Our Team

  • Umesh Sachdev

    Co-founder and CEO

    Umesh Sachdev, Co-founder, and CEO of Uniphore, is a modern-day entrepreneur with a passion for technologies that have massive societal impact. Umesh co-founded Uniphore with Ravi Saraogi to bridge the communication gap between man and machine using voice and speech. Umesh was globally recognized in 2016 as one of the ten ‘Next Generation Leaders’ by Time Magazine. The MIT Tech Review recognized him as one of the ‘Innovators Under 35’. He has been conferred with the title of ‘Innovative Entrepreneur’ by the Ministry of Science and Technology’s Technopreneur Promotion Programme (TePP). Umesh holds patents in Speech Recognition Technologies and Voice Biometrics and is the author of many technical papers. Umesh is an alumnus of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, and also a renowned ‘TED Talk’ speaker.
  • Annie Weckesser

    Chief Marketing Officer

    As Chief Marketing Officer, Annie leads the marketing and communications team responsible for building reputation, engagement, and demand across the globe. Prior to this role, Annie spent three years as both the Chief Marketing and People Officer for Uniphore, which included leading all functions of marketing and HR. Before joining Uniphore, Annie was part of the leadership team at NIO, a next generation car company, leading US marketing and communications from startup through a successful IPO. Previously, Annie held various strategic communications and marketing roles for the global technology giant Cisco for nine years. Throughout her career, she has counselled and partnered with some of the world’s most senior corporate and government leaders and their teams. She has a passion for building companies, great spaces and achieving incredible things with stellar teams. Annie is an advisory board member for the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. She resides in Saratoga with her husband and three young children.
  • Ravi Saraogi

    Co-founder and President APAC

    Ravi, Co-founder & President-APAC, leads Sales, Delivery and Customer Success for Uniphore. His passion for mobile learning applications and technologies found traction when Uniphore was founded. Ravi and Umesh envisioned building solutions that give more power to human speech. He has vast experience in directing technology teams in initiatives spanning mobile theft security, wireless network development, and mobile learning applications. Ravi is currently an active member of the Mobile Payment Forum of India (MPFI), where he identifies and develops business opportunities in the field of mobile payments. He is known for his excellent analytic skills, dexterity in problem resolution, and proclivity for driving operational excellence. Ravi is an alumnus of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology.
  • Moni Manor

    Chief Product Officer

    Moni Manor is Chief Product Officer at Uniphore, bringing over 25 years of experience with CRM, UC, CC and AI into this role. Moni is responsible for developing the product strategy and driving the product evolution and delivery at Uniphore. Prior to Uniphore, Moni was the Chief Product Officer at New Voice Media, where he transformed the product strategy, and helped scale the portfolio till company's acquisition by Vonage. Prior to that Moni held positions as CTO and EVP of Products at Five9, and several senior product development leadership positions at Avaya and Amdocs. Moni is a firm believer that time is a resource that companies in high-growth mode cannot afford to waste. With that in mind, he focuses on building and motivating strong teams that make a difference. Moni resides in Mountain View, CA.
  • Stephane Berthier

    Chief Financial Officer

    Stephane Berthier is Chief Financial Officer at Uniphore. He brings over 30 years of accounting and finance experience. As CFO, he leads the accounting, finance business support, financial planning and analysis, investors relations and tax functions at Uniphore. Stephane has worked in Europe and the United States where he has garnered extensive knowledge of both domestic and international finance, SaaS businesses and international operations. He was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for over twenty years prior to joining Uniphore. Stephane lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he has earned his Master’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Jean Moulin, Lyon, France.
  • Ritesh Idnani

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Ritesh Idnani is Uniphore’s Chief Revenue Officer and has more than 25 years of experience leading technology companies. As CRO, he leads several global functions including worldwide sales, sales development, revenue operations, and global partnerships and alliances. Ritesh has worked across a wide range of businesses including startup, growth, and multi-billion-dollar enterprises. He brings expertise in both services (applications, infrastructure, and process) and products (SaaS/ BPaaS/PaaS) Ritesh was most recently with Tech Mahindra where he spent the last five years as the president of a $1.4 billion portfolio of businesses, which he grew at 7-8 times the industry growth rate. Additionally, he has been an independent advisor to Boards/CEOs and spent 12+ years at Infosys where he helped scale the business from $100 million to $8 billion in revenue. He has an MBA from the University of Delhi, where his focus areas were Finance and Marketing and has a post graduate honors diploma in Systems Management. His Bachelor’s degree is in Commerce. Outside of work, he enjoys running, reading, and spending time with family.
  • Curt‌ ‌Hill‌‌

    SVP, Services & CCO

    Curt Hill is SVP, Services & CCO at Uniphore. Curt has 26+ years at Cisco Systems, having developed advanced technology solutions, simplified complex top-level business issues, strengthened stakeholder alliances, as well as having built collaborative cross-functional teams. He is a strong customer advocate, strategist, growth driver, and change agent. In addition, he is adept at anticipating problems, averting crisis situations, and implementing creative solutions to resolve issues and exceed customer expectations. More than just a team player at the office, he is an active participant in inclusion and collaboration in the industry. He is a member of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Workforce Alliance program and has previously provided job shadowing opportunities through the Cisco Connected Women program. Curt earned his Master’s in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He is also a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert and a member of SSPA, TSIA and Field Services.
  • Andrew Dahlkemper

    Chief People Officer

    Andrew Dahlkemper is a global Human Resources executive with over 25 years of experience working for multinational companies, including Google, Dolby, Electronic Arts, PepsiCo, Citibank and Johnson & Johnson. He has extensive experience in leading all elements of Human Resources, including compensation & benefits, talent management & succession planning, diversity & inclusion, organizational design, workforce planning, change management and leadership development. Andrew also serves as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Association. He is the proud father of three adult children, and lives with his wife in Carmel Valley, California. He and his wife enjoy traveling, fitness, food, olive farming and exploring new perspectives.

  • Sylvain Tremblay

    SVP, Video AI Business

    Sylvain Tremblay is Senior Vice President of Video AI Business at Uniphore. He comes with a rich experience of around 12 years at Cisco Systems. Sylvain brings a wealth of knowledge across all facets of the customer lifecycle. In his most recent position as Vice-President, Global Virtual Sales and Engineering (GVSE), he led the organization through several strategic transitions to accelerate growth at scale. Sylvain has been at the forefront of digitizing the customer acquisitions process and introducing AI and analytics-based sales motion. Prior to GVSE Americas, Sylvain held multiple leadership roles in Commercial Sales, Global Enterprise Sales, Marketing, Strategy, and Planning. Sylvain holds an engineering degree from the Université de Sherbrooke and Postgraduate coursework from McGill University’s International Business program and UCLA. Originally from Quebec, Canada, Sylvain now resides in Nashville with his wife, Marie-Joe, and their two children, Julien and Chloe.
  • Samith Ramachandran

    SVP and Head of Technology

    Samith Ramachandran is responsible for overall Technology Strategy and Execution at Uniphore, including Product Engineering, and Core Tech R&D. Samith comes with over 22 years of rich and diverse experience in Software Product Engineering and Service Delivery. Prior to Uniphore, he has worked with Siemens (now Nokia Solutions), Subex and Flytxt primarily in Software Product Engineering roles. Samith holds a degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Kerala. Bred in Telecoms Tech, Big Data Analytics and ML, he found his passion for Conversational AI and Speech Tech at Uniphore. He is also an avid foodie and gourmet at heart and loves to explore-cook-eat-write world cuisine.

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