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To promote entrepreneurship and facilitate business networking among the Nagarathar community in North America

North American Nagarathar Business Entrepreneurship Network (NANBEN), is a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship and facilitates business networking among the Nagarathar community in North America. NANBEN’s mission is to evoke the entrepreneurial traits of our Nagarathar community and facilitate & encourage Nagarathars to become successful entrepreneurs through mentorship, education, networking, incubation, and investment. ​​​

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NANBEN membership is open to all Nagarathars in the US, and membership is free.



Chockalingam Muthuraman

RD - Arizona
Phoenix, AZ & Karaikudi

Chockalingam Muthuraman is a Program Manager at Saama Technologies. He lives in Phoenix, AZ with his Wife Devi and 2 kids. Chock is a Native of Karaikudi, Kovil Pillayarpatti. Chock has more than 15yrs of experience in Data analytics and Project Management. Chock has bachelors in engineering from Annamalai University.

Deepa Thaneermalai

RD - Northern California
Milpitas, CA & Kallal

Deepa Thanneermalai is an alumni of Anna University and has held various software engineering roles in major tech companies in the Bay Area and currently is an IT Solution Architect at Apple Inc., California.She lives in Milpitas, CA with her husband Ram and 2 kids. She is a native from Kallal. She is passionate about technology and an evangelist for women in tech industry.

Sampath Narayanan

RD - Southern California
Irvine, CA & Alavakottai

Sampath works as CIO at Everside Health, a direct primary care provider. Prior to this, Sampath worked as CIO at 3 other healthcare organizations, and spent the first half of his career in healthcare and technology management consulting, traveling across the US. Sampath lives in Irvine, Southern CA with his wife Nagalakshmi and two kids. Sampath's native is Alavakottai. Sampath holds an MBA from the University of Oxford, UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT, Trichy. In his spare time, Sampath enjoys running, biking, and hiking. Sampath is one of the co-founders of Aram Community, a southern-california based non-profit that works towards women empowerment and children' education.

Srinivasan Palaniappan

RD - Washington DC
Washington DC & Karaikudi

Srini works as an Enterprise Architect for DMI. He is committed to the success of his clients in their digital transformation endeavors, with over two decades of ecommerce experience specializing in cloud technologies and data science domain.

Srini now lives in Aldie, Virginia, with his adorable wife Nacha and their wonderful teen boys, Sreekaanth and Siddarth. He loves traveling, movies, music, and hanging out with friends.

Srini is a native of Karaikudi and belongs to Illaiyathangudi Kovil Kazhanivasal Pirivu. He is passionate about learning and growing together with the Nagarathar community.

Srinimukesh Manickam

RD - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta, GA & Kandavarayanpatti

Srini is a native of Kandavarayanpatti and Kovil is Pillayarpatti. Have 2 kids, son Harish Srinimukesh working at Edwards Lifesciences and pursuing MBA at UCLA & a daughter who graduated from UGA. Srini Manickam is the Vice President of Engineering Services at Revenue Analytics and is responsible for supporting Media and Consumer & Industrial product solutions. He has a key focus on exercising Agile methodologies to maximize team efficiency in approaching complex solutions. In 2020, Srini joined Revenue Analytics, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in varied technical and leadership IT roles. To date, Srini has leveraged his extensive experience in managing local and remote cross-functional teams, while overseeing multi-million-dollar budgets.

Prior to Revenue Analytics, Srini has worked across numerous industries: food (Conagra Brands), electrical manufacturing (Square D), media (Weather Channel), travel (Last Minute Travel), and telecommunications (AT&T and PGi). Most significantly, he led the development of PGi’s Conferencing and Collaboration product development for 15 years, the world’s largest pure-play provider of collaboration software and services with more than 50,000 enterprise customers encompassing 75% of the Fortune 100.

Srini holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Bradley University. He is a certified Oracle DB and Scrum Master. In his free-time, he enjoys family time hiking, gardening, and cooking.

AL Kannan

RD - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL & Karaikudi

AL Kannan started his career in 1991, as an IT consultant he has helped several companies implement Enterprise Resource Planning and Sales & Operations Planning systems. He has been helping McDonald’s for the past 12+ years implementing Supply Chain Solutions worldwide. His experience also includes manufacturing, inventory, procurement, and financial areas. Since 2002 he is on his own, running an IT solutions company. In the coming years he plans to help companies implement Forecasting and Integrated Business Planning solutions.

Nachi Nachiyappan

RD - Michigan
Northville, MI & Karungulam, Vairavan Kovil

Nachi has a Master's in Computer Science from University of Dayton and has been in the health care industry since he moved to Michigan. He has a laid back attitude towards life and at least once a year goes to 'cabin in the woods' to spend some quality time with his family. When Nachi used to have free time he tinkered with Raspberry Pi's, no free time anymore!

Subbiah Viswanathan

RD - St. Louis
O’Fallon, MO & Nerkuppai

Subbiah Viswanathan is a technical product manager at Mastercard. He lives in O’Fallon, MO with his wife Valliammai and daughter Vijaya. Subbiah is a native of Nerkuppai, Kovil Pillayarpatti. Subbiah has more than 12 years of experience in software development and management.

Ram Subramanian

RD - New England
Boston, MA & Pallathur

Ram Subramanian works as a Management Consultant with Illumiti Corp, a management consulting firm based in Newton, MA. Before joining Illumiti Ram worked as an independent consultant for over 15 years.He is from Pallathur and belongs to Ilayathangudi Kovil - Kazhanivasal Pirivu. Ram lives with his wife Chittal and sons Rohith and Vishal in the Boston area.

மணிகண்டன் தியாகராஜன்

RD - NY & NJ
Edison, NJ & Kallupatti

Mani is a Business Development Leader for an Enterprise software company and is also the Regional Director for NANBEN New York/New Jersey area. He is very passionate about community-powered approach: Kittangi, global networking and has gained experience working in the Technology industry and global business for over 15+ years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology and MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management. On the personal side, true to the Nagarathar spirit, he likes global travel, is a native of Kallupatti from Mathur Arumbakkur Kovil, and currently lives with his wife Lakshmi and two children in Edison, NJ.

Sathu Alagapppan

RD - Columbus, OH
Columbus, OH & Athangudi

Sathu leads Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Safelite Group.

With over 20 years in corporate American, her experiences span areas such as business analysis, project management, supplier/contract management, SAP development and human resources. While she moved from area to area, she realized that her passion throughout every experience was the ability to connect with people, build relationships, help uncover their potential and do it in a manner that is inclusive and equitable. Sathu has her undergraduate degrees in engineering and in management information systems as well as her MBA with a focus in Strategic HR.

Sathu knows how important entrepreneurship is to the community - her husband Alagappan is an entrepreneur who focuses in the areas of real estate and recreation. Sathu, Alagappan and their kids Sooria and Kavya enjoy travelling, staying active, and experiencing new things.

Kumar Ramanathan

RD - Austin, TX
Austin, TX & Puduvayal

Kumar Ram is a native of Puduvayal and belongs to Irani Kovil. He lives in Austin with his wife Unna and they have two sons Subbu (UT grad, works in Houston) and Ganesh (High School Senior). He works at the gaming company Zenimax (part of Microsoft). Kumar has previously served NSNA and TNF in leadership roles. Kumar also works as a Realtor focusing on properties in Austin and the sorrounding suburbs.

During his leisure time, Kumar enjoys reading, fixing things around the house, and watching movies.

Senthil Ramanathan

RD - Dallas, TX
Plano, Tx & Nerkuppai

Senthil Ramanathan is from Plano, Texas. His native is Nerkuppai. Senthil have an MBA from Northwestern Univ., and have background in Credit Risk Management. He run's a marketing analytics firm called DM Analytics, assisting financial institutions acquire new customers through direct marketing. In addition, he also run's a childcare business in Frisco, Texas. Latha and Senthil have two lovely daughters, Sindhu and Suriya. Sindhu is pursuing medicine at USF, Tampa. Suriya is a freshman in UT Austin, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. Senthil love's application of predictive analytics for optimizing businesses. And his passion is teaching children at high-school and college level. Senthil has conducted a five week-end intro to analytics session for dallas area kids a few years ago. Once the covid crisis is over, hope to do more of these sessions focusing on basics of finance & investing-- for highschool and college kids.

Solai Chidambaram

RD - Houston, TX
Katy, TX & Pallathur

Solai Chidambaram is a native of Pallathur, who grew up in Tirupur, India. He currently resides in Katy, Texas (Houston) with his wife and two daughters. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University and Master’s degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from Wichita State University. He is a senior supply chain professional with experience across Consumer Products, Industrial Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Apparel/Textile verticals. He currently works as a Senior Materials Manager for TechnipFMC, a Global Oil & Gas Equipment/Services Company. He is an avid consumer of information regarding Personal Finance, Global Economics, Geo-Politics, and Self Improvement.

Narayan Annamalai

RD - Seattle
Seattle, WA & Karaikudi

Narayan Annamalai is a General Manager of products in Microsoft's Cloud division. Narayan has been in the technology space for over 15 years with various roles and teams within Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft Narayan earned a Master's degree in Networking from University of Texas in Dallas and worked for a Telecommunications company for 2 years. Narayan is an alumni of Annamalai University in India. Narayan is a native of Karaikudi and currently lives in Seattle, Wasington with his wife Laksmi Ramanathan and daughters Mithra and Iniya. Narayan is passionate about Tamil language and culture and spends his weekends running a Sunday Tamil school.

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