Praveen Bhadada | Chief of Staff | Persistent Systems

Praveen Bhadada is the Chief of Staff and manages the CEO office. In his role, he is responsible for accelerating high priority initiatives across growth strategy, sales, business development, client success, partnerships, go-to-market, and operational efficiency.

With over 16 years of professional experience, Praveen joins us from Zinnov where he was the Managing Partner and Global Head for Software and Platform business. At Zinnov, Praveen managed a team of 100+ consultants and helped the company’s revenue grow by 25x. During his tenure, Praveen built organisation wide expertise in the areas of Technology solutions, Customer Insights, Sales Transformation, Ecosystem Alliances, Innovation Acceleration, Globalisation, Private Equity and M&A.

Earlier, Praveen has worked for Microsoft India leading the Data Platform business group and was responsible for driving operations, strategy, marketing, and revenue of the $100M business, spread across Indian enterprise and small business segments. At Microsoft, Praveen expanded the ecosystem of ISVs, start-ups, and channel partners to enable mission critical solutions on the Microsoft platform. Prior to Microsoft, Praveen was associated with Grail Research (a Monitor Group Subsidiary).

He has co-authored several industry papers with organizations like NASSCOM, TiE, Chiratae Ventures, Accel, Google, Microsoft, Dell EMC, Automation Anywhere, Genpact, etc. He has been a guest speaker at several large scale global technology events. His insights & opinions on the software & technology industry have been carried by several leading global publications & media houses.

Praveen is an IIT Delhi alumnus and has a certificate in finance from Harvard Business School Online.

Praveen is married to Neha, and they have two lovely children, Advay and Aavya.