Kanaka Story

At Kanaka, we specialize in Outsourced Product Development. Successful software products are not just about great ideas and cutting-edge technology, but also require an engineering mindset such as ours – that includes good planning, remarkable design, disciplined execution and a highly committed team with a sense of ownership.

  • Solid understanding of web based applications through its evolutionary cycles by demonstrated expertise in building Industry strength applications.
  • Hands on experience in managing agile product development with multi-location teams.
  • Optimum onsite and offshore resources management to reduce time to market, resulting in cost effectiveness.
  • Worked in varied technology areas.
  • Experienced team members who have handled large Engineering and Product Development teams.
  • Team that engrained with the Product engineering mindset and the Agile development thought process.

Our Culture

We incorporate a work-life balance in a fast-paced and simulating work environment where flexibility is welcome. Our success is based on motivated, independent and confident employees. We promote a positive environment with opportunities for individual growth and development.


Product Development organizations typically are spread across multiple cities and time zones. We believe time zone difference should not be an impediment to effective communication and decision making. We think that the various collaboration tools allow you to work together as if you were in the same room with the same level productivity.


We go all-out to get best talent to support your needs. Software projects are totally dependent on the competency and the skills of the team. We therefore ensure that resources are committed, intellectually challenged and are passionate about the product that they are working on.


Our development center has dedicated Infrastructure for creating a firewalled environment for individual customers. We also have state-of-the-art communication facilities including a video conferencing setup for close collaboration. We can also setup point-to-point links if required by the customer.

Meet Kanaka's

Aniruddha Paranjape


Aniruddha has 24 years of experience in Software Product Development with a focus on the banking domain for the past 12 years. Prior to founding Kanaka, he worked as Senior Director at S1 Corporation and was responsible for delivery of Professional Services and Support to customers around the globe.

Aniruddha managed a team of more than 250 people, responsible for large multi-million dollar engagements for marquee banks including Deutsche Bank - Belgium, DBS - Singapore, UniCredit - Germany, Westpac – NZ. Aniruddha holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Pune and a master’s degree in International business from Symbiosis University.

Nikhil Halgeri

Managing Director

Nikhil has been in Software Development in the Banking and Capital Markets space for the past 25 years. Before founding Kanaka, he worked as Regional Services Director (South Asia) at ACI Worldwide, where he was responsible for Professional Services P&L for the Indian sub-continent. At ACI, Nikhil managed to grow implementation services from scratch to a revenue of $2 million. Prior to ACI, Nikhil was Senior Director S1 Corporation and was responsible for program management of multi-year engagements in Asia including Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi-UFJ in Singapore, National Bank of Abu Dhabi in UAE and Siam Commercial Bank in Thailand.

Nikhil holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Shivaji University and an executive master’s degree in Business from NMIMS, Mumbai.

Ujjwal Bhattacharyya


Ujjwal brings over 21 years of experience in large government, private and public financial sector. He has had the opportunity to engage in Enterprise Architecture and Solution Design for large corporate and government organizations. He has worked on all key facets of Application development lifecycle, including Integration, Information Security, Business Continuity, and Project Management.

Ujjwal carries a deep understanding of systemically important financial institution processes and systems. This he acquired through the design and implementation of a Service Oriented Architecture that he carried out at the US Treasury. Prior to that, Ujjwal was a key member of the team that developed Federal Reserve Bank Cash and Security management systems. Ujjwal holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Gauhati University and a master’s degree in computer management from University of Pune.

Jagdish Ranade


Jagdish is the Chief Financial Officer for Kanaka. He oversees financial services functions of the company including Finance and Accounting, business planning process, ensuring regulatory compliance and reporting, managing risk and investor relations.

Jagdish brings a deep understanding of business to matters financial with his diverse background of 20 years in strategic planning, financial accounting, budgetary control, risk management, internal audit, taxation and corporate governance. Prior to joining Kanaka, Jagdish served as Financial Controller, Audit & Regulatory compliance officer. He has been successfully running his own audit and accounting firm for last 22 years. Jagdish received a bachelor's degree in commerce from The University of Pune. He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of various professional organizations including the Information Systems Audit & Control Association.

John Philpott


John Philpott began his career as one of the founding team members of S1 Corporation (NASDAQ:SONE). S1 originated as the start-up creator of the first Internet Bank, SFNB, and grew to over $200m in annual revenue. While at S1, John served in a variety of roles including his role as SVP and GM of S1’s International business unit. Following S1, John became the Chief Executive Officer of IAS Software until its successful sale in 2013. IAS Software was a leading provider of technology to the Investment management and brokerage industry.

Currently, John serves as a Partner with FINTOP Capital, Venture Captial and Private Equity firm focussed around FinTech space

Claudius van der Meulen


With nearly 30 years of experience in several senior sales roles and General Management roles in the IT and financial services industry, Claudius founded Attollo Software Consultancy B.V.. Attollo is the exclusive European partner of Kanaka.

Prior to founding Attollo, Claudius worked as SVP Europe at FinTech organisation Entersekt. In this role he developed the European business from the first customer onwards and established the local sales and support units in the Benelux, UK and Dach subregions. He holds an academic degree in International Business from Nyenrode Business University.