Madhu is Odessa’s CEO and co-founder, leading the company since its beginning in 1998. A passionate product visionary and leader, Madhu started Odessa to bring technology efficiencies to the leasing industry. Under Madhu’s leadership, Odessa has grown its offering into a full platform, delivering powerful lease and loan management solutions to enterprises around the world. He currently serves on the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation’s Vision Future Council, helping to drive innovation in asset finance. Madhu graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and minors in Business Administration and Accounting from Monmouth College. Committed to education and reinvesting in local communities, Madhu chairs the Board of the Odessa Foundation.
Jay is Odessa’s CTO and co-founder, overseeing the teams that design and develop the Odessa Platform since 2000. He has a penchant for leveraging technologies to build world-class products, focused on helping Odessa’s customers build great digital experiences. Prior to his role as CTO, Jay was the COO of Odessa from 2000-2019, leading the transformation into a multinational organization meeting global consulting standards in delivery management, performance, and quality. Prior to that, Jay worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he designed and developed Intellectual Asset Management software. Jay also spent time at Ernst and Young, leading the development of the State of Industry report for India’s auto finance industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Haverford College.
Mathew is Odessa’s COO, responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s delivery teams across system implementation and customer support since 2019. With 20 years of experience in technology development, engineering and inter-disciplinary business experience, Mathew is driven by achieving technical and operational excellence, as well as building a collaborative and engaging environment for our employees. Prior to Odessa, he grew and led the EUV and engineering team at Cymer Technologies. Before that, he led technology development and engineering teams at Applied Materials and Intel. Mathew holds a Master’s degree and PhD in Physics from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Haverford College.
Jeff is Odessa’s SVP, Solution Architecture, instrumental in architecting Odessa’s functional solutions since he joined the company in 2004. Jeff currently serves on the ELFA Accounting Committee, and serves as a liaison to various industry and regulatory bodies. Prior to Odessa, Jeff worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he participated in and managed various engagements from a consulting and an audit perspective for a variety of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Haverford College.
Kevin is Odessa’s SVP, Delivery Design, leading the Delivery organization in the Americas in strategic initiatives and complex, enterprise implementations. He is passionate about process and performance, driving excellence in Odessa’s implementation methodology. Prior to joining Odessa in 2003, Kevin led the development of models for Fortune 500 companies at PriceWaterhouseCoopers to optimize patent-spend and R&D efforts. He has also previously consulted for various national companies and sports franchises in auditing their capital expenses and budgets. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics from Haverford College.
Jim is Odessa’s SVP, Sales, responsible for global sales and business development since 2008. He oversees all aspects of sales strategy during the customer buying journey, leveraging his 35 years of experience in leasing to develop strategies that resonate with lessors. Prior to Odessa, Jim served as Vice President of Business Development for Genpact and spent 19 years at GE Capital, where he held various positions, including General Manager of GE Capital Equipment Finance in Ontario, Canada and Vice President of Sales. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Connecticut.
Keelie is Odessa’s SVP, Marketing, responsible for global marketing including demand generation, brand, events, content and communications. A seasoned asset finance marketer, she is passionate about brand storytelling and making the complex simple. Prior to joining in 2009, she ran B2B marketing and design programs at JNPR. Keelie currently serves on the ELFA Operations and Technology Committee, the advisory board of the Design Thinking Program at Rutgers University, and on the Board of Directors for both the Odessa Foundation and Lauren’s Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Temple University. Committed to building diverse teams that serve communities, Keelie is the executive leader for Women@Odessa and CSR in the Americas.
Sumit is Odessa’s SVP, Finance and has been with the company since 2017. He drives the company’s financial strategy and reporting, passionate about high growth metrics while also improving operating efficiency. Prior to joining Odessa, Sumit served as Head of Business Finance at AXISCADES and was instrumental in helping them scale for growth. Before that, Sumit held positions in corporate finance at JP Morgan and Genpact. He holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Patna University and has been a Chartered Accountant since 2005.
Jeba is Odessa’s SVP, Technology and Engineering, responsible for the development, ongoing management and the roadmaps of all Odessa products. He also leads the dedicated Research and Development department that drives all technological innovation at the company. Passionate about solution architecture, Jeba champions innovation that is impactful and scalable. He joined the company in 2003, and prior to that deployed some of the largest portals built for the Indian market at India Internet Media.
Ravi is Odessa’s SVP, Solution Architecture, instrumental in driving the technical architecture behind the company’s market-leading platform strategy. He is a leader in building practical solutions for large-scale enterprise applications and using innovative technology to guarantee customer success. Prior to Odessa, Ravi led the architecture of complex products and high profile, large enterprise applications at Tech Mahindra, DigitE, Mastek and JP Morgan. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Leonard is Odessa’s SVP, Product Management, overseeing the Product organization and developing the functional roadmap of Odessa Core since 2016. He is a veteran of enterprise systems implementation, coming to Odessa with more than 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, and operations. Prior to Odessa, Leonard held roles at Winthrop Resources Corporation and TCF Bank where he was instrumental in the success of executing digital transformation strategy. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Business in Finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Minnesota, and has been a CPA since 1991. As a leasing accounting specialist, Leonard previously served on the ELFA Operations and Technology Committee.
Roopa is Odessa’s SVP, Product and Technology Development, responsible for defining product strategies, R&D, and implementing program blueprints to deliver solutions at scale. She is passionate about bridging the strategy-execution gap in the fintech space and leveraging agile methodologies and tools to build product management excellence across global teams. Roopa champions strategic programs that catalyze talent development and innovation at Odessa, instrumental in Odessa University and Communities of Practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Stella Maris College and a Master of Management from the University of Auckland. Committed to driving diversity and inclusion, Roopa is the executive sponsor of Women@Odessa in India.
Veda is Odessa’s SVP of Delivery and Services Development, responsible for excellence in systems implementation and customer-focused product development. He is driven by engineering and operational excellence as well as building efficient teams that scale. Prior to joining in 2004, Veda gained experience as an engineer with TCG Software Services, a leading services company in India. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and a Master’s in Computer Applications from Bharathiar University.
Bobbie is Odessa’s SVP, Delivery Management and has been leading our portfolio of customers through the full implementation lifecycle since 2015. A seasoned customer advocate, Bobbie is passionate about customer success and doesn’t shy away from complex projects. She holds several leasing and project certifications including CLFP, PMP and CSM, has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in communications from St. Norbert College.
Michael is Odessa’s SVP, Delivery Management, responsible for large scale global programs at Odessa since 2018. He uses technology to solve business issues and streamline operations and is passionate about capitalizing on business acumen to ensure customer success. He started his career at HP Financial Services, where he worked for ten years in various roles, later spending seven years at CIT overseeing all leasing platforms. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Barton College.
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