Meet Our Team

Every member of our team is committed to the vision of revolutionizing the club space globally. MobiCom is driven by the passion and commitment to excellence that our team has.

Board of Directors

RATHAN KUMAR

Founder & CEO

Rathan, a Chartered Accountant and a successful entrepreneur with over 35 years of business leadership. As a serial entrepreneur, Rathan has in his current business portfolio Touché Golf Sports Pvt Ltd and Excelsior Innovations, apart from his successful exits from Federal Technologies and Online Share Management. Having sold his technology business to Flextronics in 2005, he ran a $1.4 billion digital multimedia products business for Flextronics as its Managing Director India and Vice President - Consumer Electronics worldwide.

He is an avid golfer and a philanthropist in his own respect.

DAVID B. WOODYARD

Executive Director

With more than 30 years in the service and hospitality industry, Mr. Woodyard leveraged his extensive experience and long-time commitment to social welfare to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities of Dallas – one of the city’s largest, faith-based non-profits serving the impoverished.

Prior to joining Catholic Charities of Dallas, Mr. Woodyard created a consulting firm to answer the growing need for private clubs of all types, both domestically and internationally, gaining professional insight and expertise in all phases of club's life. His consulting role included business development and execution, strategic planning, feasibility studies, market research, concept development, membership strategy, programming, member retention planning and execution, facility planning, and design review.

For several decades before consulting, Mr. Woodyard played critical executive leadership roles at Dallas-based ClubCorp, Inc., the world’s leader in private clubs. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Development of the Business and Sports Division. During his tenure, he held strategic and operating responsibility for a multi-club division, including international clubs. He oversaw one of two operating divisions in the company, which encompassed over 50 private business, civic, social, and athletic clubs, including 48 domestic, three international, and three pending new clubs. In addition, Mr. Woodyard managed a division of nearly 4,000 employees.

SEAN LANEY

Executive Director

Sean is an experienced executive in the private membership club and hospitality field. He has extensive experience in all aspects of the hospitality and private club industry both domestically and internationally. In his 34 plus years of experience with Club Corp, he has progressed from a line level position all the way through to full P&L operating oversight for a division with gross revenues in excess of $200 million and 3600 employees. Over the course of his professional career Sean has developed expertise in food and beverage, operations, sales and asset management for city clubs, business clubs, health clubs and alumni clubs. Since 2014 Sean has held the position of Managing Director International for ClubCorp, a $1.1 billion company and charged with the development and execution of ClubCorp’s international growth strategy throughout Asia.

Sean is passionate about college sports in particular the University of Tennessee where he has been a lifelong supporter. He is also an avid reader, wine collector and enjoys golf.

VIVEK GUPTA

Executive Director

Vivek is the founder of Licious (India’s first meat brand) and an active angel investor as well as advisor to the young Companies.

Licious is India’s 1st online premium meat and gourmet brand known for its phenomenal quality. Licious aims at upgrading the entire Indian meat ecosystem right from farmer to consumer. where farmers can work with Licious to breed animals/ birds in the best way and get paid right. He is changing the narrative when it comes to the way meat is procured, processed, delivered and consumed. 

Prior to Licious his 10-year stint at Helion Ventures (a $600 MM venture capital fund investing in early, to mid-stage companies in India), was a testament to his dynamic leadership and his active involvement in institutionalizing the finance functions, strategizing the overall growth of portfolio companies. He also helped portfolio companies to build their teams, external financing activities and aiding their exits.

The roles essayed by Vivek at Helion included Finance function, Investment management and a hands-on deal evaluation process owner. He also worked on NASDAQ listing, M&A and large debt syndication.

His stellar achievements began as a student rank holder at Panjab University, graduating in Commerce and eventually specializing in Chartered Accountancy at the young age of 21. He was also featured as one of the top 100 Indian Future CFOs in the country, in 2013.

Apart from being an ardent badminton player, Vivek is a people’s person who aspires to build an India based global consumer brand.

PRAMOD NAIR

Executive Director

Pramod has more than 6 years of experience in the start-up world, conceptualising and building businesses from the ground up in Singapore and Indonesia. Prior to starting his entrepreneurial journey, Pramod was a Products, Services and Marketing professional at private bank, Coutts & Co Ltd. where he developed solutions for ultra-high net worth family businesses facing unique business and wealth related challenges in Asia. At Green Golf Pte Ltd, Pramod led the business development team, building partnerships with golf clubs across Southeast Asia.

Pramod is especially passionate about sport, having played soccer and tennis competitively previously.

Other Stakeholders

ABHISHEK GOENKA

Share Holder

Abhishek is a Chartered Account with over 20 years of experience in international tax and cross border M&A. He also has considerable experience in the Corporate, Transfer Pricing and Indirect Tax areas, as well as in the regulatory and policy area. Abhishek has worked in large advisory firms and advised many companies in the technology and e-commerce sectors. He has extensively been involved in representations before Policy makers/ Regulatory authorities and is a part of forums in key industry associations.

Team

Aditya Raghunath

Associate Product Manager

A versatile professional with exposure across e-Commerce and business advisory, Aditya has led multiple high-impact projects across Product and Analytics at startups such as Quikr and CredR. He brings to the table deep experience encompassing end-to-end product design and lifecycle management, rooted in a data-driven approach and supplemented with strong business understanding.

Aditya holds a PGDM degree from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur.

AMAN SINGH

Vice President - Business Operations OneCardNet - APAC

Aman is a techno commercial professional who spent over a decade in various Technology companies (SME, MNC's as well as Startup) combines Commercial skill with Technical acumen. Particularly experienced in Regional Sales Management of Technology products and Services from Market entry, Channel Development, Distribution through rapid growth, managing revenue targets in excess of US$15 million. Past Experiences includes a 6 year stint at Apple where he managed Professional Services across Retail, Enterprise verticals and his passion for Customer Satisfaction, Service excellence led him to build a progressive Services Sales portfolio for Apple in South East Asia.

Passion to be an entrepreneur and be a part of disruptive innovation took Aman from his comfort zone at Apple to being a Co-Founder in a cloud startup which aimed as creating Digital restaurants in Singapore.

Aman leads the newly created OneCardNet Business Division at MobiCom, delivering a holistic Loyalty Commerce platform working closely with leading banks in Asia Pacific.

ANAND KUMAR ANKAM

Vice President & Head of Engineering

Entrepreneurial mindset, data-driven decision-making with experience in building world-class products, leading and motivating geographically and culturally diverse teams across the US and India.

Technology executive, startups’ advisor with well-rounded experience in software product development across diverse business and technological environments. Expertise in web applications & infrastructure, internet technologies, e-Commerce, enterprise security, enterprise software, and product design.

Anand has been part of the startup ecosystem for the past six years - building teams from the ground up, scaling engineering, product, customer support, and operations functions to the next level. He has a strong background in computer science and has successfully delivered products scaling up to millions of customers - Scrabble game in EA games, the mobile apps from perk.com, enterprise messaging app from kore.com, and IOT based platforms.

ANU KANAYATH

Human Resources Manager

Apart from having an unique academic qualification in human resources and law, Anu has over 9 years of experience in India and International human resource management. She has handled cross function responsibilities including talent acquisition, policies and procedures, remuneration and rewards structure, planning, budgeting, dispute management, external vendors and above all legal compliance, working with established entities and start-ups.

Daanish Matheen

Club Partnership Activation Specialist OneClubNet - ROW

Daanish is a Hospitality and Business Management graduate and has worked with leading entertainment brands and start-ups prior to joining MobiCom. Coupled with his academic training, he lends creative thinking while solutioning for clients, be it working with leading MNCs or niche experiences providers.

He is responsible for club partner activation across APAC and Indian-subcontinent and works with cross-functional teams across the organisation to drive customer satisfaction.

Daanish is passionate about music and produces Electronic Music in his free time, with many releases to his credit worldwide.

DINESH KANDPAL

Software Engineer

Dinesh is Software Engineer with solid software development experience, Skilled in both frontend and backend technologies. Prior to joining MobiCom, Dinesh worked for Aryaka Networks as a software engineer, Being part of Web Development team worked with Jquery, Groovy, grails, Hibernate,Core Java, Mysql.

Dinesh holds a Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal.

Apart from this, Dinesh like to debate and discuss about the current issues such as Indian Politics,Communal rights, Women Empowerment.

Gabrielle Frieda Loh

Director - Club & Brand Partnerships SE Asia

Gabrielle brings over 15 years of public, private and people startup experience within the South East Asia region. Her extensive career includes a portfolio of achievements and experience ranging from digital marketing, business development, stakeholder management, military training, leadership development, event management, and executive recruiting for tech startups.

Her superpowers include the ability to establish rapport quickly and maintaining optimism in times of crisis. She enjoys singing, trekking in the outdoors and now training up for a spartan race.

Gopi N

Head - User Experience

Gopi has 20+ years of experience taking the User Experience of products and services from vision to life. He brings extensive expertise in evolving ingrained design-thinking in an organisation through building interactions that not only amaze users but solve business problems through capable product features.

Having crafted a wide range of creative experiences for both B2B and B2C spaces, he has exemplified the need and importance of highlighting and satisfying the end-user’s needs. His highly acclaimed projects have received praise from the business stakeholders as much as the end-users.

Apart from being an excellent artist and avid photographer, he is a highly passionate sports enthusiast, and especially an outspoken Arsenal fan. When not catching up on one of his matches, you can find him revisiting one of the classics among his huge personal collection of global movies.

Honiie Poonyawee

Accounts Executive

With her background in both sales and management, Honiie has been involved directly with the golf industry in her past experience as Sales Manager. She has a deep understanding of the customers’ needs and has in the past enhanced their experience with the products/courses together with achieving her targets. Her interest in the golf industry has led her to MobiCom. She is a key contributor to building our presence in Thailand, led by Leonard Wee, MobiCom’s Country Manager based out of Thailand.

HUANG SIN HWEE

Administration Manager

Sin Hwee is the Administration Manager at MobiCom. She has over 5 years of experience in F&B backend and frontline operations including administration, accounting, payroll, photography, designing, e-commerce and in the service line.

Sin Hwee holds a Degree in Business Management and Diploma in Business Information Technology.

Huyen Ha

Director - Bank Partnerships - APAC

A finance and economics graduate from Sweden, Huyen started her career working for International Banks in Vietnam.

Vietnamese from heart to blood, she blends her knowledge of the local market with a vision that is crafted out of her travel and experiences the world over. She is a confident entrepreneur and has set up a successful gift concept start up based out of Vietnam in August 2014. Huyen is adept with all aspects and mechanics, from partnership to market approach and business development, to a support team of enthusiastic and dedicated members. Huyen is a leader and key driver of the experience gift project in the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City region.

She is an experienced business professional with 6 years of experience. Don’t get fooled by the pretty dress...The girl can run the show!

Kirk Martin

Co-Promoter and President Global Brand Partnerships

Kirk is a retail and merchandising professional with over 35 years of leadership in branding, merchandise and business strategy, as well as merchandise planning, buying and brand acquisition across many product categories, with direct connections with many of the world’s leading lifestyle luxury brands. Having lived and worked in Europe, Asia, Middle East and North America, has excellent knowledge of the luxury consumer in these major international consumer markets.

Kirk proven abilities at delivering consistent results, developing brand and business strategies, and building highly motivated and loyal teams. He has unusually strong abilities at brand negotiations and brand acquisitions, driven by excellent communication and interpersonal skills, tested and proven over the years at DFS Group.

Kirk is at home in the luxury brand world, having helped spearhead the push of the luxury brand growth at DFS Group, the world’s leading travel retailer, for over 25 years, increasing the percentage of Fashion, Watches and Jewellery to more than 50% of the revenues for DFS Group over a 20 year period.

Kirk is President of the newly created position of President of Brand Partnerships, a role which will deliver leading lifestyle brands to the key business verticals of MobiCom, OneClubNet, PlatinumClubNet and OneCardNet.

In his spare time, Kirk loves to cook, works out with his trainer, is an avid traveller and a collector of fine wines.

LEONARD WEE

Country Manager - Thailand

After graduating from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Finance and Marketing in 1998, Leonard started his career in wealth management and private banking. After 8 years in Finance, he ventured on his own to build his own businesses in technology which eventually led to him inventing a tiny sticker to be used on the back of mobile phones, which replaces the need for cards. The contactless sticker which was used in transit and VISA, has won many awards and was ahead of its time. As an avid and low handicap golfer, Leonard has a wide network in the golf industry since he picked up the game in 1998. His passion for the game of golf led him to Mobicom and he is extremely excited to build the business in Thailand, where he now resides.

Madhav Srinivasan

Digital Marketing Manager

Madhav is a seasoned digital marketer who has worked with award winning startups like Thrillophilia and Internet giants such as Yahoo!. His passion lies in Omni-channel digital marketing with a special focus on increasing organic traffic for websites. He comes with an entrepreneurial spirit and has handled brands such as Estee Lauder, Travelocity, Adidas, Reebok, Neiman Marcus and Discover.

Madhav holds a degree in Information & Communication Technology from SASTRA University.

MANOHAR REDDY

Finance Manager

Manohar manages the Finance and Accounts at MobiCom. He has over 11 years of experience covering manufacturing, e-commerce, retail and services industries. Prior to joining MobiCom, Manohar worked with Touché Golf, Seventymm, Cleanfoods.

Manohar has a Masters degree in Finance & Commerce.

MARSHNEIL PACHORI

Vice President and Head – Customer Success and Market Strategy

A mature professional with over 14 years of experience marketing global B2B/ B2C brands. Marshneil's expertise lies in crafting transformation strategies for global businesses - be it devising global marketing strategy, modernizing marketing, enriching brand experience, incubating innovation or enhancing operational efficiency.

She has worked with both Fortune 500 brands and start-ups and has played various roles working directly with senior C-level leadership, clients, experts and an ecosystem of vendors to deliver marketing outcomes. She enjoys handholding global marketing teams as they go Tradigital and has worked with global brands including Yum!, Estee Launder, Colgate, Etihad, Pepsi, Solaire and many others.

As a senior marketing professional, Marshneil has led high performing teams of cross functional experts comprising of digital marketing strategists/ consultants, brand consultants, creative designers and technology architects creating enthralling brand experiences.

An IIM-C alumnus, she has specialized in marketing communications and business strategy.

Marshneil enjoys painting and is an ardent Yanni fan. She dreams of leaving her footprints in as many places as possible! 

MATTHEW RUFCA

Accounts Executive - Club Partnerships - North America

Matt is responsible for generating new private club relationships for Mobicom across North America. Before joining Mobicom, Matt was in sales with Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He brings with him almost 10 years of experience ranging from application design, to apparel manufacturing, and non-profit work.

Matt graduated from the University of Alabama in 2016, where he majored in Marketing and Management.

As a life long golfer, Matt brings an fine putting stroke and a deep understanding of our market to the team.

MAYURESAN GURUKKAL

Director - Brand & Corporate Partnerships - Indian Subcontinent

Mayuresan comes with a versatile background with over 13 years of experience in Brand Management, Marketing and Corporate Communication across industry verticals and regions. His key expertise lies in crafting marketing and communication strategies for retail, publication, consumer goods, electronic and communications and IT majors. As a senior marketing and media professional, he has led high performing teams of cross functional experts comprising of marketing strategists/ consultants, creative designers and technology specialist to create enthralling brand experiences.

He holds a Business Management diploma in Marketing.

Michelle E Reid

Brand Partnerships - North America

Michelle has over 18 years media sales and marketing experience working with the world's leading publishers from Advanstar, Town & Country Magazine, The Carol Group, Boat International Media, Christie's International Real Estate Magazine, Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine, JetSet Magazine and Questex Media |Travel Group. She architect multimedia programs that generated sales to $2.8MM+, strengthen media brand awareness in multiple marketplace through strategic alliances and partnered deals.

A graduate of Emory University and former New York model walked the runways at New York Fashion Week. She traded in "the big city" for southern hospitality.

Mitesh Panchal

Senior Software Engineer

Mitesh Panchal is an IT professional with Master degree in Information Technology. With over 7 years of experience in Android, Java and PHP technologies, he has worked with various start-ups across domains including eLearning, e-commerce, Online Brand Engagement and location based applications. Mitesh has worked in both UAE and India.

Munish Gupta

Country Head - India & VP - Global Operations

Munish has 25 years of IT Industry experience and joins us from Sourcebits Technologies, a mobile apps company, where he spent 5 years managing Sales, Delivery & Operations, and was responsible for turn-around and eventual successful sale of the company.

Prior to that, he worked with Globallogic for close to 8 years where he was responsible for running a business unit and India Operations. Globallgoc saw hypergrowth during that period and was sold successfully to Apax Partners which gave him all round exposure to organisation building and managing growth.

Munish is a B.Tech. from IIT, Delhi and has a Senior Management Program certificate from IIM, Calcutta.

POOJA RATHAN

Club Partnership Activation Specialist OneClubNet - North America

Pooja graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with bachelor degrees in Finance and Global Business. Her past experiences include working with market research measurement tools for analytics and insights, building content and digital marketing strategies.

Pooja is an avid social media enthusiast with a strong brand of loyal followers on Twitter and her blog. Her passion includes working out and yoga.

PUNEETH UCHIL

Senior Mobility Tech Architect

Puneeth has more than 7 years of extensive experience in Apple iOS and MAC OS technologies and leading native application development teams. He has worked in domains such as Workforce Management System, Finance, Media and Entertainment, Productivity, Social Networking, and Hospital Management System across all iOS ecosystem.

Prior to joining MobiCom, Puneeth has worked with Robosoft Technologies and was responsible for Project requirement assessment, architecture design, development teams management, client communication and code quality & maintainability.

Puneeth holds a Masters degree in Computer Application from St Aloysius College, Mangalore, under Mangalore University.

RAKHESH HARIDAS

Director - Club Partnerships - Indian Subcontinent

Rakhesh is a seasoned business executive with over 16 years of Sales & Marketing experience. Having worked both at tactical and strategic levels, he brings simple yet powerful sales techniques to positively impact the topline and a penchant for building winning sales teams. His experience spans from working for start ups in NZ and India to working for MRF Tyres & Oracle Corporation.

Rakhesh holds a B E in Mechanical Engineering from Mangalore University and an MBA from Massey University, NZ.

In his spare time, you’ll find Rakhesh either playing with his little daughters or hunting for an obscure little eatery in some corner of the town!

RATHAN KUMAR

Founder & CEO

Rathan is the visionary and strategist behind the team bringing his vast years of entrepreneurial experience in the technology and club space that drives MobiCom. His passion and commitment to MobiCom inspires the team to deliver nothing short of excellence.

SACHIN KONDANA

Senior Software Engineer

Sachin has more than 5 years of experience in designing, building and scaling large web front-end solutions and hybrid mobile application. He has good domain knowledge of Consumer, Enterprise, Entertainment and Banking applications.

Prior to joining MobiCom, Sachin has worked with Robosoft Technologies & was responsible for design & development of web applications and cross-platform JavaScript frameworks.

Sachin holds BE in Information Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU).

SANDEEPA SHETTY

Senior QA Engineer

Sandeep has more than 7 years of extensive experience in testing iOS, Android, Web, Mac, Windows Phone, Blackberry and Symbian platforms. He is enthusiastic towards automating mobile and web application testing, expertise in Appium, Selenium Webdriver, TestNG. Having strong knowldge in Analyzing Requirements, Test case development and execution, Defect management etc.

Very keen towards learning new things!

SEAN LANEY

Executive Director

Sean will be responsible for the development and execution of a commercialization strategy that includes sales, marketing, business development and customer support, delivering results in line with Company objectives. He will build a commercialization infrastructure and organization to drive market adoption of products and services, being responsible for revenue targets and its growth. He will ensure business excellence and people leadership within the organization of sales, marketing, business development and customer support personnel creating a culture of result oriented work and openness.

SIREESH BEEMINENI

Software Architect

Sireesh is Software Architect with over 10 years hands on experience in developing and managing multiple web products. Conceiving ideas and building products is what excites Sireesh the most. An engineer to the core, Sireesh comes with a strong understanding of usability, scalability, performance and optimization.

Prior to joining MobiCom, Sireesh worked for CarTrade as a AVP in Web Development Team, he was responsible for the design, development and delivery of all the client facing products on web and mobile. Previously at NetApp, he has been as Technical Program Manager and leading a web technologies team in Support Automation Tools Division. He brings rich experience from his earlier stints at CSC, Accenture and Impelsys where he worked with very large scale applications.

Sireesh holds an Engineering Degree from JNTU, Hyderabad.

Uday Karkera

Software Engineer

Uday is Software Engineer with more than 3 years of experience in web based applications. Prior to joining MobiCom, he worked with Medisurge Technologies Pvt Ltd and Vserv Digital Services Pvt Ltd.

Uday holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Degree (Mumbai University) which he completed after completing my Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Certificate Course from Bombay Flying Club Mumbai.

Vijay Divakaran

Country Head - Malaysia

Vijay has been actively involved in the golf industry for nearly two decades covering club operations, golf events and golf travel. Playing the game from a very young age, he built upon the interest to stay closely connected with golf by pursuing a golf management program in Southern California. Leveraging on his strengths in Malaysia and with his passion to do more for the industry by providing value and benefits to golfers has been the impetus for him in joining the team.

An avid golfer himself, he aims to introduce and deliver the MobiCom brand across the country and beyond.

VISHWANADHAM RONANKI

Software Engineer

Vishwanadham is Software Engineer with more than 3 years of experience in designing, building web front-end solutions and web applications. Prior to joining MobiCom, he was working with Touché Golf & was responsible for design & development of web apllications.

Vishwanadham holds a Masters degree in Computer Application from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada.

VIVEK GUPTA

Executive Director

Vivek is the founder of Licious (India’s first meat brand) and an active angel investor as well as advisor to the young Companies.

Licious is India’s 1st online premium meat and gourmet brand known for its phenomenal quality. Licious aims at upgrading the entire Indian meat ecosystem right from farmer to consumer. where farmers can work with Licious to breed animals/ birds in the best way and get paid right. He is changing the narrative when it comes to the way meat is procured, processed, delivered and consumed. 

Prior to Licious his 10-year stint at Helion Ventures (a $600 MM venture capital fund investing in early, to mid-stage companies in India), was a testament to his dynamic leadership and his active involvement in institutionalizing the finance functions, strategizing the overall growth of portfolio companies. He also helped portfolio companies to build their teams, external financing activities and aiding their exits.

The roles essayed by Vivek at Helion included Finance function, Investment management and a hands-on deal evaluation process owner. He also worked on NASDAQ listing, M&A and large debt syndication.

His stellar achievements began as a student rank holder at Panjab University, graduating in Commerce and eventually specializing in Chartered Accountancy at the young age of 21. He was also featured as one of the top 100 Indian Future CFOs in the country, in 2013.

Apart from being an ardent badminton player, Vivek is a people’s person who aspires to build an India based global consumer brand.