Press Release: Compassites appoints Mahesh Baxi as CEO

Compassites Software Solutions, a technology player in the big data, cloud computing and IT consumerization space, has announced the appointment of Mahesh Baxi as CEO. Mr. Baxi brings more than 19 years of IT industry experience to his new role having previously served as Managing Director of ThoughtWorks India Private Limited. As the CEO of Compassites Software, Mahesh is responsible to build a unique model to amplify customer success via highly passionate people along with growth of the company, business strategy, software delivery, client relationships and business development.

“It is an honor and challenge to be given an opportunity to lead Compassites.” said Mahesh. “Over the last 6 years, Compassites has had very steady growth, built more than 24 products, and created a superb work culture. I look forward to continuing this momentum and help customers with some exceptional software delivery solutions. I also see an excellent opportunity to bring a complete technology solution offering to customers using our expertise and partnerships in the areas of Cloud Computing, Big Data & Analytics and Consumerization of IT” said Mahesh.

Prior to Compassites, Mahesh Baxi worked in the software industry for over 19 years out of which he spent 12 years in the Bay Area, USA. He has worked for various software product development companies including Apttus, Vendao, Nextance and Challenger Systems where he led the Professional Services group as a Director of Professional Service and CRM & B2B practices as engagement manager. He has worked with an impressive portfolio of Fortune 500 clients such as IBM, Qwest Communications, Eastman Chemical, Anheuser-Busch, PeopleSoft, Adobe, Lenovo, Thomson Financial, Hitachi, Symantec, S1 Corp. etc.

“We welcome Mahesh’s expertise and leadership experience at Compassites,” said Mr. Naveen Lakkur, the co-founder of Compassites. “In his new role as chief executive, Mahesh will be responsible for the overall growth of the company. We are confident we will expand our customer base and excel in delivering our service offerings under his leadership”.

“Mahesh has considerable leadership experience. His abilities to lead large teams of talents in the execution of complex enterprise projects at global levels will certainly bring considerable capabilities to Compassites to scale and grow. We are thrilled to have him on board to lead our team” said Mr V V Ranganathan, Chairman and co-founder of Compassites.

Mahesh holds a Computer Engineering degree from Gujarat University. He is part of the Technology Advisory Board for PSVillage and contributing editor of the book ‘Tips from the Trenches’. He blogs and tweets @maheshbaxi

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