Girnar Soft ropes in Ex-Zomato exec Umesh Hora

Jaipur-based Girnar Soft recently brought another reputed name onboard its burgeoning industry team with the appointment of Umesh Hora as its CFO. He will be part of company’s senior management team and responsible for spearheading the company’s financial strategy and planning. He will also be responsible for development of financial and legal infrastructure to support company’s expansion trajectory. Umesh was previously associated with online restaurant search and discovery platform Zomato as its CFO.

A Commerce Graduate from Punjab University and a rank-holding Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Umesh has several years of invaluable experience in the finance domain, working with several leading Indian and global companies over the years. During early days of his work life, he was associated with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an Associate, and has also been associated with Analec Infotech, WNS Global Services and Datamonitor India.

Umesh’s last assignment was with Zomato as its CFO before joining Girnar Soft. He also delved into the entrepreneurial field by opening the Mind Cafe in Gurgaon.

Speaking on the appointment, Amit Jain, co-founder and CEO, Girnar Soft, commented, “We are excited to welcome Umesh onboard. Having an experienced professional like Umesh makes complete sense at this juncture. He brings with him a wealth of multi-dimensional experience across different industries. His experience in dealing with acquisitions, fundraise and expansion to multiple countries can create tangible impact on our business. We look forward to working with Umesh as we scale CarDekho to newer heights.”

Umesh added, “Girnar Soft has established its niche as one of the most innovative, value-driven solutions experts and growth incubators in the Indian start-up ecosystem. As such, I am honoured and thrilled to be a part of this highly successful and dynamic organisation, and will be looking to play an integral part in its success.”

With experience in diverse organisational functions such as corporate finance and planning, acquisitions, financial analysis, regulatory and compliance management, investor relations, tax and strategic business planning, Umesh has particular expertise in enabling finance and legal function with commercial insight. He has worked with start-ups in defining new products/services and markets, and has operated in high risk circumstances with a superlative rate of achievement.

Girnar Soft’s appointment of Umesh comes close on the heels of the recent appointment of ex-PricewaterhouseCoopers Associate Director Shobhit Mathur as its Director – Strategy, signalling the company’s efforts to build a strong leadership team. By bringing industry experts onboard, Girnar Soft is looking to synergise the deep knowledge of their respective verticals into an integrated effort to drive its business goals ahead.