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Management Manager

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
October 26, 2016

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Rahi Racharla

Mob: +91-966*******


Professional Services - Cover Sheet

Current Role

Sr. Vice President (CTO) - Technology (MCX India, Mumbai)

Skills / Experience

Significant Background (21+ Years in USA/Canada/UK/India)

MCX India, Mumbai, India - Sr. Vice President (CTO)

JP Morgan, India – Executive Director

HCL Technologies, India/UK - Global Technology Director

Tullett Prebon plc, USA/UK – V.P (IT – Strategy & Dev)

Dow Jones, USA/Canada - Chief Architect/Dev. Manager

General Reinsurance, USA - Core Consultant/Architect

Sun Microsystems, USA

Technical skills (hands-on) include:

IT solutions delivery with cross cultural and multinational teams

Technical Architectures for Enterprise and distributed systems

Build, deploy and support large scale real time systems globally

Extensive experience in SDLC with right methodologies



Well versed with latest technologies and open source forums


Designing and delivering multi-tenant, internet and enterprise scale cloud-ware working with various departments

Market Data/Feeds management

Business skills include:

Build, lead and retain excellent global teams of various cultures and backgrounds

Continuous process improvements & Delivery excellence

Innovation/Requirements/Estimations/Cost effectiveness

Specialist in onsite-outsourcing model thru process and metrics

Program Management & Project Rescue, and PMO

Domain experience in Investment Banking/Financial, Reinsurance, manufacturing, US Gov. and Software products

Execution skills/dealing successfully with complex and crisis situations with teams across the globe

Translating business challenges/opportunities to IT solutions

Stakeholder management in Matrix organization

Education Level

M. S (Computer Science – West Chester University)

M.M.S (Finance Course work - Mumbai University, Mumbai, India)

B.E (Industrial Engineering, India)


Volunteer/Supporter of Saint Jude’s Children hospital, USA

Volunteer/Supporter of Ramakrishna Math

Volunteer/Supporter of “RedCross USA and Salvation Army” charities

Personal Statement

Highly innovative, accomplished and dedicated hands-on global technology professional combines solid expertise in analyzing business needs, building multi-cultural distributed IT teams, and designing underlying architecture for complex IT solutions. Defined and established outsourcing models with due process and metrics. Adept at collaborating with clients and stakeholders to gather requirements to streamline business operations, leading to faster performance and greater revenue. Proficient at designing adaptable and efficient platforms and distributed systems to enable knowledge and data sharing across departments. Excellent communication and team leadership skills with complete SDLC process; can discuss highly complex concepts with all individuals. Domain knowledge in investment banking, financial services, Reinsurance, Manufacturing and Software Product development.


●Hands-on IT professional with Global exposure offering 21+ years experience in Development Strategies & Delivery Management, Designing and Implementing Enterprise Architectures for large scale real-time, low latency systems, Global Team Management & Leadership and Program/Resource Management.

●Lead world-class organizations providing expert business transformation services and cutting-edge technology solutions to major enterprises operating in diverse industries of international markets.

●Hold full P&L accountability for business transformation and business process outsourcing projects valued over tens of million dollars.

●Individual contributor, and experienced in building and leading cross-functional, cross-border teams of 150+ that include fulltime staff, consultants, and IT professionals of diverse backgrounds

●Partner with corporate executive management teams in planning and executing dynamic, enterprise-level business strategies and initiatives-start-up infrastructures, organizational development and culture change.

●Worked in US/Canada/UK for about 18 years for various prestigious organizations at varying capacities and also co-authored couple of technology books.

●Strong IT and Management background, ability to deal with complex situations and challenges; worked with teams that spanned across globe to achieve common goals.

●Built a small organization in US from ground up that provided niche integration solutions


Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) India, Mumbai, India

Sr. Vice President – Technology (CTO), Dec’ 15 onwards

Real time exchange system support (Operational effectiveness and enhancements)

Evaluating various real time systems for aligning the business strategy with technology capabilities.

Helping exchange to enter into new market segments with new exchange systems, Clearing and back office systems

Digitization and BI initiatives for exchange and collaborating with international players in exchange business and technologies like CME, LME, Nasdaq, Cinnober

Work closely with stakeholders to automate processes end to end for efficiency and regulatory compliance

Market Data/Feed pricing and management

JP Morgan Chase, Bangalore, India

Executive Director – Equity trading, Aug’ 2014 - Dec’ 2015

Responsible for building strategic OMS for equity and derivatives trading systems

Participate in building core services team from ground up in India

Be involved in design, development, deployment and support of the Equity trading systems for APAC region.

Work closely with global stakeholders to define and deliver core services for defining and development core services platform.

HCL Technologies Ltd, Bangalore, India

Global Technology Director, BFS, 2010 - 2014


Help Tullett Prebon Holdings, UK to migrate and enhance their Electronic Trading platforms’ development, QA and support work to HCL offshore teams for continuous development and maintenance of the trading and middle office systems.

Coordinated in developing a comprehensive offshore/outsourcing migration strategy for development, QA and maintenance streams, knowledge transfer and offshore transition task management, and executed the same to the perfection.

Established Onsite-Offshore communication process and channels, and implemented monitoring and evaluation programs for risk mitigation and identification for potential improvements.

Planned, Delivered and supported an "Auction Trading" platform to allow various asset classes to be traded thru auction matching as and when demand arises. This fetched additional revenue streams to Tullett Prebon Holdings.

Trained the teams to understand the business domain and aligned the technology expertize with business needs in changing market trends.

Implemented RFQ (Request for Quote) module to provide more trading opportunities for banks that trade with Tullett Prebon.

Created and work with core teams to lookout for latest technology changes and applying effectively to solve the business problems for gaining the competitive edge for Tullett

Created effective outsourcing model for Tullett with its vendors such as HCL, KPIT and BJSS(UK) for handling their IT work.

Tullett Prebon Holdings, Inc, NY, USA

V.P-IT Development & Delivery Strategy/ Chief Architect, 2002 - 2010


Planned and implemented an electronic trading platform end-to-end with the help of my teams across the globe in the record time of 6 months going into production from conception. Company now has additional steady revenue adding more products to expand its presence in new areas

Planned and built a large auto-matching system based on the customers input on various products that started fetching new revenues

Quickly replaced legacy VMS based Stratus boxes with Windows based Stratus boxes along with the necessary changes to all the systems across the organization with business as usual mode

Implemented a process to streamline the requirements coming from various business heads across globe to create transparency and helped in prioritizing based on the need and ROI.

Successfully created outsourcing support for Tullett thru various vendors with due process.


Reporting to global CTO and heading teams of about 150+ members across US/UK/Singapore and also manage outsourcing vendors in India and UK

Preparing IT Strategy for trading platforms, infrastructures and product developments for both hybrid and electronic trading, including budgeting and forecasting for all the initiatives.

Talking to business heads and customers (both internal and external) for new projects, plans and ROI and mapping them to IT road map with due analysis

Handling project/resource planning for projects, team building and mentoring where needed

Working with global teams to execute and rollout the systems

Analyzing requirement and design; conducting sessions with other heads (COO, CTO, etc)

Analyzing metrics based quality, -rollout and post mortem for continuous improvement

Used Java, JBoss, Swing, JWS, C#, Delphi, JMS, SQL Server, Oracle, JIntegra, Hyperion, MS Windows XP/2000/2003 servers, Stratus boxes, JIRA, Visual paradigm, Eclipse and tools, IntelliJ, AspectJ, XML Spy, Jaxb, Hudson, Headway 101, SVN, TomCat/Apache/Axis for web services, Sonic ESB, JProfile, VeriFIX, QT, Win(Load)Runner, JUnit, MS Project, MS office tools

Tullett Liberty PLC, NY, USA

Chief Architect/Sr. Development Manager, 1998-2002


●Planned and created hybrid electronic trading systems that helped the company to enrich their businesses with more prices. Planned this hybrid system in order to assuage the brokers' fear of losing their commission

●Built API around to support customer needs of program trading in record time end to end.

●Replaced old hardware bound terminals to software web based Active controls allowing the company to be more adaptable to changing needs of customers and reach more customers as the Hardware terminals was not an obstacle anymore.


●Reported to the global CTO and led teams of 40 to 100 members across globe

●Worked with business heads for prioritizations, and delivery models

●Set SLAs and expectations, supervised team building

●Designed the trading systems using the latest technologies and business requirements

●Set milestones for periodic review of the progress in implementation and kept everyone on track

●Completed high level coding for generic components, Rollout and support

●Interacted with Client Services and customers for feedback and future improvements

●Worked with Java, J2EE, C++/Frameworks, Active X COM controls, Swing, communication software, Open View, Oracle, Sybase, C, Persistence, EJBs, Windows NT/2000, Solaris, Sparc works, System Architect, Rational Row, Test Track, JMS and Hyperion

DowJones Markets, Jersey City, NJ, USA/Canada

Sr. Solutions Architect/Manager, 1997-1998


Built communication layers that is portable across the platform and that supports distributed computing at lightning speed and true multicasting.


Reported to the Technology Director and headed a team of 25 members.

Build platforms for market data distribution, provided subscription based services to financial customers and enriched the trading platforms with analytics.

Undertook requirement analysis, estimations, design analysis etc; mentored and trained team.

Provided leadership in execution, implementation, rollout and support; worked with QA head for test plans and scenarios.

Worked with: C++, Oracle, app servers, Tomcat/apache packages, TIBCO, Java, Swing, Active X, Windows NT, DB Artisan, Visual Café, MS Visual Dev, Rational Rows, Persistence tools

Pencom Software Technology, Stamford, CT, USA

Client: General ReInsurance, Stamford, CT, USA

System Architect & Core Technical Consultant, 1995-1997


Built infrastructure for generating code and building DLLs required upon specifying an application spec. This allowed GenRe to build apps on the platform within matter of hours instead of months it used to take

Designed and built Object Oriented Query language that gets generated during app generation using the platform. This one helped to make the data access so easy and very fast and light weight.

This whole architecture, procedures, and implementation appeared in some of the journals for its efficiencies and principals

Authored couple of books in C++ for Que publishing


●Reported to the Sr. Vice President - Global IT Initiatives, headed a team of 35 members.

●Initiated an Infrastructure systems to be used as common base for all the applications that are required across all the locations of General ReInsurance and their needs (US, Canada, Germany, and others)

●Handled requirements gathering & analysis; worked with various application development teams to standardize the requirements

●Handled JAD sessions for Architecture; worked with the best in industry to come up with an architecture

●Implemented the global architecture system called ORION

●Built a show case application to demonstrate how the business objects and data can be reused company (all locations) wide irrespective of their varying needs

●Mentored and coached team

●Worked with: C++, Java, Active X, Netscape development toolkit, HP-UX, Windows NT, MFC, CORBA, MS Visual Development toolkit, Persistence, Object Oriented query languages, System Architect,


●Technical Project Leader (Server Group), DMR-Trecom Business Systems, Milford, CT; Client: State of Connecticut, Connecticut (CT), Aug 1994 to Jul 1995

●Project Leader and Sr. Developer, Handy & Harman, Fairfield, CT, Apr 1993 to Aug 1994

●Software Engineer (Consultant), Sun Microsystems, Milpitas, CA, May 1992 to Apr 1993

●Programmer, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, PA, Aug 1990 to May 1992


Executive Program in IT: Strategies and Solutions by THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

CIO as Digital Business Strategist – IIM Bangalore

Leadership Simulation work shop – CEO perspective for Senior management, IIMA

IT Strategic Planning: Maximizing the Value of Your IT Investment by Learning Tree, USA

Building Java Enterprise Applications by Learning Tree

Service Oriented Architectures by Learning Tree

Total Quality Management by Handy & Harman

Migrating to .NET by Microsoft

Java world conferences for distributed computing

C#/MS Dev seminars, MS SQL Server conferences

GIDS/Videoconferences for many enterprise level tools

Cloud Connect

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