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The Bitwise Difference

Bitwise delivers technology solutions that leverage data to enable business insights. By deploying our breakthrough technology innovations we help our global clients maximize their competitive advantage. We are the industry’s most experienced and dedicated team of data professionals, optimizing value for our clients through our global delivery model and with our proprietary technology tools that reduce the time, complexity and cost of data initiatives. Together, our people and technology provide the insights clients need to continue to lead in their fields.

We recruit differently

While other companies annually recruit thousands of workers, we take on a select few who have passed the industry’s most rigorous evaluation process. The result: Bitwisers, an elite team of data experts who challenge conventional wisdom and have the best tenure in the business.

Our Clients

  • Capital One
  • Baxalta
  • Cargill
  • Control Your ID
  • FHN
  • mb Financial
  • Mannatech
  • Ply Gem
  • PerryEllis
  • Mercola
  • Career Education
  • YMCA
  • Global Payments
  • Kroger
  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • Apollo Group
  • Tribune
  • Xcelentra
  • Valspar
  • Kemper
  • JLL
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • Walgreens
  • CIBC
  • Particle City
  • HomeServe

Our People and Their Skills

We're Bitwiser, An elite group of professionals selected through the industry's most stringent recruitment process and immersed in our unique culture and technology through a rigorous training program.

Average tenure across the industry

Average tenure of Bitwisers

30 to 1
Average trainer-to-trainee ratio across the industry

8 to 1
Average trainer-to-trainee ratio at Bitwise

of college recruitment candidates are selected to
be Bitwisers


Our senior executives have worked together more than two decades, building Bitwise by recruiting top talent, staying at the forefront of data technology, and focusing 100% on client satisfaction.

Founding Members
Executive Management
Hema Sakhardande

Hema Sakhardande

Hema Sakhardande   Co-Founder and COO

Hema Sakhardande As COO, Hema focuses on human capital management, finance and infrastructure in the US. With over 25 years of global experience in technology and management, she brings a deep level of expertise to these functions, ensuring that Bitwise has the people and resources needed to provide innovative, quality and efficient solutions to our clients. Hema is a trustee of the Bitwise Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on enhancing the communities in which the company is engaged.
Seema Desai

Seema Desai

Seema Desai   Co-Founder and Managing Director

Seema Desai Seema has 28 years of experience in leadership roles for large credit card and banking companies in the U.S. and U.K. She was instrumental in the growth and evolution of Bitwise, helping to create an agile, process-oriented and client-focused organization. She heads up the Bitwise Foundation, which works with underprivileged people to improve their quality of their life and make them self-reliant.
Neelesh Desai

Neelesh Desai

Neelesh Desai   Co-Founder and Chairman

Neelesh Desai Neelesh has nearly 30 years of experience in consulting and IT in the U.S., U.K. and India. He is responsible for the overall leadership and strategic direction of the company. Neelesh is passionate about maintaining a culture that delivers excellence and emphasizes continuous innovation. Prior to founding Bitwise, Neelesh worked in management consulting and in the credit card and banking industries, where he developed and managed relationships with Fortune 500 customers in the U.S. and U.K.
Salil Sakhardande

Salil Sakhardande

Salil Sakhardande   Co-Founder and President

Salil Sakhardande Salil heads Bitwise’s U.S. operations, focusing on sales and marketing, corporate strategy and client management. With over 25 years of global experience, he is passionate about working closely with clients to understand their unique challenges and develop customized solutions to help them achieve their most ambitious objectives. His goal is ensuring that Bitwise maintains – and is recognized for – a culture that encourages collaboration, inspires a passion for quality, and instills confidence among clients and partners.
Shahab Kamal

Shahab Kamal

Shahab Kamal   Executive Vice President – Solution Engineering and Customer Management

Shahab Kamal Shahab works with client executives on IT strategy for business intelligence, Big Data, data warehousing and enterprise applications. He has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including finance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, media, publishing, insurance and ecommerce, assembling and managing onshore and offshore teams to execute their strategic goals. Shahab has extensive experience managing large project teams working across continents and time zones, aligning them around the common goal of delivering value to the client. Prior to joining Bitwise, he worked at Ford Motors, Aon Hewitt and Tribune Company. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dhwanit Malani

Dhwanit Malani

Dhwanit Malani   Executive Vice President – Innovation,Internal Branding & IT Infrastructure

Dhwanit Malani Leveraging a diverse background in sales, marketing and client service, Dhwanit leads company-wide efforts at Bitwise to deliver on the promise of innovative solutions. Dhwanit also heads branding and marketing, collaborating closely with our salesforce in defining and executing the company’s growth strategy. He is an engineering graduate from University of Pune with more than 20 years of experience in the data and applications field.
Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta

Ankur Gupta   Executive Vice President – Sales and Marketing

Ankur Gupta Ankur is responsible for driving Bitwise’s sales operations, including strategic sales planning and sales process management. Ankur has 10+ years of experience in sales with key focus areas of Retail and Big Data Technologies, Advanced Analytics, IoT and Digital Customer Engagement. Before Bitwise, he was the Founder & CEO at MetaScale LLC and has also served in sales leadership roles at Sears Commercial and Sears Holdings Corporation. He has won prestigious awards like CEO Award for business innovation, Business President Award for achieving exceptional business results and IBM Bravo Award for achieving top notch client satisfaction.
Pramod Dhore

Pramod Dhore

Pramod Dhore   Executive Vice President – Global Delivery

Pramod Dhore Pramod is responsible for ensuring excellence in client service. He leads Bitwise’s delivery teams, leveraging a proven global service model that ensures a quality client experience. In this role, he assists client management and solutions engineering teams to provide a comprehensive and successful service offering. Pramod has over 20 years of experience in technical and managerial roles, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Computer Management from Pune University.
Shrikant Prabhu

Shrikant Prabhu

Shrikant Prabhu   Vice President – Human Capital Development

Shrikant Prabhu Shrikant has over 20 years of experience in global delivery, client management and human capital management. At Bitwise, he is responsible for talent acquisition, overall resource management, and training and mentoring Bitwisers, ensure that employees reflect the company’s focus on deploying an elite team of technology professionals. His varied background enables him to create talent management programs that position Bitwise as a client-focused industry leader.
Arati Joshi

Arati Joshi

Arati Joshi   Vice President – Compliance & Recruitment

Arati Joshi Arati Joshi has over 25 years of experience in delivering technology solutions in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, banking and finance, and health care. At Bitwise, she has spearheaded initiatives to define and implement efficient processes across the organization. As a Vice President, she continues to lead process improvement initiatives that include ISO certification and client security compliance. As Chief Information Security Officer, she is responsible for meeting the information security requirements of Bitwise and our clients.
Prasanna Lele

Prasanna Lele

Prasanna Lele   Vice President – Finance & Administration

Prasanna Lele As head of accounts and finance at Bitwise, Prasanna is responsible for infrastructure growth, direct and indirect taxation, statutory compliance, financial planning and reporting, treasury and cash flow. In addition, he oversees day-to-day accounting and administrative execution. With more than 20 years of experience, Prasanna collaborates with the executive team to implement the company’s strategic agenda and monitor key metrics to ensure consistent growth.
Nikhil Deshmukh

Nikhil Deshmukh

Nikhil Deshmukh   Vice President – U.S. Delivery

Nikhil Deshmukh Nikhil has over 15 years of experience in delivering end-to-end business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. He has deep expertise in consulting, implementation and analytics. Most recently, Nikhil has focused on developing and maintaining customer relationships, creating solutions that enhance the overall customer experience while helping customers achieve competitive advantage.

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