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Leadership

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

Chief Executive Officer

Akash Sureka

Akash Sureka is the Chief Executive Officer at Tavisca. He is a serial entrepreneur with a successful exit to a public company. He has a diverse background, with more than 20+ years of work experience in technology products and business leadership domains. Some of his previous assignments include pivotal stints at global technology companies like NVIDIA, Bilcare, Persistent, Nokia, & Motorola and start-up unicorns like Icertis. Prior to joining Tavisca, Akash was a Founder & CEO of a global product start-up company in the mobile internet ecosystem. He was also the CEO of a SAAS company, later acquired by Software AG.

Akash has been nominated for the ‘Young Entrepreneur Award’ by Business World, Top 100 Asian Companies, and 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.’ He currently serves as a board member to several global start-ups; and is advisory to Accelerators, VC’s, Angel Groups and similar organizations across diverse geographies.

Executive Director

Mahendra Yadav

Apart from the first 18 months, Mahendra has spent all the 21 years of his career in start-ups, building teams and technology, with the hope that the both can positively impact the 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 organizational development methodologies.

When he is not carrying out his co-founder duties at Tavisca, he is busy indulging in cooking, birdwatching, photography and doing stuff that get his creative juices flowing. Mahendra is a graduate of IIT Kanpur.

Head of Technology

Nikhil Prasad

Nikhil Prasad is the Chief Technology Officer at Tavisca. In his current role, he drives the technology and engineering culture vision at Tavisca, with a deep impact on product innovation. 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 and positive impact on people. What he loves at ‘Tavisca’ is the organization’s constant ability to balance ambition with excellence; and doing the right thing in the best interest of Tavisca’s people and its customers. He loves cooking, teaching and evangelising technology. 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 Platform Product Management

Glenn Dsouza

Glenn is the Head of Platform Product Management at Tavisca. With a wide-ranging background as a business consultant and product strategist, he has in the past, helped multiple enterprises build and establish their product strategy from scratch. He is known in the product fraternity for his humility and contagious passion for the ‘impact’ that every feature creates on the lives of users. A hands-on proponent of the Lean Start-up model and a servant leader to product managers, Glenn is a firm believer that it's as important to be a great human being, as it is to be a thorough professional. When he is not thinking and breathing ‘products’ at Tavisca, he is busy mentoring product enthusiasts and indulging in cooking, gardening, guitar, singing, dancing, and reading.
Head of DevSecOps Practices

Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh is the Head of Engineering Practices at Tavisca. In his current role, he drives the technology and engineering culture at Tavisca, with a deeper involvement in Cloud, Security, Data and Performance Practices on the product side of things. What Divjot loves at Tavisca is the innovation and ideation culture, embedded in all the product practices and processes.

Divjot’s personal desire of building a ‘Culture of Mastery,’ is an art, that he sees Tavisca being one of the early adopters of. He believes Tavisca’s people and its customers are the two most important currencies, and all the decisions taken inside and outside the workplace revolve around them. Apart from his primary role at Tavisca, Divjot spearheads technology meetups, Hackathon’s, Dev Days, and conferences to understand diverse perspectives and solutions for problems that exist outside the organisational boundaries. In his free time, he enjoys training people, travelling, and exploring emerging technology and product trends.

Head of Delivery

Jagminder Sehrawat

Jagminder joined Tavisca in 2011 as Head of Professional Services, with the P&L responsibility for the Professional Service Group. He now heads Product Delivery at Tavisca, and ensures that products meet market expectations, with respect to quality, budget, and time.
With over 20 years of experience in building technology solutions for global clients, Jagminder holds a rich and diverse portfolio of managing small teams in start-ups, 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 exploring ways of utilising the right technology to address user needs. As a co-founder of Tavisca and Cuspion, he has spent the last 15 years of his career, working for start-ups, conceptualising and creating products and platforms for large -scale use.

Rahul’s interests include learning new things especially around technology, business of technology, design thinking and playing sports. He is a Computer Science graduate from AIT, Pune

Chief Financial Officer

Priyanka Ratnaparkhi

Priyanka is the Chief Financial Officer at Tavisca. In her role, she oversees business finance, accounts, regulatory and legal compliances. She brings more than a decade of experience in corporate banking, FP&A, fundraising, and CFO roles across technology and education technology companies. Priyanka has been instrumental in streamlining finances and enabling data-driven decision making, across business verticals.

She has helped define strategic direction, devise business plans, and create monitoring and accountability systems. In her free time, she enjoys reading memoirs and travelling.

Head - Marketing & Branding

Dushyant Verma

Dushyant heads Corporate Marketing and Branding at Tavisca. He oversees regional marketing activities, which include strategic planning, demand generation, web /digital marketing, corporate communications, PR, and thought leadership. He has also played a pivotal role in ‘Tavisca’s 2019 rebranding initiatives,’ post-acquisition.

Prior to joining Tavisca, Dushyant was the Head of Marketing at Digital Group Inc. He has spent a substantial period of his career, working with digital agencies, IT service organizations, and product companies. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Technology, 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.

Chief of Staff

Maninder Singh Hira

Maninder Hira is the Chief of Staff at Tavisca. He spearheads strategic initiatives and capacity planning. In his current role, he is responsible for building healthy organisational & team structures, developing staffing strategies, and devising tactical initiatives to ensure that the organization is future ready.
He brings 13 years of experience in transition management, capacity planning and service delivery. Maninder is an expert at implementing standardised frameworks and processes, that empower strong governance and organisational change management. In his free time, he enjoys adventure sports.