Ness Appoints 2 Vice Presidents

ChampionScott Partners is excited to announce two successful appointments to Ness Digital Engineering, a global provider of digital transformation solutions:

  • Suman Mohanty, Vice President and Head of Retail Business Unit
  • Kiran Naik, Vice President – Strategic Business Growth, North America

Both Suman and Kiran are demonstrated sales leaders with proven track records growing and acquiring enterprise customers driving substantial revenue growth. Suman’s expertise was developed at the intersection of IT consulting and services to the retail industry. Kiran has an established career in sales & business development in technology led software services and system integration companies.

Suman joins Ness from Cognizant where he spent a successful 15 year career most recently serving as Client Partner/Director, Retail and CPG. At Cognizant, Suman managed and grew client portfolios and led the pursuit and acquisition of new logo accounts.  Prior to Cognizant, Suman was a Domain Consultant, Retail, Consumer Goods & Distribution for Wipro Technologies.  Suman earned his MBA from Pondicherry University and his BS from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Puducherry, both located in India.

Kiran was most recently CRO of LumenData, a provider of implementation services for Master Data Management (MDM) suite of products. Previously, Kiran enjoyed an accomplished 12 year career with Persistent Systems (BSE: PERSISTENT), culminating as EVP, Digital Transformation Services.  During his tenure, Kiran was instrumental in driving company-wide growth and selling digital transformation services to the enterprise market. Earlier in his career, Kiran held senior sales roles at Lionbridge Technologies, Webify Services, Global Software Resources and Blue Star InfoTech America. Kiran earned both his BS and MBA from University of Pune in India.

About Ness Digital Engineering
Ness is a digital solutions company with product engineering in our DNA backed by a global collective of software engineers, data experts, user experience designers and innovators. Combining our core competence in engineering with the latest in digital technology, we build customer-facing platforms and software products that help businesses thrive in the digital economy. As your tech partner, we help engineer your company’s future with cloud and data. For more information, visit

About ChampionScott Partners
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