Get to know the founders and senior management of HiFives

Meet The Team Of Professionals behind HiFives

Sagar Chaudhuri

CEO and Co-Founder

Sagar is the Co-Founder and CEO of HiFives. He is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in SaaS products, digital marketing and analytics.

He has also co-founded a SaaS-based HR platform called Pertivo, an intelligent recruitment platform. He is involved in many start-ups and traditional businesses in advisory roles.

In the past, Sagar has worked in companies such as Genpact, Infosys and ICICI Bank in senior positions. He has an engineering degree from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from IIM Lucknow.

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Anilkumar Kalyane

Head of Technology and Co-Founder

Anil is responsible for driving the technology behind HiFives.

He has 15+ years of experience in building products and platforms, working for startups such as Ace Turtle, Phablecare and Portea.

Anil is an expert in application architecture and devops, and has been responsible for scaling up several digital platforms for hyper growth.
Anil holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Bangalore University.

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Vathsala P

Head of Customer Success & Co-Founder

Vathsala is a Co-Founder of HiFives. At HiFives, she is responsible for driving ROI from client programs by partnering with all stakeholders.

Vathsala has 20+ years of experience in client management, program implementation, customer service and customer operations, working with companies such as BI Worldwide, Accentiv, OC Tanner, Net Carrots, and India Plaza.

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Jagadish Velagapudi


Jagadish is a Co-Founder of HiFives. He has 27+ years of experience in the technology domain with Accenture, Wipro, Infosys and JP Morgan Chase.

He has been the Head of Internal Innovation Fund and Head of Innovation in the Silicon Valley for Wipro and Head of Technology Platform Sales at Accenture.

He was also an Advisor to Pertivo, an intelligent recruitment platform. He is extremely passionate about technology-based platforms for business.

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Our Operating Philosophy

Recognition is a basic human need, and employees want to be rewarded and recognized in any organization. However, what mature organizations reward employees for is different from what younger organizations do.

HiFives partners with both hyper-growth startups and large enterprises that are more than 100 years old.
Mature organizations might want to reward employees for pushing the limits of their systems and processes and improving upon them, working seamlessly across departments and functions.
Younger organizations might want to reward employees for getting the job done despite all odds, establish processes that others can follow, and create scalable innovation.
Also, the reward structures might vary based on the velocity of work and change. Mature organizations might have a higher mix of more planned and structured awards than instant or spot awards.
Younger organizations might have more unstructured and unplanned rewards and recognition, such as spot awards.


The Founders and Senior Management Team of HiFives have solid experience and expertise in business management and technology.

They bring substantial industry experience, knowledge of technology, and program management skills.
This enables them to get a deep understanding of the client’s business requirements, suggest process improvements and best practices, drive the implementation of the HiFives solution, and deliver the desired benefits.
The team strongly believes in building scalable and customizable technology platforms to help organizations address specific business problems.

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