Our Team

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Sanket S. Parekh

Managing Partner

Sanket is the Founder and Managing Partner of Secocha Ventures. A third generation entrepreneur passionate about technology, marketing & branding, Sanket has led all our investments across a variety of sectors. He now sits on the board of several of our portfolio companies, including Ossio Ltd, Le15 and CarePredict, Inc.

In addition to his role at Secocha Ventures, Sanket also heads Pidilite Industries’ corporate VC arm, which focuses on finding innovative startups in the company’s focus areas. 

Sanket holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, an M.S. in Marketing from Bentley College, and an MBA in Global Management from Babson College.

Navtej S. Nandra

Venture Partner

Navtej brings global growth and transformation experience to Secocha.  He serves on various boards including OakNorth Bank and Edelweiss Financial Services, is senior advisor to several CEOs, and is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the NUS Business School.


In the past, Navtej has served as President of E*TRADE, was CEO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management Ltd., held various global ExCo roles at Merrill Lynch across Wealth Management and Investment Banking, and was a Partner at BoozAllen & Hamilton.


Navtej holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) degree from the University of Delhi.

Sanjay Khosla

Venture Partner

Sanjay Khosla is a Senior Fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group.

Previously, Sanjay was President, Developing Markets at Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International). Prior to that Sanjay enjoyed a 27 year career at Unilever where his last role was Chairman of the Global Category Board of Unilever Beverages.


Sanjay has served on the Boards of Best Buy Inc., Del Monte, Iconix Brand Group, Hindustan Unilever, NIIT Ltd, amongst others.

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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Dr. Bharath Thankavel

Venture Partner

Bharath is a physician leader passionate about transforming the health care system through innovation, he brings clinical insight to our investment strategy.


As Medical Director of Value Based Care at BCBS of Texas, Bharath works with sales and account management, network, and community relations to support the company's interactions throughout north Texas. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern and a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Health in Dallas for 10 years.

He received his Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Baylor University, his Medical Degree from Saint George’s University, and his pediatric residency from the Univ. of South Florida.

John G. Crivelli

Venture Partner / Legal Counsel

John brings a multi-faceted legal, business and consulting mindset to Secocha.  He is currently a partner at Lexium PLLC, a boutique corporate law firm that specializes in VC, PE, corporate finance and M&A. John currently serves as legal counsel to Secocha.


In the past, John has served as SVP of Finance and Corp Dev. of Alienware Corp. (a subsidiary of Dell), Managing Director of Epiphany Finance LLC, EVP of Corporate Development of Kipu Systems LLC, and CEO and General Manager of Total Cellutions. 


John holds a MBA and Jurisdoctor from the University of Florida at Gainesville, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the UMASS at Amherst.

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Vladimir Bertrand

Principal

Vladimir is a Principal at Secocha Ventures, where he is responsible for managing the firm’s deal flow and relationships with portfolio companies.


Prior to joining Secocha Ventures, Vladimir worked at a leading international disputes law firm in London, a multinational wine & spirits company based in Paris, and for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels.


He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from SciencesPo Paris, a J.D. from the University of Melbourne Law School, and a B.C.L. from the University of Oxford.

Heloise Taillet

Analyst

Heloise is an Analyst at Secocha Ventures, responsible for conducting research on our deal pipeline.

Prior to joining Secocha Ventures, Heloise interned at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, and AppCard in New York City.

Heloise was born in Paris, France and grew up in Washington DC. She has a BA from Columbia University, where she majored in Economics and Mathematics and minored in Russian Language & Culture. Following graduation, Heloise completed a Software Engineering program at the Flatiron School.

 

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