Sridhar Jayanthi has been the Senior Vice President of Product Development and Managing Director, India Operations since 2002. He is responsible for the product development, organizational growth, and operations strategy for the multi-function India site. This operation comprises of product research and development, technical support and other business operations. The India operation is the largest R&D site globally and also the largest site overall for McAfee worldwide. Sridhar is a member of McAfee’s global management team (GMT), a strategic top management team which is responsible for overall company strategy, direction, policy, communication and execution. Prior to McAfee, Sridhar was the Vice President of Software Engineering with InteQ Corporation, Boston, where he took on the challenge of creating a software product group in a consulting company. Before that, at Emerson Electric (Intellution) in Massachusetts, Sridhar managed the development and support of a batch manufacturing automation software product developed and deployed jointly with global manufacturing corporations. Sridhar was also involved in the development of Pro/Engineer, a mechanical design software product, at Parametric Technology Corporation before joining Emerson Electric.
Sridhar’s background includes experience in building product development teams in the US and managing offshore operations both from India and the US. Sridhar established the India site in 2002 and now manages over 40 product teams, with over a dozen profitable and strategic products fully engineered in India, four with product management and P&L ownership. Sridhar frequently contributes management and leadership articles and has appeared on Indian radio and television programs such as NDTV’s leadership profiling show “Boss’ Day Out”. Sridhar is a member of Young Presidents Organization and the IMA-CEO Forum. Sridhar has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Madras and Master’s degrees in Engineering from State University of New York and Northwestern University. Sridhar can speak fluently in English, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Sridhar loves travel, cricket, running, and badminton, and is also a golf dilettante.