Razorpay Trusts Purple Quarter to Onboard Ex-Amazon Techie as the CTO


India’s Preferred Payments and Banking Platform for Businesses, Razorpay, appointed Murali Brahmadesam as the Chief Technology Officer, backed by bespoke CTO search firm, Purple Quarter‘s integrated leadership search.

Co-founded in 2014 by Harshil Mathur and Shashank Kumar, Razorpay has grown from being a payment gateway provider to a leading full-stack financial services company with an extensive product suite for businesses to manage their financial infrastructure. To further expand its technological capabilities across geographies, Razorpay partnered with Purple Quarter for its CTO mandate, seeking a leader to further drive the stellar growth of Razorpay Engineering.

Roopa Kumar, Founder & CEO of Purple Quarter, shared“As the leading payment gateway, Razorpay has done a commendable job in building a trusted and reliable technology product in such a short span of time. It was only natural that we identify a leader who was capable of handling 10X of the current data size and swiftness. This far-sighted and in-depth technical understanding could only come from someone associated with AWS or the likes of it. Razorpay needed someone who has managed big teams, has been deeply connected with tech and is aligned with the business objective – a true CTO, a tech visionary. Murali Brahmadesam is the perfect match for the tech leader mandate. Thank you, Shashank, and Harshil for entrusting Purple Quarter; I wish the Razorpay team and Murali a successful partnership.”

Shashank Kumar, Co-founder, Razorpay, shared on the appointment, “Driven by our 800+ member strong engineering team, we at Razorpay are solving some of the most critical challenges faced by businesses today. Being one of the most coveted tech talent pools known to build many distinct and industry-defining fintech products, we were seeking a seasoned professional who can not only lead them effectively through growth and expansion but also be a natural fit in our organizational culture. I am excited to have Murali on board at a time when Razorpay is making strides into global markets and further deepening its expertise with all things business payments and business banking. A special thanks to the Purple Quarter team for being an exceptional search partner and identifying the right leader for us.”

Purple Quarter and Razorpay devised a custom plan to understand, map, and locate the ideal technology leader for this crucial mandate. It was imperative to have someone with a diverse portfolio and in-depth knowledge of the technical landscape. Murali Brahmadesam was found to be the right fit for Razorpay’s culture and expanding team. With over 20 years of technical experience, the Ex-Amazon techie has worked across multiple products and domains.

“I am delighted to take on the CTO role at Razorpay and thank Purple Quarter for facilitating this excellent opportunity. Razorpay’s mission of building real-time, intelligent technology solutions to make businesses more efficient is something I resonate with. As the Chief Technology Officer, I will work towards further strengthening the product portfolio and aligning our larger innovation strategy with business goals. I appreciate team Purple Quarter’s support and thoughtful approach throughout the process,” commented Murali Brahmadesam on his appointment.

Purple Quarters’ unmatched tech network, extensive talent pool, and comprehensive end-to-end search process have been instrumental in securing multiple key tech heads for the likes of BigBasket, Licious, PharmEasy, Upstox, Urban Company, Vedantu, Acko, Pratilipi, Rupeek and more.