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Management Team

Mithun Sacheti - Co-Founder & CEO

Mithun Sacheti finished his undergrad studies and took the first flight out to the USA, to enrol and get certified as a gemologist from the Gemmological Institute of America, California (GIA). His passion for jewellery and all things diamond drove him to set up his first store (for Jaipur Gems), just a few days after his return! After overseeing Jaipur Gem’s expansion into South India, including into Chennai and Coimbatore, Mithun headed towards e-commerce.


Realizing the huge potential of online retail in India and using his background/experience in jewellery and diamonds, Mithun laid the blueprint for His vision of selling solitaires and diamond jewellery over the internet was shared by a man whose expertise lay in a complementing area. With Srinivasa Gopalan, Mithun started in 2007, with the site going live in 2008. From then, it’s been a journey of crossing milestone after milestone! Recognizing the leadership provided in growing CaratLane, TiE felicitated Mithun with the “Next-Gen Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in 2012.

Mithun combines jewellery expertise with a passion for jewellery technology. He has ensured that every piece produced for is manufactured to perfect specifications, so when our customers lay hands on their jewellery, they get exactly what they saw online. Few e-retailers can live up on specs like! Today, Mithun oversees business strategy and direction at When not hobnobbing with diamonds, Mithun is an active badminton and squash player and a complete cricket aficionado.


Srinivasa Gopalan – Co-founder

If Mithun is about the highest grade of jewellery and diamonds, Srinivasa Gopalan is the blue chip man. His knowledge and expertise in IT, is what gives its technological edge. The founder of Lister Technologies and a well known IT entrepreneur, his educational qualifications read like a dream list of most parents! An Honours graduate from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai (CEG) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

His career included stints at Kinetic Engineering, Pune and Satyam Infoway (as a member of the Management team). His business experience goes beyond Indian borders to the USA, Singapore, Denmark, UK, Australia and Middle East.

Setting up in 2007, he has ensured that the site lives up in usability and robustness to match the glittering products it offers!

Gopal loves travelling and has notched up an impressive record of places visited in India and abroad!

Siddharth – Senior Vice President, Marketing

Team’s eclectic mix is further enriched by Siddharth, Senior Vice President, Marketing. Techie in his previous avatar, he heads the Marketing team and is responsible for the entire gamut of branding, marketing and demand generation activities.


An Electronics Engineer from M.S.University, an IIM-A graduate, he has worked as Software Developer and Lead Developer at Microsoft, going on to head the online Sales & Marketing efforts at Dell (India).

Siddharth is a travel buff and webbie (he loves trying out/playing with new web apps).


Gurukeerthi – Senior Vice President, Technology

Gurukeerthi, Senior Vice President, Technology, is responsible for developing, managing and supporting all the technology touch points across the company and leading software development in Caratlane's B2B and B2C line of business. A seasoned technology expert, Guru holds a Masters degree in Software Enterprise Management from IIMB and has a career stint of more than a decade in various fortune 500 companies.

While he is not designing or debugging software, Guru loves adventure trips and spends time with his family.

Prashant Chaudhary – Vice President, Offline Sales

Prashant is heading the retail sales to the length and breadth of India. He has rich experience of 18 years in Retail sector. Prior to joining Carat Lane, he worked with Swatch Group India for RADO Brand and Titan Industries Ltd- Tanishq. A hard core front-end Retail specialist and his core strengths are Managing Store Operations & Team Building.


He is a big foodie but at the same time a complete health freak. Other than spending time with his family, he loves traveling by road, listening to Music and going for long rides on his Cycle on weekends.