7Hills Management Team

Providing Global Leadership and Vision

Sitaram Geddam, Founder, Chairman & CTO

Sitaram started his career in Supply Chain Management at Johnson & Johnson, Somerset, NJ as a distribution analyst. In 1995 he joined the SCM division at BDM International, which was later acquired by TRW, Inc. Shortly after the acquisition, he founded 7Hills and started operations at Hyderabad primarily to provide WMS Implementation services for clients in the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, as CEO of 7Hills, he has been instrumental in the growth of the company.  He is the chief architect and driving force behind the development of the eBizNET™ Supply Chain Suite and heralded for his use of the latest technologies, implementation, and software development process for SCM and e-Commerce applications. He has been working with Tier 1 SCE products for more than twelve years and has been involved in successful implementation of over twenty projects involving several Fortune 500 companies. He has played a key role in integrating the SCE products with ERP systems such as SAP AR/AP, Oracle E-Business Suite, and i2 Transportation Systems. Sitaram holds a Master's degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering with a concentration in MIS, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.


Abhay Edlabadkar, CEO & President

As CEO, Abhay Edlabadkar is responsible for the companys strategic direction, planning & execution. Along with Sitaram, Abhay shares responsibility for 7Hills day-to-day operations.

Abhay has a depth of knowledge in Global finance and M&A, general management & technology development. Most recently, Mr. Edlabadkar led corporate business development, strategic planning and global M&A activities in North America, Europe and Asia. He was also the President of Pacific Rare Specialty Metals & Chemicals Company, located in the Philippines, where he led a successful post acquisition restructuring, turnaround and integration program, making PRM once again into a highly profitable global leader in its industry. He also serves on boards of private companies.

Abhay has worked in senior leadership roles with Lucent Technologies, Agere Systems and TriQuint Semiconductors, where he was responsible for all aspects of semiconductors manufacturing/operations including production & supply chain management, procurement, IT systems, technology development, process engineering, R&D and quality across several product lines and material systems, and managed multiple wafer fabrication/packaging units in the US. Abhay has also led significant management consulting assignments in operations excellence, strategy & automation and advised leaders at many Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Edlabadkar has a MBA from Columbia University (Finance/Economics), a MS degree in Engineering (Automation/Robotics) from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University.


G. Srinivas Naidu, Executive Director & CFO  

Srinivas holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Marshall University, WV and a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University. He is actively involved in managing the day-to-day operations of 7Hills in Hyderabad. He is also responsible for all financial management at 7Hills. He has over 12 years of experience in distribution and manufacturing operations for multi-national companies like Novartis and has been involved in implementations of financial and accounting systems.


Bob Kennedy, EVP - eBizNET Group (America/Europe)  

For more than 25 years, Mr. Kennedy has planned, developed and implemented leading edge supply chain execution systems around the globe. Bob has been a key player in more than 100 large-scale implementations of supply chain execution software for leading customers in a variety of verticals, including Johnson & Johnson, Philips Electronics, Random House, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He is known as a leader's leader, earning an industry reputation for quality and a track record of successes.  Among those successes, he was a principal in the establishment of MARC Global (Tier-1 WMS) in North and South America through the divestiture from TRW.  He also led the Sales and Services groups of MARC Global to a position of dominance in the Pharmaceutical market segment, successfully implementing the company's software in six of the top ten pharmaceutical manufacturers.  MARC Global earned a spot on the leadership quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant in the first year of operations as an independent SCE company.   As part of the management team at 7Hills, Bob has been instrumental in growing the company to a position of leadership in the U.S. and India.


Sudhir Nair, Director

Sudhir worked at Chemical Bank as an Investment Analyst in New York and was later associated with Citibank in Mumbai and Chennai. He holds an MBA degree from Case Western Reserve University and a degree in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University. He plays a key role in defining strategy and business development for 7Hills.


Harry Himmat Lagad, BOD Member

With a career spanning over 25 years in Business Management, Harry Himmat Lagad, is an astute business Leader, who has successfully headed Supply Chain functions, Manufacturing, Sales , Business Development and General Management portfolios across a variety of industry verticals, from Third Party Logistics, Plastics, Photographic Goods, Engineering, Sporting Goods, Footwear and Clothing, Consumer Electronics, Telecom and Timber. His work has carried him across almost all continents, with various stints in India, Russia, Europe, South East Asia , Australia and currently USA. He has worked with such astute organizations as Nokia, Intercraft Australia, Pacific Brands (Pacific Dunlop Australia), Tech Pacific (Ingram Micro Austra-Asia), TNT Logistics etc. Harry has also served in the Electronic Engineering area of the Indian Navy.

During his management tenure, Harry has not only managed large scale operations, but has also designed and developed world class solutions which have been published as global case studies due to the nature of complexity of its design and delivery (see attached).

Harrys last assignment was as President, Integrated Supply Chain Solutions, a Business Unit of Brightstar Corporation, based out of Miami, Florida, USA. As President, Brightstar Corp, Harry was charged with developing and growing a US $400 million vertical globally, which is recognized in designing and providing some of the most complex supply chain solutions to global market leaders in the Converged Technology sector.

Harry is well recognized within the Supply Chain industry globally and was recently chosen as the Top 100 Supply Chain Professsionals in Asia Pacific. He travels and lectures extensively on Supply Chain and Leadership. Having served on various boards, Harry is currently on the board of Gati Ltd, Indias largest Logistics & Transport organization, an Executive Council Member on the Advisory Board of Supply Chain Asia, a member of Logistics Management Institute of Australia and has been a past secretary of Lions Club, International, India Chapter. Harry is married, with two children and keeps a keen interest in Writing, Sailing and other activities when time permits.

For an interesting perspective on Harrys knowledge and expertise, please click on the attached link, http://www.supplychainbrain.com/content/headline-news/single-article/article/visionarys-dream-of-penny-a-minute-phone-calls-in-india-becomes-a-reality/

A case study from Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies that features Harry and his work with Reliance Industries, the largest private enterprise in India. Harry can be reached at harrylagad@yahoo.com.au

Advisor

Seshasayanan Pratap, Corporate Strategy 

Sesha has nearly 20 years of experience working with software startups and entrepreneurs, primarily in the areas of product and go-to-market strategies. Sesha also works with early stage companies on developing business plans and raising investor capital. Sesha was a co-founder of Centerline Software, a successful UNIX software development tools company. After Centerline, he worked with a number of software startups developing internet applications for the professional and enterprise market. Sesha also spent several years working with Opera Solutions, a management consulting firm in NYC, where he specialized in turnarounds of technology companies Sesha has been a board member of Centerline Software, Brixton Systems (acquired), Assembla, Inc., Massachusetts Software and Technology Council and the Object Management Group. Sesha is an honors graduate of Harvard University.