Raghunath Ramaswamy (Raghu) is the Founder and CEO of
Spectrum Consulting. He has a Masters in Mathematics from IIT,
Delhi. His career has roots in software development, customer
support, sales, and marketing. He was quite the rolling stone for the
first ten years with stints punctuated in the United States, the Far
East, and the Middle East.
He joined HCL Technologies as part of their Resource Management
Group in 1995. A happy accident in his life helped him develop a
deep and abiding interest in recruitment and talent acquisition. The
role at HCL Technologies was demanding. Stakeholders across the
globe had to be serviced. The role emphasized that the needs of
customers were sacrosanct.
It was in this role that he felt a compelling need to articulate a
transparent framework that would help recruiters execute
professional responsibilities with ease.
It was with this express goal that Raghu set up Spectrum Consulting
in 2004. He would spend the next 8 years building world class ATS
and resume parsers.
Spectrum Consulting was a start-up, much before the era of start-ups
in India. The initiative was bootstrapped. Fuelled by the conviction
of ideas, it had the unmistakable sweat equity of its founder. Raghu
architected the Pranav suite of products with a lot of thought and
Recruitment consulting has been another important line of business
since Spectrum Consulting’s inception. Raghu has also been training
and coaching recruiters. Social media and LinkedIn fascinate Raghu.
An ardent admirer of LinkedIn, he evangelizes LinkedIn.
The book FAIL-SAFE HIRING is the latest initiative of Raghu. This
is an effort to share his experiences accrued over the last 25 years as
“To Raghu, the journey is more important than the destination.”