LEADERSHIP TEAM

Hormazd Charna

Hormazd Charna

Founder, CEO

 

Hormazd is a Corporate and Investment Banking professional with 16+ years of experience in M&A/private equity & stressed asset advisory. He has worked with reputed organisations such as Deloitte, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Yes Bank and Tata Capital. He is an avid swimmer, a diehard F1 aficionado and an anti single use plastic crusader. He did his PGDBM & MS Finance from ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon.

Manoj Mishra

Manoj Mishra

Co- Founder

 

Manoj specializes in Innovation, Corporate & Strategy Planning, M&A, Procurement Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He has over 30 years of professional experience with Indian and Global companies in Auto (OEM Vehicles and Component Manufacturers), IT-E commerce and Service industries.

Gaurav

Gaurav K Punjabi

Vice President- Sales (Startups) & Marketing

 

Biz growth enabler with a clear focus to drive the startup ecosystem in India. Presently working with startups & investors for their immediate demand/ supply & business growth factors. He has worked across industries covering IT, S/W, Embedded, ESDM, Fintech, Edtech, Events, & investments. Been instrumental to grow startups and generate revenue along with key stakeholders. He is a foodie, loves outdoor games & road trips.

INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVES

Sang Gil Park

Sang Gil Park

South Korea Country Representative

  

An MBA from University of Michigan, he has over three decades of experience and global exposure in overseas project management. He also has in-depth knowledge of automotive & industrial system.

Dilip Rajani

Dilip Rajani

London, UK Country Representative

  

Since 1981, Dilip Rajani has been helping companies in the UK & India for Mergers and Acquisitions, Outsourcing and helping Indian Companies setting up business in the UK. On the Humanitarian side, he served as president of Lions club twice and had an opportunity in serving elderly and disabled children.

ADVISORY TEAM

Jamshed K Daboo

Jamshed K Daboo

Corporate Veteran & Independent Advisor

Jamshed is an Independent Advisor working closely with the start-up ecosystem. He is a partner at TenX2, Strategic Advisor at MergerDomo and is an advisor to various companies in the consumer space. Jamshed has 34 years of experience with the Tata group, India’s most respected business house. He is the former Managing Director of Trent Hypermarket Pvt. Ltd – A Tata and Tesco enterprise, and continues to be on the board of the company. Prior to this, he was the Chief Operating Officer of various divisions of the Taj Group of hotels and has performed a variety of roles at Titan Company Ltd. He has headed businesses for over 22 years and has experience and expertise in crafting out clear business and brand strategies, developing network operating models and driving execution and success through processes and people. He is passionate about adopting a collaborative approach with customers, colleagues and other stakeholders. For a significant part of his career Jamshed was involved with the Tata Business Excellence Model; a process-driven assessment model that provides feedback on the overall health of the company and on future courses of action. He has mentored teams that have assessed a wide variety of Tata companies across industries. Jamshed started his career with the Tata Administrative Service ( TAS) and has a degree in mechanical engineering and a post-graduate in business management from XLRI. He is member of the executive committee of a parent support group, VConnect, an NGO for parents of children with hearing loss.

Rajiv Gulati

Rajiv Gulati

Strategic Advisor - Pharma & Healthcare

Rajiv is a pharmaceutical & life science professional having a very diverse profile with over three decades of experience. In the past, he has been President of Global Business of Ranbaxy and Managing Director of Eli Lilly and Company, India. Rajiv has worked with Eli Lilly for several years in the US in such diverse areas as Business Development, Corporate Strategic Planning and HR, etc.

At the moment Rajiv mentors and advises several organizations in diverse fields, such as - Director on Board of VST Industries and Encube Ethicals, Consultant to Multiples Alternate Asset Management and other Private Equity firms, Advisor to Netmeds, Mentors Essentium Phygen - Consumer Health Company, Managing Partner - Gladwin International.

Rajiv is also a Mentor to Masters Union School of Business and Trustee of Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust.

Prof. Samir Barua

Prof. Samir Barua

Former Director- IIM Ahmedabad

Prof. Samir Kumar Barua, MTech, serves as an Advisor of Reserve Bank at India, FICCI and the Mumbai and National Stock Exchanges. Prof. Barua serves as a Visiting Professor to academic institutions in USA, Netherlands, Singapore & Cyprus. He has been a Professor of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad since 1980. He is a Consultant to many public and private organizations in the manufacturing, banking and financial services sectors. He served as a Director of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well as on the board of many reputed Indian corporates.

N K Taneja

N K Taneja

A Strategy and Marketing Professional

A strategy and marketing professional, Mr. N.K. Taneja is able to go in depth and identify customer and market insights. He has vast and diversified experience of more than 41 years wherein he has managed various senior profiles and played a major role in undertaking the vast gamut of activities encompassing general management, finance, strategy, corporate projects, business turnarounds, technology, strategic business development, mergers & acquisitions, cross border joint ventures, running and managing overseas operations and turnaround as well as brand strengthening. He has many achievements in his career trajectory including several joint ventures and acquisitions of many companies in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Mexico, Japan, USA, China, Italy, Switzerland etc.

Shailender Gupta

Shailender Gupta

A Business Oriented Technology Professional

A business-oriented Technology professional, having proven track record of two decades plus in successful execution of challenging ICT / Digital transformation / Fintech projects for global product & services-based organizations.

Kishor Karnataki

Kishor Karnataki

Director & CEO, MACJ

Kishor offers international experience in strategy building & implementation with milestones across M&A/ JV, P&L, Operations, Business Development & CRM & Business Mapping Processes for Global Auto OEM & components companies. Currently, he is India MD & CEO of a European Auto components organization.

Rosy Fernandes

Mr. Sanjeev Keskar

Strategic Advisor - Electronics System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM)

Mr. Sanjeev Keskar, CEO of Arvind Consultancy. He is an ESDM veteran with over 3.5 decades of experience in his corporate career. He has lead multiple Indian corporates and MNCs (SAJ Froude, CDIL, Max Electronics, National Semiconductor, AMD, Freescale Semiconductor, PMC Sierra, Arrow Electronics) plus worked very closely with State & Central Governments. He is ex-Chairman of IESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association). He is Chief Mentor of IoT Open Lab by STPI at Bangalore and founding President of CIMEI. Presently his goal is to drive the startup and SME ecosystem and make India a powerhouse on the global map.

Rosy Fernandes

Sumal Abraham Varghese

Strategic HR Advisor

Sumal is an accomplished business leader with experience of over 22 years working for major companies like HLL Lifecare, TVS, and Adventz (formerly the K.K. Birla Group). He is a Post-Graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations and holds a Senior Management Program (SMP) from IIMA. Sumal is also on the Advisory Board at G L Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management and a Co-Founder with Motoworks Automobiles Private Limited.

OUR CREW

Sunny Garg

Sunny Garg

Associate Vice president - Corporates/SME

 

Sunny brings in a hands-on experience of 12 years in Business Management, Strategic Consulting, Fund-raising, Private Equity and Venture Funding along with working in a startup experience handling Strategic alliances and Operational activities for the organizations he has been associated with. With Investment Banks he has played a role in strategic advisory and financial advisory whereby he has worked the optimum capital structure for the clients, thereby assisting them in raising funds via both debt and equity means. He has experience in making Pitch- decks to be presented in front of key stakeholders along with Investors and working and building complex financial modeling and valuations. Has handled teams leading to consultancy and strategic advisory He has experience of setting up an online grocery venture where he played a pivotal role in raising seed capital for the venture along with handling the marketing structure and the financial structure for the Company.

Aditya Chowdhury

Sushant Gupta

AVP : Investor Relations

 

Sushant joins MergerDomo with 12 years of versatile functional experience across D2C, Saas, FMCG, ITes, TMT, Real estate, E-commerce and Consulting. He is working with the investor community and is part of a startup ecosystem. He believes in creating and delivering value across domains for an effective and efficient ecosystem.

Sarita Srivastava

Sarita Srivastava

Project Manager & Business Analyst

 

Sarita Srivastava is a Project Manager & Business Analyst with 10 years of experience. Possessing strong analytical skills along with pronounced business knowledge, she is an adept problem solver. An MBA-IT qualified, she has worked for various organizations. Being an inquisitive learner, she is always keen to know about new things both professionally and personally. For her creative self, reading and adoring nature are prime.

Rosy Fernandes

Deepoo Gupta

Senior Software Developer

 

Deepoo Gupta has over 9 years of experience in the Web Development Industry. He has worked in Fin-Tech, Blockchain, E-Commerce, Banking, Education and many other spaces. Currently he's a Sr. Software Developer cum Application Architect at MergerDomo. Deepoo's expertise lie in Node Js, PHP frameworks / CMS, Socket programming, Redis, Mongo DB, Solidity, Github, AWS Services, Nginx and Apache.

Taran Bedi

Taran Bedi

Senior Associate

 

Taran Bedi is a Senior Associate in the Investment Banking division of the MergerDomo. He has a master’s degree in management and finance from Melbourne Business School and also a CFA level 3 candidate. He helps investment bankers by finding the right counterparties for their clients. He has interned at different companies including YES BANK and NITI AAYOG. Besides this, he’s a first degree black belt and loves playing different sports.

Piyush Sharma

Piyush Sharma

Senior Associate

 

Piyush Sharma is a Senior Associate at MergerDomo. He graduated from the University of Delhi and went on to work at Ernst & Young as an Assurance Associate. At MergerDomo, Piyush looks at Startups & Investment Analysis. Excited by how entrepreneurship is changing the world, he is always willing to offer a helping hand to founders on their Investment Strategy. He also caters to Financial Investors by mapping their Investment thesis to the right set of opportunities. He is currently pursuing the CFA charter to continuously strengthen his business acumen. When not at work, you can find him playing Cricket or in a movie theatre.

Aman Kukreja

Aman Kukreja

Associate

 

Aman is an Associate at MergerDomo where he is involved with the Sales and Tech team to manage business operations efficiently and effectively. He also works closely on strategizing SEO and Digital marketing strategies. His attention to detail helps in enhancing the UI/UX for better user experience. He is an observant and enterprising chef. He completed his bachelor in management from Amity University. He is an achiever award winner for best in Technical Innovation.

Rosy Fernandes

Rosy Fernandes

Relationship Manager

 

Rosy believes in the power of tailored user experience and leveraging inbound methodologies to achieve optimal results and loves reporting transformative results to her clients. Her previous roles and background, specifically with OYO has led her to be more passionate about Sales and Marketing, but is very eager to learn more. She is a St. Xavier's College, Goa alumni, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, along with 4+ years of experience in Customer Engagement and Sales. When not working, you can find her referring to a cook book, petting stray animals, engaging herself in DIY art projects or having long chats with her folks.

Rahul Prakash

Rahul Prakash

Software Developer

 

Rahul works as a software Developer at MergerDomo. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering degree in branch Computer Science & Engineering from RKDF College of Engineering, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. An avid, passionate & keen learner of new technologies, he is proficient in PHP, MYSQL, Wordpress, Angular, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery. On the personal front he likes painting, touring and watching Movies.

Radhika Sharma

Radhika Sharma

Analyst

 

Radhika is an Analyst who holds a Bachelor's degree in commerce from University of Delhi. She is a passionate & self- motivated individual who likes to exceed targets she sets for herself. Having interned at a top consulting firm she has interests in the field of Finance, market research and consulting. She also has a proclivity for writing. Besides work she can be found beguiling scads of time glass painting and espousing animal welfare.

Aditya Chowdhury

Aditya Chowdhury

Analyst (Investment Banking Division)

 

Aditya is working as an Analyst in the investment banking division of Mergerdomo handling Deal Sourcing, Consulting, Investment bankers & PE relationships. He graduated in 2020 with a Bachelors Degree in Management Studies from the University Of Delhi and is currently a Cfa candidate. When he's not busy working, he's either participating in 10km runs or enjoying a game of badminton or basketball.

Karan Pawani

Karan Pawani

Relationship Manager - Startups

 

Karan Pawani is a Relationship Manager in the Startups SBU at MergerDomo. With a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University, he also has certifications in Equity Derivatives and Options Trading Strategies from National Stock Exchange and is a candidate for FRM Part-2 and CFA Level-1. He helps startups by finding the right counterparties and resources for all their needs. He has interned at various reputed firms before, including NITI Aayog and Om Kothari Group. He has a dynamic profile with experience in different social initiatives and achievements in Public Speaking, Debating and Event Management.