SR 20 Fastest Growing IT Services Companies 2015

Adapting to the IT Services market over the years: Accion Labs

accion-labs-ceo“You have to have a big vision and take very small steps to get there.You have to be humble as you execute but visionary and gigantic in terms of your aspiration. In the Internet industry, it’s not about grand innovation, it’s about a lot of little innovations: every day, every week, every month, making something a little bit better.” –Jason Calacanis

Founded in 2011, Accion Labs is a Pittsburgh based global technology firm that specializes in working with technology firms and IT organizations in emerging technologies such as Web 2.0, SaaS, Cloud, Open-source, BI/DW, Mobility, Automation, DevOps and Big Data. Their clients include software product firms, e SaaS firms, e-commerce organizations and e-business organizations.

With an engineering headcount of 800 resources (425 in India) spread over our 10 global offices, Accion engages with their clients in a range of collaborative, white-box engagement models that includes extended teams, turn-key project and professional staffing. Accion Labs is privately funded with strong PE backing.

With a focus on innovation in everything – process, policies, projects, people, and tools, the company is the most responsive & pro-active partner to work with. Furthermore they seek to balance family+life and are continuous learners; learning being their foundation for continuous innovation.

Customer References

  1. Cloud Brokering Solution for an IaaS provider
  2. Analytical Compute Grid for a leading managed cloud service provider
  3. Fraudulent Claims Processing Platform for an Insurance Management company
  4. Behaviour Driven Development for a Cloud-Hosted Analytics Platform provider
  5. iOS App for a neuro-signaling based wearable device
  6. Mobile payment solutions for financial startups & financial institutions

Did You Know??
I. Investors: Basil partners and Anchor group.

II. Competitors: Medium to large sized service providers offering Bigdata, Cloud & Mobility Solutions.

III. Product Offerings:

  • Web2.0, RIA & Social Media
  • Mobility & App Development
  • BI and Analytics
  • QA & Test Automation
  • Performance Engineering
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data Analytics and Search
  • ITSM
  • Open Source

IV. Office Locations:

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Bangalore, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Hyderabad, IndiaGurgaon, Delhi
  • Goa, India
  • Singapore
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • London, UK

V. Differentiating Factors:

  • Strong Focus on Cloud, SaaS, Web 2.0/RIA, Mobility, BI/Big Data, Social Media
  • 9 member leadership team – all with hands-on technology/ops experience
  • Flexible Engagement models
  • Optimal resource utilization
  • Strong innovation culture with dedicated CTO’s office
  • A strong second-tier leadership overseeing delivery and operations
  • 100% focus on Execution & Outcome
  • Accion Innovation Center (AIC)
  • Investments in IP, tools, methodologies and frameworks
  • Experience-driven hiring model frameworks
  • Knowledge sharing culture
  • Increased year-on-year productivity

Mapping the Road ahead
The Management at Accion Labs is constantly exploring new geographies or markets and will look at both, organic as well as inorganic route, to growth. Accion Labs is strong on fundamentals and has their priorities set to be a niche service provider in identified areas namely— Mobility, Cloud, Big data, & Open Source and will continue to invest in talent as well as focus .

Getting to know the leaders
Kinesh Doshi- Founder, CEO
Kinesh Doshi has about 20 years of IT leadership, business strategy and execution experience. He has worked in a range of industries and built teams of up to 400 resources for large clients such as Deutsche Bank, Citibank, Symyx, SAS, Churchill Downs, Bausch, Microsoft, etc.
Kinesh has deep experience in applying the best-practices of commercial software development to the enterprise space. He has co-founded two other technology services firms and has been instrumental in growing them to over 1,000 resources. Kinesh is an alumnus of DCE, IIT-Delhi &
Kellogg School of Business.

Ramesh Narasimhan-
Managing Director (Accion India)
Ramesh heads India operations for projects and CDL-based services for Accion Labs. In addition Ramesh also leads the mobility business for Accion Labs. Ramesh has over 15+ years experience in IT and has worked with multinational clients, building strong professional relationships with industry leaders, mentoring and grooming a highly technical team, identifying creative business models and implementing various business strategies. He has great mix of technical and business skills. He has strong leadership and Managerial Experience – managing highly technical architects, web designers and system admin. He has won many awards for performance excellence and innovation in his career. Ramesh holds an Executive Management Certificate from IIM-K, Masters Degree in Computer Applications, Bachelors in Mathematics, and is a Sun Certified Enterprise Architect.

The other Key Executives
Ashutosh “Ash” B- Chief Technology Officer
Tony Kernan- SVP Sales (Co-Founder)
Anand Raja- Co-Founder
Pramod Patil- SVP (Solutions/Delivery)
Suresh Akunur- CEO, Accion Labs, Singapore, APAC
Sandesh Sukumaran- VP- Talent Acquisition (Co-Founder)
Howard Goodkind- CEO & President, Accion Labs, UK/Europe