the team

Ankur gupta

Ankur, a first-generation entrepreneur, is the co-founder at Brew Berrys Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. (BBHPL), a leading chain of coffee bars with outlets across India.

Armed with over 7 years of experience, Ankur has significant experience in the hospitality industry. Ankur started Brew Berrys in 2008 and has been actively involved in brand development and strategic alliances. Ankur actively participates and mentors the Marketing, HR & Finance team at Brew Berrys.

Ankur also co-founded and launched a social enterprise, Bloodman, an app that connects blood seekers with willing donors in the vicinity. Bloodman was amongst the finalists at Uber Pitch 2017 held at TieCon Delhi.

Ankur brings the spunk to InFit.

Pratik Desai

Pratik co-founded Actonate IT Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 2010, then a startup of software product development, and now a successful technology consulting company spearheading diversified IT solutions for a variety of different businesses.

Pratik’s focus lies in Product Design, User Experience, Marketing and Customer Relationships. Having worked relentlessly for over eight years in the IT industry, Pratik vehemently advocates breaking out of comfort zones. As is often said, ‘people are not lazy, they simply have goals that do not inspire them’. This really was at the core of InFit’s inception.

Pratik is a hardcore Indian cricket team fan who bleeds blue! M.S. Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar remain as his icons.

The app is his baby.

Parth Patel

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Parth’s keen eye for detail and problem-solving approach is infamous and what makes clients trust his business and technical acumen.

A founding member of P.Patel & Co., Parth’s area of specialization lies in Financial and Management Consultancy. At the firm, he focuses on advising clients on Accounts, Internal Audits and Value Addition Procedures. Parth is also known for being a trusted adviser since he takes a personal interest in leveraging value for all clients.

Parth is a math-head and the one crunching InFit’s numbers.

Purvish Kothari

Kothari has spent the better part of the last two decades as a consultant, heading his own firm and enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs in achieving their business and life goals.

His work experience speaks for itself. Most recently, he was the CEO of Neon Gaming Studio, an eSports startup. He has also served as a COO for Drobo, Senior Vice President and CIO for Echostar Communications (Parent Company of Dish Network), Vice President Product Innovation and Product Delivery for Cendant Travel Distribution Services. Throughout his professional tenure, he was accountable for helping various organizations achieve an unassailable competitive advantage while simultaneously delivering economic results in record times and providing the utmost customer focused value proposition. Other highlights of his rich employment history include,

• Vice President, NexGen Systems and CIO (Taco Bell), for Yum Brands

• Vice President, Operations Information Systems and Strategy, for Coors

• Vice President, New New Products/New Ventures, Engineering, Systems, Regulatory Affairs and Quality, for Teledyne Water Pik

• Vice President, Reengineering Quality & Education, for US West Marketing Resource Group

• Director, Worldwide Technology/Processes, for Sara Lee Personal Products (Textile Division).

The vast and pragmatic experience that Mr. Kothari brings in, enables him to help companies move forwards with a zeal and passion that is well directed and goal oriented while simultaneously delighting the customers.

Shoaib Merchant

Technical Architect, with passion for solving problems and building scalable solutions. Runs a technology consulting company in the same direction along with 30+ people today.

He started writing programs at the age of 9, and hasn’t stopped ever since. Spends weekends head banging Linear Algebra, Statistics and Machine Learning.