Leadership Team

Vijay Oddiraju

Vijay Oddiraju
Co Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Vijay is Volante’s CEO. He began his career in Oracle’s consulting division, after which he followed his entrepreneurial instincts to launch 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. He and Vijay, with Volante’s third co-founder, Venkat Malla, started Volante as the second venture after GlueBeans.

Their mission, then as now, was to help financial institutions to become much more competitive by simplifying their systems and processes with the right technology. As CTO, Uday is 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 leads R&D and Product development, ensuring that our solutions are being designed to meet not just today’s requirements, but those of the future. Uday holds a Masters in Computer Science.

Venkat Malla

Venkat Malla
Co-founder and Head of Product Management

Venkat leads global product management for Volante, ensuring that the company strategy complements the evolving needs of Volante’s clients, which include some of the world’s largest banks, market infrastructures, exchanges, clearing houses and corporate enterprises.

His deep background in technology started at Sequent Computer Systems (now IBM), an early leader 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.