Lister Technologies

Management Team

Srinivasa Gopalan, CEO & Founder


Srinivasa Gopalan (Gopal to friends and colleagues) is an Engineering Honours Graduate from College of Engineering, Guindy. He completed his post graduation in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and graduated in the year 1979.


Gopal started his career with Kinetic Engineering in Pune in 1979. He has worked in Manufacturing, Technical and Management Consulting, Information Technology, Electronic Commerce and Telecommunication industries; he has worked in India and in the Middle East Asia working for one of the globally reputed Oil Company.

Gopal was a member of the core founding management team of Satyam Infoway (now called, SIFY) and as Sr. Vice President was responsible for all business with corporate customers. He led a team of 250 plus professionals. He was responsible for launching many pioneering products in data services and electronic commerce; identifying, partnering and managing relationship with global corporations such as Sterling Commerce, Broad Vision and Open Market and launching successfully their products in India. Gopal led SIFY to leadership position in these product categories in the India market.

He travels extensively both in India and abroad. He has firsthand knowledge on doing business in many countries including the USA, Singapore, Denmark, UK, Australia and the Middle East Asia.


Vasan Sampath,President


Vasan has over 20 years of diverse experience in Manufacturing, Services & Information Technology Industry. He comes with a wide variety of experience ranging from manufacturing, sales, product development, business management and consulting.

His diverse experience greatly helps in understanding client needs & translating into well defined solution offering. Vasan’s interests lie in helping organizations obtain tangible business benefits through technology. He is a strong advocate of cloud computing and on demand solutions. He has been instrumental in creating and growing Lister’s Salesforce CRM practice and brings deep understanding of Salesforce and the platform.

Vasan is a graduate of IIT Madras & has post graduate qualifications from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and has worked in the past with the Murugappa Group and Shriram Group of Companies.


Jim Johnson (JJ), Board Member


JJ is one of the founding directors on the board of Lister Technologies. His 20+ years of experience includes serving as CEO & Chairman of the Board of BakBone Software, Inc. and President of the APAC of Sterling Commerce. He played a leadership role in the Merger & Acquisition strategies at Sterling Commerce and was instrumental in developing and strengthening their product lines. He also has vast experience in storage & systems management, connectivity, business development of eCommerce software and services.

JJ holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Research and is an alumnus of California State University.