Personal finance advisory company IndianMoney.com has appointed Abhijit Goon, former associate director and chief operating officer of IBM India, as its chief operating officer, a company statement said.
Owned and operated by Suvision Holdings Private Limited, IndianMoney.com is an eight-year-old fintech company based out of Bangalore.
It provides free consultations to people looking for expert opinions on matters related to personal finance. It also connects financial intermediaries with consumers interested in financial products through its mobile application 'Lead Market'.
Goon spent nearly 22 years at IBM Global Services, where he held several leadership positions across departments such as associate director of IBM India, COO of application innovation consulting Greater China Group, and COO of IBM Global Services Pte Ltd, his LinkedIn profile shows.
"IndiaMoney.com is uniquely positioned with amazingly talented people who are dedicated to educating people on various financial opportunities to invest wisely and generate business by connecting the interested people with right intermediaries,” Goon said in the press note.
The company is backed by Vertexperts Consulting and Hyderabad Angels. Ravindra Krishnappa, founder of seed-stage venture capital fund Erasmic Venture Fund and Pradeep Mittal, co-founder of recruitment firm Magna Infotech are on its board of directors. It also has Shekhar Kirani, partner at Accel Partners; Ramanand Baliga, former IBM India director; and Srini Koppolu, former MD at Microsoft Development Center, India on its advisory panel. Banking industry veterans G Narayanan, chairman of Vijaya Bank and T V Rao, former director of EXIM Bank are also on the firm’s advisory board.
“IndianMoney.com is at an inflection point now and is geared for an exponential growth to educate 1 lakh people per day by 2020. With all the systems and technology in place, we were scouting for the right leader to drive the operations and Abhijit is the right fit. Led by his global experience and impeccable capabilities to build large teams from scratch, we are confident to achieve our ambitious targets in a time-bound manner," C S Sudheer, founder and CEO of IndianMoney.com, said.