Suresh Kumar Gupta

Suresh made sense of intimidating numbers for a decade before founding Oremus. A Chartered Accountant and Member, Association of Chartered Accountants of India, Suresh brings the indispensable expertise of handling data-driven transitions and year-end closures. Suresh is a realist and leads the accounting and finance processes.

Suresh started his career with a manufacturing startup that he nurtured into becoming a leading enterprise by bringing order to the chaos typical of a new venture. A taxation wizard, Suresh also brings wisdom to a rapidly growing Oremus.

Padmanabhan Bala

Bala, Fellow, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, handled accounting functions for over six years before founding Oremus. A veritable storehouse on all matters corporate and legal, Bala combines his knowledge of project finance and accounts and a cautionary approach to deliver quality service that has become Oremus’ hallmark.

Known for deft handling of teams, Bala’s cautituos yet practical attitude keeps the company rooted even as it takes wings. His keen eye for detail and painstaking approach ensures that Oremus does not ever have a dissatisfied customer. A gadget freak, he is always tampering with them or buying new ones.

Raj Rayaprolu

Raj, a Management Graduate and Chartered Financial Analyst, started his career over a decade ago with a consulting firm. He moved on to set up the India office of a private port management company (an Indo – Dutch JV) managing its operations.

Within three years of his work life, Raj along with two partners started Oremus. Raj is the client face within the company largely responsible for its impressive customer base and keeping Oremus ahead of competition. A very keen golfer who is struggling with his handicap.

Ronald K. St. Clair

With decades of experience identifying, investing, nurturing and growing Companies, Ron joined Oremus in 2011. He received an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a BS in Marketing (Magna Cum Laude) from Upper Iowa University, and an AS in Quality Technology (with honors) from Rock Valley College.

His previous leadership positions include: Director and COO of a privately-owned retail interior design and fixture/furniture company; Vice President, Operations of a privately-owned multi-plant specialty, stainless-steel sand-casting foundry; Resident Manager of a division of a privately-owned multi-plant manufacturer of Class II and Class III specialty paper and disposable paper medical products company; Director of Operations of a privately-owned manufacturer of brand-name durable consumer products; Business Unit Manager of a division of a public manufacturer of Class I, II and III durable and disposable medical products; and Director of Business Development of a division of a public industrial products company.

Mr. St. Clair is responsible for growing the business in North America.

Lalit Ananth Chawla

Lalit is a Chartered accountant with 16+ years of Exp. He spent a decade with a Big four audit firm and has extensive experience in Assurance and Advisory where the clientele included large public entities and multinational corporations across sectors, both in India and abroad.
His Corporate experience includes working with a large corporate house in financial reporting, assurance and strategy, further his experience also includes working with start-ups providing strategic business and financial advice and inputs.
Lalit is a process focus and result oriented individual at work. He likes to spend his free time with his family and travelling.

Lisa Garside

Lisa has worked within the accounting sector for over thirty years, employed for seventeen years, in private practice, as a Senior Accountant for a Chartered Accountancy firm with her own portfolio of clients. She was then appointed as a Financial Controller for a large industrial manufacturing company based in the North West, reporting directly to Board level. She was approached by Oremus UK, who were interested in consulting with her, given her experience within the accounting industry, coupled with the fact that she owned several licensed outlets including a popular wine bar and large Wirral-based gastropub. Her insights into the licensed sector, coupled with her expertise in all facets of financial and taxation requirements for small and medium sized enterprises led to her appointment as Chief Business Officer for the Oremus group of companies in 2020.

Lisa lives on the Wirral peninsula with her husband and two sons. One of four sisters, much of her leisure time is spent enjoying moments with her family. She is a seasoned traveller with a particular fondness for Rome. Her other love is for music, particularly music festivals, and she is a veteran of at least six Glastonburys!

Mark Leighton

Mark is an Economics graduate from Northumbria University, he qualified as a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in 2007. In addition, he achieved a First-Class honours degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University. Mark has worked within the licensed sector throughout his career, initially employed by Scottish & Newcastle straight from university in 2001, where his first role was inclusion on the steering group for the S&N Pub Enterprise Franchise Agreement development.

Mark has a wealth of knowledge, working with all levels within the licensed sector, from single tenanted outlets to consultation with Board members from a number of the national pub companies. His opinion on matters is regularly sought by many within the industry, particularly with reference to marketing and promotional strategies and concepts for improving under-performing sites and portfolios, always striving to deliver growth for licensed outlets.

As a founding member, Mark was instrumental in establishing eLTA as one of the main providers of accounting advice and expertise to the licensed trade since 2007. When eLTA was purchased by Oremus in 2016 Mark was Business Development Manager. Following a sustained period of company growth, Mark was appointed as Chief Business Officer for Oremus in 2020.

Mark lives with his wife and two daughters in the North East. In addition to his family, his consuming passion is his love of Newcastle United Football Club, having been a season ticket holder since 1985. When not at St. James Park, he can be found on the golf course, valiantly trying to improve his handicap.