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Plano Tech Startup Honored Twice at Global Ceremony in Mumbai

Two awards were won by Plano startup company mroads at the 24th World HRD (Human Resources Development) Congress held in Mumbai, India! mroads’ CEO Manohar R.
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Two awards were won by Plano startup company mroads at the 24th World HRD (Human Resources Development) Congress held in Mumbai, India!

mroads’ CEO Manohar R. Kesireddy was honored with the CEO with HR Orientation Award, which recognizes a non-Human Resources (HR) organization leader who embraces HR through a demonstrated track record in supporting strategies and empowering multidisciplinary initiatives. Such initiatives include: savviness/tech implementation, communication effectiveness, talent development and employees retention. Manohar is responsible for mroads’ day-to-day operations as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy and has over 15 years of experience at various roles within the corporate world. He also holds several patents in technology and is a member of the board for the nonprofit organization India Dreams.

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mroads CEO Manohar Kesireddy

“I was very honored to win the CEO with HR Orientation Award. We have been working really hard toward integrating technology into the HR space for a while—and not just for cost savings, but also for improving the overall quality of the hiring process. This award validates the theory that we have put into practice by building Paññã. This is an important milestone that will help guide not just mroads but also all our current and future partners to maximize potential. For me, as a professional, it is inspiring and I cannot wait to see what’s next,” said mroads CEO Manohar Kesireddy.

Their online video interview platform Paññã (Panya) won The Best Use of Technology Award in an HR product, which acknowledges companies that innovate and use technology to bring fresh products and solutions to the HR field. Paññã is a simple-to-use video interview platform designed to help companies find the best talent in the shortest amount of time; they use A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), meaning the platform is intuitive and will adapt in accordance to the job seeker’s answers – either asking more elaborate questions or easier ones.

Congratulations to mroads and Manohar for this achievement!


Founded in 2011, mroads is a niche startup based in Plano, Texas, specializing in building products for the next generation workforce that leverage technology and awareness. The company believes innovation leads to generating solutions that make the day-to-day life easy for humans and organizations. Solving clients toughest problems by delivering a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary services based on the company’s deep industry knowledge. Its goal is to deliver the next generation hiring platform that aims to revolutionize the hiring practice and empower HR.

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