenure with ACCSCIENT, as Executive Vice President and CFO, Mr. Vellanki has overseen countless due diligence efforts and double digit acquisitions around the globe.
His leadership has streamlined the post-acquisition transition and back office integration process for new organizations while eliminating any disruption to business operations.
During his tenure ACCSCIENT has grown its revenues both organically and inorganically from 20+MM to 250+MM.
David Christopher joined ACCSCIENT as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in 2021. Mr. Christopher has been a Board member for over ten years prior to joining and the private equity fund that he co-founded was an investor in the business from 2010-2017. Mr. Christopher has over 20 years of experience in the private equity industry. Prior to joining ACCSCIENT, Mr. Christopher was a Managing Director of Patriot Capital, a family of private equity funds focused on debt and equity investments into lower middle market companies. Patriot Capital has invested over $1 billion of capital into over 140 companies across five funds. Prior to Patriot Capital, Mr. Christopher was a co-founder and Partner of an Atlanta based private equity fund called Peachtree Equity Partners. Peachtree was founded in 2002 and deployed over $200 million of capital into more than 30 companies across two funds. Mr. Christopher’s responsibilities at both Patriot Capital and Peachtree Equity Partners included origination, execution and serving on the Board of Directors of portfolio companies. Prior to Peachtree, Mr. Christopher was a Vice President at Wachovia Bank’s Atlanta-based private equity group. Prior to Wachovia, Mr. Christopher was an associate at CIVC Partners in Chicago. Prior to CIVC, he was an investment banking analyst at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and a high yield research analyst at JP Morgan. Education: University of Michigan BBA and University of Chicago Booth School of Business MBA
Susan McLaughlin is the Managing Partner of Meraki Search Group, a high end, retained executive search firm. She has earned her executive search credentials through engagements on both sides of the equation. She experienced the process from the perspective of one who filled numerous top executive operating positions as Chief Operating Officer of AGL Resources, President of Bellsouth’s Consumer Services business, and in executive positions at Citibank and Eastman Kodak.
Armed with knowledge from her hands-on experiences, transitioning to executive search was a natural career progression. It is her unique understanding of client needs and what motivates prospective senior- level candidates to consider new challenges that gives her an ability to attract the best professional talent for her clients. A keen appreciation of the cultural fit between the client and potential candidate is a crucial factor in finding the right match. Her track record of success is revealed in an extensive list of superior executive placements in the FinTech, financial services, private equity, transaction processing, and telecom/infrastructure industries.
Sue’s prior Board of Directors roles have included Target Corporation, Delphi Automotive, nTelos Wireless, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rochester, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Spelman College, and Mary Baldwin University. She has also served on the Board of Atlanta-based Prime Revenue, where for her role as Lead Director during a capital raise and ownership transition, she earned an Atlanta Business Chronicle/NACD Director of the Year award in 2015.
For many years, Sue has been active in C200 (formerly Committee of 200), a global association of top female executives and entrepreneurs who promote and foster the advancement of women in business leadership. She recently completed her term as the organization’s Chair. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, Women Corporate Directors, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. In addition, she is a member of Business Executives for National Security, a nonpartisan group of senior industry leaders who support initiatives to enhance national security.
Sue earned a B.S. in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and participated in the University of Michigan’s Global Leadership Program.
Karen Robinson Cope is a visionary and inspirational leader who takes ideas and disparate teams and builds great companies. As evidenced by her successes as a CEO of multiple early stage, fast growth companies, and numerous boards, she can identify a new market opportunity and then develop a clear strategy to quickly become a market leader.
She is a decisive leader who is not afraid to take risks, while appropriately utilizing strategic financing partners and developing sound financial metrics to keep new initiatives on track. She has been recognized numerous times over the last twenty years by multiple organizations for her excellent leadership skills, including Georgia Woman of the Year, Top 20 Women in Wireless, Small Business Person of the Year and many others.
In a variety of industries and companies, Karen has joined an existing leadership team where she has developed a vision, rallied the existing personnel as well as recruited star performers and executed a bold strategy that resulted in market leadership and strong financial performance.
Karen holds a BS in Political Science and Economics from the University of Redlands. She serves on several Boards of Directors where she helps to identify new opportunities, drive innovation and expand businesses globally.
As our Chief Human Resources Officer, Issac Jayaraj is an accomplished leader with a track record of 30+ years of HR leadership experience with large global companies across multiple industries. He has successfully led large organizations through various corporate transformations. He is recognized for constantly delivering forward-thinking and creative talent solutions that drive strong, sustained business results. Issac excels in preparing organizations to navigate change and to leverage talent as a key enabler for success.
He is a sought after speaker in various HR and leadership forums. He brings expertise in the areas of leading and driving transformation, leading HR innovation, mergers & acquisitions, building leadership bench strength, talent management and driving results through influence.
Issac has a Bachelors in Sociology and an MBA with specialization in human resources from India’s prestigious XLRI institute for management. He has several certifications in coaching and psychometric testing among others. Over the course of his professional career he has lived and worked in 4 different countries and has been based in Texas for the last 20 years.
As Chief Growth Officer, Andre works across ACCSCIENT’s entire portfolio of solutions and services, SaaS and talent companies to drive their organic growth through the expansion of their capabilities and market reach, and inorganic growth through strategic acquisitions.
Prior to joining ACCSCIENT, Andre built and lead domestic and global technology solutions and services organizations at high growth startups and systems integrators. His organizations have provided the technology solutions consulting services for global and major U.S. based companies in telecommunications, healthcare, financial services, distribution and manufacturing as they’ve implemented enterprise platforms, modernized datacenters and embraced cloud and automation platforms.
He is extremely passionate about engaging with clients and partners around developing competitive business strategies, the value of portfolio lifecycle management and approaches to accelerating revenue growth. In addition to studies at University of California San Diego, he currently holds certifications with TOGAF, ITIL and numerous technology platforms and he spent 15 formative years at IBM in a variety of roles ranging from services to sales management.
Patrick Kopins joined ACCSCIENT in 2019 and serves as the Chief Operating Officer at BackInTheBlack, OvalEdge and AMOS supporting operations and strategic business initiatives focused on revenue growth, client retention and operational efficiencies.
Patrick has 30 years of executive leadership experience leading technology services and software as a service (SaaS) companies through their growth and digital transformation phases.
Before joining BackInTheBlack 2019, Patrick served as Senior Director and Product Owner of non-performing loans technology at Fannie Mae. Under Patrick’s leadership, Fannie Mae launched the industry’s first loss mitigation servicing platform as a service called Servicing Management Default Underwriter (SMDU) and introduced several new technologies to the mortgage servicing industry to make loan servicing faster, borrower friendly and reduce credit losses for both mortgage servicers and Fannie Mae.
Prior to that, Patrick served as the President of 3 leading system integration companies over a 20 year period focusing on data integration and data center infrastructure.
Martin Banda is a co-founder and general manager of Emergys Mexico, a leading provider of business solutions based on software and professional services in Mexico and Latin America. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Martin has a proven track record of success in leading and managing complex projects across a variety of industries in different geographies.
Prior to founding Emergys, Martin worked for IBM for 15 years, where he held a variety of roles from business process analysis, application development, consulting, to senior management positions. During his career with IBM, he also spent four years on an international assignment in RTP, NC, where he was part of the core team that implemented and deployed SAP for IBM in different manufacturing plants and distribution centers. During this period, Martin achieved an SAP Certification on Materials Management.
As general manager of Emergys Mexico, Martin is responsible for the company’s overall operations, with a focus on business development, offerings definition, innovation and organization development. He is also responsible for strategic alliances and partnerships with industry leaders such as IBM, Google Cloud, and Automation Anywhere, and others.
Since Emergys became part of ACCSCIENT Group, Martin is also leading the company’s near-shore delivery center.
Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara (UAG) and a specialty on Senior Business Management from IPADE Business School.
Abhishek is a passionate technology strategist with 22 years of success in incubating and implementing business transformations for global companies by focusing on business simplification through digital strategy and program management. Being a results-driven executive with extensive experience in customer success, account management, consulting, pre-sales and delivery of cloud and on-premise solutions, he hs advised innovative and scalable solution offerings by translating C-suite business priorities into actionable programs. Abhishek’s forte is in Strategic Planning and Leadership, System Integration projects and Managed Services.
The Talent Behind the Lines
ACCSCIENT takes pride in its multidisciplinary teams that are dedicated to upholding the highest quality standards throughout the companies within the group.