H. Jayadeva (Managing Director): Jayadev brings over 22 years of entrepreneurial experience to Resource. His wide range of interests—professional, academic and socio-cultural—brings depth and dimension to all aspects of thinking and interactions at Resource. Jayadev is a writer, creative thinker and hard-headed analyst and strategist all in one. A science graduate, Jayadev's interest in education and his longing to "be a student once again", led him to do a post-graduate diploma in Distance Learning—through Distance Learning. He graduated with a gold medal and the firm conviction that Distance Learning was the most civilised way to learn and that it would become the educational methodology of the future. Resource's sister-concern, Simova, is the brainchild of this belief. Jayadev has been the chief editor of over 16 books and has made several professional visits to the Frankfurt and London book fairs.
Meena (Chicku) Jayadeva (Executive Director and Sr Editor / Writer): Graduating with high honours in Applied Communications from Seneca College, Toronto, Chicku has been writing for the last 22 years. Trained as a broadcast journalist, she has worked as a copywriter at leading advertising agencies, edited several books and written on topics ranging from globalisation to genetically modified foods. Chicku's editorial and writing skills are most evident in the books Resource has produced, especially in the five slim books that make up Simova's course material in Futuristics.
Murali Venkatrao (Technology Director): Based in Seattle, Murali holds a Master's in Computer Science from Kansas State University. Formerly Group Program Manager, Microsoft, Seattle, Murali is now an independent technology consultant in the IT industry. He divides his time between his assignments in the USA (many of which are for Microsoft) and India. Murali is a long-time consultant to Resource, providing valuable inputs in the technology aspects of websites and Intranets and keeping us updated on emerging technology trends.
B. R. Prashanth (Design Associate): Quiet and thoughtful, Prashanth is an efficient presence in our design studio. Apart from executing a range of print jobs—from ads to brochures, and all that lies in between—Prashanth is also quick on the follow-up. Copywriters will vouch for the determination with which he hounds them to have work reviewed, edited or proof read. Prashanth is also full of surprises; constantly amazing and amusing colleagues with his in-depth knowledge of subjects and issues completely out of his field.
K. V. Muktha (Accounts & Administration) Muktha is the office all-rounder. Her primary role may be in the area of accounts and administration, but there is very little that Muktha cannot take on. She purchases images from stock photography sites, does an assortment of website-related work, rushes to the printer in an emergency, knows exactly where to get what (and get it quickly)….
Sherry Zacharias (Graphic Designer) A student of both Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat and Wigan and Leigh, Bangalore, Sherry is equally at home holding a charcoal pencil, paintbrush or mouse. After completing her last semester (on a merit scholarship) at Wigan and Leigh’s campus in Wales, Sherry honed her skills at an event management company before joining Resource. Her quick comprehension, lively imagination and vibrant sense of design and colour have, very quickly, made her a valuable member of our design team.