TRANSFR is on a Mission
TRANSFR’s mission is to create alternative pathways to prosperity. We believe that everyone should be able to find a well-paying job, and that a world where this is true is better for every player in it: the people, the companies that employ them, and the communities they live in.
TRANSFR was founded on a simple premise, that anyone should be able to find a well-paying job that elevates their standard of living.
Our mission is to provide people the skills they need to walk into interviews, impress employers, and get a job. Our partners are business and industry, workforce development agencies, higher education and K-12 schools. We are proud of our ability to get people on a career track for jobs that pay well and provide benefits.
We are on a path to fulfill our mission to create a classroom to career talent pipeline that will provide alternative pathways to career success for those for whom a university degree need not be the only path to success.
Our Values and Behaviors
Be accountable to yourself and others
Be curious and innovative
Be generous and share success
Be the best version of yourself
Share and understand others’ perspectives
Founder and CEO
Bharani is on a mission to create alternative pathways to career success through intuitive learning methods so more people can succeed and be upwardly mobile. This is his second education technology company with its sights set on transforming the way people learn and achieve. Bharani was the co-founder of math tutoring software company LearnBop, which was acquired in 2014 by online learning company K12 Inc.
Chief Technical Officer
Nirmal leads our fast-growing team to build a virtual training facility to help people acquire the skills they need to get jobs. Mukhi has spent over two decades researching, developing and sharing better ways for technology to help people learn. Before joining TRANSFR, he led the R&D team at IBM Watson Education for the Watson Tutor. Nirmal has published over 30 peer reviewed articles, holds over a dozen patents, was awarded the title of “Master Inventor” by IBM for his contributions to innovation, and was featured in a Discovery Channel documentary, “This is AI.”
Chief Product Officer
Steve is a versatile leader with over 16 years of product, program, and operations management experience and a successful track record balancing the need for rapid creative delivery with the development of processes to support high-growth. Previously Steve served as General Manager of VKidz School Business (acquired by Cambium Learning) and as Vice President with K12 Inc., having overseen curriculum product development, product operations, and project management.
As Head of Sales, Chris is responsible for the company's revenue-generation strategy and execution, along with leading and scaling rapidly growing sales and ecosystem teams. Prior to joining TRANSFR Chris successfully built high performing sales teams as an early stage employee at Qualtrics where he spent 13 years. He played a critical role in the growth and expansion of a global sales team culminating in the company's record-breaking $8B acquisition by SAP.
In his role leading Marketing, Gary amplifies our customers’ stories and their success, sharing with the world the outcomes TRANSFR delivers in partnership with enterprise, workforce development, and education partners. Gary is passionate about purpose-driven businesses whose goal is to make an impact on people’s lives. Prior to joining TRANSFR he led global marketing teams at startups, including Telemedicine vendor Vidyo leading to its acquisition by Enghouse Systems, and Knowledge Management vendor RightAnswers, leading to its acquisition by Upland Software.
Alex is responsible for the Operations function at TRANSFR, supporting the HR, Finance, Legal, and Client Service functions. These teams ensure that TRANSFR delivers an outstanding experience for our customers, help students select a career goal, obtain a good paying job after their training, or improve in their current job; and ensure that employees have the right tools and support to deliver on this mission. Prior to TRANSFR, Alex was a COO and CIO at various startup companies responsible for scaling them for growth and a successful exit. Alex was the CIO at Endeca when it was purchased by Oracle for $1B, and Imprivata when it went public.