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OUR PEOPLE

The team at Fueladream has lead strategy, innovation, run businesses and created value at some of the best firms globally that include “ Pepsi, Lenovo, JWT, Whirlpool, Genpact, Rediffusion Y&R, Deloitte, Lowe Lintas, Mobile2win, Godrej, TTK group, Hindustan Times, etc. Geographically they have worked in diverse markets in India, China & S.E Asia!

They have exposure to technology, sales, marketing, brand building, finance, people practices & have been instrumental in the success stories at these firms .Our team members have exhibited innovation early in their life and career and have often taken the path not trodden. We all have one goal in common - to make the world a better place.

RANGANATH THOTA
Founder & CEO

Ranga has worked with large brand firms & startups over the last 24 years in India & China. His roles have been across sales, marketing, operations & running businesses as a profit center head and CEO . He has experience working across different business categories in the B2C space and has a penchant for launching new product and businesses or working in situations that involved the need for a business turnaround. An avid traveler, he understands 7 Indian languages, has lived and worked across 15 cities, is a fitness enthusiast & cannot resist a dip when he spots a swimming pool or a beach. An avid golfer & crossword buff he has the ability to find creative solutions to complex issues & has been instrumental in successfully ramping up many a new business.

As the founder of Fueladream he is focused on transforming how people raise & contribute money for ideas, social causes and other activities. His wife Skandapriya is a award winning interior designer and his 21 year old daughter Isha Thota is studying to be a director in the movie /media industry. Both of them share this vision & are stakeholders and directors in Fueladream.

  • BE & MBA - both from the University of Mumbai
  • Worked with Godrej GE, Whirlpool, Pepsi, Mobile2win, Hindustan Times, Bharat Realty
  • India, SE Asia & China exposure
  • Start-up, Product launches & turnaround expert
  • Last assignment: Founder of Golfgaga - India's largest website & solutions company for golf
  • Based out of Bengaluru
RAM PRASAD
Chief Marketing Officer

Ram is a seasoned marketing professional, with stints in Sales, Operations, Advertising & Marketing spanning several B2C categories, from consumer products, appliances, lifestyle, services & technology. He has spent his 21-year career in start-up roles, with big & small brands, at both the agency & client side, serving India & global markets. With left & right brain skills, his expertise lies in being able to crack win-win relationships between brands & consumers, in ways that help businesses find their tipping points.

Ram has lived & worked across all the top cities in India. His stint at the Worldwide marketing hub for Lenovo - while working with colleagues, from Asia to the Americas has strengthened that ability to relate with & work across cultures. Having grown on a steady diet of mythology & movies he brings to the table a natural flair for storytelling, not just to his 10-year-old daughter & her cousins, but even at work. Loves food, music, sports, books & traveling. His wife, a banker by profession, sings sweetly, and is his rock & memory bank.

  • BE & MBA (RV College & IMT Ghaziabad)
  • Worked with TTK, Whirlpool, JWT, Rediffusion Y&R, Equitor Consulting, Lowe Lintas & Lenovo
  • India and global markets exposure
  • Consumer marketer, and a rainmaking strategist for greenfield projects
  • Last assignment: Worldwide marketing insights & strategy team at Lenovo
  • Based out of Bengaluru
MILI SRIVASTAVA
Regional Director for Business development

Mili has over15 years of experience working in a multitude of industries across the IT, ITES, Food service start up, Non Banking and consultancy sectors. She understands the challenges of scaling up a start up and has learnt how to develop markets and businesses as an early player in the industry. As a co-founder the entrepreneurial community voted her food services startup as business model of the year in 2012.

As a leader, she understands the value of investing in people to create an engaged & high-performance team that achieves results. She leverages her people focus and knowledge of business metrics to make a difference to any organization.

Building ecosystems where a variety of professionals come together to give their best is another strength she has of her. Mili is a fitness enthusiast and in her spare time is into distance running, Yoga, trekking, mountain climbing and other outdoor adventurous activities.

  • PG (International relations)
  • Deloitte, Foody's (Food delivery startup), WIPRO
  • People person with good negotiation skills & the ability to achieve goal oriented tasks.
  • Rich startup experience with relevant business & market development roles.
  • Last assignment - Deloitte
  • Based out of Bengaluru
SAPTARSHI DAS
Creative consultant

Sapta started out as an engineer, then got into coding, then got bitten by the travel & photography bug & then discovered filmmaking & design. He worked with some of India's top advertising firms before he became a creative consultant & started his own design firm called Seven Saints in 2014.

He brings a wide range of skills to the fore including expertise around UI/UX Designs, App Design, Digital marketing, Ideation, Brand development, Art direction, Illustrations, Typography and product design. He is able to collaborate with product, marketing & technology teams to design unique products.

He is one hand excited & psyched about new technology & on the other hand is a retronaut - hunting for antiques. Articulate in explaining an idea he also is adept at converting that into a visual depiction. When we wrote this profile he was embarking on a 2-week expedition to the 2nd highest mountain in the world - K2.

  • BE
  • JWT, TBWA, Lowe Lintas
  • Engineer turned creative wiz
  • Branding, traditional/digital designer, storyteller, coder, engineer
  • Founder of boutique design house startup-Seven Saints.
  • Based out of Bengaluru
VINEETH KUMAR
GM (Projects)

Vineeth brings over 10 years of work experience in a diverse range of roles. He has also spent time as a entrepreneur in his family business based out of Vizag before he ventured to come onboard Fueladream. Vineeth has experience as an analyst when he was with Genpact for close to 5 years and did a variety of roles and assignments there. He is also a Director at Fueladream Online Ventures.

Vineeth is a National level skater & represented A.P consecutively over 3 years at the national level & won medals all 3 times - including a gold. Was also one of the member of the Skaters Club who are in the Limca Book Of Records for continuous skating for 100 km's at a stretch from Vizag to a Vizianagaram. He was just 12 years old & this attempt took him 15 hours to complete!

  • BTech (Electronic & Comm) & MBA- From JNTU & IIPM respectively
  • Worked with Genpact & also was in the family realty business
  • Analyst, Market research, Project management etc
  • Last assignment: Family realty business in Vizag
  • Based out of Bengaluru
NISHANTH THIMMAREDDY
GM (Technology & Operations)

Nishanth is a highly motivated professional with 6 yrs of experience in business analysis, project management, product development & planning at various stages of the Software development life cycle (SDLC). In his first assignment with Iridium he worked with a diverse range of clients including the likes of GSB, UNICEF, Aide et Action etc. He worked with CXO's & understood the big picture &how to translate that into a meaningful solution. He also built and scaled the largest platform for Golf in India, ME & Sri Lanka - Golfgaga.com and managed the entire product development, web platform, day-to-day operations & tech upgrades over a 4-year period.

Nishanth is a food lover, loves reading about new technologies, is a travel buff and appreciates music, sports, web based quizzes, action movies, counter-strike etc. His wife, Kavita was a classmate from school & is an environment professional.

  • BE & MBA- both from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Gwalior
  • Worked with Emerson, Iridium Interactive, Golfgaga Greens
  • Start-up, Business Analysis (IT), Project Management, IT operations
  • Last assignment: Head Technology at Golfgaga -India's largest website & solutions firm for golf
  • Based out of Bengaluru