Our Team

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James Hope
CEO

James has a strong commercial background having founded and operated commercial enterprises in both Australia and the United States in addition to working as a lawyer in a top-tier Australian firm and in-house for a major Australian university. James deals in commercial matters with a focus on technology, intellectual property and corporate advice. In addition to a career in law, James has commenced and operated businesses in construction materials and services in both Australia and the United States. James and Phil operate a commercial law firm of Hope Earle Lawyers in Melbourne, Australia.

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Paul Brown
Sales Manager and BDM

Paul is a financial services professional who has led multidisciplinary teams in Australia and in the Asia Pacific region. Paul's experience in building from the ground up, sales and service environments that fit within a target operating model aligns itself well with the service culture of UpMind.

Paul's dedication to the customer is reflected in his passion for refining processes decreasing costs to better deliver the right product at the right time in the right specifications. Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Specialist, Paul's application of removing waste from the process and giving the customer what they want, when they want it is reflected in everything he does.

"I am available to UpMind customers to give advice on better use of our technology but to also help them make the most of their opportunities with their clients. Together we can be successful through service and product delivery in the most customer centric way".

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Philip Earle
General Counsel

Philip is an experienced lawyer based in Melbourne, Australia. Philip has extensive experience across a wide variety of industry sectors and acts as a general counsel for many sophisticated corporate clients. The range of matters that Philip is typically involved with include strategy, negotiation, advice and drafting contracts for a diverse range of commercial situations including for the acquisition, sale and/or restructure of businesses and assets, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, partnerships, licensing, manufacturing, distribution and export arrangements, confidentiality deeds, construction contracts, finance documentation and commercial trading terms and conditions.

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Sethuraman Krishnamoorthy
Chief Information Officer

Sethuraman Krishnamoorthy (Sethu), a creative thinker & process expert, has 29 years of varied expertise in Operations Management, Quality Management, Customer Management and Strategic Planning. A certified Six Sigma Black-Belt and Lean expert, holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration. Proven ability in growing and managing complex businesses through analytical skills and business acumen. Expertise in use of technology & process knowledge to build solutions. A performance improvement leader capable of creating and grooming teams across diverse locations through a methodical and objective approach. Trained several hundreds of people across the globe in Process analytics & Quality Techniques; authored “The Easy Guide” to carry out “Six Sigma projects”. In the past, associated with Data-Soft, SourceHOV & Merrill Technologies and presently the Director of Prag Itech Private Limited and UpMind India Private Limited.