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Jayant Tewari  

Chief Financial Officier

Mr. Jayant Tewari has more than fifteen years experience as a CFO in the Technology sector and has an in-depth understanding of the technology - finance interface, a determinant of his contribution as a member of the Management Team. He has in-depth exposure to IT / Biotech and Software Development, in terms of both process and activity, Financial and Operations Planning, Budgeting and Cost Effective Implementation. Mr. Jayant has been a key member of Fund Raising / Divestment Team in IT / IT Enabled Services Companies, fully aware of the drivers for Funding, Promoter Divestment and Valuation expectations. He also has significant exposure to both Cost Center and Profit Center operations from a US perspective, Transfer Pricing and Accounting under both Indian and US GAAP scenarios. Mr. Jayant's key areas of expertise include the following:1. Detailed Budgeting, Cost Evaluation and Control as well as target oriented Cost Reduction Strategies for IT and Bio-Tech Operations. Establishing expenditure prioritization matrices to facilitate on-going decision-making.2. Operational MIS including Productivity / Resource Utilization / Realization matrices tracking for IT / Bio Tech / BPO Operations. Corporate downsizing and cost reduction initiatives, maintaining employee morale and corporate relations with all stakeholders.3. Management control and supervision of the overall commercial arm of a technology oriented, professionally driven organization, including Revenue and Expense Contracting, Internal Basis Record Keeping, Invoicing / Ordering, Accounting and Collections / Payments.4. Complete Secretarial and Legal operational activities including interaction with Statutory bodies like STPI, FIPB, Registrar of Companies and maintenance of Statutory Records and Minutes as well as contract negotiations, review and finalization with customers.5. Complete knowledge of Registrations / Approvals / Processes and Operational requirements under the Software Technology Park (STP) / Electronic Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Schemes of the Government of India for Export oriented operations in the Information Technology area, including legal and statutory requirements thereof.6. Structuring and finalization of long term and short term debt, institutional finance and commercial banking in the Technology area.7. Extensive experience in equity funding for IT and the Negotiation / Structuring / Legal and Commercial Due Diligence / Implementation of Investment / Divestment Decisions. Determination and Implementation of Corporate Structural Requirements for Strategic Acquisition and Investment Strategies from both the buyer's and seller's perspectives.8. Deep exposure to Intellectual Property Valuation and Information Technology Business Evaluation and Business Planning and Forecasting.9. Compensation structuring and implementation options available for Employee Stock Participation Programs for Indian Employees of Companies operating in IndiaExecuted Engagements include:A Mumbai based Mobile Payments Technology and Service Provider Company which has secured funding of USD 5 Million from DFJ (Draper, Fisher Jurvetson - www.dfj.com) leading to the creation of mChek India Payment Systems Pvt. Ltd. TechUnified (www.techunified.com) a leading provider of wireless, speech and eBusiness solutions for financial organizations and Telecom Operators with a sizeable presence in the Gulf region acquired by ORG Informatics Limited (www.orgltd.com) for over USD 11 Million at a valuation in excess of 4 times projected current year Revenues. Proteans Software Solutions (www.proteans.com) a Software company in the Product Engineering space which had secured a Rs. 1.5 Crores (USD 0.35 Million) equity investment from KITVEN (www.kitven.com) at a valuation in excess of 3 times trailing annual revenues and was subsequently acquired by Camo Software AS (www.camo.com) listed in Norway for over USD 5 Million at a valuation in excess of 2 times trailing Revenues.Current Engagements: The Practice's current clients includeA Micro Finance oriented Credit Bureau (Credit Information Company) listed on the BSE. An IT Product Company in the Retail Analytics space funded by SIDBI (www.sidbi.com) to the extent of over Rs. 4 Crores (USD 1 Million) and subsequently by IDG Ventures (www.idgventures.com) and DFJ ePlanet Ventures (www.dfjeplanet.com ) to the extent of USD 5 Million.A start-up in the Agricultural Technology, Production and Marketing Services space.A Mumbai based IT Services Company in the domain of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, providing services largely in India and the Gulf region.

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