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Ms. Hema Ravichandar

John C. Levinson

Ms. Hema Ravichandar

Ms. Hema RavichandarHema Ravichandar has several years of experience in the field of Human Resources across different industries especially in Information Technology.

She has spearheaded large-scale HR interventions, Change Management Programs, Broad Banding initiatives and Leadership and Management Development programs to grow and future proof organizations. She has provided consulting to several Multinational and Indian companies in the space of HR Transformation.

In her last assignment, Hema was the Global Head of Human Resources for Infosys Technologies Limited and the Infosys Group Worldwide. She currently provides Strategic HR Advisory to organizations and is also an independent associate with Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Hema is also on the Board of a few organizations in India.

Hema holds several key industry positions and was formerly the Chairperson for The Conference Board, USA 's HR Council of India. She is a Member, National Advisory Council, National HRD Network of India and has been a speaker at several International and National Conferences.

Hema has won several accolades and awards including three HR Professional of the Year Awards in 2004 and 2005 and listings amongst the "25 Most Powerful Women in India ", "Successful Women Professionals in IT" for 2004 and 2005 and "25 Hottest Young Executives of the Year" in 2002.

Hema is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and is a Wharton Fellow.


John C. Levinson

John C. LevinsonJohn Levinson is the founder and CEO of Westway Capital LLC, a private equity and strategic advisory firm. He has over 25 years experience as an analyst, hedge fund manager, research director, private investor and strategic advisor to technology-based companies.

His career began with 13 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was Senior Securities Analyst responsible for various hardware, software and services companies. Among other accolades, Institutional Investor Magazine named John to its "All American Research Team" for eight years. For five consecutive years, he was rated number one in his area.

John began his money management career with Lynch & Mayer as a large cap fund manager. In 1994, he created TechVantage, a hedge fund that pioneered the strategy of investing in both information technology companies and in companies from other industries that creatively use technology to improve their competitive position. TechVantage assets grew to $900 Million by 2000, with $70 Million invested in private companies. In 2002, John began formally consulting to information technology companies and focusing on investing in private technology companies. For the years 2004 and 2005, John worked for Andor Capital Management, a large technology-focused hedge fund, most recently as Director of Research of its 20 person research staff.

John holds a Chemistry degree from Lafayette College and an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.

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