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Developing tools for work/life transformation meant finding our own balance first.


In 2009, four software developers and entrepreneurs noticed an unsettling trend: hours were disappearing. As they worked long nights, barely seeing friends and family, they found they weren’t alone in wondering where the time went. “Work/life balance” was a nice phrase, but a nearly unattainable goal. So, they made a change — not just for themselves, but for every customer as well.

Sapience was founded with a vision to transform people, processes, and productivity. With dashboards that deliver insights about how time is spent, people are able to budget time more effectively. Those hours don’t disappear anymore. Instead, they’re used wisely and well, so work/life balance and high productivity become everyday realities, not impossible goals.

Every change begins with measurement and a plan for every individual. Sapience insights make the journey of self-improvement enjoyable. However, to make it more rewarding and empowering one needs mentoring and guidance, that’s exactly why we have built a platform called Art of Working.

Not every productivity hack can be summed up in a blog post, so we’ve brought together the world’s leading thought leaders to help us deep dive into myriad of topics in order to master this art called ‘working’. If you’re looking for a refreshing way to approach your work, Art of Working (www.artofworking.net) is a one-stop site where you can learn from some of the best experts in the productivity and wellness space, gain from their expertise and achieve your goals.

Meet the Executive team


Shirish Deodhar - CEO & Co-founder
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Shirish Deodhar

Chief Operating Officer

Shirish has over 30 years of software industry experience in US and India, and has incubated and led several IT companies through rapid business growth. His two previous companies had successful exits to global majors – In-Reality Software with Symphony Services Inc. and Frontier Software with VERITAS Software (now Symantec Corp.). Subsequently, as head of their Pune subsidiaries, he was instrumental in scaling revenues and growing the team size to over 600 employees in 3.5 years each. Shirish did his B-Tech (EE) from IIT Mumbai, followed by a Master’s degree from USA. He has a US patent, has filed recently for two more, presented ten technical papers, won several excellence awards, and has written a book titled ‘From Entrepreneurs to Leaders’ published by McGraw-Hill.

Hemant Joshi - COO & Co-founder
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Hemant Joshi

COO

Hemant brings 25 years of software industry experience at companies based in Bay Area (USA), UK and India. His previously co-founded company, In-Reality Software, had successful exit to Symphony Services Inc. – a global leader in Outsourced Product Development. Post-acquisition, he played a key role in scaling Symphony’s Pune operation to over 600 employees in 3 years. Hemant has also worked in various engineering and management roles at VERITAS Software (now Symantec Inc.), Stratus Computers, Hybrid Networks and Tech Mahindra in the areas of Network Management, System Software, High Availability and Storage software. Hemant has a BE (E&TC) from College of Engineering Pune (COEP).

Swati Deodhar - Chief Product Officer & Co-founder
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Swati Deodhar

Chief Product Officer and Co-founder

Swati has 25 years of software industry experience. She has held positions ranging from VP to Business Unit Head at Symphony Services, Ruksun Software, Mafatlal Consulting and PriceWaterHouse. Swati has built medium to large offshore teams for several global clients. Her teams have consistently created high value through excellence and innovation, thereby leading to substantial business growth. Swati has a Master’s Degree in Software Engineering from the US, and a Master’s in Computer Science from Mumbai. She received the Symphony Services Chairman’s Award for Excellence in 2006, and has been a technical reviewer for international journals.

Madhukar Bhatia - CTO & Co-founder
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Madhukar Bhatia

CTO and Co-founder

Madhukar has 25 years of software industry experience, including building two start-ups. He has deep technical and business experience creating complex software products for global companies. As VP at Symphony Services Inc., which acquired the company that he co-founded (In-Reality Software), Madhukar scaled the Storage/Systems practice to 20 clients and 500 employees in 4 years. Previously, he was Sr. Manager at VERITAS Software (now Symantec Corp.), and prior to that he was a partner at one of India’s earliest product start-ups in CAD/Graphics space. Madhukar has a B. Tech (CS) and M. Tech (CS) from IIT Mumbai.

Ranjit Nambiar - SVP – Sales
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Ranjit Nambiar

Senior Vice President – Sales

Ranjit Nambiar has over 16 years of Experience in Sales. He joins Sapience from Dell India after a successful stint of 6 years, where he rapidly rose to the position of India Head, S&P and Transactional Services Business. He brings in experience of growing business exponentially in the Large Enterprise Segment which included the Top Global 500 organizations. Ranjit was selected as Key Business Talent, and was awarded for the stellar growth of Microsoft business within Dell. His key areas of expertise include Strategic Management, Profit Centre Management, Key Account Management and Sales Team building and supervision. He has a BSc (Statistics) and Masters in Marketing Management from Mumbai University.

Khiv Singh - VP – Sales Americas
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Khiv Singh

Vice President – Sales Americas

Khiv is responsible for growing business for Sapience in the Americas region. He has over 14 years of experience in sales, business development and marketing, with an outstanding record of consistent and significant revenue growth. His strengths include the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative campaigns to drive market expansion. His previous experience includes Symphony Services and V2 Solutions in the US, and ICIM, Reliance Infocomm, Infinite Computer Solutions in India. Khiv has consistently won the best sales rep award at each of these companies.He completed his B.Com & MBA in Marketing from University of Pune.

Board of Directors & Advisories


Harish S Mehta
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Harish S Mehta

Mr. Harish Mehta is the founder of Onward Group. He has 30 years of cumulative experience in the Indian Computer Industry and was one of the Chief Architects for realizing the Hinditron – Digital Joint Venture in India. Mr. Mehta was First President of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) – Mumbai. He has been the Co-Founder & Former Chairman of the National Association of Software & Service Companies (NASSCOM). He is Advisor to Novell (I) Ltd. subsidiary of Novell, Inc, USA. Mr. Mehta is an active member of Indian Angel Network, which has funded Sapience. Mr. Mehta is an Electrical Engineer from College of Engineering, Pune and a Master in Computer Science from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA.

Madhukar Bhatia
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Madhukar Bhatia

CTO and Co-founder

Madhukar has 25 years of software industry experience, including building two start-ups. He has deep technical and business experience creating complex software products for global companies. As VP at Symphony Services Inc., which acquired the company that he co-founded (In-Reality Software), Madhukar scaled the Storage/Systems practice to 20 clients and 500 employees in 4 years. Previously, he was Sr. Manager at VERITAS Software (now Symantec Corp.), and prior to that he was a partner at one of India’s earliest product start-ups in CAD/Graphics space. Madhukar has a B. Tech (CS) and M. Tech (CS) from IIT Mumbai.

Rajan Anandan
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Rajan Anandan

Rajan Anandan is Google India’s Vice President (Sales and Operations) and Head of India region. Previously, Rajan was MD of Microsoft India, responsible for Sales, Marketing and Services Group. Under his leadership, it became the highest performing subsidiary in the Large Emerging Markets in 2009. Prior to this, he was at Dell Inc. where he joined as the VP and Executive Assistant to Chairman Michael Dell. Later as the VP and India GM, he made Dell India into a market leader, growing revenue from $250M to over $800M. Rajan started his career at McKinsey & Company, Chicago, where he was a Partner for 11 years. Rajan is also an active angel investor focused on internet, mobile, software and biz services. He is a member of the Indian Angel Network, and recently co-founded Blue Ocean Ventures. Rajan did his undergraduate from MIT, followed by MSc from Stanford.

Shirish Deodhar
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Shirish Deodhar

Chief Operating Officer

Shirish has over 30 years of software industry experience in US and India, and has incubated and led several IT companies through rapid business growth. His two previous companies had successful exits to global majors – In-Reality Software with Symphony Services Inc. and Frontier Software with VERITAS Software (now Symantec Corp.). Subsequently, as head of their Pune subsidiaries, he was instrumental in scaling revenues and growing the team size to over 600 employees in 3.5 years each. Shirish did his B-Tech (EE) from IIT Mumbai, followed by a Master’s degree from USA. He has a US patent, has filed recently for two more, presented ten technical papers, won several excellence awards, and has written a book titled ‘From Entrepreneurs to Leaders’ published by McGraw-Hill.

Avinash Sethi
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Avinash Sethi

As the Board Member at Sapience, Avinash Sethi is focused on helping to grow the company into the next orbit. An MBA from IIM, Indore and a graduate in Electrical Engineering, Avinash started his career with Tata Consultancy Services. He worked at Intel where he architected numerous high performance enterprise solutions. His penchant for exploring uncharted territory came handy in establishing the Indian operations of InfoBeans (which he co-founded), followed by the UK and Pune offices. Over the past 19 years, Avinash has acquired a deep understanding of every function of business. He has developed a keen interest in Strategy, Marketing and Finance function. He believes in building long term partnership with customers by gaining insights into their spoken and unspoken needs, and addressing them proactively Avinash strives for a balance among all five elements of well-being – career, social, financial, physical, community. He loves adventure acts, cycling and photography.

Rehan yar Khan
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Rehan yar Khan

Rehan has 18 years experience in building and managing companies. He started his career in chartered accountancy in the UK, but quickly moved into management and then to entrepreneurship. After 2 ventures, he went on to found Flora2000.com, where he bootstrapped the business. Rehan’s strengths are the knowledge of the consumer internet domain; retail, luxury, software, building management systems and boot strapping companies.

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