ABOUT US

In 2008, Pankaj, a sales and marketing professional with over 10 years of corporate experience turned HR entrepreneur to fulfill his inherent penchant for building relationships & thus was born Search Value, a start-up in the space of providing critical and top management hiring and advisory firm.

Search Value is a fairly young organization and has just entered in its double digit age phase. We are growing aggressively as a business and we are always looking for top quality talent to help our clients transform and take their business to the next level.

Our presence in India is across Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

We are looking at building global scale alliances to take Search Value to the next level. After all we have come of age and completing ten years comes with a rider, the responsibility of doing better to contribute in building the next generation of India's corporate leaders.

Feel free to personally connect with Pankaj at pankaj@searchvalue.co.in.

Why Us

OUR TEAM
  • Trusted & admired professionals.
  • Industry knowledge.
  • Business & HR understanding.
  • Strong network - Alumni & Industries.
CUSTOMER CENTRICITY
  • ‘Less is More’.
  • ‘Always On’.
  • Trusted by high quality professionals – long standing relationships.
NOT JUST A CANDIDATE PLACED
  • Coaching interventions for senior level hires.
  • Ability to help build orgs. from start-up phase.
  • Strongly pursue the Diversity agenda.

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TEAM

pankaj

PANKAJ RAJ

Founder & Director, Gurugram

Pankaj is the Founder and Director at Search Value.

In 2008, he decided to do something meaningful through his inherent penchant for building relationships & thus was born Search Value, a start up in the space of providing critical and top management hiring and advisory firm.

Today, Pankaj is credited with taking Search Value from a startup 10+ years ago to being one of the fastest growing firms in the executive search business in India.

Pankaj is trusted by some of the CXOs and top talent in India as a sounding board for talent and other business issues.

Previously, Pankaj has worked in Asian Paints, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Aviva and MetLife. He was the Director Marketing with MetLife in his last assignment prior to starting Search Value.

Pankaj has done Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from UDCT in 1994 and a Masters in Management Studies from NMIMS Mumbai in 1999.

SVETLEENA CHOUDHARY

COO / Mumbai

Svetleena aka Svety has two decades of professional experience and has been with Search Value almost since its inception and now, is the firm’s COO.

She comes from a strong M&E and marketing background and leads our foray into Media, Ecomm, Digital, Entertainment, Pharma & Consumer.

Previously, she has worked with adidas where she set up their Media and CRM verticals in India. Prior to that, her experience has been in advertising, in Media.

Svety is involved in talent spotting for strong business/marketing-sales integration roles and has a keen understanding of stakeholder expectations.

Very fond of writing, she is a published writer and her view is much sought after on topics of socio cultural significance.

A strong proponent of inclusion, she feels at Search Value, we embody the ultimate 'diverse' team.

Svety is an MBA from MICA, Ahmedabad.

POONAM BHATIA

Executive Director, Mumbai

Poonam has 30+ years of professional experience and has been with Search Value since 2012. She is responsible for providing career consulting and advisory services to senior professionals and client companies. She also runs our Board Practice.

She has spent 20+ years in HR leadership positions, in India and Japan, where she has partnered with businesses in media, consulting, software services, manufacturing, sales & marketing organizations and the education sector.

Her international experience includes working in Tokyo (4+ years), where she set up a California-based IT solutions provider, R Systems Inc, as its HR Head. Later, she worked with Veritas International Inc, a Tokyo-based Executive Search company.

Presently Poonam is also very actively involved in the governance of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, as a member of its Board of Directors.

She did her MBA from Podar Institute of Management, Jaipur.

SANJAY GARG

Senior Partner, Gurugram

Sanjay has worked as a consultant in Brand Communications and Executive Search, building brands, businesses and careers for organisations and individuals. His 25+ years of experience has been with three mid-size organisations where he has been an integral part of the business transformation and scale-up journey.

The initial 16 years were with Enterprise Advertising (later Enterprise Nexus), a creative hot shop which at the time was considered among the more formidable in the circuit. He was collectively responsible for creating original and enduring platforms for some leading brands that made huge long term business impact.

Sanjay's transition to executive search happened when one of his ad clients started his own firm and invited him to partner in setting up and growing the Consumer Practice. Sanjay was among the first three ‘founding’ members and spent 9 years with Lighthouse Partners as a Business Head, contributing significantly to the firm's growth.

Sanjay has been with Search Value for over 6 years and he leads some of the firms critical leadership hiring across functions and sectors.

AAKRITI MAMGAIN

Head – HR, Hogan Specialist & Coach / Bengaluru

Aakriti has 19+ years of experience and has been with Search Value since early 2015. She leads the Hogan coaching practice for Search Value along with HR consulting work for both internal stakeholders and external clients.

In her last assignment, she has worked with GE Capital as C&B Head. Prior to GE, she worked with Aon Hewitt & GECIS. Her rich experience in Human Resources across Financial Services & ITES industries gives her a strong understanding of the various business cycles that companies go through covering start up, growth, maintenance and rationalisation of human capital.

Aakriti is a certified Life Coach & NLP practitioner and volunteers as a Counselor with Sanjivini Society for Mental health, a premier NGO based in Delhi.

Additionally, Aakriti serves on the sexual harassment committee of a Microfinance company in Delhi.

She has Masters degree in Personnel Management from Pune University.

SHYAMALA KRISHNAN

Partner, Bengaluru

Shyamala brings close to 20+ years in the Executive Search and Selection consulting. She leads Technology and Communication Practice at Search Value. She is certified in Competency-based Interviewing from SHL. She has been with Search Value since 2018.

Previously, she has worked with IndiHire HR a Boutique firm and helped the firm acquire critical logos, manage key client relationships and grow their business in Bangalore. She started her career with ABC Consultants and gained in depth experience working across multiple locations like Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi. She has also been an entrepreneur in Recruitment Consultancy for over 3 years.

She brings deep expertise in Information Technology & communications, Telecom, Internet Industry apart from managing client engagements in Consumer, New Media and Services. Her business philosophy has always been providing curated service and building long-term relationships based on integrity and trust.

Shyamala has completed her Graduation in Accountancy, Diploma in Personnel Management from Prin L N Welingkar Institute and HRM Certification from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

NUPUR KWATRA

Partner

Nupur comes with 17+ years of experience of which the last 8 years have been with Search Value. She brings more than a decade of experience exclusively in Executive Search and of working with leading Multinationals and Indian Business Houses.

She has previously worked with Gilbert Tweed Associates as Manager-Client Relations for 6 years.

Nupur’s experience makes her adept at understanding organizational culture, processes, client specific needs and motivations. Nupur believes that a successful Search is one that along with functional expertise also assesses for attitudes that fit the corporate objectives and ethos. Helping corporates find the ‘Right’ person keeps her enthused and gives her an opportunity to contribute significantly to society.

She has done her MBA from Goa Institute of Management, Goa.

SHAILJA THAPA

Partner

Shailja comes with 17+ years of experience in the realm of Human Resources of which the last 7 years have been with Search Value.

Previously she has worked with Future Group, Reliance Broadcast and Networking Ltd, Bunge, Essar, General Mills and Pernod Ricard. She has grown to Head senior management roles in these organisations and thus brings with her valuable experience in the FMCG, Healthcare, Media and Retail space. Her areas of expertise are all these sectors where she has built a deep understanding of business and HR issues.

She has a Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute Of Social Sciences ( TISS).

SURBHI RIJHWANI

Partner

Surbhi comes with 13+ years of experience and has been with Search Value since January 2016.

She commenced her career with GE Consumer Finance (Now GE Money) and was with GE for more than 5 years. In her last stint with GE Money she was handling Insurance Sales. Surbhi then moved to executive search where she worked with Mafoi Global (now Randstad) and Worksource Professional for the last 5 years, working on leadership hiring, research (primary and secondary), data analysis and knowledge management across financial services, ITeS, ecommerce, manufacturing and oil & gas sectors.

Surbhi holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations Management from YWCA, Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis.

TARUNA KHANNA

Business Head, Gurugram

Taruna has 13+ years of experience of which the last 10 years have been with Search Value.

She comes with widespread experience in the domain of Sales, Retail, Research & Consulting. Previously Taruna has worked with DLF Ltd, FICCI (Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and DTZ International.

Taruna has built amazing expertise in telecom, FMCG, FMCD & Manufacturing

She is an MBA from the Amity Business School, Noida.

MUKTA CHADDA

Partner

Mukta has 20+ years of work experience and has been with Search Value since early 2014.

A seasoned media sales professional she has used per past experience in understanding requirements and fits for Corporates across Media, FMCG, Healthcare and Insurance verticals.

Previously she was with Conde Nast India where she was heading the Digital Ad Sales division. She has also worked for Microsoft, MTV, Sony and Times of India. She has held mid to senior level positions in companies like established media companies and has a deep understanding of the Print, TV and Online verticals.

Mukta holds a PGDMM from the Times School of Marketing, Delhi.

NIRUPAMA GOPAL

Business Head, Gurugram

Nirupama Gopal has 15+ years of experience in the Executive Search and Consumer industries. She joined Search Value in 2016. Before her current role as Business Head with Search Value, she worked in the Chennai with Meru Consultants Pvt Ltd in Executive Search, as Lead Consultant.

In her previous avatar, she has been in the consumer industry in sales and regional marketing. Her last corporate role was with Dell.

Nirupama She started her career as a Management Trainee with CavinKare Pvt Ltd, where she held the roles of Area Sales Manager and Regional Promotions Manager.

She is an aspiring “green crusader” and believes that every individual monitoring and minimizing their carbon footprint could an be answer to the global warming problem.

Nirupama is a PGDM from XIMB.

BINDU PILLAY

Business Head, Mumbai

Bindu comes with 18+ years of experience in the HR & Talent Acquisition domains. She has joined Search Value in 2019.

Her varied professional experience include working at Aditya Birla Group, Aditya Birla Retail Limited, CMS Info System, JP Morgan Chase & Co., WNS Global Service. Her last stint before joining Search Value was at AU Small Finance Bank as VP – HR.

Bindu has contributed to the growth of the companies by attracting top talent and helping build strong employer brands. She has been a key contributor to several cross functional teams for Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and support in HR Operations & processes.

Bindu has done her post graduation from S.N.D.T Women's University.

DEEPALI NEGI

Consultant, Gurugram

Deepali comes with 15+ years of experience in the HR & Corporate Communication domains. She has been with Search Value since inception in multiple avatars.

Starting in operations and client-candidate interface, she went on to add research to her skill set. She is currently responsible for searches in the sales, marketing and Talent acquisition searches

Previously, she has worked with GE Money where she was a part of the core HR team and handled corporate communications and was actively involved in employee engagement. She was awarded with an” Extra Miller award” for her outstanding work and performance at GE Money. She has also worked at GENPACT in the collections team in the initial few years of her corporate career.

Deepali has done her post graduation in Human Resource management from Symbiosis.

RASHMI BHATIA

Consultant, Gurugram

Rashmi comes with 9+ years of work experience and has been with Search Value since 2016.

She has worked with organisations such as Enron, The Singapore High Commission and Ernst & Young. Rashmi specialises in Finance, Sales and Marketing recruitments and has worked with some of the leading companies in the Retail, FMCG, FMCD and Building Materials space.

Rashmi is a fitness enthusiast and has a keen interest in reading, music and theatre.

She is an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad.

SANDHYA RALLAPALLI

Consultant

Sandhya has 10+ years of widespread experience in Middle and Senior talent hiring in IT, Telecom, Internet and Finance verticals. In her previous stint she worked with Wow Jobs, a technology focused recruitment firm as Client Manager, fulfilling strategic recruitment needs of clients.

She joined Search Value in 2018 and works on engagements involving leadership hiring, research, data analysis and drives candidate knowledge management across Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence for various businesses like e-commerce, digital and global technology R&D labs.

Sandhya holds a Master’s degree in Computers from Nagarjuna University.

ABHIJEET K. CHOUDHARY

Research Head, Gurugram

Abhijeet comes from a research background and has joined Search Value in 2019.

Abhijeet has a Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh, UK. He has stayed and worked for over 7 years in United Kingdom in academic and start-up pharmaceutical company. Latter he joined IIT Delhi as Young Scientist on Government of India fellowship for 3 years.

Joining of Abhijeet is line of our belief to further strengthen our research capabilities to serve our stakeholders including clients and candidates with impeccable quality of our Executive Search Experience.

NEHA SHARMA

Head of Operations & Experience

Neha has 14+ years of experience and has been with Search Value since April 2018. At Search Value, she takes care of Operations, Finance and Administration.

Her prior work experience includes working with American Express as a Team Leader for Quality and Credit Control for Amex Travel Domain. She has also worked as a Team Leader Accounts Payable for Serco and OSC. Her experience in Travel and Finance gives her understanding of identifying potential areas for operational improvement.

She has done her graduation in Commerce from Delhi University and Diploma in International Travelling and Ticketing from SITA.