Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Chaithanya Sama

Principal Partner, President & CEO

Chaithanya Sama founded BPMLinks in 2016 and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since inception. Under his leadership, the organization has grown from its humble beginnings in Boca Raton, Florida, to a mature organization with multiple development centers in the United States and Asia. In his professional career spanning over 20 years, Chaithanya has experience in IT and Business Strategy; he provides the leadership with rich technology vision, and IT strategy guidelines. He has concentrated on improving profit margins, resource and cost optimizations through lean processes.
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Gopinath Rajagopal

Principal Partner, COO & CDO

Gopinath Rajagopal is one of the Principal Partners of BPMLinks, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Digital Officer. He spearheads the digital transformation, cloud migration, and AI/ML initiatives. As a seasoned IT professional with over 21 years’ experience, he has extensive experience on business process design and transformation, IT strategy, architecture and delivery for regional banks across the US and APAC regions. Passionate about next generation digital, cloud, AI/ML technologies to transform existing business processes to provide improved customer experience and business agility. Prior to BPMLinks, Gopi has worked in Cognizant Technology Solutions both in US and India in various roles in the areas of technology and delivery with multiple banking clients.
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Sathia Avanashilingam

Principal Partner & CTO

Sathia Avanashilingam is one of the Principal Partners of BPMLinks and Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, he acts as the organization’s technological thought leader and brings in innovative ideas. BPMLinks leverages his in-depth business knowledge across different industry domains to bring in the necessary expertise to align technology-related decisions with the organization's goals. With 20 years of delivery experience, he has extensive knowledge on key banking business processes like commercial loan onboarding, servicing, and operations, consumer lending, mortgage, default management, customer onboarding solutions for deposits, brokerage, treasury and credit card, fraud / dispute management and loan default management.
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Zaki Khazi

Principal Partner & CIO

Zaki Khazi, one of the Principal Partners in BPMLinks and Chief Information Officer has over 20 years of experience in IT architecture and implementation. He has successfully executed end-to-end implementations in BPM, digital, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies. He has extensive business knowledge in key banking areas - consumer lending (mortgage and retail loans), premium finance lending, asset resolution, commercial loan origination and special assets. Prior to joining BPMLinks, Zaki worked as an Enterprise Applications and Integrations Lead Architect at regional banks in the USA.
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Narsimha Reddy Pannala

Director - Operations

Narsimha Reddy Pannala joined BPMLinks as the Director of Operations in 2018. In this role, he oversees the entire gamut of operations including finance and accounting, payroll, asset and facility management, and the legal needs of the organization. He formulates strategic policies by liaising with the senior management, ensures management of IT infrastructure, and oversees regulatory compliance requirements. As a technocrat with over 28 years of experience, he is well-versed in IT management, software development, project management, systems administration, and networking.
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Murty Cherukumilli

Delivery Head

Murty Cherukumilli joined BPMLinks as a Delivery head in 2021. In this role, he provides leadership in running the delivery, operations and oversees the Architecture, Build, Quality, Devops, and Cloud divisions with an aim to meet and exceed customer needs. He comes with 15+ years of experience in leading both Product and Project based deliveries across Telecom, Utilities, and Banking domains. He possesses substantial knowledge in Agile, Project management, Digital transformation, Microservices, Cloud transformation, APIs, and cross product integration aspects. He holds bachelor’s degree in Computer Science engineering and PGP in AI for Leaders program offered by the University of Texas. Prior to the current role, Murty worked for JPMorgan and Chase, IMImobile, Infosys and Convergys in various roles in delivering spectrum of solutions for top tier clients.
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Sunita Rajesh

Global HR Head

Sunita Rajesh, the Global Head of Human Resources, joined BPMLinks in 2020. In her current role, she spearheads the entire gamut of HR Operations in India and the United States. She primarily focuses on developing / implementing HR policies, and aligning work cultures to the organization's purpose and core values. She oversees the hire to retire process of employees by identifying the best talent, engaging and retaining a diverse people-centric workforce, and above all assisting associates in succeeding both professionally and personally. In her 14 years of HR experience, Sunita has held roles in HR and Finance across diverse organizations in the IT, ITES and Telecom sectors.