Vishal Sampat

CEO

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

COO

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.

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.

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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