Meet JMAN

We are a global team.

Consisting of consultants, data scientists and full-stack engineers, united by an ambition to help businesses create value through commercial strategy, analytics and technology.

Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Program

At JMAN Group, we are committed to building a sustainable business that will grow, provide employment and generate economic benefits in an environmentally responsible manner across all the geographies we operate in.

A Little About Us

We are a family-founded team of smart individuals in London, Chennai and the US.

JMAN Group is a high EQ, high IQ organization. We pride ourselves on being great to work with – no jargon or corporate-speak, flexible to change and feedback, and always focused on impact and speed.

Why We Are Different

JMAN combines the mindset of a management consultancy with the skillset of a technology company. We have the commercial expertise and professional rigor of a consulting firm, but we add to that the spirit and speed of a tech company.

We have a unique blend of commercial and technical capabilities to ensure we can give our clients what they need across consulting, data science, engineering and software development.

Meet Our Leadership

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Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Anush Newman

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Michael Leovalan

Interim Chief Finance Officer

Bill Singh

Chief Marketing Officer

Christina Angello

Chief People Officer

Ashley Messina

Board Chairman

Graham Elton

Non-Executive Director

Michael Holgate

Non-Executive Director

Louise Kingston

Non-Executive Director

Jamie Denison-Pender

Associate Partner

Richard Berriman

Associate Partner

Michael Carratt

Associate Partner

Tom Chadwick

Principal Architect

Vendeeshwaran Chandran

Associate Partner

Mike Collins

Associate Partner

Richard Cripps

Associate Partner

Christian Davis

Principal Architect

Sachinvias Gopalakrishnan

Associate Partner

Siva Ilango

Principal Architect

Mohanraj Jayakumar

Associate Partner

Ruth Keppeler

Associate Partner

Tom Pearson

Principal

Freddie Hampel

Architect

Vamsi Krishna

Principal

Yun Ma

Architect

Radhakrishnan Ramu

Architect

Narendra Rao

Principal

Miraj Shah

Architect

Yuganthi Subramani

Principal

Fraser Sym

Principal

Jack Thorpe

People Lead, India

Sirisha Earlu

Business Manager

Gerald Joseph

Operations Lead

Shani Paul

People Lead, UK

Belinda Tanner

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Anush Newman

Anush is CEO and co-founder of JMAN Group, leading the business across the UK, North America and Europe.

Having driven their entry into Private Equity, Anush holds many of JMAN’s relationships with funds and operating partners, leveraging commercial data analytics and engineering to enable value creation across portfolios. In 2023, he successfully led the business through a minority investment from Baird Capital.

Following a Master’s in Chemistry at the University of Cambridge, Anush began his career in the strategy team at BT OneIT before moving to Arthur D. Little. He worked across Europe and Asia on strategy, due diligence and process/organizational redesign projects before founding JMAN in 2010.

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

Michael Leovalan

Leo is a seasoned technology leader with over 30 years of experience driving innovation and building high-performing teams. As CTO and Co-Founder of JMAN, he spearheads the company’s technology strategy and oversees the JMAN India office.

Leo leverages his extensive experience in product development, professional services, consulting, and global delivery to craft creative solutions that solve complex business challenges. He has a proven track record in building and leading teams across various software domains, including ERP, CRM, and performance analytics.

Prior to JMAN, Leo’s career encompassed work with Silicon Valley startups and industry giants like Informix, Vantive CRM, PeopleSoft, and Oracle. He has expertise in building and managing delivery teams for Big Data and Analytics solutions, empowering businesses worldwide to optimize performance.

Leo holds an MSc in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College.

Interim Chief Finance Officer

Bill Singh

Bill is the Interim Chief Financial Officer at JMAN and leads the finance team overseeing all aspects of financial strategy, operations and reporting.

Bill brings over 20 years of finance experience across numerous sectors including telecoms, media, technology, professional services, retail, e-commerce, and FMCG. His experience also includes working with a variety of ownership structures from private equity, venture capital, privately owned businesses, FTSE 100/250 corporates to multinational plc’s.

Bill holds a BSc in Mathematics and a B.Com in Accounting and Finance from the University of Auckland.

Chief Marketing Officer

Christina Angello

Christina is Chief Marketing Officer and leads all marketing and communications functions, having joined JMAN in 2024.

Christina is responsible for elevating the positioning and messaging of the JMAN brand through the development of strategic marketing programs and thought leadership initiatives. Her specialties include marketing communications, branding integrity, digital performance marketing, account management, product launches and strategic planning. She has experience in both the non-profit and commercial sectors in leading global marketing strategy for pharmaceutical services consultancies, as well as regionally for the Americas and in emerging markets.

Christina holds an MBA in Pharmaceutical Business from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Chief People Officer

Ashley Messina

Ashley leads our global People function, having joined JMAN in 2022.

Ashley is responsible for planning, devising, and implementing the best people practices as a key driver of business strategy, aligned to JMAN’s vision and growth objectives. She is a dynamic human resources and operations leader, highly skilled at talent attraction and management, people development, employee relations, organizational design, leadership and succession planning. With a career spanning various industries including information technology, professional services, retail and hospitality, Ashley is passionate about growing businesses where people flourish, through innovative, well-managed, people-centric and commercially minded strategies.

She holds a Bachelors degree from Oxford-Brookes University and is a 2021 CRN award winner.

Board Chairman

Graham Elton

Graham is Board Chairman at JMAN.

He is also a Partner at Bain & Company where he ran the Private Equity practice in EMEA from 2005 to mid-2018 and is now a chairman. He has 15 years of experience on the firm’s Investment Committee and was also a leader in the Media practice. Graham also serves as chairman of Lane Clark & Peacock, With Intelligence and Sportscape. He is a Founding Member of bd-capital’s Investment Advisory Committee and Operators Club.

Graham also chairs Now Teach and is a board member of the National Youth Theatre and The Education Endowment Foundation. He is one of the founders of Greater Share, an innovative philanthropic fund of funds, and chairs its Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Bain, Graham was chief executive officer at Miller Freeman UK (now part of Informa); managing director at FT Business and strategy director at Pearson.

Graham holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA from The University of Oxford. Graham was awarded an MBE for services to the economy in the Queen’s 2020 Birthday Honours List.

Non-Executive Director

Michael Holgate

Michael is a Non-Executive Director at JMAN.

He is a Partner with Baird Capital and led the 2023 investment in JMAN. Based in London, Michael focuses on partnering with ambitious founders of fast-growing businesses across B2B Technology and Services. He’s experienced in sourcing investment opportunities, deal execution and portfolio management. Michael has spent time working across Baird Capital’s London and Chicago offices and completed transactions in the UK, EU, US, and Asia. Prior to joining Baird Capital, Michael spent time working at GSK and PwC.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a First-Class MSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol.

Non-Executive Director

Louise Kingston

Louise is a Non-Executive Director at JMAN.

She is a Director with Baird Capital and part of the Global Portfolio Operations team focused on working with their Investment and Management Teams to design and deliver ambitious growth strategies that maximize value creation. Based in London, Louise joined Baird Capital in 2022 with 20 years of relevant financial and private equity experience. Prior to Baird, Louise spent eight years at mid-market private equity firm Livingbridge where she was an Investment Director responsible for driving value creation strategies across a portfolio of investee companies.

Louise is a Chartered Accountant. She holds a First-Class BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Glasgow.

Non-Executive Director

Jamie Denison-Pender

Jamie Denison-Pender became a Non-Executive Director at JMAN, following a minority investment from Baird Capital.

At JMAN, he supports the Founders and Management Team execute on the value creation plan, enhance the value proposition, access new markets and scale their infrastructure. Jamie founded Prescient in 2007 and was CEO until the end of 2022. He successfully led the business through an MBO, two PE events and a tuck in acquisition. Under his leadership, Prescient grew to become a leading biopharma product and portfolio strategy firm with over 450 employees in offices across the US, Europe and Asia sectors.

Associate Partner

Richard Berriman

Richard is an Associate Partner at JMAN and is the head of global delivery based in London, having joined JMAN in 2023.

Richard has extensive experience working with professional services businesses and their clients, with a focus on value creation through strategy, analytics and building technical capabilities in businesses. Prior to JMAN, he was an independent consultant for PE- and VC-backed businesses, worked in a VC-backed technology business as COO, and built PwC’s AI team that operated across lines of service.

He holds an MSc in Decision Sciences from University College London and an MSc in Applied Statistics from Birkbeck, University of London.

Associate Partner

Michael Carratt

Michael is an Associate Partner, having joined JMAN in 2024.

Michael has a particular interest in how to operationalize value creation in B2B businesses. He is skilled at strategic planning, problem solving, and financial analysis. Having worked in the UK, Europe, the US and the Middle East; he has over 17 years of experience working in private equity and professional advisory capacities across a range of disciplines including data analytics, financial analysis, due diligence, portfolio value creation and monitoring.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He holds a BA in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge.

Associate Partner

Tom Chadwick

Tom is an Associate Partner, having joined JMAN in June 2023.

Tom leads our growth strategy and is responsible for the shaping and delivery of our global Go To Market strategy and building out JMAN’s presence with the investment banking community. Tom is an expert in data sciences and private equity. Previously, Tom worked for seven years at Goldman Sachs and UBS in equity derivatives trading and Private Wealth Advisory roles for Family Offices.

Tom holds a First-Class MEng in Engineering from the University of Oxford. He also holds a CFA certificate.

Principal Architect

Vendeeshwaran Chandran

Vendeeshwaran is a Principal Technology Architect at JMAN, having joined in November 2012.

Vendeeshwaran has experience in data platforms, full-stack technology, mobile technology, cloud technology, cloud AI, MLOps, and DevOps. With over 10 years of experience in developing and deploying enterprise-level web, mobile applications, and data warehouse platforms; he is an expert at designing and implementing innovative technological solutions for businesses, particularly in cloud-based AI applications. Before joining JMAN, he worked at Aurum Info Solutions.

Vendeeshwaran holds a BSc in Information Technology from J.J. College of Arts and Science and a Master’s in Computer Application from Anna University.

Associate Partner

Mike Collins

Mike is an Associate Partner at JMAN.

He’s interested in helping clients with data advisory, data governance, analytics operating models and talent management. Mike is an experienced data and analytics leader with a particular focus on the healthcare industry, having built and led the data and analytics functions at both World Courier (Cencora) and then Clinigen Group. Previously he worked at Ascential through their successful IPO after beginning his career at Oliver Wyman.

Mike holds a First-Class degree in Natural Sciences and an MPhil in the History & Philosophy of Science, Technology & Medicine, both from Cambridge University.

Associate Partner

Richard Cripps

Richard is an Associate Partner based in New York where he leads our North American practice, having joined JMAN in 2023.

Richard has extensive experience working with private equity on M&A and value creation topics as both an advisor and an executive. Prior to joining JMAN, Richard was Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for a PE-backed Industrial Group, executing a “buy & build” strategy across North America and Europe. Before that, he spent five and a half years at a Boston Consulting Group as a core member of the Transactions and Turn-arounds teams with a focus on consumer, industrial and SaaS businesses. Richard started his career as an analyst in the Investment Bank at Deustshe Bank in London.

He holds a First-Class BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, where he was also an academic scholar.

Associate Partner

Christian Davis

Christian is an Associate Partner, having joined JMAN in October 2017.

Christian has developed long and lasting relationships with leading clients within the private equity industry. He has experience in delivering data-led strategies and initiatives that deliver value across the deal cycle for subscription, services and product business models across software, technology, professional and financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and pharmaceutical end markets. Christian’s recent focus has been supporting Management Teams, Sell-Side Banks and Investors to build more sophisticated data assets for exit. He is the practice lead for our M&A Centre of Excellence, which covers all buy-side and sell-side diligence and exit projects.

He holds a BA in Economics and Geography from the University of Leeds.

Principal Architect

Sachinvias Gopalakrishnan

Sachin works as Principal Architect, having joined JMAN in 2017.

He helps deliver cutting-edge and innovative software solutions to clients. Specializing in Agile projects with open-source tech, Sachin excels in delivering top-quality solutions that are at the forefront of today’s emerging technologies. He focuses on software development, project management and GenAI. He has led the seamless migration of a legacy monolithic application to a cloud-native architecture, enhancing scalability and cost efficiency for global clients. His experience, forward-thinking approach and exploration of emerging trends provide innovative solutions, giving our clients a competitive edge.

Sachin holds a Masters in Computer Application from Anna University.

Associate Partner

Siva Ilango

Siva is an Associate Partner at JMAN and is the head of product, having joined in September 2012.

Siva leads the technology and engineering team providing expertise in data and analytics projects, cloud operations and managing delivery. Siva’s expertise lies in data and analytics projects, leveraging modern data stacks and cloud technologies. He has particular interest in conceptualizing and visualizing the technology design to build a data platform and provide solutions using technology.

His experience encompasses the entire data platform lifecycle, including design, build, architecture, engineering, governance, reporting, and advanced analytics.

Siva holds a Bachelor’s in Information Technology from JJ College of Arts and Science and a Master’s in Computer Science from Anna University.

Principal Architect

Mohanraj Jayakumar

Mohanraj works as Principal Architect, having joined JMAN in 2024.

With over 16 years of dedicated engagement in data warehousing and business intelligence, Mohanraj offers expertise in developing fresh solutions. His background includes data science, project management, multi-cloud environments, adeptness with both open-source and commercial tools, and proficiency across Linux and Windows Operating Systems. He’s skilled at managing structured, semi-structured, unstructured data and various formats of audio and video. He’s involved in all phases of implementation, including DevOps, DataOps, and MLOps, aimed at transitioning businesses towards an innovative data-driven model.

Mohanraj holds an MCA in Computer Science from the University of Madras, India, Tamil Nadu.

Associate Partner

Ruth Keppeler

Ruth is an Associate Partner at JMAN and leads our global pricing practice, having joined JMAN in 2023.

She has over 20 years of pricing experience from previous roles at Simon-Kucher & Partners and McKinsey and as an independent Pricing advisor to PE Funds and their portfolio companies. Ruth led pricing and commercial excellence value creation initiatives across a wide range of sectors for both B2B and B2C clients. The scope of her projects covered pricing diagnostics, strategy and execution with a strong focus on supporting client teams with embedding recommendations as BAU processes.

Ruth holds a German University Degree (master’s equivalent) in Latin American studies from the University of Cologne.

Associate Partner

Tom Pearson

Tom is an associate partner at JMAN, having joined in March 2023.

He focuses on delivering quality, innovative projects across the deal life cycle for private equity clients. Previously, Tom spent 5 years at TDR Capital as a Director in the data science team where he worked across the investment cycle, from origination and due diligence to identifying and actioning value creation initiatives across the portfolio companies. He started his career at PwC Strategy and OC&C Strategy Consultants working in analytics.

Tom holds a BSc in Biology with Management and Finance from Imperial College and subsequently completed a year in management and finance at the Imperial College Business School.

Principal

Freddie Hampel

Freddie is a Principal at JMAN, having joined in September 2018.

Freddie has broad experience leading and delivering consulting and data science projects for our PE and corporate clients across the investment lifecycle with a focus on delivering tangible value. Subject matter expertise includes practical machine learning applications across customer churn prevention, data-led site expansion analysis and return on advertising spend. She has an extensive background working with Python, SQL, Alteryx, Databricks, Amazon SageMaker, Tableau and Power BI. Her key strengths include teamwork, collaboration, strong communication skills and finding solutions.

Freddie holds an MA in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from the, University of Cambridge.

Architect

Vamsi Krishna

Vamsi is a Technology Solutions Architect at JMAN, having joined in June 2016.

Vamsi leads the technology and engineering group at JMAN, utilizing his wide experience to offer direction and solutions on projects involving data and analytics. He has developed expertise in data and analytics, specializing in modern data stack and cloud technologies, data science and visualization. He’s proficient in designing and building data platforms, creating robust architectures, developing reporting solutions and implementing advanced analytics capabilities. Previously, he worked at Aurum Info Solutions as a software engineer.

Vamsi holds a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from JNTUK University.

Principal

Yun Ma

Yun is a Principal, having joined JMAN in October 2023.

Within JMAN she leads delivery excellence across fund-level projects and is a champion for GenAI. She applies data-driven insights to make informed decisions that create value for clients’ needs. Prior to JMAN, Yun spent four years at Livingbridge leading data projects both for portfolio companies and at a fund level. She has extensive experience in digital transformation, data strategy and portfolio analytics.

Yun holds an MA Hons in Economics from the University of Edinburgh. She also holds a BA and an MSc in Economics and Statistics from The London School of Economics.

Architect

Radhakrishnan Ramu

Radhakrishnan is a Technology Solution Architect, having joined JMAN in November 2013.

Radhakrishnan brings solid work experience with a proven track record in developing enterprise-level web applications using modern technologies and standards. With expertise in designing and building robust data platforms and providing expert data advisory services, he leverages modern data stacks and cloud technologies to implement scalable solutions. Specializing in handling structured and unstructured data to transform it into insightful information. He seamlessly transitioned from a full-stack engineer to a data architect, demonstrating his versatile skill set and exceptional adaptability in the tech industry. Previously, he worked at Aurum Info Solutions as a software engineer.

Radhakrishnan holds a BSc in Information Technology from J.J. College of Arts and Science and a Master’s in Computer Applications from Anna University.

Architect

Narendra Rao

Narendra is a Technology Solutions Architect at JMAN having joined in June 2017.

Narendra leads JMAN’s Managed Services Business and offers expert guidance in data engineering, data science and software engineering workstreams. Naren’s interests lie in process automation and data engineering initiatives combined with commercial acumen that drive innovation to create solutions and further enhance our clients’ value creation plans. He’s experienced with multiple technologies including cloud engineering, modern data stack, data analytics, and application development.

Narendra holds a Bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering from Anna University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Madras University.

Principal

Miraj Shah

Miraj is a Principal, having joined JMAN in January 2018.

Miraj has delivered a number of projects across diligence, value creation and exit for portfolio companies several sectors. He has expertise in building and deploying advanced analytics tools in B2B software and services businesses targeting value creation levers such as churn, cross-sell, pricing and lead scoring.

Miraj holds a BA in Natural Sciences and Chemistry from the University of Cambridge.

Architect

Yuganthi Subramani

Yuganthi is a Technology Solutions Architect, having joined JMAN in June 2017.

Yuganthi possesses extensive expertise in spanning various domains and leveraging diverse data platforms, architecting and building enterprise data warehouses and developing innovative software applications tailored to meet a variety of business needs for our clients. Yuganthi focuses her interest on offering strategic data advisory services aimed at empowering businesses to achieve sustainable growth through informed decision-making and optimized data utilization strategies.

Yuganthi holds a BE in Computer Science from Anna University and an MBA in Business Administration from Madras University.

Principal

Fraser Sym

Fraser works as a Principal and leads relationships with a range of PE firms and corporations, having joined JMAN in 2015.

Fraser oversees JMAN’s commercial activity. He is responsible for new business generation, and he plays a leading role in the development of our team, so that JMAN is always up to date on the latest industry trends. He shares his expertise in delivering effective data solutions to Senior Executives and Management Teams in a variety of sectors. He’s skilled at public speaking, teamwork, research and social media.

He holds a First-Class BSc in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Nottingham and an MA in Business Management from Cambridge Judge Business School.

Principal

Jack Thorpe

Jack is a Principal, having joined JMAN in 2016.

He is responsible for managing and maintaining relationships with our private equity clients. As part of his role, he oversees and executes the delivery of data projects to our clients across the PE lifecycle. He also shapes and refines our propositions for our clients, especially our Core Reporting proposition which he leads. His sector experience includes technology, services, pharma, consumer, retail and transportation.

Jacks holds a BSc in Chemistry from Bristol University.

People Lead, India

Sirisha Earlu

Sirisha is a People Lead, having joined JMAN in 2023.

Working alongside the global Management Team and People Leads, Sirisha is responsible for strategically devising, implementing, and leading our People practices in India. She works to accelerate high performance that will drive business growth for clients, with a primary focus on learning and development. She has work experience in varying sectors from the pharmaceutical to the healthcare sector that includes designing and implementing HR policies as per labor law requirements and industry standards, talent acquisition, talent management and performance management.

She holds a First-Class MBA in Human Resource Management from Christ University.

Business Manager

Gerald Joseph

Gerald is a Business Manager at JMAN, having joined JMAN in 2016.

Gerald plays a pivotal role in the strategic alignment functionality of human resources with corporate business processes. He focuses on distributing quality leadership within our team to build a successful self-managed system that is autonomous, collaborative and interdependent. With more than 20 years of experience, Gerald works to integrate his experience in Organization Development and Change Management (ODCM) interventions by creating, executing and enabling business transformations using quality people practices. Gerald excels in acquiring and managing quality talent, succession management, performance management, understanding compensation and benefits, applying statutory compliances, employee engagement and technical recruiting.

Operations Lead

Shani Paul

Shani is our Operations Lead, having joined JMAN in 2021.

Shani manages a wide variety of operational aspects of our business and is driven to enable business scaling in a practical, productive and efficient way that brings effective results. She brings a variety of skills to JMAN including leadership, research, project management, data analysis, time management, team motivation, customer experience, strategic planning and problem solving that helps JMAN run efficiently and effectively in its day-to-day operations. Previously, she worked in customer operations within the fintech industry.

She holds a BSc with Honors in Business Economics from the University of Exeter.

People Lead, UK

Belinda Tanner

Belinda is the UK-based People Lead, having joined JMAN in 2023.

With experience in fast-growing businesses from various industries, Belinda contributes towards cultivating an environment where high-performing individuals thrive. While ensuring that our People practices are aligned with the company vision, Belinda is responsible for leading the implementation and delivery of the global people strategy within the UK and US.

Belinda holds a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of South Africa.

Our Culture

Vision

To be the commercial data partner most trusted and respected for its people, expertise and value creation.  

Mission

To help private equity funds and their portfolio companies maximize value creation activities and make well-informed decisions, by combining our data science and data engineering expertise with our deep commercial understanding to deliver tangible, high-value outcomes.  

Values

Respect and trust must be continuously earned. We strive to achieve this by collectively challenging and supporting each other to be the best we can and by individually taking ownership and being accountable.

Perform as a team, support as a family 

We all play our part in the JMAN Group journey. We work together to deliver world-class quality. We push each other to be the best we can be. We are honest with each other. We've got each other's backs.

Stay selfless 

No one is bigger than the team. We respect each other. We grow together. No job is too big, no task is too small. We make sacrifices for the team, even when no one is watching.

Take ownership 

We throw ourselves in to get more out. We go beyond our experience. We take the initiative to get the job done. We take pride in our work. This is our company.

Celebrate differences 

We share our diversity and learn from each other. Our range of perspectives makes us stronger. We have different interests and share curiosity. We're not afraid to do things differently. We are united by our values.

Be brave 

We take risks; we back ourselves. We step outside of our comfort zone. We trust ourselves and each other. We aren't afraid to fail, it's how we learn.

Celebrate victories

A win is a win, no matter how big or small. We recognize and share our progress: it motivates us to push on. The ups and downs drive us forward. When we win, we win together.

Push boundaries

We think big and dream bigger. We're about development, not just performance. We don't have a finish line. We are thinking about what comes next. We're changing and growing - always.

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