About the Brimma Tribe

The creation and growth of Brimma is no accident. Supree, Mario and Rob collaborated together for 15 years designing, developing and delivering some of the most innovative mortgage CRM ⬄ LOS automation available from 2001 – 2016. Brimma teams cut their teeth serving sophisticated and demanding top 25 multi-channel lenders, who understood the value of curating well balanced business domain and technology teams to create proactive automated workflow, previously unavailable.

In 2016 The Brimma Tribe was born to continue the legacy of delivering modern technology innovation for mortgage lenders who need an experienced no nonsense partner to bring their digital lending vision to life. Brimma is founded on the principle of building a unique tribal leadership culture designed to empower each employee-partner by giving them unfettered license to voice their insights. Our methodology and vision is based on the book Tribal Leadership by Logan, King, and Fischer-Wright.

Brimma’s culture of “We” allows us to predictably innovate at a cost every lender can afford.

Tribal Elders

Check out the deep diverse experiences of our tribe below:

The tribal chief

Supree Periasamy, Founder & President
25+ years Technology Innovation – 20+ years Mortgage Tech

Supree has 25+ years of progressive software design and development innovation with 20 years in the trenches experience leveraging technology knowhow to integrate and automate disparate mortgage lending platforms.

He was instrumental in developing the first web-based LOS platform (Palisades - IBM), used by top 25 lenders and was the VP of Application Engineering at Ellie Mae - NextGen Encompass prior to launching Brimma Tech.

The scout

Rob Strickland, Managing Partner
25+ years Mortgage & Tech Innovation

Rob thrives on collaborating with high-performing Mortgage SME-Tech teams to assure game-changing results are predictably delivered according to plan. He leads sales, marketing and strategy for Brimma focusing on ways to fill marketplace voids. He is well versed with industry CRM-LOS platforms and has worked closely with Top 50 lenders and community banks to deliver meaningful business outcomes.

Rob helped start Brimma to “Bring Digital Innovation to the masses” allowing lenders large and small to reap the benefits of technology based automation.

“Lets make things better, by making better digital things”

The shaman

Mario DiBenedetto, Managing Partner
30+ years Technology Innovation – 15+ years Mortgage Tech

Mario has been in the software industry for 30+ years, with 15+ years focused on successfully implementing mortgage technology solutions with top 50 lenders and servicer teams eager to leverage automation to their advantage.

Mario leads Brimma delivery teams by bringing order to the chaos at the intersection between the sheer complexity of multi-party mortgage process and the creative discipline required to iteratively deliver high quality software.

Deep-down, Mario is a tech geek, always willing to analyze design details, as he recalls the insightful message from the movie This is Spinal Tap: "There's a fine line between clever and stupid.”

The wise storyteller

Gopakumar TV, Partner – UX & Creatives
20+ years Design & UX

Gops has more than 20 years of experience in design, UX, and e-learning for clients such as AT&T, Samsung, ANZ, Microsoft, Adobe, and so on.

When he’s not wowing our clients with his UX thought leadership and design, he’s a photographer and film director par excellence.

The master

Deepan Kumar, Senior Innovation Architect
12+ years Software Engineering

Deepan, our lead Certified Scrum Master, has 12+ years experience of building web/mobile apps, devops, cloud for BFSI sector for clients of Ericsson, IBM, and Cognizant.

He’s extremely passionate about refactoring, TDD (Test Driven Development) and is the Agile Evangelist in our team.

The curator

Sripriya Krishnaswamy, Partner – Program Management
20+ years Program Management

Sripriya is an Agile Certified Professional (PMI ACP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) with 20+ years of experience in Learning Development & Delivery.

Starting her journey as a technical author and trainer, she blazed her way to lead cross-functional teams, projects, and key accounts across geographies and industry verticals. Unparalleled vendor, client, and stakeholder engagement capabilities make her an ideal program manager that a growing Brimma Tribe needs.

The gladiator

Saravanakumaar Jeyabalan, Engineering Partners - Leader
24+ years Solution Architect

Saravan is a Solution Architect with 24 years of multi-domain expertise. He loves to take a very hands-on approach to solve problems and you will find him rolling up his sleeves and getting involved deeply on various implementations. Saravan brings a wealth of knowledge from having worked with clients and employers ranging from large organizations to newly minted startups. In the last few years, Saravan has immersed himself in learning and applying various cloud and big data tools and new-age technologies. Saravan has a BE Computer Science degree from the University of Madras and a Masters in Computer Science from BITS Pilani.

Early Settlers

Our early settlers comprise self-driven engineers, UX/UI designers, content strategists, and sales experts:

The warrior

Periyasamy Thirumalaivelsamy, Partner - Engineering
12+ years Software Engineering

Periyasamy Thirumalaivelsamy aka Peri has many years of experience working across multiple MNCs in India and Singapore. He loves training and mentoring his peers on multiple technology stacks and industry verticals.

He loves to be involved across all stages of the SDLC right from requirements gathering to final testing… And winning awards galore along this path.

Every tribe needs a warrior. Somebody, who fights till the last moment to reach the root cause of any problem. Someone, who loves to debate over multiple topics and POVs to get better results. We have Peri!

The nurturer

Sandhya Chandrasekaran, Partner - Interaction Design
16+ years Design & Multimedia

Sandhya aka Sandy has 16+ years of experience as a learning & multimedia designer.

An award-winning information designer, she’s designed creative client engagement artifacts (customer journey maps, animated videos, murals, brochures, magazines, posters, etc.) for various pre-sales teams to win deals.

In her spare time, this GoT fan loves watching animated and sci-fi movies, listening to peppy songs, especially Ilaiyaraaja melodies!

Our Vision & Values
Our Strengths

Our people and our values are our core strengths.

Two decades of experience building and implementing mortgage technology solutions for the top lenders in the US | Onshore SMEs & project leadership | Flexible project execution models - onshore, offshore, and hybrid | Rapid prototyping | Visual Design | Bi-weekly sprints/progress demos | Close-to-zero project management overhead | Top quality delivery - No hand-holding | Detailed requirements, specs, and artifacts: Non-mandatory | Global delivery locations in Raleigh and Chennai | Associate Member of the MBa | Encompass Certified Developer | Ellie Mae PRO PREMIER Partner