Srinivasan Seshadri leads HCL’s North America business for Financial Services across Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance.
Srini, as he is popularly called, has been with HCL for almost fifteen years, holding leadership positions across a variety of roles, including product development, client development, sales & solution architecture. His multiple roles spanning technology, management and sales in financial services has enabled him to get a complete 360° view of the business; an expertise that he brings in his new role and hopes will guide him strongly, as HCL charts new territories in its North American ventures.
Srini considers his strong cross-cultural and regional exposure, with stints in diverse places such as Singapore, London, Europe and more, to be a key strength. Bringing in the experience of working across and catering to diverse groups of people and clients, he has spent the last 7 years leading one of HCL’s most successful Financial Services offerings globally – The ALT-ASM™ Program. Before that, he was leading the account for a global investment bank – where he was successful in steering HCL’s relationship through a turbulent period, marked by the global financial crisis and technological disruptions, which brought in large scale vendor consolidations.
Across all his roles, Srini has invested in building deep and long-term relationships, imbibing HCL’s philosophy strongly to develop connections, which go beyond the dictats of a contract or eschew short-term profits for long-term successes. He has been successful in forging partnerships with a number of large financial organisations, that have led to highly successful outcomes with long term sustainable benefits.
In a very rapidly changing industry, Srini has the responsibility of ensuring that HCL’s offerings stay relevant to customer needs and priorities. Placing customer’s experience at the heart of every deal, Srini has rightly stressed on the softer differentiators which truly enable and empower 21st century enterprises. Backing his approach with a strong global exposure and deep engineering knowledge, Srini has brought together diverse teams to successfully deliver complex projects.
An engineer from BITS, Pilani, Srini is based out of New York, US. He is an avid golfer and loves music.