Sonatus appoints Mahesh Karanth as chief financial officer

He previously served as CFO for Telsima, InvenSense, and Enlighted Inc.

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California-based Sonatus, Inc., a leader in automotive software and solutions, has appointed Indian-American chartered accountant Mahesh Karanth as its chief financial officer (CFO).

With three decades of experience in growth-oriented technology companies, Karanth has expertise in financial leadership, strategic transactions, and successful fundraising initiatives. He previously served as CFO for Telsima, InvenSense, and Enlighted Inc.

Karanth was also instrumental in leading Rockley Photonics to a public listing via SPAC in 2021.Prior to that, he served a nine-year term at Compaq/Hewlett Packard, managing major M&A transactions and international operations. He began his career at Ernst & Young, where he advanced to Partner. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Mahesh Karanth to the Sonatus leadership team,” said Jeff Chou, CEO and co-founder of Sonatus, Inc. “His extensive experience, strategic vision, and proven track record in financial leadership will be invaluable in driving Sonatus’ innovation and growth.”

“I’m delighted to be joining the very talented team at Sonatus at an exciting time for the company, and the automotive industry at large,” said Karanth. “Software innovation is accelerating and I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues as Sontaus reinforces its position at the forefront of this shift.”









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