Founders & Leadership Team

Founders & Leadership Team

We are a part of the ESOP Direct family. While equity compensation in itself is a niche area, at ESOP ezee, our aim to specialise further with a focus on ESOP solutions for small, unlisted companies who have implemented or wanting to implement an ESOP plan for their employees.

Our experience of over two decades in this domain with more than 600 unlisted companies shows us that unlisted organisations have peculiar issues with respect to their objectives, regulations, liquidity (rather lack of it) for their shares, frequency of Grants and so on. Over the years, best practices specific to this category of companies have evolved and stabilised. Companies in this segment need a focussed attention and customised offering.

At ESOP ezee, with our dedicated Consulting team, customised administration platform and employee help desk, we are completely focussed on the needs and expectations of early and growth stage unlisted companies. We are a one stop destination for all you need to know and the expert help that you expect.


Harshu Ghate
Non-executive Chairman, ESOP Direct

Harshu is the Co Founder and Managing Director of ESOP Direct. Having worked closely with Private and early stage companies, he understood their wants and strategized the carve out of ESOP ezee from ESOP Direct offerings. He is actively involved in productising the service, design of the platform, stitching up partnerships and alliances of complimentary service providers.

Ravi Ravulaparthi
Co-Founder & CEO, Qapita

Ravi Ravulaparthi is a seasoned Investment Banker and an entrepreneur. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Qapita. Prior to his Qapita stint, he worked for about 17 years in investment banking and corporate development space in Asia Pacific. He started his career with the Tata Group and then moved onto banking roles in Macquarie and BNP Paribas. Most recently he was with Rippledot, an independent financial advisory firm based out of Singapore. His areas of expertise includes capital raising, corporate finance advisory, M&A, principal investments, debt financing, leveraged finance & corporate strategy.

He is also an angel investor in multiple startups in the region. He enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs advising them on transactions and strategy. Ravi is an engineering graduate from IIT Chennai and an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

Lakshman Gupta Kanamarlapudi
Co-Founder & COO, Qapita

Laksham is a seasoned entrepreneur and investor with over 20 years of experience in scaling businesses. As the co-founder and COO of Qapita, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. He holds a Chartered Accountant qualification and has a deep understanding of financial management and accounting principles. He has also completed his MBA from The Indian School of Business.

He has worked with companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations like Hindustan Unilever Limited, Discovery Channel, Astro and MAGICA PTE. LTD.

Vamsee Mohan Kamabathula
Co-Founder & CTO, Qapita

Vamsee is an experienced technologist with a passion for building products and comes with over 20 years of experience. As the Co-founder and CTO at Qapita, he is responsible for driving the company’s technological vision and strategy. He is an alumnus of IIT Madras, one of India’s premier institutions for engineering and technology.

Throughout his career, Vamsee has worked with some very innovative companies in the industry. He has been involved in the development of several successful products and platforms, and has led high-performing engineering teams in the process.

Leadership Team

Jalaj Sinha
Head – Business Development

Jalaj heads Business Development of ESOP ezee. He is a Chartered Accountant and has various years of experience in Sales, Consulting, Marketing, Strategic Alliances, Managing Relationships and New Market Development. He was previously associated with Tata Consultancy Services.

Rahul Somani
Head Operations – Consulting and Managed Services

Rahul heads Operation of ESOP ezee. He is a Chartered Accountant and has rich experience in Plan Designing, Stock Plan Administration, Option Accounting, Financial Audit, Internal Audit, Statutory Compliances, and Managing Operations. He was earlier working at PWC.