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Rajesh Anandaramu

Rajesh Anandaramu

Senior HR Professional - Startup
Bengaluru, Bengaluru Urban


About Rajesh Anandaramu:

   Visionary, yet hands-on HR leader with experience designing and implementing People strategies and programs for scale 
● Deep understanding of global HR practices in large companies as well as fast-paced, dynamic startup environments
● Influencer, Partner, Coach, Adviser and Developer of Senior Leaders 
● Experience building and nurturing great workplace cultures for global and India-based organizations
● Excellent track record in hiring and retaining high performing teams
● Certified Six Sigma & PCMM professional
● Highly ethical, self-driven, mature HR professional



Dremio India - HR Director , May 2021 - Till date

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●  Be the trusted advisor for all Business Heads and employee groups in India by providing expert advice, guidance and coaching to managers in all aspects of HR

●  Be an active member of the People Leadership team ensuring alignment beyond the local offices and adding value to the broader organization

●  Be proactive in identifying people issues and trends within the business and work together with key stakeholders in order to formulate and implement solutions

●  Manage talent review and performance for respective business groups

●  Work with Leaders, Managers and employees for feedback and improve workplace

experience and engagement activities

●  Assess development needs and implement development plans and facilitate training

and other group sessions for managers and employees

●  Evangelize internal communication cadence

●  Develop and maintain effective relationships through effective and timely


●  Manage the full onboarding process to scale with rapid expansion plan

●  Responsible for HR Compliance in the country.

Cyware Labs, Bangalore - HR Director , Aug 2020 – April 2021

Cyber security product development startup company with headquarters U.S. with Engineering center in India.

● Responsible for end-to-end HR function in India. ● Doubled the headcount in 6 months.
● Increased efficiency of onboarding process

● Introduced Employee engagement survey and participated in Great Place to Work Survey. ● Champion of Employee new benefits.

● Revamped HR Policies
● Driving Impactful communication system
● Created HR Dashboard and made for leaders
● Evaluated and implemented HRIS for the Organization

Instart, Bangalore - HR Director ,

Aug 2014 – May 2020

U.S.- based Digital Experience Security startup delivering faster, safer and more profitable online experiences to retailers and enterprise companies

●  Acting as Strategic Partner for the Business to grow Organizational capability by developing suitable Systems & Strategies.

●  Identify, define and nurture the culture of the organization.

●  Envisage the business growth trajectory and help the leadership in building their teams

and organization for future

●  Accountable for complete People spectrum - attract, engage, develop and retain best

talent for the organization.

●  Build systems and process in the organization to attract the best talent in an efficient and

predictable manner

●  Own Performance Management: support and develop line managers in driving a

performance culture through coaching, facilitating talent.

●  Spearhead Compensation & Benefits program to be competitive in the market.

●  Champion Talent Development programs – Learning & Development, Succession planning,

Retention programs to meet current and future demand of the organization.

●  Design need based engagement initiatives to improve employee engagement.

●  Be a - trusted advisor to the leadership team, providing them objective and balanced advice

on various people priorities

●  Custodian of HR governance to ensure compliance of all employment laws & other

statutory requirements.

●  Lead the Human Resource team including recruitment team by providing sense of direction

and guidance.

●  Built an employer brand to attract quality talent in the market.

Independent consultant , Feb 2014 - Aug 2014

● Set up HR Processes for start-up organizations including Talent Acquisition practices and process, Compensation, Statutory Compliance, and Employee Engagement and Rewards Programs

Opera Solutions, NCR Region - Talent Manager , Dec 2012 – Jan 2014

A US Based Bigdata & Data Analytics product development company .

●  Built the R&D and Engineering teams in India

●  Established a global Performance management system

●  Designed and implemented all People Practices including Talent Management,

Performance Management, Recognition, Learning and Development, Succession Planning,

and Retention programs

●  Partnered with senior leadership to build an in-house training program to develop

Technical, Behavioral & Leadership skills

●  Designed various talent management metrics & dashboards to increase efficiency

Shell , Bangalore - HR Manager, Sep 2006 – Nov 2012

Research & Development center of Fortune 3 Shell Oil Company.

●  Understanding global business strategy and further develop the design of country Business HR strategy to deliver all aspects of human resources support including: recruitment, on boarding, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations, and organizational development.

●  Manage the complete HR life cycle of employees by designing, defining & implementing appropriate HR policies & procedures in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Compensation, Employee Engagement, Learning & Development, Succession planning etc.

●  Actively involved in all Employee engagement activities; Employee survey, Team Interventions, Offsite meetings, Town halls, Communication with staff.

●  Manage 360-degree feedback, Skip level meetings and other employee communication. ∉ Ensure implementation of effective learning and development practices by defining, mapping and tracking skill metrics across the organization with a goal to upskill resources on a periodic basis.

●  Design & implement Performance Review and Rewards & Recognitions programs. ∉ Coordinate all Compensation related activities on benchmarking, data analysis, merit proposal etc.

●  Build people and leadership capability - Identifying Hi pots, Succession Planning, Retention strategies, Individual development plans and programs.

●  Responsible for driving the culture inside the organization by ensuring right Onboarding, Induction into the organization and to respective teams.

●  Change Management for the transition of New businesses / COE’s into the country ∉ Managing Payroll for the organization

●  Coaching and influencing key stakeholders and managers with best people practice, enabling them to manage their teams effectively.

●  Work closely with CSR projects to improve employee engagement

Honeywell , Bangalore - Human Resource Business Partner Aug 2002 – Aug 2006

Research & Development center

● Built the organization from 300 to 3000+
● Manage full cycle HR for 4 business units (1000+ employees) ● Key member in PCMM Certification for the organization
● Implemented Six Sigma in HR Function



Master of Business Administration (MBA), Bangalore University

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