Founder and CEO
Sandy is the driving force behind Vistaar’s solution, values, and culture. He is an acknowledged expert in sales and marketing areas such as product forecasting, category management, portfolio planning, pricing, and promotions. Vistaar is the result of his vision for powerful and yet easy-to-use analytical software that sales and marketing decision makers can use to dramatically improve business performance. Sandy has a track record of success. He founded Think Systems in 1986, building it to a 150 person multi-national organization with customers including 3M, Compaq, General Electric, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Nabisco, Pfizer, Phillip Morris, and Whirlpool. In 1997 he sold Think Systems to i2 Technologies for nearly $150 million. He then served as president of sales and marketing systems at i2 until leaving to launch Vistaar in 2000. He has a BS from Bombay University and an MBA from Rutgers Business School.
Based in Mumbai, Shekhar is responsible for the operations of Vistaar’s India development and sales center. He was previously head of the capital market fiduciary services division for Chase Manhattan Bank in India. He was responsible for creating, marketing, and delivering products to corporate clients in 12 years with Chase’s corporate finance and global services divisions. He has 11 years of prior experience with the Bank of India, where he helped create a computerized credit information and monitoring system that later became an industry standard. Shekhar holds a Masters in Administrative Management from Bombay University.
Senior Vice President, Solution Design & Product Management
MG has spent over 15 years leading teams in the design, development, and management of enterprise class planning applications. His specialty is designing planning applications based on multi-dimensional OLAP technology. Prior to Vistaar he was Vice President Development at i2 Technologies where he was responsible for design and development of the Demand Management suite of applications. At Vistaar, MG has led Product Development and successfully designed and delivered the foundation for Vistaar’s solutions. Presently, he focuses on solution design, product management, and associated services. MG holds a Master of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Vice President, Optimization Group
David leads Vistaar’s data science team which is responsible for applying machine learning, econometric modeling, and mathematical optimization algorithms to help Vistaar customers optimize business decisions. David brings over 20 years of experience delivering science-based solutions to top manufacturers and retailers. David previously worked as director of science services at Signal Demand and director of science at Profit Logic and Oracle Retail. He has held positions as assistant professor at the University of Illinois College of Business Administration and at the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. David has a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
Venky leads European Operations and Global Customer Success for Vistaar. Venky’s organization has global accountability for sales, delivery and long-term success across Vistaar’s customer base. Venky has a diverse professional background, with global leadership experiences ranging from corporate commercial & strategic roles to enterprise-wide operational consulting engagements with Fortune 100 companies. Venky joined Vistaar from Shell, where he headed Global Business Development for a new innovative green product line and led its first successful sale in Europe. Prior to Shell, Venky was with i2 Technologies in the US. At i2, he led several large transformational engagements across different industries resulting in documented measurable value through operational improvements. Venky holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, a Master’s from the University of California, Davis and an MBA from INSEAD, France.