Nihal Kulkarni


Nihal has industry experience in finance, investments, capital allocation, operations, and strategy. He began his career in senior management as Vice President at Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited from early 2005 until October 2010.  This was followed by his first stint as Managing Director of Kirloskar Industries Limited (KIL) in October 2010. He took over as the Managing Director of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) in January 2012.

At KOEL, Nihal’s focus was the transformation of the business from a family-run organization to a professionally managed business. He was instrumental in hiring professionals in top management positions, setting strategy, managing operations and capital allocation. In 2014, Nihal was selected by The Economic Times as one of the top 40 CEOs in India under the age of 40.

Nihal founded Kloudq in 2013 and has been involved in the company since its inception.

Nihal is an A.B. in Economics from Brown University, USA.

Rajesh Phadke

Co-founder and Managing Director

A seasoned entrepreneur with more than 18 years of solid experience in business management and consulting, Rajesh is a Chartered Accountant and has profound expertise in driving customer acquisitions, engagements, operations and key strategies across B2B and B2C environments.

As a Managing Director, Rajesh is responsible for key strategic initiatives at Kloudq and oversees marketing, sales and operations of the company.

Outside of Kloudq, Rajesh enjoys listening to music in any form and playing tabla. A fitness buff at heart, he loves working out and also plays Taekwondo.

Aditya Paranjape

Chief Operating Officer

Aditya joined us in the year 2017. Prior to Kloudq, he was heading the Kirloskar Generator Technologies business for Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited and was instrumental in implementing the IOT roadmap for KOEL Green Gensets. Aditya has over a decade of experience and has worked with L&T and IBM in the past.

At Kloudq, Aditya heads our IoT operations and plays a vital role in helping our customers build their IoT roadmap smoothly.

An Electrical Engineer from Mumbai University and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Aditya is also a recipient of the IIM A Gold medal for scholastic performance.

Outside of Kloudq, Aditya is an avid reader and enjoys reading fiction, listening to western music and watching movies.

Aditya Kelkar

Chief Technology Officer

Aditya is a mission-driven engineering leader with 16+ years of industry experience managing and growing technology organizations, strong leadership and communication skills, and a deep understanding of all product life cycle stages. He has rich experience building products along with coaching and mentoring tech teams. He is also well versed in product strategy roadmap, development, and execution with high-quality delivery in the domain of Cloud based SaaS enterprise applications.

He has diverse domain knowledge and has worked with various engineering teams comprised of highly skilled engineers/managers, demonstrating complete ownership. Aditya has done BE in computer science from PICT, Pune, pursued MTech from IIT Bombay and started his career as a developer at Sybase, an SAP Company, on database products. He evolved into a leadership role in Druva Inc, heading their SaaS applications product. As a CTO at Kloudq, he drives technology for IoT products. He demonstrates strong technical leadership with excellent business acumen that covers various aspects of Product, People, and Process for engineering.

Outside of Kloudq, he enjoys playing various kinds of sports, including badminton and football. He is an avid traveler and trekker, exploring different places, and likes to cook occasionally at home. He loves spending his free time with two wonderful kids and family.

Rashmi Adsule

Vice President, Human Resource Management

As a Strategic HR and head of HR Sub-BU, Rashmi’s role is to support the business by designing and implementing strategic human resource management and development plans in line with organization’s values. Her primary responsibilities are creating an encouraging work environment, customer-centric workforce, progressive and effective leadership, high-performing teams through different OD strategies and effective change management mechanisms.

Before getting into consulting, she worked with a few mid-size organizations and MNCs like Infosys, ITAD and Cambridge Solutions. In her last stint, she worked as a Senior Business Consultant with MindSpeak Consultants and was heading their Ops – Consulting and Training Division.

She is a DiSC certified Soft Skills and Behavioural Trainer and AVLI certified HRM trainer with more than eight years of experience in corporate training. In her free time, Rashmi pursues dancing, having learnt Kathak and Latin dancing.

Rohit Pandita

Vice President of Product Management

Rohit is the Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, leading our Tor product roadmap, go-to-market, and customer engagements. Leading a team of product managers and industry subject matter experts, he plays a vital role in helping customers and organization build the IoT landscape and product roadmap. Before his current role, Rohit has been leading our Customer Success department since 2017.

Rohit has more than 12 years of work experience, having worked with IT giants like TCS and Tech-Mahindra on multiple product portfolios to digitize manufacturing and education operations.

Rohit holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mumbai University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He enjoys listening to and singing Sufi songs and Shayari when not working.

Ashish Bharadwaj

Vice President of Marketing

Ashish joined us in 2021 as the Vice President of Marketing. He has over nine years of diverse experience in marketing and operations in established companies like SAIL and various startups.

At Kloudq, Ashish works on all things marketing and branding. He is instrumental in supporting Tor’s product roadmap, actively leading our products’ go-to-market strategy while defining and improving the customer journey experience.

Ashish holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and Material Science Engineering from NIT Jamshedpur.

Outside of Kloudq, Ashish is an avid reader and enjoys watching movies and listening to western music.

Board of Directors

Anshoo Gaur


Anshoo Gaur is CEO and founder of Praavega Systems, India’s first start-up Incubator. Till July 2016 Anshoo was the President and MD of Amdocs Ltd. India (NASDAQ: DOX), and a member of the Amdocs’ Global Management. Prior to joining Amdocs, he has held a variety of leadership roles at EDS/Mphasis and Sabre Inc.

Anshoo is the winner of several awards including Bloomberg-UTV CXO IT MNC Business leaders of the year Award 2010. He is a regular speaker at various industry forums, organizations and educational institutes and a founding curator of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community hub in Pune, India. Anshoo is also actively involved with NASSCOM, CII, IMA, PMA and SEAP Pune. At Kloudq, Anshoo plays an advisory role as a Director on the board of the company.

Anshoo holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India.

A realist to the core, Anshoo believes in building a fact-driven, transparent, objective and scientific culture to drive innovation.

Makarand Gadre


Mr. Makarand Gadre has 33+ years of extensive experience in Software Design, Architecture and Engineering. Prior to Kloudq, he has worked with Microsoft and has a rich experience in development of Word 2.0 (Windows 3.1), Excel 95 to Excel 2007 and various other Office products. He has also worked with Persistent Systems Limited as Associate Vice President – Engineering Excellence and he is Founder Partner of Place factor, LLC since April 2012 till present.


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