Chief Financial Officer at CSS Corp
Achiever's Success Story
Value Creation Across The Stakeholder Spectrum
Sundar Sampath is the Chief Financial Officer at CSS Corp, a global customer experience and technology services provider. Sundar manages the financial, legal, HR, quality, procurement, and facilities functions. He provides leadership towards corporate finance, investor relations, business planning, accounting, and the strategic efforts of the company.
His hands-on experience in cost optimization, bootstrapping, and cash flow generation has helped CSS Corp grow multi-folds in the last 2-3 years. His key focus has been value creation across the stakeholder spectrum. As per Sundar, the mantra to this revolves around 3Cs – Capital efficiency, Cashflow maximization and Continuous improvement. Focus on the above have helped the company create value for its investors, channelize the capital to help grow the company by 25% YoY, and on-board reputed investors.
On the employee side, the company was one of the few that did not defer /postpone its annual increase and variable pay cycle despite the Covid19 outbreak. It also continues to spend both meaningful time, effort and capital on CSR activities around technology skill development for young graduates in underprivileged regions of the country.
Sundar has more than 25 years of Corporate Finance experience as a CFO, Controller, and Strategic Finance leader. Prior to CSS Corp, he has held multiple leadership roles in prominent organizations like ISGN, WNS, DXC and Cognizant, where he has handled finance leadership roles and helped shaped their strategies on legal and compliance, controllership, financial system implementation, treasury, financial planning, and transfer pricing. His experience spans multibillion dollar companies as well as lean and mean startups. With experience in companies that have grown multifold, Sundar also boasts of strong and consistent experience in putting together scalable financial systems and processes. His niche has been his experience in handling over 13 M&A deals both on buy-side as well as sell-Side.
Sundar holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, CPA and CISA from US. He is also a certified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant from India. He is also a Carnatic music buff and loves reading books (both fiction and non-fiction).