Our Team


Pari Natarajan

Co-Founder and CEO

Pari has successfully led engagements for Fortune 1000 companies and helped them effectively globalize their R&D initiatives and expand their business footprint in India as well as other emerging markets. Pari continues to provide thought leadership in the areas of R&D globalization, emerging market entry and technology adoption at SMBs and consumers. By dint of his experience, Pari has outstanding expertise across industry verticals such as Internet and software, Semiconductor, Telecom, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare and Industrial domains.

Prior to co-founding Zinnov, Pari held management positions at Praja and Centric Software. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Iowa State University.



Harish Singh

Senior Director

With over 10 years of work experience in the industry, Harish has helped numerous Global technology companies in their Globalization initiatives. As one of former member of the management team at Zinnov, he has actively engaged with Fortune 500 companies and has been instrumental in assisting several Global technology firms in solving their challenges and helping them make right decisions. In his current role, Harish is responsible for building new business models for Zinnov and heads the practice titled ‘Globalization Accelerator Platform ' (www.zinnov.com/GAP). He has also helped various organizations such as HP, Toshiba, Hitachi, Microsoft, BMC, Airbus, Intel, IBM and many others, in leveraging Emerging Geographies for aspects like Innovation and Markets. Harish comes from a Management background holds an MBA degree.

Praveen Bhadada

Senior Director

Praveen is a Director, Global Consulting, with Zinnov, and has been engaged with fortune 500 companies in the technology space with respect to their globalization strategy. In his current role, he is also responsible for representing Zinnov operations in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Praveen is a key stakeholder in multiple client engagements in the areas of Cloud computing/ SaaS, small and medium business (SMB/ SME) landscape, Industry partnerships, globalization strategy, Go-to-market strategy, peer group benchmarking, cost analysis, location analysis, engagement model analysis, & total rewards analysis (including compensation & benefits).

Sidhant Rastogi

Senior Director

Sidhant is a Director with Zinnov, and has been engaged with fortune 500 companies in the technology space with respect to their globalization strategy. In his current role, he is also responsible for representing Zinnov operations in the Engineering R&D sector.

Sidhant is a key stakeholder in multiple client engagements involving on globalization and market entry strategies of Fortune 500 clients. He was involved in recommending strategies for future growth and value from the India Engineering research centers. Most recently, he has been involved in the NASSCOM Embedded Market Study and has significant experience in advising India centers on PES strategy.

Prior to joining Zinnov, Sidhant has multiple years of R&D experience with Toyota Motors and Tata Motors. He also has ISV / PES experience at Geometric / Siemens PLM. Sidhant is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a business degree from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Balaji Girisaballa

Head- Innovation Practice

Bala is an entrepreneur, advisor, and business leader with global experience. He has over 20 years of extensive experience in technology, product strategy, innovation & ecosystem, and business development. At Zinnov, he is heading innovation practice and associated with various prestigious consulting engagements.

Prior to Zinnov, he has been associated with Yahoo!, Oracle, Infosys, Altair Engineering and Asian Paints. At Yahoo!, Bala was responsible for founding and growing Yahoo! Entrepreneur Network, a group that focuses on building a strong result oriented innovation capability. The group facilitated new product development, adoption of ideas, and IP.

Bala is an alumni of IIM Ahmedabad and Osmania University.

Shweta Rani

Director - HR

Shweta is an MBA in Human Resources .With close to 10 years of experience in various domains of Human Resources, Shweta has in-depth understanding of the associated HR dynamics. Prior to joining Zinnov, she has worked with some of the prominent firms such as Space Matrix, Deloitte, Cisco and IBM. Her key strengths are Policy Designing, Talent Management, High Calibre Recruitment & Retention, Competency Based Performance Management & Measurement, Managing Relationships, and Employee Relations.

Shweta likes photography, traveling and exploring new places.

Her biggest inspiration has been her elder brother who has motivated her in all walks of life, and her biggest asset is her family.

Shweta's work mantra is to work hard, build relationships, and spread happiness in small little ways!!