Rashmi Chaturvedi

Co-founder & President

Rashmi Chaturvedi is the Co-founder and President of Kaygen. She has over 25 years of technology industry experience assisting multinationals with their business transformation initiatives. She co-founded KAYGEN in 2003 to assist businesses with their digital transformation initiatives by providing data driven solutions to customers globally. The inspiration for Kaygen name came from Kaizen which stands for continuous improvement, and she embodies this business philosophy in all processes to create efficiencies in company operations and employee productivity.

An advocate for economic equity, Rashmi is passionate about helping women owned and diverse businesses get equal opportunities for growth and success. She serves on the Board for Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-WEST), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Transportation Business Advisory Council at Los Angeles Metro. Rashmi’s honors and awards include “2020 Outstanding CEO’s by WE USA magazine, “2020 Women Business Enterprise STAR”, “2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year Champion”, and “Women Who Rock”.

She is a graduate of Narsee Monjee college of Commerce and Economics in Bombay, India with a bachelor’s in business and a master’s in computer applications.

Anshul Chaturvedi

Co-founder & CEO

Anshul’s vision and strategy were instrumental in transforming Kaygen into a nationally recognized company with a successful track record of increased revenues over the course of a decade. Anshul focuses on the overall strategy at Kaygen, along with building and sustaining long term client relationships and business alliances. He has more than 15 years of experience in working with Fortune 2000 clients and delivering professional services that exceed expectations.

Anshul has been actively involved in the TiE (The INDUS Entrepreneur) Southern California chapter and was recently recognized in the INC 5000.

Anshul holds an MBA in finance and marketing and B.A. in business from Oklahoma City University.

Terry Walia

Vice President, Client Success

Terry is an experienced leader and senior client success executive with expertise in client experience and relationship management, enterprise consulting and sales, talent development, program and product delivery, and business transformation.

His services experience spans digital transformation, security, experience design, data science, cloud and analytics, infrastructure, application development and management, product management, quality and service management, platform management, marketing and sales technologies, and AI.

Terry realizes revenue for Kaygen by converting large technology deals and engagements with a focus on a value framework, opportunity identification, strategy, solution design, and delivery management. He has a passion and ability to develop portfolios, evolve engagement performance, and align large sets of internal and external stakeholders.

He holds the following certifications - cSAFe® 5.0.1 Lean Portfolio Manager, ITIL Practitioner Change and Release, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (In Progress), ITIL Foundation, and Oracle Certified Professional.

Arun Sabarajan

Vice President, Global Delivery

Arun is a strategic business process and information technology professional with 20 years of experience in delivering complex ERP, CRM, Analytics and Data Management projects.

Arun is highly skilled in business transformation, strategy planning, process reengineering, and system implementations. He also has extensive experience in program, project, and resource management.

His experience spans diverse industry verticals including technology, manufacturing, consumer, retail and distribution, life sciences, and state and local governments. He has deep knowledge in cloud transformation, modern data management, data quality and data governance, and supply chain management process.

At Kaygen, Arun manages operations, IP product development, and leads a global team of professionals to ensure that the projects are executed in a timely manner.

Jim Phillips

Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing

Jim is responsible for supporting sales and marketing strategies that bring Kaygen together with its talent and clients. Account management responsibilities include developing strong relationships with customers, and connecting with key business executives and stakeholders.

Jim has been with Kaygen for two years and has extensive retail, telecommunications, and software industry experience. He is a graduate of San Diego State University.

Jessica Medina

Human Resources & Employee Relations Specialist

Jessica is responsible for all human resources at Kaygen, including talent acquisition, performance management, and benefits. She is passionate about Kaygen’s culture, and leads in demonstrating Kaygen values and supporting our team and talent. She has several years of experience leading HR teams at emerging companies, instilling and growing a vibrant corporate culture.

Krista Chang

Human Resources Generalist

Krista Chang partners with Jessica Medina to lead our human resources team. She is passionate about supporting our people, and ensuring they have the opportunity to experience professional and personal growth through the many human resource tools that Kaygen provides Krista holds a BA degree from UC Irvine.

Sid Mohasseb

Business Advisor

Sid Mohasseb is known as The Entrepreneur Philosopher. He is a published author, serial entrepreneur, venture investor, university professor, innovation leader, business thought provoker and public speaker.

At sixteen, he migrated to the US without his family, at twenty-one, he started and later sold his first company while in college. At twenty-five, he taught comparative Eastern and Western philosophy. At twenty-seven, he became the youngest partner of a national management consultancy. During the next two decades, he supported large scale acquisitions and acted as a principal investor in middle market companies leading company turnarounds. He also founded and led several early-stage and hyper-growth companies from inception to acquisition.

Sid has served on the boards of over a dozen profit and non-profit companies. He has logged thousands of hours developing strategies for various enterprises and working with board members and management to execute. As a teacher, he has taught Strategic Management, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Negotiation and Data Analytics to MBAs at USC, Chapman, and UCI.

As a professional fund manager and angel investor, Sid has mentored dozens of entrepreneurs, met with hundreds of start-up companies, and reviewed countless business plans.

Tanmoy Chowdhury

CFO

Tanmoy Chowdhury brings 30 years of global corporate finance experience as a CFO, controller, and strategic finance leader. He holds vast experience in driving levers for operating margin, financial planning, M&A integration, driving cash flows, and setting up robust finance processes. Tanmoy has worked mostly in IT Services and Technology companies and in this capacity he has been both at the buy and sell side of multiple companies. At Kaygen, Tanmoy is instrumental for its Financial Processes, Compliance and FP&A functions.

Tanmoy graduated from Calcutta University, India and is a  CPA, CA, and a Cost Accountant.

Samir C. Thakkar

CFP®

As Founding and Managing Partner of20/20 Financial Advisers, LLC Samir primarily advises affluent clients and has done so for over 25 plus years.

As your personal financial adviser, Samir focuses on advising clients and their families to create and conserve wealth, reduce/eliminate taxes, and create an ongoing legacy. Samir takes a comprehensive approach to planning which incorporates all aspects of personal, retirement, investment, estate, and business planning. Samir will thoroughly review, analyze, and recommend optimum strategies for your cash flow, risk management, investment asset allocation, and, in conjunction with your tax adviser, tax reduction techniques. Samir offers investment and insurance products and services through his relationship with Private Client Services and offers fee based financial planning and investment services through his relationship with 20/20 CMI.

Samir's financial education and past workshops to adult schools, associations and corporations have brought his knowledge and experience to hundreds of people in the areas of financial, retirement and estate planning. He has also been a guest lecturer with Palos Verdes Unified Adult Education, Chapman University, County of Orange-Employees (Municipal Water District of Orange County, Yorba Linda Water District), the Society for The Advancement of Management (S.A.M.). and American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.). Additionally, he was invited to hold workshops for The I.R.S.-C.P.A. Association and Asian and South Pacific Internal Revenue Agents (A.S.P.I.R.E.). AIC and 20/20 are not endorsed by or affiliated with these entities.

Prior to his current position, from 1997 to 2001, Samir was the Managing Director of the Acacia Group, from 1994 to 1997 he was Vice President of Beverly Hills Group, and from 1989 to 1993, Samir was the Financial Planning Manager for Cigna Corporation-Individual Financial Services as well as Senior Financial Planning Tax Analyst. He began his career in the financial planning profession in 1988.

Samir C. Thakkar

CFP®

As Founding and Managing Partner of20/20 Financial Advisers, LLC Samir primarily advises affluent clients and has done so for over 25 plus years.

As your personal financial adviser, Samir focuses on advising clients and their families to create and conserve wealth, reduce/eliminate taxes, and create an ongoing legacy. Samir takes a comprehensive approach to planning which incorporates all aspects of personal, retirement, investment, estate, and business planning. Samir will thoroughly review, analyze, and recommend optimum strategies for your cash flow, risk management, investment asset allocation, and, in conjunction with your tax adviser, tax reduction techniques. Samir offers investment and insurance products and services through his relationship with Private Client Services and offers fee based financial planning and investment services through his relationship with 20/20 CMI.

Samir's financial education and past workshops to adult schools, associations and corporations have brought his knowledge and experience to hundreds of people in the areas of financial, retirement and estate planning. He has also been a guest lecturer with Palos Verdes Unified Adult Education, Chapman University, County of Orange-Employees (Municipal Water District of Orange County, Yorba Linda Water District), the Society for The Advancement of Management (S.A.M.). and American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.). Additionally, he was invited to hold workshops for The I.R.S.-C.P.A. Association and Asian and South Pacific Internal Revenue Agents (A.S.P.I.R.E.). AIC and 20/20 are not endorsed by or affiliated with these entities.

Prior to his current position, from 1997 to 2001, Samir was the Managing Director of the Acacia Group, from 1994 to 1997 he was Vice President of Beverly Hills Group, and from 1989 to 1993, Samir was the Financial Planning Manager for Cigna Corporation-Individual Financial Services as well as Senior Financial Planning Tax Analyst. He began his career in the financial planning profession in 1988.

About Kaygen

Collaborative, transparent, and flexible

That’s how we bring talent and clients together in the demanding world of digital

The Japanese symbol for Kaizen

Our foundation is in our name

Kaygen, from the Japanese word, kaizen, for continuous improvement, signifies how we continuously seek to bring expert tech talent to our client engagements to create sustainable competitive advantage. However, there is more. Our company is diverse, and minority owned and operated by expert data technologists who have conceived and developed the very strategic technology initiatives that we now engage in for our clients with our talent. Our core belief in diversity, complemented by the principles of kaizen, ensures we bring the best expert data talent to work transparently, collaboratively, and with flexibility to ensure client success.

18+Years in Tech Consulting
15K Hires
250+ Employees
10+Years Average Customer
100+Clients
Top 5% Tech Talent

Meet our team

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Anshul Chaturvedi
Co-founder & CEO
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Rashmi Chaturvedi
Co-founder & President
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Terry Walia
VP, Client Success
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Arun Sabarajan
VP, Global Delivery
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Jim Phillips
Sr. Manager, Sales & Marketing
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Jessica Medina
HR & Employee Relations Specialist
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Krista Chang
HR Generalist
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Advisory board

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Sid Mohasseb
Business Advisor
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Tanmoy Chowdhury
CFO
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Samir C. Thakkar
CFP®
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Awards

Kaygen’s commitment to excellence is illustrated by our numerous awards, and recognition by our partners and customers. Some of the milestones that helped establish us along the way are:

2021 Top 40 Woman Owned Businesses Orange County Journal

2019 Toyota Supplier of the Year Award

2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year Champion

2015 CIO Review Hot 100 Oracle partners

2014 Oracle Innovation Excellence Award