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Founder & CEO
Bhakti Vithalani is the Founder and CEO of BigSpring which was born from her decade of work in vocational training across sectors, job types and geographies.
Prior to this, Bhakti worked as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company leading client engagements for the Corporate Finance and High Tech practices across the United States, India, Southeast Asia and China.
She started her career in product development in Silicon Valley with Siebel Systems. Bhakti is a Computer Engineer with University Honors from Carnegie Mellon University (where she was among the first women from India to attend) and has an MBA from The Wharton School where she was a Joseph Wharton Fellow.
Arun is the Chief Technology Officer at BigSpring. Previously, Arun was Director of Engineering at Uber and Site Lead for the NYC office. He helped build and scale Uber Eats which is now a large global business.
At Google, Arun was a tech lead on the Developer Platform team that enabled external developers to build compelling experiences. Prior to Google, Arun spent almost a decade at a Boston area company leading a team building a cross-platform mobile application development framework for large enterprises.Arun has a BS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Luke is the VP of Sales at BigSpring. Previously, he was Director of Workplace by Facebook, APAC where he led Workplace's teams across the region, scaling customer adoption across industries and countries.
Prior to Facebook, Luke was the Head of Emerging Markets at Amazon Web Services (AWS), supporting customers across Southeast Asia to transform their businesses through cloud technologies. He launched Amazon's initial field teams in several countries. Luke also held multiple leadership roles around the world at ServiceSource.
Luke holds MBAs from both the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the National University of Singapore. He also is a graduate of the University of Oregon with degrees in both Business Administration and International Studies.
VP, Customer Success
Sudha is VP of Customer Success at BigSpring. Prior to BigSpring she led customer success and operations at SAP enabling the adoption of key cloud technologies and a cohesive experience for hundreds and thousands of customers. She launched and ran the customer adoption and advocacy agenda for the mobile and cloud platform businesses of SAP to mold and showcase customers' digital outcomes.She began her career in brand management roles at Unilever and Procter & Gamble. Sudha graduated from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science with a degree in Chemical Engineering , and an MBA in Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Shailesh is a Partner at TPG, responsible for its Growth and Social Impact portfolio across sectors in India and Southeast Asia.
Previously, Shailesh was the Vice President for International Operations at Twitter, launching the service in over 50 countries and MD of Google India, when he was recognized among the 100 most impactful leaders in India by Businessweek. He has served on the board of JLL, a Fortune 500 real estate services company.
Shailesh holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania – B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. with Honors.
Dr. Greg Badros
Greg Badros earned his B.S. from Duke University and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington.
He has over 20 research and trade publications including the Cassowary Constraint Solver which is now integrated into Apple's iOS and OS X. Greg worked as a Sr. Engineering Director at Google leading AdSense and then Gmail+ and Google Apps, then was a VP of Engineering & Products at Facebook leading both Ads and various consumer teams.
He now runs Prepared Mind Innovations advising numerous startups, makes early-stage investments, and builds prototypes for fun.