Executive Management

Meeting the fiduciary obligations towards the stakeholders and societal expectations

Narayana Peesapati
Founder & Managing Director

Narayana founded Covalense in 2006 with an aim to establish a trusted IT services organization recognized worldwide for its services, long lasting business relationship and commitment to clients.

He has won the trust, respect and many accolades from clients worldwide for his client orientation, cost effective and high quality deliverables. Driven by his philosophy, Covalense has expanded its global business footprint.

In his 22 years of experience in IT industry, he held several positions in Intergraph and Informix, USA and also led NuNet Technologies as Vice President Technical and COO for over 6 years.

Narayana is highly admired for his leadership skills, his amazing strength in empowering teams associated with him and strong belief in their ability to deliver results. He has an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in Covalense’s operations and encourages open communication.

Narayana holds Masters in Computer Science & Technology from Guindy College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai.

Sreenivas Peesapati
Co-Founder & President

Sreeni co-founded Covalense with a philosophy to create a people oriented company and also as a platform of entrepreneurship that gives freedom to people for unleashing their true potential and provide the right value for making customers succeed in their business goals.

Sreeni spearheaded the expansion of Covalense towards new technology, practices, geography and its own products and solutions (IPR) and has made Covalense a well-known brand across the globe. His focus on customer success and his uncompromised commitment for establishing a long lasting relationships has won several accolades from customers all over.

A good mentor and an inspiration for people to work with, Sreeni is well known for bringing the right talent for a successful execution strategy.

In his 24 years of IT industry experience in building software products and solutions, Sreeni held key leadership positions in various Fortune 500 companies and as well as start-ups and involved in building enterprise level COTS products in varied domains like Communications, Telco, and Digital broadcasting. He has built and managed new business units successfully right from ground zero.

Sreeni is an avid trekker, nature enthusiast and worked for several environment/ community initiatives.

Sreeni holds a Masters in computer science from NIT, Warangal, India.

Srinivas Patri
Executive Vice President

Srinivas is a key executive team member of Covalense, with over 19 years of software industry experience in various capacities covering software operations, programme management, business development, sales and marketing.

For the past 16 years, he has been involved in building business operations and sales in Australasia where he is instrumental in building Covalense’s brand and hard-earned reputation for exceptional client service.

Prior to his career in software industry, he served in Indian Army for over 21 years in positions of increasing responsibility for the national defence and worked in tactical and operational planning. Commissioned in a crack infantry regiment from one of the best military academies, he was graduated from Army War College.

Srinivas is a certified PMP and holds Master degrees in Economics and Business Management.

Srinivas Ponnaganti
Srinivas Ponnaganti
Senior Vice President

Srinivas Ponnaganti is the Head of Delivery and Operations. In this role, he is responsible for the delivery excellence, process discipline, operations efficiency and customer delight.

Srinivas has 26 years of rich experience in the field of Software Solutions. He holds an outstanding track record of serving clients globally in the domains of Banking, Finance, Supply Chain, and Retail.

Prior to joining Covalense, Srinivas was Senior Vice President and Delivery Director at Virtusa-Polaris, pursuing delivery excellence in a large cluster/unit of a large multinational bank. In this position, he was instrumental in increasing the size of this high-performing team to 900+ members.

Srinivas is a strong believer in delivery excellence, and has had laser focus on the needs of Customers, People and Projects. He has mentored and inspired many employees and helped them fulfill their aspirations. Prior to Polaris, Srinivas worked in Oracle-PeopleSoft, improving the performance of PeopleSoft applications. Going further back, Srinivas architected high-volume high-throughput database applications at QRS Corporation (now Inovis). Early on in his career, he developed solutions for major customers while working with TCS.

Srinivas has a Masters Degree in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance.