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Xpheno

People.Effect.Change
Xpheno – the name is short for extended phenotype meaning Extend your Expression, We believe work is an extension of our Expression.
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INDIA STAFFING: Our differentiators

Designed to offer niche skills in high volumes with the shortest runways for onboarding.

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speed

Crunching time-to-fills requires high agility and technology across the organization. We hence operate in a Culture & Process that’s inherently Built for Speed.

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scale

High-volume staffing requirements are a market norm across industries. Our Delivery Capacity is hence setup for scale and to handle spikes in staffing demand of clients.

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quality

Enterprises expect the best of talent with highest fitment scores across all parameters. We nurture & engage high-niche talent pools for the sharpest assessment on fitment.

Our core minds

Then neighbours, friends for 40 years, peers, competitors and now co-founders, Anil and Kamal, with an experienced management team, lead Xpheno, a talent solutions company. Xpheno is founded on their common belief in people’s abilities and the impact they can have on the world. Here they have resolved to bring people and companies together, to contribute to the creation of high-performing workforces.

KamalKaranth
Kamal Karanth
Co-Founder

At Xpheno, Kamal supports Sales, Marketing, Technology Initiatives and manages Investor Relations.

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AnilEthanur
Anil Ethanur
Co-Founder

At Xpheno, Anil leads the People and Culture building initiatives. He supports his leadership team in Customer Relationships, Finance &  Operational Efficiencies.

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Ambarish
Ramasastry Ambarish
Director (Non-Executive)

Ambarish serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Xpheno board. He guides Xpheno on strategy, investments and governance. Ambarish is Managing Director of RA & Son Pte Ltd, Singapore, an independent advisory firm engaged in facilitating FII investments in Indian private and public equity markets. He has been associated with several PE funds in different capacities.

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our works

Information is Wealth and Content is King! Our teams constantly map and track industry trends, talent movements, investments, innovations & more. These are some of the recent research work and media output generated by us.
Watch this space for more! 

India IT 2019: The Talent Roundup
The Playbook of becoming a CHRO
Marketing & Sales Heads Dominate CXO Moves in Oct-Dec
What gets us Fired!
India is next playground for game development jobs
What our PEOPLE say
We’ve got the best and happy minds in the industry to work with us! These are just a little of what they have to say about being a part of Xpheno!
Trupthi
Trupthi Thimmaiah
Talent Specialist

“…In the last two years, I have had multiple opportunities to raise my standards and perform better than my past self both personally and professionally. Xpheno has become my extended family in many ways…”

Shincy
Shincy Morris
Talent Specialist

…Joining Xpheno was a turning point in my career, it has been a great experience working with industry leaders who have helped me grow professionally and guided me in developing my personality. I really enjoy the freedom of work and appreciate the learnings…

Rahul
Rahul Chanshetti
Technology Specialist

…Working with industry experts and the opportunity to work on various activities within the domain has definitely helped me gain a better perspective on my future. Not to mention a healthy work culture and good pay. Most important ! Leaders listen to you and act on it…

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Latest BLOGS
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GIC: Opportunities Aplenty

Siddharth Verma | For almost a couple of decades, six key sunrise industries led the talent acquisition spree near-evenly spaced, back to back, in quick succession viz. IT, BPO, Banking,…

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The Art of Leaving

Siddharth Verma | Way back in 2007 we recruited a management trainee, a Gold Medalist MBA. Exactly a year later, on the day of her 1st work anniversary she came…

KAMAL KARANTH A

At Xpheno, Kamal supports Sales, Marketing, Technology Initiatives and manages Investor Relations.

From wanting to be a Bollywood actor, to then a politician to studying microbiology Kamal finally found his calling in helping people find theirs!

He started his career in sales, and took to it with such ease that 'influencing' went on to become his predominant skill for life. After his first 7 years in sales he had the unique experience of working for both, a Fortune 500 MNC, Eli Lilly and VC-funded Biotech start-up, XCyton.

Kamal's evolution as a leader was complete by the time he had put in a total of 16 years at Ma Foi Randstad and Kelly Services. At Ma Foi he spent the majority of his tenure managing the APAC Operations where he launched recruitment operations across China, Hong Kong, Singapore Malaysia & Thailand. Here he learnt running large cross-border RPOs in the APAC region. This also allowed him to absorb multi-country workplace nuances and observe how the right person in the right job, can have a monumental effect on a company.

His stint as Managing Director of Kelly Services proved to be a turnaround and start-up opportunity woven into one. Here, Kamal recruited a competent team and turned Kelly Services into a high-margin, profitable unit and built KellyOCG’s MSP & RPO ventures in India. During this time, he also took additional responsibility to lead Kelly Malaysia as their MD. He co-founded the Indian Staffing Federation, an emerging voice on employment in India.

Kamal is a passionate blogger on workplace dynamics and a media commentator on HR practices. A regular multiplex visitor, he enjoys movies in 5 languages, and believes fitness solves pretty much everything!

ANIL ETHANUR

At Xpheno, Anil leads the People and Culture building initiatives. He supports his leadership team in Customer Relationships, Finance and building Operational Efficiencies.

Anil had two major stints which influenced his staffing industry career. The first one at Ma Foi was a unique journey from Search Consultant to Vice President over a period of 10+ years. Anil contributed to a 13-crore venture blossoming into a 1000-crore staffing company, a journey that he thoroughly enjoyed. He worked across the Northern and Southern regions of India, setting up multiple recruitment offices in tier-2 cities. He ran the largest and most profitable IT vertical during this time.

The second significant stint was as MD of Recruit Group’s India subsidiary, RGF Select. This phase gave him the exposure of launching a large MNC Specialist Recruitment entrant in India.

As the first employee of RGF, he strategised and executed the creation of a new brand, RGF Select in a competitive landscape. He hired a high-calibre team and together they delivered significant growth and profitability. After a six-year stint at the helm, Anil created an able succession and decided it was time for his entrepreneurship journey to begin, and co-founded Xpheno.

Anil grew up playing cricket for his school, club and also captained his college in Bangalore. He loves to spend his ‘Uber’ time reading books on Kindle. He keenly follows, and has strong opinions on the economy, corporate world and Indian politics. He practices yoga to stay fit and be in good humour.

Ramasastry Ambarish

Ambarish serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Xpheno board. He guides Xpheno on strategy, investments and governance. Ambarish is Managing Director of RA & Son Pte Ltd, Singapore, an independent advisory firm engaged in facilitating FII investments in Indian private and public equity markets. He has been associated with several PE funds in different capacities. He founded and managed Vasishta Fund, an FII fund, to invest in Indian public markets, between 2003 and 2008.

He has nearly three decades of experience in global financial markets and securities industries. His previous experience includes stints as Vice President with the Global Markets Group of Citibank and as a Principal Financial Officer at the World Bank, Washington D.C. He has advised many large institutional investors, including pension funds, treasuries and central banks around the globe on investment and risk management strategies.

He is non-executive chairman of AppPoint Software Solutions (AppPoint.com), a privately held technology company in Bangalore. He is also on the Advisory Board of AlphaCap India (www.alphacapindia.com). He is a member of IIMPACT (www.iimpact.org), a non-profit organisation engaged in providing access to quality primary education to the girl child, especially those from remote villages and tribal areas across India.

He has also served as a faculty member at several business schools including the Stern School of Business (NYU), McGill University (Montreal), the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Georgetown University (Washington D.C).

He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the Stern School of Business (NYU), a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad, a B.E. (Electrical Technology & Electronics) from IISc (Bangalore) and a B.Sc. (Physics & Mathematics) from the University of Mysore, India.