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Leadership Team

Jeff Strout

President and CEO

Jeff Strout has over 3 decades of experience in establishing robust pillars of people, process and tools in Web application, AWS and networking. He is the leading light of KnackForge.

Jeff Strout is the CEO of KnackForge. He is an inspirational figure for its employees. People revered him due to the hard work and efforts he put to grow the company. He has vast experience in leading large enterprises and is using that experience along with sharp business acumen to lead KnackForge. Though based in Tyler, he spends a major portion of his time at client locations or at the Chennai office. His ‘client first’ approach is what the company strives for.

KnackForge's journey was started in 2011; after a couple of strategic acquisitions, they are now grown to a multinational company with offices in Tyler (Texas) and Chennai (India). Their headquarters is in Tyler, a small town in East Texas with a population of approx. 105,000 people. By serving clients across three continents, they cherish the values and hard work that has made this country great.




Board of directors

Meet our awesome leaders


Vannia Rajan K

Director Application Architecture

Vannia Rajan is Amazon Web Services - SysOps Admin - Associate Certified. He brings over 10 years of development and mentorship on PHP, Drupal & Amazon Web Services. Vannia Rajan heads the architectural process and implementation part which involves client success and services at KnackForge. Consistent in delivery through adherence to standards and has the competency to take up demanding tasks in today’s web applications.

He has been extensively involved in setting the cloud computing application for client projects. His expertise is in code, Server, Data architecturing, Amazon Web Services (AWS) implementations using EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, Elastic MapReduce, VPC. His eye for details and involvement with the team has been bringing great success and client satisfaction. Vannia Rajan holds Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering.




Selvam S

Director Emerging Technologies

Selvam is Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect - Associate Certified. He brings over 10 years of Information Technology experience and leadership in Software Development, technology solution delivery and IT professional services to global clients.

Proficient in high-level Drupal development and web application development in general (includes PHP, JS/JQuery, HTML and SQL). He has established a center level in bringing up emerging and existing technology development and best people management practices. Managed several large clients and has also been successful in creating next level role in the projects he manages. Having worked on Drupal, PHP and Android app development.

He has now involved in AWS best practices. Selvam holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering. Selvam is also one of the key co-founders of KnackForge Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd.




Jojodae Ganesh Sivaji

Director Application Development

Sivaji is Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect - Associate Certified and a Zend certified PHP developer has been a key a person involved in technology transformation of our solutions which adapt to our business needs. He has over 10 years of experience in PHP and Drupal. Currently working on key projects which involve building enterprise application using Laravel and Angular.

He holds Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering. His passion revolves around web application development. He has been certified by Google for having successfully delivered a Drupal project in 2009. For Packt Publishing, he has been a technical reviewer of Drupal 7 Module Development and Drupal 7 Themes books.

At KnackForge his prime role is to develop and lead web projects but he also holds the accountability for Internal Quality Management & team building. Sivaji also heads the Learning & Development program. Sivaji is also one of the key co-founders of KnackForge Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd.







Vice president

Meet our head of operations


Anjali S

Associate Vice President

Anjali leads our India operations driving overall performance, quality resource management and process improvement. She brings with her 14 years of highly diverse experience in managing business operations and process. Her expertise are in HR, organizational development and people management.

She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from a top listed private B-school in India. She is a Certified Learning and Development Professional also undertaken course in HR Analytics and attended workshops to bring in the best practices and initiate new processes into the organization.

She has been mainly involved in setting up the new office infrastructure at the IT park and involved extensively to bring in the best work environment for KnackForge.