As a team, Confluence has a great blend of experienced and young professionals highly passionate about the work we do.
Our Team possess experience of working in different countries, cultures, industry segments varying from Software Development, IT Enabled Services (BPO), ISP, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, LPG, Automotive Components, Banking, Share Registry, Continuous Process Industry like Glass, Food and Beverages, Tobacco, etc.
VENKATESH YERRAMALLA, CEO & Principal Consultant
Graduate in Mechanical engineering with more than two decade’s of experience across diverse industry segments. Possesses professional certification in Basics of Supply Chain Management from APICS, USA. He a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence from American Society for Quality, USA
Possesses diverse experience across Software Development, IT Enabled Services (BPO), ISP, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, LPG, Automotive Components, Banking, Share Registry, Continuous Process Industry like Glass, Food and Beverages, Tobacco, etc
Started his career with working in automobile and engineering industries and later ventured into consulting. During his service at Aptech Consulting, he has achieved “Paradigm Pioneer” Award for best execution of project in terms of benefits to client.
Some of the major projects handled include ITC Limited, South Central Railways, Bank of Madura, BPCL, Asian Coffee ( a unit of Tata Coffee), Pepsi Bottling Unit, Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Ltd., Dr. Reddys Limited, GVK Bio, etc.
NILESH NAIK, Principal Consultant & Lead Practitioner OE
Nilesh Naik, a Mechanical Engineer by qualification is one of our Consultants with around 18 years of industry experience. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a thorough Quality Professional with work experience in India and Malaysia. Prior to his joining Confluence, he was working with Gulf Oil Corporation Limited. He comes with a rich experience of working in automobile sector companies such as NRB Bearings, Synergies Dooray and Local Basic Sdn Bhn., Malaysia.
He started his career with NRB Bearings and then worked with Synergies Dooray, an MNC manufacturing alloy wheels for automobiles and was exposed to quality concepts wherein he was working for prestigious customers such as Toyota, Ford, General Motors, BMW, Maruti Udyog and other automobile giants. During his service at NRB Bearings and Synergies Dooray he was trained on ISO 9000/ QS 9000 standards and had worked on product development and quality improvement projects along with their customers. Subsequently he had joined M/s. LOCAL BASIC Sdn Bhn, Malaysia where he had worked on several cost reduction and quality improvements. During his service at Local Basic Sdn Bhn he had opportunity of working with highly quality conscious Japanese.
He is proficient in new product development, production planning, manufacturing strategy, TQM concepts and Six Sigma Implementation. He possesses exceptional logical questioning and analytical thinking. He is a good motivator and demonstrates good HR skills in driving people
Y N MURTHY, Principal Consultant
A Post Graduate in Business Administration with specialization in Materials from JNT University, Hyderabad (M.B.A – Materials), and also processes Masters Degree in Science (M. Sc – Statistics). He is a certified lead auditor for ISO 9001: 2000 and has over 24 years of industry experience with M/s. VST Industries Limited, Hyderabad, and Software Technology Park of India, Hyderabad.
During his tenure at VST Industries, he has put up his experience in the areas of SQC, Process Control, New Product Development, Business Process re-engineering, ware housing operations, and scientific inventory control systems. At STPI, Hyderabad, he was instrumental in providing manufacturing; solutions through custom made and branded (SAP, BAAN) ERP solutions for wide range of industries.
A Visiting faculty at Administrative Staff College of India, Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Materials Management, Hyderabad Management Association, Institute of Public Enterprise, AP Productivity Council, NISIET in the areas of Quality, Productivity, Material handling and inventory control etc.
He is associated with Confluence Center for Sustainable Development and Business Excellence in providing solutions for manufacturing related issues such as operational performance improvement, business excellence, etc.
PANKAJ S, Lean SixSigma Master Black Belt
A Graduate Engineer in Mechanical Engineering from J.N.T.U College of Engineering Hyderabad with varied experience in Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Quality Management, Lean SixSigma & Customer care. Possesses rich consulting experience at various organizations in the field of Process Improvement, Quality Management, Optimization, & Lean SixSigma. Strong background in statistics, Quality Planning tools such as SPC, Gage R&R, Process Mapping, FMEA, SPC, ANOVA, Root Cause Analysis, and other process management concepts.
He has around 16 years of overall industry experience in Automobile, FMCG, BPO and Consulting Organizations. He possess hands on expertise in process improvement using Juran Philosophy towards Quality Planning and was trained in Hong Kong in improving manufacturing processes.
During his tenure with Aptech Consulting, his region was ranked amongst the top 3 regions for the year 2001 & 2002. He had handled several prestigious projects like Bank of Madura, AGI Glaspac, Dr. Reddys, Indian Oil, etc.
Currently he is a Certified Lean SixSigma Master Black Belt providing extensive training and consulting for Lean SixSigma Projects. He is well versed in application of DMAIC approach and has mentored projects to improve productivity and accuracy of service. Few of his projects have contributed to annual savings of over 350000 GBP.
RAMESH CHEPUR, Principal Consultant and Trainer – PMP and AGILE
Ramesh Chepur is a CSQA, PMP and Prince2 Practitioner. He is an accomplished Quality and Project Management professional, an exceptional speaker and trainer. He has worked in USA, India and the Middle-East on a number of IT projects. His focus was on management of solutions implementation, process improvement projects, and training large professional teams. During the last decade, he has trained large number of software quality professionals from QA & QC streams and project management professionals from cross functional domains such as IT, Construction, Services, Education, Government departments such as Police, Immigration, Customs, Airport authority, Army, Air force, Road transport authority, Labor, Medical & Health, Postal service, Financial institutions and Banks such as ABN AMRO, HSBC, CITI Bank, EMIRATES Bank, RAK Bank, ISLAMIC Bank, SULTAN INVESTMENTS, ESS DAR etc.
In addition to being a PMP and Prince Certified trainer, he is also reviewer and contributor to the PMBOK Guide. He also helped many software organizations in process development and documentation for preparing them to ISO and CMMI certification. In earlier stages of his career he worked as a professor teaching MBA/MCA students and conducted many workshops and training programs and guided over 250 student projects.
Ramesh has a Masters (MS) in Mathematics with two under-graduate degrees (BS) in Mathematics and Education Training. He is currently imparting PMP training in Asia and Middle East as a corporate trainer.
- Prince2 Certified Professional
- Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI
- IBM Certified Professional (CLP)
- Certified at Masters Level from Brain-bench in Project Management
- Certified at Masters Level from Brain-bench in Change Management
- Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) from QAI