Founded by industry veterans with a collective experience of over 10 decades in Human Resources, Technology Adoption/ Inventions / Learning and Development/ Campus & University connect ( India, US, UK, and Australia) & Corporate & Enterprise training. Contributing to the student learning needs and enriching their life’s with best in class training, empowering each of them to achieve their aspirations gives immense pleasure to the founders. Setting out to revolutionize learning by making it affordable and handle scale, their firm belief was to adopt technology to enable achieving their dreams of making sure every student is presented with an opportunity to experience learning through curriculum co-created with the industry leaders and delivered by state of art interactive virtual classroom sessions conducted by experts.
The Leadership Team
Dr. Vasanti Neelakantan
Dr Vasanti was a Gold medalist from St.Xavier’s College, Bombay University, with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Chemistry… Read More
Pursued a Master’s in Microbiology from the George Washington University, in Washington D.C. and a doctorate from the Selman Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, New Jersey. Was awarded the Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Pre-doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the Waksman Institute.
After a brief stint at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, joined the Quality Assurance Department of the Nonwovens and Health Care Sector in the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Roswell, Georgia.
Returned to India in 1991 with her husband, the late T. Neelakantan, and her three daughters to take over the management of the family owned Brilliant Tutorials Pvt Ltd.
Paul has over 2 decades of corporate experience, started his career in sales and went on to becoming a corporate recruiter… Read More
In his latest assignment he had served the board of an RCM Company to spearhead its launch successfully in India and scaled its operations over 250 employees in less than a year. Believes in building a profitable business through conscious decision making, diligent Capex & Opex management to help safeguard investors interest. A people’s person with a sharp client focus and drives business culture, client satisfaction and fulfilment. Paul’s knowledge of multiple geography is of huge value especially working with strategic/large clients.
He has a degree in Economics from Madras Christian College and a PG diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from Madras School of Social Works, Chennai.
Ashish Khare instils Academic excellence in Students of various grades. An accomplished guru with an illustrious career, shaping dreams… Read More
Ashish Khare instils Academic excellence in Students of various grades.
An accomplished guru with an illustrious career, shaping dreams of numerous students and parents, spanning decades.
Having held senior positions in various institutes earlier and has been instrumental in their growth.
Equipped with a degree in Science who went on to do his Masters in Economics With 21+Yrs of Mentoring Experience for IIT JEE and Various Olympiads, he has mentored 1000s of JEE Qualifiers and Admits to Prestigious Foreign Universities including MIT, Stanford, University of California Berkeley, Caltech & University of Toronto, with over 100 top 100 rankers in JEE.
A member of American Mathematical Society; Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and Canadian Mathematical Society.
Fond of Mathematics, had been running the LinkedIn Group Mathematicians, which has more than 12K math-geeks, participating in discussions.
He has also played the role of the Ex-HOD–Distance Education FIIT JEE, Ex HOD Mathematics-Brilliant Tutorials, Ex. Academic Head at USA UnivQuest (developing from scratch the org structure for Academic Training, Admission Guidance and University Applications) and Ex-Academic Advisor at EDFORA (Tech-Venture running Online Test Series Portal www.mypat.in, Android App Career God, Content Management System, e-Business e-Promotion etc.
Founder Director of Venkateshwar Academy, that catered training students for Engineering and Medical Entrance exams.
Simon is a Chartered Accountant (CA) by Profession and a highly accomplished business leader with over three decades… Read More
Simon is a Chartered Accountant (CA) by Profession and a highly accomplished business leader with over three decades of successful financial, business and corporate planning experience. A serial entrepreneur, he has a stellar track record of replicating investment to exit lifecycle of a business’s multiple times and yet maintaining highest standards of diligence and compliance.
He was the CEO of HC Kothari group’s financial services company, ITI, that was the principal sponsor and key strategist behind setting up of India’s 1st private sector Mutual Fund Kothari Pioneer (later acquired by Franklin Templeton). He also led RIL groups technology investment initiatives and projects in early millennium exposed to world class practices of corporate structing valuation, legal, secretarial, taxation, P & L leadership and associating with marquee talents and firms which inspired him to become an entrepreneur himself.
His experience repository of corporate finance and investment lifecycle use cases is a priceless encyclopaedia with great ability to spot and solve problems proactively as a business leader and strategist.
Since 2008 co-founded and invested in multiple start-ups including his main one where he is fully involved, OGS PayLab (www.ogspay.com).With an eye for diligence and details, Simon laid the entire corporate structuring, funding and investor engagements, commercial models, asset /IP accounting and built a clean financial and operations track record making it an investor delight.
He is also interested in EdTech, financial services and keeps track of market trends and events. He is highly passionate about photography and loves his long drives and music with Family.
Jesu Valiant is a visionary and technology leader. He has more than 2 decades of experience in enterprise technology stack covering cloud,… Read More
Jesu Valiant is a visionary and technology leader. He has more than 2 decades of experience in enterprise technology stack covering cloud, security, telecom, networking, wireless, messaging application systems. Built – Operated and Managed turnkey solutions for clients addressing customer experience, omni channel customer engagement, cognitive process automations, enterprise blockchain, artificial intelligence.
Highly passionate about deep tech, AI, Robotics and Quantum computing. He keeps himself in tune with the latest developments in terms of technology and innovations. He consults for market leaders in the Enterprise market. He is the Founder of Stratforge – a deep tech company. Stratforge deploy AI worker extensions that accelerates human tasks and workflows wrapping the enterprise eco-system with proprietary AI – ML framework.
He takes an idea from its conception/ideation, to creation/ delivery and commercialization. He is a technocrat and a client evangelist with a proven track record in managing various high-end global customers.
With tremendous ability to provide turnkey consulting solutions to fortune 500 enterprise across a range of OEM and ISV market leaders, he has the vision to make the Univfos platform a signature differentiator keeping the pulse and preferences of students and teachers.
His hobbies apart from his interest in fast cars, writing poetry and gadgets; is his profession as a technopreneur as he finds time to read, learn and make new cutting-edge technologies and solutions, some of them are ahead of time.
Johnson S Sasikumar
Johnson S Sasikumar (Johnson) is a serial entrepreneur with over 29 years of experience as Entrepreneur Leader, Digital Payments Solution… Read More
Johnson S Sasikumar (Johnson) is a serial entrepreneur with over 29 years of experience as Entrepreneur Leader, Digital Payments Solution expert and Executive leadership in all aspects of business development, Operations and Strategy.
Johnson Co-founded and invested in multiple start-ups including his main one where is fully involved, OGS PayLab (www.ogspay.com) and its product “SwitchOn” is a credible and respected brand name in Payments space, for past 12 years and growing stronger.
Prior to entrepreneurship as VP of Prepaid business (2005-08), the largest fortune 500 FinTech company in the world, he was part of several landmark accomplishments including the key one being building Amex prepaid platform.
During the early stage of his professional career, Johnson was part of the dream team that started the 1st private sector mutual fund in India ( Kothari Pioneer, later acquired by Franklin Templeton) while at Kothari group in 1992, also been a core start up team member/leader for setting up International Manufacturing services division for Tyco valves and control group in 1998, Managed Labs for product development for ISV’s while at Ness technologies in 2002. Under his operational leadership, Ness won 7th best HR organization in India by Data quest in year 2004.
A graduate in Business Administration from Madurai Kamaraj University, Masters in Social Work from Loyola College, Chennai and Bachelors in General laws from Annamalai university. A certified and trained executive Coach, he is passionate about coaching entrepreneurs and also finds lot of time for his interest in reading , writing and planned travel time with family.
David Raj has over 26 years of diverse experience which includes manufacturing, IT and finance. He has a blend of strategy… Read More
David Raj has over 26 years of diverse experience which includes manufacturing, IT and finance.
He has a blend of strategy & execution across all aspects of HRD and Business roles at the helm has helped organizations transform and created immense value.
He has directly worked with Board Members & CEOs in start and scale up companies to lead transformational initiatives across globe.
He has led and been part of successful management of change management, acquisition & merger initiatives, IPO process, setting up near shore centres as well as managing talent across Europe, US and Asia.
Some of his significant leadership roles to his credit include Head of HR – Virtusa, CHRO of CSS Corp, Servion. He has also worked with Murugappa group, Rane and Polaris.
David is passionate about organic farming and runs “farm to table” shop & cafe with his family. Holds Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola College, Chennai