Leadership Team

  • C. Valliappa - Chairman

    Mr. Valliappa is the founder of the Sona Valliappa Group (an extension of Sona Group). As a well-known industrialist in South India, his interests range from textiles to the construction industry and all the way to information technology.

    He has had the privilege of being the President of both the Industrial (Greater Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry) and Trade

    (Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Chambers of Commerce. C. Valliappa was quintessential in putting India on the IT map when Texas Instruments decided to partner with the Sona Valliappa Group.

    C. Valliappa was invited to visit the U.S. as a guest of the White House to understand American business and to identify the future growth of business between India and the US - a rare honor vested on only one businessman each year.

  • Chocko Valliappa - CEO & MD

    Chocko Valliappa is the moving force behind Vee Technologies. Thanks to a wide range of exposure to new technology and software throughout the years, Chocko has accumulated a vast experience in developing and exploring technologies.

    As an integral part of the Sona Valliappa Group, Chocko has played a pivotal role in the group's progress and success throughout the years.

    He has held key positions in administration, international business & operations, corporate affairs, strategic planning & marketing and planning of corporate policies. Chocko possesses an in-depth knowledge of European, Asian & Pan American markets and a comprehensive expertise in forging alliances and joint ventures of strategic importance.

    Chocko has seen Vee Technologies grow in strength to emerge as one of India's largest companies in the strategic services business. Chocko is one of the founding members of the YEO Bangalore chapter. Chocko founded Vee Technologies in 2000.

  • Patrick O'Malley - President

    Patrick has held a wide range of senior executive leadership positions in large companies in the global services industry. His BPO experience includes senior-level positions in marketing, sales, and business development with companies such as Sprint, AT&T, and IBM.

    As the President of Sprint Business, he was responsible for running a business of 12,000 employees, with an $8 billion P&L, as he directed

    all wired networking business activities. He re-engineered nuances of the entire product line, established a customer-focused selling environment, and directed lifecycle management of customers, with loyalty based marketing strategies. Before then, Patrick was Senior Managing Partner at AT&T where he was responsible for all AT&T sales, marketing and services support west of the Mississippi. With AT&T, Patrick was a co-founder of AT&T Solutions; and responsible for generating over $4 billion in new services revenue. Prior to AT&T, Patrick worked for IBM for twenty years in various sales, marketing and systems positions.

    Patrick was a co-founding member of ISSC (IBM Integrated Systems Solutions Corporation) which, over time, evolved into IBM Global Services, a multi-billion dollar business today. Patrick was instrumental in securing, and managing, the new clients that formed the base of the new services arm of IBM. In his last position, as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for IBM Canada, he was responsible for the management of IBM sales/services teams across the ten provinces…providing the generation of many new logos, as well as establishing the infrastructure, to support new clients of IBM services.

    Patrick joined as President of Vee Technologies, Inc., in 2010. He holds an MBA from the University of Kansas; and a BA in English (minor in General Science) from St. Louis University.

  • Jeff Shelmire - Vice President Client Services

    Jeff is the head of sales and leads the Client Services team at Vee Technologies. His expertise and ability to expand Vee Technologies’ client base into long-lasting relationships brings Vee Technologies ahead of the curve. His experience ranges from large multinational enterprises to start-up companies including sales leadership positions at Convergys Corporation and Fujitsu.

    Throughout his career, he has built a reputation for implementing successful sales strategies that have netted millions of dollars for some of the world’s most successful BPO and technology companies.

    Jeff received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology & Political Science from the University of Colorado and his Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University. Jeff Shelmire joined Vee Technologies in 2010.

  • Soujanya Prakash - Associate Vice President

    Soujanya has over 15 years of experience in the IT, ITES and engineering services companies, driving human resources teams in line with organization goals.

    She has worked in various capacities, handling the entire gamut of human resources such as recruitment, selection, training, development, performance, potential management, employee engagement, payroll

    administration, statutory benefits, labor law and contract staffing. Soujanya has profound experience in strategic human resource management and her knowledge spans across technical call centers, staffing and engineering services companies. She has world-wide exposure to the labor laws and management of human resources in countries like Germany, France, Canada and United States.

    Soujanya joined Vee Technologies in 2008 and graduated in Arts from Bangalore University and received her postgraduate in business administration from Symbiosis. She also holds a diploma in electronics and communication engineering and has completed the 3 year GNIIT program in software design and networking.