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Meet the Brilliant Minds Shaping the Future of Automotive Connectivity. Our Team of Experts Drives Innovation and Delivers Exceptional Solutions for the Connected Vehicles of Tomorrow.


Shrinath Acharya

CEO, Co-founder

Shrinath sets the strategic direction of the company and is responsible for building strong industry partnerships in the automotive industry. Under his leadership, the company has developed a unique end-to-end vision for its Cloud and in-vehicle software solutions.

He previously co-founded MARGI Systems, which pioneered the delivery of infotainment headunits and in-vehicle networking. MARGI was acquired by Harman (now Samsung). Shrinath has an MBA from Wharton (U Penn), an MS in systems engineering from the University of Texas, and a BSME from the National Institute of Technology in India. He holds several patents in mobile and automotive connectivity.

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Shrikant Acharya

CTO, Co-founder

Shrikant Acharya drives the company’s technology roadmap and strategic automotive industry partnerships. Under his leadership, the company leads the market in Ethernet AVB/TSN and Cloud-to-vehicle solutions; Excelfore is also the first software supplier to achieve independent certification by the Avnu Alliance.

Shrikant was a co-founder of MARGI Systems, which pioneered the delivery of infotainment headunits to automotive OEMs. His prior experience includes Harman, Widergren Communications, Cirrus Logic, and Telephoto Communications. He holds over a dozen patents for Cloud, in-vehicle networks, advanced compression technologies and driver assistance among others. Shrikant has a Bachelor’s degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India, and an MSEE from the University of Texas at Arlington.


John Crosbie

Chief Systems Architect

John drives the Design and Architecture of Cloud and in-vehicle software including OTA update systems, automotive diagnostics, data analytics, and AVB/TSN for in-vehicle networks. John has been developing software for automotive applications for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining Excelfore, he co-founded MARGI Systems where he led Engineering and was responsible for the development of award-winning products (PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award, Popular Science Award, etc.)

He has over thirty years of experience in computer software, hardware, and ASIC designs. He holds over a dozen patents for Cloud, in-vehicle networks, advanced compression technologies, and driver assistance, among others.

Rema Balaraman

VP of Engineering

Rich Capen

Chief Financial Officer

Prajeet Patel

Chief Revenue Officer

Shiro Ninomiya

Head of Excelfore, Japan

Mark Singer

Marketing Head

Rajesh Mujumdar

Head of Engineering & Operations India


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