Nayamode in Hindi means a ‘new way’.
Thus the premise for our company was born: to provide new and innovative ways for our clients to get their job done. Today, whether it’s the quality of our service, our delivery efficiency, or the tools we deploy, we bring the ability to scale from servicing the needs of a startup all the way up to the largest Fortune 50 companies.
Learn more about some of our key people:
Srivats Srinivasan, our CEO, left Microsoft in Redmond to start Nayamode in 2005. He has extensive experience in strategy, product management, business development, and marketing in the U.S. and in India. At Microsoft, Srivats' responsibilities ranged from leading the marketing for a multi-billion dollar product Windows, to starting up new businesses in the Embedded and Mobile space. Before Microsoft, Srivats spent years in classical brand management at consumer goods companies such as Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. His journey has included the evolution from traditional marketing to everything that digital marketing offers today.
He was responsible for large marketing budgets, ran end-to-end global campaigns that spanned the offline to the online, which has provided him with a great client-side perspective. Srivats is a member of the Board of Pratham Seattle (a nonprofit aimed at providing education to underprivileged children) and is the President of TiE Seattle (a nonprofit aimed at fostering entrepreneurship in the community). Srivats has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and a PGDM from IIM, Kolkata.
Steve Brown, our President, joined Nayamode in 2012 from Microsoft, where he was most recently responsible for Enterprise Product Marketing for Private Cloud in the Server and Tools Division. Over his 17+ year career at Microsoft, he held a variety of product management and marketing general management roles, including WW Field Strategy and Operations for STB, leadership of the security products business including creation of the Forefront brand and product portfolio, responsibility for the US Windows client business where he led the Windows XP launch and early forays into digital experience-based marketing, as well as work on small business strategy and pioneering work on the Internet- including creation of the first Microsoft.com website and TCP/IP stacks.
Prior to Microsoft, Steve held numerous leadership positions in the retail and manufacturing sectors. His broad and diverse career path has included significant work in the digital marketing space, where teams under his leadership received numerous industry awards and developed reputations for their obsessive customer focus and people-centered team culture. He and his wife Patricia live in Seattle, where they are both active in community volunteer work. Steve has served in a leadership and advisory capacity to several Seattle area non-profits as well as serving on the Alumni Board of Directors at Binghamton University. He holds an undergraduate degree from SUNY-Binghamton and attended the University of Chicago and the University of Washington.
Pinakin Shah, General Manager of Operations, leads our Mumbai development center and has 16+ years of cross-functional experience in information technology in various roles including management, engineering & sales.
Pinakin has built cutting edge software for the desktop, web and mobile platforms during his initial years as a software engineer. Over the years, he has held a variety of technical roles and has extensive product development experience in credit risk, education and real estate domains. His product work is used by many tier-1 corporates in Europe and the US.
In 2006, Pinakin founded ThoughtFX, a software products and services company catering to local and international customers. While he was responsible for managing the company operations, he also provided technical leadership to the engineering team.
Anders Davidson, VP of Business Development, is responsible for new market development and strategic relationships. He previously worked in a variety of product management and marketing positions at Microsoft prior to joining 3M’s International Operations in strategic planning. He founded Mobile On in 2008.
Andrew Lunstad, Director of Engineering, is responsible for ensuring world-class software engineering development, architecture and delivery practices. He brings 16 years of development expertise, including co-founding multiple PC game related companies, and creating operating system and routing functionality for Cisco Systems' core routers. He released some of the first applications to support Intel's MMX architecture and Creative Lab's first 3D graphics cards before co-founding Mobile On in 2008.
Kerri Eden, Art Director, oversees and directs the design effort at Nayamode. She has degrees in Graphic Design from Burnley Commercial School and Fine Arts from Cornish College of the Arts. Her 20 years’ experience spans various capacities including art direction, brand development, interactive design, graphic design, and Web design. Kerri ran her own company for four years, during which time she added project management, staffing, marketing, and outsourcing to her skill set. Her portfolio includes rebranding and Web site design for many Microsoft groups, as well as many other local and international companies. Kerri’s experience with multidisciplinary and technical teams allows her to quickly grasp clients’ needs and convert them into solid graphical assets and production-ready designs.
Patricia Clem, Director of Project Management, has headed projects and teams to help organizations build credibility for new technologies, raise funds and awareness, open new markets, and change people’s minds and behavior. She spent more than two decades in marketing and communications in Chicago and Seattle, including as director of marketing for a Harland Financial Solutions business group. As head of project management at Nayamode, she helps drive practices that deliver effective tools and communications.