Vishal Gondal started his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16 founding IndiaGames and is best known as the Father of the Indian Gaming Industry. Having taken the company to amazing heights, in 2012, IndiaGames was acquired by the Walt Disney Company, post which he served as Managing Director Digital, Disney UTV. He is also a notable Angel Investor. Vishal was listed among the top 50 executives in the mobile content space by the UK based 'Mobile Entertainment' Magazine alongside noted people like Steve Jobs.
He enjoys running Marathons, Ultras, Trekking & Sky Diving. His love for the outdoors and pushing oneself physically dates to his growing years when he was a national level volleyball player. Vishal is a long time TEDster, gadget & gizmo freak and a judge on two television shows 'The Pitch' on Bloomberg TV & 'Your Wish is my App' on NDTV. His passion for technology, fitness & gaming led him to his next venture GOQii which is focused on helping people make a change towards a healthier lifestyle and be the force of good.
Chief Marketing Officer
Abhishek is responsible for brand development, product marketing, PR and social media. Abhishek is a fitness product expert with several years of experience with leading global brands like Nike in India, USA and UK, where he led diverse product as well as consumer related roles. Abhishek is a strong believer in the principle of sustainability and social development and has collaborated with various global Non-Profits organizations on key social projects.
Abhishek is a global trooper and an ardent soccer fan. An avid travel photographer, he loves to spend his downtime taking long road trips on his motorbike.
Chief Operating Officer
Radical in thought, meticulous in execution. A combination of a Sound Engineer, Manufacturer and Entrepreneur, Champ is a Creative Engineer been developing, selling and delivering tech toys since many years. Being the founder of a gadget building company - HitPlay some years ago, Champ has a deep understanding of customer requirements that he uses to develop products at the most acceptable price, and is known to push industry benchmarks on delivery and service. Tennis runs in Champs blood and he's a regular warrior on court. Challenge him and take a set of him to win the GOQii Life!
Chief Technology Officer
Sachin Janghel has 11 years of games and interactive application development experience on various mobile, online, social networking platformAs Chief Technology Officer, Sachin is responsible for all the technology behind the GOQii Ecosystem. He is a technologist with broad experience in several fields, PC-online, mobile, embedded, Network, System, Platform and software development and various other technologies.
Sachin has led many development projects and large team of game developers as Technology Director of IndiaGames Ltd, India's no. 1 gaming company, which was later acquired by Disney UTV.
As Director of Interactive TV of Disney UTV, Sachin focused on building business and technologies for Interactive TV platforms like Satellite, Digital Cable, HITS and IPTV.
He enjoys exploring new technologies and loves playing video games. Sachin is a football and hockey player and has represented his home state in national level sport tournaments.
Chief Financial Officer
Srinivasan (Srini) is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of experience with reputed corporates. His last assignment was as the CFO of Bharti AXA Life Insurance in Mumbai. Over the years, Srini has gained in depth understanding of profitability and growth drivers and has extensively worked on Financial Planning and data analysis. During his tenure with Life Insurance industry, he was member of several committees of IRDA as well as Ministry of Finance in advising them on complex issues. Srini loves food, music and is a fitness enthusiast.
Dr. Shriram Nene
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Nene was born in London, and grew up in the United States. Prior to going to college, he was a software entrepreneur. He did his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also obtained his Doctorate of Medicine in 1993. He subsequently trained in General Surgery anddid a Vascular Surgical Research Fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles. He finally completed his training with a fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. He was boarded in Thoracic and General Surgery in the United States and practiced as a heart, lung and vascular surgeon in Denver, Colorado. In 2011, he moved to India to make a difference in the lives of others and improve the practice of medicine, worldwide, to international, evidence based standards by empowering the patient and doctor’s reach.
Master Coach and Behaviour Designer
Kendra Markle designs technology to make healthy behavior change mostly for behavior-based health problems. Her behavioral tools focus on the emotional and social factors of big lifestyle changes and use neuroscience insights and emotional automation to influence behavior and coach people through the process of making change.
Her background includes bio-medical engineering degrees from MIT, working with Kaiser Permanente clinical care teams on patient wellness pilot programs and ongoing research with the Stanford Prevention Research Center on stealth health and innovative ways to use mobile and social media to change behavior and improve health. She is a popular and dynamic health tech conference speaker and has presented talks and workshops at Web 2.0 Expo, Mobile Health, Healthcare Unbound, Games for Health and many others. She has taught classes on innovation in healthcare at both MIT and Stanford.
This is truly a time to better understand how to use technology to motivate, incentivize and coach behavior change and to scale up tools that really work. This is her mission.
Master Coach and Head Nutritionist
Leading nutritionist, motivational speaker, published Author of ‘Eat Smart, Move More, Sleep Right – Your personal health coach’, sold globally, Luke has been involved in nutrition and fitness even since he graduated from IHM with specialization in food science and nutrition. Luke is an ‘International Collaborator ‘with the University of Yale, Griffin – Prevention research center, CT, U.S.A and practices in the field of nutrition, health, preventive and alternative treatment.
Luke facilitates sessions for various clubs, forums, YPO’s, WPO’s, EO’s, Rotary clubs and people groups across the country and globally as well. He speaks on topics related to health, nutrition, lifestyle and disease. Luke partners with Yale, Griffin – Prevention research center, CT, U.S.A and conducts educational programs for children and adults in the field of nutrition, health and lifestyle. He has exclusive rights to deliver this program across India and Asia.
He encourages and helps people steer away from conventional medicine and uses natural foods. He believes in a lifestyle change and helps and coaches people to make ‘shifts in their lifestyles to achieve their health goals.
Head - People Practices
Human Capital Specialist, Culture Custodian, Engagement Catalyst
At GOQii, Suzaina is working on creating an unmatched culture of delivering WOW and excellence. Aiding this is the blend of her inherit trait of being a peoples-person, post graduation in HR from IIM and practicing HR experience with multinational and indigenous organizations across diverse industries. A techno-commercial HR and a strong believer in creating motivated forces, she brings in demonstrated expertise to build the people capacity and capability at GOQii. She has the experience in devising people directives aligning to business strategy, designing global engagement programs and building high-performing teams. Outside of GOQii, in her endeavor to create a better league of HR professionals, she runs interactive programs for students to bridge academic knowledge and their application in a corporate environment. What keeps her lifestyle pepped up is yoga, swimming, dance and most importantly a positive attitude.
Head of US Business
Jon Binder has more than 20 years of marketing and business development experience in the health, fitness and technology industries. He works with early-stage companies in the digital health space to develop and execute product and marketing strategies. Jon has held a number of leadership roles including WellnessFX, a digital health tracking and consulting service where he launched their first consumer offering; and TRX, where he built and led the e-commerce, media, digital marketing and business development teams helping it become one of the fastest growing fitness companies in the U.S. Jon has a BA in Business Economics from UC Santa Barbara and earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
For fun, Jon enjoys mountain biking, trail running, skiing and being active with his family.
Marketing Strategy & Consumer Engagement
A passion for brands, mountains & startups is what drives KK. At GOQii, KK is responsible for overall marketing strategy & consumer engagement. A strong believer in the essence of brand building, KK pursued his first passion for advertising working across agency networks like Publicis, Leo Burnett & WPP. He subsequently moved into digital marketing to set-up an independent full service agency. Media2win was ranked amongst the top digital agencies of India & has won multiple industry awards.
Besides his love for brands, KK is an avid mountaineer & distance runner. Each year he visits the Himalayas to scale 6000+ meter peaks. He also runs multiple marathons which help him in training for his mountain sojourns. During his free time, he shares his knowledge across management institutes as a visiting faculty for brand & marketing communication.