Leadership Team

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Manish Kedia

CEO & President

Manish is a senior entrepreneurial leader and executive manager who has grown tremendously over a span of 20 years. He has worked with leading companies, growing products and consulting services P&L’s. He started his career with Siemens AG. He joined Nexgenix, at an early stage start-up, as an associate and grew to Partner & VP, as he built the national consulting firm focused on business intelligence, data warehouse, and CRM and led a merger with TCG. He joined the Microsoft management to lead Microsoft Consulting (MCS) Global Services strategy and later led a big data and analytics appliance launch in an SQL server business group. He moved back to startup roots with Edifecs, a B2B healthcare compliance company, as SVP of national accounts and business development. Recently, as CEO, he launched and led Benefitalign, a cloud-based enterprise healthcare insurance marketplace company to a successful exit.
Manish is passionate about applied technology and loves to ‘reimagine’ business to leverage disruptive innovation of cloud, big data, devices, and analytics, especially in the healthcare, life sciences retail, and high tech industries. He has been an active advisor to several organizations, including industry leaders like Dell Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Silicon Valley big data analytics firms like Action and others.
Manish graduated with a degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai, India and holds a Certificate in Business Management from Wharton school of business, University of Pennsylvania, PA.
Manish lives in Redmond, WA with his wife and 14-year-old daughter. He enjoys the Pacific Northwest outdoors, hiking and trails and loves to travel with family. He is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan – Go Hawks! Believe!

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Sulekha Thakkar

General Manager - HR & Operations

Sulekha is General Manager – HR and communications person with a career spanning over 20+ years in the field of advertising, corporate communications and human resource. She started her career in advertising running the publication division of Notre Advertising in Pune. She moved to Boyden International, a search firm and worked on multiple large enterprises before the entrepreneurial bug hit her. She started her own communication startup and ran it successfully for a couple of years. She spent a couple of years with KPIT Cummins, GS Lab, and QLogic before she moved to Icertis in 2011.Sulekha is a post graduate in law from Gujarat University. Sulekha is a people person and passionate about her work. She was part of Innovations, an IIT Alumni event and ran it for a couple of years with the help of a couple of IITians. She is also a member of few HRD networks.
Sulekha lives in Pune with her husband who has played national level water polo and has a daughter who is pursuing her post-graduation in music at the Univer city of Westminster UK. She is passionate about music and plays the keyboard. She loves traveling and wants to explore all parts of the world in the next couple of years!