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Sambhaji Chawle - Head of SAP

Bachelor of Engineering
ITIL Foundation, PMP V4 Certification from Project Management Institute SAP MDM 5.5. by SAP Labs, Bangalore Trained on Requisite Catalog eMerge/BugsEye by eMerge Team, Plano, USA

A seasoned Solutions Architect with 24 years of expertise in SAP implementations, upgrades, and support for large enterprises across Manufacturing, Utilities, and Services.

His key strengths are SAP Modules (MM, SRM, MDM, WM, QM, IS Utilities, Solution Manager, SAP SCM), Project & Program Management, Business Unit & Account Management, Onsite-Offsite-Offshore Delivery Models, and Building High-Performance Teams.

He has excellent exposure to on-site- offshore working models and has managed multiple transitions for large offshore projects. He has managed deliveries for large projects, including the handling of people care, vendor management, and support group interactions.

Anant Kulkarni - CTO

Bachelor of Science
Advance Certification in Software Engineering, IoT, Cloud, and Block chain (IIT, Madras)

A passionate techno-creative with over 27 years of professional experience thrives on building innovative IT solutions from the ground up. His expertise spans the entire product development lifecycle, with a particular strength in problem definition.

He has strong abstract thinking skills and ensures to start with the right goals at the outset.

Being the CTO at i2i, he spearheads cutting-edge digital transformation initiatives and drives strategic projects across the organization, extending beyond the typical CTO role.

His focus lies on enhancing the customer experience through technology and aligning projects with modern digital trends. His diverse background includes leading advertising and animation companies before transitioning to IT, acquiring and growing an IT solutions company awarded Startup India accreditation, and specializing in Industry 4.0 within the manufacturing sector.

He operates under the principles of “dare, dream, and deliver” on each project, which fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and continuous learning mindset.

Gireendra Kasmalkar

Founder & Chairman
M.S. Engineering (University of South Carolina, Columbia)
B. Tech. Mechanical (I.I.T. Mumbai, India)

Gireendra is the Founder and Chief Managing Director of Ideas to Impacts, as well as the brains behind the Ideas to Impacts Hub, an incubator/accelerator for tech start-ups in Pune that houses Ideas to Impacts’ Venture Capital (VC) Fund. In addition, he is the Lead Investor and Managing Partner at Pentathlon Ventures, which finances and supports early-stage B2B technology startups. He’s a frequent speaker at worldwide conferences on Software testing, entrepreneurship, and early-stage start-up investments.

He began his career at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) but has spent most of his 30+ years in tech on entrepreneurial ventures. His first business venture was in the CAD-CAM industry, and from there he built the foundation for VeriSoft, a pioneering independent testing company. VeriSoft was one of India’s early and foremost independent testing organizations. It was later acquired by SQS AG, a global leader in independent testing services. Gireendra was the MD and CEO of SQS India at the time. He was also on the boards of SQS India BFSI (which is listed on the NSE and BSE) and SQS USA.

He founded Ideas to Impacts (i2i) to supply cutting-edge technological services from India’s non-metro talent hotspots (Smart Town Model – STM). He believes this model will empower talent communities in non-metros and is the next move for India’s tech offshoring industry.

He’s also a Director and President at the Inter-Institutional Inclusive Innovation Centre, a non-profit that encourages disruptive technological innovation in India. Additionally, he is associated with MCCIA, TiE, and CSI, and he mentors young aspiring social entrepreneurs at the Pune International Center’s Social Innovation Lab.

Anshoo Gaur - Co-founder and Group CEO

Bloomberg-UTV CXO IT MNC Asia Business Leader of the Year Award Winner in 2010
M.S. (Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson)
B.E. Mechanical (NIT, Surathkal, India)

Anshoo is the Co-founder and Group CEO at Ideas to Impacts. He has over 30 years of experience as a founder, CEO, board member, advisor, and investor in the global tech industry. He is a seasoned tech executive and successful entrepreneur with expertise in restructuring businesses for growth and scale.

He has held numerous positions in senior management during his lucrative career and is a strong believer in the incredible potential of technology and innovation. His previous collaborations with Amdocs (Global Management Member, Global Officer), EDS (Managing Director and President, Mphasis ITO), and STL are remarkable (Advisor and CEO-Software).

Additionally, he has ties to a number of intriguing early-stage businesses and also works with young leaders who are dedicated to bringing about social change through his start-up accelerator, Praavega. He is the Founding Curator at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and he is working carefully to build a self-sustaining organization that is highly democratic and purpose-driven to make sure that positive change comes across all communities.  

Anshoo is a believer in the potential of mentoring and skilling to alter lives. He works with social sector entrepreneurs and NGOs to scale their impact. He’s an advisor with Mentor Together, Teach for India, and Life School. He has gained various honours, including the Bloomberg-UTV CXO IT MNC Asia Business Leader of the Year Award in 2010.

Niranjan Mahabalappa – Head, Software Product Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (NIT, Karnataka)
MMS Finance (NMIMS)

Niranjan is a seasoned business leader with a proven track record of steering large global business units, generating over USD 200 million in revenue, and overseeing 4000+ personnel. With expertise spanning business growth, customer engagement, delivery, and team building, he excels in scaling operations for startups in the product engineering space.

A strategic and results-driven leader, Niranjan has successfully led enterprises in North America, Europe, and Asia, both multinational giants and startups. His prowess includes P&L ownership, M&A due diligence and integration, and talent development.

Beyond business, Niranjan is an inspiring and entrepreneurial figure, passionate about corporate social responsibility, sports, and alumni events. His commitment extends to leading impactful volunteer initiatives and showcasing his prowess as a national-level long-distance runner, earning numerous accolades. In addition, Niranjan spearheads Alumni Council initiatives, elevating branding, networking, and collaboration efforts.

Chandrashekhar Deshmukh – Business Head of i2i-Emerging Technologies, Nashik Smart Town Model (STM)

Master of Computer Application (North Maharashtra University)

Chandrashekhar is the Business Head of i2i-Emerging Technologies and has over 20 years of extensive experience in the technical space with specializations in delivery management, IoT, Devops, RPA, Cloud, and Performance Engineering.

He has effectively managed numerous complex and technically challenging projects in product and service companies, including Industrial IoT, Automation, Banking, ERP, CRM, Digital Publishing, and Legal Services.

He has a proven track record of managing large customer engagements for i2i, including Siemens, Infinite-uptime, Intuit, Microsoft, and LexisNexis. He also holds expertise in writing business proposals, estimating projects, implementing and improving processes, project planning, and managing people. His pragmatic approach to problem-solving consistently motivates the rest of the team to be more productive and efficient.

Rohan Jadhav – Head, Sales & Marketing

M. Tech. (IIT, Madras)
PGDBM, Marketing (Sydenham Institute of Management Studies)

Rohan is a seasoned professional dedicated to optimizing businesses and guiding them towards their full potential. Specializing in identifying lucrative business opportunities and shepherding ideas from conceptualization to launch, his passion for Go-to-Market (GTM) strategies is rooted in the conviction that every product or service can make a significant impact.

Rohan’s expertise extends to crafting comprehensive GTM plans, encompassing digital marketing, sales enablement, and client onboarding to facilitate seamless market entry for both our organization and our clients with GTM service needs.

As a seasoned marketing specialist and GTM expert, he possesses a profound understanding of the intricacies involved in successfully launching products and services.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Rohan is a creative individual with a penchant for travel, badminton, and staying abreast of emerging tech trends in the market.

Sandeep Ingale - Group CFO and Head of Operations

Master of Commerce (Pune University)
M.B.A. (Indira Gandhi National Open University)

Sandeep is the Group Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations at Ideas to Impacts. He has more than 30 years of multifaceted experience in the global technology space. In addition, he has more than 10 years of expertise in the field of human resources, where he excelled at performance management, employee grievances, benefits, compliance, and retention.

As a seasoned executive in the global tech industry, he is adept at managing financial and business affairs, conducting audits under IFRS, US GAAP, and Indian GAAP, managing shared services units in India for US MNCs, and monitoring FDI compliance, due diligence, and setting up operations for Indian and multinational companies in the IT sector.

In addition to handling various responsibilities at the group level, he is currently focused on the business operations associated with Ideas to Impacts’ pioneering new ‘Work From Home-town (WFHT®)’ offering, which enables businesses to design, build, and implement work delivery models from tier 2/3 towns.

Prior to joining Ideas to Impacts, Sandeep worked as a leader for organizations such as Verisoft India Infosystems, SQS Software Systems AG, and SQS Software Systems USA, Inc. He is passionate about Ideas to Impacts’ core ideology of ‘Distributing the Future Evenly®,’ as it strongly resonates with his aspiration to be a part of an organization committed to bringing about positive change in diverse communities across the world. Outside of work, he loves to travel and contribute to the Indian startup ecosystem.

Trupti Joshi – Head, Business Unit Finance

Master of Commerce (Pune University)
Certified Management Accountant (Institute of Management Accountants, USA)

Trupti is the Head of Business Unit Finance at Ideas to Impacts. She works with tech-solution-focused Business Unit Leaders to assist them in strategically aligning their financial operations with anticipated growth strategies. She is also responsible for defining and
mapping group-wide financial processes to Ideas to Impacts' financial objectives.
Trupti started her career as an internal audit specialist at Venkateshwara Hatcheries. She has more than 20 years of experience with Mergers and Amalgamations, Financial Due Diligence, Audits, Management Reporting, IFRS Reporting, System Implementations, Process Mapping, Team Building, and Shared Services.
Prior to Ideas to Impacts, she led the US-focused Shared Services team at SQS Software Systems AG, an independent software testing and quality assurance supplier from India.
She strongly believes in the purpose-driven aspect of Ideas to Impacts and is applying her knowledge and expertise to make Ideas to Impacts a financially resilient organization.

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