Vishal Sampat


Vishal is the founder & CEO of Convonix and is a technology enthusiast at heart. Being an engineer himself, conceptualizing a tech-based startup came naturally to him. Vishal is very particular about company functions & takes personal interest in ensuring that client processes work seamlessly. He has been instrumental in attracting the cream of managerial talent to his firm & has created a successful business model for Convonix. Vishal’s creative outlets include photography, travelling, listening to music on his iPod and reading.

Sarfaraz Khimani


Sarfaraz, or Safu, as he is fondly called, is an IIM Calcutta alumnus, and Co - founder at Convonix. After a stint as finance analyst at JP Morgan, he moved to a bigger role at Convonix. He is responsible for the management of overseas client relations and acquisitions, creating sales opportunities, converting them and improving functions across SMG Convonix’s service verticals. Away from work, Safu is a sports junkie, the most fanatical supporter of Argentina's football team, an arm chair critic and a self-confessed pteromerhanophobic.

Pallav Jain

Director - Business Development

Being one of the co-founders of Convonix, Pallav, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, completes the trio that has built the base for a successful business model. His tryst with business development began as an associate with Citibank which has continued with Convonix, where he sets business development goals and executes company expansion plans. A day at office for Pallav would include managing clients, identifying new sales opportunities and ensuring closures on deals. On a personal level, Pallav is very fond of reading books and catching up on movies.

Suchit Sikaria

Senior Vice President (SEO) & Business Head (West & South)

Suchit who heads the Sales as well as the SEO division at SMG Convonix, is responsible for managing client relationships in India. He secured an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and managed regional sales at Nokia for over 2 years. He is a thorough motivator, striving to bring out the best in his team & can be credited with closing most of the big-ticket sales opportunities for Convonix. He likes cooking, watching Bollywood movies & is a compulsive foodie.

Arunesh Parab

Vice President - Tech

Arunesh heads the Technology division at SMG Convonix and guides his army of programming geniuses through development of cutting-edge web-based applications. Being an IT engineer from Mumbai University, he has worked in this industry for a major chunk of his career. Arunesh is an expert on how search technology works and is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve programming efficiency. A simple man with a keen interest in art & literature, he is also an active participant in social causes.

Rahul Gupte

Vice President – Operations & ORM

Rahul has worked with Samsung before joining SMG Convonix and now oversees the entire in-house operations at various offices of SMG Convonix. He has more than 11 years of experience in handling operations, and has played a pivotal role in setting up various facilities inside our installations. He is always thinking of ways & means to make working at SMG Convonix, a pleasant experience. He loves reading fiction & is a big cricket fan.

Atul Gawand

Vice President - Human Resources

Atul holds a Masters degree in Labor Studies from Mumbai University. He heads the Human Resources department and deals with the delicate initiative of ensuring employee wellbeing at SMG Convonix. Atul brings with him 15 years of rich experience and has been associated with reputed organizations like Tata Motors, Mahindra Tractors and GoAir. He is responsible for identifying talent within the organization by encouraging innovation and creativity among employees, Atul aims to enhance process efficiency and target work-life balance for employees. His leisure is devoted to an occasional non-fiction book and a challenging game of table-tennis.

Rajat Kathpalia

Vice President – Digital Strategy

Rajat, an MBA from IIM Kozikhode was associated with Tech Mahindra and had co-founded LePlaza – an online retailing venture. Being a passionate marketer completely fascinated by technology, he heads the Social Media division at SMG Convonix and is responsible for developing this relatively younger vertical. With a soft corner for the e-commerce industry, he is also guilty of having burnt his fingers with it. Rajat is often spotted sharing guru-gyan about all kinds of random things in the world and is an avid reader and fitness enthusiast.

Varun Chawla

Vice President – Search Marketing

Varun is an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and was involved with product management in Nokia for more than 4 years. He has a diverse experience across sales, marketing and project management. Varun heads the Search Engine Marketing vertical and is operationally responsible for all aspects of the paid media business at SMG Convonix. He is a voracious reader, avid movie watcher and loves travelling to new places.

Dinesh Shanbhag

Head - Accounts

Dinesh is a dedicated individual with exceptional knowledge in Finance & Accounts and has completed his graduation in commerce from Mumbai University. He has over 25 years of experience in several industries including Public Relations, Advertising, BPO, Textiles & Stock Broking, Dinesh’s strength lies in planning and implementation and is a treasure-trove for all who seek his advice. Even though Dinesh enjoys dabbling in stocks, there is more to him than just numbers and figures as he enjoys listening to Ghazals and is known to play a mean game of chess.

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