Ivy Leadership Team
Sandeep Tiku Group Chief Technology Officer
Sandeep Tiku is a technologist and a business leader who is associated with IVY since 2014.
He is instrumental in changing the company’s tech landscape and culture. Under his leadership, IVY has moved into working on cutting-edge technology that is specifically meant for large scale platforms.
Prior to joining IVY, Sandeep was a global SMAC leader working for large enterprises in e-commerce, digital and mobile space. He has experience in varied roles, including Architect, Director, and CTO. His expertise is in Simplifying Architecture & Transformation, Mobile First and API Enablement, Big Data, Agile Engineering, Budget optimization, Maximizing ROI. He has managed large globally distributed teams to service clientele across the USA, Europe, India, and China.
Ananth Krishnan C Subramanian
Chief Financial Officer
Ananth qualification includes B.Com, FCA, and LLB. He is a core finance professional with around 30+ years of experience in finance, global tax, cross-border investments advisory & structuring for fortune 500 companies.
He started his career as an investment advisor with J.M. financial – a renowned investment & broking company and moved on to offering tax strategy and investment consulting for about 10+ years in big “four” firms – PwC and EY. The major clients in advisory included – Ford, Hyundai, Microsoft, Computer Associates, AMD, Toshiba, Kellogg’s, etc. He moved on to head core finance, tax and legal function in the IT industry in mid-2000.
Head of Finance (Shared Services)
Subramaniam is an alumnus of Delhi University from where he completed his Bachelors in Commerce (Hons). He completed his Masters in Management (PGDBM) and M.A in Economics. Pursuing his academic interests in law and management, he completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2012 and also completed an Advanced Program in Strategic Management in 2013 from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Subramaniam became Head of Finance (Shared Services) in 2008 when he moved back from Gibraltar (then Group Head Office) to set up the Finance Shared Services team in IVY. He had joined IVY in 2002 and moved to Gibraltar in 2004 where he was managing and then heading the accounting and financial operations functions of the group. Prior to Ivy, Subramaniam was Manager (Accounts) at IMI Software Ltd and before that worked as an Equity and Currency Analyst in New Delhi, where he began his career.
Current Headcount: 1542.
Projected Headcount Growth by EOY: 60%
Gender Mix: Female: 34%, Male: 66%
Gender Mix in Leadership: Female: 16%, Male: 84%
Employee Centric Initiatives:
Mom (TO BE) Onboard: An Initiative to provide the much-needed comfort and care to expecting mothers. We provide exclusive cabs for commuting to and from the office for all expecting mothers. The hygiene factor of the cabs is monitored, and cabs are stocked with refreshments and water. Drivers are trained specifically to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for expecting mothers.
Reboot @ IVY: A unique re-entry program for talented woman software professionals who took a career break due to life events like marriage, having a child, etc, to reboot their career. IVY will provide them a platform to upgrade their skills that enables them to jump-start their career with IVY.
Women in Tech: A program of initiatives to attract and retain women in technology so we find and keep the best people.
Well Being / Security
Random Security Checks (Cabs): Checks for Alcohol consumption for drivers and Hygiene factors of the Cabs. To ensure a safe ride from home to office and back.
24/7 Snacks Vending Machine: An option of providing healthy snacks especially for employees working in shifts, BIG BASKET Vending machines have been installed in all cafeterias.
Annual Health Check-ups: To ensure that employees keep a tab on their health and fitness levels, the company provides a free annual health check-up at corporate hospitals and diagnostics.
Management Development Programme (MDP): This program provides the stimulus and insights for a better understanding of one’s strengths and development needs as a manager/lead, creates an environment to practice with peers and colleagues to deepen and share thinking. The agility of the modulation of the program allows participants to take ownership of their development; it makes this fit for purpose for any manager/lead, at any level of seniority, across the globe.
Candidate Engagement Program: We engage with prospective hires via a Candidate Engagement Program for all offered candidates. The aim of this program is to welcome Offered candidates and provide more information about the Organization and the team they are likely to join. A detailed presentation with a Q&A session, followed by Lunch is normally the agenda.
Townhalls: Company updates, Achievements, Project milestones, New initiatives, etc are shared by the Leadership team. Closes with a Q&A session.
Leadership Meet: A full day offsite program to bring the leadership team to identify areas of improvement and brainstorm on ideas to address them. Various activities that enable them to think out-of-the-box and arrive at different strategies are planned.
HR Help Desk: Open events where employees can approach HR to address their queries and concerns.
Voice Survey: An annual survey to measure the employee engagement index. It’s the single biggest opportunity employees have to give their views openly, direct to those who make decisions in the business; and the leadership we will be investing a lot of time in planning and communicating actions in response to the themes raised.
IVY is a group company of GVC Holdings Plc., UK (GVC) a FTSE 250 listed company. GVC is engaged in providing online and retail gaming in regulated markets and owns marquee brands such as Bwin, Ladbrokes, Gala, Coral, Partypoker, FoxyBingo, Sportingbet and Eurobet.
IVY provides software services to the world of digital entertainment with cutting-edge technology, supporting a large-scale technical eco-system, with billions of transactions being serviced from a single platform across 160 countries. We remotely manage the tech eco-system which supports 5.8 billion API calls, 16+ billion SQL executions, 10 billion affiliate impressions in a single day. We offer comprehensive services in Game Design, Transaction Processing, Workflow Management, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Enterprise tools, CRM and acquisition support systems.
With 1500 + employees and growing, life @ IVY is very flexible. The Work environment is fast-paced and exciting and rarely predictable. We hire the best minds who fit our DNA.
With a strong leadership team and scores of passionate employees, the company is poised to take a leap to the next level in the world of digital entertainment.