Meet the team

Raviteja Jallepalli
(ACA, Dip. Economics (LSE), CIMA finalist,

Before cofounding TaxFriday, Ravi worked with Wipro's risk team reporting to the board over Strategic Economic Decisions. Studied economics from the London School of Economics and taught the subject to CA aspirants. A biker by passion who does one adventure ride every summer besides TaxFriday. A gym freak, and has a bias for fitness while hiring employees. CA, economics, teaching, writing, corporate experience, actor (figure out the movie yourself!) - the wide variety and experience brings in innovation and energy on board.
Bharat Krishna Puppala
(ACA, CIMA finalist,

Chose to become a Chartered Accountant after being denied admission into the IITs. However, he still lingers over math and physics, by teaching and applying the same around everything he does. He also gets his hands on coding, often annoying our developers. A travel freak, ecstasizes good food, worships cricket, and practices yoga. He has taken over a 30 year old giant CA firm from his father and scaled it up successfully to address the today's corporate needs. An analyst, strategist, responsible leader with a vision who brings order and direction to the company.
Sudheer Kumar Kotapati

Chartered Accountant by choice, profession and passion. Boasts of all those millions he saved for his clients by tax planning. A brief stint with ICICI bank gave him a rich experience with assessing clients' financials and advocating the bank on the same. He quickly came back to practice as he realised that taxation is his cup of tea. Like those wonder kids who have complex verses on their tongue, this man is a moving tax digest. An indefatigable worker (Usually dragged to travel along by the other cofounders), tax genius, with a die hard framework of morals and principles. He brings discipline and knowledge to the team.

Taxfriday story

Robinson Crusoe, a fictional character created by Daniel Defoe, gets ship-wrecked in an island for 28 long years. He lives all by himself in the company of a talking parrot, his pet dog, and a tame goat. He cooks his own food, makes his own living, and draws his own destiny. A native American meets Crusoe on a fine Friday, serves him with all the loyalty, and spends all his efforts to finally bring Crusoe back to his home land. Friday, as the loyalist servant was named, inspired the world over to invent the phrase 'Man Friday' meaning a loyal servant, a right-hand man, and a competent assistant. Our love for literature made us adapt the idiom 'Man Friday' and customise it, implying our intentions to be your Man Friday in taxation affairs. Hence, TaxFriday!

Mission, Vision, and Values

TaxFriday, besides a brilliant team, has a clear and confident purpose which keeps us going. We have a set direction, a guiding route map, and a destination in sight. The easiest way to know us is to study our Mission, Vision, and Values statement. Mission - To keep the working class complied, informed and advised in taxation, finance, and basic essential legal domains.

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Alliances and mentors

TaxFriday has been fortunate to be associated with professional Chartered Accountants trained and mentored under one of the most renowned CA firm, V Rao & Gopi Chartered Accountants. At any point of time we are confident to tackle any tricky financial expertise under the guidance of our mentors.

V Rao and Gopi Chartered Accountants

  • A 30 year old CA firm which has penetrated the roots into taxation right from the inception and has been serving cotton and tobacco giants across undivided Andhra Pradesh.
  • More than 10 full time Chartered Accountants and about 50 professionals work full-time handling a long, wide portfolio of clients.
  • Few of the partners from the firm founded 'Masterminds', one of the leading institutes for professional education in India. Owing to the association, there is a mutual benefit that comes from the natural exchange of academia and work environments.
  • A deep association with the firm has given us a lot of things:
  • All 3 founders of TaxFriday worked as interns with VRG where the seeds of taxation have been sown.
  • The firm's vast experience in taxation gives us the confidence of being comprehensively educated on the practical issues of taxation.
  • We handpick our workforce from the firm which offers us a pool of diversely talented resources.

Pradeep Verma

  • IIITA graduate with a degree in Information Technology.
  • After graduation, he pursued research as an Assistant Researcher at INSIGHT, Ireland (formerly DERI) for 3 years.
  • While at INSIGHT, he was involved with the Semantic Web group tasked with conceiving and implementing the next generation of Web standards.
  • Currently, he leads the product development team at the Indian subsidiary of Yantranet Inc., USA.
  • Our friend indeed.

Dharmatej Mannava

  • Computer science graduate from the University of Texas, Dallas.
  • Interned as an Application Developer with C&S Wholesale grossers.
  • Currently, a software engineer at SSI. Close to half a decade of experience as in multiple avatars.
  • Drafted, designed, developed, tested, implemented, maintained software applications and products.
  • Can't ask for a better combination - A perfect wave length + 5 yrs of sound experience on application development.
  • Our senior and mentor at high school, and again now.

Sai Sridhar Sangineni & Sarath Reddibathini

Our product and strategy reviewers. One being a tech guru, and the other a solution architect guides us when needed. Their experience fine tunes us, and their reviews keep us in check. Our invaluable mentors, both at the organisation and personal level.
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