Our Leadership Team

We believe every company is a technology company. When you partner with thinkbridge, you partner with a group of passionate individuals whose purpose is to deliver the technology solutions you need to rapidly grow your business. Our priority is working with you to solve business problems and accelerate your transition to a digital enterprise.

Strategic Leadership Team

Anand Krishnan
Managing Partner
Sai Ganesh
Managing Partner
Nikesh Mehata
Managing Partner
Prasanna Diwanji
Director - Services Delivery
Minali Dhande
Director - Talent & Operations
Shamik Mitra
Vice President - Client Services

Practice Units Team

Akhilesh Arunachalam
Practice Leader - Product Experience Design
Sudarshan Iyer
Practice Leader - Delivery Operations
Mahesh Gudgila
Practice Leader - User Interfaces
Nupur Agarwal
Practice Leader - Backend Technologies
Arun K.N
Practice Leader - Cloud & DevOps
Sai Ganesh B
Practice Leader - Data Science & Engineering
Deep Ambike
Associate Director - Talent Acquisition
Deepa Mukerjee
Associate Director - Talent Operations

Delivery Units Team

Kalyan Chakrabarti
Delivery Unit Leader
RAUNAK POTNIS​
Delivery Unit Leader
Rohit Shete
Delivery Unit Leader
Pratik Mundada
Delivery Unit Leader
PRAVIN SHINDE​
Delivery Unit Leader
Vikram Venkatraman
Delivery Unit Leader

Anand Krishnan

Managing Partner

I help growth-stage companies scale and increase their enterprise value, through meaningful use of technology. I am an entrepreneur and a technologist with experience in building and leading high-performing technology teams in North America, Europe, and Asia.
My expertise includes technology strategy, business development, complex program management, software development, and building high performance technology teams. I have helped several Fortune 500 companies with their technology programs and as a C-Suite advisor.
I am the Founder and the Managing Partner of thinkbridge, a strategy & technology consulting firm that helps growth-stage companies scale and multiply their enterprise valuations, through technology. I am also a co-founder of a senior care platform that helps seniors age-in-place.

Sai Ganesh

Managing Partner

I guide growth-stage companies through their journey of becoming a proficient tech disruptor. I do all of this through the usage of meaningful technology knowing that an idea is good, but a product that delivers on that idea is better. I am an innovator that utilizes my technical and communication skills to enable high-level solutioning for the betterment of society as a whole.

My fields of expertise are wide-ranging, from technology strategy, business management, software development, and the creation of high-performing technology teams. Over the years I’ve assisted numerous companies in reaching their technological potential as a technical problem solver that creates scalable, high-quality solutions.

I am the founder and managing partner of thinkbridge, a technology & strategy company that specializes in transforming growth-stage companies into tech disruptors through the usage of meaningful technology. I am also the founder and managing partner for EP Solutions, a SaaS company that provides back-end services for retail energy companies where all customer information and billing are processed through our software.

Nikesh Mehata

Managing Partner

I help and enable fellow leadership members across various facets of my organization as we strive to turn growth-stage companies into tech disruptors through the meaningful use of technology. An idea may be good, but a product that delivers on it is what matters in the end. I facilitate the great minds around me to reach this goal.

My experience as an entrepreneur and business background influences my approach to solving problems. Also, having been a Product Architect for a long time in the computer software industry enables me to teach the exceptional engineering talent how to become great business leaders. 

I am the Managing Director at thinkbridge, where a group of passionate folks approaches tech as a means to an end, not as a solution itself. This mindset influences our everyday function, and for me the value of contributing to that can’t be measured.

Prasanna Diwanji

Director - Services Delivery

When put into a situation where, there are no ways to find a solution for the difficult phase that has to be overcome, instead of reacting, I would take the time to find a way to resolve it with a calm mind frame and get it solved.

When a situation is presented on where I have to choose between black or white, rather than choosing so, I will be on a Gray and unbiased and come up with a better decision in an uncompromising manner.

I am a traveler, who gets bliss being in nature while trekking than in a fancy place,

I am a silent person until got engaged in discussions on sports, I love playing cricket, and I learned TT, Badminton & volleyball in thinkbridge. Trekking and traveling to multiple remote places have drastically increased my strength

I  tend to go on the opposite side whenever I cross paths with dogs, afraid of them. I am More of a jovial person, considering being down to earth is more important than following formalities and rituals

Minali Dhande

Associate Dir. - Delivery Excellence

I am Minali, I have done bachelors in electronics from Nagpur University

I started my career with a product-based company, after that I have come across two service-based companies for almost six years before joining hands with thinkbridge for handling team management and providing quality service on software, and I have been doing it for the past seven years with thinkbridge along with being a part of talent team, I focus more on the culture of the company and its mission, I intend to create a workplace where only the best comes and gets for the people and from the people. By having the strength on adaptability for different situations has been very helpful for learning and exploring more and scaling myself with multiple approaches and problem-solving skills.

I enjoy spending time with my son, as we both are avid foodies, we try food in different places.

Shamik Mitra

Vice President - Client Services

I am a problem-solver, technologist and an avid learner.

I like to work at solving business challenges through the meaningful use of technology. I am experienced at handling transformational technology projects and managing a portfolio with a particular focus on management through outcomes. I am inquisitive about all things technology, particularly in the field of Data science.

In my work as VP Client Services at thinkbridge, I like to be the friend and advisor to my clients simplifying the complex world of software technology for them. We are a strategy & technology consulting firm that helps growth-stage companies scale and multiply their enterprise valuations, through technology.

Akhilesh Arunachalam

Practice Leader - Product Experience Design

I help growth-stage companies solve their user problems to achieve sustainable business outcomes with data-driven design solutions.

Over the years, I’ve worked with diverse industries including Healthcare, Finance, Tech, and Operations to create successful insight-led, user-centered product designs. I am an expert in strategizing design frameworks for creating effective and sustainable design solutions. I like to work at the intersection of UX design and business strategy to help you achieve your product goals.

My approach to design and leadership focuses on people, establishing empathy, and enabling designers to help growth-stage companies become tech disruptors. I enjoy leading creative execution at thinkbridge to bring meaningful and beautiful product experiences to our clients.

Sudarshan Iyer

Director of Client Services

I am the Director of Client Services at ThinkBridge Software. Prior to thinkbridge I spearheaded the Sales & Marketing for a talent management startup.
I hold a degree in Marketing & Advertising from Mumbai University and a Masters of Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (Bangalore).

Mahesh Gudgila

Practice Leader - User Interfaces

I am an asset that focuses on providing support to my delivery unit teammates as a leader that emphasizes autonomy. I focus on teaching and guiding others to problem-solve through the usage of meaningful technology.

I’ve been at thinkbridge for my entire career, and my innate understanding of our principles and culture makes me uniquely qualified to educate others on how to approach product delivery. I strive to create a climate of creativity so that myself and my teammates can create solutions of the highest quality.

My interest in technology stems beyond code, and in my free time, I find myself tinkering with different devices. Taking them apart, repairing them, and putting them back together, it all stimulates my mind while providing a sense of peace.

Nupur Agarwal

Practice Leader - Backend Technologies

I am a skilled engineer, spearheading the backend practice at thinkbridge. I hold a rich experience of more than eight years with demonstrated history of core expertise in C#, Web API, SQL and problem solving.

I otherwise juggle various roles that range from being a caring daughter and a loving wife to a responsible mother.

My beloved son usually keeps me on my toes, but I enjoy playing with him besides reading fiction and watching movies.

Arun K.N

Practice Leader - Cloud & DevOps

Practice Lead Cloud & DevOps at thinkbridge software. Prior to thinkbridge skilled with Cloud Infrastructure & DevOps for various domain, I have experience in enterprise architectures for IT & Cloud Infrastructure.

I am a technology person along with that my interests are photography and biking community.

Sai Ganesh B

Lead - Data Scientist

I blend my Passion for Data Science with the Discipline of Software engineering to Craft Data Solutions for businesses of the future. My expertise spreads across the domains of Software engineering, Data Engineering, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning. I have built and Led Engineering teams in the capacity of a Technical lead as well as an Account Management Lead.

Got Data? Let me make it talk.

Deep Ambike

Associate Director - Talent Acquisition

I am a Talent Management Professional with 9+ years of strong career footprint in the Human Resource Operations & Talent Management in Information Technology Sector. I completed MBA (Hons) – Human Resources from MITSOM (Pune University). I am associated with thinkbridge for the last 4 and a half years. Previously I have worked in Talent and HR Operations in Accenture Federal Services (Omm IT Solutions Payroll), Northrop Grumman (Omm IT Solution Payroll), ABM Technologies – Pune and iPlaceUSA.

My areas of core competence are – Talent Acquisition, Vendor Management, Talent Contract Management, Strategy, Learning & Development, and Talent Engagement. Currently, I handle a team of 8 people which will grow to 10 people by end of this year.

Deepa Mukerjee

Associate Dir. - Global Talent

I enjoy what I do, and I am excited every day to do it. My goal here at thinkbridge is to build a culture so every think’er feels the same.

We spend about a third of our lives ‘on-the-job’. My role is all about adding value to that third of life for all the people who have chosen to invest their skills and efforts to be here.

Our culture thrives on accountability, ownership and flexibility, these qualities are all about growth. If a think’er grows in their role, thinkbridge also grows.

Great customer service can make all the difference in creating brand value and loyalty. I believe our role in Talent Operation is the same. Our customers are our team members.

Kalyan Chakrabarti

Delivery Unit Leader

I support my team as Delivery Unit Leader where we creatively construct solutions for our clients through the meaningful use of technology. My expertise stems from a background of delivering end-to-end solutions for clients all over the world.

I am a leader who utilizes communication in a way that boosts efficiency and autonomy. I believe there is immense value in enabling others to do their best work, and by emphasizing personal responsibility everyone is capable of incredible things.

While there is joy to be found in my work, there are so many other things worth my time and attention outside of the office. Putting pen to paper and writing brings me happiness, as does reading the work of others. In addition to these passions, I love trekking and pushing my body to its limits in a physical manner that brings me closer to my true self.

Raunak Potnis

Delivery Unit Leader

I enable my team to create high-quality, scalable solutions to technical problems across various languages and frameworks. I utilize my technical knowledge and comprehensive communication abilities to minimize inefficiency and support others as they do their best work.

I am an innovator that has honed my skills across .Net, Azure cognitive services, web API, and SQL. My experience helps me understand problems and explain them in a fundamental way, which enables my teammates to create comprehensive solutions of exceptional quality.

Beyond my professional life, I find solace in physical activity. Badminton and cricket serve as sources of joy when I’m not working. Additionally, my continuously improving skill in the kitchen has led to culinary exploration of all types that broaden my horizons.

Rohit Shete

Delivery Unit Leader

I am Rohit Shete. I am from Kolhapur, Maharashtra. My journey started as a Software engineer in the thinkbridge 6 years back (in Aug 2016) and now working as an Associate Director-Products. My role is to understand business needs and provide solutions using the Microsoft tech stack including but not limited to .NET Core and Azure Paas and Iaas services which can add value for a client and my peers.

In my free time I like to watch/play football, and cricket, and most importantly love to spend time with my little one.  

Pratik Mundada

Delivery Unit Leader

I am a skilled engineer with eight years of eclectic work experience. I hold rich expertise in front-end frameworks and web and mobile application development. 

I ensure to create dynamic digital solutions incorporating a wide range of technologies such as Angular, React and NodeJS. 

I am otherwise a dotting father to my beloved son, and I enjoy playing outdoor sports. I am also an avid reader, and I consider myself to be an ingenious person.

Pravin Shinde

Delivery Unit Leader

I am Pravin. I am from Solapur, Maharashtra. I started my journey with Thinkbridge 7+ years back as a Software engineer & currently working as a Delivery Unit Lead. I got a chance to lead multiple projects at Thinkbridge since then. I am responsible for the projects’ successful delivery and the client’s long-term growth. I also help my peers to translate business requirements into technical solutions, decision making & complex problem-solving.   

I like to travel, trek & love to spend time with my lovely daughter.

Vikram Venkatraman

Delivery Unit Leader

I lead a team of talented individuals focused on delivering unparalleled value to our clients. Our creativity and meaningful usage of technology provides comprehensive solutions for growth-stage companies looking to become tech disruptors.

My proficiency across multiple languages and frameworks enables a level of support that creates an environment of creativity and efficiency for my team members. I endeavor to approach problems in unique ways that create one-of-a-kind solutions.

Outside of the office my creativity flourishes. My love for images has made photography my passion where I look to capture the human experience through the lens of a camera. I also love exploring, whether that be traveling to new cities, or diving beneath the waves with scuba equipment.