Our Team

OUR TEAM

POOJA KUMAR, FOUNDER & CEO

Pooja has 18+ years’ experience in corporate talent acquisition both on the client and talent advisory side. Early career sensitized in Corporate Communications, Business Development and Consulting… has held progressively responsible positions in IBM Global Business Process Services and Bharti Airtel. Pooja’s last assignment was with Korn/Ferry FutureStep and is currently leading pan-India operations for Carpe Diem Resourcing by providing strategy and operational excellence. Alumnus of Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai (Post Graduation in Communications) and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia (MBA), she is also an avid trekker, voracious reader and a student of Odissi classical Indian dance.

CONSULTANTS

ANUSHREE RAJU

Anushree is a Gold Medalist in Masters of Business Administration (Human Resources). She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Relations. Her prior work experience has been primarily with the manufacturing industry, where she independently handled the PMO function for the leadership of a leading industrial company. She has also been a part of the Corporate Control and Talent Search for their operations across Africa and the Middle East. Currently, Anushree is based in Dubai (UAE) where she is part of the Industrial Vertical for Carpe Diem Resourcing. A food enthusiast, Anushree enjoys baking in her free time.

SAMIK BISWAS

Samik, an alumnus of St. Xaviers, Kolkata has done his Masters Degree and MBA in Finance from Calcutta University. Out of his total 8 years of experience, the last four have been spent working as a Consultant in the Tourism Industry. Prior to this, he has worked extensively in the in Hospitality (the Oberoi group) and FMCG (Perfetti Van Melle) sectors as well as with an Engineering Consultancy. Samik is an avid trekker and amateur photographer.

NEETA MATHUR

A post graduate of IMT, Ghaziabad 1995 batch, Neeta completed her under graduation from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University in Commerce (Honours). Having majored in Human Resources, she worked as an HR Generalist with South-Asia’s leading Engineering Consultancy for almost a decade, before starting on the journey of freelancing in Talent Search and Development. She is interested in Psychology and completed her Masters majoring in Psychology in 2015. Also, a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an Image Consultant, Neeta is fond of reading, gardening and listening to music.

ADVISORY BOARD

DHRUV PRAKASH

Dhruv has over 40 years of varied industry experience including an extensive period in consulting. He has worked with several of India’s leading businesses to manage change, coach senior management, build high performance cultures, align executive compensation, restructure organizations and conduct post merger integration.

Dhruv was a Managing Director at Korn/Ferry International, where he led the talent and leadership consulting practice. Before that, he was a senior consultant at Hewitt Associates where he led several practices, Leadership consulting being one, during his tenure. Earlier, he was the chief executive officer and member of the board of DCM Financial Services, and earlier, the chief financial officer of DCM Toyota. He has also held senior positions at Escorts, HCL and Amar Dye Chem.

Dhruv holds a Masters degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Masters degree in Chemistry from Meerut University.

Dhruv has coached senior executives in a variety of organizations. He also serves on the board of directors of IndiaMart InterMesh, Space Matrix Design Consultants and Intec Capital.

HITENDRA CHATURVEDI

Hitendra, the founder and CEO of GreenDust, a company which was seed funded by Mumbai Angels and subsequently funded by Kliener Perkins, Sherpalo, and Vertex, is a computer engineer from IIT Roorkee with an MS and MBA from US.

He has over 20 years of progressive work experience in software/IT, multi-channel retail and supply chain solutions.

He has worked for Ernst & Young and A.T. Kearney where he became a subject matter expert on IT, supply chain and strategy and authored many white papers and even co-authored a book on digital economy.

Apart from consulting for large Fortune 100 companies, he has successfully held management positions in numerous US start-ups.

Apart from work, Hitendra also has an adventurous streak, he is an accomplished pilot, a certified scuba diver and a sky diver.

NAVYUG MOHNOT

Navyug, leads QAI globally, which is a leading consulting, advisory and an education & training organization addressing ‘operational excellence’ in IT, BPO and service organizations. Organizations engage QAI for process improvement, quality management, catalyzing innovation, installing project and program management frameworks, enabling service excellence and introducing other organization improvement best practices.

A visionary and a thought leader, under Navyug’s stewardship, QAI has grown from a single location entity to a trans-global organization with offices all over the world including USA, UK, India and China.

An industry expert with more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles, Navyug has been associated with various innovative ventures and has pioneered the introduction of several new concepts and best practices into the industry.

An ardent design and art enthusiast, he is passionate about photography and film. He runs Film@5OO, a film club that meets and watches world cinema.

OUR PANEL

VIJAYA DESHPANDE

Vijaya is a result oriented Executive Search professional who has a proactive attitude & passion for executive search and and HR Analytics.

With over two decades of professional service and consulting experience Vijaya has managed more that 1500 leadership searches for global / Indian companies in the IT, Ecommerce , Industrial, FMCG, Real Estate, Life Sciences, Social Media, Start-ups, Venture Capital space and Management Consulting organisations.

Vijaya’s core expertise lies in offering a personalized, bespoke search services for Clients backed with in depth industry knowledge. She works closely with Clients on the design and development of recruitment process to deliver successfully for their hiring needs.

Vijaya is a Think Buzan Certified Practitioner in Mind Mapping.