Rajesh is a thorough professional and expert in marketing and operations. He completed his MBA from IIM Kozhikode and holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Before founding FACE, he worked with financial firms like Citibank and ICICI Bank in the areas of Sales and Marketing and also served in the position of Assistant Vice President at Wealth Advisors India. Besides being a passionate entrepreneur, he is also an expert trainer in the areas of soft skills development, personality development and management entrance exams coaching. He is a regular guest speaker on entrepreneurship, sales and marketing across premier educational institutions like IITs and IIMs.
Venkat is an IIM Kozhikode graduate with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy,(CEG) Anna University and is an expert coach in helping students crack CAT (Common Aptitude Test), one of the toughest and most competitive entrance examinations in India. As a finance and operations expert with significant expertise in the area of management consulting, Venkat has served across business verticals for clientele. The organizations that he has held positions include Coats India, Godrej & Boyce, Lucas TVS, Citibank and Deloitte Consulting. Besides Work, Venkat enjoys a game of Table Tennis or Chess.
With a background in Information Technology and graphic design, P S Vijay Anand holds a Masters degree in Creative Industries Management from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is a Dean's List scholar and has worked as a Research Assistant at CCI (ARC Center for Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation), Australia. After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Vijay Anand worked in Hexaware Technologies, Chennai as an Enterprise Application Developer for two years prior to moving to Australia. His areas of interest include Creative Enterprise, Political Communication and Service Design.
Balakrishnan brings with him significant expertise in the areas of business development and setting up an enterprise from scratch. He has worked with the Citigroup and was one of the youngest employees to become Asst Vice President. In his last assignment prior to joining FACE, Balakrishnan was responsible for client relationships across South India for a boutique investment and tax advisory firm. He holds an engineering degree from SASTRA University and an MBA from IIM Kozhikode. An expert trainer in the areas of aptitude, soft skills and personality development, Balakrishnan enjoys teaching, mentoring juniors on career choices and playing badminton.
Raj received his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering with Distinction from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. In his earlier avatar as a technology entrepreneur he founded rworksinc, a technology consulting company with interests across education, e-commerce and social engineering.His technology expertise includes, building enterprise level web applications, cloud computing and online analytics. He is the winner of Microsoft's Pwned!, an international game design event. He advises numerous start ups on getting their technology act right. He is an avid bicycling enthusiast and also loves playing basketball.
Koushik has joined the management team of FACE with over 7 years of experience in strategy, operations and organisation transformation. He has had a fast track consulting career working with multinational firms such as Ernst & Young, Hewitt Associates, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Deloitte consulting. He has been instrumental in designing and implementing systems and processes and in ramp up support for several start ups, family businesses, government and public sector organisations with a specific focus on quality, risk, performance enhancement and growth. Koushik is an Electrical Engineer from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and an MBA in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur.