W S Ravishankar
Ravi has spent the past 20 years of his life living and breathing financials of companies. He started Probe a few years ago to provide high quality research to himself and other fund managers.
He is a graduate from BITS Pilani, IIM Bangalore and a CFA charter holder. His career started in 1993 with the first FII in India and over the years, he has experience in the Indian Capital Markets with global research and investment houses.
Having spent over 16 years in large corporates, Atul was drawn to Probe for the freedom it brought to his thinking and the ability to actually do stuff. At Probe his mandate is to hire great people, who deliver high quality research to a set of very satisfied customers.
A graduate from Mayo College, IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore, Atul has experience of working in large banking and insurance firms like Capital One and Old Mutual in India, UK and South Africa.
Goutam has over 20 years of experience in architecting and delivering world-class software solutions. A veteran of the mobile gaming industry, Goutam has been a founder or technology leader at organizations such as Funstar Studios and Digital Chocolate. He is a key member of Probe’s management team and heads all aspects of engineering and technology.
Head — People Practices
Sowmya is an established HR professional who has been a part of the Probe family for over 7 years. Her forte lies in hiring good talent and implementing policies, and she is the cultural beacon of the organization. Sowmya has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations, from Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore, and a diploma in Human Resources from St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration, Bangalore.
A sports enthusiast, Sowmya has represented the state of Karnataka in basketball and hockey.
President — Sales and Marketing
Sheetal is responsible for sales and client engagement across the Banking and Financial Services verticals. She has been part of the Probe family for close to 10 years, starting as a financial analyst and building the private company research practice from the ground up. She brings to the table her deep domain knowledge on private company information in India — the various data sources and multiple end-uses.
Sheetal has extensive experience in corporate lending and financial research at companies like SREI and BLB Research. She is an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad (batch of 1997) and MCM DAV College, Chandigarh. She is passionate about fitness, and is a long distance runner.
VP — Sales
Rinju Abraham has been part of Probe’s journey from its earliest days as an equity-research firm. Right out of college in 2005, he joined Probe as an analyst covering the listed equity space. He then moved to the indexes team, where he also led the analytics function for the organization. He now drives sales with a focus on public sector banks and smaller private banks.
Rinju is a graduate of XIME (batch of 2005), with a masters in Marketing and Finance.
Head — Customer Success
At Probe Pallav’s mandate is to drive business success in the best possible way — by ensuring that our customers are satisfied and successful. Pallav has over 13 years of experience across customer success, sales and marketing, with large corporates as well as start-ups. He is passionate about technology and providing amazing user experiences to customers.
AVP — Business Development
Varun heads the Probe API business, and drives key strategic initiatives across the organization including partnerships and new market development.
He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and an MS (Computer Science) from Johns Hopkins University, USA. Prior to Probe, Varun worked for Apttus, a Silicon Valley unicorn, where he headed strategic marketing for key verticals across North America and Europe. His experience also includes working for global technology companies TEOCO and Hewlett-Packard across product, strategic marketing and business development functions.