Who we are

Kalzoom Advisors is a leading consulting firm with focus on transforming businesses. We work closely with top executives and entrepreneurs to advise them in defining the long term digital vision, concrete strategies to drive business growth and build shareholder value, redefining business models and bringing technology & process innovation with focus on customer needs, market trends & future growth levers.

We have brought together some of the best minds in Technology, Finance and Manufacturing to create enviable value for our clients

Kalzoom is a joint venture between 5F World and The Chesapeake Group. We have an India and USA footprint. We actively leverage the strength of our Joint Venture partners to work seamlessly together as one firm to serve our clients

The Kalzoom Team

Ganesh Natarajan

Founding Director

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan has over 30 years of Industry experience including 25 years as CEO for Aptech & Zensar Technologies. His expertise areas are Manufacturing, Information Technology Franchising and Education. He is a PhD from IIT-Bombay and an alumnus of NITIE and Harvard Business School.
He has led Innovation and Knowledge Management Initiative nationally for CII and NASSCOM and has been Chairman of NASSCOM and NASSCOM Foundation. Case studies on Ganesh and Zensar have been developed and taught at the Harvard Business School.

Ganesh Natarajan

Founding Director

Douglas
Land

Founding Director

Mr. Land has been a financial and economic consultant since 1981. For the past 19 years he has assisted public and private firms in all phases of business start-up and growth including feasibility studies, business-plan preparation, equity funding, debt funding, private placements structuring, and initial public offerings. A member of the Board of Directors of several client companies, he is also the founder of Economic Analysis Group (Washington, DC). Mr. Land was formerly an executive of Hambro Resource Development Incorporated, an affiliate of Hambros Bank of London, UK. He has BA in Economics, and an MBA and MA in International Relations from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Douglas Land

Founding Director

Ipsita
Nayak

Business Head

Ipsita Nayak has 12 plus years of experience in marketing and public relations across multiple industries. She has held multideciplinary roles in her previous organizations and is skilled in research, analysis and assessment of complex qualitative and quantitative data. She’s an MBA from Army Institute of Management, Kolkata and has been a founding member of Citizens for Accountable Governance (CAG), a think tank that worked directly with the Prime Minister of India.

Ipsita Nayak

Business Head

Sunay Chowdhury

Product Manager

Sunay's professional career has been built over 10 years of rigorous identification of the ideal value proposition that benefits all stakeholders. He has worked in multifarious organizations ranging from Media Publishing House, Dotcom Staffing portal to Market Research Consulting. His prowess is marked by thorough research and in-depth understanding of the technology industry and its rightful place in the sun amidst a flurry of the latest buzz on the disruption front. He has worked in Singapore and interacted with the top C-suite early in his career. He holds a Masters Degree in Marketing from James Cook University, Australia. Sunay is an avid reader and loves nature.

Sunay Chowdhury

Product Manager

PritiPallavi

Marketing Manager

Priti has over 5 years of experience in marketing, in various industries from pharmaceuticals to real estate to technology firms. She has worked as a Sr. Client Servicing Professional in the advertising industry for over two years giving her exposure to different industries and their marketing strategies. She has also been associated extensively with real estate for the past two & a half years, during her work experience as Marketing Manager with one of Pune's leading real estate company. She is competent in managing events, marketing campaigns and media releases. She sees & addresses everything from the bigger picture to details. She has completed her MBA in Marketing from Pune University. She enjoys a good read every now & then and is passionate about gardening.

Priti Pallavi

Marketing Manager

Pradnya Dhatrak

Associate-Consulting

Pradnya Dhatrak is a market research professional with an experience of over four years. She holds a degree of MBA in marketing and has completed BE in Electronics from Pune university. She has been associated with market research firms in the past and has been involved in accomplishing market research assignments for clients in the ICT industry. She is skilled in conducting in depth primary and secondary research and has experience in drawing qualitative & quantitative conclusions to a market research study. She has hands-on experience in formulating proposals for accelerating client engagement and developing business cases for marketing programs at the proposal stage.She enjoys travelling and reading.

Pradnya Dhatrak

Associate-Consulting

The Consulting Leadership

Ramesh K Mirakhur

Ramesh Mirakhur comes with 35 years of experience across multiple CIO and senior Consulting positions in India and USA associated with companies like MasterCard, Whirlpool Corporation and DHL Worldwide. He comes with broad change management and Integration experience across Manufacturing, Logistics and Financial sectors, with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from BITS Pilani and Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE Bombay.

Ramesh K Mirakhur

Uma
Nidmarty

Uma Nidmarty is an experienced consultant and thought leader with 25+ years of experience working with PepsiCo, Inc., EMC2, Mercedes Benz, Altria, startups, investors, accelerators and Fortune 500 companies. She has also been the founder and ideator of GS Advisorate USA and is the CEO of Lectrotek Systems. She has a Masters in Computer Science from Pace University New York and an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology.

Uma Nidmarty

Vikas
Khosla

Vikas Khosla comes with 39 years of experience in the power sector having industry-wide network in India and abroad. He is a subject matter expert in Marketing, People Management and Business Excellence with the ability to balance growth and sustainability.

Vikas Khosla

Vineet
Patni

Vineet is an experienced Insurance (Life Insurance, Health Insurance and General Insurance) & Banking Professional with over 20 years of experience in international markets and bluechip companies. He has held CXO and Board level positions with leading organizations like Bajaj Allianz Insurance, Bharti AXA Life and Commercial International Bank where he was responsible for launching and transforming new businesses.

Vineet Patni

Erik K. Buchakian

Erik has been an investment banker focusing on the Technology and Healthcare sectors. He has advised clients throughout all phases of the M&A process for numerous transactions ranging from $10 million to $1.3 billion in size, He also specialized in providing strategic and financial consulting to growing, entrepreneurial companies. Prior to this,he spent four years as a programmer and systems analyst in the financial services industry, designing and supporting banking applications for Barclay's Bank, PLC and as a consultant with Capgemini. Erik was a research assistant in Economics at Columbia University. He has a BA in Computer Science from Queens College of the City University of New York and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.

Erik. K. Buchakian

Salvatore P. Cenatiempo

Sal has over 10 years of experience in financial and economic consulting and investment banking. His areas of focus include business valuation, financial modeling and analysis, business plan preparation, and transaction support and due diligence. He has broad transaction experience including public and private financing and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Cenatiempo previously worked for Economic Analysis Group, a Washington DC based litigation consulting firm. He has a BA from New York University and an MBA, Beta Gamma Sigma, from New York University's Stern School of Business.

Salvatore. P. Cenatiempo

Onkar
Kendhe

Senior leader with 27+ years of multi-industry experience across Manufacturing, IT & Consulting, solving business challenges, leveraging possibilities created by Digital. He established Nextra consulting firm delivering business solutions for clients across India, USA & Singapore in 2010. Nextra architected Digital Transformation for leading educational institution with lowest total cost of ownership. His key strength is to deliver traditional business transformation and Digital Transformation through Strategy, Operations & Technology.

Onkar Kendhe

Sridhar Balaraman

Sridhar is a qualified chartered accountant and company secretary with over 30 years of experience and has worked in various capacities as CFO and in other senior positions with companies including Modi Xerox, NIIT, Carer Launcher, Global Indian International School Group, . For the last 10 years he has been primarily engaged as an Investment banker and M&A specialist in the education sector. He has raised over US $150 Mln in Venture/PE over 5 transactions and has handled 5-6 acquisitions both as a consultant and as acquirer.

Sridhar Balaraman

Our Services

Digital Transformation

We help businesses drive digital transformation through our framework in 3 dimensions – Customer centricity, innovation, organisation flexibility.

Growth Advisory

We help companies to unleash their growth potential by co-creating business strategies that set clear directions and define actionable must-win milestones.

Capital Syndication

We support early and growth stage companies to raise capital that aids their expansion plans at every stage of business growth.

Digital Ecosystem

We have built a digital ecosystem, Zoom12, for business collaboration and knowledge sharing among all stakeholders – startups, investors, clients, and mentors.

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