Tel K. Ganesan

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Tel K. Ganesan
Born (1967-06-11) 11 June 1967 (age 53)
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Education Template:Plainlist
Occupation Entrepreneur, producer, philanthropist
Website
www.telkganesan.com

Tel K. Ganesan is an Indian American entrepreneur, movie producer, motivational speaker and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Kyyba Inc., a Michigan based staff augmentation and tech solutions company.[1][2]

Biography

Tel K. Ganesan was born in the state of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Ganesan attended the YWCA Primary School (Presently BHEL Matriculation Higher Secondary School) and later completed high school from St. Joseph's High School. He graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy, where he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He immigrated to U.S. in 1989 and earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University in Michigan.[3] Ganesan also holds an EMBA in Business Administration and Management from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.

He has a son Ashwin Ganesan. He has two siblings, his brother Thiru and his sister Kavidha, both of whom are part of the growing group of Kyyba companies.

Career

After graduating in 1991, Ganesan did his first internship with a company called Sverdrup Corporations in New York. His first and last job employed was at Chrysler (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). He moved around various positions, started as an assembly variation Analysis Engineer, Product Engineer and later worked as the Lead Engineer. He wanted to be a part of the big team where he could implement his ideas and bring measurable returns for the organization, but he soon realized this could never happen at Chrysler.[4] His desire to make a difference paved his way into the world of entrepreneurship. Ganesan started his first venture Vision Tech Solutions. He continued to grow his first company through mergers and acquisitions. As a next step, he consolidated the Engineering, IT staffing and Software Development firms under the Kyyba umbrella in a single location and renamed the company as Kyyba Inc. After the Great Recession, he focused more on organic growth. Kyyba diversified into other industries, setting the stage for growth. In 2016, Ganesan became the Chairman of Kyyba Inc.[5]

Ganesan has long expressed an interest in movie production and in 2017 founded his production and distribution company titled, Kyyba Films. He co-produced two horror movies - ‘’Devil's Night: Dawn of Nain Rouge’’ and ‘’Celebrity Crush.’’[6] In 2018, He added Kyyba Wellness to the Kyyba brand with an aim to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle in all realms and dimensions.

Philanthropy

Ganesan is involved in various organizations like APACC, Global Detroit, TiE Detroit, Kyyba Kidz Foundation, Ann Arbor-SPARK, Astia, GTRI and NVBDC. He was instrumental in attracting foreign direct investment in the region, helping immigrants in Metro Detroit and supporting STEM education in the Michigan region.[7] He founded the charitable organization, Kyyba Kidz Foundation (formerly named as Annai Ashramam USA Foundation) to promote education and provide job skills to the most deprived group of children and underprivileged families in Detroit, Michigan and Tamil Nadu, India.[8]

Filmography

Executive Producer
  • Devil's Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge (2019)
  • Celebrity Crush (2019)
  • Christmas Coupon (2019)

Awards and Recognition

  • 50 Names to know in information technology – Crain’s Detroit Business – 2016[9]
  • Fast 50 Asian American Businesses Excellence Award – 2014[10][11]
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist – 2014, 2013, 2012 Michigan and NW Ohio [12][13][14]
  • Outstanding Young Asian American in Michigan – 2011[15]

References

  1. Lee, Michael (May 25, 2018). "Tel Ganesan". Crain Communications. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180525/news/661721/tel-ganesan. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  2. Broda, Natalie (January 12, 2018). "Pulse of local film industry still beats, two movies wrap in county: Kyyba Films". The Oakland Press. https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/nation-world-news/pulse-of-local-film-industry-still-beats-two-movies-wrap/article_bb0b571b-0876-5da7-8cb3-704531952235.html. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  3. Margolis, Jason (September 18, 2018). "Detroit welcomes immigrants to spur the city’s revival". Public Radio International. https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-09-18/detroit-welcomes-immigrants-spur-city-s-revival. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  4. Frank, Jason (August 1, 2015). "Engineer pursues American dream, his own enterprise". Detroit Free Press. https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/08/01/tel-ganesan-kyyba-chrysler/30566949/. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  5. "Company Overview of Kyyba, Inc.". Bloomberg_L.P.. April 4, 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=44464195&privcapId=118039752. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  6. Broda, Natalie (January 12, 2018). "Pulse of local film industry still beats, two movies wrap in county: Kyyba Films". The Oakland Press. https://www.theoaklandpress.com/news/nation-world-news/pulse-of-local-film-industry-still-beats-two-movies-wrap/article_bb0b571b-0876-5da7-8cb3-704531952235.html. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  7. Lee, Michael (May 25, 2018). "Tel Ganesan". Crain Communications. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20180525/news/661721/tel-ganesan. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  8. "Kyyba Kidz Announces Charity Fundraiser Gala Dinner". CNBC. September 18, 2014. https://www.cnbc.com/2014/09/18/globe-newswire-kyyba-kidz-announces-charity-fundraiser-gala-dinner.html. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  9. Henderson, Tom (2016). "50 NAMES TO KNOW IN IT". Crain Communications. https://www.crainsdetroit.com/node/661396. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  10. Torres, J.P. (June 12, 2014). "Dynamic Business Growth Recorded by USPAACC's Fast 50 Asian American Businesses". US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dynamic-business-growth-recorded-by-uspaaccs-fast-50-asian-american-businesses-262957101.html. Retrieved April 5, 2019. 
  11. "Excellence Awards 2014". US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. 2014. https://uspaacc.com/assets/downloads/general/fast-winners-2014.pdf. Retrieved April 5, 2019. 
  12. Pearce, Bryan (2012). "Ernst & Young announces semifinalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 finalists in Michigan and Northwest Ohio". Ernst_&_Young. https://www.ey.com/us/en/about-us/entrepreneurship/entrepreneur-of-the-year/mi-nwo_article_semifinalists. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  13. Bower, Lisa (May 28, 2013). "Ernst & Young announces finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 finalists in Michigan and Northwest Ohio". Ernst_&_Young. https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/MNWO_2012Finalists_PR/$FILE/MNWO_2013Finalists_PR.pdf. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  14. Sisco, Maggie (April 22, 2014). "Ernst & Young announces finalists for Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 finalists in Michigan and Northwest Ohio". Ernst_&_Young. https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/MNWO_2014Finalists_PR/$FILE/MNWO_2014Finalists_PR.pdf. Retrieved April 4, 2019. 
  15. "Tel Ganesan Honored at ILA Banquet". India West. November 29, 2011. https://www.indiawest.com/news/global_indian/tel-ganesan-honored-at-ila-banquet/article_a2a3f5ee-7109-5d31-862a-551896db1f61.html. Retrieved April 5, 2019. 

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