"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, CEO.
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.
Matthew is a CA Licensed Professional Engineer with experience designing residential projects all over the city of San Francisco, specifically focusing on retrofitting seismically-hazardous structures. Now, with Design Everest, he oversees the engineering team and works to create improvements within the company and the industry. In his free time, he enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and board games.
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
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.
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.
Vern J. Wulfekuhle is a Registered Architect licensed in California, Arizona and Utah. Vern is NCARB
Vern received a Bachelors or Arts and a Bachelors of Architecture from Iowa State University and completed his architectural internship with firms in the Midwest where he benefited from the experience of working on a wide variety of project types. His first project after graduating, a shelter for abused women and their children, received an AIA Regional Design award. Vern was highly involved in the renovation and restoration of several historic properties including the Wisconsin State Capitol. Eventually Vern settled in Arizona where he founded a small Architecture firm specializing in high-end custom homes, urban infill and multi-family residential developments. Prior to joining Design Everest, Vern was a founding member of an Architecture and Engineering firm in Salt Lake City.
With more than 23 years of experience, Vern’s portfolio encompasses many project types. He has experience with numerous commercial projects, from new office buildings to master planning and sequencing of renovations for a major bank. Projects have included hotels, museums, restaurants, single family homes and multi-family developments. He views each project as a chance to learn something new which can be a benefit to the next project – no matter the project type. Building on his experience in healthcare design, Vern successfully turned two failing senior healthcare agencies into leaders in the industry.
Vern’s passion for creating innovative design solutions which are functional and efficient combined with
his experience in Operations led him to his new role as Director of Architecture at
CA License: C – 37670
AZ License: 48162
UT License: 10982710-0301
NCARB Certificate: 64393
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.
Kelsey has pursued a bachelors degree in Structural Engineering from UC San Diego. During her time at UCSD, she worked for the Structural Laboratory for two years, assisting in the construction of structures for Professors. After graduation, she worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager for large commercial projects here in the Bay Area. Most recently, Kelsey helped start and manage a volunteer startup in Medellin, Colombia where we provided internet service to the underserved communities. Although she has an engineering degree, she has always gravitated towards Project Management. In her free time, she loves to go to the beach and spend time with her two Great Danes.
Romain Curtis is a California Licensed Architect. He studied architecture in France and at the California Polytechnic University of Pomona. He earned his Master of Architecture from the École d’Architecture de Paris la Défense. During his career, he was also licensed in France and Texas. He greatly supports the green construction movement, is a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council, and a Certified Green Point Rater for Built It Green. Romain was a member of the Emergency Architect nonprofit organization and with them taught an architecture class and spent the summer of 2004 at the Kabul Polytechnic University in Afghanistan.
These past ten years, Romain has been managing his residential studio and with it remodeled and designed more than five hundred houses in the greater Bay Area. Before transitioning to residential design, Romain used to work in retail architecture and has designed stores in about fifteen different states. As part of Design Everest’s Architectural Design Advisory Board, Romain helps with growth, quality control, and design.
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.
Shellye is on Board Director for Design Everest she is the former CEO of MetricStream. Under Archambeau's 14 years of leadership, MetricStream has been recognized for growth, product innovation, and customer success, and has been consistently named a leader by leading independent analyst firms. In April 2013, Archambeau was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider. She previously held senior positions with IBM during a 15-year-long career there. In addition to Design Everest, Shellye also serves as an independent board director at Nordstroms and Verizon.
Swaroop has put clients first throughout his career. Be it as an enterprise salesperson, M&A lawyer, or data scientist, Swaroop prides himself in taking a painstaking approach to understanding the clients' needs and crafting a customized solution. Previously, he worked as a Corporate Associate at Skadden Arps, Account Executive at Achievable, and Senior Analyst at Compass Lexecon. In his free time, Swaroop likes to travel, hike, and play sports.
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.
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 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.
Pitor with a background in civil engineering, Dr. Moncarz has worked in the areas of reinforced and prestressed concrete, concrete distress due to material problems and adverse conditions, cracking of concrete, wood mechanics, steel structures, earthquake engineering and seismic assessments, field and analytical structural failure investigations, structural analyses of transmission towers, and investigations of ship and offshore platform failures. Dr. Moncarz is a Stanford Certified Project Manager skilled at providing means and methods to project and program organization and management. Dr. Moncarz is an Adjunct Professor in the Civil Engineering Department of Stanford University. He is Chairman and Co-Founder of the U.S.-Polish Trade Council of Silicon Valley, vice president of the Polish American Engineers Council of North America, and chairman of ElectroMobility Poland SA.
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.
Malki is a corporate lawyer and was previously working as a Post-Bar Law Clerk at a one of the largest carbon manufacturers and distributors in California. She has experience in M&A, Corporate litigation and has dealt with various legal issues related to commercial contracts, transactions, intellectual property, corporate governance and related areas. Malki obtained her Master of Laws degree (LL.M) from the UC Berkeley, School of Law and has completed her bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of London, UK.
She is in the Legal and Operations team at Design Everest and is mainly focusing on operations, legal and sales compliance, risk management and corporate governance.
In her leisure time she loves watching movies, to travel, explore and learn about different cultures and also to try out different restaurants and cuisines. She also enjoys rowing (sport) and going for hikes during the weekends and whenever she gets a free time.
Atul has over 7 years experience engineering modular steel structures against static and dynamic loads. He has been associated with some of the world's leading engineering firms and EPC contractors and has worked with several domestic and international clients and design codes in a wide variety of projects. He is well versed with the AEC industry and understands client expectations. He brings invaluable experience to the team.
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.
Ronak is a civil engineering graduate with 8 years of experience as a structural engineer, specializing in residential & commercial projects across the globe including several high-rise buildings.
He also has ample experience in construction administration and has always been drawn towards Project Management. His strong sense of empathy and service-oriented mindset will help improve the overall client experience in delivering project requirements.
He is a huge dance and sports enthusiast. So in his free time, he is either dancing, cooking or enjoying his game of Cricket, Snooker, Pool or Tennis.
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.
Shirin has expertise in implementing and managing efficient and effective hiring processes. She has recruiting experience in diverse industries, that has allowed her to develop an ability to source and spot talent. Employee experience and satisfaction are at the utmost priority for her. She holds a Master's in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Shirin’s excellent people management skills and self-driven nature helps Design Everest to acquire talented individuals to make an impact in the AEC industry. She actively pursues hiking, running, and yoga.
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.
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.
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.
Parnika is User Experience(UX) Designer at Design Everest with over 4 years of experience & has worked on varied domains within the IT industry. Armed with a Masters degree in Human-Computer Interaction, she has been working on Design Hub, a project management platform where all stages of home building and repairs can be encouraged through collaboration with structural engineers by using design research, interaction design and user experience to help users track their projects faster. She applies design thinking to inform broader product strategies, diving deep into to design to create delightful product experiences based on user insights and business goals.
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.
Parthavi is an Architectural Project Manager who brings in 15+ years of diverse experience that includes universal design, design-build, and construction administration. She is a solutions-oriented team player with a passion for Architecture, Interior Design, and Set Design. Her architectural portfolio includes civic, affordable & senior housing, hospice, mix-use, corporate, retail, residential, and tenant improvements. She has managed the construction administration phase for Arcata-Eureka ARFF facility, value engineering and schematic design for senior and affordable housing renovations in East bay, specifications and construction design for VA, and space planning for retails like ROSS stores and ACE hardware. Her diverse practice both in India and the US have proved to be a valuable base of knowledge for the multi-faceted field of design. Parthavi has a bachelor’s in architecture from IED and Post-Graduation in Filmmaking from prestigious FTII. She has done her internship from an award-winning design firm Sangath with Pritzker winner Architect B. V. Doshi and later worked with his associates & colleagues. She shares Design Everest’s vision of being a bridge to create a smoother transition between architecture, client, and technology. In her free time, Parthavi enjoys working on filmmaking, photography, hiking, and community organizing. She has a love for historic architecture around the world, which she is re-discovering through her travels.
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.
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.
Stephanie is passionate about searching and acquiring industry-specific talents to fit the technical requirements and company culture. She is a charismatic all around people person seeking to fit the right talent to the right role to achieve company success.
Tajni is passionate about helping and teaching small business owners to follow the dream that led them to start and run their own successful and long-lasting businesses. She and her team focus on client bookkeeping and payroll, tax preparation and planning, and she has even worked with the IRS as a volunteer. In her free time Tajni is a musician and leads a band, she loves to read, exercise sparingly, and spend time with her family.
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.
Ashvi is a civil engineering graduate with Specialization in Infrastructure Development, her prior experience has been in the Planning & Monitoring division for the Highways industry. She has been a fan of all kinds of Infrastructure and Architecture around her and has wanted to pursue Construction Project Management since her Engineering days. As an aspiring construction management professional, she will be working on delivery improvements and helping the team scale new heights in the AEC industry. She also loves creating art and likes indulging in dancing, painting, and singing.
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.
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.
Anuroop is a Btech Civil Engineering graduate from IIT Guwahati. He has been working in the AEC Industry for over 4 Years. At his previous organization, he focused on marketing initiatives for air pollution awareness. Education and experience combined have given him a deep understanding of clients in the AEC Industry. In his free time, he enjoys exploring new places away from the city, plays high-intensity sports and read books.
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."
Sayan comes with more than 13 years of professional experience spanning across the technology and FMCG industries. He hails from a solid background in key account management, business development, and marketing of technology product and services.
At Design Everest, Sayan handles the project management function, aligning project objectives with company goals and fosters partnership with customers and stakeholders. An out and out startup professional, Sayan's holistic experience in strategic planning, customer acquisition, customer engagement and retention, delivery and risk management ensures that he understands the entire gamut of activities involved in the lifecycle of a project. Sayan loves to delve into books, music, food, and travel when he's not managing projects for Design Everest.
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."
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.
Yeshan has over 4 years of experience in Sales and Marketing and his expertise is predominantly derived through his engagement with both start-ups and multinational organizations. While he is currently an International Business Management student who is parallelly reading for CIM, his core competencies are towards strategic planning and customer communication. He also excels in the crucial ability in understanding and translating customer requirements.
Yeshan is a passionate believer in the ethics of project management and is quite comfortable in being an engaging participant in the workflows.
Away from a work setting, while his interests are diverse, Yeshan finds solace in being a sportsperson and traveling for pleasure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jillian is originally from Minnesota and graduated from St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, MN. Post-college. She moved to Los Angeles and started her career working for a high-end residential contractor, building custom homes. She has extensive experience of working at one of the largest Architecture firms in the world and being the West Coast Regional Manager for an Acoustic product manufacturer.
Her unique, well-rounded background in the building industry helps clients realize the full potential of their projects. Currently, she is working on an ADU project of her own. In her free time, she enjoys being outside and soaking up all San Diego has to offer with her husband, 1-year-old daughter, and their golden retriever.
Ayush has over 3 years of experience with leading digital marketing firms. In these roles, he planned and delivered various online marketing programs in various industries globally. He holds a degree in B. Tech engineering and has many digital marketing certifications including Google, Bing, and Facebook Blueprint. He likes to play outdoor sports especially Football and Volleyball, Hike, Travel reading novels and watch suspense thrillers.
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.
Kriti started her career as a Biomedical Engineer in one of the leading hospitals in India & brings with her an experience of 8+ years. She has extensive knowledge of the medical sector coupled with expertise in Digital Marketing and Business Development. She was an entrepreneur for more than 3 years before joining DE. Kriti is an avid social media buff , loves reading and graphic designing!
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.
Tim is a licensed California architect and a member of the American Institute of
Architects. He received his architecture degree at the University of Southern California
which included a study abroad program in Como, Italy. His NCARB certification allows
licensure through reciprocity to all 50 states and Canada.
Tim brings over 25 years of experience managing projects that include single-family and multifamily residential, retail, office, mixed-use, health clubs, office, faith-based, event centers, and airports. He has proven expertise in managing clients that include homeowners, investors, national builders, retail tenants, commercial developers, public agencies, and nonprofits. Tim has served as the single point of contact through all phases of delivery from concept design through construction administration. He is an expert in connecting with clients, identifying specific needs of their projects, and assembling a multi-disciplinary team of designers, engineers, and contractors. As a Senior Client Manager at Design Everest, Tim works with clients and prepares design and technical information to be sent to design and engineering professionals. Tim’s collaborative process helps to ensure a path forward to achieve his client’s goals. On weekends Tim enjoys test driving cars, exploring bike trails along the southern California coastline, and attending his kid’s club soccer tournaments in Orange County.
With almost 2 decades of experience in the Interior Design Build industry, Rajiv co-founded an Interior Design Company in Mumbai, India where he led projects such as high-end homes, commercial spaces, restaurants, and fashion & retail establishments. His work on these projects encompassed the full range of interior architecture services and project management. In 2012 he started India’s 1st luxury property management company which specialized in providing Butler services and personalized janitorial services for luxury properties where he employed a team of 300 people. After moving to SF bay in 2020 he worked with a Design-Build firm as a design consultant cum project manager and also started a course in Construction Management at UCLA. At Design Everest his goal is to deliver high-quality AEC services through the help of DE's technology.
Shankar is a versatile Sales Professional with a rich experience of over 6 years in sales and business development across architecture and finance industry. His core expertise lies in sales forecasting, sales process management, strategic planning, monitoring trends and capitalising on emerging opportunities. Outside of work he has been involved in volunteering for many social causes especially related to environment & animal welfare. He loves travelling and is a sports & fitness enthusiast.
Amir Abbas belongs to Kashmir and has completed his Bachelors from University of Kashmir and MBA from University of Bangalore with dual specialization in Human Resources and Marketing.
He has been certified by University of Ireland and has been working in Talent Acquisition for the past 4 years. He has been associated with the hiring for multiple prestigious infrastructure projects in Doha, Kuwait, Sudan, UK and India. He was first point of contact for all Doha Metro hiring in India. He enjoys Cooking, Singing, and Gardening in his free time.
With Experience spanning over 10 years as a Licensed Architect in India, through an array of projects, extensive association with Corporates, and her practice as an entrepreneur, Ishita has always focused on versatility and consistency throughout her journey.
Before joining DE, she has honed her skills in the field of Architecture – Residential, Industrial and Commercial, Interiors – Hospitality, Residential, Commercial, Retail, and Turnkey contracts.
Ishita specializes in Project Management focused on timely delivery and optimizing Project budgets. She is proficient at understanding Client requirements and perceptions.
Ishita is also an Empanelled Juror at Schools of Architecture in Mumbai. In her leisure time, she loves to delve into adventure sports, travel, music, and food.
Anirban graduated top of his class in his undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Philosophy at Presidency University, Kolkata and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been invited by the Indian Social Sciences and Humanities Congress to present his research work, which has been accepted for publication. Anirban has also pursued martial arts and holds a brown belt in Shotokan karate. In his free time, he enjoys experimental cooking and reading fiction.
Sonal is a Software Engineer at Design Everest. She studied Computer Science at UC San Diego. Sonal has worked on websites, web apps, and mobile apps for the past 3 years. She enjoys working with big data as a full-stack engineer. At Design Everest, Sonal works with API integrations, big data, and improves the website. In her spare time, Sonal likes to play the guitar, read, and exercise.
Gulnaz is a CRM operations enthusiast with 7 years of experience with top-notch oral and written communication, active listening, and analytical problem-solving skills. In her previous roles, she has enhanced customer experience by employing service-oriented behavior, understanding customer desires, and providing solutions to build loyalty. She has done her MBA in Marketing and holds a Literature degree from Delhi University. She loves to interact with new people, likes reading and listening to music in her free time.
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.
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.
Palak has over 4 years of experience with exceptional customer service skills as a Cabin Crew member in the Airline industry and has a year of experience as a Sales representative. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to provide exceptional customer service experience at the highest professional level and has been passionately committed to her work.
She’s a people person and always puts in her 100% to establish an impressive professional relationship with her clients.
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.
Tara pursued a bachelor’s degree in English from UC Santa Barbara. She has varied & extensive work experience in sales and telemarketing. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and visiting new restaurants.
Design Everest works closely with architects, builders, engineers, property managers to bring real success to each and every project that we take on for design and structural integrity and engineering. We have partnered with architects, engineers, builders who are always working with us in a collaborative manner to deliver true success and quality to each and every project that we undertake. Delivering on-time and ensuring high quality of engineering and design services. Our team works in close coordination with all of our affiliates and partners to ensure that each project has a high success rate. Having completed over 4000+ projects in our 14+ years history, we have had excellent success rate and very high ratings by our clients across all types of projects.