Leadership Team | AdSparx

AdSparx Leadership Team

Kunal Lagwankar

Co-founder & CEO
As CEO, Kunal is responsible for providing overall leadership to AdSparx and strengthening strategic relationships. Prior to AdSparx, Kunal co-founded and acted as CEO of NOVIX Technologies which was subsequently acquired by MunduTV OTT Platform. He has over 14+ years of experience with a Bachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University (VJTI).

Lilesh Ghadi

Co-founder & CTO
Lilesh guides the core technology development and product creation at AdSparx. Prior to AdSparx, Lilesh had worked at various companies on H264 video codec development. His last stint was as co-founder and CTO of NOVIX Technologies. He has over 14+ years of experience in video domain with a Masters in Signal Processing from IIT Bombay

Ketan Barhate

Co-founder & Head, Operations
Ketan heads customer engagements and guides product creation at AdSparx. He is responsible for the product from delivery, automation and revenue point of view. Before AdSparx, Ketan had co-founded NOVIX Technologies and subsequently headed infrastructure and live service team at MunduTV. Ketan has over 14+ years of experience in video domain at various startups. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University (VJTI)

Ramesh Prasad

VP, Engineering
Ramesh has 20+ years of experience in managing engineering teams working on online video systems. He previously served as CTO of Einsteiner Technologies, the company he founded. As an engineering head at previous companies, he has built successful engineering teams from scratch.

Ketan Khairnar

Chief Software Architect
Ketan has 14+ years of experience with the latest stint at Symantec where he worked on massive scale event sourcing and transaction systems. His areas of interest include real time analytics and distributed systems. Graduate of Mumbai University (VJTI) , he has worked at various startups throughout his career.

Pruthviraj Haral

Product Manager
Pruthvi heads product management and marketing. He also handles all publisher relationships and demand partners in India. Pruthvi has 9+ years of experience in various technology and product roles. He has co-founded couple of startups in the past and holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Sharad Sharma

Lead Investor
Sharad is the co-founder and Governing Council member of iSPIRT. He was the Chair of NASSCOM Product Forum and a member of the Executive Council from 2009-13. Most recently he was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo! and CEO of Yahoo India R&D. Previously he turned around VERITAS operations in India. He also brought AT&T/Lucent R&D to India as an intrapreneur. Sharad also co-founded Teltier, now part of Cisco, and is currently the CEO of BrandSigma Inc.

Manish Singhal

Lead Investor
Manish has been actively involved in the startup eco-system in India for the last few years. He co-founded LetsVenture.com and led it to become the leading marketplace for startups & early stage investors in India (enabled 15 startups raising their rounds) within a very short span of time. He is a keen mentor of startups and loves working with them as an advisor and an angel investor. Recently he was rated as one of the top angel investors in India by VC Circle. He is on the boards of several startups.


Indian Angel Network

Mumbai Angels

GrowX Ventures

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AdSparx is a SAAS platform to enable OTT platforms and Online TV service providers to monetize their TV Commercial breaks with the help of VAST compliant Video Ads.



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