SmarterHomes is a response to a real world problem of lack of water metering in apartment buildings. There are more than 50 million apartment buildings all over the world in need of a water metering solution. Research has proven that we cannot control or change our behaviour without measurement. Most people are able to bring down their consumption by upto 35% after metering. And, this is what drives us to innovate.
Rajeev Sharma has more than 31 years of experience ranging from sales & marketing to administration/ project management to corporate communication. He is a Postgraduate in Administration from Newport States California University. He has worked with leading organizations in senior management roles such as Hoechst India Ltd, Peregrine Security Pvt Ltd, Flextronics and Aricent Technologies, IBM Global Services, Genpact, Johnson Controls as the Customer Business Director, APS Group of Companies (as Group COO). His last assignment was with JLL PAM as National Head – COE.
Badusha Kalathiparambil has more than 3 decades of design expertise in industries ranging from industrial process control, mission-critical systems, high availability computing platforms, custom-built mobile computing devices, wearable medical devices, and end-to-end IoT systems. He has worked with renowned companies in senior positions such as Nuclear Power Corp, HP, Intel, and Wipro Technologies, in addition to a few startups. He has a bachelor’s in technology from the University of Kerala.
Jitender Thirwani has been part of the journey of SmarterHomes over the last decade. Jitender has over 18 years of experience in Business Development, Channel Sales, and Project Management. Before Smarterhomes, he worked with leading financial institutions such as ICICI Bank, in managing sales teams and customer service management. He has a PGDBM from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow and is passionate about water conservation in urban cities. He has been at the forefront of customer education, product deployment and execution at SmarterHomes.
Shishir Maheshwari is an Executive Director at EverSource Capital. He has over 15 years of investment and operating experience across Private Equity funds and entrepreneurial ventures. Shishir has built new business platforms in the sustainability domain at IDFC Private Equity and was the co-founder of Agribazaar.com, an agritech startup. Before Eversource Capital, he was part of Bain-Piramal’s distress asset platform, IndiaRF, where he led infrastructure, consumer, and automotive investments. He has a PGDBM from XLRI Jamshedpur and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Uttarakhand.
Prakash has three decades of experience as a business leader in the private infrastructure industry. Prior to joining Kathari Water, he was the CEO of the Water, Wind Energy, and Solar Park Business within the IL&FS Group. He had earlier worked with Asea Brown Boveri and Nuclear Power Corporation. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore (Post Graduate Program) and College of Engineering, Trivandrum (Bachelor of Technology). Later, he completed the International Master’s Program in Management through a network of global schools led by INSEAD. He is also an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Certified Coach.
Nilesh has 17 years of experience as a senior finance person in the private real estate development and equity fund. Prior to joining Kathari Water, he was the VP of Finance for Gera Developers, Pune (the only private real estate developer with an AA- rating). He has earlier worked with The Chatterjee Group (TCG) for its Prop real estate book as well as the first real estate-focused fund in India. Apart from his skills across other domains, Nilesh is a thorough finance professional with close to two decades of experience in Private Equity Investment, Corporate Finance, International/Domestic Taxation, Offshore fund structuring, Treasury Management, and Accounting. He is a Chartered Accountant, and Company Secretary and holds a master’s in commerce.
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