We are here to make people, brands & businesses across the world smile, squeal & celebrate in pure delight - we are Qwikcilver.
We set ourselves to revolutionize the gifting landscape with our future ready technology solutions and we have built ground up a state-of-the-art Stored Value Platform exclusively for managing gift cards for Merchants, Retailers and Brands.
We are an ISO27001 certified company and have been granted the license to “Issue” Semi-Closed Loop Prepaid (SCLP) instruments by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the apex Financial Regulatory Authority in India. We conduct annual audits like CISA and VAPT (Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration testing) and ESCROW reporting on a quarterly basis. These audits are conducted by authorised agencies to ensure security of both Qwikcilver systems and client system.
Launched India’s 1st cinema multiplex gift card program with PVR Cinemas
Launched India’s 1st gift card program for premium watches & accessories with Titan, Helios and Fastrack
Launched India’s 1st gift card program in e-commerce with Flipkart
Launched India’s 1st fashion apparel gift card program with Aditya Birla Retail Group – Madura Fashion
Launched India’s 1st departmental store gift card program with Shoppers Stop
Awarded India’s Best Prepaid Card provider by Global Prepaid Exchange
Strategic partnership with Amazon for the Amazon.in gift card program
Launch of Woohoo, India’s exclusive gift card e-commerce site
Expansion into international markets with the setting up of a branch in Dubai to cater to the GCC countries
Expansion into South East Asian markets – with a subsidiary in Singapore
Partnership with Future Group. Launched their gift card program
The first ever Qwikcilver Gift Card Conclave was held in Bengaluru; the first of its kind event for gift cards
Partnership with Lazada, leading e-commerce brand for the gift card category in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines
Partnership with Lifestyle. Launched their first omnichannel gift card program
The second edition of Qwikcilver Gift Card Conclave was held to a resounding response from the industry
Partnership with Uber. Launched Uber-branded, as well as Uber Eats, gift card programs
Unveiled Qwikcilver suite of products, as a part of product rebranding exercise
Partnership with Jumbo Electronics. Launched UAE’s first omnichannel gift card program
Entered Indonesian market. Launched gift voucher program for Mitra AdiPerkasa
Pine Labs Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Qwikcilver
CEO & Co-Founder
Kumar has about 22 years of IT-industry experience spanning various aspects of technology, project, product, general management and customer-relationship management. Kumar holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India.
Chief Marketing Officer & Co-Founder
Pratap has over 22 years of experience in Strategic Marketing, Product Launch Initiatives, Media Campaign management and Public Relations. He has a passion for new media propositions and innovative ways of reaching out to consumers. Pratap has a Bachelors degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.
President – Core Business
Shankar is a seasoned professional with over 23 years of experience across leading brands in the Hospitality and Retail business. He has come on board as a "key stake-holder" with Qwikcilver to drive strategic alliances, merchant/ brand partner acquisitions and help build and cement business relationships in the customer facing, consumer-led business space.
Chief Product Officer
Thirumalesh has over 19 years of experience in software product engineering with experience in architecting solutions, managing teams, project management, customer interactions. Thirumalesh was instrumental in architecting and managing a robust, multi-threaded, multi-database, first of its kind Java based data integration product. As a data integration architect at Hyperion and then Oracle, successfully lead many key projects. Thirumalesh holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communication from KREC, Suratkal (NITK).
Chief Technology Officer
An IIT Bombay alumnus Tambwekar has previously worked with multiple MNC’s including giants like NetApp (Director of Networked engineering), Sasken Communications (Director of Engineering) and VeriFone to name some. His experience includes dealing with systems software, storage and telecommunication among others spread across multiple functions of engineering, management, sales and marketing.
Chief Strategy Officer
An Entrepreneur and an Inventor (filed 4 US patents and 10 inventions) with around 10+ years of experience in multiple roles of Software Product Management in India and US. He currently drives Qwikcilver Product Portfolio and has a passion for following technology focussed start-ups.
Vice President - Corporate Business
Swarnendu Mukherjee has over 20 years of rich and diverse experience with brands like Dell and the Taj Group of hotels; spanning across B2B Sales, Channel Sales & Distribution, New Business Creation, Process re-engineering, Six Sigma Quality and Process Management. He comes on board as the Head for Corporate Sales & Distribution Business.
Gyan is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience across various industries and specialises in Retail solutions. He has extensive experience in implementing retail solutions across the globe for various retailers. He was Industry Leader for Retail at IBM before he joined Qwikcilver. He has come on board focusing on building alliance with the focus accounts and achieve excellence in Service Delivery.
Board of Directors & Advisors
Mr. Padmanabhan has thirty six years of experience in the banking and payments sector including his term as the Executive Director of Reserve Bank of India. He has also served as the Regional Director and Head of the Department of Payment & Settlement Systems and Foreign Exchange Department. He was responsible for enabling many innovations in the Indian payment systems besides mandating measures which have contributed significantly in safety and security of transactions
Co-Founder & Director
Kumar has about 22 years of IT-industry experience spanning various aspects of technology, project, product, general management and customer-relationship management.
Vicky Bindra is the Chief Executive Officer at Pine Labs. Prior to Pine Labs, Vicky worked with Visa, MasterCard, GE Capital, Bain & Company and Citi Group in various leadership roles. He served as Group President for MasterCard's Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa region. Vicky is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He holds an undergraduate degree from Calcutta University and a Master's in Business Administration from MIT Sloan School of Management