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.



2012 September - Present

Principal, IT Service Management, PMO

Hyderabad , INDIA

Lead PMO & IT Governance, IT Service Management teams for process delivery and an Agile Coach.

Envision Financial Systems

2008 October - 2012 September

Senior Manager - IT Program Management Office

Bangalore , INDIA

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.

Franklin Templeton Investments

2005 November - 2008 October

Manager Software Systems - Private Accounting & Banking Technologies

Hyderabad , INDIA

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.

Envision Financial Systems

2003 November - 2005 November

Business Analyst / Project Manager, IT Program Management Office

Bengaluru , INDIA

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.

Sivan securities Private Limited (A Coffee Day venture)

1992 November - 1995 March

Executive - Equity Research

Chennai , INDIA

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 Financial Services

2003 March - 2003 November

Assistant Manager - Marketing : Mutual Funds/HNI Division

Chennai , INDIA

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.

Way2Wealth Private Limied (A Coffee Day venture)

2000 March - 2003 March

Assistant Manager - Marketing / IT

Chennai , INDIA

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.

Sivan Securities Limited

1995 March - 2000 March

Senior Executive - Equity Trading / IT

Chennai , INDIA

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.



  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Software Project Management
  • Scrum
  • Strategy
  • Testing
  • Visio
  • Software Documentation
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Governance
  • ITIL
  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Project Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Business Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Process
  • Capital Markets
  • Change Management
  • CMMI
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Integration
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Service Management
  • Management
  • Oracle
  • Account Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Team Management
  • PMP
  • PMO
  • SDLC
  • Vendor Management
  • CRM
  • Financial Services
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Business Analysis


  • University of Madras


    BCom, Commerce

  • Data Software Research Company


    Oracle Financials, ERP

  • University of Madras


    MCA, Computer Science

  • Software Technology Group


    Oracle DBA, Oracle Database Administration

  • Software Solutions Integrated Limited


    PGDCS, Post Graduate in Computer Science

  • Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta


    EPGBM, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Project Management Institute


    PMP, Project Management


  • ITIL CSI - Continual Service Improvement
  • ITIL Service Operations
  • ITIL® V3 Expert Certification
  • ITIL® - Service Transition
  • Managing Across The Lifecycle (Official ITIL® Expert Certification)
  • ITIL V3 Service Strategy
  • Certification in Capital Markets
  • Certification in Insurance
  • Oracle Certified Professional in Database Administration (OCP 8i)
  • Brain bench certified in Visual Basic
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • SEI Certified Assessment Team Member - CMMI Level4 SCAMPI Assessment
  • ITIL® V3 Foundations
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certification in Mutual Funds (AMFI)
  • Certification in Futures & Options