Management

Sourav Mukherjee

Sourav Mukherjee

Founder & CEO

Sourav is the founder of Netscribes and has been spearheading its strategy and business development activities since its inception in 2000. Set up as a classical start-up with just 5 employees, Netscribes has successfully raised three rounds of private equity capital and now ranks among the top research and market intelligence firms in India...

Sourav Mukherjee

Sourav Mukherjee

Founder & CEO

Sourav is the founder of Netscribes and has been spearheading its strategy and business development activities since its inception in 2000. Set up as a classical start-up with just 5 employees, Netscribes has successfully raised three rounds of private equity capital and now ranks among the top research and market intelligence firms in India.

Sourav was formerly the Finance Editor of The Economic Times, the world's third largest business and financial daily, and part of India's largest media house—Bennett, Coleman & Co (owners of The Times of India Group and other major brands and properties). During his 10-year stint, Sourav drove finance and industry sector news, carried out strategic initiatives like building in-house databases, structuring and launching new products, and research initiatives. He was also responsible for recruiting and training personnel, and managing large teams of writers, analysts and researchers. Prior to joining The Economic Times, he was involved in business reporting with The ABP Group of Publications—eastern India's largest publishing firm, and teaching English at graduate and post-graduate levels.

Sourav holds a postgraduate degree in English Literature with specialisation in medieval European classics, and is a National Educational Trust qualified university lecturer in English literature.

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Gagan Kaul

Gagan Kaul

President (USA)

Gagan has over 10 years of experience in business research, market intelligence and information services. Prior to his current role, he was the Operations Head for the Mumbai centre, leading project teams for clients from the IT, PE/VC, manufacturing, publishing and healthcare industries. Gagan has also worked extensively on one-off research...

Gagan Kaul

Gagan Kaul

President (USA)

Gagan has over 10 years of experience in business research, market intelligence and information services. Prior to his current role, he was the Operations Head for the Mumbai centre, leading project teams for clients from the IT, PE/VC, manufacturing, publishing and healthcare industries. Gagan has also worked extensively on one-off research assignments and knowledge management projects. He has a keen interest in internet technologies, and passionately follows the developments in this space. Before joining Netscribes, Gagan was running an IT start-up that he had co-founded on campus.

Gagan has attended IIT Bombay, pursuing a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering. He is also the recipient of the National Talent Search award from the Government of India.

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Andrew Garvin

Andrew Garvin

Vice President (USA)

Andy is responsible for driving the US business development strategy for Netscribes, Inc. Andy was the founder of FIND/SVP, Inc, a leading business intelligence, market research and advisory firm that later merged with Guideline, Inc, which was then acquired in 2007 by Infogroup, and then merged with Opinion Research Corporation. He retired ...

Andrew Garvin

Andrew Garvin

Vice President (USA)

Andy is responsible for driving the US business development strategy for Netscribes, Inc.

Andy was the founder of FIND/SVP, Inc, a leading business intelligence, market research and advisory firm that later merged with Guideline, Inc, which was then acquired in 2007 by Infogroup, and then merged with Opinion Research Corporation. He retired as CEO of the company in 2004, but remained active in a consulting capacity until 2010.

Started by Mr. Garvin with just USD 12,000 in capital, FIND/SVP grew organically and by acquisition to be a USD 50 million publicly-held firm. It served the research needs of more than 1,000 retainer client organizations. The company is known for revolutionizing the concept of quick question-answering through telephone consultations with expert professionals and, later, via the Web. Operating now as ORC International, the firm remains a leading market research company. Mr. Garvin has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Information Industry Association, and remains an active member of the American Management Association, and the American Marketing Association. From 1987 to 1996 he was a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is now a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO). He has been the moderator of his WPO “Forum” group for several years.

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Deanna Balkcom

Deanna Balkcom

Vice President of Business Development (USA)

Deanna Balkcom has over 10 years of diversified experience in providing guidance to companies on business issues and is responsible for the successful development and implementation of Netscribes’ strategic vision. Having built and grown a business from start-up, Deanna has a strong background as a managing owner and entrepreneur who is re...

Deanna Balkcom

Deanna Balkcom

Vice President of Business Development (USA) Deanna Balkcom has over 10 years of diversified experience in providing guidance to companies on business issues and is responsible for the successful development and implementation of Netscribes’ strategic vision. Having built and grown a business from start-up, Deanna has a strong background as a managing owner and entrepreneur who is recognized for integrity, strategic problem solving, and customer service.
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Sumit Tayal

Sumit Tayal

Chief Operating Officer

Sumit is responsible for overseeing all operations across the company’s offices and executing Netscribes’ business strategy. Sumit has over 14 years’ experience in providing companies with capital and strategic advice to support their future growth. Prior to joining Netscribes, Sumit was a Director at Helix Investments, where he led gr...

Sumit Tayal

Sumit Tayal

Chief Operating Officer

Sumit is responsible for overseeing all operations across the company’s offices and executing Netscribes’ business strategy. Sumit has over 14 years’ experience in providing companies with capital and strategic advice to support their future growth. Prior to joining Netscribes, Sumit was a Director at Helix Investments, where he led growth investments and management buyouts across IT, ITeS, education and industrial sectors. Earlier, Sumit was a management consultant with KPMG, and has also worked with Cognizant Technology Solutions in the past.

Sumit holds a post graduate management degree from IIM Bangalore, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics as well.

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Gaurav Saxena

Gaurav Saxena

Vice President (Research)

Gaurav heads all market intelligence delivery across the firm. Gaurav brings a well-rounded general management experience with a proven track record of over 15 years in operations, key account management, project management and client servicing. Prior to joining Netscribes, Gaurav has led the market research functions for several insight fir...

Gaurav Saxena

Gaurav Saxena

Vice President (Research)

Gaurav heads all market intelligence delivery across the firm. Gaurav brings a well-rounded general management experience with a proven track record of over 15 years in operations, key account management, project management and client servicing. Prior to joining Netscribes, Gaurav has led the market research functions for several insight firms, including Moody’s Analytics, SG Analytics and Evalueserve.

Gaurav holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics from the Delhi University, India.

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