ABOUT US TEAM MANAGEMENT
Ronesh Puri, Managing Director
Ronesh is an industry veteran with over 25 years experience as a headhunter. He has placed over 600 candidates in leadership position in various industries. He has placed over 100 CEO’s / Heads of institutions and independent board Directors . He works across industries and has placed CEO’s of Asset Management Companies, Insurance, Private Equity, FMCG, hospitality sector, Pharmaceutical and healthcare, Secretary General of Chambers of Commerce, telecom, IT industry, Real estate, Media to heads of leading academic institutions like Doon School to Vice Chancellors of leading Universities including BITS. He has worked with 100 organizations in India and overseas. He specializes in working with Family Owned organizations having placed over 350 candidates in leadership positions with them. He is passionate about introducing accountability to the search industry, which is fairly transactional and innovated in introducing fee linked with candidates performance model which aligns interests of the client and Executive Access. He is very a trusted advisor to a number of corporates. Prior to joining Executive Access in 1995 , Ronesh was a banker and a lawyer. He is passionate about cricket and was an AIR cricket commentator. Ronesh has written books and articles and writes frequently for Times of India.
Sean Dexter, Executive Director
Sean Dexter serves on the board of directors of Executive Access since 2009. He has spent over 14 years in India and has been closely associated with the development of the mobile telecom industry. From 1996 to 2000 Mr. Dexter was the Managing Director of Spice Telecom in Punjab where he was responsible for successfully building the mobile phone company from scratch into a leading operator. He oversaw the development of the company from a single employee to one with over 250 employees. In 2000 he moved to Bangalore as the Managing Director of Spice Telecom Karnataka where he continued to manage the operations until 2005.
At the end of 2005 Mr. Dexter left Spice telecom and set up his own Telecom and IT services consultancy firm in Bangalore and also created an IT start up in the analytics and business intelligence space. Through his consultancy company he works with several MNCs across Italy, New Zealand and the UK.
Agamjeet Dang, Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner
Agamjeet is a Chief Operating Officer & Managing Partner at Executive Access and is based out of the New Delhi Office. He joined Executive Access over five years back after an enriching and rewarding stint in the Corporate world spanning close to a decade, having worked with leading MNCs in Retail, Telecom and Banking Sector and is part of the management council, driving some key initiatives for the firm.
Agam leads the build out in the Financial Services practice for Executive Access, and works with leading Banks, Insurance companies, NBFC’s and Fin-tech companies in helping them hire cutting edge talent at leadership levels. In addition to leading the practice for Executive Access in India, he heads BFSI globally for Panorama Group of Search Partners. His core areas of expertise include Wholesale & Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Insurance (Life & Non – Life), NBFC’s and has worked across Corporate functions, especially CEO’s/ Business Heads, Sales & Distribution, Marketing & Digital & Technology functions.
Before joining Executive Access, Agam was General Manager - Key Accounts HoReCa with Metro Cash n Carry Bengaluru. He joined Metro Cash n Carry as Manager - CRM (North) and served the organization in various positions in CRM, Loyalty & Business Roles. He started his career with Citibank in Pune in Retail Assets and later on moved to Vodafone, Hyderabad and was part of the SME Sales team. He has an experience of sales and marketing in both B2B and B2C space, and specializes in Business Development, Key Account Management, CRM, Customer Life Cycle Management, Loyalty & Analytics.
Agam earned his Bachelor in Commerce from Delhi University and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai.
Agam is an avid reader and a fitness enthusiast - long distance running and Tennis being some of his passions.
Venkat Rao V, Managing Partner
Venkat joined Executive Access in 2008. He brings with him more than 24 years of experience across diverse industries and geographies. He had a successful tenure with ITW India Ltd where he was Manager Key Accounts Sales & Service and was actively involved in cracking some of the largest accounts in south India. Later, Venkat went on to head the Manufacturing & Engineering vertical for Chennai & Hyderabad for a Global Recruitment firm where in he was instrumental in client acquisition & delivery. Venkat loves travelling and is an avid reader of management books.
He has successfully facilitated numerous CEO and CXO searches in sectors like Industrial, Consumer, Private Equity, Technology and Healthcare.
Venkat graduated in Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology (MIT),Anna University, Chennai and subsequently completed his PGDM HR from LIBA ,Chennai.
Jai Ballani, Managing Partner
Technologist by passion, Jai comes with a rich experience of around twenty years in areas of Executive Search, Technology Operations & Architecture having worked in multiple domains (Tech, BFSI, Hospitality, e-commerce, etc.). From search perspective, he has advised clients and worked extensively in emerging technologies helping organizations hire leaders with futuristic vision.
Prior to joining us, Jai worked with Korn Ferry for over 4 years managing the technology leadership hiring in areas of engineering/ R&D, digital transformation & cloud, artificial intelligence, etc.
Before entering into executive search in 2015, Jai has been a technologist by profession for over 16 years. During his nine year long stint with Bank of America (India & US), he has led global workforce of over 200 professionals supporting various line of business & working on emerging technologies (cloud, data science/ analytics, AI, etc.). Jai has also worked as a Senior Architect consulting with various organizations in the US for over five years.
He holds an MBA (PGPMAX) from ISB, Hyderabad, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering. He also has a Professional Diploma in Technology and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Sanjaya Subudhi, Chief Financial Officer and Business Controller
Sanjaya joined Executive Access as General Manager- Finance in 2005 and moved on to become the CFO of the company. He has over 25 years of experience and has worked with both multinational and promoter driven firms. Prior to Executive Access he was with World Phone Internet Services for 4 years as a part of their top management where he helped the company scale up and diversify. Before that Sanjay has worked with companies like Indo Asian Group, Pertech Computers Limited, Modi Cements Limited and Bharat Explosives Limited. Over the years Sanjaya has overseen financial strategy and budgeting, Treasury, fund management, investments and most other critical aspects of financial planning.
At Executive Access Sanjaya is a part of the leadership and plays a critical role in the company’s expansion and management. Sanjaya is a certified Chartered Accountant by qualification.