Our Team

Nish Bhutani

Founder/ Head of Strategy & Consulting

Nish has spent 24 years in digital companies in Silicon Valley, Europe, and India. From being SVP of Nasdaq-listed online media company CNET.com to incubating video streaming service Lovefilm and selling it to Amazon and moving Saffronart to a new brand identity, mobile apps and live-streaming auctions, his expertise lies in brand strategy, digital marketing and product-market fit.

Nish is on the board of Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail. He thrives on seeking and sharing learnings, and teaches digital strategy and marketing at Ashoka University and BITSoM. An active private-equity and startup investor in the US, Nish serves as the Co-President of Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs (SAE).


Harvard University – MBA (with Honors)
Stanford University – BS and MS in Engineering

Nicole Zuchowicz Horne

Head of Commercial Development

For over 25 years, Nicole has crafted go-to-market strategies for diverse products and services. She has opened global markets for corporations like VMware and Dell Computers, as well as multiple start-ups, by establishing strategic partnerships and enabling sales channels. Many of those partnerships led to company acquisitions or long-term OEM relationships. At her core, Nicole excels at breaking into new geographies and harnessing market opportunities.

As an entrepreneur, she founded and grew her own business and currently provides consulting services to other entrepreneurs, helping streamline operations, boost profitability, and expand into new markets through innovation. Before obtaining her MBA, Nicole launched and managed non-profit programs to improve the lives of youth and families.


Duke University, Fuqua School of Business – MBA
Wesleyan University – BA, International Relations/Latin American Studies

Saumya Khona

Sr. Consultant, Marketing & Product

Saumya has over 20 years of experience in brand marketing, advertising, technology, and event spaces for a wide range of industries, including finance and real estate. Some of his flagship clients were banking stalwart HDFC, global research and advisory firm Aranca, and renowned construction firm, Godrej Properties while his nonprofit clients included Pratham, Tata Trusts and Art of Living. As an entrepreneur, Saumya has founded and run four different design, tech, and event companies in Mumbai. He currently runs multiple IPs in the event and technology space that he conceptualized and created.

Having transitioned to consulting over the past 4 years, he heads marketing strategy for Indiginus clients as well as product development for Indiginus.


HR College – B.Com, Advertising

Shalin Gaikwad

Director, Consulting Operations and Business Development

Shalin brings over a decade of experience split over investment research and business development roles. He started his career building financial models for India’s longest running value focused hedge fund before transitioning to a role developing value creation strategies for a US based mid market PE fund’s portfolio companies.

After his MBA, he headed strategy and business development for a Singaporean startup’s South Asia, Middle East, and Africa verticals. At Indiginus, he heads consulting operations and business development.


University of Cambridge, Judge Business School – MBA
University of Mumbai – M.Com, Accounting

Marketing and Product
Rahul Gadekar

Sr. Consultant, Marketing

From film marketing for the Fast & Furious franchise to digital marketing of the IPL for Hotstar, Rahul has over 12 years of experience in diverse roles in the world of digital media and marketing communication.

A marketer and teacher, Rahul now moulds the digital marketers of tomorrow as visiting faculty for some of India’s premier MBA programs.


Stanford LEAD
Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication – MBA, Mass Communication

Shreyas Mathur

Consultant, CRM Administrator

Shreyas is a tech enthusiast with a Computer Science background whose passion for software and technology emerged at a very young age. He began his career as a Salesforce Administrator, working with Amazon and its various stakeholders in CRM administration. At Indiginus, he handles CRM Administration and client coordination while supporting email marketing.


Rajasthan Technical University – Bachelor of Technology, Computer Science

Anisha Russell

Consultant, CRM Specialist

Anisha has worked in Content and Marketing across various industries for the past five years, including edtech (QAI), fintech (Panaesha Capital), and SaaS (RepUp). She has experience designing customer journeys and creating marketing automation that drives results.

While she has a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Anisha is a marketer at heart. She’s passionate about the intersection of technology and customer experience and its impact on business. At Indiginus, she helps clients design effective customer journeys through CRM automations and customer data management.


Quantic School of Business and Technology – MBA
Indira Gandhi National Open University – PG, Marketing
The University of Tampa – BS, Marine Science and Biology; Minor, Environmental Science

Ravi Sathe

Sr. Consultant, Marketing Practice

Ravi is a creative consultant with over 16 years of experience. He has worked with several B2B and B2C companies, including tech-based products and real-estate brands. He is in constant pursuit of groundbreaking marketing strategies, and has a natural flair for brand direction and design. His addiction lies in raising companies from scratch and giving them a robust digital and creative footprint.


K.C College of Management Studies – PGDBA, Marketing and Advertising
Jai Hind College – B.Sc, Computer Science

Aryan Sehrawat

Associate Project Manager

Aryan is a startup enthusiast, having worked for various social entrepreneurship projects while in college. He has a passion for problem solving and product management which stems from the time he spent organizing events and building his own startup on micropayments in journalism.


Shri Ram College of Commerce – Bachelors, Commerce

Mitul Shingadia

Sr. Consultant, Marketing

Mitul believes in driving great business results with sound digital strategy. He found his way into digital marketing by chance, getting a taste of internet advertising in 2006. A self-proclaimed entrepreneur, foodie and nerd, Mitul’s proficiencies are in digital marketing education, planning and evaluating business models, marketing channels, and digital & offline outreach & acquisition plans.


Metropolitan Institute of Hotel Management – Diploma in Hospitality Management

Ankit Solanki

Sr. Consultant, Techonology, Data, AI/ML

Ankit is a technology evangelist and entrepreneur, with a strong interest in data science. He is an expert in big data, natural language processing, machine learning, and data mining, with several patents to his name.

Ankit created Digihealth – India’s largest co-branded pharmacy network – by bridging the gaps in the pharmacy supply-chain.


National University of Singapore – MComp, Artificial Intelligence
Mumbai University – BTech, Information Technology

Raghav Tiwari

Consultant, Marketing Management

Raghav is a marketing enthusiast with growing expertise in brand marketing and digital marketing. He has worked across multiple industries, including healthcare, FMCG, and retail, to create integrated campaigns, curate marketing events, and develop content across all channels, driving profitable results for clients. He is an avid trekker and loves to climb mountains in his free time.


Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies – MBA (Major: Marketing, Minor: Finance)
Mohan Lal Sukhadia University – B.Com, Accounting/Commerce

Jai Upadhyaya

Consultant, Associate Marketing Manager

Jai is a photography enthusiast who strives for excellence in every pursuit. With creative skills honed through a Visual Arts and Photography background, he is adept at crafting compelling visual narratives. He utilizes his unique perspective to think outside the box whiledeveloping comprehensive marketing strategies. He is passionate about social media research and analytics.


Symbiosis School of Visual Arts & Photography – Bachelors, Visual Arts and Photography

Creative and Content
Sneha Choudhary

Consultant, Sr. Designer

Sneha has 4 years of experience as a multidisciplinary designer, with expertise in creating and designing event and brand identities.

She is skilled in creating illustrations, graphics, typography, 3D visualization, and more. In addition to designing events for major concerts, she has designed for clients such as Google, Microsoft, HP, Deloitte, Terrapay, and Brookfield Properties. Her work for Indiginus clients includes ad creatives, logos, deck design, and website design and layout.


National Institute of Fashion Technology – BDes, Fashion Communication

Ashni Mohnot

Sr. Consultant, Content

In over a decade as a writer and editor, Ashni has created a wide range of content for global clients across myriad industries including venture capital, real estate, logistics, hospitality, healthcare, HR tech, crypto, and software. Her career portfolio spans curriculum development, education consulting, entrepreneurship, family business, and angel investing.

As an entrepreneur whose pioneering work was covered in The Economist, Forbes, BBC, and WSJ, and while spearheading sales and marketing for her family business, she developed a lateral thinking mindset and a unique vantage point when creating content for businesses. Her work for Indiginus clients includes website/landing pages, email communication, social media, and blog/longform content.


Stanford University – M.A, International Education
Stanford University – B.A, Human Biology and English

Pushkal Thakur

Consultant, UI/ UX Design

Pushkal hails from both the art and tech worlds, which affords him unique perspectives and practical solutions. He has worked on design systems, user research, and website and app design for organizations in several industries, ranging from communication to real estate.

As a product designer, he believes strongly in advocating for users as well as for business. He is a cinephile and lover of modern art.


University of Mumbai – B. E, Computer Engineering

Vikram Srivastava

Sr. Consultant, Creative Strategy

Though Vikram has an undergraduate degree in Economics, an advanced diploma in Systems Management, and a professional degree in Film Direction, his passion is story-telling. As a creative strategist and storyteller, Vikram’s career portfolio spans 70+ brands, 35 brand launches, 40 films, one radio station, and several awards. His work for Indiginus clients includes website/landing pages, ads, social media posts, and email communication.


Film and Television Institute of India – Diploma, Film Direction
Delhi University – BA (with Honors), Economics

Shadan Syed

Consultant, Social Media Strategy

Shadan is a creative social media strategist with over 13 years experience in the field. She has worked across various industries, from e-commerce and fashion to interior design, technology, and SaaS, helping brands grow organically on social channels. Her forte lies in social strategy and content management.


Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan – PG Diploma, Mass Communication
South Delhi Polytechnic for Women – UG Diploma, Mass Communication

HR & Operations
Deepa Krishnamurthy

Head, Talent Acquisition & Human Resources

Deepa is a people person and passionate about Human Resources & Talent Acquisition. With a cumulative experience of 10+ years in both the IT and non-IT industries, her expertise lies in building and handling HR ecosystems in startups as well as multinational companies. With an in-depth understanding of the needs of the modern employee, she works to maintain clear communication channels across organizations. She is proficient in leadership management, talent acquisition, and employee engagement, which are areas she spearheads at Indiginus.


Alliance University – PGDM, Human Resources Management and Services
Visveswarya Technological University – BE, Information Technology