Management Team

Shounak Deshmukh, CEO

Shounak Deshmukh, our CEO, is at the helm of the affairs. A commerce graduate, a post-graduate MBA (university gold medalist ) followed by a law degree - Shounak has had a strong academic foundation prior to starting off his corporate stint. He has played varied roles managing the entire gamut of HR functions with some of the biggest and well-know industry leaders.He started off with a solid grounding in corporate values with the Tatas (Tata Motors), followed with a long stint with J&J where he picked up the nuts and bolts of managing the grass root workers. Then began a long and successful stint, with American Express (across multiple locations) – a great initiation to the world of high-finance and the resultant HR complexities. Finally for over half a decade, Shounak has played various HR leadership roles at J P Morgan Chase as they set-shop and then went to establish a very large corporate presence in India – a blazing beacon for the multi-billion Dollar wall-street financial outsourcing industry.Today Shounak truly believes that a strong academic background and an accomplished corporate career is not an end in itself but simply a means to an end! Talent Networks has been formed with a tremendous passion to simply ‘make a contribution’ and help companies solve complex business problems. Thought leadership, strong industry knowledge and a sharp analytical mind to drive appropriate interpretation, analysis, and solutioning – that’s what Talent Networks truly stands for.

Nivedita Wani

Nivedita Wani is a seasoned HR professional with over a decade plus experience in Technology recruitments. Associated with Talent Networks heading the Technology & Analytics hiring for Products and KPO accounts. Prior to joining Talent Networks, Nivedita was associated with CSI Software, a CSI group organisation where she was managing end to end client delivery and Account Management for IT consulting space. She also has 5yrs exposure into international recruitments for APAC/UK geography. She was managing operations, HR and general Administration for CSI Software for their various locations in PAN India. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and post graduated in Human Resource Management from Welingkar’s Business School. She is a social blogger and has passion towards travelling and exploring new destinations.

Asha Bhikale

Asha Bhikale comes with 14+ years of experience into the consulting domain post her Masters of Arts in English Literature and PG in Personnel Management from K.C. College of Management Studies. Asha is a self driven and confident HR professional who has excelled in the IT recruitment function for major investment Banking captives like JP Morgan, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital, BTCI, Nomura, Bank of America (Earlier Merrill Lynch), BNP Paribas & IT Services organizations like Oracle Financials (earlier Iflex solutions), Atos, Cognizant and Deloitte. She has a wide experience in hiring IT professionals across levels and technologies (Core Java, J2ee, C++(STL, Multithreading), .Net, C# (Winforms, WPF), Mainframe, Application and Production support, Data warehousing (Cognos, Teradata, Abinitio, Business Objects), Testing, Oracle, Sybase, SQL, Infrastructure and Networking ) and other niche technologies. She has extensively travelled across India while supporting companies in setting up their IT Centre. With her knowledge, varied experience and decision making skills, Asha aims to take the business towards new altitudes.

Poonam Desai

Poonam Desai comes with 6 years of experience into BFS hiring post her graduation. Having recruited for Tier I investment banks viz. JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, RBS, Northern Trust, Credit Suisse to name a few and a couple of BIG4s like KPMG, PWC, Poonam has a thorough understanding of core banking, analytics and consulting business. Understanding the client’s manpower requirements & implementing suitable sourcing strategies viz. different job portals, referral generation, networking, industry mapping, and headhunting to develop a qualified pool of candidates are her strengths.

Aditya Mehta

Aditya Mehta comes with 13 years of rich experience. Post completion of his Master’s in Business Administration from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Aditya has worked for organizations such as FIS Payment Solutions (Banking Sector), Videocon d2h (Media & Entertainment) & Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide (HR Consulting Firm) as a Recruitment Specialist. With a focus to partner with candidates and clients, using the depth & breadth of his expertise and market knowledge Aditya ensures a unique match that makes individuals, companies and industries flourish.

Mayank Takker

Mayank has rich experience in various shades of Recruitment and Executive Search Strategies. His focus is to acquire the best Talent through Team Mapping, Headhunting and references. His domain knowledge of Manufacturing and General Insurance sector blends well with his recruitment skills. Through his understanding of the nuances of recruitment he has developed a strong base of satisfied clients. Before joining Talent Networks, Mayank has worked with Executive Search Firms like Synergy, Knights & Bishops servicing domestic as well as international mandates. He is passionate about Indian Music and Travelling.