Paramdeep Singh

Paramdeep is a professinal with senior management experience in Investment Banking, Consulting and IT with Accenture, IBM and Standard Chartered. He has in the past strategized business growth strategies and led clients to significant growth. He is a seasoned trainer for senior people in Banking, Finance, Risk Management. He is also an author of several articles and research papers in Finance and technology. He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Indore.

Anil head’s all new projects at Artheon Group, a diversified business Group focusing on Telecom, IT and Energy. Anil’s professional experience includes involvement in corporate management functions in medium and large organizations, Investment in startups, Project management, assisted European companies in setting up business in India and Joint Ventures. He began his career at Century Rayon, the B.K. Birla Group of Companies as a Head – Branch Office (Panipat). He then moved to Mumbai and joined Business Access India Pvt. Ltd., specializing consulting services to Scandinavian companies from diverse industrial sectors to establish their presence in the Asian markets. Then he moved to Transasia Biomedical Ltd., India’s largest manufacturer and Exporter of Bio-Medical equipments and Reagents for Medical Diagnostic applications. He’s been with the Artheon Group since start of 2006. Anil has done his basic graduation in Engineering, Post Graduation in Management (Marketing) and PGDBM from ICFAI in Strategic Finance and Control.

Aloke is the dynamo who drives iXiGO with his passion and has a love for speed in usability and execution. His core focus is people, people and people. He believes in lean and mean teams and building the best products. If that does not tell you enough and you want to know more about him, then the best way to get his attention (besides bribing his team ;-)) is to give him his favourite Goverdhan special noodles. Aloke evangelises Travel 2.0. He has 8 years of managerial, operational, and product experience in the industry (he knows it really well by now!). There are few places in the world he has not visited or lived in, but he retains his Indian heart and spirit. When he is not thinking about iXiGO, Aloke can be found diving into a good book or a pool, depending on the weather. Aloke holds an Electrical Engineering Degree from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from INSEAD where he also did a summer exchange at Wharton.

Pawan has diversified experience in Investment Banking, Risk Management and IT with Standard Chartered, CRISIL (S&P), Geometric and Wipro. He is the co-author of articles on finance, banking in national daily Hindu Business Line. He led risk strategies in leading banks in India and raised capital for leading corporate. He has trained bankers across the country on risk management and investment banking. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and IIM Indore.

Education has been Mahesh’s first love and he has remained in love with the education business ever since. He started his network of computer training centers under the brand name of Plus Point Computer Center. Having found the Spoken English training to be a more challenging business, he diverted his attention to Spoken English and became part of the creation of Speakwell English Academy. His insight into the franchising business has made speakwell the most popular brand of Spoken English centers in Mumbai.

Atul is an experienced professional with rich experience of working with India’s largest bank – SBI and biggest Corporate Private Equity investment arm -Reliance Capital. He was closely involved in investment worth several Billion INR and nominated as Associate Director/Observer on Board of portfolio companies. He was key member of team that established the SBI’s Private Equity initiatives. He is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Indore.

Prasad Rajappan has over 20 years of varied experience in areas of ERP, Operations, Business Process Reengineering, Information Systems and Human Resources. An MBA (HR) from Mumbai University with a Production Engineering background, Prasad pursued his doctoral research in Change Management and Business Process Reengineering. Before conceptualizing and forming CNERGYIS, Prasad has worked in leading organizations like Reliance Group of Industries, Mahindra & Mahindra and Ernst & Young.

Aslam is a Physics graduate with a post graduation in Computer Science from Mumbai University. He has done his MBA in marketing from Pune. After working for a few years with Bajaj Auto Ltd, he took to IT, which remains his area of expertise and has served with some of the large IT companies like IBM and Computer Associates. After successfully making a career in IT, in Year 2006, he setup the first Speakwell Center in Mumbai and since has been fast expanding this network of centers across Mumbai. He has a penchant for the education business. He has setup some of the well know names in Mumbai’s IT education industry like St. Angelo & Plus Point Computer. At Speakwell, he has been providing the marketing impetus, with innovative schemes and promotional methods.

Sanjay Kulkarni is the Managing Director and one of the founding members of the Stern Stewart India operations. He has extensive advisory experience on issues of strategy, shareholder value management, driving performance improvement, change management, valuation, institutionalizing management processes including strategic planning, performance measurement, reporting and executive compensation. He has lead several large consulting assignments in diverse industries like IT services, FMCG, Logistics, Metals, Pulp and paper, Real estate, Chemicals, Agro-products, Apparels etc. He is regular speaker at CEO forums and business forums in India and S-E Asia and contributes regularly to business magazines and newspapers on economics, business management issues. He has led research assignments and authored/co-authored publications in leading business magazines and international journals. He has keen interests in adventure sports – is an avid trekker and trained in mountaineering and rock-climbing. His hobbies include photography, reading/writing poetry and short stories – he is a recipient of a National award in short story Literature.

Rajesh Sehgal is currently Senior Executive Director with the Emerging Markets Group (EMG) of Franklin Templeton Investments and manages pre-IPO, PIPE (Private Investment in Public Enterprises) and Private Equity investments across Emerging Markets with special focus on India. He has additional responsibility of researching Global Emerging Markets for Templeton’s public funds. Franklin Templeton Investments manages about USD650bn in assets, of which the Emerging Markets Group manages about USD48bn having 13 offices worldwide with over 35 investment professionals. Rajesh started his career with SBI Capital Markets in the Investment Banking division and then shifted focus becoming part of the Treasury & Investments Group managing SBI Capital’s proprietary portfolio. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and is a CFA charter holder from the CFA Institute, USA. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Securities Law from the Government Law College, Mumbai. In his personal capacity, Rajesh conducts Equity Valuation workshops for Dun & Bradstreet in addition to sharing his thoughts and knowledge at various business management schools from time to time. He is keenly interested in working with budding entrepreneurs across business segments and has invested in start ups in the financial services and outsourcing space.

Shantanu Surpure is a Managing Advocate/Attorney at Sand Hill India Advisors . Shantanu focuses on venture capital and private equity transactions and has extensive experience in representing venture capital and private equity funds in fund formations and venture capital and private equity financings in addition to representing emerging and public companies in venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and public offerings. Shantanu has a special focus on cross-border India-US transactions and has previously practiced law with a large US law firm in Silicon Valley. Shantanu holds a BA from Brown University/London School of Economics, an MA Juris from Oxford University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.? Shantanu is admitted to practice law in India, California, New York and England and Wales. Shantanu is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and is active in mentoring entrepreneurs and start-up companies in developing the Silicon Valley “ecosystem” in India.

Professionally, he is the COO & Head of Research at BNP Paribas and is based in Mumbai. Prior to this, Mr. Chakravarty was a Founder-Director at Thomas Weisel India. Mr. Chakravarty spent 14 years of his working life in the technology and financial services sectors. Mr. Chakravarty is an active investor in various start-ups and sits on the board of 3 start-ups in India. He is a voracious non-fiction reader, active cricketer, a history buff and is a keen follower of the randomness of the financial markets. Mr. Chakravarty received his MBA from the Wharton School and an undergraduate degree from BITS, Pilani.

Prashant Choksey is the CEO of Choksey Constructions, a real estate company with a focus on providing large scale affordable housing. The company is currently working with leading financial institutions to explore innovative development solutions and advocate urban policy reforms and regulatory frameworks. Prashant is also an Executive Director at Choksey Chemicals, a leading manufacturer of construction chemicals, and Hindustan Mineral Products, which processes and markets minerals. Prashant is a Vice-Chairman Of Colortech India Pvt Ltd; leading Specialist Sole manufacturer of liquid colour for plastic Industry in India. Prashant holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of California at San Diego and has completed executive management programs from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prashant is also a co - founder and a past President of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), India chapter, which is part of a global community of business owners who run companies that exceed US$1m in revenue.

Sasha Mirchandani, Managing Director for Blue Run Ventures in India, joined the company in 2007. He focuses on consumer internet, mobile, media, entertainment and knowledge process outsourcing. Prior to joining BlueRun Ventures, Mr. Sasha was at Mirc Electronics (Onida) where he was head of corporate affairs and new business. His family is the promoter group for the same. Prior to that he was CEO and Founder of Imercius Technologies, a BPO focused on the telecom space. Sasha sits on the Board of Akasaka Electronics Limited, Fractal Analytics, Algorhythm Tech, Gulita Securities, Dhama Innovations, Blue Run Ventures India, Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited. He is an observer in Deeya Energy. Sasha completed his Business Administration from University in Virginia and MMDP program at IIM, Ahmedabad. He is also an advisory board member of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International studies (SAIS) in India, Chairman Maharashtra Committee – Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), and Charter Member – TiE Mumbai. He is also a past President of EO Mumbai.

A young and dynamic promoter, with over 16 years of experience, Rajiv alongwith a team of professionals from the Investment Banking and Corporate Finance industry formed Consort Capital over a decade ago and has overseen its operations for the last 12 years to make it one of the premiere Boutique Investment Banks of India. Under his leadership, Consort Capital has grown to be a full service Investment Bank. His responsibilities span from origination of transactions to marketing and negotiation. He has headed the Consort Capital syndication team for large infrastructure projects in telecom, ports, roads, pipelines etc. He is a dynamic Leader, having conducted business internationally, with the U.S.A, U.K., Europe, Singapore & U.A.E. Rajiv has been personally involved in more than 50 transaction closures in the past decade, some of them being cross border in nature. He has led his team to successfully advise on Private Equity and Debt Placements, Venture Capital Deals, I.P.O.’s, Working Capital, Term Loans, Project Finance, Structured Finance and M & A transactions as well as Angel Investments. He has strong relationships with Government agencies and Financial Institutions. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the ICFAI, Hyderabad and has a B.COM degree with First Class from the University of Mumbai. In addition to the above, he has completed various diploma programmes in Technical Analysis., Export and Import Management (Indo American Society) and Advanced Computer Programming (Network Computer Institute).

We have your business goals and ideas at the center of all our initiatives. Our course modules, expertise and everything else is startup driven and idea driven. We have spent years working in this early stage high growth niche to know what is required for an idea to succeed. We work with you and for you through our startup course to teach you all aspects of running a business.

Success as an entrepreneur is a multifold approach. An idea alone cannot succeed until it is met with some serious opportunities. As an entrepreneur your job is to identify these opportunities, at times even create them and then be in a position to make the most of them. And this requires specialized skill development and training. We basically teach you the language of entrepreneurship, and all that you need to have is a passion and taste for it.

Together we will unlock the idea of success.

Building a business is more than just idea and money. It is about team building, it is about raising capital and saving cash. It is about selling your idea, your product and later your business. It is about cash charts, accounts, payrolls, tax and legal jargon. And while dealing with all this you still need to fire up your passion for enterprise and grow your idea.

Nurture Talent is an academy which hopes to help you deal with this multi faceted idea called entrepreneurship. We are here to help you.

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