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Management

The Movers & The Shakers

Vinay Shankar

Executive Director

Vinay Shankar is an MBA graduate from RV Institute of Management and has completed his executive education from IIM, Bangalore. He started “Strategic Edge Consulting” which facilitates organisational performance consulting which does consulting and training for about 20 companies and institutes like Ample Technologies, University of Mysore etc. He became a serial entrepreneur by founding ventures like Cheers Mysore and partnered with Pratibha Nayak to start Nakhsha Builders. If he were to come with a warning it would be “Caution:Highly Explosive, Approach only if you’re ready to be blasted”. Vinay is a bibliophile with a penchant for Robin Sharma. Not only does he consider business building a hobby, he’s been at it since he was 18 years old. Our “Lord Commander” so to speak, but unlike Jon Snow, he knows a lot of things! A gourmand at heart, his andhra chilli chicken is to die for!

Nikhil Furtado

CEO & Director

Nikhil is a serial entrepreneur having founded his first company ‘Hidden Reflections’ a design and marketing agency at the age of 18. Amid the success of his first venture, Nikhil co-founded Gotee Apparel and in 2014 went on to start-up iPrint3D developing their own Low Cost 3D printer ,he went on to be one of the 6 finalists in NDTV’s ‘Quest for The Next Big Online Business Idea’ . Gotee was later merged into Hidden Reflections and now heads Merako Media. A combination of Joey and Ross, Nikhil defines himself as an entrepreneur by chance and not choice. When he isn’t at the office, you will find him playing the guitar or reading books by Richard Branson. Nikhil is someone you’d proudly call a friend and boss. His favourite quote happens to be from a person he admires – Steve Jobs, “Live each day as if it was your last, and one day most certainly, you’ll be right”.

Pratibha Nayak

Director

Pratibha Nayak is a civil engineering graduate (2008-2012)  from the renowned University Visveswaraya College of Engineering(UVCE), Bangalore . She is associated with Young Indians – an integral part of CII and is leading the student network called YUVA and is running it successfully. The “Monica” of the office, she runs a tight ship, is independent and is admired by everyone. Mangalorean and Andhra Cuisine are a favorite of this voracious foodie who cannot live without Chilli Chicken and Biryani. Her favourite quote reflects her attitude towards business and innovation: “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t , so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t”. On a rainy day, you would find her on a bike ride or sitting in a farmhouse with a book or binge watching TV Series. She wouldn’t come with a warning label cuz she’s too damn cute!

Sudeer Kumar

Director

Sudeer Kumar is a Master of Science in Marine Geology. He has  Worked independently as a Geologist providing solutions for geophysical exploration planning and operations around Karnataka and Tamil nadu  He was the first Indian to be selected as a Geolog CVM Specialist worldwide and and has valuated more than 25 international oil and gas Drilling operations in and around 14 countries.He grew up wanting to become Superman. An adventurer at heart, Sudheer is all about living in the moment and enjoying the journey of life to it’s fullest. Get him to share a beer with you and you’re in for a treat! If he could go back in time, he says he would probably bump into and congratulate himself on the future success. The quote he lives by is “Smartwork over Hard work”. He loves beer and cannot live without it.

Design & Creative

The ones whose minds run wild

Keith Ponceno

Sr. Graphic Designer

Keith Jude Ponceno is a diploma graduate student in computer science from JSS Polytechnic Mysore. After his diploma, he had done a two year course in Animation and Graphic Design at Animaster (Later known as Wiztoons) in Mysore,following which he did a further six month course in Graphic Design at NICET,  The resident Hulk. Very calm and tranquil on surface but a tornado when provoked, Keith is the design genius. A “Chandler” at heart, he believes in keeping to himself. If you can get him to talk to you for more than two minutes, consider yourself lucky. A workaholic and a creative one at that, his dream was to become a pilot. An avid movie buff, he loves the Avengers and plays for team Iron Man.

Shreyas D.A

Graphic & Web Designer

Shreyas is B.E Computer Science & Diploma holder in Design. A doodle freak and a design maniac are probably the best words to describe him. He prefers the peaceful colour palette of Blues and Corals and has never wanted to be anything other than what he is right now – A Graphic and Web Designer. You could whine about anything to him for hours and you’ll never hear him complain. When he is not sitting in front of his laptop, he is playing a guitar. He suspects there is a nomadic streak in him for his love for adventure and travel is insatiable.

Rakshitha PG

Web Developer

Rakshitha is a B.E Computer Science graduate from VTU. Joining as a newbie and learning the ropes of web design, rakshitha is one of the fastest web designers you could find. Stepping off the set of Confessions of a shopaholic, Rakshitha is a self-confessed garment hoarder and proud of it! She’s the office sweetheart. An extrovert at heart with a penchant for all things pink confirmed by the bright pink decal on her laptop, She also loves the songs of Akon and DJ Bravo.

Sraavani E

Illustrator

Sraavani is a B.Tech Graduate & did her PGDM in Marketing & HR at BPBIM, Mysore. A soft-spoken and super talented artist, Sraavani wanted to be an astronaut. Instead of flying to the stars, she now paints them. Black is her favourite colour and she strongly believes that only through art can one express one’s true self. A self-confessed control freak and perfectionist, it’s no surprise she has succeed in transforming her hobby into her profession. She loves treating everyone in the office to her homemade chocolates & food.

Rajesh Lakshminarayan

Business Development Officer

Avid thinker, a visionary, looks at the world as a place full of possibilities, has a penchant for meeting people & making friends wherever he goes. A music buff who listens to artists like Pink Floyd to Nirvana!! He is an intrapreneur who contributes the growth of the organization.

A post graduate in Marketing, he has worked in both Indian & international markets, he brings with him a wide range of advertising, marketing & business development experience to Merako Media. He carries with him experiences of industries like FMCG, jewelry, property developer, ecommerce, home appliances, healthcare, to name a few. Known as a “people’s man”, he always deceives the first impressions of people who meet him for the first time, who end up thinking he is an introvert! His clients love him for the ideas he develops for them and depend on him! His favorite quote is by Michael Jordan, “I’ve failed over and over and over in my Life. And that is why I Succeed”.

ISHITH D P

Graphic Designer

A graduate in Applied Arts at Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Ishith Sharma is one designer who has a totally inclined taste towards creative designing. He was awarded the Best Graphic Designer in 2016 at CAVA and has won a Gold Medal in Applied Arts (Graphic Designing). A lovable personality in the office, he is often referred to as the “Logo Man”. His continuous research in the graphic designing concepts surely appears in his creative outputs. He has exceeded the expectations of many clients with his creative designs. He is the first choice in the office when it comes to corporate branding. When he is not working, he keeps himself busy with gaming and opts to listening to songs that one may not have heard of. He lives by the quote “Designing is a ship that sails in the infinite sea of creativity”. A king of sarcasm, he often attracts the attention of people around and also ensures they are comfortable & relaxed when it comes to interpersonal relations at his work place.

Megha Patel

Social Media Manager

Nikhil Maruthi

Social Media Manager

A graduate in Applied Arts at Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts, Ishith Sharma is one designer who has a totally inclined taste towards creative designing. He was awarded the Best Graphic Designer in 2016 at CAVA and has won a Gold Medal in Applied Arts (Graphic Designing). A lovable personality in the office, he is often referred to as the “Logo Man”. His continuous research in the graphic designing concepts surely appears in his creative outputs. He has exceeded the expectations of many clients with his creative designs. He is the first choice in the office when it comes to corporate branding. When he is not working, he keeps himself busy with gaming and opts to listening to songs that one may not have heard of. He lives by the quote “Designing is a ship that sails in the infinite sea of creativity”. A king of sarcasm, he often attracts the attention of people around and also ensures they are comfortable & relaxed when it comes to interpersonal relations at his work place.

Abhilash

Graphic Designer

Operations & Support

The people working behind the scenes

Manoj Kumar V

Senior Operations Manager

Manoj Kumar V is an MBA graduate in Human Resource from Karnataka State Open University, Mysuru. Manoj is Mr Dependable at Merako. Manoj’s most prized possession is his bike and the memories that he collects while he travels on it with his friends. Having an immediate friend circle of 20, he sure is Mr.Popular. Ever helpful and cheerful, he’s the Samwise Gamgee of the office.  The life of any party, Manoj sure puts the “Awe” in Awesome.

Anil Kumar S

Operations Manager

Adithya AA

HR & CSR Consultant

Adithya A A, Completed his B.Com from Mahajana First Grade College, Mysore in the Year 2013 and was also awarded the Best Outgoing Student.He has won various competitions in the field of HR, Marketing & Communication in the State and National Level. He proudly declares himself to be the Joey of the company, Adithya follows a very simple philosophy – that of ambition. A chatterbox and an extrovert to boot, there is just one thing in the whole world that could put a stop to his banter – Dahi Puri! Whenever you hear loud laughter you can be sure that Adithya started it! He believes that miraculous breakthroughs follow mind-numbing breakdowns. He wants to go back in time to talk to Hitler and to ask him what motivated him to become a dictator…talk about crazy, right?