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QWIKCILVER THE GIFT CARD SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST

Headquartered in the silicon valley of India, Bangalore, QwikCilver is an Award Winning Private Limited company. Qwikcilver focuses on complete, seamless, end-to-end Stored Value Programs and Technology solutions. Qwikcilver pioneers in pre-paid, gift-card paradigm in India and Asia; specifically from the “Retailers, Brands & Businesses own-label program”. Qwikcilver is a highly experienced “enabler” of brands’ and retailers’, own-label stored value programs. It is a one stop shop for different variants of Pre-paid cards, Electronic and Physical gift cards, E-Promotion Cards, loyalty programs, discount cards and other physical and virtual card based programs making it the Largest Program Manager and the Technology Provider of choice for leading brands & retailers across Categories in India, the Middle East and Asia for their Branded Gift & Prepaid Cards.

Be it a Retail, F&B, Health Care or Lifestyle Business wanting to run a gifting or rewards program in the form of paper voucher, plastic card & electronic form, Qwikcilver’s Electronic Gift Card Management System supports it all.

Core Team

With a collective experience of over 50 years in the IT industry, the management-team members have a thorough understanding of the payments domain and a proven track record in providing technology and management leadership.

Kumar Sudarsan – CEO & Co-Founder

Kumar has about 22 years of IT-industry experience spanning various aspects of technology, project, product, general management and customer-relationship management. Kumar holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India.

Pratap TP – Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder

Pratap has over 22 years of experience in Strategic Marketing, Product Launch Initiatives, Media Campaign management and Public Relations. He has a passion for new media propositions and innovative ways of reaching out to consumers. Pratap has a Bachelors degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

Shankar Balan President Core Business

Shankar is a seasoned professional with over 23 years of experience across leading brands in the Hospitality and Retail business. He has come on board as a “key stake-holder” with Qwikcilver to drive strategic alliances, merchant/ brand partner acquisitions and help build and cement business relationships in the customer facing, consumer-led business space.

Thirumalesh Chigateri – Chief Product Officer

Thirumalesh has over 19 years of experience in software product engineering with experience in architecting solutions, managing teams, project management, customer interactions. Thirumalesh was instrumental in architecting and managing a robust, multi-threaded, multi-database, first of its kind Java based data integration product. As a data integration architect at Hyperion and then Oracle, successfully lead many key projects. Thirumalesh holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communication from KREC, Suratkal (NITK).

Sanjay Tambwekar – Chief Technology Officer

An IIT Bombay alumnus Tambwekar has previously worked with multiple MNC’s including giants like NetApp (Director of Networked engineering), Sasken Communications (Director of Engineering) and VeriFone to name some. His experience includes dealing with systems software, storage and telecommunication among others spread across multiple functions of engineering, management, sales and marketing.

Sadiq Ahamed – Chief Strategy Officer

An Entrepreneur and an Inventor (filed 4 US patents and 10 inventions) with around 10+ years of experience in multiple roles of Software Product Management in India and US. He currently drives Qwikcilver Product Portfolio and has a passion for following technology focussed start-ups.

Swarnendu Mukherjee Vice President – Corporate Business

Swarnendu Mukherjee has over 20 years of rich and diverse experience with brands like Dell and the Taj Group of hotels; spanning across B2B Sales, Channel Sales & Distribution, New Business Creation, Process re-engineering, Six Sigma Quality and Process Management. He comes on board as the Head for Corporate Sales & Distribution Business.

Board Of Directors & Advisors

Dr. Ashish Gupta Director

Dr. Ashish Gupta is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Helion and serves on several boards including Kirusa, MySmartPrice.com, Pubmatic and SMSGupshup. He has co-founded two successful companies – Tavant Technologies and Junglee (AMZN). He has also worked at Woodside Fund, Oracle Corporation and IBM research. Some of his past investments include Daksh (IBM), InfoEdge (NAUKRI), MakeMyTrip (MMYT), MuSigma, Odesk and Redbus (MIH)

Ashish is a Kauffman Fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur where he was awarded the President’s Gold medal. He has authored several patents, publications, and a book by MIT press.

G Padmanabhan Strategic Advisor

Mr. Padmanabhan has thirty six years of experience in the banking and payments sector which includes his term as the Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India. He has also served as the Regional Director and Head of the Department of Payment & Settlement Systems ( DPSS) and Foreign Exchange Department at RBI. He was responsible for enabling many innovations in the Indian payment systems besides mandating measures which have contributed significantly in safety and security of transactions. Under his initiative, the country saw the introduction of a wide range of new payment systems products like prepaid cards, m-wallets etc.

Prashanth PrakashDirector

Prashanth is a partner at Accel and serves on the boards of various other investee companies. Previously, Prashanth also Founded VisualReality, a multimedia publishing company. Prashanth holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Delaware, USA, and an Undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the Bangalore Institute of Technology, India.

Kirill KozhevnikovDirector

Kirill Kozhevnikov is the Managing Director and Partner of Insitel/Sistema Asia Fund Advisory. He is well versed in Emerging markets with his experience and background in direct investments, M&A, and management consulting. Kirill holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and Economics from Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University), and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kanwaljit Singh Non-Executive Director

A veteran for more than 2 decades in the consumer space with Unilever group, Kanwaljit was more recently Managing Director of Helion India. He has been inducted on the Qwikcilver board as an independent director.

Kumar Sudarsan  Co-Founder & Director

Kumar has about 22 years of IT-industry experience spanning various aspects of technology, project, product, general management, and customer-relationship management.

Pratap TP – Co-Founder & Director

Pratap has over 22 years of experience in Strategic Marketing, Product Launch Initiatives, Media Campaign management and Public Relations. He has a passion for new media propositions and innovative ways of reaching out to consumers. Pratap has a Bachelors degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

 

Qwik facts

  • Managing over 12 Million transactions in a year
  • Successful programs & partnerships with leading National and International Brands
  • Completely owned in-house Technology Platform
  • Technology deployed across more than 500 cities & towns in over 5000 premium brand stores and points of sale.
  • Robust, Versatile, High Security IT backbone powering the program
  • Offers a highly-secure platform with advanced data recovery mechanisms.
  • Unique, real-time, multi-country, multi-time-zone, multi-currency capability
  • Full Service Partner in the ‘Pre-paid, Stored Value’ space
  • First to pilot retail distribution of Gift cards in India
  • First to introduce E-commerce for Gift Cards in India by launching www.GiftBig.com

Accolades & Partnerships

  • Top 50 brands in Bangalore- Paul Writer – 2015
  • Prepaid & Gift Card Technology Partner – South-East Asia Retail Expansion Summit , Jakarta – 2014
  • Prepaid & Gift Card Technology Partner – India Retail Forum – 2013
  • Prepaid & Gift Card Technology Partner – Indian Restaurant Congress -2013
  • Prepaid & Gift Card Technology Partner – World Retail Congress, Singapore – 2013
  • Prepaid & Gift Card Technology Partner – Retail Leadership Summit – Retailers Association of India – 2013
  • Winner: “Best IT Start-Up Company” – Express IT Awards – 2013 (Indian Express Group of Publications)
  • Winner: “Best Prepaid Service Provider in India” – Global Prepaid Awards – 2012
  • Finalist: “Best Prepaid organization” – Global Prepaid Awards, London – 2011

White Papers

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Nodal Officer details

Name: Mr. S N Kumar
Designation: Principal Nodal Officer
Address: #111, 1st Floor, “Brigade Manae Court”,
Industrial Layout, 5th Block,
Koramangala, Bangalore – 560 095
Email id: nodal.officer@qwikcilver.com
Phone Number: 1800-419-4438

 



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