Birds Eye Energy | Team

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Founders

Praneeth Pillarisetti

Founder & Technical Lead

B.Tech: Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras (IND)
MS: Renewable Energy Systems, University of Florida (USA)

Praneeth is a graduate of the batch of 2007, with a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering, from IIT Madras and MS graduate(2010), in Renewable Energy, from the University of Florida. Praneeth's expertise spans over a range of areas, from rockets to aircrafts to IC engines to green energy technologies. After spending over 10 years working on cutting edge technologies at various reputed R&D departments of institutions such as ISRO, IISc, Polyfuel Canada and Cummins USA, he founded Birds Eye Energy Technologies in Hyderabad, India. Currently at Birds Eye Energy, he is waging a war on fossil fuels by developing patented, innovative, first of its kind, green energy technologies developed, in collaboration with IIT Madras and CSIR, for the Indian energy segment. He aspires to build Birds Eye Energy into an innovation leader in the energy segment in India.

Harsha Vardhan Reddy

Co Founder and Business Strategy Lead

B.Tech: Bio-Technical Engineering, IIT Madras (IND)
MBA: IIM Ahmedabad (IND)

IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad Alumni. With his experience at Tata Group's flagship leadership development programme Tata Administrative Services (TAS), Rothschild and Boston Analytics, Harsha brings in a unique mix of expertise in Business Strategy, Operations, Finance and Project Management. He is passionate about developing and launching new products which have direct impact on environment, humanity. He loves to keep things simple and wishes to transform how the world consumes energy.

Board of advisors

Viswanath Sivaswamy

Advisor

B.Tech: Electrical Engineering, Nagarjuna University (IND)
MBA: ICFAI Business School (IND)

Vish is a senior executive with 25 years of experience in variety of roles like CEO, Board member and Managing Director. His expertise lies in Business & Corporate Strategy, Business Advisory Services, M&A Integration and Global Delivery Management. One of the highlights of his career was growing ConJoin organicalling to a $300 million company, including the turnaround of a telecom service company from a $10 million loss making company to a $30 million profit making company.

Marian Noronha

Advisor

B.Tech: Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Varanasi (IND)
M.S: Aerodynamics of wind turbines, McGill University, Montreal (CAN)

Marian Noronha founded TURBOCAM in 1985 after two years in advanced CAD/CAM applications at Computervision, and many years of R&D in Wind Turbine Development and Energy Conservation. Over the years Marian has steered Turbocam tremendous growth into a multi million dollar company that serves a wide range of customers in the aerospace and automobile segments and with global presence across 4 continents. Marian continues to grow Turbocam into a company that is on the forefront of high precision and complex automated manufacturing technologies.

Advisor

B.E: Mechanical Engineering, Mumbai University (IND)
M.S: Industrial Engineering, North Carolina State University (USA)
MBA: Kelley School Of Business – Indiana University (USA)

Kelley School of Business alumni and an ex-Tata Power engineer, passionate about disruptive technologies in the renewable energy space. Abhijit brings in immense amount of experience in product quality improvement, product management and customer relationship development.

Jwngshar (Jimmy) Narzary

Advisor

B.Tech: Aerospace Engineering, IIT Madras (IND)
MBA: IIM Kozhikode (IND)

IIT Madras and IIM Kozhikode alumni, passionate about marketing management and start up organizations. Jimmy possesses solid experience in new product launches, sales and marketing functions and business development.