Ramaswamy is a self-motivated and confident Project Management Professional with a career accomplishment spanning 20+ years in BFSI, Cloud Computing, Agile, Lean IT, Product Development, ITSM, Enterprise PMO coupled with sound knowledge of Information Technology.
Ram has over a decade of IT experience in management of assigned Off-Shore , Global Project deliveries for key clients.His responsibilities encompass daily management and active ongoing business participation in Project Portfolio Management,Application Development, Strategic Projects, Service Management, Production Support, PMO Governance and Software delivery.
Ram is a dynamic and optimistic project management professional backed by effective management style, confident decision making capacity, Business Analysis and talented in Customer Relationship Management. He is also certified in Financial Services domain, viz. Capital Markets, Futures & Options, Insurance and Mutual Funds by the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd, Certified in Project Management PMP®, ITIL® V3 Expert, Certified Assessment Team Member in CMMI Level 4 implementation by Carnegie Melon Institute, Certified Scrum Master CSM® (Agile), Oracle Financials & certified by Oracle Corp, USA on Oracle Database Administration OCP®.
Ram holds a Masters Degree in Computer Applications from University of Madras and Executive Program in Global Business Management from IIM, Calcutta
This, coupled with his project management and capital market experience, makes it easier for him to adapt to new financial work environments relatively easily. Working towards obtaining better and more prolific solutions is his ideal stimulus and mantra.
Specialties: Enterprise PMO, Delivery Excellence, Project & Program Management, Account/Client Management, IT Governance, Technology Consulting, Lean IT, Enterprise Agility, IT Service Management, Service Delivery, SIAM, Application Management, Software Engineering, BFSI, Product Development and Cloud Computing.
Lead PMO & IT Governance, IT Service Management teams for process delivery and an Agile Coach.
Managed large Programs/Projects/Service Pack deliveries for US based Clients; Handled Core & Strategic projects, Managed New Product Development, maintenance projects for existing products, Was responsible for overseeing and coordinating the people, resources and processes required to deliver new software or upgrade existing products. As an Executive Team Member actively participated in strategic discussions and company’s Product development /Technology Strategy.Spearheaded Agile Implementation effort and involved in organizational transformation projects.
Managed a database application for Private Banking Technologies within the business. This position was typically responsible for planning the process of integrating applications that are important to business operations and employee productivity. Most duties consist of the ongoing application management, installation, upgrading, and daily maintenance of software applications. It also includes monitoring the applications network to prevent virus attacks and security breaches and manage the daily transaction processing for PABT and team management. Actively participated in Requirements Gathering, Software Estimation and Design discussions for optimization and increase productivity/overall efficiency.
Worked as a Business Analyst/Project Manager in PMO and was responsible for deliverables across project life cycle phases, right from requirements gathering through delivery and post implementation support for IT products.
Ram joined Sivan as a management trainee/intern in equity research and participated in the successful journey of the company's growth into an investment banking and stock broking company and further assisted in the expansion of Coffee Day and Cafe Coffee Day ventures. He was instrumental in launching and shaping of "Coffee Day"? brand for over 5 years. Sivan is among the top 20 fund mobilisers in the Indian Primary Market. The funds mobilised in 1994-1995 was US$ 4 billion. Sivan's strength lies in the excellent network of sub brokers & its rapport with corporate clients. Sivan's investments in the Indian Secondary market & its foray into Venture Investing are driven by rigorous in house equity research. Sivan's Equity Research is based on the principles of value investing & fundamental analysis. State of the art computerised corporate databases & a library of reliable industry/corporate information aid Sivan's research.
Cholamandalam is one of India's premier Non Banking Financial Company, which is part of 5000 crores Murugappa Group. Manage the team of DBS Cholamandalam Wealth Management, being responsible for the Retail and Wealth Management (HNI and PCG) Business in Adyar, Dealing with Chola Equity Business, Distribution of Mutual Funds, Sale of Chola IPO/PMS , Training the Team on RAPP for HNI Clients.. Experience in Investment Advisory & Mutual Fund Advisory and Equity Broking, Structured Derivative Products & Portfolio Management Services Customer centric Wealth Management Advisory skills, Corporate Presentation for Provident & Pension fund Management Skills and in advisory services in Managing the Portfolio of Corpus more than 50 crores.
Manage portfolio of high net worth investors and provide expert opinion on portfolio shuffling. Instrumental in setting up automated IT trading systems and responsible for software testing and delivery; Worked with integrating IT systems and vendor management. Worked with the Executive Team on market analysis and brand building of Coffee Day and Way2wealth brands in Tamil Nadu & Kerala.
Actively worked in Primary Market Operations, Secondary Market Operations & Equity Research.. Execution of Equity trades for TN Region, coordinate with MSE/NSE members for Institutional trades/ Manage ops / clearing & settlement Setup/maintain IT infrastructure and vendor relationship management for trading.