• Dr. Vikas Joshi
    Dr. Vikas JoshiChairman and Managing Director, Harbinger Group
    Vikas Joshi is a business leader who is passionate about product development and technology entrepreneurship. His mission is to help create software products that make a difference. A key part of that mission is to inspire tech professionals and entrepreneurs to grow and develop.

    As founder and CEO Vikas leads Harbinger Group, a reputed software company with a global customer base. Harbinger Group helps tech companies in building enterprise software products. For e-learning users, the firm markets its own innovative products and provides custom content solutions. Vikas holds two US patents for his inventions at Harbinger in education technology.

    As writer, speaker and educator, Vikas shares his passion for tech entrepreneurship with others. He holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where his research in entrepreneurship addresses the co-evolution of technology firms and founders. This work, showing how entrepreneurs learn and develop, has been honored by American Educational Research Association.

    Vikas is a Harvard Business School alum. Earlier, he studied mechanical engineering at IIT Bombay and completed his masters in computer science at Syracuse University. He enjoys as many books, movies, and songs as he can while he divides his time between Silicon Valley and Pune, India.

      SWATI KETKARExecutive Director, Harbinger Group
      Swati Ketkar is the co-founder and Executive Director at Harbinger Group. She spearheads the corporate development activities of the group companies. Her focus is on the opportunities for inorganic growth like strategic alliances, JVs, acquisitions and third party partnerships.

      Since 1990, she has held various positions in the organization related to engineering, project management, business development and numerous leadership roles. Emphasis on cadre building has been the hallmark of her professional journey. She has been passionate about building highly motivated teams by creating an environment that is nurturing and supportive for attaining a high level of performance benchmark. Her leadership has helped the group establish a sound customer base worldwide.

      Swati has been a great support in the rapid growth and expansion of Harbinger Systems with two offices in USA – the headquarters in Redmond (WA) and a satellite office in Santa Clara (CA). Swati Ketkar holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Pune University, India.

      Swati Ketkar is a member of the International Honour Society, ‘Beta Gamma Sigma’. The Institution of Engineers (India) honoured her in the year 2003 with the Woman Entrepreneur award.

      On personal front, Swati enjoys gardening as she finds it incredibly relaxing and an excellent way to get in touch with the mother earth.

      • Nitin Kulkarni
        Nitin KulkarniChief Operating Officer, Harbinger Group
        As Chief Operations Officer at Harbinger Group, Nitin’s focus is on laying the frameworks for enabling scale. His charter also includes leadership development and driving employee experience transformation innovations internally which can then be showcased to prospects and customers.

        Prior to Harbinger, Nitin has played key executive roles with marquee companies like Infosys and Persistent. In the course of his career he has held board level roles; handled large scale delivery and operations for enterprise and ISV customers across geographies; worked in various domains like telecom, retail, logistics and financial services; and also set up and led account management teams.

        Digital transformation is an area where Nitin has been intensely involved over the past few years. He has also been involved in setting up AI/ML practices and new Tech Labs.

        Nitin holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics Engineering. He is an avid reader and blogger. He is also into fitness and meditation. Nitin is a petrolhead and loves to do cross country drives. He lives in Pune with his family.

        • Avinash Lele
          Avinash LeleChief Growth Officer, Harbinger Group
          Avinash Lele has recently joined Harbinger Group as the Chief Growth Officer.

          Avinash is an industry veteran with over three decades of experience serving at prominent CXO and board-level positions at leading companies like L&T Infotech, Cybage Software, and Hexaware Technologies. Before joining Harbinger, he was a board member and President at iOPEX Technologies.

          Avinash is an alumnus of The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania where he studied Advanced Management and the Northwestern University for Corporate Law.

          He is based in Princeton, New Jersey, and is responsible for increasing sales and optimizing the end-to-end leads-to-closure process.
            His solutions have ranged from development frameworks, data architectures, schema designs to test strategies for applications for thin-client, rich-client and desktop.

            Teams at Harbinger have implemented these solutions using technologies such as .Net, Java and Flash. To customers and to his team, Shrikant has been a source of up-to-date knowledge of shifting technology paradigms such as Web 2.0 and SaaS.

            In the course of his tenure, Shrikant has held key positions including Project Leader, On-Site Coordinator and Lead Manager R&D. He has worked out of Harbinger’s offices in Redmond, WA for 2 years and has also completed several on-site customer consultations across the US. Customers value his ingenuity and innovation in designing sound technical approaches to business problems.

            Shrikant’s contribution in e-learning specifications has been recognized by the Aviation Industry CBT Committee, where he is a frequent speaker. He has also architected the Offline Content Player, a unique product that enables e-learning for users that need to cope with limited connectivity. Organizations such as Northwest Airlines and Bristol Myers Squibb are using this solution to enable offline learning.

            Shrikant holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering. He lives in Pune with his wife, and enjoys a variety of outdoor sports.

            • JYOTSNA KULKARNI
              She has been with Harbinger for more than 17 years and has held several key positions like Delivery Head, Sales Organization Development Head, and Member of the Executive Committee. She has spent a considerable time in management and governance of the Harbinger Group’s business units, and contributes in strategizing the growth of the entire group.

              Some of her key responsibilities over the years have been leading the delivery organization, sales organization development, managing key client partnerships, and nurturing the right culture.

              Jyotsna has been instrumental in the sustained growth of a customer base for the group’s customers, ranging from global technology companies to startups.

              Her strong belief in treating customers as partners and adding value to their business at every step of the engagement helps her to make not just business relationships but sustainable partnerships. The Harbinger culture of innovation and inclusivity is something she is extremely proud of and endeavors to instill it within every Harbinger team member along with practicing it herself.

              As President -Harbinger Systems, she is responsible for growing Harbinger’s footprint across technologies, domains and geographies.

              Jyotsna holds a Masters in Computer Science, and has completed an Executive Management Program from Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at IIT-Bombay.

              • SEEMA CHAUDHARY.
                SEEMA CHAUDHARY.President, Harbinger Systems, Inc..
                Seema joined Harbinger Systems to head the Redmond office in 2002. She provides critical insights that enable diverse teams succeed in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments in the U.S. Seema’s relationships with prominent and influential experts in the eLearning industry have been a driver for ongoing growth for Harbinger products and services.

                Seema has a passion for customer experience, and has led the overall growth and direction of the company’s marketing initiatives, channel development, strategic partnerships, and customer acquisition through both online social media and conferences.

                Leveraging her experience in marketing, sales and business development for international markets, she has helped create new opportunities in emerging markets such as Latin America.

                Seema is a Member of the eLearning Guild and American Society of Training and Development. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from State University of New York, Syracuse and a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Bombay, India. She also completed the Executive Development Program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business.

                Seema serves on the City of Redmond Arts Commission and enjoys running and biking. She lives in Redmond, Washington with her husband and two sons.

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