Meet Our Team
Meet Our Founders!
FOUNDER OF SVCC
Venkat learnt chess at the age of five. He was a runner-up in a State Level Rapid, in his debut tournament. He became the University Champion. After his graduation, he joined Indian Air Force (IAF). He once played with GM Vishy Anand in a simul. He's taught 400+ kids on chess. Venkat is now working with personalities across
"Coach them Young and Watch Them Grow!"
CO-FOUNDER OF SVCC
Vinay is a chess enthusiast and IT geek and known for his ability in e-organizing events. He is one of the key people who is looking after technical operations of SVCC. He is a great volunteer and coached many kids in the UK. He lives in Reading UK, & works as a manager for a broadcasting organization.
Meet Our Coordinators!
COORDINATOR OF SVCC - PACIFIC USA
Swapna is a chess loving parent & chess enthusiast. She helps in communicating SVCC members through different social media groups. She is based in Bay Area, California. She is working as statistical programmer in a biopharmaceutical company. She likes gardening, cooking traditional foods.
COORDINATOR OF SVCC - CENTRAL USA
Sudhee is a chess loving parent. He takes initiative in organizing events which help the community. He is the backbone of our chess club. He believes in the saying of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" which means "The World is One Family". He is from Plano, TX , USA. He is an IT pro. He likes to travel, meet new people and make new friends.
COORDINATOR OF SVCC - EAST COAST USA
Raghunandan is an ardent chess player, and a chess loving parent. He is an IT pro in Salesforce technology, living in MA, USA. He is a chess player from childhood, & a nature lover. All the members in his family actively play chess.
COORDINATOR OF SVCC - INDIA
Nagaraja is a FIDE rated chess player, and he is very passionate about teaching chess!! He has unique skills in teaching, & helped many students to improve their chess in the last few years. He's currently working as a Senior Technical Manager in Cerium Systems Inc. He's an expert in team management, project planning, & the execution of projects.
COORDINATOR OF SVCC - CANADA
Pratik Shenvi is a great coach and helps the children to build their self-esteem and problem solving skills. He provides the right guidance to the kids to reach to next level. Pratik has USCF rated 2024, an A-Player with a FIDE rating of 1813
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Deepa is a coordinator for Silicon Valley Chess Academy. She is one of the web designers for the SV Chess Academy website. She loves singing, painting, dancing and also enjoys working with kids and teaching them.
Meet Our Team Behind-the-Scenes!!
SVCC - MAIN WEB DEVELOPER
Ananthakrishna has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from VTU. He is a freelancer and a coach at Cool Kids' Haven, teaching technology. Anant loves to code, read, & build websites. He is also an expert a web & app developing.
SVCC - APP DEPELOPER
Aravind is a volunteer of SVCC. He is one of the people who manages our website. He is also our IOS & Android app developer for the club. He's the Coordinator for Fun Chess Club (Which conducts cool chess variants) & the founder of Cool Kids' Haven (Which conducts cool subjects such as General Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Technology & Math).