Vivek is the Founder of Brickwork, and has over 30 years of experience in managing different verticals of Business and Government departments. He was the Information Technology & Biotechnology Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore. During his tenure in Government, he was instrumental in branding Bangalore as the Silicon City of India, through his aggressive drive towards getting global IT companies to set up offices in Bangalore. He facilitated the creation of world-class IT and Biotechnology institutes and transformed the annual IT exhibition into a mega event in Bangalore.
After leaving government service, Vivek turned entrepreneur and in early 2004, he pioneered the unique concept of ‘Remote Executive Assistant’ to address the needs of a niche market - the SMEs, entrepreneurs and professionals who wanted assistance in driving their business and professional goals.
In his previous assignments, he was Finance Secretary in Govt. of Karnataka, Head of CRISIL Advisory Services as well as the Division Chief of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He has been a faculty at Boston University as well as the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has done his MBA from the Wharton Business School, USA.
Sangeeta KulkarniChief Executive Officer
Sangeeta is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Brickwork India. She has been responsible for the operations of the company since 2005. Sangeeta is responsible for the organization’s strategic operating and growth plans. In a sector with no precedents, she has developed an organisation with a strong focus on quality, processes and metrics. With her HR background, she has succeeded in building an ethical, professional and a client-centric organization as well as attracting the best talent through people-friendly policies and a transparent and vibrant work environment. Sangeeta is passionate about the virtual assistance business and aspires to make Brickwork a world-class provider in this sector.
Prior to Brickwork, Sangeeta worked with Accenture, HSBC Data Centre and Brilliant School of Management. She has also been a Consultant in the areas of training strategy, especially communication and customer skills training. Sangeeta holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Education and is an alumnus of Boston University and Northwestern University, USA.
Rajesh PaiVice President - Strategic Business Initiatives
Rajesh has 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of Audit & Accounts, Business Development and Business Operations. He has been with Brickwork since 2006 and is responsible for business growth and implementation of key management initiatives.
He started his career in one of the largest Chartered Accountancy firms and has also worked in India’s leading Real Estate group and Cleantech Company. He has done his Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Calcutta).
Sharada ShivramManager – Finance & MIS
Sharada has over 20 years of work experience with key skills in Accounting, Finance & MIS. At Brickwork, she handles Accounts and Finance, ensures regulatory compliances and provide MIS to the management.
Prior to joining Brickwork, she has worked in IT and Retail companies. She has completed the Cost Accountancy degree from The Institute of Cost & Works Accounts of India
Preetish PoonjaHead - Technology & Global business development
Preetish has over 10 years of work experience with key skills in Business and IP strategy, Inside Sales, Market intelligence/analytics & Sales optimization. His key responsibility in Brickwork is to increase sales efficiency, strengthen client relationships and develop new markets. His core interest and capability lies in the area of technology and he provides consultation to clients on optimizing their business through technology.
Preetish has done his Bachelors in Engineering, specializing in Electronics & Communication
Sanjeeth HegdeManager – Legal and Procurement
Sanjeeth is a legal professional with strong experience in managing business and technology alliances with Fortune 500 companies. At Brickwork he is responsible for the planning and operations of the Legal and Procurement Consulting teams.
Prior to joining Brickwork, Sanjeeth worked with leading Fortune 500 commodities and technology companies in various intellectual property management and licensing capacities. Sanjeeth is an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire, USA with a Masters degree in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology. He also holds a law degree (Doctor of Jurisprudence)
Satish NaiduManager – Research Group
Satish has 10 years of rich experience in business research and consulting in large multi-national and consulting companies. At Brickwork, Satish leads a team of experienced business analysts, providing research and consulting solutions to global clients in the Americas, Europe, Asia & MENA regions.
Satish holds an MBA degree in International Marketing from Webster University, St Louis as well as a graduate degree in Engineering, specializing in Electronics and Communications.
Swamy HKCManager – Business Information
Swamy has over 40 years of experience in Retail and Corporate Banking and Trade Finance. At Brickwork, he heads the Business Information team which researches, analysis and provides status reports on global companies to assist Banks in their decision taking.
Prior to joining Brickwork, he was part of the senior management team of a large Indian Bank. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).
Sunitha PrahladkaManager – Client Support Team
Sunitha has 9 years of experience with key skills in Customer Service, Business Development and Client Management. At Brickwork she manages a large team supporting senior directors of a Fortune 100 company and is responsible for ensuring maximum customer satisfaction.
Sunitha holds an MBA and has earlier worked with multinational IT and Telecom companies.
John JobersonProject Manager – Graphic Design
John is our lead designer and brings with him a keen sense of creativity and ability to understand the clients’ mind. During his 6 years with Brickwork, he and his team have helped hundreds of businesses create brand identities through unique logos and websites with intuitive usability.
John has 15 years of design experience and has graduated in Computer Arts and Computer Technology.
SripriyaAssociate Manager – Business Support Team
Sripriya has 14 years of administrative experience with key skills in project planning and management and mentoring teams. At Brickwork, she co-manages the team which provides business support solutions to global clients. Sripriya is a Computer Science graduate and worked with a large Indian conglomerate before joining Brickwork.
BinitaAssociate Manager – Business Support Team
Binita has over 8 years of experience in General Administration and Process Migration with key skills in data analysis, project scoping and execution. At Brickwork she co-manages the team which provides business support solutions to global clients. Her previous experience was in a multinational Insurance Brokerage firm and a large Indian Medical devices company. She holds a Bachelors degree in Law and a Masters degree in Physics.
Rajani PanikerClient Relationship Manager
Rajani has 9 years of experience in Business Development and Customer care with key skills in six-sigma, customizing client solutions and training. At Brickwork she pro-actively offers client specific solutions, develops and maintains client relationships and manages a team working across different geographies. Rajani holds a bachelors degree in Commerce and her prior experience has been at two American multinational companies.
UmeshClient Relationship Manager
Umesh has 9 years of experience in Business Development and Customer care with key skills in client interaction and negotiation. At Brickwork he is responsible for building the business by offering client specific solutions, and maintaining relationship with customers across different geographies. Umesh has done his Bachelors in Business Administration and prior to joining Brickwork, he worked in an IT services and a medical transcription company.