Team & Advisory Council

Team & Advisory Council

Founder Founder – Ashish is following his passion for project management and designed a set-up which offers a range of project management services. He has leveraged his vast & rich industry experience gained at top companies such as, Infosys and TCS Microsoft and SAS to initiate ProThoughts. In each of the organizations, Ashish inculcated various practices and gained respect for them. Ashish started coaching while at Microsoft where he was the official evangelist and speaker, and trained more than 200 partner resources. He is a renowned speaker at various events and some of his technical papers were selected for project management conferences.

Ashish is currently working on his latest venture, ProThoughts. He’s determined to make it a one-stop destination for all kinds of project managerial services.

Director Director – Arvind Nahata (BE, MS, PMP®, ITIL), Alumni of Virginia Tech and Nagpur University has rich and diverse industry experience in various capabilities and domains across geographies. He has worked almost for a decade in USA before relocating back to India in 2011.

While employed earlier with reputed firms including Accenture, CSC and Vertex, Arvind has managed several projects successfully with consistent stakeholder satisfaction and proven results. With his Project Management skills, knowledge and experience, he had successfully brought few projects from Red to Green that had been recognized by the employers.

He has joined ProThoughts in August 2015. His valuable experience in Project Management, Delivery and Sales is helping the company to grow further and achieve its aim.

Advisory Council

Manoj Kunkalienkar

Manoj Kunkalienkar

Manoj, an IIT Bombay pass-out, specializes in system performance consulting and has majorly benefitted the Finance sector.

He has contributed as a consultant to prestigious organizations such as IIT Bombay, MTNL, Rashtriya Chemical Fertilizers Limited. He initiated the now 3i Infotech Ltd, after working at Patni (Now Igate).The growth he saw proves his metal as an entrepreneur.

After his venture, he was entrusted with a role of MD & CEO at Saraswat Infotech where he transformed SIL from an inward focused services company (providing services to the parent) to customer focused organization by offering bouquet of products and services.

Manoj is on the Board Technology Committees of National Securities Depository Ltd. (NSDL) and National Commodity Exchange Ltd.(NCDEX).

Prof. V.Seshadri

Prof. V.Seshadri

Prof. Sheshadri, alumni of IIT Bombay and Mumbai University is one of the founders of the MBA (Tech) program and founder and Faculty-In Charge of PMI®-MC’s MPSTME student Branch. His case study on management of innovation titled “Solomon’s Innovation Dilemma” was published by the Case Centre, U.K. (Oct 2013).

Currently a professor (Technology Management) and Faculty In Charge for Project Management at MPSTME – SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed to be University)

Cynthia K. West, Vice President, Project Insight


Cynthia is a sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. As a ‘serial entrepreneur,’ she specializes in taking new divisions and start-ups from zero to $20 million in sales, developing the sales process and structure for new entities, determining the marketing emphasis and then executing the plan.

Cynthia has been with Metafuse, the makers of Project Insight, for ten years. She has worked in Silicon Valley for 10 years. There she was involved with 3 start ups, one which was acquired by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, another which was an early stage MP3 player that went public, and the last which was backed by Ernst & Young.