Saurav Basu is the President & Founder of Exavalu. Saurav has over 25 years of industry experience in advising and consulting within Insurance, Financial Services and Healthcare industries on business and technology enabled digital transformation. He is a seasoned executive, management consultant, trusted advisor and organizational leader passionate about bringing the best in innovative thinking and solutions for clients to be successful in a complex, rapidly changing, global business environment.
A prominent thought leader, Saurav’s extensive experience affords him a unique insight into customer needs. He established Exavalu with an accomplished group of Global Consulting and Industry Executives (including former CIOs/ CXOs) with strong background in Business Advisory and Technology Leadership.
Known for his entrepreneurial mindset, Saurav’s unwavering commitment to innovation and results sets the strategic direction of the organization – recently recognized by Consulting Magazine’s ‘Best Small Firms to Work For’.
Saurav holds a B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and an MBA in Finance, Systems & Strategy.
As Exavalu’s Mentor & Chief Delivery Officer, Subho Samanta leads the full breadth of delivery operations across Exavalu. Subho has over 30 years of experience leading and integrating very large Delivery Centers across the globe with more than 13,000 associates.
A true strategic thinker and a recognized leader, he has managed P&L over a billion dollars and built CRM practices for global consulting companies such as TCS, Cognizant Technology Solutions and Atos. Subho has built teams from scratch that grew to 7000+ people delivering projects for Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
He thrives on creating an engaging environment for colleagues by embracing opportunities created through operational efficiencies using the latest technology, including robotics and automation. His passionate and warm personality makes him a great mentor both for the newbies and the experienced across Exavalu.
Subho holds a B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Master of Science in Physics. He is also TOGAF® 9 Certified.
As Chief of Strategy, Anup anchors the growth strategy for Exavalu to identify and focus on right product, partner, industry and geography to ensure organization growth.
Anup has over 25 years of experience on various management and leadership functions including Practice Management, Delivery Management, Product Development across multiple platforms with major focus on cloud transformation. He has led the India Salesforce Practice delivery for Cognizant and helped to build a billion dollar run rate practice with his leadership on Strategy, P&L, delivery, Centre of Excellence, solution and IP Development.
As a veteran CRM consultant, Anup has guided multiple Fortune 500 companies in their digital transformation by helping them setting up Centre of Excellence and ensured Delivery Assurance through appropriate development and managed services model.
Anup holds a B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
Nachiket Jeurkar leads the Insurance practice at Exavalu. He is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in management consulting and the insurance industry. He has served as a Senior Insurance Technology Executive at various insurance companies with a track record of executing complex digital transformations and delivering operational efficiency.
As Assistant Vice President at Farmers Insurance, he headed key development organizations including the Claims IT group and the Salesforce Center of Excellence. As CIO, he led the transition to a cloud-based CRM, loan origination and business intelligence systems for Genesis Capital (wholly owned subsidiary of Goldman Sachs).
Nachiket has a B.E. in Electrical & Electronics engineering and an MBA in Finance.
Brenda Roberts is a Principal Insurance Architect in the Guidewire practice at Exavalu. She has over 30 years of experience in Insurance and Finance industries with over 20 years as a managing consultant in the P&C Insurance domain. She has 14 years of Guidewire consulting experience engagements including InsuranceSuite Core Products; Integration; DataHub/InfoCenter and Digital.
She has held several key roles with Global Insurance carriers as Business Transformation Lead; Global Architect; Portfolio/Program Management; Organizational Change Manager; Data Management Lead; and an advisor to Business and Technology.
Brenda has a B.S. in Mathematics and a M.S. in Business Information Technology. She is Guidewire Certified ASPEN Specialist in BillingCenter; PolicyCenter and Integration as well as Professional Certified in ClaimCenter; in addition, she is a certified specialist in DataHub and InfoCenter v10. She is a Project Management Professional (PMI) and a Certified Manager (ICPM).
She is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant (Medical Laboratory) and currently mentors Veterans through the ACP mentorship program.
Gary is a seasoned Insurance Business Development Executive with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining Exavalu, he was a Senior VP at Stratus Technology Solutions, responsible for the entire lifecycle of sales and delivery of projects and managed services.
During his tenure, he has led several sales efforts, working closely with a carrier’s business and technical stakeholders, and crafting solutions to meet their business and technical needs. He would then work with the client from inception through build, deployment and hyper care and provide oversight and leadership throughout the engagement.
Chuck Sharkey is the Director of Sales at Exavalu. He has 25 years of experience selling and delivering strategy, process improvement, and complex software implementations, including ERP, CRM, ECM, and RPA solutions.
He has worked in North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East, leading teams of 5 to 256 people. Prior Exavalu, Chuck has held several management positions with PwC, IBM, EMC, and DXC.
Chuck is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and holds a B.S. and an MBA in Finance. He has also completed advanced studies in Strategy and Operations.
Refik Ongun leads Enterprise Transformation and Privacy Compliance at Exavalu. He is an accomplished consultant and advisor to global clients with over 30 years of experience. Prior to Exavalu, Refik has led several strategic enterprise transformation programs at PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM and Wipro.
Refik’s unique strength lies in his expertise at foreseeing and addressing enterprise governance and regulatory compliance requirements to minimize legal & litigation risk. Since the inception of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in Europe and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) in the US, he has assisted several organizations in becoming compliant.
He is a frequent speaker in industry conferences and roundtable discussions on a variety of topics including Data Privacy, Enterprise Digital Enablement and Enterprise IT Programs.
Refik has a B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Science and an M.S. in Information Technology. He is also a certified Financial Advisor.
Jayati Hazra leads Exavalu’s Digital Automation and the research wing ‘Industry Insights’. She has 20 years of experience in enterprise solutions, product management, business & technology consulting with global program delivery. Jayati has a strong background in technology platforms, automation, cognitive, AI, ML, Big Data & AWS.
She has extensive experience in the Lifesciences industry, Manufacturing and Public Sector having led large ERP and enterprise application rollouts. Prior to Exavalu, she has worked at Deloitte Consulting and Amgen.
Jayati has a B. E. in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance. She has certifications in AWS, UiPath and Vlocity. She is also a certified SAFe’ Product Owner/Product Manager and a certified Agile Scrum Master.
Amit Karande has 18 years of management consulting experience having led global strategic engagements working with CxO’s for IT and digital enablement. Known for his industry expertise, Amit delivers and champions innovative solutions applying and integrating a mix of 20+ leading digital platforms and cloud infrastructure including Adobe, SAP, Salesforce and Pega.
He has a wealth of experience in Financial Services (Banking and Insurance), Manufacturing & Distribution, High-Tech and Entertainment & Media. Before joining Exavalu, he has worked at Deloitte Consulting, Cognizant Business Consulting and BASF.
Amit has a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.
Yusuf Navsariwala has 20 years of management consulting experience leading strategic executive advisory and large-scale transformation. His expertise at P&C makes him a trusted advisor to his clients. He has strong project management and delivery skills having worked on key global initiatives.
Before joining Exavalu, he has worked at Accenture, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Yusuf has a B.A. in Economics and Psychology. He is also a certified Vlocity Platform Consultant.
Joseph Tonelli is a senior consultant and operational management professional with proven experience in the insurance industry. He has led various transformation phases in support of continuous improvement initiatives in large organizations.
He has a strong background in developing and implementing standardized lean practices, concepts, tools and management techniques with a keen eye on problem-solving, process improvement and lean capability building.
Prior Exavalu, he is worked at Liberty Mutual, Not-for profit, healthcare and manufacturing industries.
Joseph has a B.S. in Biological Science and an MBA in Business Administration & Strategic Management. He is currently working on his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
Lee Tucker is an experienced Digital Business Architect with over 30 years focused on IVR and Contact Center solutions integrated with large ERP, HRIS, and Customer Service systems.
He has a wealth of experience in Customer Experience, Enterprise CRM, Speech & IVR Call Flow Design, Speech & IVR Analytics, Solutions Consulting, Sale Engineering and Data Integration across industries such as Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare, Travel and Hospitality.
He has led several CRM / Customer Experience Workshops to envision next generation Customer Service solutions, performed key stakeholder assessments to understand their business concerns & challenges and conducted service delivery process mapping to understand current state & desired future state processes. He is known for his passion in in continuous improvement of client KPIs to maximize output and exceed expectations.
Lee has a B.S.E. in Applied Math & Computer Science. He is also a Pega Certified Business Architect.
Smitha Sasidharan is a Senior Product Consultant with over 16 years of experience in various domains and product engineering. Smitha has more than 10 years Insurance industry experience in all phases of software development life cycle across different COTS implementation solutions with different products like Guidewire InsuranceNow, Exigen etc along with experience in end to end transformation from old legacy systems to new next gen software solutions.
Prior to joining Exavalu, Smitha has worked at Cognizant, TriZetto, Patni computer systems.
Smitha has an Engineering degree in IT, management certificate from McIntyre and is currently pursuing CORe from Harvard.
Mallik leads Delivery & Client Services, Integration and Automation practices at Exavalu. He has over 20 years of experience in IT specializing in Application Development and Program Delivery in Automotive, Healthcare and Insurance industries with a track record of driving digital transformations and delivering operational efficiency.
As an Assistant Vice President of IT at Pacific Life, he headed key application development teams supporting business applications, partner integrations and customer portals. His expertise includes large system implementations, modernizing application portfolio, migrating applications to cloud and business process optimizations/automations using workflows, system integrations and RPA. He also has experience in driving improvements in IT with implementing Agile, DevOps, CI/CD and automated testing.
Mallik has a M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He is a certified SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager and also has certifications in project & program management.
Parthasarathi is a seasoned IT Delivery Manager with 25 years of experience mostly in the Banking and Insurance sectors.
He has led several complex projects across leading global customers spanning technologies like Integration (Mule), Master Data Management (Reltio, Stibo, Informatica) and custom applications (java, .net).
Prior to joining Exavalu, he worked in Cognizant, Citibank N.A and Tata Consultancy Services.
Parthasarathi did his B.E. in Computer Science from Jadavpur University, India. He is also PMP certified.
Snehashis Ghosh is a Certified Salesforce Architect with 17+ years of IT industry experience in Consulting and delivering enterprise scale business and technology transformation, system integration, performance engineering, DevOps implementation in Financial Services, Insurance, Life Sciences, Media Entertainment, Retail and Healthcare industries.
As a seasoned Architect, he advises strategy, governance, and best practices to client CoE, leads digital architecture teams, and drives innovation in solving complex enterprise application architecture problems.
Prior to Exavalu, he has worked at Cognizant, Satyam Computer Services, MPS Technologies and UTITSL.
Snehashis holds a B.E. in Computer Science and 11 Salesforce certifications including Application Architect, Heroku Architect Designer, Advanced Administrator and Einstein Analytics and Discovery. He has also been a presenter at Dreamforce’19 and TrailHead’19.
Eric leads the Salesforce Digital Advisory practice at Exavalu. He has 15 years of Salesforce.com CRM management, consulting, delivery, and implementation experience consisting of a multitude of projects across multiple industries including Health Insurance, Finance, Technology, and Manufacturing.
Eric is a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration.
Debnath Biswas is Director-Digital at Exavalu and responsible for Salesforce and Analytics Delivery.
He has 20+ years of experience in managing and leading IT products and services for global clients across industry verticals such as Retail and Consumer Goods, Life Sciences and Insurance.
Debnath has vast experience on large scale CRM Transformation Engagements with major focus on Business Intelligence modernization leveraging Siebel, Oracle and Salesforce. He also managed Global Operations of one of the fastest growing Salesforce practices. Before joining Exavalu, he has worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions, IBM Global Services and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
As Exavalu’s Principal – Digital and AI, Babak Hosseinzadeh brings years of leadership experience in consulting and delivering large scale business and technology transformations in Financial Services, Insurance, Consumer Packaged Goods, Manufacturing, Retail & Distribution and Automotive industries.
He is a hands-on architect who advises clients on strategy and governance, digital transformation and operating model, CRM & CXM, AI adoption and enablement, process optimization and automation, and integration around the globe.
He has led several, complex digital transformation projects based on Salesforce & non-Salesforce solutions and helped customers with DevOps in Salesforce & Mulesoft implementations. His is a seasoned AWS and Salesforce Architect.
Prior to joining Exavalu, Babak has worked at Salesforce, Oracle, Zurich Financial Services, Amazon and IBM.
Aditya Joshi is a seasoned Pega Architect with 12+ years of experience in solution design and implementation on the Pega Platform. He has led several PRPC implementation and upgrade projects with 50+ business workflows, multiple work baskets and various features for myriad business functions.
His strength lies in digital transformation in the CRM/BPM space, automation, insurance framework, Pega CTI, Service and Sales implementations. Prior to Exavalu, Aditya has worked at Kaiser Permanente, Optum (UHC), IBM Global Services and TCS.
Aditya has a B.E. in Electrical Engineering. He is also a Pega Certified Lead System Architect, AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner and an IBM certified DB2 Application Developer.
Samiran leads the Pega Centre of Excellence at Exavalu. He is a seasoned Pega PRPC professional with 18+ years of experience in the IT industry. He has led and managed large BPM Pega Transformation projects in Insurance, Healthcare and Pharma. He has been a Solution Architect for several large Insurance Pega projects and has also implemented multiple innovative tools and solution accelerators on Pega.
Samiran has also been featured in the Developer Success stories at the Pega Developer Network (PDN). He has worked at Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) and Cognizant Technology Solutions(CTS) before joining Exavalu.
Samiran has a B.E. in Computer Science and Technology and is a Certified Pega Lead System Architect (LSA).
Jaspaul leads the Data and Analytics Advisory at Exavalu. He has over 25 years of experience in leading strategic transformation, data management, and systems automation initiatives within the financial services industry.
Having served as a technology executive for a global insurance carrier along with extensive management consultancy experience, he provides a unique perspective on how best to leverage modern data and technology solutions in support of strategic transformation.
Prior to joining Exavalu, he has worked for Zurich North America, Ernst and Young, Capgemini and HCL.
Jaspaul holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Technology and a BSc in Electronics Engineering.
Ramesh Subbiah has over 20 years of experience in Digital Transformation Projects, IT operations management, application team coordination, Datacenter Infrastructure management, Enterprise Solution Architecture, Process Automation (RPA, AI, ML), project management, and technology consulting.
He has led several digital transformation programs with Cloud Enablement and Process Automation for multiple clients. His is known for his customer advisory skills for modernizing enterprise IT architecture across industries (Lifesciences, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services).
Before joining Exavalu, he has worked at Cognizant, MphasiS, EDS (now HP), Symbio and Calpion.
Ramesh has a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Programming and Bachelor of Commerce. He has certifications in UiPath and WorkFusion.
Kaushik Mahapatra leads Exavalu’s ‘Global Talent Acquisition’ and manages ‘HR functions’ for India. He has 13+ years of experience in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Competitor’s Benchmarking, CRM and handling RPO initiatives for leading global companies. Kaushik have strong background in recruitment, talent mapping, competitor analysis, C-level search and played active roles in implementation of Global ATS in his previous assignments.
He has extensive experience in Consulting, BFS, Consumer & Retail, Telecom, EPC, Healthcare and Automobile industry and led recruitment for large greenfield projects in his career.
In his previous assignments, Kaushik worked as recruitment partner for companies like Samsung, Cummins, Whirlpool, AXA, TATA Group, Big 4s and others for both technical and non-technical hiring.
He also worked in few CSR initiatives of leading conglomerates and helped many start-ups to build their team.
Kaushik holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).