Zensar Technologies strengthens top management of IMS biz unit

 Infotech Lead Asia: Zensar Technologies, a software services provider, has strengthened top management of the Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) business unit, formerly known as Akibia.

The IMS business unit, which was acquired in November 2010, will be rebranded as Zensar Technologies.

Vivek Gupta, chief executive at Global IM business, and Doug Fallon, vice president of US Sales are the two major appointments to enhance and grow the Infrastructure Management Services business.

An RPG Group company, Zensar has near 7000 employees with sales and operations presence across US, UK, Germany, Middle East, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, China and Japan.

Ganesh Natarajan, CEO and vice chairman, Zensar Technologies, said: “Today Infrastructure Management drives many of our large deals and I am confident that it will be IM that will power the growth story of Zensar to the billion dollar goal in 2017.”

The IMS business unit currently comprises 33 percent of Zensar’s overall revenue and the continued growth of IMS will play a pivotal role in Zensar’s corporate growth strategy.

Vivek Gupta, chief executive, Global IM business, said: “Over the last 2 quarters, we have signed several large IMS contracts including a multi-year Total Infrastructure Outsourcing deal in which Zensar will provide one of our leading telecommunications clients with data center hosting, infrastructure and application services.”

Vivek Gupta, who spent 27 years at Zensar, is credited for growing Zensar’s business in the UK from inception to a European-wide operation spread across the UK, Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Nordic countries.

In 2001 Gupta moved to the US to head Zensar’s Global Outsourcing services business which grew seven-fold over an eight year period. In his role as chief executive, Gupta has assumed responsibility for the day-to-day leadership and growth of the entire Infrastructure Management business.

Doug Fallon will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to Zensar’s IMS sales team in the U.S. Fallon has 26 years of experience leading various divisions and business units within the IT services and outsourcing industry.

Meanwhile, Ankit Ghosh, senior vice president and global head IM Consulting Practice, will maintain responsibility for driving the growth and expansion of Zensar’s multi-shore Global Infrastructure Management service offerings.

Scott Fiore, vice president of Global IM Operations, will continue to lead Zensar’s technical support, logistics, and field engineering teams as well as the consulting and professional services functions. In addition Fiore will also continue to lead Zensar’s IM alliance sales organization.

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