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Meet the Team

Anders Smedberg
Anders Smedberg
Chief Executive Officer
Vaibhav Kulkarni
Vaibhav Kulkarni
Chief Technology Officer
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Adhiraj Singh Bisht
VP, Sales
Manu Krishna
Manu Krishna
Chief Operations Officer
Anil Bandari
Anil Bandari
Director, Finance
Sumedha Tatke
Sumedha Tatke
Director, Marketing & Product Management
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Ramesh Madem
Product Architect
Anders Smedberg

Anders is an experienced business developer and sales leader with over 25 years of experience in leading telecom, IT, and financial market companies. He works closely with existing and new customers to secure our position as market leader in tower asset management software. He also engages with key tower companies and telecom operators to help steer the company’s product roadmap towards providing value-based benefits for telecom site management.

Prior to joining Tarantula, Anders served as the Global VP Sales for Ericsson’s BSS portfolio based out of Ericsson HQ in Sweden and Head of ICT for Ericsson APAC, based in Hanoi. Prior to that, he held several sales leadership roles in companies such as Basset and Nasdaq OMX Technology.

Anders has an MBA from IHM Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from FEI Institute, Sweden.

Vaibhav Kulkarni

Vaibhav is a technology leader with a deep understanding of the international IT industry gained over the past 16 years. This expertise has been built through successful implementations of ERP solutions for numerous companies.

Vaibhav established and continues to lead Tarantula’s India-based development centre. He has led the creation of Tarantula’s underlying technology and product platforms from the start. He has played a hands-on role in implementing Tarantula’s product in customer environments including the UK, Scandinavia and India. His inputs and advice are highly valued by customers.

Vaibhav gained valuable client insight during the four years he lived in the UK to work on Tarantula’s client implementations in the UK. His deep understanding of technologies such as Oracle, DotNet, and J2EE and involvement in tower-related software implementations in more than 10 countries provides a solid foundation to his work today.

Vaibhav has completed his Graduate programme from NIIT, India and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from Osmania University.

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Adhiraj has over 14 years of international experience in managing a variety of customer portfolios in the enterprise software and telecom domains. He has worked with both top-tier and growing companies, successfully building partnerships and driving revenue growth.

Adhiraj brings a sound understanding of 'doing business' in the Asia Pacific region as well as industry-specific experience in working with global telecom customers. Prior to joining Tarantula, Adhiraj was responsible for international business development for American Tower Corporation, India, supporting multi-million-dollar acquisition deals in Asia Pacific and Oceania. Prior to that, he held various roles at Telstra, Australia.

Adhiraj has a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from RMIT University, Melbourne and an MBA from IE Business School, Madrid.

Manu Krishna

Manu is responsible for Professional Services at Tarantula and heads the project delivery and support teams. He is an engineering leader and an Enterprise Agile Coach with over 16 years of experience in product development, project management, product implementation, quality assurance, sustaining engineering, and product support in product and service-based organizations. With his significant experience in agile methodologies and setting up engineering teams, Manu ensures that complex projects with large teams are delivered successfully across multiple markets.

Before joining Tarantula, Manu held several positions with CA Technologies (now acquired by Broadcom). Manu holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is also a certified practitioner of Scrum and Agile methodologies.

Anil Bandari

Anil is a highly experienced finance expert with experience in the telecommunications industry. At Tarantula, he is responsible for financial analysis and reporting, cash management, forecasting, annual budgets, and the HR function. He has been with Tarantula since 2015.

Prior to working at Tarantula, Anil developed and honed his accounting and reporting skills from his engagements at Deloitte and PWC. During his tenure at Deloitte, Anil was working with various IT companies.

Anil is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a focus on audit and accounts. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Osmania University.

Sumedha Tatke

Sumedha is responsible for Tarantula’s Product Management, Marketing and Communications functions. She works closely with  the R&D, Professional Services, and Sales teams to conceptualize and market new products. She is responsible for highlighting Tarantula's products and services to build its corporate brand, create awareness, and drive demand and customer loyalty across all channels. With over 15 years of experience in product marketing and technical communications, she defines strategy for the product team to create and deliver innovative customer- centric solutions. Prior to joining Tarantula, Sumedha was working with the Philips TV division.

Sumedha has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (USA) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from University of Pune (India.)

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As the product architect, Ramesh is responsible for driving the core product development within the R&D team. He has successfully implemented and delivered a number of product changes starting from when it was a small library to having a complex and robust configuration layer that can be used for business process change management with minimal or no code change. This low-code/no-code approach has been instrumental in rapid deployment of the Tarantula product in a consistent and reliable way for numerous customers.

Ramesh has over 15 years of deep experience in web application development, out of which 12 were spent with Tarantula. On joining, Ramesh was initially part of the professional services team, responsible for various customer implementations, after which he moved into the R&D team to work exclusively on product development.

Ramesh has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from JNTU, Hyderabad (India).

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