Vikas Bapat - Director
In two decades as an IT consultant, Vikas Bapat has worked with U.S. business interests ranging from civil organizations, like the Chicago Police Department, to major corporations including Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young, and software giant Oracle. He spent many years stateside, working in the competitive, big-city environments of Denver, Minneapolis and Chicago, with the majority of his freelance career spent in the Windy City. A multi-dimensional IT professional, Vikas is experienced in various industry segments including B2B marketplace, manufacturing (ERP) and utilities, especially using Oracle/SQL Server databases. In every role, from project lead to technical lead, technical architect and technical analyst jobs, he continually expanded and refined his considerable skill in delivering information technology solutions. Vikas also gained significant exposure to the work culture and best practices of highly successful international companies.
Rahul Khinvasara - Director
Over the course of his career in IT consulting and product development, Rahul Khinvasara has worked with top-tier clients around the world including: Merck, Eli Lilly, Media One, General Motors, Kraft Foods, Nationwide Acceptance Corporation and Bristol Myers Squib. His considerable achievements in the uber-competitive information technology industry—which include a management stint with Ernst and Young, LLP— are not surprising. Rahul comes from a family of successful entrepreneurs and businessmen—it’s in his blood. After living and working six years in the U.S., Rahul and his family felt the call of home and returned to India. Ready to take the proverbial leap, he joined forces with another experienced IT professional and the new partners leveraged their collective knowledge and business experience to launch zCon Solutions. Rahul Khinvasara together, with co-founder Vikas Bapat, built zCon into a leading software product engineering consulting and development enterprise, offering expertise to serve both creators and users of information technology. Over the last 10+ years their thriving company, zCon has built, supported and implemented various technology products, with a focused emphasis on healthcare, finance, mobile, retail and social networking.
Edwin C. Winder - Advisor
Edwin joined zCon Solutions as Advisor and with his extensive experience in Sales and Strategy currently helping zCon Solutions for market positioning in the Enterprise Solutions Services market in North America. The founder of FlexPoint Global, Edwin is an information technology industry veteran with many years of proven executive leadership. Prior to FlexPoint Global, Ed served as Executive Vice President of KeyTone Technologies with a focus on sales, marketing and corporate development. Prior to KeyTone, Ed served as CEO of Clearpace Software (now RainStor), then a UK based Big Data software company and provided sales and management consulting services to clients through Winder & Associates.
Ashok Ranade - Advisor
Over the period of last four decades, Mr. Ashok Ranade has been working in Business world with great amount of knowledge and commitment towards his work. Long back in 1973, he graduated from IIT Bombay, and further in 1975 completed his Master degree in Business administration from University of Pune. Later in 1977 he became the Graduate member of Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering. Even after so much of academic achievements he decided to pursue Executive Diploma in Systems Management in IIM Ahmedabad. Further he completed various certifications in SAP Associate, SCM Procurement, MCP, Enterprise Project Management and Supply Chain Management. He has worked with plentiful companies in India, USA and Canada in last 40 years of his life. From last 18 years, he has been working in various training, consulting and management positions for implementation and support of ERP systems in USA and Canada.
Ganesh Shevade - Principal
Overall Ganesh brings over 21+ years of diversified professional experience across continents and multi-cultural environments spanning USA, Europe and APAC. Prior to joining zCon Solutions, Ganesh was the Co-founder and Director for SmartLeaven Technologies and responsible for Delivery Management, Product Management, Pre-Sales and Client Engagement across multiple solution streams and products. Ganesh has worked as mentor for multiple IOT product start ups which have won awards at national level. Ganesh is responsible for working as a bridge with Sales, Pre-Sales and Technology Delivery Team. With his extensive experience in Start Ups, Product Management and Management Consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Ganesh is helping to make sure growth plans for zCon Solutions followed up with efficient sales and pre-sales team and new avenues for generating business.
Pritesh Ostwal - Delivery Manager
As Delivery Manager, Pritesh plays a essential role in building and maintaining zCon’s client relationships, and ensuring the smooth progression of projects, from inception to completion. His hands-on, customer-centric style—and reputation as a multi-talented problem solver—has earned him positions of increasing responsibility during his seven-year tenure with the company. Pritesh excels at learning a client’s expectations and project objectives, building a solid understanding of their core business, always striving to see challenges from a stakeholder’s point of view. Effective client interaction is critical to laying a foundation for successful project architecture, and zCon’s program managers know they can depend on Pritesh to facilitate clear communication between clients and development teams.
Ameya Gadre - Delivery Manager
Being a delivery manager at zCon, Ameya plays significant part in project and product delivery management, which includes everything right from the initiation of the project, relationships with regulars, uninterrupted headway of the project and accomplishment of the project. His myriad knowledge of Information and Technology, Systems management avails an advantage to him to drive projects techno functionally. After graduating in Business administration, Ameya completed certification in Systems Management and post-graduation in Information and Technology. Prior to joining zCon, Ameya has 18 years of experience in delivering large scale programs in IT Software, Product development and Product testing for large, medium and small firms in Healthcare IT, e- Governance, Education, Finance and Accounting domains with end to end SDLC. Ameya has worked with numerous major clients across domains in various capacities right from Requirement gathering, analysis, Product / Project development and implementation & Support.
Chitra Markale - HR Head
Chitra possesses an exceptional blend of left-brain and right-brain skillsets typically located at opposite ends of the professional spectrum. She combines the keen intelligence and analytical ability of a computer science engineer with the empathy, compassion and understanding of a counselor or social worker. It is this unique combination of character traits which make Chitra the ideal human resources manager for a thriving, fast-growing IT company. Earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Chitra laid a solid foundation for a career in the IT industry. She relocated to New York to pursue her master’s degree in computer science and, after completing the master’s program she spent the next six years working as a senior software developer for a Connecticut-based interactive media company.