We are design-driven strategists, creative thinkers, designers, technologists and marketers with a passion for the craft and an eye for detail. Over the past 16 years we have solved business problems of over 300 global brands by Design Thinking.
Our vision is to simplify every software product interface.
Chief Operating Officer
Based out of SF
“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.
“It is not the skill of a man, rather the will of a man that determines attitude.”
Gus offers 25 years of experience in the instructional teaching, management, civic, non-profit and commercial space.
With cultural and linguistic fluency in Japanese, Spanish and English he remains insatiably curious and fascinated. For Gus, the philosophy of health as wealth is paramount, walking 7.5 miles a day.
He relishes in the enjoyment of the arts, food, culture and travel and has a love affair with the diversity of the San Francisco city landscape. He is a firm believer that people can benefit from the richness of their experience invested in the concept of new possibilities.
“If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”
Based in San Francisco, True focuses on helping clients solve their business problems by offering design, technology, and data solutions. His top priority in every relationship is to understand the client needs and how Pepper Square can help deliver it.
With over 6 years experience in sales, marketing, and management, he understands that commitment, discipline and consistency takes the business forward.
True starts every morning at 5:45 a.m., with a long run through the park in the neighborhood before the sun comes up. Being one of the first on the road in such a busy city is a very exciting and rewarding feeling for him.
Lead, UX & UI Design
“Design connects people and inspires action.”
Over the last five years, Alka has perfected the art of software product UX & UI design by 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 the client’s vision to life through her design skills.
Alka believes that design is at the core of every human problem and solution, and knows the intricacies involved in the journey from design to decision-making.
Lead, Full Stack Engineering
“You can always make a difference wherever you are, you don’t have to go to a certain place to achieve greatness”.
For five years at Pepper Square Akash has been the darling of our clients’ technology solutions.
As a resilient and a lateral thinker, Akash has brought life to several complex ideas. He is one of the first few global developers to have created a product using Parse which was appreciated by the Parse community.
Akash is a technology agnostic willing to go any length to find solutions for the toughest challenges. Whether it is Python, Django, iOS, Angular, AWS or Node he is deeply engaged with the tech community.
Advisor, Client Experience Based out of Des Moines
“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.
Based out of SF
“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.
Director, Digital & Creative Strategy
21 Aug 1965 - 30 Mar 2019
“Adding a creative spark to business gave her a high. She balanced the intuitive with the logical to improve customer experiences.”
Being the founding member with 25 years of experience, Jyothi has influenced several hundred brands in her creative career.
Jyothi believed in delivering the right message through the right medium. But end of the day what connects people is empathy. True customer delight is using technology to convey the feel of the product. How close to the real can you get?
Jyothi was a zero gravity thinker who lived in the present. She loved the intersection of technology and culture. Poetry, travel and writing brought her joy.
“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.
“People are the greatest assets and it is important to take them along with you.”
Sriram is an integral part of Pepper Square since its inception. His four decades of experience has enabled the company to stay focused on its guiding principles.
He helped build a governance model for the company to meet the challenges of today's business environment.
When Sriram is not mentoring entrepreneurs or advising corporations on governance models, you can catch him enjoying a good game of cricket, as well as many debates on the dance of democracy.