Management Team

Jagannathan Balaji

Founder, President and CEO

Jagannathan Balaji an Electrical engineer, is a serial entrepreneur and one of the Directors of RiverSilica Technologies PVT LTD.


Balaji previously founded PURPLE VISION Technologies PVT LTD., out of Bangalore, India in the year 2000 and sold it twice over- firstly to TES Electronic solutions in 2005 and again engineered another sale of one of the spin-offs to MindTree in 2007. Balaji grew Purple Vision Technologies with an initial VC fund from CITI Ventures. He started off with 5 Engineers and eventually grew it to 350 Engineers. Purple Vision Technologies was engaged in Silicon IP and Silicon design services with its IP and turnkey services mainly focusing on verification and image processing areas. While the company was sold in 2007, it had 200 VLSI Engineers and 100 System design engineers.

Kumara Swamy

Co-founder, COO, Head of Sales, Pre-sales and Support

Kumara Swamy an ITSM professional of 30+ years of comprehensive experience with extensive subject matter expertise in IT Services Management and ITIL.


A keen planner and strategist with proven abilities in addressing operational issues, and resolving performance bottlenecks. Outstanding success in building and maintaining relationships and establishing strategic alliances to ensure strong client network towards increasing sales revenue and customer satisfaction levels an effective team leader with exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and exposure in managing taskforces with result oriented achievements.

Dr Essaki Muthu

Co-founder, CTO

Dr Essaki Muthu, PhD in Video Processing is one of the co-founders of RiverSilica and the key architect of PIXFIX™ brand of video processing product line.


He specializes in Video Processing algorithms, CODECs and its nuances. Muthu Co-founded the company along with Balaji and others and was responsible for critical part of the video algorithms in the video processing pipeline. With both academic and professional experience of 20 years, his expertise spans across CODECS, System Engineering and application hues and drives the RiverSilica’s Video Processing Product road map and strategy. He holds currently 5 international patents and he has many more in the pipeline.

Kalind Shah

Co-founder and VP-Engineering

Kalind Shah has an 25+ years experienced in engineering, leader with an impeccable delivery record and a razor sharp focus on content and quality.


After a decade’s stint in ISRO as a Scientist, Kalind has more than decade exposure to Telecom, Internet and Video domains where he delivered in multiple engineering roles. An IIM-Bangalore Alumni, he is a great blend of business and engineering finesse. As an Agile expert he mentors the teams to stay nimble and achieve faster turnarounds. Exposure to services as well as product business models and ability to manage teams, helps him churn out great operational efficiencies.