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Ness Connection: Meet Divya Konuru

Divya Konuru

Meet Divya Konuru, Global Head of Revenue Operations. Divya has over a decade of experience ranging in Finance, Operations, Strategy & Planning to Strategy Consulting. She brings a unique business outcome and data-driven approach to her execution, making her a valuable member of the Ness team.

Q: Tell us a little bit about your role at Ness and what you do.

A: RevOps requires me to work with major functions of the company: Sales, Delivery, Finance, Marketing, and HR. My role is to help support the growth engine of Ness and work strategically with each of these areas. I work with the leadership team to ensure we are focused on the right areas aligned with our strategic goals.

Q: Everyone has their own morning routine to help get their day going. What are the 3 most important parts of your morning routine?

A: I find it very important to exercise before work (if possible). I enjoy kickboxing and maybe a quick walk before breakfast, which is also essential. Finally, I take time every morning to plan for the upcoming days and create tangible goals aligned with our larger strategic growth initiatives.

Q: How do you take your coffee?

A: I love Dunkin Donuts coffee. I like it with as little milk as possible, so it isn’t fully black. I am not a fan of the taste of burnt coffee beans, so I generally stay away from other brands.

Q: What’s on your to-do list?

A: I’m going on maternity leave next month, so my to-do list is heavily focused on ensuring proper transitions and handoffs to set my colleagues up for success and continue our growth path. On a personal note, a lot of nesting is happening at home as my husband and I get ready to welcome our child.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Ness?

A: I enjoy the opportunity to work with executive leadership and our extended teams. I get to help connect some of the dots and work on various projects with different parts of the company. I’ve most enjoyed being able to be a part of our growth journey and helping to enable it.

Q: What’s the best career advice you’ve ever heard?

A: I’d say it is to not approach your work as an isolated function but to understand how it fits with the larger picture and the company’s overall strategy. On the flip side, it’s important to not get overwhelmed by the enormity of a task and be able to break it down and solve the individual pieces.

This advice has also been beneficial when managing teams; we can motivate teams to bring their best every day by connecting their work to the bigger picture (something bigger than their role) and also help them to become effective problem solvers in the process.

Q: What’s the next place on your travel list and why?

A: I’m very fortunate to have traveled to over 30 countries so far, but one place I haven’t been to that has intrigued me is, Bhutan. It’s interesting that they have a happiness index and have restrictions on tourism, which lets them preserve the beautiful landscape there. I’d love to see it one day.

Q: Which meal is your favorite – breakfast, lunch, or dinner and why?

A: I would have to say dinner is my favorite because it’s when I am able to unwind and spend quality time with my family. Even in the days of traveling, I would call my husband during dinner to catch up on our days before logging back into work.

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