Board Members And Advisors
Sanjay Gaikwad, Managing Director, Valuable Group of Companies.
Mr. Gaikwad is an engineer with an MBA from Mumbai University. The key person behind the modernization of Zee Group and the initiator of their various forays into Internet and online gaming, he has many pioneering technical innovations to his credit. He founded Valuable Group with Mr. Narendra Hete, and today he is the driving force behind the Valuable Group of Companies.
Ameya Hete, Co-Founder Partner and Executive Director , Valuable Group
Ameya Hete is the Co-Founder Partner and Executive Director of Valuable Group of Companies. He is also CEO of SpadeWorx Software Services. Valuable Group of Companies operates a spectrum of companies in three industry verticals – Media & Entertainment, Technology and Infrastructure and has made pioneering technology based business innovations.
Ameya Hete is a thought leader and is an active promoter of the entrepreneurship culture in India. He is also the Founder and CEO of Titbit (Owned & Promoted by Valuable Group of Companies).
At Valuable Group, Ameya Hete is responsible for global operations and business development for the various Group initiatives. His dynamic, innovative and aggressive approach to new business development has established Valuable Group’s presence across India and Global markets.
Ameya Hete was instrumental in the acquisition of Moviebeam; company belonging to Disney group with over USD 250 million in aggregate investments from industry behemoths. An Industrial Engineer with Masters from State University of New York, Ameya Hete is a bearer of the prestigious ‘Kerala Government Engineering Design Award’ for his achievement in building an aggregate investment from industry behemoths.
Rajan Mohindra Founder & Managing Partner, Icon Capital
Rajan is an accomplished turn-around specialist, with over 14 years of experience in various positions from country manager to CEO in turning around and growing medium sized MNC’s. This is in addition to the experience of creating an organization from scratch doing business of over US $200 million. He has business process reengineering experience in IT & Telecom companies which include diverse organizations in the field of software, hardware, networking, telecom and system integration. He also has experience in Defense & Homeland Security solutions. He has worked in various geographies including Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Africa &. In addition, Mr. Mohindra has extensive experience in working with investment banks, private equity companies and finance organizations. He holds a degree in engineering and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is an MBA from London Business School. He is also an alumnus of IMD Switzerland and currently enrolled for the prestigious Owner/ President Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Manish Chugh,Director Strategy, Icon Capital
Manish Chugh has Over 16 years of experience in setting up successful entrepreneurial ventures. He has extensive experience in Education, Publishing and e-learning, IT, Pharmaceutical & Real Estate industries. He also has vast experience in dealing with banks, angel investors & private equity firms in building and growing various ventures. Manish has closely worked with academicians and corporates thereby creating healthy incubation centres. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Pune (India) and has also post graduated in International Business from Symbiosis Institute of Foreign Trade (SIFT), Pune.
Dr. Nirmal Jain
Dr. Jain has 33 years of experience in Information Technology business. He started with Harris Communications in Dallas, TX, designing the Operating System for the Communication Processor. He has spent 25 years with Tata Group Companies – Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Tata Infotech Ltd. (Earlier a JV with Unisys). At TCS Dr. Jain, as Sr. V.P., was responsible for all the European and Asia/Pacific business, Training, Technology Development, and Manufacturing Industry Vertical. At Tata Infotech as CEO, he was responsible for making the company a leading Systems Integration Company in India. He was responsible for tripling its revenues over 5 years. Later, he was CEO/Vice Chairman at ISG Novasoft (a Birla Group Co.) and Ismart International, and Advisor with Patni Computers.
He has founded a company ‘Triiton Mentors & Advisors’ .Triiton Mentors & Advisors advises upcoming entrepreneurs, small and medium sized companies in achieving their strategic objectives and goals.
Dr. Jain has managed businesses in IT Services, Systems Integration, Subcontract Hardware Manufacturing, BPO/Call Center, Technology R&D, and Software Product Development. He was instrumental in establishing a JV with Sitel Corporation for BPO/Call Center business.
Dr. Jain earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from I.I.T Bombay, Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T. Delhi, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Univ. of Hawaii. Dr. Jain attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Dr. Jain serves as the Chairman of the Board of Prism Informatics Ltd., and has earlier served on board of various companies and professional bodies.
Tushar Agarwal, Director,Valuable Group
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, Mr. Agarwal is the Founder-Director and Chief Executive officer in Glance Finance Ltd, a listed company engaged in offering financial services including funds syndication, corporate advisory services and financial management. In addition, he is also involved in running other business like stainless steel exports, jewelry exports, and real estate.
Anil Pagar, Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor,SpadeWorx Software Services
Anil Pagar is the founder of SpadeWorx Software Services and currently is Strategic Advisor. He is a Bachelor’s of Computer Science and Technology, followed by a Masters in Computer Engineering. Anil began his career in 1989 with stints at Informatics, IBM and Hewlett Packard. With acumen of Product and Technology Development, Anil has been instrumental in churning several middleware and backend products currently implemented at several Fortune 500 companies.
Anil in his career has had an exceptional track record of establishing flourishing business units from ground up. He has a strong technology foresight with the capability to flex technology to suit business demands and usage. Anil has received several awards and accolades for his innovative product ideas and IP disclosures. He has presented his papers and views on varied topics in industry consortiums and seminars globally and has been a guest lecturer at renowned engineering colleges.
Mandar Bhagwat, Co-founder, Director and CTO, SpadeWorx Software Services
Mandar along with Jitendra and Anil cofounded SpadeWorx Software Services. He began his career in 1994 with stints at Tata Infotech, Finite States Inc., Computer Horizons Corp, and Hewlett Packard. With first-hand experience and know-how of delivering enterprise class technology solutions to global customers, Mandar has been instrumental in setting up technology and delivery excellence centers he has spearheaded the technology management groups for apt business planning and customer relationships.
Mandar has acumen to understand changes in technology landscapes and to define a strategy for businesses and enterprises to leverage these changes to capitalize on the market opportunities to create competitive edge. He has presented on various technical topics at internal and industry organized conferences such as Enterprise Architecture Practitioner’s conference, Microsoft TechEd and Microsoft PDC.
Mandar is the He is a Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering from Shivaji University followed by a Masters in Software Systems from BITS, Pilani, India.
Jitendra Wase, Co-founder, Director and COO , SpadeWorx Software Services
Jitendra along with Mandar and Anil cofounded SpadeWorx Software Services. He is a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Electronics & Telecommunication followed by Post Graduate Diploma in Telecom Management from Symbiosis, Pune.
Jitendra began his career in 1993 with stints at Global Electronic Commerce Services, Cap Gemini, iGate(Mascot Systems) and Hewlett Packard. With proficiency in B2B, EDI, Account Management and Sales and Marketing, he has worked in domains such as retail, manufacturing, auto and telecom.
Jitendra has hands-on understanding of development and quality processes, with his fervor for detailing he has setup and ramped-up offshore development centers in record times. His ability to understand customer needs and resolve them with best fit solutions giving them competitive advantage has won him accolades and appreciation from customers.
Niranjan Dusane, CEO,Dusane Infotech
Niranjan is the Director and co-founder of DI. Niranjan brings to company 16 years of IT industry experience. At DI Niranjan is responsible for ideation of product and solution in various technology domains. Niranjan works closely with industry consultants in evaluating business proposals and product ideas, which eventually would form DI’s IP adding to the company’s valuation.
Before forming DI, Niranjan was co-founder and Director Technology at Webware Technologies. He had earlier worked in Mukund Steels and Bentley Nevada. Niranjan’s core technical strengths are in the areas of Solution Architecting, Software Product Development and Large Scale Project Management. Niranjan holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering.