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Locus appoints Ranadheer Velamuri as Senior Vice President of Engineering

    A veteran with 20+ years of experience in building technologies

    Velamuri will lead product growth and technology development across geographies

Bengaluru : Locus, an order-to-delivery dispatch management platform that solves logistics challenges and enables intuitive workflow automation, recently appointed Ranadheer Velamuri as Senior Vice President – Engineering. Under his leadership, Locus will transform its technology team to further expand and develop its leading-edge, enterprise-ready solutions for excellence in last-mile logistics.

Velamuri brings over 20 years of experience in building technology and technology teams for enterprises in logistics, advertising, retail, e-commerce, and data. In his previous role, he built the fulfillment platform at Tesco’s retail business, bringing in new customer propositions and revamping existing platforms. A seasoned technology leader, Velamuri has grown and led teams that have built product platforms from the ground up, and carried out technology refreshes for leading organizations. Previously, he has held leadership roles with eBay, Microsoft, Yahoo, Oracle, Rakuten, and Deloitte across India, the US, Asia, and Japan.

Nishith Rastogi, Founder and CEO of Locus, said, “Ranadheer’s unparalleled understanding of the technology ecosystem, his exemplary approach to product engineering, scaling and differentiation, and his impeccable track record for building and leading world-class tech teams make him an ideal fit for Locus. We are delighted to have Rana join us as we continue to innovate and solve for increasingly complex logistics use-cases for the last-mile. His leadership will be invaluable for Locus to accomplish ever larger milestones on its hyper-growth journey.”

Ranadheer Velamuri, Senior Vice President – Engineering, Locus, said, “It has been an exhilarating few months at Locus. Working with business teams across four continents and on a diverse set of logistics use-cases has come with a steep, but exciting learning curve. Growing and developing the technology team to continue differentiating Locus’ unique IP in dispatch management and route optimization has been a fulfilling proposition and opportunity.”