“Primarily to inspire us on our path to success by fostering customer relationships and build products that will drive the future”
Ashish is the President & CEO of Forgeahead, a company that he started 18 years ago. Forgeahead works with entrepreneurs, startups and R&D departments in the software products industry to help them during the product development lifecycle, making sure it is delivered as SaaS or technology-enabled services on mobile and cloud platforms, with the goal of helping companies to focus on customer development.
In his career before Forgeahead, Ashish was a manager with pcOrder.com where he led an initiative to improve processes for data collection and quality for the internet startup. During his four years with Trilogy Software, Ashish worked in several roles in consulting and product development organizations where he invented a rules-based engine and registered two patents.
He assists startups on their long term architecture planning and service delivery, and also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Wizbots.
Ashish has an MS in computer science from the University of Houston and an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from University of Pune, India.
Ashwin is the Chief Operating Officer of Forgeahead. He ensures smooth execution of technical deliveries for the projects with a focus on improving software development processes, methodology and quality of service for clients.
Ashwin has 23 years of experience in managing and simultaneously delivering multiple onsite-offshore engagements with start-ups as well as large multinational organizations. At DSL Software Limited (a JV between HCL Technologies Ltd and Deutsche Bank), he worked closely with the bank to develop their investment banking applications. At Tech Mahindra Limited, Ashwin was instrumental in managing large development programs with multi-vendor teams in the telecom space.
Ashwin has an engineering degree in Computer Science from Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune and an MBA from University of Pune, India.
At Forgeahead, Devesh is responsible for the effective management of finance, general administration and legal functions, driven by his strong knowledge of statutory and commercial activities gained over 18 years of experience in the IT and construction industries.
Devesh continues to remain active in various industry associations such as Software Exporters’ Association of Pune (SEAP), where he has held various positions of Secretary, Vice President etc during the period 2003 to 2010. He has also served the Computer Society of India, Pune branch as a member of the Managing Committee in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the Western India Council of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) after having led the Pune branch in 2016 as its Chairman.
Devesh has also represented the Pune IT industry in the internal advisory and grievance committees of Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs departments respectively and has been instrumental in streamlining many processes under the Software Technology Parks scheme within the above government departments in Pune.
Devesh holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce as well as a master’s degree in Computer Management and a post graduate diploma in Financial Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.
As Head of Product Engineering at Forgeahead, Zohair is responsible to build and shape highly capable and empowered engineering teams, responsible for building high-value products and solutions in the major focus areas of Product Development, DevOps, Cloud Infrastructure & Machine Learning. Engage with customers and product managers to ensure that product delivery aligns with customer value creation.
A passionate information technology leader with a knack towards technology, processes and a unique ability to manage mid to large, multi-cultural teams, to put together solutions that solve complex enterprise problems. Zohair has always been instrumental in driving all organisation-wide initiatives and bringing business efficiencies through his expertise in project management methodologies and industry standard engineering practices.
Zohair, who is a Certified Scrum Master, holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Power from Nagpur University and a diploma in Advanced Computing.