Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Principal Investments
  • Restructuring
  • Strategic Planning


  • Financial Services
  • Telecommunications


  • University of Maryland at College Park


Ananth Veluppillai is the Chief Operating Officer of B. Riley Principal Investments overseeing the operations within the investments and delivering superior cash flows/ROI. Ananth also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Lingo Management, LLC and President of magicJack/Credo Mobile/United Online.

Ananth has over 27 years of experience in telecommunications and held various leadership positions, including serving as the COO of Global Operations for Tech Mahindra's Network Services unit and COO of LCC International, Inc., that provided consulting services in Wireless and Wireline telecommunication networks in the US and around the world. Ananth has been responsible for several key wireless network deployments across North America and Europe and brings vast engineering and management experience to the organization, including operations & financial management, strategic planning and plan execution. Previously, Ananth was with Gibbs & Cox, Naval Architects & Marine Engineers.

B. Riley Principal Investments leverages resources across the platform in order to identify attractive investment opportunities and develop creative solutions for distressed companies or divisions that exhibit challenging market dynamics. The team relies on its deep investment and operational expertise to self-source proprietary opportunities across a broad array of transaction types that maximize free cashflow.