At Neilsoft, we believe that it's our responsibility to contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities we operate in. Social responsibility is deeply entrenched in our culture and as an organization, our focal areas for community development are - education, environment and healthcare. Strong efforts are on continuously to make the world a better place to live in for the less privileged, in the best ways possible making the most of our capabilities. It is the mission of all Neilsoft associates to contribute to society and to try and make a difference to someone's life in whatever capacity. This feeling is deep-rooted within associates and comes from within which provides synergy between Neilsoft beliefs towards community development.
Neilsoft associates enthusiastically participate in the "Joy of Giving" initiative launched annually in the months of October - November. This initiative illuminates the spirit of volunteerism and is a chance for our associates to make a lasting difference in the lives of the less fortunate and needy. A blood donation drive is organized in the month of June and has many associates volunteering to donate blood. Energy conservation programs adopted include awareness programs and initiatives on the Intranet portal of the company to encourage associates to car pool while commuting to and fro from work.
Ketan Bakshi is one of the founders of Neilsoft and has over three decades of experience in the engineering & IT industry. He was instrumental in launching the first IBM-PC compatible system (Neptune) in India in 1984 and has focused on the CAD/CAM and Engineering segments since 1986. He has worked in various capacities in technical, marketing, sales, and management functions prior to founding Neilsoft.
Mr. Bakshi has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Computer Science. He was a member of India-based NASSCOM's Executive Council (2009-11) and has led several initiatives to leverage India's 'engineering services' strengths as part of the global workshare (hybrid) system.
Rupa Shah is one of the founders of Neilsoft and has over 25 years of experience in accounts, finance, audits, commercial, and regulatory matters. Her experience includes managing the accounting function for major accounts while at New India Assurance Company and stints in taxation and investment management areas prior to co-founding Neilsoft.
Mrs. Shah is a graduate from Mumbai University and a qualified Chartered Accountant.
(Founder, VP – Engineering Quality & Productivity, Delivery Excellence and Technical Training)
Shirish Sathe is one of the founders of Neilsoft and has over 30 years of experience in engineering and CAD modeling / tooling. He has worked in various engineering capacities for companies abroad and in India in the manufacturing & construction industries.
Mr. Sathe is a Mechanical Engineer.
Chirag Bakshi is the founder and CEO of Zumigo, a Mobile Security company that provides Mobile Location and Identity solutions. He is a veteran of the mobile industry and Silicon Valley, and was previously Vice President & General Manager of the VeriSign Mobile Messaging business. He helped the company build a world-class scalable and robust Wireless Platform driving significant revenue for Mobile Operators and Enterprises. Chirag also served as a General Manager at EFI where he established a very successful Network Graphics Server Business Unit and a Director at Apple for their LaserWriter line of products.
He has his B-Tech degree from IIT Bombay, and M.S. degrees from Stanford and the University of Michigan. He holds several patents in software and mobile technologies. Additionally, Chirag served on the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) Board and Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC) Leadership Council.
Satyen Patel is currently the Executive Chairman at Prescient Co Inc., Chairman at Eton Solutions LP and Managing Partner at Kanusul Capital Inc. He was the Founder & Vice Chairman of Scandent Group, a Private Equity fund and Executive Vice-Chairman, Cambridge Solutions Ltd., an IT and BPO company listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange.
Satyen Patel has held senior management positions with several multinational companies in the US and Singapore. His previous directorship's include a non-executive Directorship with 3i plc Asia Pacific (PE/Venture Fund) as Director of Strategic Development for Grand Met/Pillsbury Company in Minneapolis, Director of International Business Development with Pepsi Cola International in New York and Managing Director of Nike South East Asia & South Asia to name a few.
S. Devarajan is the founder of Transmation Consulting, a strategic management firm providing high technology companies a single window platform to accelerate and transform their business strategies; optimize operational efficiency and fuel expansion & growth. His previous directorships include Managing Director of Cisco Systems in Bangalore and Managing Director of Tata Elxsi. An industry veteran with more than 33 years of experience in the IT sector, Dev managed Cisco’s largest R&D Centre established outside USA and led the India Strategy to build the organization from scratch to the 3000 employees in Cisco India. During his tenure with Tata Elxsi, he had the unique opportunity of turning around the company from a loss-making organization into one of the successful IT companies of the Tata group.
A graduate in Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Mr. Devarajan is a Charter Member of TiE, Bangalore, past President of the Manufacturers Association for Information Technology (MAIT) and Executive Council Member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Southern India.
Rajan Vakil is a leading stock broker and HNI investor with membership on the Bombay Stock Exchange. He has been involved with Neilsoft since 1995 as an angel/seed investor and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. As an independent Director, he has guided Neilsoft’s Management in its various funding decisions and buyback/dividend policies. He brings with him financial market’s knowledge to the Board.
Nikhilesh Panchal is a lawyer with over 39 years of practice, and has rich experience and expertise in structuring acquisitions, mergers, foreign collaborations, joint venture transactions and related procedures under Foreign Exchange Management Act. He has also been involved in a number of high value public, domestic primary, equity and debt capital market transactions by Indian companies and international listing of Indian/foreign group companies with a domestic presence.
Nikhilesh serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of various listed and unlisted companies. He holds a Masters degree in Law and is a registered Advocate Solicitor with the Bombay Incorporated Law Society and Law Society of England & Wales, United Kingdom. He is also a registered Patent and Trademark Attorney. Nikhilesh is a partner at M/s Khaitan & Co since 2005, and prior to that he was a partner at M/s Little & Co.
We strive towards attaining high quality standards in all work that we do and it has become our distinguishing attribute. We believe that quality is of prime importance for the success of any business. For us, Quality is not just about executing a method or working towards a set standard. It is an attitude, a culture, a way of life and a way of working. At Neilsoft, we truly follow our credo i.e. “Think, Anticipate, Analyze, Act, Make an Impact”. This is thoroughly imbibed within all our associates. Thus there is great thought put into every piece of work however small or large it may be.
As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, we have invested in developing robust quality processes & an in-house web-based, easy-to-use, simple system "Project Work-sharing Management System (PWMS)" for all types of project-related communication, easy management / tracking of this communication among multi-location project teams, work-sharing, and Pareto Analysis of Issues & Errors. It helps us in generating project specific quality & performance metrics. We also utilize client specified tools for project collaboration and document controls, seamlessly integrating into our client's existing engineering environment.
With matured systems & processes we have evolved a proprietary 3-Gate Quality Checking process that aims at minimizing the number of defects in the process. The process ensures that the project team strives for continuous improvement by improving Process efficiencies, Value Additions, Project Audits and Skill development. Apart from the “Quality Processes”, we have set-up a “Project & Quality Audits” group that has the responsibility to ensure that work methodology and processes for each project are satisfactorily followed and the work output for each project will adhere to the defined statement of work for the project. Our project & program management and quality systems focus enables us to consistently deliver high quality to our clients and achieve good client satisfaction levels.
Neil...the word which in Gaelic language means champion and to us is a symbol of the pioneering spirit and risk-taking ability of Neil Armstrong… the first man to land on the moon. It spurs us on to explore new frontiers which traditional wisdom will advise against and to create new opportunities and successes.
We, in Neil Group, are an engineering-focused dynamic growth company which based on it’s learnings & relationships will deliver superior value to all our stakeholders (associates, customers, investors and suppliers) and contribute to the socio-economic development of the communities we operate in.
We as a group have an out-of-the-ordinary will & ability and the ambition to build a large, professionally managed organization that will emerge as a leader in the engineering space.
To be among the leading best-value engineers to the world delivering engineering & related products and services resulting in efficiency and reliability for our customers, pride for our associates, high returns for our investors, and energy efficiency for our planet.