Team

Charles Hudson Technology Solutions

Meet our leadership team.

Co-Founder and CEO

Vishwanathan (Vish) Padmanabhan

Vish’s background is rich with both digital commerce and service delivery experience, over three decades long. He runs the company’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction. Vish engages personally with every client to ensure each project is delivered to the client’s satisfaction and our high standards. He is a domain expert and general advisor to clients on commerce strategy and operations. Prior to co-founding Charles Hudson with Karan, Vish held numerous eCommerce leadership positions, including SVP for Revenue and Client Satisfaction at Professional Access (now Zensar), and a leadership role at PSI Data Systems, a subsidiary of Bull SA, France.

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Co-Founder and COO

Karan Puri

Co-Founder of Charles Hudson, he has spent over 15 years in the Digital solutions space and has worked with some of the largest names in retail. He's responsible for the technology vision at Charles Hudson and for ensuring that our delivery continues to exceed client expectations. Karan is obsessed with solutions that deliver measurable real-world outcomes and loves taking ideas from conception to value creation. He can reliably be found hacking his way through pristine golf courses all over the world during his spare time.

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Director, Quality Management

Tim Harris

Tim has been a champion of Quality Assurance for over 15 years, managing and leading QA delivery in both the POS and digital commerce spaces. Starting as a POS software applications test engineer at NCR, he moved into the digital test domain midway through his career. Prior to joining Charles Hudson, Tim held Sr. Manager roles at leading retailers Academy Sports + Outdoors and AutoZone, leading successful QA teams. At Charles Hudson, Tim is responsible for steering Quality Management across client services, across their omni channel programs.

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SVP, Client Partner

Jimmy Hale

Jimmy was VP of eCommerce for luxury brand Neiman Marcus before helping drive digital solutions for ATG (now Oracle), Professional Access, and other leading digital consultancies. At Charles Hudson he aligns our services and solutions to customer challenges and opportunities.

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VP, Human Resources

Ramaswamy K S

Ram has vast experience in leading HR for IT services firms. In a career spanning over 30 years, he's worked with some of the most prominent names in the industry. He's seen it all and he brings a wealth of experience to the fore every single day. He's well versed in dealing with the complexities of managing a global organization and he manages the entire HR lifecycle at Charles Hudson.

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Giving us direction

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Member

Fred Argir

Fred has more than 30 years in his career. He has significant experience in entrepreneurial endeavors and in retail serving in several roles ranging from an investor to President/CIO/CDO. He has served in leadership roles at iconic brands like Target, ToysRus, and Barnes & Noble. Additionally, he has been a frequent presenter on Digital transformation and business leadership. Fred is very involved in non-profit charities that benefit children. Fred lives in the Minneapolis area.

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Advisory board member

Robert Brazile

Robert Brazile is a 35 year veteran of the software industry and has served as an executive for several tech firms. He is a consultant and advisor to technology startups; before that, he was SVP of Strategic Data and Analytics at Fidelity Investments and CTO of Fidelity Health Marketplace. Prior to that, he was CTO at ATG (Oracle Commerce). He is a computer science graduate of Rice University and lives in the Boston area.

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