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Guiding Each Day With Examples

Leadership Pillars

Leaders exemplify qualities such as integrity, expertise, and diversity, and are committed to serve.

Their experienced footsteps, set examples for each member associated with Tavisca.

A Diverse Team Of Leaders & Technologists

Our Captains On Deck

Whether developing company policies, providing financial support, managing global staff, or advancing the company’s strategic plan; each member of the team is dedicated, collaborating, and co-creating sustainable change.

Chief Executive Officer

Akash Sureka

Akash Sureka serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Tavisca. He’s a serial entrepreneur with a successful exit to a public company. He comes with a strong background with more than 20+ years of varied technology products and business leadership experience in global technology companies like NVIDIA, Bilcare, Persistent, Nokia, & Motorola and start-up unicorns like Icertis.

Prior joining to Tavisca Akash was a Founder & CEO of a global product start- up company in the mobile internet ecosystem, acquired by Persistent Systems. Akash, was also the CEO of a SAAS company, later acquired by Software AG.

Akash has been nominated for Young Entrepreneur by Business World, Top 100 Asian Companies, and also as a Top Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum. He recently got nominated as corporate game changer by European Corporate Vision magazine for his new corporate thought leadership. Akash has co-authored international publications like “Everything Guide To Mobile Apps” published by International publishing agency Adams Media. Akash Sit on board of many global start-ups and also advisory to Accelerators, VC’S, Angel Groups, and similar organizations across the globe.

Executive Director

Mahendra Yadav

Apart from the first 18 months of his career, Mahendra has spent all his 21 years in startups - building teams and technology, with the hope that it will create impact on lives of people. As a co-founder of Tavisca, he takes great pride in its engineering culture, people, and core values. He brings an, enough to be dangerous, understanding of technology, people practices, product management, sales, finance, and organization development. He is married with 2 kids, loves cooking, bird watching, photography and doing anything creative. Mahendra is a graduate of IIT Kanpur.
Head of Technology

Nikhil Prasad

Nikhil Prasad is CTO of Tavisca. In his role, he drives the technology and engineering culture vision at Tavisca, with a deep impact on product vision. For Nikhil, Tavisca is an embodiment of what he considers as his life’s work and reflects his personal desire to create products that leave a significant positive impact on people. What he loves at ‘Tavisca’ is the constant ability to balance ambition with Tavisca’s core philosophy of excellence and doing the right thing in the best interest of Tavisca’s people and its customers. He loves cooking, teaching and evangelising technology. Nikhil is married with 2 children. He is a graduate of Pune University.
Chief Human Resource Officer

Amit Bakshi

Amit is an HR professional with about 20 years of experience in diverse sectors, that include aviation, telecom, BFSI, FMCG and ITES. He has handled leadership roles in areas of Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Management and International Mobility across geographies, which encompass India, UK and Philippines. His areas of expertise include setting and scaling up businesses, spearheading organizational changes and transformation and global leadership & diversity. In his current role as Chief HR Officer at Tavisca, he works towards ensuring Tavisca is a happy and productive workplace, along with developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the strategic direction of the organization.

Amit has a Master’s degree in Human Resources from Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business Management from School of Finance and Management, London. He has also completed the Leadership Development Program in Human Resources and Business Strategy from London Business School, UK and MDP from XLRI. He is a motorcycle enthusiast and when not in office, he is busy taking long road trips across the country.

Head of Product Practice

Gurpreet Luthra

Gurpreet joined Tavisca in late 2018, after having spent a significant number of years at ThoughtWorks as a Technical Consultant and Open Source Evangelist. In his 18 years of software industry experience, he has garnered extensive experience in Product Development, Extreme Programming, Open Source Software for Social Impact, Community Building and People Mentorship, coupled with his quest for simplicity, elegant design and meaningful software. As the Head of Product Practices, he fosters a Customer centric product-thinking mindset in all teams along with helping develop the Product Management group at Tavisca. To get to know him better, check out his blog site
Head of DevSecOps Practices

Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh is Head of Cloud Engineering at Tavisca. In his role, he drives the technology and engineering culture vision at Tavisca, with a deeper involvement in Cloud,Security, and Performance Practices in the Product vision . Divjot finds Tavisca to be a place where he likes the innovation and ideation culture in all the Products, practices and processes which are embedded making it a delightful experience to work with the organisation.

Divjot’s personal desire of building a culture of Mastery is an art that he sees Tavisca being the early adopters and example of taking track for epiphony. For Divjot, Tavisca’s People and its customers are the two most important currencies and all the decisions taken inside and outside the workplace revolve around it. Divjot loves meeting new people and thus runs a technology meetup at Tavisca, organise and participate in Hackathon’s, Dev-Days and Conferences to understand others perspectives and discuss solutions to the problems outside the organisation boundaries as well.

In his free time, he loves giving trainings or teaching people, travelling to some new places and exploring the emerging technology and Product trends.

Head of Delivery

Jagminder Sehrawat

Jagminder joined Tavisca in early 2011 as “Head of Professional Services” with the P&L responsibility for the PS group. He now heads the Product Delivery at Tavisca, and ensures that the products shipped by the team meets the market expectations, are of top quality and are shipped within the allocated budget.

With over 20 years of experience in building technology solutions for global clientele, he possesses diverse experience of managing small teams in startups to leading large teams of over 200 engineers delivering high quality software solutions to customers.

VP Technology

Rahul Pilkhwal

Rahul is passionate about technology and finding ways of utilising the right technology for addressing user needs.

As a co-founder of Tavisca and Cuspion he has spent most of his professional life 15+ years in startups, conceptualising and creating products and platforms for large scale use working with great teams.

Rahul’s interests include learning newer things especially around technology, business of technology, design thinking and playing sports.

He has graduated in Computer Science from AIT, Pune.

Head of Finance

Priyanka Ratnaparkhi

Priyanka Joined Tavisca in 2014 as a Head of Finance. In her role, she oversees business finance, accounts, regulatory and legal compliances for the organization. She brings more than a decade of experience in corporate banking, FP&A, fundraising, and CFO roles across technology and edtech companies. Priyanka has been instrumental in streamlining finances and enabling data-driven decision making across business verticals.

Over the years, she has helped define strategic direction, devise business plans and create monitoring and accountability systems. In her free time, she loves reading memoirs and travelling.

Head of HR

Antra Virmani

Antra brings in more than 12 years of experience in the entire gamut of HR functions and has been with Tavisca since 2011, to help amplify the culture and people experience of Taviscans.

She currently heads the HR function at Tavisca, driving strategic and operational thinking, with a key focus on employee engagement, growth & development, work-life balance, policies and retention. She is passionate about advocating for diversity and inclusion at Tavisca and building memorable work-place experiences for all Taviscans.

Prior to working at Tavisca, she has worked with a couple of startups and orchestrated their core HR functions while serving as a HR business partner to the leadership team. Antra is married with two kids. She is an avid traveler, a fitness enthusiast and a foodie at heart!

Head of Recruitment

Manav Prasad

Manav has been predominantly managing the talent at Tavisca for almost 4 years now. Before taking up the responsibility at Tavisca, he has successfully played similar roles at companies, like ThoughtWorks, Compassites, Saba Software etc. With more than 18 years of blended experience in IT Services, Product and Consulting companies he is able to manage talents in a very efficient way. Manav’s passion lies in hinting down the right fit candidate for the role and his people centric nature makes his job much easier as a talent expert. Manav is an avid speaker at various HR Forums and at many academic institutions with an intent to share the knowledge with fellow colleagues and mentor a lot of students. Manav is an ardent networker and is a motivated self-starter possessing great leadership skills. In free time, he prefers driving and taking up long trips to places like Leh etc from Pune.
Chief of Staff

Maninder Singh Hira

Maninder Hira is the Chief of Staff at Tavisca and takes care of Strategic initiatives and Capacity planning . In his role he ensure healthy organisational & team structures, staff planning and other strategic initiatives to ensure the organization is future ready.
He brings 12 years of experience in managing transitions, capacity planning and service delivery. Maninder is an expert at implementation of standardised frameworks and processes to ensure strong governance and organisational change management. He is married with 1 kid and in his free time he loves adventure and sports along with many other interests.
Head - Marketing & Branding

Dushyant Verma

Dushyant is an accomplished marketing professional with more than 11 years of experience in digital marketing and media planning. At Tavisca, Dushyant heads the marketing operations and responsible for providing strategic and tactical marketing direction.

Prior to joining Tavisca, Dushyant was Head of Marketing at Digital Group of companies and spent a substantive period of time working with digital agencies, IT services and product companies in the past. He is a B. Tech graduate and holds a certification in C-DAC and Digital Marketing & Branding from Curtin University. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, hiking and watching old movies.