Saurav Basu is the President of Exavalu with over 25 years of experience in leading strategic initiatives in large, global consulting companies. He is a seasoned executive, management consultant, a trusted advisor and an 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. He is an industry expert in Insurance, Financial Services, Healthcare and Lifesciences.
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 Global Head of Delivery, 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 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.
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 in order 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.
Rob Golden heads Exavalu’s Business Advisory practice. He has over 25 years of experience in management consulting having worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accenture, Wipro, IBM, KPMG and NTT Data prior to joining Exavalu. He is an innovative consulting leader and an outcomes-driven executive who has guided the realization of critical business results, improving profitability on both the revenue and cost side for Fortune 100 client companies.
He has a proven ability to generate thought that drives disruptive solutions to successfully transform existing business models to be able to adapt to new market demands.
Rob has a B.A. in Information Technology and an MBA in Corporate Finance and Strategy.
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.
As Exavalu’s Principal – Insurance & Digital Business Advisory, Riddhish Trivedi comes with 20+ years of leadership experience and excels in Direct to Consumer and User-Centered Digital Transformation expertise to enterprises. His career has spanned usability engineering, digital experience design, digital commerce and Direct to Consumer/Advisor business models.
As SVP & Global Head of Digital Experience at AIG, he led the formulation of a journey-based digital strategy initiative and as Head of Broad Markets (P&C) Consumer and VP of eCommerce at AIG Direct (Life), was involved in turning around business performance to profitable growth at various D2C operations.
Riddhish has a degree in Engineering and an M.B.A. in Marketing.
Anirban Mukherjee is the offshore delivery lead of projects at Exavalu. He has 25 years of experience inmanaging and leading IT products and services delivery for global companies across various industry verticals such as Lifesciences, Insurance and Public Sector.
He is a seasoned CRM professional having led multiple large IT transformation projects using enterprise CRM solutions (Salesforce.com including Salesforce Health Cloud and Siebel CRM). He has a strong track record in managing large offshore delivery engagements with expertise in digital transformation, Salesforce automation, program management, service management and solution design. Before joining Exavalu, he has worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Oracle and NIIT Technologies.
Anirban has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Systems Management and B.S. in Physics.
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.
Jayati Hazra leads Exavalu’s 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, 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 is also SAFe’ certified.
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.
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.
Chuck Siemons is a Senior IT Architect with over 39 years of proven architecture, design, development, technical sales, and management experience in all phases of the IT lifecycle. He specializes in the delivery of industry best practices and patterns, including services-oriented architectures (SOA), API management, hybrid-cloud, and object-oriented engineering techniques across a diverse spectrum of industries and platforms.
Prior to joining Exavalu, he has worked at IBM, Cognitive Computer Solutions, Salient Corporation, AVCO Financial Services and Ingersoll Rand Company.
Chuck has a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is also a certified IBM Technical Architect.
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 has 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.
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.
He had led programs on information security and privacy program for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) European Union (EU) and CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act).
Gary has a Bachelor of Science degree and certifications on HCISPP and HITRUST (Common Security Framework 9CSF).