Kundan Shekhawat
Founder & CEO

Best known for his dynamic leadership, Kundan Shekhawat, Founder & CEO of Ascent Technology Consulting, is responsible for steering the company to where it is today.

Raised in a humble family and disciplined military background, he is a down to earth visionary with deep-rooted values.

He has comprehensive experience in financial services & extensive expertise in Product Development Engineering, strategy & P&L management. With a career spanning 18+ years, his vision was the one that carried Ascent through its successive stages of growth.

A passionate entrepreneur, Kundan’s determination built the organization to constantly enhance competitiveness, profitability, customer focus, partnership, branding, corporate values & governance.

Martin Gierczak
Vice-President, Resilience Canada & North America

Martin takes pride in helping businesses ‘bounce back’ from shocks but also internalizes growth and development strategies so the business can evolve and adapt to the dynamic and interconnected environments.

His unique methodology in operational resiliency that encompasses Business Continuity, Emergency Management, Health & Safety, Wellness, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Agile, and Information Mapping methodologies has been published in the Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Management by Henry Stewart Publishing.

Martin also helps his community through mentorship. He is a mentor with The Forum, City of Markham’s small business Digital Resiliency program, Disaster Recovery Journal, and the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers.

Pushkar Jha
VP Client Delivery

With over 20 years exp in various stages of sourcing lifecycle, Pushkar has led Transitions, Operations and Business Development teams at several BPM organizations, besides managing B2B relationships with fortune 50 clients.

As head of Client Deliveries at Ascent he ensures the projects are managed from kick-off to delivery on-time, on-budget and on-brief, while helping the team members grow

Shashi V
Regional Sales Head Middle East and Africa

An ex-Microsoft Program manager, Shashidhar has led strategic product development efforts with products like Microsoft Excel mobile, Microsoft Word mobile, Mobile Media App, Promart Escrow and AutoBCM.

With a Computer Science graduate degree from GMR IT, he dropped out of BITS, Pilani Masters degree to pursue his passion of product development. He possesses a large amount of experience in core software product development.

He drives Ascent in terms of business development, sales, strategies, delivery and support for Middle Eastern and North African region.