Management Team

Vijay Kumar, Managing Director & CEO

Vijay Kumar comes from a techno-managerial background, having done a B.Tech in Computer Science and an MBA from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India). He worked with Infosys Technologies Limited, India (NASDAQ:INFY) as a Technical Architect in Thought Leadership team and collectively managed one of the largest and most admired Knowledge Management system implementations across the globe. He also had a stint with world’s largest hedge fund, D.E.Shaw group, and played an active role in working with the systems which had got firm the name of being “the most intriguing and mysterious force on Wall Street” by Fortune.
An avid risk taker, Vijay founded Peepal in 2005 to follow his entrepreneurial instincts and build an organization which will be based on principles of integrity and transparency, professionally driven, and has concern for all stakeholders. Having sailed through many rough and smooth patches, he is on the journey and enjoying! 

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Rupa Moogi, AVP & Business Head

Rupa Moogi has 7 years of Executive Search experience with some of the top global firms. Rupa has extensive exposure to product development searches in different domains like Telecom, Embedded, BFSI, Retail, ERP etc. She is currently the business head at R&DPeepal.
Rupa has a B.E in Computer Science from Karnataka University. 


Beena Thomas, AVP & Business Head

Beena Thomas has 9 years of Executive Search experience with top global firms in IT space. With extensive exposure to product development requirements, she is currently the business head at ProductPeepal. Beena has done B.Com. from Calicut University. 

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Board Of Advisors

Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan

Dr. N. R. Srinivasa Raghavan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India). He is also holding the role of Associate Chairman at National Centre for Scientific Information (IISc). He has guided over 50 post-graduate and research students at IISc, and has over 70 publications to his name. He is a member of many scientific and research societies including IEEE, INFORMS, ORSI, and CSI.
His research interests include performance modeling and analysis of discrete event systems and networks, resource allocation/scheduling, and grid computing. 

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Dr. Sanghamitra Goswami

Sanghamitra Goswami is a Fellow with Kellogg Business School, Northwestern University (US). She completed her doctoral thesis from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (India) on “A Competency Based Management Approach to Innovation in Information Technology Organizations for varying Innovation Levels and Types”. She also comes with a background of M.Phil in psychology from Delhi University. With varied interests in sketching, traveling and music, she is involved with post doctoral work at “Center for Research in Technology and Innovation” in Kellogg. 

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Sumeet Sachdeva

A TISS-96 graduate, Sumeet is a seasoned HR professional with expertise in Business HR and Staffing. She has worked with Gati, Airtel and  Oracle Financial Services for 5 years. She is currently involved with a couple of search firms in advisory capacity. 

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