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Darpan Seth
Managing Partner
Darpan is the founder of Expicient and has over 15 years of professional services management experience. He lives in the Boston area and is responsible for all aspects of Expicient’s strategy, sales & global operations. Prior to Expicient, Darpan served as a Product Manager and Solutions Architect at Sterling Commerce (an AT&T company), where he was responsible for driving order management architecture and roadmap for clients in North America.

Darpan brings experience in crafting solutions for omni-channel order management & commerce solutions for several Fortune 1000 clients. Early in his career, Darpan worked with companies like Hewlett Packard and Cadence Design Systems. He later worked as a Client Partner with Cambridge Technology Partners (CTP) and was part of the leadership team managing their Asia services teams. He also helped bootstrap CTP’s digital strategy practice in India.

Education: MBA, from India Institute of Management Bangalore, Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and a Masters in Mathematics from BITS Pilani India.

Laxman photo 2 (115x100px)Laxman Mandayam
Managing Partner
Laxman has almost two decades of experience in global enterprise software & consulting. He is based out of the New York area, and is a seasoned supply chain and retail technology professional with extensive leadership experience in architecture, implementation, and product management. Laxman has led projects at multiple Fortune 500 clients including Best Buy, Victoria’s Secret, SYSCO, Motorola, and Eaton. Laxman co-founded a company called shipX in the transportation space. He also co-founded Open Mile, a SaaS solution for the truck transport industry.

He started off as one of the early professional services team members at Yantra (now acquired by IBM/Sterling Commerce). While in professional services, Laxman was one of the very first Enterprise Architects – and worked on almost all products of the company – be it WMS, order management, or supplier collaboration. He was also a product manager of the Order Management product line.

Education: M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.

Thomas Arul
Managing Partner
Thomas is a co-founder of Expicient. He has over 18 years of experience in Technology and Retail Domain. He lives in Boston area and is responsible for Sales, Delivery and Operations for Expicient Inc for the past 6 years. Prior to this he was a Senior Architect at N2N Commerce building the industry’s first and only company founded to deliver on-demand cross-channel ecommerce software to large multi-channel retailers. He played various roles in Sterling Commerce/Yantra for 6 years in Sales and Professional Services working with fortune 500 and Department of Defense clients.

Thomas has worked with the following clients helping with their Omni-channel and Order Management strategy Aldo, Exel Logistics, 31Gifts, NH Liquor, Devry, Staples, NBC, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, LifeTouch, MTMC, Mark and Spencer’s, Motorola, Sysco Foods and Tweeter.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from St. Josephs, MBA from Bharathiar University, India.