People

Pramodh, is the Founder Director of MindsDirect and has been instrumental in establishing business at various levels.
The course of time and experience with few of the top “Fortune Fifty” companies; has developed strong business administration and leadership skills which led to the very existence of MindsDirect. Comes with a zeal to see MindsDirect as a pioneer in the HR industry.
At MindsDirect; made significant contributions towards building client organizations that have better edge over their competitors in acquiring, motivating and retaining competent professionals.
Pramodh believes that almost everything is measurable though subjectivity creeps in, we can still ensure effectiveness through setting up right measurement criteria. So most of the people related issues in any organization can be addressed with a well defined selection process.
As one of the Chief Consultants of MindsDirect, he has setup strategically driven HR processes with benchmarks, making the entire process measurable at every level with negligible subjectivity, might it be performance management or employee engagement.
Has made considerable improvement and helped client organizations gain cost efficiency on their HR spend as well as achieve overall business objectives with minimal people related pain points.
Over fourteen years of experience and a proven track record in establishing Best Practices, and Process Improvements from various industries, out of which over five years of experience has been with various client organizations in Strategic Planning and HR development.

Venkat, Director – Advisory HR Services of MindsDirect; A skilled planner, and formulator of strategies with expertise in heading large task force. He is a natural leader who can develop members from within and an effective communicator with excellent business acumen. Venkat is a graduate in psychology & Law with an MBA in HR from a premier B- school and a certified expert in 16 PF & MBTI. He has over 17 years of HR experience; has partnered as AVP-HR, for Repcol Group, Group Manager HR for a telecom giant, Midas Communication. His experience in heading HR for  the past 11 years has made him a specialist in OD Intervention and Re-engineering.

BT Koller, Is the Director Legal Services; he comes with a decade of experience in handling matters pertaining to corporate Laws, company laws, labor laws, and business laws, he is also a second generation advocate practicing at the high court, civil courts, and labour courts. He has a Masters Degree from the University of Mysore and an LLB from the Delhi University. Mr. Koller is an expert in handling labour litigations, vendor litigations and business litigations. Prior to this role; he has worked with some of the renowned advocates and it is during this period he collaborated with MindsDirect to associate as a Consultant; in his role as a Legal Consultant he has advised MindsDirect and some of its clients on different aspects of law and has helped in implementing fair business practices.

Mr. C S Malagi, B.A. LLB., (Spl) is an Advisory Board Member of MindsDirect and he comes with 30 years of experience; prior to his role at MindsDirect he worked as a District Judge in various courts; Civil Courts, Labour Courts, Criminal Courts and Industrial tribunals at Bangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga and Koppal.

Mr. K M Hadimani, B.A. LLB., is an Advisory Board Member of MindsDirect and he comes with 24 years of experience; prior to his role at MindsDirect he worked as a District Judge in various courts; Civil Courts, Labour Courts, Criminal Courts and Industrial tribunals at Bangalore and Bellary.

Balaji, is the Vice-President at MindsDirect; he is a post graduate in Marketing from Manasa Gangotri. He has over 35 years of experience in various fields that includes Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and IT. He started his career in 1979 in a multinational pharmaceutical company and ended up as their All India Training Manager in charge of Recruitment and training. In manufacturing sector he served as Director in charge of HR and Administration. He was head of HR and Administration in an IT company in Bangalore for Five years. His stint in HR all along has broadened his horizon of knowledge related to HR activities. Balaji has passion for mentoring and grooming employees and aligning personal growths of employees with business growth of the company he works for. In MindsDirect Balaji will oversee activities related to Business development and Delivery services.

Prem, is the Manager – Business Development at MindsDirect; he is an innovative sales/ business professional with 11+ years of experience in Technology Talent Fulfillment Services. He has well rounded experience across Delivery, Business Development, Project Management and Account Management. Prem has successfully implemented differentiated sourcing engine for Talent fulfillment business, leveraging proprietary technology platforms. He has good experience in setting up a recruitment business unit and making it as a profitable center. He keeps himself updated about market changes and upcoming trend and technologies. In his career spanning 11 years, he has worked with companies like Mind lance and Silicon India.

Mahesh, Assistant Manager at MindsDirect. Mahesh is a Talent acquisition professional with excellent managing & recruiting skills. He comes with 5+ years of experience in full life cycle of IT Recruitment. He has experience in recruiting business critical resources through innovative recruitment approach and making use of effective recruitment and sourcing strategies such as focused networking, reference generation, internal database, cold calling, social & professional networking. He has expertise in domains like IT, Telecom, Semiconductor, R&D, BFSI, Analytics, IT Sales and Non IT. He has worked for different geographies which includes UK, US, Poland, Germany, Singapore, Australia and Japan. He is well versed in Account management, Client interaction, Training and Team management.

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