Invicara Leadership & Board of Directors

Executive Team

Anand Mecheri
Anand MecheriChief Executive Officer

An entrepreneur since college, Anand has more than 25 years of experience in the smart building technologies and services industry. His passion is developing tech businesses both in respect to products and services.

His earlier ventures under the iMetrex Group included “DATS”, India’s leading electronic security, safety and building automation company, and “Europlex”, an Irish technology company that built class leading security control equipment and integrated security management software. Siemens AG completed the acquisition of the iMetrex group in December 2009.

With a proven track record to envision, bootstrap, scale and create value in startups, Anand brings a wealth of leadership experience and business acumen to the team.

Edwin Blos
Edwin BlosChief Financial Officer

Edwin brings extensive experience in managing global businesses to the Invicara team. He has a background in building technologies having served as CFO for Siemens Building Automation in the headquarters at Switzerland for eight years. He also assumed international assignments as CFO in the automotive and energy sectors.

Before Edwin joined Invicara he was the head of corporate strategy, Americas for Siemens. His goal at Invicara is to establish a high performance culture and help the company create sustainable success. Edwin keeps the balance in his life by practicing ancient well being sciences from eastern cultures.

Vic Sanchez
Vic SanchezVice President of Operations

Vic has more than 30 years of experience leading successful teams across multiple disciplines and industries. He has devoted his career to building successful global commercial businesses, including key roles at Hewlett-Packard, Autodesk, and several startups in the building and manufacturing space.

Prior to Invicara, Vic served as a Principal for Ascentage Group, a business development firm, where he helped small to mid-size technology companies scale and realize value. Prior to Ascentage Group, Vic co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer for OpenBOM, an integrated data management system for engineering teams and supply chains. Throughout his career Vic has held multiple C-level positions, leading several companies to merger and acquisition. Vic heads operations at Invicara, working closely with a global and talented team to ensure clients achieve successful outcomes.

Marty Chobot
Marty ChobotVice President of Product Management and Marketing

At Invicara, Marty works with clients to understand their needs and challenges, and then translates that knowledge into strategies for technology solutions and, ultimately, successful projects and compelling stories. As the vice president of product management and marketing, he focuses on helping clients drive both business value and sustainability with Digital Twin solutions for the built environment

Marty has helped bring technology products to market for more than 25 years. Prior to joining Invicara, he served in marketing, product management, and business development roles for a wide range of software companies and founded two consulting firms focused on serving technology companies and their clients.

Venkatesh L.
Venkatesh L. Director of Integrated Digital Delivery

Venkatesh has nearly 30 years under his belt as an architect in the AEC industry where he designed and managed large-scale construction projects. He spent most of that time at CRN, a well-known Indian design firm. There he worked on several high-visibility projects for companies such as Oracle, Nokia, Dell Computers, and CA Technologies, as well as several sports facilities including a Cricket World Cup stadium in the West Indies. It’s Venkatesh’s passion for creative design and excitement for technology that brings him to Invicara. His focus is on maximizing Invicara’s technology to benefit clients and driving project specific solutions. Venkatesh has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture.

James Murray
James MurrayDirector

James is a seasoned business leader with more than 30 years of experience in international markets. A serial entrepreneur, he’s successfully strategized, launched, and managed numerous companies in diverse industries. Included are a trading company with a global customer base, and a retail store offering 6000 products in the UK and online. James brings extensive customer service experience to Invicara, where innovative strategies and cost efficiency tactics helped his start-ups excel.

At Invicara, James focuses on developing commercial relationships by understanding the varied needs of clients and challenging requirements.

James has a bachelor’s in commerce from the National University of Ireland, and is a past chairman of Ireland’s Young President’s Organization (YPO), a global networking organization.

Non-Exec Board Members

Louise Foody
Louise FoodyDirector of Digital & Brand
Kingspan Group

Louise is the Director of Digital and Brand at Kingspan Group, where she is responsible for defining and implementing a digital transformation strategy as well as group-wide customer experience programs.  She has worked in a range of roles for Kingspan during her 12-year tenure including Marketing Manager of Kingspan North America and Marketing Director of Kingspan Insulated Panels, the company’s largest division.

Louise graduated with a BA in International Commerce and Italian from the National University of Ireland, Galway, followed by an MSc in Marketing Practice at University College of Dublin’s Smurfit Business School.

Louise was named to the 2017 Women’s Executive Network List of Ireland’s most powerful women.  These are women who, by their success, encourage other women to be ambitious and succeed.

Mike Stenson
Mike StensonHead of Innovation
Kingspan Group

Mike Stenson is the Head of Innovation at Kingspan, where he sets the innovation agenda for the company in research and development, new products, and future technologies. Before this role he was the Regional Operations Director for Kingspan for more than 11 years, where he managed the manufacturing and supply chain facilities across central Europe and Russia.

Mike has an MBA in Business from The Open University, and a BS degree in Physics from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Rajeev Mecheri
Rajeev MecheriEntrepreneur & Angel Investor
Mecheri Smart Capital Pvt Ltd

With more than 20 years of experience in the building technology and services industry, Rajeev and his brother Anand co-founded India’s leading security, safety and building automation solutions company. In addition, they also established a successful distribution and manufacturing business. Together they founded the iMetrex Group and completed the acquisition and transformation of an Irish security technology company, which resulted in the introduction of industry leading IP based solutions for integrated security management for global markets. Siemens acquired the group in December 2009.

Rajeev is currently managing the interests of Mecheri Holdings within India, with a focus on angel investment, manufacturing and real estate development and two joint ventures with German and Australian companies. Rajeev is the honorary consul for Ireland in Tamil Nadu, the founding president of EO Chennai, and the former regional chair of YPO South Asia.