Ravi Venkatesan

CEO, Cantaloupe

Role: Associate

Site: CDL-Atlanta

Stream: FinTech

Ravi Venkatesan was named chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors at Cantaloupe in September 2022, after serving as chief operating officer starting in February 2022 and as chief technology officer from December 2020. He is responsible for leadership of the company’s architecture, development, network and business operations, product teams, as well as customer success. A proven leader with extensive expertise in product development, information systems, software development and program management, Ravi brings more than 20 years of experience in driving innovative change within technology environments.

Previously, Ravi was the head of innovation at Bakkt. He held the dual roles of chief technology officer and chief product officer at Bridge2 Solutions, preceding its sale to ICE, the parent company of Bakkt. Prior to his position at Bakkt, Ravi was the vice president of information technology strategy and delivery at Cbeyond. Earlier in his career, he spent time as a consulting leader with Accenture.

Ravi graduated from Bangalore University with a degree in electronics and went through a post-graduate program in finance and information management from the Management Development Institute.