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Vikram Shetty
Vikram Shetty

Vikram Shetty

CEO

5ive Solutions

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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
Born to M Kushal Shetty and Vishalakshi in the middle class family on 1985, July 25th. We are 2 brothers. Elder one is Ranjeeth, software consultant at Singapore; Married to Naziya. Born at New Delhi and Brought up at Gavali, village in Udupi District. Married to Pratima
Done Differently:
Learning and acquiring knowledge is an ongoing process. We always wish we could start over again. With the current knowledge and experience in the field, I would definitely like to change the attitude when we started 5ive and get best talents early into 5ive, not considering their rate.
Plans For The Future:
I am at a top position already, so there is no much of a promotion for me. But down the years, I want to see myself as a successful leader in IT backed by a huge organization filled with strong and ambitious minds.
The Journey So Far:
After completing my engineering, I joined iGATE Global Solutions(Now iGATE Patni) as a fresher and worked with teams in different verticals. After working for around 2.5 years there, I came out to start my own venture(5ive Solutions) Its 2 years now and enjoyment is still on.
The Decisions That Matter
Off my short career:
1. Leave an oppotunity to earn in $
2. Leave a job and chase my dream
Growth Strategy:
Leadership is not a quality one can achieve overnight. We develop personalities to develop the quality. I've been going through a lot of books and audios to build my personality and self-image. I can now proudly say, I'm leading a group 20+ sharp developers, all aligned towards company's goal.
Working Life Management:
It's really tough, but one needs to do it. My family has been very supportive, specially Pratima(my wife), without her the whole of dream chasing wouldn't be possible. I try to make some time out to be with her, due to which I sometimes work after she sleep. Dedication solves the problem.
Job Profile:
Currently, I am building a start-up out of Bangalore. I'm CEO & Co-Founder for 5ive Solutions. My role starts with acquiring the project, signing off the deal. I make sure, at the EOD the client is Happy and my team is happier. That's the secret for sustaining the tough market conditions.
Required Reading:
Any PMA books(Magic of Thinking Big, Acorn Principle, What to say when you talk to yourself), Some field books like Steve Jobs, Rework etc.(Biographies of CEOs/Leaders, Stories of IT companies)
Ted.com, siliconindia.com are the site I browse through daily.
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