Varghese Daniel

Co-Founder & CEO

Varghese Daniel

Co-Founder & CEO
<span data-contrast="none">Varghese </span><span data-contrast="none">Daniel</span><span data-contrast="none"> is the co-founder and CEO</span><span data-contrast="none"> </span><span data-contrast="none">of Wrench Solutions. Passionate about the transformative power of information technology, he and his friend Aju Peter began with an idea for collaborative data processing for manufacturing companies, which they successfully sold to </span><span data-contrast="none">Kennametal Widia & MICO BOSCH</span><span data-contrast="none"> (and for which they won funding from the Government of India). Varghese went on to create SmartProject, the world's first integrated information </span><span data-contrast="none">platform</span><span data-contrast="none"> for construction projects, which is used by EPC firms worldwide. His focus today is developing global markets for SmartProject. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">Varghese holds an M.E. in Mechanical Engineering</span><span data-contrast="none"> from the National Institute of Technology, Jaipur</span><span data-contrast="none">. He continues to innovate, most recently an auto-irrigation system for urban food growers. He is an avid football player and enjoys retro rock music.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"> </span>

Aju Peter

Co-Founder & CTO

Aju Peter

Co-Founder & CTO
<span data-contrast="none">Aju Peter is the co-founder and CTO of Wrench Solutions. As co-visionary behind the company that he set up with his friend Varghese Daniel, Aju is a keen observer of the developing intersection between engineering and information technology. He brings over 2 decades of seasoned technology knowledge to Wrench, where his enthusiasm and optimism continue to shape the company's trajectory. Aju considers himself a long-time witness of the IT explosion in India as well as a participant in its growth into the engineering sector, including the industry's struggle with, and now acceptance of, the latest cloud, mobile, and automation technologies.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"> </span> <span data-contrast="none"> Aju holds an M.Sc in Computer Science from Annamalai University. He has also completed a post-graduate diploma in Counselling Psychology.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"> </span>

Manesh Alias

COO
<span data-contrast="none">Manesh Alias is the COO of Wrench Solutions. With hands-on domain</span><span data-contrast="none"> knowledge based on </span><span data-contrast="none">over </span><span data-contrast="none">20 years of experience in the </span><span data-contrast="none">digitization</span><span data-contrast="none"> of</span><span data-contrast="none"> the EPC industry, he has spearheaded the successful adoption of SmartProject technology across landmark projects in Oil and gas, Infrastructure, and Real Estate for some of the world's largest global players. Manesh balances the pioneering Wrench spirit with a relentless sense of practicality and realism and combines his knowledge of </span><span data-contrast="none">what is possible through </span><span data-contrast="none">digitization with his experience of where the limits of digitization lie to give his clients long-term value. </span><span data-ccp-props="{"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">Manesh holds a B.E. in </span><span data-contrast="none">Mechanical Engineer</span><span data-contrast="none">ing</span><span data-contrast="none"> from NIT Silchar</span><span data-contrast="none"> and a</span><span data-contrast="none"> post-graduation MBA from Cochin University</span><span data-contrast="none">. He is a die-hard sports fan and enjoys travel.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"> </span>

Shayne Smith

Director, Corporate Strategy

Shayne Smith

Director, Corporate Strategy
<span data-contrast="none">Shayne Smith, P. Eng. is Director, Strategy at Wrench Solutions.  His 30+ year career in the consulting engineering industry includes leadership roles in </span><span data-contrast="none">a number of</span><span data-contrast="none"> large private and publicly traded consulting firms with global projects in many different industry sectors.  As CEO of a 1000-person engineering company in 2007, Shayne’s passion for project management excellence led him to Wrench, becoming their first North American customer.  He believes that Wrench can create accountability and transparency in how complex projects are controlled and managed.</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span> <span data-contrast="none">After working for eight years in </span><span data-contrast="none">a number of</span><span data-contrast="none"> senior operational and business development roles at a top ten-ranked ENR firm, Shayne stepped away from full-time work in 2017. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous for-profit and not-for-profit boards and continues to work with boards and executive teams to improve and optimize organizational performance.  Shayne is a licensed professional engineer, having graduated from the University of Waterloo (Mech </span><span data-contrast="none">Eng</span><span data-contrast="none"> 1988).</span><span data-ccp-props="{}"> </span>

Mike Schaefer

Vice President - North America

Mike Schaefer

Vice President - North America
Mike Schaefer is the Vice President of North America at Wrench Solutions. His role will be to develop and grow Wrench’s presence in the North American market through direct efforts and establishing a partner network. Mike is an accomplished business executive with 30 years of experience working with large and mid-size enterprises on complex software solutions, including Enterprise Content Management, Collaboration, Asset Management, CRM, and CAD/PLM. His domain expertise is industrial markets, primarily Energy, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Construction, and Transportation. Mike has been an early employee in many of the largest software companies in those markets and has played a key role in acquiring their initial customers. He has an entrepreneurial spirit, having founded, funded, and run a software start-up. Outside work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, boating and barbecuing at Lake Texoma, or volunteering with a disaster relief organization. His hobbies are chainsaw carving and timber framing. Mike is a licensed professional engineer, having graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago.

Anand Rathinem

Head of Operations, North American Operations

Anand Rathinem

Head of Operations, North American Operations
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