Our Team

BALAJI RENUKUMAR

FOUNDER, CEO

WORKFLOWS AND AUTOMATION EXPERT | INNOVATOR IN OPERATIONS | SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Balaji has a perennial drive to make industrial and enterprise processes more efficient by using automation and hi-tech. Balaji’s passion is to execute solutions that make operations and processes in enterprises and industries more efficient by advancing the digital technologies into smart automation technologies. After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT, he worked in Research & Development in elite Academic and Research Institutions, ETH Zurich, RWTH Aachen, DLR in Europe. Later he moved on to Business Development and Consulting in Germany and France before embarking on Entrepreneurship across India, Europe, and recently Silicon Valley.

Jeslie Chermak

Director of Engineering

Jeslie has 30+ years of experience in all aspects of software development, from startups to large corporations, which he uses to guide various aspects of the software process at sensfix. After graduating from MIT and then UCLA he started working on compilers for both startups and large corporations, then switched to web-based applications as the next challenge. Initially building a distributed web-based CMS, he now focuses on cloud-based microservice solutions targeted to international customers.

RAGHUNANDAN GORUR

VP, ENGINEERING

FULL LIFE CYCLE PRODUCT/SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT | ENTERPRISE & HIGH-LEVEL/LOW-LEVEL ARCHITECTURE

Raghu is an Innovator, Architect, Hands-on Technical leader, Analyst, and Support specialist with over 16 years of experience in contributing to advanced company performance through skillful alignment of technical resources with enterprise objectives. Raghu has expertize in Internationalization Application Design, Object-Oriented Methodologies, Software Development Life Cycle Process Analysis, Client Interaction, Web Applications Development, User Experience Enhancement, Team Leadership, Production Support, Project Management, Open source technologies, GraphDB, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

YOUNGAH KANG

Director of Operations

Youngah, an executive with over 7 years of startup operation experience, is a versatile operations management expert skilled in finance, HR, and sales. Passionate about solving operational challenges, she enhances overall management efficiency. With an undergraduate degree in trade and an MBA, Kang currently oversees all aspects of business management in South Korea for Sensfix.

NAVYA SHREE

Lead Product Manager

Navya Shree is a tech-driven Product Management expert with a diverse background spanning semiconductors, Prop-tech, and automobile. With extensive experience in both startup and corporate environments, Navya excels in overseeing product lifecycles from inception to execution. She specializes in crafting efficient product timelines, developing strategic roadmaps, and implementing management techniques to swiftly address challenges. Navya's passion for innovation and commitment to excellence make her a formidable force in driving impactful change within the industry. Currently, Navya leads the product development at Sensfix, further showcasing her leadership capabilities and dedication to delivering cutting-edge solutions.

TOMASZ NAPIERAŁA

SENIOR DEVOPS ENGINEER

Tomasz is a DevOps domain expert and an experienced manager in IT/Product Management with over 20 years of experience. During his career, he had the opportunity to work and implement projects for both the largest companies in Poland such as Allegro, as well as international technology giants, including Intel, AT&T, Google and Dell. He also participated in the development of open source projects such as Kubernetes, where he was the founder and served as the leader of the on-premise Kubernetes SIGs. He is also a highly regarded manager. Currently involved in investment banking projects, traditional and on cryptocurrency markets.

MYUNGHO LEE

VP, Business Development

Business Development Specialist | Doctor of Business Administration | Adjunct Professor at Ajou University

An expert in the optimization of operations and maintenance (O&M) for buildings/utilities and manufacturing plants. With over 37 years of experience, you have worked in research and development, project consulting, marketing, and operations management (OM) at domestic and multinational companies. You have also served as a business unit manager in energy/services. You have published two papers related to service quality and ICT in SSCI-tier journals. Currently, you are focusing on research and business development involving the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in manufacturing services.

JULIA MILEWSKA

Executive Assistant

With over 5 years in creative content creation, Julia Milewska joined Sensfix as a liaison for Polish affairs, gradually expanding her role across HR, accounting, operations, and marketing. She has also actively participated in industry events such as IFA in Berlin and Web Summit in Lisbon, where she showcased Sensfix's initiatives and networked with professionals in the field. Julia's multilingual proficiency, coupled with her dynamic skill set, enables her to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders and contribute to organizational objectives.

FARHAT ALI

ADVISER, STRATEGY

LEADERSHIP CAPABILITY | TECHNOLOGY ACUMEN | STRATEGY

Farhat Ali is the former President & CEO of Fujitsu America where he led Information Technology operations consisting of over 10,000 employees in US, Canada, Central America, India and Philippines. He built an effective executive team, turning around the PC Business, expanding sales channels, and successfully merging Fujitsu operations in North America. Prior to Fujitsu, he spent over 20 years at Amdahl Corporation, where he held senior management positions, including vice president of customer service, vice president of operations, and chief financial officer of Amdahl Global Services. He brings in broad experience in all facets of business and operations. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and holds a MBA from Harvard Business School.

MICHAEL YORKER

ADVISER

Michael is a seasoned Facilities Manager with 26+ years of experience in Facilities and Project Management, contract and lease negotiations, client development, relationship building and customer service. He has overseen the management, scaling, and renovation of facilities up to 2,000,000 square feet. In both domestic and international company relocations, he has played crucial roles in space planning, corporate buying, property procurement, needs assessment, system furniture planning, inventory, tenant improvement management, construction project management, managing building security and improvements, and customer support. His experience also includes restaurant/bar management, retail, and the hospitality industries in the US, UK, Mexico, and South America.

PRAKASH NARAYAN

ADVISER, TECHNOLOGY

PRODUCT VISION & STRATEGY | SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT | DELIVERY | PARTNER ALLIANCES

Prakash is a proven leader in product and engineering. He brings in over 25 years of experience in all phases of software development life cycle from concept to delivery with recent experience in designing, and driving the implementation of Mobile applications with client-server architecture encompassing aggregation and delivery of high value data. He passionately advises sensfix in all aspects of product and engineering reflecting on his experience in managing complex projects and driving them on schedule to completion, his excellent grasp on Software Development Tools, OS programming, application tuning & analysis. He also builds partner alliances, nurtures mutually beneficial relationships and interacts with VCs / Analysts.

MADAN ANKAPURA

ADVISER, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

PRODUCT LEADER AT GOOGLE

Madan has a daytime job at Google as Product Manager. He passionately advises sensfix on Product Management. He brings in 15+ years experience in building hardware/software products, product roadmaps, program management, prioritization of tasks, software development lifecycle management, driving technical architecture and building teams that deliver. An MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, Madan earlier worked with a startup developing video watermarking technology before working with Samsung and now Google. He has Product/Engineering experience in growing/scaling android of the partner ecosystem and improving the battery life of smartphones. He holds special Interest in companies working on Convergence of Web, Mobile, and Broadcast (TV/Radio).

DR. RALPH WERNER

ADVISER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ralph has held various senior leadership positions in ecommerce, advertising & online classifieds companies (National Semiconductors, eBay, mobile.de, Adconion, Naspers, Matomy, Deutsche Telekom, Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, Dekamedia). He is well known for his business acumen with a sharp focus on technology. His passion for tech driven innovation and business models drives him to advise sensfix on its strategy. He helps in addressing a variety of strategic issue putting together his wide range of expertise and skills built over the years from semiconductor manufacturing technology, management consulting and strategy development online marketplaces, digital advertising on the buy and sell side, internet business models Business Development and Software Sales Network Security Software Re-organization & transformation processes.

ANIL ADVANI

ADVISER

Anil is a well-known lawyer, advisor, angel investor and mentor to early-stage startup founders in Silicon Valley. He is the managing partner of the law firm Inventus Law based in Palo Alto at the heart of the Silicon Valley. He has advised early-stage startups from their bare beginnings of 2-3 "guys in the garage" to being global multinational corporations throughout the life-cycle of the venture, negotiating angel and venture financings, customer and licensing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Over the last 19 years working at powerhouse law firms like Cooley Godward and Orrick Herrington, and now Inventus Law, he has represented over 3,000 startups, angel investors, founders and has been involved in nearly 500 financing and M&A transactions valued at over $3 billion in aggregate.

SANJIT SINGH DANG

ADVISER

Dr. Sanjit Singh Dang has been a successful Venture Capitalist, Corporate Executive, Board Member, Speaker, and Writer in Silicon Valley for almost two decades. He is currently the Co-Founder and Chairman of U First Capital which provides Venture Capital as a Service to Corporations. Prior to that, he was at Intel Capital where he had an excellent track record of driving 1 Exit every year: DocuSign (IPO 2018), Body Labs (2017), VokeVR ( 2016), Maginatics (2015) and Basis Science (2014). He has been an Investor and Board Member of several companies, including True Fit, Reflektion, Helpshift, and Enlighted. Sanjit has experience in investing in Consumer and Enterprise sectors across several areas: Transportation, AI, Security, Big Data, IoT, Virtual Reality, eCommerce, etc.