A Team of Movers & Doers

Our Leadership Team

Indotronix Avani’s leadership team consists of a dynamic group of senior executives responsible for driving the performance of the company through a dedicated focus on business development, operational excellence, and customer satisfaction.

Sameer Penakalapati

Sameer Penakalapati

Executive Leadership, Chief Executive Officer

Sameer Penakalapati is a serial entrepreneur who is dedicated to advising and investing in technology startups, specifically in the HR & AI space. In the past 10 years, Sameer has founded and acquired over six companies, including a staffing firm, multiple SaaS platforms, and a digital marketing agency, serving thousands of customers around the world.

Sameer’s key interests include talent acquisition, talent engagement, and total talent management. As a regular contributor of thought leadership pieces to HR publications, Sameer was recently inducted into the Forbes HR Council. 

To date, Sameer has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including accolades from Inc500/5000, Rochester top 100, Deloitte Fast 500, Forbes Best Startup Employers, USPAACC, SIA Fastest Growing Companies, and others. Sameer also takes an active approach to Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, contributing to philanthropic activities in the US and India focused on children’s education and youth development.

Venkat S. Mantha

President, Consulting Group

Venkat Mantha is a senior professional with extensive experience in Business Development and Relationship Management in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and India. His initiatives have enabled Indotronix to win and expand several large nationwide contracts. Prior to Indotronix, Venkat worked in India and the Middle East, building businesses from the ground up and growing new divisions within large corporations. He is now responsible for leading Indotronix as it achieves the strategic goals set for the corporation.

Venkat S. Mantha
Mitch Meller

Mitch Meller

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Indotronix, Mitch spent over 25 years working in various leadership roles across divisions of Eastman Kodak, in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, and New York. His responsibilities included broad business assignments in Manufacturing, Field Service, Finance, and Information Systems. Throughout his career, Mitch has led teams with an emphasis on forming strategic partnerships between internal and external business partners and customers. Mitch has a proven track record in deploying complex IT solutions, ensuring global operations are reliable, cost-effective, and positioned for future growth.

John M. Quinn

Chief Financial Officer

John is an experienced executive skilled in financial management and business process improvement. His approach is quantitative and highly analytical with keen attention to detail. Prior to joining Avani Technology Solutions Inc., John worked as a coach and advisor to small businesses in the Rochester area. Previously, he enjoyed a 35-year career at Eastman Kodak, holding a number of different leadership positions in finance and logistics.

John M. Quinn
Rami J. Fakhoury, Esq.

Rami J. Fakhoury, Esq.

General Counsel and Vice President

Rami is general counsel and vice president of Indotronix. He joined the company in 2007 and is admitted to the Bar in New York, Connecticut, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has extensive experience with all aspects of corporate immigration law and provides counsel on major employment-based temporary and permanent visa categories, as well as support for corporate mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Indotronix, Rami served as an Associate for a well-known New York-based firm.

Rajan Bala

Senior Vice President

Rajan Bala is a Senior Vice President with over 23 years of experience in the IT services industry. He specializes in building strong teams and optimizing IT staffing – sales and recruiting operations – to maximize both client satisfaction and business profitability. He is a proven leader with the capability of building successful account management teams and recruiting teams that thrive to achieve record growth year after year. His initiatives in the past and the present have enabled Indotronix to grow and expand national contracts.

Rajan earned his Dual Degree from BITS, Pilani India and PG diploma in International Trade from IIFT, India.

Rajan Bala
Mark Edmonds

Mark Edmonds

Vice President, Corporate Communications

Mark has been with Indotronix for over 20 years and has served in a variety of executive management roles including corporate communications manager, facility security officer, quality manager, and project manager for web development projects. Mark began his career with Indotronix as a technical writer and has applied his skills to drive results-oriented communication across the organization. As VP – Corporate Communications, he is responsible for ensuring effective communication between the company and its stakeholders, including employees, management, customers, prospective customers, government/regulatory agencies, and the general public.