About Volante

About Volante

About Volante

We are a global financial technology company, with two decades of experience serving as trusted strategic partners for financial institutions of all sizes.

We help our clients become more competitive by simplifying their systems and processes so they can stay ahead of emerging market trends. We help them accelerate digital transformation and modernization and deliver a superior experience, so that they can grow their business and become leaders in their markets.

Our solutions for payments and financial messaging automation are mission-critical. They power some of the world’s largest banks, market infrastructures, exchanges, clearing houses and card networks. Trillions of dollars move through our systems on a daily basis. For just one of our clients, we process over 800 million transactions a day. Everything we offer is available on-premises or in the cloud.

Today, Volante operates worldwide, serving 100+ customers in over 35 countries. We are a privately held firm and a Delaware corporation. Our global headquarters are in Jersey City, NJ, with regional offices in London, Dubai, Mexico City, Bogota, Santiago, Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.

Leadership Team

Vijay Oddiraju

Vijay Oddiraju
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Vijay is Volante’s CEO. Vijay began his career in Oracle's consulting division, and then followed his entrepreneurial instincts to launch companies like GlueBeans and Volante.

After leaving Oracle, Vijay founded the standards-based middleware company GlueBeans in 1995, along with Uday Thakur. After successfully merging GlueBeans with NextSet, Vijay served as NextSet’s Chief Strategy Officer. Seeing a market opportunity for technology which could accelerate data transformation and integration in financial services, Vijay then joined forces with Uday and Venkat Malla to co-found Volante Technologies in 2001. As CEO, Vijay leads with a clear vision: “to think big, remember to give something back, and never shy away from risk.” Vijay holds a Masters in computer science.

Uday Thakur

Uday Thakur
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Uday is Volante’s CTO, and leads R&D and product management, ensuring that our solutions are being designed to meet not just today’s requirements, but those of the future.

Uday co-founded Volante with Vijay and Venkat Malla, with a clear mission: to help financial institutions become much more competitive by simplifying their systems and processes with the right technology. As CTO, Uday is also relentlessly focused on keeping Volante always at the forefront of technological innovation, so that our customers can modernize and stay ahead of emerging trends. Uday holds a Masters in Computer Science.

Venkat Malla

Venkat Malla
Co-founder and Chief Information Officer

Venkat Malla is Volante’s CIO, leading information technology strategy and operations globally. His deep background in technology includes stints at Sequent Computer Systems (now IBM), and Oracle.

At Sequent, Venkat was an early innovator in symmetric multi-processing. At Oracle, he pioneered the development of the Oracle8i Appliance and was awarded two patents for the ground-breaking technology in that product. After Oracle, Venkat joined Vijay and Uday in co-founding Volante Technologies, driven by the belief that “there is always a better way.” Venkat holds a Masters in Computer Science.

Harp Grewal

Harp Grewal
Chief Operating Officer

Harpreet (“Harp”) Grewal is Volante Technologies’ Chief Operating Officer. He has served as COO since 2019, and has held a seat on the Volante Board of Directors since 2015.

Previously, Harp held finance, strategy and operating roles at Constant Contact (CFO and General Manager), VistaPrint (CFO), GoldenSource Corporation (CFO/CAO), eGain Communications (CFO), and a variety of roles at PepsiCo. In addition, Harp is a director on the board of a number of public and private companies. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Our Story

2017

First US RTP transaction Nov 2017 sent by BNY Mellon through Volante's VolPay Real-time Payments solution

Release of NACHA's ISO 20022 Validator, powered by Volante's cloud-based ISO 20022 translation service

VolPay made available in the cloud on Microsoft Azure

2015

Launch of VolPay, a suite of business applications for payments transformation and modernization across the entire payments lifecycle: corporate onboarding and initiation, hub processing, clearing gateways, and payments integration components

2013

‘SEPA Accelerator’ launched to speed up SEPA compliance for corporates and banks

Middle East and Africa operations expanded with office in Dubai

2012|2003

Volante relocates from Silicon Valley to the financial hub of New York City and significantly grows its client base of top tier institutions, including:

  • Two of the highest volume stock exchanges in the US and UK
  • Two global tier 1 custodians
  • One of the world’s largest card networks
  • Europe’s largest clearing corporation
  • Three Fortune 100 corporations
2001

Volante Technologies founded in Silicon Valley with a clear purpose: to help financial institutions transcend the limitations of their archaic technology by providing modern solutions that simplify the complexity of their operations and accelerate business outcomes

2002

Volante Designer launched as a software development platform to revolutionize financial messaging and data integration