Our Team

Harshad Parashare – Founder & Chief

A seasoned strategist by profession and a thespian at heart, Harshad has 14+ years of experience designing products in fast-paced startups as well as Fortune 50 corporations. With a creative and curious mind, he heads the firm to curate and present delightful experiences for the audiences. An amalgamation of left and right brain, he is a multitasker who is always just one call/text away – except on the weekends 😉

Shilpa Vaidya Mehta – Product Manager (Partnerships & Associations)

Shilpa excels in client relations and collaborations, having led pre-sales and fundraising efforts for diverse projects. She is a seasoned program and product manager with vast experience in banking, insurance, and media. At PSE, she leads the work stream that is responsible for striking long lasting partnerships with brands, and building associations with communities.

Amitabh Bendre – Product Manager (Operations & Design)

With a professional background in architecture and furniture design, he is our go-to person for everything design and operations. A strategic planner with a creative style, Amit leads the visualization for the firm. While there’s a lot on everyone’s plate, he has many things going on his colorful palette as well!

Tanvi Kulkarni – Product Manager (Marketing & Communications)

From listening to stories as a child to creating stories for others, she has come a long way. With a background in marketing, she leads the communications side of PSE and is an integral part of our strategy team. A night owl by choice and a daydreamer by default, she’s often lost in thoughts and can be found in the pages of a book.

Salil Vaijapurkar – Event Technology Lead

Salil is an exceptional product designer with an extraordinary sense of technology in show production. Adventure is his middle name and living life for experiences is his passion. Turning the same into reality, he and his family are designing a self-sustainable and regenerative farm experience for future generations. A perfectionist himself, his attention to detail is truly inspiring and his hands-on approach to every minuscule task makes him unique.

Vaibhav Patil – Executive Producer

Vaibhav is a passionate event designer. As a social entrepreneur he believes in giving back to the community, and by the way of entertainment he believes in making a positive impact. In his role at PSE, he is responsible to design, produce and execute live events.

Our Advisory Board

Nikhil Deshpande, Atlanta GA

A native of Vile Parle, Mumbai, Nikhil Deshpande is deeply connected to the artistic heritage of Maharashtra. As the grandnephew of Shri Pu La Deshpande, Nikhil has been deeply rooted in the realm of music and performing arts since childhood. Nikhil boasts an academic journey, having graduated from prestigious institutions like the Sir JJ School of Art, the Industrial Design Center at IIT Bombay, and the Savannah College of Art & Design. His extensive experience is now put to use as the Chief Digital & AI Officer for the State of Georgia, United States. Nikhil advises on digital strategies for achieving growth through emerging technologies and user experience design.

Subobh Bhave, Mumbai India

Subodh is an Indian actor, writer, producer and director who is known for his work in cinema & theatre. He has acted in many commercially successful and critically acclaimed Marathi cinema. He is best known for his work in Ani… Dr. Kashinath Ghanekar, Balgandharva, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. His theatrical works in Ashrunchi Zali Phule has been applauded world over. Subodh advises PSE on everything about curating shows.

Vikram Watave, Bay Area CA

With professional experience spanning decades, Vikram Watve is the Vice President, Head of Office of CTO at Paypal, San Jose California. His stellar business insights and in-depth expertise have helped several start-ups and companies in the past. Today, he is our venture advisor and encourages us to build effective strategies at PSE. With a background in theater, he understands our vision and guides us in the right direction. His perspective helps us stay grounded yet dream big.

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