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Leadership

Our clients and teams thrive on our essential intent that is about high level of clarity of purpose. Clarity equals success.

Muki Regunathan

Muki Regunathan

Founder

Nilesh Pancholi

Nilesh Pancholi

Chief Operating Officer

Alka Jha

Alka Jha

Lead, UX Design

Girish Kaushik

Girish Kaushik

Financial Advisor

Eric Papcun

Eric Papcun

Advisor, Client Experience

Muki Regunathan

Founder
San Francisco

Simplify every software product interface.

Muki has worked closely with senior leaders of over 300 companies from brand building to exit strategy in the USA and India in his 24 years career. 92 startups have been incubated at Pepper Square in the last 16 years.

Muki believes in enhancing business and life with a razor-sharp focus on design. Fifteen minutes with him gives deeper insights on how you can turbo charge both your business, and life.

Muki’s positive energy is infectious and he is an important aspect of the Pepper Square Culture Health, Joy and Adventure comprise the game of his life.

Nilesh Pancholi

Chief Operating Officer
San Francisco

To deliver something of significance, one has to review and monitor constantly.

With 20 years in design, technology and delivery management, Nilesh’s forte is in managing teams and delivering value to clients by advocating a culture of diligent execution.

A firm believer in agile delivery, Nilesh brings discipline and accountability to work. Being an entrepreneur he is not shy to face challenges.

Having come up the hard way, he understands the value of both time and money. He doesn’t like to spoon feed people, but rather guides them to find solutions on their own.

Alka Jha

Lead, UX Design
San Francisco

Design connects people and inspires action.

Over the last five years Alka has perfected the art of software product UX & UI design working with global brands like Honeywell, EMC, Fujitsu, EHY and Mindtree.

Working with leaders in Security, Hospitality, Social and Technology industries she has learned to transform client vision to life with her design skills.

Alka believes design is at the core of every human problem as well as solution and knows the intricacies involved in the journey from design to decision-making.

Girish Kaushik

Financial Advisor
Bengaluru

Your decision depends on the value you are going to create.

Girish brings 15 years of financial insight. Having served with Wipro for 9 years in critical business and finance roles, he brings expertise-led decision making to Pepper Square.

Girish’s ability to see business depth beyond numbers is a rare quality. He considers the value Pepper Square is generating to clients and employees, rather than just looking at revenue and profit.

A marathon runner and a fitness enthusiast, Girish loves riding his Triumph on weekends and regularly visits his farm to focus on agriculture.

Eric Papcun

Advisor, Client Experience
Des Monies

Client trust needs to be earned by respecting their objectives.

With 25 years of technology experience, Eric has built a strong client relationship with Airbnb, Fujitsu, Taoti, Ketchum and many more.

Eric’s sharp understanding of real world problems helps clients to have an open discussion of their business challenges. His strengths are in articulating and helping clients find the right solution for their ideas.

He lives in Des Moines. He is a fitness enthusiast, and keeps himself up to date with the latest technology innovations.