About

About the Company

Founded in 2015, Stoodnt is a Palo Alto (California) based, global technology platform that lets parents and students connect with US college counselors and colleges.

Our vision is to have Stoodnt help every student in high school, irrespective of their background and geographic location, with an opportunity to realize their aspirations of studying in colleges in countries such as USA, UK, Canada, Australia etc.

We provide a platform to research programs and to connect with mentors, college counselors and colleges who could help them in the process of admission.

The platform leverages data, technology and people to provide a solution to make life easier for students and parents during the college admission process and in helping them make the best decision.

Our Principles and Commitment

Delivering high quality customer service and striving to achieve the highest level of customer satisafction.

Protecting customer's data and privacy is of utmost importance to us.

Ensuring ethics and integrity is the basis for everything we do.

Committing to provide 5% of our service revenue to free counseling for underpriviliged students.


Management

Ajay Singh
Founder and CEO
Ajay has more than 20 years of experience in product design, development, strategy and transformation. He has led a number of successful businesses, product launches and transformation projects across marketing, customer experience with companies such as American Express, Cendant, Intel and Booz Allen spread globally. Over the last four years he has led Emerging Payments and Services product organization for International markets at Amex based in Asia. Ajay has an M.B.A from Harvard Business School, M.S in Computer Engineering from University of Texas at Austin and B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology in India.
Yuri Punj
Co-Founder and President
Yuri has more than 20 years experience in the financial services industries working for UBS Investment Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Schroders etc.. He also worked in sales and trading where he advised top institutional clients on the technology, media and telecom sectors. Yuri has also served as a strategic advisor for a number of educational companies in India. He has an M.B.A from Harvard Business School and a BA Summa Cum Laude in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University
Sena Palanisami
Co-Founder
Sena Palanisami did his graduate studies in Computer Science at University of Minnesota - Minneapolis. During his 20+ years stint at HP, he founded HP software operations first in India and then in Australia. ViSolve founded by Sena, based in San Jose with an offshore center in Coimbatore, India, is the Engineering arm of Stoodnt.
Ramdas Sunder
Managing Director, India and South Asia
Ramdas Sunder is a technology executive with experience spanning multiple sectors, from semiconductors to services, software and eCommerce. Most recently, he was Vice President for India Business Development for Pitney Bowes, Inc., a role he assumed after running their Corporate Strategy organization for five years. Previously, at Freescale Semiconductor, he helped orchestrate the $18B LBO of the company. He joined Freescale from McKinsey & Co.'s Technology practice, where he served clients in Semiconductors, Software and IT Services. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a BS from the University of Texas at Austin. He started his professional life as a humble VLSI Design Engineer at Crystal Semiconductor (Cirrus Logic). His idea of fun is a good book, mellow Carnatic or old Hindi music and an endless supply of filter coffee.

Investors, Advisors

Stoodnt’s investors and advisors include existing and former CEO’s of public and private companies who believe in transforming global education with the help of technology and cross-border experiences for the benefit of students, parents and colleges.

Our counselor network has highly experienced counselors with years of counseling experience helping students get admitted to Ivy schools and Tier-1 colleges in U.S such as Harvard, Stanford, U.C Berkeley, Columbia etc.