Sr. GM – Business Development
Jalaj is a Chartered Accountant and has received his graduation degree in Commerce from University of Allahabad. He heads the business development function at ESOP Direct.
During his association of more than 7 years with us, Jalaj has been involved with multiple roles including Plan conceptualization, design and advice on impact of corporate actions. He has handled mandates for multiple global clients. He is currently responsible for business development for core service offerings including consulting, stock Plan administration services and managing the firm’s relationships. He has been a speaker at ESOP conferences.
Before joining ESOP Direct, Jalaj worked with TCS where he held a variety of roles as business analyst, PMO and sales lead for over four years.
GM – Product Management
Prachi is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (US) and a Certified Equity Professional, a US based qualification for Stock Plan Professionals.
She heads the product management team at ESOP Direct and is responsible for product lifecycle planning and management. She has been instrumental in design and roll out of My ESOPs – domestic and global versions and ED Financials. Prachi has been associated with ESOP Direct for more than 15 years and has handled several responsibilities including designing, implementation and management of ESOP Plans, valuation and accounting of employee stock options.
Prior to joining ESOP Direct, Prachi has worked with Exim Bank of India.
Sr. GM – Equity Compensation Solutions
Uma Shankar Acharya
Uma Shankar is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Bar Council of India.
Uma Shankar heads the legal, Tax and compliance function at ESOP Direct.
During his association with us for more than 7 years, Uma has advised more than 200 mandates in Plan design, legal documentation and complex local and international Tax advisory.
Prior to joining us, Uma has worked with PWC in New Delhi. He has more than 15 years of experience in corporate law and direct taxes.
Sr. GM – Consulting & Plan Management Operations
With his strong background in accounting and advisory, Rahul has been instrumental in conceptualizing and designing over 200 equity compensation Plans for companies of all sizes from start-ups to established conglomerates. He has also advised companies in IND AS transition with respect to options valuation and accounting, re-pricing and other corporate actions such as mergers and de-mergers.
Prior to joining ESOP Direct, Rahul was working with PWC for more than five years, handling various assignments on Indian GAAP & IFRS, including auditing, accounting, statutory compliances, consolidations and project accounting.
Sr. Manager HR & Administration
With a Masters degree in Human Resource Management, Purva heads the HR & Administration function at ESOP Direct. Purva has 16 years of experience in hard-core HR with expertise in people management, compensation & benefits, hiring & recruitment, leadership & team building, and conflict management.
She has garnered rich experience with a leading IT solutions organization before joining ESOP Direct.
VP – Information Technology
Ssooraj Rauth holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Pune University with majors in Marketing and Computer Application.
He heads the technology development and product support function at ESOP Direct.
He is responsible for defining technology vision, roadmap and evaluating and aligning technology investments with business goals.
He has more than 17 years of experience in managing, leading, developing and implementing large IT projects, strategically improving business processes, reducing costs, and inventing new ways to analyze and assess security of IT systems and environments.
Prior to joining ESOP Direct, Ssooraj worked with well-known IT services companies such as Satyam and Zensar.