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Our Team

Talented team is at the heart of our business. Our analysts and consultants with broad industry experience in various roles form a very potent formula for successful industry insights and consulting assignments.


Sridhar T. Pai
CEO

Sridhar Pai founded Tonse Telecom in 2005 as a research and consulting services organization focusing on Indian telecom sector. Tonse provides technology research, Investment Advisory and consulting services with a specific focus on the wireless sector. Tonse covers the Indian wireless sector extensively and has advised dozens of start-ups, evangelized niche technology plays into mainstream businesses and enabled over USD 75mil in investment capital. Prior to Tonse, Sridhar was marketing director for IntelliNet Technologies – a FL, US based tech firm with a global customer base. Prior to Tonse, Sridhar helped found Xybridge Technologies, a pioneer in the mobile softswitch segment, heading product marketing till acquisition by Zhone in 2002. Sridhar began his career with Motorola Codex, the WAN products group attached to the ISG division. Sridhar holds a BS from the University of Mysore in Telecommunications engineering and an MBA specializing in marketing from University of Oklahoma, USA.

Sridhar conducts industry briefing sessions at conferences, is advisor to select firms and is on telecom panels at NASSCOM and other industry bodies. He reports on Indian telecom for leading  international publications such as TelecomAsia, 4G Digest and others.

Arun Kumar SB
Director Business and Strategy

Arun Kumar has about 18 years in the Indian telecom and IT industries driving business, sales and operations experience. Having worked in Wipro for over 5 years Arun helped Wipro to build telecom business in the early days. Most recently Arun was director global sales for an embedded software developer in Bangalore selling Bluetooth chipsets to mobile handset OEMs across the globe. Arun has a deep understanding and experience setting up and building large offshore centers. He manages Tonse’s business and strategy function.