Our team

Founder

Rajiv Dabhadkar

Rajiv Dabhadkar is the Founder, of The National Organisation for Software and Technology Professionals (NOSTOPS), a knowledge worker advocacy organisation to promote the image and the imagination of Indian knowledge workers globally. Since 2004, he has been actively vocal about the issues of foreign guest workers and the need to reform the policies governing India's outward migration to host nations dependent on Indian labor. He has authored 5 books on cross border people movement, and advises Information technology companies on their workforce mobility related issues. As a India - US migration policy researcher, his work has been cited by the US Department of Homeland Security as well as the UK Border Agency. He works closely with the Indian ministries and Indian Missions abroad to repartriate 'stranded victims' of employer abuse overseas. He also works with Campus Incubators to mentor their startups ecosystems and is an advisor to the Entrepreneurship Development Cells of a few college campuses. He works with early stage startups and mid sized enterprises in their go to market strategies, cross cultural and cross border communications with an inclusiveness of their PR, to fill the knowledge gap of the disparate issues faced by Indian start ups. His frequent opinion columns can be found on the Economic Times, Times Of India and Money control. Rajiv overseas the vision and mission mandate of NOSTOPS and pursues strategic initiatives for media campaigns, partnerships and collaboration as well as technology transfer initiatives with campus incubators from overseas.

Co-Founder

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar is the Founder Director of OptiValue Tek Consulting , a premier technology consulting company providing architecture, design, and implementation consultancy globally to Product and Service companies. He successfully led the delivery for many multi-million dollar projects in the onsite/offshore delivery model. As a business leader with 15+ years of IT experience in roles covering Technical Advisory, Product Management, Strategy, and Global delivery. Ambitious Business Leader with a strong technology background to generate and deliver high-value product, consulting, and service delivery engagements. Highly motivated and trustworthy, with a proven track record in product development, business development, solutions design, technical architecture, and delivery leadership with global corporate customers. Ashish Kumar leads a team of Architects, Designers & Developers for NOSTOPS and continues to design, develop & operate the NOSTOPS platform.

Sneh Kulkarni

With over 2 decades of experience in mainstream IT and healthcare - working in South Asia, Europe and North America, Sneh returned back in India to pursue her passion of working with large organisations as well as Indian start-ups, to mentor their employees, including hiring managers and the human resource professionals. Sneh is passionate about integrating healthcare in the workplace and firmly believes that health and emotional intelligence of employees are tangible assets of organisations. Her expertise of working with startups founders to investigate, mitigate and correlate patterns of their achievement / sustainable thresholds is exemplary. Besides a prolific writer, Sneh often speaks at national public forums to address issues of mental health inclusiveness in the workplace. She is a co-founder at IPHM (Integrated Personalized Healthcare Management) healthcare services. Sneh advises and leads the mental health and emotional intelligence related research, features and activities for and on behalf of NOSTOPS.

Richa Gautam

Richa Gautam is a seasoned customer and business analytics professional with added credentials in market development, investment and publishing. Her passion for challenging the status quo and making things better has led to an extensive experience in nonprofit management and leadership with wide-ranging social entrepreneurship projects. As a business owner in the USA, Richa brings her entreprunerial experience in social engagement and analytics to the table. She has been a passionate worker in the field of social entrepreneurship and brings that experience to NOSTOPS, working with immigrant professionals and their families in the United States. Richa facilitates our various campaigns such as the recent #COMEBUILDINDIA initiative. Her expertise to develop research-based media campaigns to understand issues around the Indian Knowledge workers as well as work towards collaborative strategic partnerships with startups and other entities that will benefit NOSTOPS.

Achyut Menon

With over 28+ years’ in the hiring solutions business, Achyut is an Executive Search Specialist for returning Indians, and help companies hire the talent they cannot find themselves. As a Global Recruiting Expert, he has experienced working on mandates for CXO level as well as Senior Management Professionals. He is recognised by SHRM India, as being the "Top HR Influencers Using Social Media" 4 times between 2013-19 He is a talent advisor and works with several start-ups including Venture Capital Funded portfolio companies to identify their core team and HR resources. He is also a senior member of a global recruiter consortium with a presence in 61 countries to help companies find LOCAL talent His professional engagements include, his association as - ● Associate Member of TiE ● Member, Hyderabad Management Association ● Member, NHRD Hyderabad ● Member, Startupsaturday ● Regional BNI Connect Achyut takes leadership position at the recruitment persona to oversee its entire activities at NOSTOPS