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Our Philosophy

The core principles of our services revolve around 2 key attributes:

Business Partnership:

In order to deliver the maximum possible value, we act as partners to entrepreneurs and not just service providers. Through partnerships, we enable a deeper understanding of  businesses, financial positions, risks and opportunities and thus customize services accordingly.

Dynamism:

As a team of proactive, forward thinking individuals, we arm entrepreneurs with the right ammunition to adapt and innovate to the shifting paradigms of the global business environment in order to grow continuously. 

What we do

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Mobilizing Resources:

Through financial leadership we institutionalize a culture of efficiency, efficacy, transparency and accountability across all levels of engagements. These 4 attributes enable us to build frameworks that ensure goal congruence, adaptability and technical fluency internally and externally, and enable the efficient management of cash and other resources.

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Mobilizing Processes:

 

Processes ensure that there is repeatability, predictability and accuracy in the decision making process employed by an organization. However, processes as a concept cannot remain on paper, and must be implemented systematically. Our capabilities of building frameworks and processes and then mobilizing said processes will allow your leadership to harness decision intelligence and steer the organization towards success.

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Mobilizing Information:

 

As advisors and implementers, our work revolves around creating, processing and moving information for key decision makers to act on. Our insights give your leadership perspective on factors they may not have considered before and identify key risks and opportunities that would have gone unnoticed. The mobilization of information builds objectivity in decision-making, facilitates collaboration between various stakeholders ensuring favorable outcomes are achieved.

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Consistent Review and Action:

In this VUCA world, a process of consistent review and then action is what drives change consistently. The dynamism and unpredictability of the trends makes it very difficult for leadership to stay objective, even with the right information. As advisors, we have to act as the anchors and ensure that the organization is being steered in the right direction. Reviews ensure that foresight is exercised and acted on, and that unpredictable nature of global business systems is leveraged in your favor.

Key Practice Areas

Meet The Team

Sriram Chidambaram CEO

Sriram Chidambaram

Founder and CEO

Sriram Chidambaram

Founder and CEO

CGMA, FCMA, CS, INSEAD and Wharton alumnus.

Sriram brings over 22 years of rich experience both as a c-suite exec as well as a founder. Having been rigorously trained in finance, he uses his expertise to create a strong financial foundation for clients. When off duty, he can be seen scoring aces on a tennis court.

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Vijaya Kadmisetty

Chief Operating Officer

Vijaya Kadmisetty

Chief Operating Officer

Masters in HR Management and MCA

Vijaya is co-founder of Spice Route Finance and also the leads the HR function. She is also a Founder and Principal of Sreevee Educational Foundation. She started her career as a software engineer, but transitioned into teaching wanting to make world class pedagogy affordable to children of all ages.

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Narendra Vaidya

CFO Partner

Narendra Vaidya

CFO Partner

FCA, B.Com

Narendra is a highly seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of experience in financial controllership, treasury management, and corporate compliance. He has comprehensive knowledge of IFRS, Indian GAAP, and local statutory compliances across various geographies. Narendra is highly resourceful and analytical; skilled in problem-solving with the ability to multitask while meeting all stakeholder requirements, as shown by his leadership experience as the CEO of Bharti Airtel Lanka Pvt Ltd.

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Shankar Rao

Consulting CFO Partner

Shankar Roa

Consulting CFO Partner

ICWA, MBA- Bangalore University

Shankar, a finance veteran with 30+ years of experience, excels in leading finance departments. He's a manufacturing sector expert, having been the group CFO at 3M, and has startup knowledge as a portfolio finance leader at Social Alpha. His deep understanding of the Indian business landscape, data analysis skills, and insightful acumen make him a valuable asset for all stakeholders.

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Parameswaran Nagarajan

Business Controller

Parameswaran Nagarajan

Business Controller

 ICWA, Company Secretary, B.Com

Parameswaran brings over 25 years of experience in having spent 12 years in the garment manufacturing industry and 9 in automobile manufacturing. He brings expertise in financial planning & analysis, audit support, implementation of SOPs, managing working capital, treasury ops and overseeing regulatory compliances. Parameswaran’s vast experience allows him to become an anchor for his team, while exceeding the expectations of stakeholders.

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Chalapathi Rao

Business Controller

Chalapathi Rao

Business Controller

FCMA, CA

GC Rao is a fellow of the ICMAI, a member of ICAI, and has been a rank-holder for the CMA Intermediate and CMA Final stages. He had a successful corporate career lasting 7 years but then pivoted into educating CMA and CA aspirants and guiding them towards success. He has written over 4 books and has guided over 21,000 students to academic success in the last 15 years.

ESL Prasanna

HR Business Partner

ESL Prasanna

HR Executive

MBA - HR, B.Tech - ECE

Prasanna is optimistic and confident, which helps her articulate and handle workplace procedures. Her patience and empathy makes it easy for her to understand people. She has a knack for creativity which she showcases well in art, extending it to the organization and employee engagement as well.

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Jai Vaidya

Research and Strategy Lead

Jai Vaidya

Research & Strategy Lead

Passed CFA L3, ACCA affiliate, PGDM- Monash University

Jai is a third-culture kid, having lived in various parts of Africa, South Asia and ASEAN for over 12 years. He brings competency in research and a strategic lens to the organization, bringing structure and a conducive environment for growth backed by data and insights to his clients. In his free time, he likes to lift heavy objects and put them down, hiking in solitude, and taking long walks to explore whichever new city he finds himself in.

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