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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 is exactly why we have built a platform called Art of Working. This 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.

In August 2017, Sapience relocated its headquarters to the U.S. With the addition of strong management and experienced board members, Sapience is rapidly expanding globally and becoming the leader in the enterprise people productivity space. Unlike other People Analytics solutions, Sapience is based on automated capture and inferencing of work trends rather than any external or subjective people data.

Meet the Executive team


Shirish Deodhar - CEO & Co-founder
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Shirish Deodhar

CEO & Co-founder

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.

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.

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

Chief Product Officer & 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.

Hemant Joshi - Chief Customer Officer & Co-founder
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Hemant Joshi

Chief Customer Officer & Co-founder

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).

Bradley Killinger - President
Bradley Killinger

Bradley Killinger

President

Bradley Killinger serves as the President of the company. In his role he has responsibility for our Global Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience and North American operation. Prior to joining Sapience he has served in several key Global Leadership roles at major technology companies like IBM, Oracle and Unisys. He has a passion for helping customers succeed and is driving our aggressive global expansion efforts.

Ranjit Nambiar - Senior Vice President - Sales
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Ranjit Nambiar

Senior Vice President – Sales

Ranjit Nambiar has over 20+ 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 - Vice President – 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


Shirish Deodhar
Shirish-Deodhar

Shirish Deodhar

CEO & Co-founder

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.

Madhukar Bhatia
Madhukar-Bhatia

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.

Frank Fanzili
Frank Fanzili

Frank Fanzili

Frank Fanzilli is an experienced corporate board member and advisor to both public and private companies in the enterprise software, cloud and big data industries. He spent 18 years at Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) and Credit Suisse, where he was Global Chief Information Officer, leading the company’s global IT strategy and operations. During his tenure at CSFB, Fanzilli had global responsibility for the firm’s extensive IT resources, managing more than 4,000 IT professionals and more than $2 billion in spending.

He currently serves on the boards of directors at Sugar CRM, where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee, CommVault (CVLT),  Enterprise DB, and iBoss. Previously, Frank has been on the board of many notable companies, including Calypso (acquired in 2016 by a PE consortium), 1010Data (acquired in 2016 by Advance Newhouse), PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle), and Avaya (acquired by Silverlake/TPG), among others.  Frank has been involved in many notable tech company transactions, and continues to be involved in a number of private software companies, venture firms, and incubators. He is also one of the longest serving independent directors at the The Linux Foundation, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee.

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Sapience is the definitive solution for the enterprise effort analytics needed to catalyze the creation of a Mindful Enterprise. It delivers insights and advisories to enable self-improvement, informed decision-making and professional excellence by every stake-holder at each level of the business.

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