"We pride ourselves in our team. Each team member plays a vital role in helping us grow stronger. Our team shares a vision of making an impact on the AEC industry. We’re a group of highly committed individuals motivated to providing solutions that are innovative and cost effective" - Aakash Prasad, Founder.

  • Aakash Prasad

    Aakash established Design Everest, Inc in 2005 with his dad who is an experienced professional engineer and civil engineer in California. Later he went on to study at UC Berkeley College of Engineering. Soon after his graduation he got involved in launching a couple of venture-backed technology startups. During his experience in the technology startups he realized that the delivery of structural engineering services in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector has remained relatively unchanged for decades, and saw the huge unique value Design Everest could bring to the industry if technology becomes the backbone of the company. This vision completely changed the DNA of the company that has led to Design Everest in its current form. Outside of Design Everest he is passionate about fast cars, travel, and social good.

  • Gunjan Sinha

    Gunjan has spent over 20 years in various entrepreneurial, board, and executive positions building innovative businesses. As an Internet pioneer, he was the Co-Founder and President of WhoWhere? Inc., a leading Internet directory services company that was acquired by Lycos in 1998, as well as eGain, an online customer service company which he built from inception to post NASDAQ IPO. Gunjan currently serves on the Board of Directors of several Silicon Valley companies, and in 2010, he was appointed to the Board of the US-India Science and Technology Research Endowment Fund by the US State Department to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. He also serves as the Chairman of CFHI.org which brings transformative healthcare education to under-served communities around the world. He is currently the Executive Chairman of MetricStream and is responsible for leading the firm's overall strategy and execution.

    Gunjan obtained his BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and UC Santa Cruz, respectively. He also holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University. Gunjan has been featured as one of the 50 most successful immigrant entrepreneurs in the US by Silicon India.

  • Devin Dunn
    Devin Dunn

    Devin brings over nine years of experience in corporate finance, financial analysis and M&A. Prior to Design Everest, Devin worked for over 6 years at Francisco Partners, one of the world's leading Private Equity firms, where he was involved in multiple billion-dollar tech buyouts and several growth equity investments.
    While at Francisco, Devin led due diligence and M&A execution efforts while also working directly with portfolio companies and serving in board roles. Devin began his career at Morgan Stanley as an investment banking analyst in San Francisco. He earned his Bachelor's degree in finance with a minor in computer science from the University of Southern California

  • Shiva Basavaraju
    Shiva Basavaraju
    Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

    Shiva is a product and technology executive with over 20 years of IT industry experience. Before coming to Design Everest, he was at Gartner, Inc as an IT Executive and product leader for their flagship research and advisory services products and Gartner Digital Markets. At Gartner, Shiva was responsible for product experience and technology platforms & services focused on increasing customer value.
    Before that, he held technical leadership roles at Mindspark (IAC company) as a technical consultant at the NYSE and NYC Comptroller’s Office. Shiva is passionate about building differentiated products that users love, curating values such as customer obsession and innovation, mentoring diverse talent, and building highly effective teams. He resides in the NYC suburbs with his wife and two boys and loves the outdoors and traveling.

  • Richard J. Clarke
    Richard J. Clarke
    Chief Revenue Officer (CRO)

    Richard’s career is focused on scaling Home Services platforms. His former roles include Executive positions at both The Home Depot and Lowe’s, where he was responsible for a $4BB P&L as VP Services Sales. He was also VP Sales and Marketing at two Masco Companies, and led Masco’s Digital Council for lead acquisition/distribution across all brands. He also helped run multiple PE-backed regional HVAC/Plumbing/Electric companies, and launched three home improvement/marketing related start-ups. He is on the board of multiple Home Services companies that are applying innovative technology to scale.
    Richard holds an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, and an Economics degree from Hamilton College. He lives with his wife Yuki and their four children in Winter Park, Florida.

  • Monica D. Higgins
    Monica D. Higgins
    Chief Services Delivery Officer (CSDO)

    Monica’s passion for helping people successfully bring their dream homes to life inspired the start of her nearly 20-year career as a construction manager. Prior to joining Design Everest, Monica was instrumental in helping tech startups grow profitably by turning customer service into a revenue center, aligning the customer experience with their brand promise, and optimizing customer lifetime value. More recently, she led a construction management firm for residential remodels, and a design-build firm for backyard homes.
    Monica holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California. She has served on the Board of Trustees for Berkeley Hall School, the Advisory Board for the Small Business Development Center at El Camino College, and as a volunteer counselor for SCORE.

  • Mayank Sharan
    Director of Project Management

    Mayank is a structural engineer with over 8 years of experience & has worked with some of the world's largest EPC companies providing engineering solutions for a wide range of structures (from residential buildings to industrial facilities) catering to clients all over the globe. He is also a certified quality system auditor. Now, with Design Everest, he is entrusted to provide us with a high-quality delivery system driven on technology, process optimizations & standardizations.

  • Simha Chakravarthy
    Simha Chakravarthy
    Sr. Director, Customer Success and Sales

    Simha is a highly driven individual and comes with 20+ years of sales experience, managing & building sales teams to success on field and Inside sales. He has worked with many fortune companies in his career including Microsoft, Akamai, Oracle, Lenovo, GFK Nielsen and Regalix. He has been instrumental in setting up sales team and curating value to the organizations that he has worked in the past.
    At Design Everest, he will be working on managing Customer Success associate teams delivering high customer satisfaction and increase overall sales impact by delivering world class quality services to our customers.

  • Christopher Ryan
    Christopher Ryan
    Director of Architecture

    Christopher is a Registered Architect, licensed in California and Nevada, and NCARB certified. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Florida, with a minor in Environmental Engineering.
    Leading the charge for BIM adoption, Christopher has delivered successful projects for high-profile clients like Lucasfilm, The University of California system, and YouTube. Collaborating with tech giants like Gehry Technologies and Dassault Systèmes, Christopher directed cross-functional teams of architects, engineers, and contractors, producing truly remarkable projects in California, Nevada, and Texas.
    Christopher has instructed and coached Revit, Navisworks, and the full range of Autodesk online coordination tools. This strong background in technology allows Christopher to work through the most challenging hillside residential design or technical-commercial projects alike.
    When not problem-solving, Christopher will be out exploring, and learning something new.

  • Amanda Morris
    Amanda Morris
    Finance & Accounting

    Amanda is an expert-generalist that has lead finance and accounting teams with responsibilities covering a wide range of areas including ERP, cash flow and debt management, and strategic opportunity analysis.
    Amanda started her career in public accounting performing annual audits including SOX 404 audits at the height of the new legislation. This provided her valuable experience and insight to internal controls of a business and she continues to use these skills while leading finance, IT, human resource, and customer service teams.
    Over the years Amanda has sat on the Board of Directors working with private equity groups to help ensure that the company was moving in the direction with investment strategy. She has also sat on boards for volunteer organizations including the Institute of Management Accountant’s Small Business Financial & Regulatory Affairs Committee. Amanda was recognized for her contribution to the finance and accounting profession by being nominated for the IMA’s Young Professional Award.
    Amanda holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University and holds several certifications including being a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant,Chartered Global Management Accountant and being Certified in Production and Inventory Management through APICS.

  • Utsav Mukherjee
    Utsav Mukherjee
    VP of Operations & Legal

    Utsav has worked with some of the largest law firms in the world and advised multi-national companies like Bayer, Merck, Infosys, Standard Chartered and Goldman Sachs. He has over seven years’ experience across four different countries and holds a master of laws degree from Berkeley Law. He has worked intimately with companies of various stages and sizes and has advised on contract negotiations, business management, and operation strategies. In free time, he likes to read novels, hike, play table tennis, and video games.

  • Kevin Schicker
    Kevin Schicker
    VP of Global Talent

    With 24+ years in the staffing industry, Kevin’s leadership experience is in recruiting, culture building, sales, operations, change management and motivating teams. A dynamic team builder who translates corporate vision into business results and whose is passion is helping team members reach their personal and professional goals.

  • Aileen Joy Egot
    Global Talent Leader

    AJ (as she more commonly known) is an excellence-driven, results-oriented and high-energy professional with years of extensive experience in Global Recruitment, Sales, Billing, Technical, Customer Service, and People Management. She has proven ability to motivate employees to achieve optimum performance levels both in an in-office & remote work set-up. Her global recruitment experience includes full-cycle sourcing & recruiting for skilled consultants for digital engagement, customer support, linguistic and web analytic projects across 80 countries in 150 languages.

    She will brings her vast experience & expertise to lead the in-house recruiting at DE to achieve its' goals & help the company scale up in the global arena.

  • Nishant Bhalla
    Nishant Bhalla
    Director of Software Engineering

    Nishant is an IT leader with over 20 years of IT industry experience. Before coming to Design Everest, he was at Gartner, Inc as as Director of Engineering. At Gartner, Nishant was responsible for the Gartner.com and the Peer Insights platforms where he managed technology teams.

    Prior to joining Gartner, Nishant has assumed leadership roles in companies like IBM, Tech Mahindra and HCL Technologies.

  • Jessica Passage
    Jessica Passage
    Senior Customer Success Manager

    Jessica has over seven years of experience as a customer service and sales representative. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to client success and providing the highest professional standard. Jessica incorporates a disciplined work ethic, diligence, and commitment to each of her clients. She can relate to the customer due to going through her own personal projects. She always puts the customer first, making sure they understand the process from the start, making it a smooth transition from a closed deal to project completion. She is a go-getter when it comes to getting the deal done! She loves the outdoors and spends her time outside with her family when she has time.

  • David Yen
    David Yen
    Project Manager

    David received his Doctorate of Architecture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa back in 2012. For the last 11 years, he has worked in the field of design, architecture, and construction, focusing on high-end custom residential projects in San Francisco, the surrounding Bay Area, and in other parts of California.
    He has extensive experience and knowledge in all phases of architectural design, permitting, project management, and construction administration, which he puts to practice on a daily basis as a Project Manager for Design Everest. David is process-driven and methodical in approach, and appreciates the value of clear and open communication between parties. He is also trained in the use of traditional Japanese carpentry hand tools, and in the design and construction of Traditional Japanese heavy timber frame buildings for temple, tea house, and hybrid building typologies.
    When not working, David is dedicated to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also enjoys working on any of his many DIY home projects, and enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities with his family - from surfing the Pacific waters, to skiing in the Sierra Mountains, and adventuring anywhere in between and beyond.

  • Megha Luthra
    Global People Operations Leader

    Megha is an enthusiastic people operations professional who is passionate about growing teams and dreams. She has over 6 years of experience as an insightful recruiter who is driven by introducing amazing people to great opportunities.
    She takes pride in providing personalized and the best candidate experience possible. She holds an MBA in International Business and BA in Hispanic Studies.
    Outside of work, she loves planning her next travel itinerary, watching interior design/fixer-upper shows, exploring new cuisines and creating art.

  • Josh Saitelbach
    Josh Saitelbach
    UX Designer

    Josh is a Product and UX Designer focused on figuring out the right problems to solve and creating user-driven digital products. With 8 years of experience in Urban Design working for clients like Amazon, Apple, and Marriott, Josh brings his industry knowledge to help Design Everest innovate and create delightful experiences for clients and partners. Josh is inspired by the power of design and is passionate about building products that help users achieve their goals.
    Josh lives in Seattle with his husband and 2 dogs and is constantly trying to keep up with his home, built-in 1909.

  • Amar Prasad
    Amarendra Prasad, PE
    Principal Engineer

    Amar has been working first-hand on structures for over 25 years now. He received his education from IIT Delhi with a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering. He was inspired by his own family lineage of structural engineers to pursue his profession. Amarendra has built a variety of buildings, ranging from residential homes, to the Mongolian Airport, to even the UC San Francisco Baker Cancer Hospital. Amarendra is very dedicated and passionate about his work and aims to bring quality and technical accuracy to the structural engineering work at Design Everest. In his free time, Amar enjoys watching cricket, understanding current events, and going on trips with his family.

  • Ron Gonzales

    Ron Gonzales is the President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Silicon Valley Latinos. Gonzales is also Founder, Chairman and CEO of Presencia, LLC which provides marketing and sales consulting services. Gonzales has over 40 years of technology and public policy experience.
    He also served as Mayor of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley and the nation’s 10th largest city from 1999-2006. His achievements included nationally recognized initiatives for strong neighborhoods, improved public education, and effective solutions to affordable housing and regional transportation projects. Mayor Gonzales may be best known for championing the extension of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to San Jose and Silicon Valley. So much so that former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown nicknamed him “Mayor BART”.
    Before his election as Mayor, Gonzales worked as an executive with the Hewlett-Packard Company, in the areas of marketing, human resources, and corporate philanthropy.
    Gonzales served for eight years (1989-1996) on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. As a two-time mayor and member of the Sunnyvale City Council (1979-87),
    He currently serves as Board Member for SV@Home, Chair of the Silicon Valley Capital Club Board of Governors, and Board Member of KIPP Bay Area Public Charter Schools. He is married to Guisselle Nuñez and they live in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood.

  • David Scott
    David Scott

    David is a private equity and growth company investor with over 20 years of industry experience. He was most recently a partner at Oak Hill Capital, a leading mid-market private equity firm where he was responsible for originating, structuring, financing, and managing investments. His industry focus areas include global services and software businesses, where served as either a board member or board observer to more than a dozen organizations. He is a graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School and a B.A. in International Studies. He lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and two daughters.

  • Simon Westbrook
    Finance Consultant

    In 2009, Simon Westbrook founded and has since served as an officer of Aargo, Inc., a company specializing in financial consulting services to corporations in various tech-related industries. Prior to Aargo, Inc., Simon was CFO of Amber Networks, Inc., and the Chief Financial Officer of Sage, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAGI), a Silicon Valley company specializing in flat panel displays. Before joining Sage, Simon held a number of senior financial positions at Creative Technology (NASDAQ: CREAF), a leading PC multimedia company, and Atari Corp (AMEX: ATC), the video game and home computer company both in the USA and overseas. At various times, he has held positions as an advisory board member of the Silicon Valley Financial Executives Institute, and various technology start-up companies where he has assisted in strategic planning, fundraising, and team development. Simon is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Economics from Trinity College, Cambridge University.

  • Ramesh Raskar

    Ramesh Raskar is an Assoc. Prof. at MIT and is director of the Camera Culture group at MIT Media Lab. In his recent role at Facebook, he launched and led innovation teams in Digital Health, Health-tech, Satellite Imaging, TV bandwidth for Connectivity, VR/AR and 'Emerging Worlds' initiative for FB. His new focus is on building world-scale interfaces between societal systems and cyber-physical systems. They span research in physical (e.g., sensors, health-tech), digital (e.g., automating machine learning) and global (e.g., geomaps, autonomous mobility) domains. He received the Lemelson Award 2016, ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award 2017, Technology Review TR100 award 2004, Global Indus Technovator Award, top 20 Indian technology innovators worldwide 2003, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship award 2009 and Darpa Young Faculty award 2010. Others include Marr Prize honorable mention 2009, LAUNCH Health Innovation Award, presented by NASA, USAID, US State Dept+ NIKE, 2010, Vodafone WirelessInnovationAward (first place) 2011. He has received four MitsubishiElectricInventionAwards. His work has appeared in NYTimes, CNN, BBC, NewScientist, TechnologyReview, etc. He holds 82+ US patents. Specialties: Health-tech, Digital health, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Imaging, Optics, Displays, Sensors, Medical Imaging, RFID, Projector, VR-AR, Computation Photography, HCI, Tech-Transfer, Ventures, Startups.

  • Michael Hungerfor

    Michael is at the helm of Hungerford Properties’ development projects. Michael oversees all aspects of the portfolio’s residential and commercial developments from start to finish, including rezoning, design, planning, marketing, construction, financing, sales, and completion. In the two years alone, under Michael’s direction, Hungerford Properties’ developments have won over 15 national and regional awards, including best multi-family low rise development in British Columbia. Prior to joining Hungerford Properties 8 years ago, Michael was the Head of World Wide Business and Corporate Development & World Wide Sales Operations for eGain Communications (NASDAQ: EGAN), based in Palo Alto, California. As a founding executive, Michael grew eGain from a business plan to a publicly traded company; through 3 acquisitions totaling $250MM, capital raising of US$160MM, and a peak of US$53MM in annual sales with operations in over 30 countries.

  • Raj Katherashala
    Senior Project Manager

    Raj is a Construction Professional with almost 4 years experience in Project Management, Estimation, Procurement and Bid Coordination working on US Federal and State Government construction projects as well as hospital construction in India.
    He comes from a solid background of Construction Engineering and Management (Masters from NCSU) and has received certified training in Quality Management from US Army Corps of Engineers and Safety 30Hr by OSHA. Other than that he also has a year experience in Food Service Management. He believes in the bottom to top approach in understanding each and every piece of the puzzle to efficiently contribute towards the greater good of the business.
    He enjoys boxing, writing, and cooking; and is really into sports and art."

  • Saumya Bhargava
    Saumya Bhargava
    Senior Manager - Business & Legal Operations

    Saumya is a corporate lawyer and has previously worked at leading law firms. She has represented private equity funds as well as multinational corporations from different industries on a wide variety of commercial contracts and transactions, ranging from acquisitions and corporate restructuring to international equity and debt offerings. She has also advised on regulatory matters and represented clients in dispute resolution, which enables her to advise on business and legal issues from both commercial and litigation perspectives. Saumya likes to travel, paint, and play the piano.

  • Nitin Purswani
    Senior Marketing Manager

    Nitin has over 7+ years of experience with a global IT firm in marketing and sales, including client management, driving sales initiatives & managing Digital Marketing campaigns. He has also honed his skills working as an entrepreneur for two years. Before joining DE, he was working on multiple value-added projects. He has done MBA in Marketing & Sales from Pune. During his free time, he has an interest in learning new instruments and watching plays.

  • Peter Pavich
    Business Development Manager

    Peter has over 20 years of experience in sales and market development for both large and small organizations. Peter’s entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, and focus on channel sales led to a start-up acquisition of more than $100M. He has also worked with some of the country’s largest firms in the financial and asset management industries. Peter holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He enjoys traveling with his wife Dianne, cooking paella and playing a few musical instruments.

  • Zarna Barday, PE
    Senior Engineer

    California Licensed Professional Engineer with 9 years of experience in the design and construction of civil and structural engineering projects. She has worked in heavy industrial engineering, designing steel and concrete structures in the US and India. While working in urban infrastructure development in the bay area, she obtained her CA PE Civil license with Structural depth and Professional Certificate in Advanced Sustainable Management from UC Berkeley extension. She wants to progress in the field of sustainability and structural rehabilitation, help people plan efficiently and build long-lasting infrastructure and cost-effective structures with green building materials. Her work involved coordinating with various public agencies in the Bay area including MOD, SF, and SFPUC. She has also worked in designing a small residential sector in India with sustainable and locally sourced materials.

    Some of the past companies served- Urban Design Consulting Engineers, San Francisco and Walter P Moore Engineering, India Pvt Ltd.
    Notable work- Orascom Iowa Fertiliser Company,
    SFO Airport MTL, 1500 Mission St & Golden Gate Dog Park, Intersection improvements - SF Walmart, Bentonville.

    CA license number- C90040
    Chartered Engineer India
    Member ASCE
    Member ISSE

  • Dorothy Chung
    Darrick Lor, EIT
    Project Manager

    Darrick holds a degree in Structural Engineering from UC San Diego. Most of his experience comes from wood frame design projects for single-family homes throughout the Bay Area. As part of the engineering team at Design Everest, he will primarily focus on project delivery, project management, supplier relations, sales, and internal improvements. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and playing basketball.

  • Arpan Majumdar
    Senior Marketing Manager

    Arpan is a Civil Engineer and holds a degree in the fields of Finance and Marketing. Prior to joining Design Everest Arpan worked with large financial institutions in the areas of portfolio management and investment banking for over 3 years. He also has experience as an on-field Civil Engineer which aids his business acumen related to construction. At Design Everest, he is responsible for marketing initiatives and developing strategies for growth.

  • Erwin Mappatao
    Accounts Receivable and Collections Manager

    For nearly a decade now, Erwin has been managing accounts receivable operations including setting-up shared services in the Philippines. Early on in his career, he worked as a Credit Controller for the Financial Times, a UK-based publishing firm. From then on, he joined industries like due diligence firms, investment banking, telecommunications, SAAS and tech start-ups.
    He started being a consultant pre-COVID and his last role is Accounts Receivable Process excellence manager where vast of his works focus on enhancing and future-proofing processes. He is an accountancy graduate and is currently a sophomore law student.

  • Mēgan Malone
    Customer Success Manager

    Mēgan has 20 years of cumulative experience in developing and directing commercial property including construction operations and sales. Throughout her career, she has recognized the importance of relationship building and provides excellent communication and customer satisfaction. Her entrepreneurial spirit and love for construction provide the optimal experience for the client. Mēgan graduated from the University of Colorado. Outside of work, her favorite activity is walking on the beach and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Vidya K
    Senior Recruiter

    Vidya graduated in Philosophy from Miranda House, Delhi University. She has recruiting and employee management experience. Vidya has been volunteering throughout her university years. She is passionate about teaching & performing arts. In her free time, she likes traveling with her family and pursues badminton.

  • Greg Sheppard
    Greg Sheppard

    Greg is a Registered Architect licensed in California. He received his Bachelor of Arts of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
    Originally from North Carolina, Greg spent nearly 30 years practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area and now resides in Chicago. Greg has extensive experience in a wide range of project types, including single-family homes, high-rise residential, K-8 schools, light industrial, and building renovation and adaptive reuse. He is the go-to person for unique, complex projects with a high level of design. Past projects of interest are The Battery (social club), the Oakland Arena renovation and expansion, the Cathedral School for Boys expansion and renovation, and The Rafael Film Center, a historic Art Deco theater renovation. Greg strives to strike a balance between creative design solutions and solid technical know-how.
    Outside of work Greg’s passion is mostly anything related to motorcycles and of course his family.

  • Nanak Rajani
    Project Manager

    Nanak has completed his MBA from CIMR, Mumbai. He comes in with a total of 8 years of work experience across the construction and interior design industry.
    He specializes in project management focused on timely delivery and optimizing project budgets. Before joining DE, Nanak was working on multiple value-added projects with leading developers all across Mumbai, namely Raheja Corporation, Oberoi Realty among others.
    In his leisure time, he loves inculcating the habit of getting his son Ruhan familiar with football, as he himself is a die-hard Manchester United fan and would love seeing Ruhan playing football at the big stage someday.

  • Nithin David
    Nithin David
    Project Manager

    Nithin is a Construction Professional with almost 5 years experience in Project Management, Estimation, Procurement and Bid Coordination working on US Federal and State Government construction projects as well as the commercial building sector in India. He comes from a strong background of Construction Engineering and Management (Master's from NC State) and has received certified training in LEED from US Green Building Council by NC State and Safety 30Hr by OSHA.
    Additionally,Nithin also has experience in Roadway and Railway Engineering. He believes in Adaptive Project Framework technique which involves learning by iterative delivery and driven by a deep client involvement to efficiently contribute towards the growth of the business.
    He also enjoys cooking, music, movies, singing and is passionate about sports including basketball, badminton, tennis, table tennis poker and chess."

  • Sheena Sherrill Prakash
    Sheena Sherrill Prakash
    Software Developer

    Sheena is an innovative, task-driven professional with an experience of 3+ years of working in diverse industries, successfully identifying and providing the technological needs of the company. She is proficient in developing front-end features and functionalities, based on UI/UX standards. In her spare time, she likes to read, write, play indoor games and spend quality time with her cats.

  • Marek Kudla
    Senior Software Developer

    Marek has lived and worked in many places, including Germany, UK, and China. After spending six years on the East Coast pursuing his Ph.D., he moved to California to work at Cal. Big data and developing software involving machine learning and AI is the passion which he pursues fun and pure satisfaction coming from experimenting. To balance the intellectual side of life Marek enjoys running and gym in his spare time.

  • Lokesh Bulchandani
    Lokesh Bulchandani
    Project Manager

    Lokesh an engineer by profession, has completed his Master’s in Construction Management. With an experience of over a decade under his belt, he has worked in a wide array of fields in the AEC industry which encompasses projects such as residential, commercial, and Interiors among others. Having worked with big industry names such as Hindustan Unilever, Evershine group, and Paradigm Realty; he is well versed in project management and execution.
    In his free time, he loves to cook and is always ready with his suitcase for travel.

  • Beatriz Quintal
    Beatriz Quintal

    Bea is an experienced Recruitment Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy, IT and BPO industries. Her 10 years of experience in Recruitment includes finding global and local talents ranging from volume hiring for call center agents to managers in different specializations. She’s a team player who led teams in filling up requisitions for some of the biggest names in social media for various languages. In Design Everest she brings all her expertise in finding the right talent in our community sourcing and other in-house hiring.
    She’s currently based in Thailand and in her down time, enjoys exploring Bangkok or enjoying a quiet time on the islands.

  • Ankur Chandra
    Ankur Chandra
    Sales Operations & Analytics Manager

    Ankur is a driven risk seeker who aims high. He is fond of data and numbers, he enjoys unmasking the stories they have to tell and the secrets they hide. He can often be found reading, either for work or pleasure, and enjoys motion pictures, desires adventures, and routinely listens to music.
    Ankur attained his MBA qualification from IE Business School, Spain. He has also successfully cleared two levels of the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst program.
    Professionally, Ankur has a background in advisory and strategy development in financial services and FMCG industries. He brings with him experience in the e-commerce and digital marketing fields, and will be using his knowledge to further the DE growth story.

  • Michael Mallari
    Michael Mallari
    Sr. Recruiter

    Mike is a very unique talent recruiter who has 8 plus years of recruiting and sourcing experience. He earned a Certified People Sourcing Professional (CPSP) certification which proves his ability to find the best talent. At Design Everest, his main goal is to place the best talent in the organization in all teams.
    Outside work, he is a family man spending time with his wife and 4 kids every day. And he loves to play soccer, and currently coaches a local football club.

  • Shivaprasad Rai
    Project Manager

    Shivaprasad is a civil engineer and has +3 years of experience in the construction field as a civil site engineer, he has worked for both highrise commercial and highrise residential projects with prestigious clients. At Design Everest he will be working on delivery improvements and helping the team scale new heights in the AEC industry. He is a cricketer and he loves to explore places by motorcycle.

  • Jocelyn Soon
    Jocelyn Soon
    Customer Success Associate

    I'm a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in English Minor in Instructional Arts-Literature. I used to be an Educator for 2 years, I left because I can't help but be invested emotionally in the most vulnerable and marginalized groups of children. I realized that it's more peaceful to be a sponsor than to be in the forefront fighting for children who are deprived of their basic rights.
    I shifted careers and became a Business Process Associate in Fortune 500 BPO Companies for 12 years. When I became a mother 5 years ago, I decided to be a freelancer and work from home, where I worked as an Administrative Assistant, ISA and Property Manager in a Canadian Real Estate Company for 4 years.
    I am a newly hired Customer Sales Associate for DE. I'm very passionate about my work, because I value the trust and confidence that was given to me. It inspires me to go the extra mile and work with integrity. I handle accounts with utmost care paying close attention to detail as per clients' instructions, thereby ensuring customer satisfaction.During rest days, I love spending quality time with my little ball of thunder.

  • Nipunya Setia
    Marketing Program Manager

    Nipunya is a post-graduate from the University of Southern California. She holds a master’s degree in Marketing and Communication Management. Her educational background and experience allow her to gain an understanding of global audiences. At Design Everest, Nipunya aims at using the best marketing practices for organizational growth. In her free time, she likes to travel, explore new food and catch up with friends/family.

  • Shubham Chauhan
    Shubham Chauhan
    Software Developer

    Shubham has joined DE as a Front-end Developer. He is from Pune,India and has completed his Masters in Computer Science and has over 2 years of experience in Front-end in developing Web and Mobile applications. In his free time he enjoys playing Video games or watching Football.

  • Naina Tiwari
    HR Generalist

    Naina has 5+ years of experience in a Human Resource Business Partner role. She is managing recruiting process at Design Everest. She scouts & recruits talent for various roles. She has done MBA in Human Resource and Industrial Relations. Naina’s loves interacting with people. She likes reading, travelling and cooking in her free time.

  • Andrew Guan
    Guo Liang (Andrew) Guan, SE
    Senior Structural Engineer

    Andrew is a licensed Civil and Structural Engineer in California. He received his Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Structural from the University of California at Berkeley. With more than 8 years of structural engineering experience in design of building structures, construction administration, and project management. Andrew has extensive experience in design of many type of projects, including new construction and remodel of single family house, multifamily building, commercial building, institutional building, tenant improvement projects. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing with his daughters.

  • Jasmine Moreno
    Jasmine Moreno
    Business Development Representative

    Jasmine has 12 years sales experience and in that time she has managed and trained several teams of sales representatives. She also carry many other licenses such as her real estate license, phlebotomy license and is a notary public.
    She decided to stay in the field of sales and has worked as a realtor for the past 5 years in resale and new developments while simultaneously managing a sales team and overseeing an office which covered all of Imperial County.
    She recently started my work from home journey and thinks its great. She started with online marketing and telephone sales and now has the opportunity to grow with Design Everest. In her spare time she likes to binge watch shows but has very little time to do that because as she is a wife and mother which she loves. Jasmine believes that hard work and consistency are the keys to success in all parts of life.

  • Tushar Mittal
    Tushar Mittal
    Project Manager

    Tushar is an architect, author, and sustainability consultant with professional experience of over seven years. An alumnus of the National University of Singapore, he has worked in both private and public institutions in India and Singapore. He brings his expertise in 'regenerative architecture' and experience in handling mega-scale projects to the team. He has been involved in research on 'Additive Manufacturing' with academia and won A' Design Award 2018 in Milan and has served as a guest jury at the National University of Singapore.
    Tushar is the author of "Beyond Sustainability: moving towards regenerative design". Tushar loves to delve into urban farming, cooking, and travel to far-off places when he's not managing projects for Design Everest.

  • Ruel Arañez Jr
    Ruel Arañez Jr
    Customer Success Associate

    Ruel dedicated the 5 years of his life in the BPO industry having exceptional customer service skills as a Sales and Retention Trainer. Throughout his career, he has been motivated to provide exceptional customer service experience and has been an innovative trainer who is constantly developing new ways to make call center employees more efficient. He also thrives in fast-paced and high-pressure work environments. Ruel likes music and has been part of a large cultural dance group in his town.

  • Akanksha Akhouri
    Project Manager

    Akanksha has pursued her Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Planning and has an overall experience of 6 years in design and project management. She has learned to think independently and work collaboratively to solve a wide range of customer problems. Before joining DE, Akanksha has worked as a Design Manager at INOX Leisure Limited, where she was extensively involved in the design development and administration stage while she groomed her skills in Project Management.
    Having an Architectural background along with experience in project management, we are hoping that Akanksha will add a new dimension to our PM team and will help us grow even stronger as we look towards the future.
    She is also an avid dancer. While being trained in classical dancing, she has developed a knack for various other dance forms like freestyle Bollywood and contemporary. She regularly indulges herself in recreational sports like badminton and swimming, which is also a part of her regular fitness regime.

  • Sandeep Ravi
    Sandeep Ravi
    Project Manager

    Sandeep is a Construction Manager based out of India having completed his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and has an overall experience of 4 years with a demonstrated history of overseeing the planning, monitoring & closeout phases of construction projects. Before joining DE Sandeep worked as a Jr Project Manager at a construction firm that works on government & private projects. He has technical as well as managerial experience.

  • Ray Saavendra
    Ray Saavendra
    Software Engineer
    Ray is a senior software engineer with over 8 years of experience. His main focus is web development, both backend and frontend development. He loves learning new things and taking up new challenges. Ray is also passionate about fitness, he spends most of his free time in the gym/running/biking.

  • Akshat Dayal
    Akshat Dayal
    Project Manager

    Akshat is a licensed architect with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. He comes with professional experience of 11 years with a demonstrated history of working on Multi scope projects both in technical and managerial roles in India & the Middle-east. Before joining DE, Akshat was an associate in an interdisciplinary design studio where he was part of collaborative experiments blurring boundaries between architecture, interior design, furniture design, branding, & retail.
    Earlier in his career, Akshat has been involved with large-scale Institutional/Public use projects for a few of India's premier campuses where he gained valuable expertise in the domain of Architecture, Structure, MEP Services, Cost analysis, Client Management, and Project Management. He is a strong advocate of the collaborative design movement and believes that the work environment should be inclusive. As part of the project management team at Design Everest, he will primarily focus on project delivery & project management, for multi-scope projects. He is an avid traveler and a passionate home baker/chef.

  • Sophi Paul
    Sophi Paul
    Business Development Representative

    Sophi has over 20 years experience in sales and internet marketing in a wide variety of industries. Her honesty and attention to detail are only superseded by her passion for following every project through and doing it with a genuine smile. She believes that trust, communication, and respect are the foundations of every interaction and this integrity reflects in every level of her work. Sophi's drive to treat others the way she wishes to be treated leads her to take personal responsibility for each project she takes on with the goal of exceeding expectations. In her personal life, Sophi volunteers with Habitat For Humanity, Red Rover, and a few other non-profit organizations.

  • Shreya Narayan
    Shreya Narayan
    Legal consultant

    Shreya is a lawyer and has previously worked with litigation offices. She is currently running her independent legal practice in Delhi, India. She has experience in areas of general corporate, commercial and civil law practice, with significant exposure to commercial laws. Shreya is an avid foodie and likes to travel and explore new destinations.

  • Adarsh K
    Adarsh K
    Sr. Customer Success Associate

    Adarsh is an optimistic and enthusiastic professional with over 7 years of experience in Sales and Customer Service. He is skilled at developing the right action for each of his client's unique needs and committed to helping them choose the best products or services. When he is not working, he enjoys listening to music and watching movies.

  • Kaustubh Deepak Sarpotdar
    Kaustubh Deepak Sarpotdar
    Project Manager

    Kaustubh Sarpotdar is a licensed Structural Engineer and has worked in the spectrum ranging from consulting, EPC, Real Estate to PSUs & Railway Infrastructure over the last 11 years.
    Before associating with the DE, he was working as Manager (Design) in the MIRDC, a venture organization of the State Government of Maharashtra and the Ministry of Railways. During this tenure, he planned, designed, and delivered infrastructure projects such as bridges, Railway stations, vehicular underpasses, etc. He was also involved in the project strategy and feasibility analysis of the techno-commercial aspects of the new projects.

  • Nittish Calhotra
    Nittish Calhotra
    Project Manager

    Nittish is a civil engineering professional with a master's in structures offering 12 years of comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities associated with construction, project management, Quality assurance & control of Aviation and real estate infrastructures. He has gained expertise in the domain of project planning & management, Construction management, Quality assurance & control, stakes holder management, project coordination, MIS reporting.
    In addition, he is a certified fitness & lifestyle professional who loves to train people with fitness goals. He is an artist who loves to do sketches and cook for his family & friends.

  • Akshi Maheshwari
    Akshi Maheshwari
    Project Manager

    Akshi has a Masters in Structural Engineering & Mechanics from the University of California Davis. She has more than 4 years of experience in Property Condition Assessment and Construction project management. She brings in her perspective of working with general contractors and sub-contractors in the Bay Area and India. She has performed planning, budgeting, and implementation of new construction and tenant improvements for prominent mixed-use, multi-family, housing, education, hospital, and tech campuses. Beyond her work, she likes to travel and play music on her piano and sitar.

  • Shrey Nigam
    Shrey Nigam
    Project Coordinator

    Shrey is a Construction Professional with over 4 years of experience in the construction industry specializing in Project Management, Structural execution as well as niche activities like Waterproofing. He has previously worked with organizations such as Samsung C&T, Pidilite Industries and was most recently associated with GreenCell Mobility which works in the domain of Electric Vehicles.
    After completing his Civil Engineering, he did post graduation in Construction Management from NICMAR. He believes that a person/organization must evolve with time and changing Industrial trends to sustain and grow. He is very passionate about physical fitness and is a avid follower of combat sports and also enjoys going on occasional Treks

  • Sai Santosh Mudaliar
    Sai Santosh Mudaliar
    Project Manager

    Sai Santosh Mudaliar is an Architectural Project Manager with a decade long experience in the Architectural & Construction industry. He has a post grad Masters in Construction Management & has graduated as an Architect from Mumbai in India.
    He has worked with some of the largest & highly published Architectural practices like Morphogeneis, DSP Designs & Sanjay Puri based out of India. In his tenure he has been involved in multiple Residential, Commercial, Mixed Use, Healthcare, Masterplan Project Typologies right from the very concept stage all the way to getting these projects executed till they were handed over to the end client.
    In his free time Sai loves to cook, landscape in his balcony, go out for Motorcycle Rides, Travel & Explore various locations across the globe to be able to experience varied local arts, crafts, tradition, culture, cuisine & landscapes.
    He is an amateur singer & loves to spend his time in the woods as much as he can, a total nature enthusiast & has an in-built love for trekking & hiking occasionally through the western ghats in Maharashtra & northern peaks of the Himalayas.

  • Hannah Lyn
    Hannah Lyn
    Customer Success Associate

    Hannah Lyn is an optimistic and enthusiastic professional with over 7 years of experience as Customer Service Support and Sales Representative in the Business Process Outsourcing and Real Estate Industry. Her drive and dedication to provide exceptional customer service experience allows her to exceed customer expectations and provide excellent service.
    She is passionate about developing and maintaining strong relationships centered on trust with each of her customers. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her dogs.

  • Pranay Wasnik
    Pranay Wasnik
    Project Manager

    Pranay is based out of Mumbai and has completed his Master's degree in Structural Engineering. He has an overall experience of 9 years with a background of working in the Structural Design, Architectural planning, Interiors & Construction industry in India. Before joining DE Pranay worked as a Project Manager at Varian Medical Systems, a company manufacturing Radiation Oncology machines for treating Cancer, where he provided Construction, Architecture, Interior & furniture design, and management services. As a Project Manager in the company, he had been in Technical as well as the Sales roles. He believes in a collaborative and friendly working environment. Pranay loves to Travel, play Video Games and watch Formula 1 racing in his spare time.

  • Akash Verma
    Akash Verma
    Project Manager

    I am a licensed Architect by profession with over 7+ years of experience in the Project Management sector. I have expertise in handling design & execution of large scale commercial & residential projects. Before joining the DE family, I was working with Colliers- India as Design Manager. Over the years in the field, I have completed projects with eminent brands like Holiday Inn, Hilton, Oppo & Amazon.
    Apart from the work front, I have been a professional cricketer for my state and still continue to play at district level on the weekends so as to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Also, I indulge in travelling and watching movies with my better half in leisure time.

  • Jeffrey Bolido
    Jeffrey Bolido
    Customer Success Associate

    Jeffrey is an optimistic and enthusiastic professional with over 9 years of experience in Sales and Customer Service. He is skilled at developing the right action for each of his client's unique needs and is committed to helping them choose the best products or services. When he is not working, He enjoys playing basketball and watching motivational movies

  • Katherina Tsui
    Katherina Tsui

    Katherina has almost 5 years of experience as a Recruiter. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Development Management and ungraduate Master’s Management. She has been exposed to different industries throughout her career. She started her career in a fast-paced Global BPO company in the Philippines.

  • Nathaniel Johnn Manzano
    Nathaniel Johnn Manzano
    Customer Success Associate

    Hannah Lyn is an optimistic and enthusiastic professional with over 7 years of experience as Customer Service Support and Sales Representative in the Business Process Outsourcing and Real Estate Industry. Her drive and dedication to provide exceptional customer service experience allows her to exceed customer expectations and provide excellent service.
    She is passionate about developing and maintaining strong relationships centered on trust with each of her customers. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, travelling and spending time with her dogs.

  • Tyler Ong
    Tyler Ong
    Business Development Representative

    Tyler has been in customer relationship management for 15 years focusing on North America dealing with customer service, technical support, back-office support, financial and product support. With another 8 years as an executive assistant, account manager, project manager, recruitment, payroll and management. Right now, his main focus is delivering business opportunities to Design Everest by coordinating with contractors, property managers, architects and other companies. He will serve as a conduit empowering more businesses to collaborate with Design Everest in delivering a proactive and collaborative approach, which is essential for a better project execution

  • Dilip G
    Dilip G
    Talent Sourcer

    Dilip started his career as a Process Associate and directed his professional path to recruitment and hiring. Dilip has over 3+ years of experience in sourcing, hiring, training and development. Dilip is data-driven and an insightful recruiter who has worked in private start-ups to public fortune 500 companies, and has grown his skills in full-cycle recruiting, strategic, sourcing, and high volume sourcing. He loves exploring, travelling, experimenting and spending time with friends.

  • Vinay Kumar
    Vinay Kumar
    Senior Data and BI Engineer

    Vinay has 15+ years of experience in Data Analytics and visualization with various BI and analytics platforms in Retail (Target/ BELK/ BBBY) and Supply Chain domain (GT Nexus - Infor). He has expert knowledge on Datawarehouse and BI customer experience. He is very passionate about data and the story it tells. He is certified in Azure Data Factory, Power BI and Tableau.

  •  Andrew Derek
    Andrew Derek
    Customer Success Associate

    Andrew has over 5 years of working experience in a Marketing and Sales environment. Customer Satisfaction is his main priority. Being Naturally Curious he has an appreciation of novelty and a strong urge to explore, discover and grow.
    In his free time, he enjoys traveling, reading Military and Historical Fiction, playing Video Games, and learning about the secrets of the universe.

  •  Andrew Derek
    Veeramahes R R
    Project Management

    Veeramahes holds a degree in Civil Engineering and has 15 years of Experience in design and project Management. Before Joining DE, Veeramahes was associated with major brands like JLL, Archetype, Bilfinger, Tebodin, Lanco and Aditya Birla Group where he supported especially European as well as Japanese Clients to set up their facilities in and around India. Veeramahes has hands on experience in handling projects starting from Site feasibility studies, Design management, tender management and Construction support. He has an expert level certification in MS Projects and he loves to prepare his own schedule for all his projects. He is very focused on delivering projects within the agreed timeline and budget.

  • Tolani Folaranmi
    Tolani Folaranmi
    Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer

    Tolani is a Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer. with over 6 years of experience in building resilient secure and highly scalable cloud infrastructures. Prior to joining Design Everest, Tolani has worked for companies like Coca-Cola & NTT Data Inc.
    Holding positions as Linux System Administrator and most recently as Senior DevOps Engineer Prior to joining Design Everest. Throughout his career Tolani has developed a solid understanding and passion for solving business problems with cloud solutions. In his free time he enjoys running, biking & traveling.

  • Christopher Manuel
    Christopher Manuel
    UI Developer

    Christopher is a experienced full-stack developer with 7+ years of experience in the industry. He has been to different companies and has been able to utilize his skills while learning new things and being proud of all his accomplishments. In his free time, he enjoys playing Video Games or watching Anime.

  • Christopher Manuel
    Russ delos Santos
    Software Developer

    Russ is a software engineer with over four years of experience focused in product development. He strives to learn and improve day by day in his craft by exploring new technologies and polishing the ones he already knows. During his free time, he either plays video games, goes to the gym, or rides his bike.

  • Leo Paolo Dionisio
    Leo Paolo Dionisio
    UI Developer

    Paolo is a software development professional bringing more than 5 years in software design, development, and integration. He has expertise in requirement gathering and analysis, architectural, component, UI/UX, and development for web-based and mobile applications. Additionally, he loves to travel and discover new places.

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