Our Leadership

Strategic. Inventive. Knowledgeable. Accessible.

Executive Team

Those at the helm of Bristlecone are strategic, inventive, knowledgeable and accessible. But more than that, they’re passionate about fostering a high-performing culture and helping our customers thrive on change.

Nirav Patel

PRESIDENT AND CEO

"I believe that to lead in the market, you have to lead from your heart, and for that, you need bold and courageous leadership."

Lisa Lesko

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

"Bristlecone has a solid foundation, an unmatched solutions portfolio and endless customer success stories – all made possible by a global team of talented, passionate and customer-driven individuals."

Kulashekar Raghavan

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

"Numbers are important, but they aren’t really evidence of success. A client’s hearty ‘thank you,’ employees who greet each day with a smile and rise to make the world a better place ... that’s real evidence."

Senior Management Team

PK Prasanna

INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS

"Customers benefit from our consultative sales model, strong thought leadership and subject matter expertise – all of which power our ability to identify and build transformative industry solutions."

Raj Bhandari

INDUSTRIAL BU

"There are only 54 Lighthouse factories globally, as defined by World Economic Forum, which not only use Industry 4.0 principles at scale to improve productivity, but also are focused on ESG efforts. Bristlecone, with domain expertise in this field, is ideally positioned to help customers reach that pinnacle of optimization."

Rajesh Kalra

CONSUMER BU

"Continued shocks to the global supply chain have demonstrated why businesses can no longer rely on the old ways of doing things. Supply chains must be resilient and able to pivot quickly during times of disruption to meet customer experience, sustainability and profitability goals."

Raja Balakrishnan

TECHNOLOGY BU

"The impact of technology on human society today is unprecedented. We are proud to be an innovation and digital product transformation partner to leaders creating marquee technology products. With a global team of top-tier technologists, we accelerate market share, revenue and profitability for our clients."

Narayan Iyer

GROWTH MARKETS

"Around the world, businesses are being buffeted by structural shifts due to globalization, consolidation and ethical consumerism – and the pace of change and innovation is like nothing we have seen before. The imperative to ‘think fast’ and ‘think forward’ is what will ultimately strengthen their relevance for the future."

Michael Leen

SALES, NORTH AMERICA

"Enduring relationships are rooted in honesty and fairness, laced with innovation and inspiration, and driven by a strong desire to achieve mutual success."

Pankaj Dontamsetty

OPERATIONS & INSIGHTS

"Deeper than the individual sense of achievement is the joy of sharing our successes with others. I believe in creating a shared business vision that is not only grand but also personal, so people feel inspired to contribute with a sense of belonging."

Shipra Sharma

ANALYTICS & AI

"Analytics are key to unlocking the insights business leaders need to quickly and confidently make well-informed, data-driven decisions."

Vikram Kaul

INTEGRATION & AUTOMATION

"In the connected supply chain, systems work together seamlessly to drive end-to-end visibility, real-time collaboration and exceptional customer experiences."

Dmitry Vilchynskyi

MODERN ENGINEERING

"We are here to change the world and are excited about it!"

Saroj Tripathi

SAP SOLUTIONS

"Bristlecone’s SAP Practice is second-to-none. The depth of our expertise, fueled by our ability to amplify SAP’s great technologies and enable the intelligent enterprise, remains unmatched in the industry."

Ramji Mani

PLATFORM SOLUTIONS

"Driving end-to-end supply chain digitization requires systems, people and processes to work together in harmony to achieve operational excellence and continuous process improvement. Enabling supply chain command center gives intelligent control over operations to the C-suite and the managers, enabling proactive risk management, new opportunities and the ability to cope with escalating volatility."

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