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Srisu Subrahmanyam

Chief Operating Officer, ADESA

As ADESA’s Chief Operating Officer, Srisu Subrahmanyam leads the strategic growth and development of the U.S. auction operations group, bringing a process-driven mindset to delivering superior customer service and operational effectiveness.

Subrahmanyam joined KAR in 2017 as senior vice president of business transformation—overseeing business transformation and enterprise optimization, ensuring that KAR is operationally aligned around strategic priorities and that the company’s execution capabilities are effectively deployed across the platform.

He has more than 20 years of executive operations and consulting experience, including leadership positions across multiple Fortune® 1000 companies and industries such as aviation, technology, logistics and education. Prior to joining KAR, Subrahmanyam served as global vice president of engineering for Ingram Micro, the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operations officer for BrightPoint Americas and in executive leadership positions at Career Education Corporation and United Airlines.

Subrahmanyam holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. He is a frequent author and lecturer on topics including organizational optimization, design and culture. He is a member of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis and has served on a variety of other prominent industry and community organizations throughout his career.