After completing her engineering at the Banaras Hindu University and a stint at Kanbay Swati founded Clarion Technologies where she now serves as the Managing Director. She has a unique blend of experiences covering both high technology and strategic management. Clarion benefits from her focus on strategic initiatives and daily operations. Swati is also an active early stage investor in companies in the technology services space and a mentor for several technology start-ups.
In 2002 Ankur co-founded Clarion Technologies. Since being bootstrapped Clarion Technologies has grown to become a global player with 3 state of the art development centers, and clients across much of the developed world. The experiences acquired along the way form the basis for many of the unique features of the Clarion approach. Ankur is a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) and an active member of The India Angels Network (IAN), with angel investments in several companies in this capacity. After securing a Bachelor in Engineering from the Banaras Hindu University he cut his IT teeth with organizations like Infosys and eGain Communications before striking out on his own with Clarion Technologies.
Amit is a Strategic Consultant, Thought Leader, Technology Practice Head, Solution Architect, Project Manager and avid Runner – all rolled into one. He sees his role as helping our customers solve business problems using the power of IT and enabling technologies. His 22+ years of entrepreneurial management experience and his background as an Electronics Engineer and an MBA (Finance) gives him a unique tech + business perspective and a practical, problem-solving attitude to go with that perspective.
Pooja is the principal people person at Clarion responsible for all matters HR - organizational development, compensation design, talent acquisition and management, training and development, and employee engagement. Pooja is a person of letters - she has a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering and a Post Graduate in Management. She holds Diplomas in Organizational Design, and Training & Development. She is also a trained MBTI professional, a lifetime member of the NHRD and a visiting faculty to select business schools. Over a professional career spanning 23+ years she has honed her craft across companies in the Engineering, Chemical, IT and BPO sectors. Travel, books, badminton, and most recently guitar classes occupy her mind outside of work.
In his career spanning over 23 years in Consulting, Delivery Management, Account Management, and Portfolio Management, Sumesh has managed several large and complex programs and high-performance teams at global organizations such as IBM and GlobalLogic. With his deep knowledge of technology and understanding of business requirements, he is able to suggest the best technology solutions to businesses. His experience of managing teams across geographies, business horizontals, and verticals helps him in building successful and efficient global teams for the clients of Clarion. He has done his Engineering in Electronics and Telecom from Marathwada University and a MBA in Consultancy Management from BITS Pilani.
Ashish is an advisor to technology companies and is also part of the IAN network. He has invested in companies like Fareye, Sensibol, Orangescape, etc.
In his most recent role as the Chief Product Officer of tastykhana.in (acquired by by Rocket Internet owned Foodpanda), Ashish was responsible for product design, architecture, development and delivery across all platforms. The company scaled to process 6x the number of orders making it an attractive acquisition target.
Before TastyKhana, Ashish was the Director of Synygy India and Vice President, Global Information Systems at Philadelphia based Synygy, Inc., where he managed a 180 strong India team and was responsible for global financial reporting, sales force operations, business intelligence systems, and all digital marketing initiatives.
Ashish holds a Masters Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Information Systems (MIS) from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, USA and a Bachelors of Engineering (BE) from Bangalore University, India.
Shirish B. Joshi is an independent HR and OD consultant to leading corporate and social organizations in India and abroad. Organizations seek his advice in the areas of managerial compensation and knowledge worker productivity. He also works with companies as a facilitator for organizational change. Apart from this, Shirish regularly consults with government, leading NGOs and international donor agencies towards facilitating social and institutional development.
An alum of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Shirish worked with ONGC for 8 years and later joined Thermax Group in Pune. At Thermax, he rose to become the group HR head and member of the executive committee.
Shirish is a visiting faculty at the Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur, and also the Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), Institute of Management Development and Research (IMDR) as well as the Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), all at Pune.
As a Mentor and Strategic Advisor for start-ups, Ajay lives by the mantra - "I become successful when I help you become successful”.
Through his firm, Success Alchemists, he works with start-ups in diverse areas such as IT services, Industrial IoT, Enterprise Security, Digital Transformation, Ecommerce, Education, Freelance services platform, etc.
Ajay wears multiple hats. He is the Governing Council member at the Pune chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), a global non-profit which supports start-ups, Area Director within District 98 of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization which helps people develop communication, public speaking, and leadership skills, and also supports Rang De, a non-profit organization which seeks to tackle the problems of rural India by encouraging entrepreneurship.
An alumni of IIM Bangalore and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Ajay has worked in the corporate sector in global roles across Sales, Marketing, Training & IT Services. His stints have been in companies like DELL, IDEA Cellular, Reliance Infocomm, Eureka Forbes & The Times of India.