Venkat is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost & Management Accountant and Risk Manager by qualification and an entrepreneur and category creator by vocation. Venkat's motivation is to leverage skills in the F&A domain to assist Business Owners, investors and CFO to scale up, monetize or help them partner effectively with the business. He has worked with CXO's, Boards and Finance Professionals across industry verticals, business sizes, stage of growth and seen a variety of business and finance situations. Venkat is co-founder of Practus. Prior to starting Practus, Venkat was Director - Finance and Corporate Affairs at the India subsidiary of Hines, one of the largest privately held real estate developers in the work. As the first team member of Hines in India, Venkat assisted one of the largest privately held real estate firms from the US, with establishing their business in India.
He has also been CFO at the India subsidiary of Aon, the world's largest re-insurance broker. As one of the members in Aon's India team, Venkat assisted the company in establishing its business in India. His responsibilities included negotiating a Joint Venture agreement with a local partner, obtaining regulatory approvals, development of a business plan, staff, setting up financial and IT systems and establishment of Aon's branch network in India.
Venkat did his training and early career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the world's largest professional services firm