London, 13 August 2021 – Wurkr, the UK and India-based SaaS platform that enables teams to work together from anywhere in an immersive virtual workspace, has welcomed Vasudha Mangalam as their new Advising CHRO.
She has over 23 years of experience in various successful industry-disrupting start-ups focused on e-commerce, software services and product organisations in big data analytics, HCM/PMS and SAAS organizations. As a multi-faceted professional, Vasudha is a highly esteemed addition to the Wurkr team.
Vasudha Mangalam’s track record encompasses the creation and management of offshore development entities. Her experience includes the management and partnering of businesses and contribution towards overall organizational growth across regions in India, the US and Australia. She is known for driving brand growth through people strategies maximizing operational excellence. She most recently held a dual role as a Global People Officer for Acendre Inc and General Manager of its India entity, where she spearheaded the global people function and was the advisor to Acendre Board, leading due diligence and M&A activities. Some of her successes included global programs for cultural transformation, standardization and cost optimization initiatives. Prior to Acendre, Vasudha fronted Operations for Razorsight in Bangalore and led the transformation of Razorsight from a services-based business process outsourcing company to a Big Data Cloud Analytics Product Organization.
Prior to Razorsight, Vasudha was Head of Human Resources for Yahoo Software Development Centre in Bangalore where she played a key role in building and successfully scaling a 600+ strong technical team from scratch. Called the Culture Architect, she created a performance-focused culture. Her role spanned across Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention, the separation and incorporation of entities, the Yahoo restructuring program, the Yahoo talent exchange program, branding initiatives and employee wellness programs in a fun work environment.
Vasudha holds a B.A.L. LLB degree from University Law College, Bangalore and an MBA from International American University, Los Angeles.
Since its launch in 2018, Wurkr has expanded in the UK and Indian markets and its subscriber base has seen a 1,000 per cent increase in the past year alone. Vasudha’s comprehensive understanding of HR industry trends and quality practices to achieve business excellence will be an asset to the trailblazing start-up.
Annil Chandel – CEO & Founder, Wurkr, commented:
“We’re delighted to have Vasudha join Wurkr as CHRO Advisor. Her vast experience and impressive qualifications have already made her an asset to our growing team.”
For further information, please contact:
Helena Da Silva Merron
Founded in 2018, Wurkr is a single, comprehensive virtual workplace SaaS-based management platform that combines the strongest benefits of working from anywhere and being physically present with your colleagues. Wurkr’s immersive experience empowers people to feel like a valued part of a team, to effectively connect and collaborate with their colleagues from wherever they happen to be located at the time. With almost 300,000 subscribers and 3,500 organisations choosing Wurkr, customers include Hello Monday, Swansea University, HiveMind, One Tree Planted and Hastee.