Our Leadership.

Pranit Banthia

CEO & Founder

Bachal Bhambhani

Sr. Vice President

Hitesh Mistry

Vice President

Brett Parnham

Vice President – Europe

Bhushan Avsatthi

Director, BIM Consulting

Lalita Meduri

Director, Human Resources

Milind Patel

Director, Engineering Consulting

Naveen Gupta

Director, Data Analytics

Pranit Banthia

Founder and CEO

Pranit began his entrepreneurial journey in 1992 when he transformed his college project into a software services business. The company has grown to a global consulting services provider, a team of 800, with a focus on Engineering Process Transformation and Business Process Management.

He spearheads strategic planning for growth, innovation and operational excellence. Pranit has architected Hitech’s Lean approach to drive continuous improvements across operations and projects leveraging analytics, AI and automation to transform client experiences in a 4.0 world. He also leads several philanthropic endeavors through his organization Antardhwani. Established for assisting people with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a rare form of arthritis, it has helped over 1,000 patients, and represents India in Ankylosing Spondylitis International Federation’s council.

Bachal Bhambhani

Senior Vice President

Bachal, Senior Vice President, represents Hitech in North America. He has consolidated responsibility for client engagement and business development. With a proven track record in strategic planning and in driving partnership initiatives, Bachal helps client and home teams collaborate effectively so that Hitech consistently delivers improvements to client KPIs from an operations perspective.

He brings to the table over 25 years’ experience in working with global businesses, leading the product management and development activities of reputed U.S.-based companies. Prior to joining Hitech, Bachal was a Director of Product Management at Yahoo following a similar role at Info USA, a consumer and business database company based in Omaha, Nebraska.

Hitesh Mistry

Vice President

Hitesh heads Operations, HR and Finance and drives the implementation of strategic plans across the company. The first employee of Hitech when it was founded in 1992, he had begun as a trainee and has risen through the ranks to become the Vice President.

He is an “operations hero,” who has held a diverse portfolio over 25 years with a “roll-up-the-sleeves” approach to get work done while meeting unexpected challenges. Hitesh has the pulse of the people, a robust record of bringing people together from across divisions to identify and resolve barriers to the execution of various strategic initiatives.

Brett Parnham

Vice President, Europe

Brett, Vice President for Europe, is based in London and assists Hitech’s executive leadership team in reinforcing partnerships and in building long-term relationships with clients across the continent. His responsibilities involve account management, client engagement and business development.

He facilitates the ongoing flow of communication between Hitech’s teams and client teams. He provides strategic counsel for improving the efficiency of collaborative projects management. Brett has a proven track record in helping customers connect with Hitech for achieving increased resources- and processes-efficiency. He has served on the boards of several international companies. He brings a practical approach to the development of business strategy, sales growth and building solid client relationships.

Bhushan Avsatthi

Director, BIM Consulting

Bhushan leads the BIM Engineering division, a team of 150 engineers and modelers. He focuses on operations excellence through the integration of new technology tools, automation and various Lean techniques leading to improving quality and productivity.

He has spent around 20 years managing diverse projects–BIM solutions, architectural and interior design, green building design support, and infrastructure development. Prior to joining Hitech, he was an Executive Director responsible for projects and sales at the Indian subsidiary of Netherlands-based 3D BluePrint. Bhushan writes and speaks often on best global practices in building design. He has been a speaker at various international BIM conferences.

Lalita Meduri

Director, Human Resources

Lalita spearheads HR Operations and drives people strategy and employee capacity building. She firmly believes in investing a major share of her HR dollars in hiring and talent development. Stringent recruitment processes and a strong focus on internships and trainees ensure that the company hires the best.

She also drives employee engagement programs and initiatives that reinforce Hitech’s culture of performance excellence through an optimal balance of career growth plans, rewards and recognition, collaboration and, most importantly, fun, reinforcing a “work hard and play harder” culture at Hitech. On another front, social causes including leprosy, eye operation camps, and fundraising for the specially-abled children have been close to her heart.

Milind Patel

Director, Engineering Consulting

Milind leads the Industrial Engineering division, a team of over 100 engineers. He has responsibility for account management, client relationship development, and delivering on his division’s strategic objectives. He has oversight for overall project delivery, continuous process improvements, team development, and ensuring smooth delivery on client KPIs.

He is a seasoned professional with over 18 years’ experience in engineering, go-to-market strategies and operations management with exposure to international markets. He brings with him a deep domain expertise in technology-led optimization activities to improve product design processes, quality, lead time and overall productivity. Prior to joining Hitech, he was a Global Delivery Head at Larsen & Toubro Infotech for one of its strategic accounts.

Naveen Gupta

Director, Data Analytics

Naveen is the Director of Data Analytics. He serves as a consultant to Hitech’s clients, helping them optimize processes and product quality through Big Data solutions, automation, algorithmic control and digitization solutions. He architects real-time visibility and prescriptive solutions for firms in the manufacturing and AEC sectors.

He joins Hitech from Deloitte, where he was a Manager for Strategy and Operations. His role involved optimizing the sales and operations visibility for a $600 million worth media house. He also co-founded a retail loyalty start-up that partnered with 1,000+ Indian merchants with combined annual revenues equivalent to $250 million. Naveen has held managerial roles for over 10 years’ driving Analytics projects across Retail, BFSI, Media and Manufacturing working at companies such as Standard Chartered and Cognilytics.

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