The Team

SHOUMITRO GOSWAMI

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER (BANGALORE)

Graduated from Columbia University, New York, with a BA in Economics and East Asian Studies. After a successful career with Morgan Stanley in New York, Hong Kong and Toronto, Shoumitro founded AustalGroup in 2004, providing financial advisory to the Indian market.
Email: Shoumitro

MARCUS RANNEY

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER (MUMBAI)

Completed his Bachelors of Science (Physiology) and his Medical degrees from University College Medical School in London. After practicing clinical medicine in the United Kingdom, he now works within the Healthcare and Life-sciences industry in Mumbai.
Email: Marcus

MATT WENNERSTEN

Managing Partner (USA / Chennai)

Matt is a former IT consultant turned public school teacher who found his true love in Chennai, India. With Masters Degrees from the US and the UK, he alternates between living “joint family” in India and opening doors in the US.
E-mail: Matt

NUREEN DAS

Manager (USA)

A specialist in nonprofit executive search, Nureen has worked for a variety of universities, foundations, and NGOs. Nureen has lived, worked and studied in India, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Fiji and the USA. She is passionate about promoting cross-cultural education and professional experiences.

RONALD I. S. TELLIS

Partner

Ronnie spent most of his career with the Indian subsidiaries of Imperial Chemical Industries Plc (ICI), U.K. He retired in 1993 as an Executive Partner. He has over 30 years of exposure in India and overseas and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

RONIT MANDAL

City Coordinator (Mumbai)

Self driven and motivated, Ronit loves Mumbai almost as much as he likes road trips around India. Originally from Calcutta, and with stints at J P Morgan, Accenture and Cosmetics Now, Ronit is settled Mumbai and knows how to find the coolest places.

Sukanya Thamizh

Manager, Business Development / Operations (Bangalore)

An experienced Operations Manager and Recruiter, Sukanya coordinates our overall operations in India from our Curley St “mothership”. South Indian by nature by secretly from Noida, Sukanya is always down for a quick trip to some fun spot, whether it’s by motorcycle to Goa or a wedding in Udaipur

JO DUHACHEK

Operations Coordinator

World traveller, manager, equestrian, and India adoptee, Jo left the corn fed confines of Lincoln, Nebraska to pursue an international career. She runs our Bangalore support operations and coordinates across cities from our Curley St Headquarters. A real India-o-phile, you can find Jo at Shiro’s in UB City on a Saturday night, when she’s not helping interns.

Lian

LIAN ISAAC

City Coordinator

Lian, native of Bangalore and graduate of Indo-Asian College, is our extroverted and caring city coordinator for India’s Silicon Valley. A film enthusiast, Lian is always up for cultural events and showing interns around his favorite city.

MRINASHA PRADHAN

Outreach Coordinator (Bangalore)

Hailing from diverse and beautiful Darjeeling and a graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Mrinasha is our talented and detail-oriented outreach coordinator for overseas students and universities. An award winning elocutionist and a graduate student in nanotechnology, Mrinasha smartly manages ConnectInc’s international communications footprint from our headquarters in Bangalore.

SADHANA IYENGAR

Outreach Coordinator (Chennai)

Sadhana, a native of Chennai, joins us from VIT Chennai University, where she studies Law and Commerce. Previously, Sadhana worked at Lockhart & Gardner as a Legal assistant. A keen Model UN participant, excellent writer, and absolute “night owl”, Sadhana handles our night shift from India.