Leadership Team

Aavenir Leadership Team

Jesal Mehta

Founder & CEO
Meet Jesal, a thorough innovation-lover with more than 25 years of industry experience in conceptualizing and delivering ground-breaking enterprise solutions for enhancing performance of the number of organizations in the world. After playing a decisive role in building teams that actually defined and demonstrated ‘performance-driven-results’ across the globe, like at Apttus & Revitas (now Model N), Jesal set out for his entrepreneurial pursuit with Aavenir. His leadership qualities have boosted operations of different functions like product management, engineering, sales & marketing, and professional services, primarily related to Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) domains.

Jesal believes that future of work is going to be defined by technologies like AI, ML and Blockchain – and that prospective change is encouraging him to get deeply involved with them. As an MBA from Santa Clara University, USA with an expertise in driving exponential product growth, Jesal strives to convert innovative technologies into thriving business.

Megha Paradkar

Member of Technical Staff
Say hello to S2P expert Megha Paradkar, a proven team builder driving Customer Advocacy and mentoring the next generation of Customer Success leaders.

At Aavenir, she leads Customer Engagement functions, from Professional Services to Customer Support, and drives customer-centric success.

With close to 25 years of Global Industry experience, Megha brings with her a proven ability to effectively strategize and execute end-to-end customer success strategies to drive innovation for cloud, SaaS, PaaS, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT) while continuously sustaining business growth and corporate goals.

Prior to Aavenir, Megha has gathered cross-divisional and global expertise in various management positions, working in matrix organizations and with businesses across Asia, Europe, Latin, and North America. She has been instrumental in successfully leading some small to large implementations with promising adoption rates with clients like GE, Softbank, Citibank, Ericsson, Monash University, Phillips, SABMiller, and many more.

Gaurang Soni

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Introducing Gaurang, an elite technologist who brings to our team more than 16 years of enterprise software product development experience. He drives Aavenir's vision to deliver the future of work and ensures that organizations and communities are able to adapt to rapid advancements in technology and harness it in the right way.

Gaurang continuously thrives for turning ideas into realization. He plays a key role in developing products from scratch, scaling those products to support hundreds of customers and multi-fold users, and organizing our technology team around our commitment to innovation.

Prior to Aavenir, Gaurang has led agile engineering and product development for companies like Apttus, where he developed multiple award-winning enterprise software products in the field of Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Quote to Cash (Q2C). He has held various positions of increasing responsibility including end-to-end product development, managing teams, and overall quality of products.

Kamal Ahluwalia

Advisor
Say hi to Kamal, a strategist with fresh ideas and a strong foundation of go-to-market. Currently, he enjoys his work as a President at eightfold.ai. His ideas have found an intellectual platform as he co-authored a book entitled “What’s Next for You – The Eightfold Path To Transforming The Way We Hire And Manage Talent”. After graduating from IIT Roorkee, India, Kamal went to Utah State University, USA for pursuing his Masters in Computer Science.

Kamal has created new buying categories and scaled businesses exponentially. Additionally, his customer assurance and partner success brings holistic business success for many firms. Kamal, a domain expert in Procure-to-Pay (P2P) and Quote-to-Cash (Q2C), was a Chief Revenue Officer at Apttus and successfully led the company to market leadership in multiple product categories ahead of Salesforce, Oracle, SAP, IBM, and others.

Gaurav Desai

Advisor
And that’s Gaurav – person who knows his ways with technology inside out and specializes in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Internet of Things (IoT) and Network Infrastructure. After guiding a team that resolved infrastructure fault management challenges using novel Machine Learning (ML) techniques at Google Infrastructure, currently, Gaurav heads a research team at Google AI focusing on Natural Language Understanding. In fact, his 20 years’ journey of being a dynamic technology leader began with Cisco developing embedded systems for multiple networking solutions and then joined Google Infrastructure, where he led the development of network emulation, telemetry, and configuration management services. In between his two successful tenures with Google Infrastructure, he built an energy services team focusing energy savings using connected Thermostats at Nest Labs.

Gaurav has earned his Master’s in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, USA.
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