Our Leadership Team

Ajit Kumbhare

Founder and CEO

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Nilesh Dhingra

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

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Ajit Kumbhare

Founder And CEO

Ajit founded Fresh Gravity in January 2015 with the vision to build a world-class organization that makes innovative, cutting-edge technologies accessible to clients of all sizes and enables them to solve their most critical business challenges.
 
For the past two decades, Ajit has had a history of success helping Fortune 500 companies leverage technology across numerous industries. Prior to starting Fresh Gravity, Ajit founded Serene Corporation in 2003 and served as its CEO for 12 years. Ajit also sits on the board of ThoughtSphere, Inc. and VisageMap, Inc.
 
Ajit holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Nilesh Dhingra

Co-Founder And Co-CEO

As Fresh Gravity’s Co-founder and Co-CEO, Nilesh envisions a top notch global consulting firm that will be known for its business and technical knowledge, adaptability to client needs and professionalism.
 
In a career spanning over 20 years in business and technology consulting, Nilesh has worked for companies like Sapient and Accenture. At Accenture, where he spent close to 10 years, Nilesh was a part of the systems integration group. He also held global leadership positions in SOA and API Management focus areas. Over the years, he has played advisory roles to many Fortune 500 C-level executives. He has experience in delivering successful projects for clients like JP Morgan Chase, Blue Cross Blue Shield, U.S. Marines, American Express, Centene, Pepco and DDoT.
 
Nilesh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an M.S. in Transportation Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Nilesh is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

Capabilities

Jonathan Beinke

Chief Strategy Officer

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Raoul Schuhmacher

Managing Director, Data Management

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Vivek Karnik

Managing Director, Client Success

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Raoul Schuhmacher

Managing Director, Data Management

Raoul brings 20+ years of experience supporting businesses with IT solutions. He has successfully led global IT organizations at HP, Electronic Arts, and Gilead Sciences focusing on strategy, architecture, and delivery of Analytics, Data Management, and Data Integration capabilities to enable business operations, and has consulted with companies including NetApp, Acxiom, Cisco, and LinkedIn to develop IT strategies, architectures, and roadmaps to enable business outcomes, focusing on Enterprise Architecture, Data Management, Big Data, and Analytics.
 
Raoul holds a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University for Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Vivek Karnik

Managing Director, Client Success

Vivek leads the successful delivery of our projects. He focuses on developing and nurturing client relations by building trust and providing value added advisory services. He also partners with sales teams in developing innovative, results driven solutions as part of building capabilities.

Vivek has spent 20+ years designing and implementing business outcome driven IT solutions with a focus on enhancing the customer experience through the marketing, sales, fulfillment and service life cycles. He has helped clients like China Airlines, Virgin Mobile USA, Motorola, Walt Disney World, Gilead Sciences, Healthy Directions and TELUS Health contain and manage the inherent disruption associated with large scale transformation programs. He focuses on business integration with the goal of optimizing and enhancing operational capabilities with positive outcomes to top and bottom line results. He is an expert in program execution models of system integration and business process outsourcing services.

Vivek has worked for Ernst & Young, The SABRE Group, Patni Computer Systems and Serene Corporation where he specialized in CRM, MDM and Systems Integration. His industry experience includes Telecom, Travel & Hospitality, Retail, Life Sciences and Health Care Administration. In the last few years, he has led several engagements helping companies migrate their business support systems to cloud based solutions.

Vivek holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA from Clemson University in South Carolina.

Jonathan Beinke

Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan joined Fresh Gravity as Chief Strategy Officer in September of 2015. In his role he is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization while developing strong partnerships with clients and driving growth through new business opportunities.
 
Jonathan has 20 years of experience with the last 15 primarily in the technology space. Prior to Fresh Gravity, Jonathan held numerous sales and marketing leadership roles at Siebel, Oracle, Jive Software, and Violin Memory.
 
Jonathan holds a bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard University.

Geographies

Dipti Joshi Vidwansa

Founding Member and
Managing Director, India

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Dan Sandiford

Managing Director, Australia

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Rick Musselman

Managing Director, Canada

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Dipti Joshi Vidwansa

Managing Director, India

Dipti heads the India office of Fresh Gravity with an ideal combination of technical expertise and business savvy. She ensures the global cross-functional teams work effectively and efficiently regardless of their location.
 
She brings more than 12 years of leadership experience in implementing Customer Relationship Management and Master Data Management solutions for companies around the globe. Her previous consulting experience includes tenures at Accenture, Wipro, and Serene.
 
Dipti has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Amravati University.

Dan Sandiford

Managing Director, Australia

Dan is a seasoned executive with over 20 years in building and running technology businesses, across the full spectrum of technologies and methodologies. Working with companies like Vodafone, he built one of the first IOT/M2M businesses in Australia, and with Telstra he was the technology leader responsible for some of their key online assets.

 
Dan also contributed to the adoption of EDI/RFID/IOT/M2M technologies and policy agendas in Australia, as a Non-Exec Director of the peak industry body RFID Australia. He spent over seven years at the global consulting firm and systems integrator, Infosys, leading sales, consulting and outsourced delivery teams into some of Australia’s largest organizations.

 

Dan also served at ThoughtWorks, a leading global digital technology firm, advising organizations and leading teams to help businesses deliver on their digital transformation and innovation agendas. Most recently, Dan was Vice President at the largest Chinese originated IT services firm, Pactera Technologies International, where he ran a consulting and technology business unit in the Australian region.

 
In his personal life Dan is a father of five children, a fiction author and Ambassador of the Black Dog Institute, a leading mental health institute. He loves hiking, philosophy and opera. Dan is based in Sydney, Australia.

Rick Musselman

Managing Director, Canada

Rick is excited to share Fresh Gravity’s remarkable capabilities with new clients in Canada and the U.S. Rick is a Chartered Professional Accountant based in Ottawa, Ontario. In addition to Rick’s role at Fresh Gravity,Rick is a part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa.
 
Rick has been successful in many areas of business for over 15 years. A dedicated professional with a high level of competence and an extremely high level of integrity, Rick is a current member of two professional organizations: CPA Ontario and the Ontario College of Teachers.Rick gained an intimate knowledge of the delivery of large scale technology projects when he worked in Project Management at Sapient Corporation and as an independent contractor.
 
Rick worked in the U.S., India and Canada on projects with companies such as Chase Bank, Union Gas and Enbridge Gas Distribution Services.
 
Rick is the proud father of 3 boys and is active in his community as a volunteer hockey and soccer coach.