Management Team
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Management Team

Girish Bhise (Founder & CEO)

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Girish has over 15+ years of research experience across investment banking, equity research, fixed income and credit research, and business strategy research for large global clients including asset management firms, investment banks, brokerage firms, corporations, private equity & venture capital firms. Has extensive experience in successfully managing large-scale research right-shoring transitions across multiple regions. He is an MBA with specialization in Finance from the University of Pune, and Bachelor in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.

Andy Smith (Special Advisor – Capital Markets Research)

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Andy is one of the world’s leading developed & emerging market analysts with more than 20 years’ experience as a #1 rated analyst, Head of Investment Research and distinguished Hedge Fund manager. As the MD and Head of EM consumer research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Dubai, he lead the BAML EM consumer team to the #2 position in the Institutional Investor Survey. In 2014 Andy was voted as ‘Head of Research for EEMEA’ in the independent Sammons survey of global investors. Has won many accolades in his career as Global Head of Research at Sberbank/ Troika Dialog, MF Global, Millennium Capital (NY & London), Citadel LLP, Citigroup, ABN AMRO Hoare Govett, and Unilever. He is an MBA from Cranfield University, and MA & M Eng. from Cambridge University.

Sachin Kulkarni (Advisor – Business & Technology)

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Sachin has over 10 years of industry experience in project management, software programming, and various technologies including distributed systems, parallel computing, data mining, audience-based Ad targeting, and cross-device Ads performance measurement infrastructure. Presently, he is a Software Engineer with Google Inc., since 2008, and is based in California, USA. Also, earlier worked with Versata and Persistent Systems in India. Has been a rank holder throughout. Was a 3rd Rank holder in Master in Technology in Computer Science, at IIT Kharagpur, India (2007); and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Pune, India (2003).

Vaishali V. (Director)

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Vaishali has over 30 years of commercial banking experience with one of the largest Indian banking groups – State Bank of India. Has vast experience across different banking functions including, corporate banking, SME banking, banking operations, and branch audit and account finalization. She was part of core banking implemention team in various branches across the state. She is a Bachelor in Arts, and majored in Sociology from the University of Mumbai.