Meet our team

Our GenSpark team helps you reach success, whether you’re looking for a job or looking to hire. Get to know us!

Namita Tirath
Namita Tirath

Chief Executive Officer

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My inspiration for GenSpark was meeting a waiter with a computer science degree who couldn’t find a job as a programmer.

Namita is the CEO of GenSpark and co-founder of Pyramid Consulting. Her customer-centric focus drives her to create fresh solutions that help clients hire and staff better, with talent that addresses their most critical needs. Her passion for investing in and enhancing the careers and lives of a diverse group of aspiring IT professionals has resulted in the development of GenSpark.

Vishak Mallya

Senior Vice President & Head of GenSpark

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Coming from a family of educators, I’ve always believed that hidden potential in any person can be unlocked with the right guidance.

As the Global Business Head of GenSpark, Vishak is responsible for sales, client relationship management, talent development, and partnerships. He is focused on creating value for clients while simultaneously creating a real impact on society by enabling financial equity. Prior to joining GenSpark, Vishak spent almost two decades in the technology and management consulting industry servicing Banking and Financial Services clients. Vishak holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore University and a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

Rana Saha
Rana Saha

Senior Director, Operations

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I have always loved teaching; GenSpark enables me to do so.

Rana is senior director of operations for GenSpark and has been associated with the company since its inception. For more than 28 years, Rana has worked as a talent management professional, translating business goals into actionable talent strategies. His passion is to create environments that are conducive to the recruitment of high-quality talent, promoting diversity and inclusion within each initiative.

Linda Patterson
Linda Patterson

Director, Technology Training

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I am passionate about professional and technical growth. At GenSpark, I help others launch their careers.

Linda is director of technology training for GenSpark. Her role is to ensure training excellence so students are well positioned for career placement. Throughout her more than 25 years of executive IT roles, primarily in the healthcare sector, she has enabled others to maximize their career potential through training and coaching.

somya tirath
Somya Tirath

Director, Strategy & Business Operations

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Passion is a career essential. That’s why I love what I do – help others spark their dream careers.

Somya is director of strategy and business operations for GenSpark. She supports marketing, operations, sales enablement, and other advisory services. Prior to joining GenSpark, she was a senior associate consultant at Bain & Company, working on strategies across numerous industries. Her analytical approach is balanced by a passion to help solve tough business issues while helping people achieve their desired careers.

Jill Lovell
Jill Lovell

Director, Recruitment

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I am excited to be a part of GenSpark’s commitment to advance the careers of our students.   

Jill is director of recruitment for GenSpark. Her role is dedicated to developing and implementing strategic talent acquisition tactics as well as evaluating entire recruitment functions, strategies, and procedures to determine areas of improvement. With over 15 years of experience in recruitment, Jill is an accomplished leader with expertise in attracting the top most talent for business. She is passionate about reaching the next generation of GenSparkers in hopes of advancing their careers.

LaShaun Solomon

Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy

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I am passionate about developing programs and partnerships that mobilize resources to connect people and inspire positive and substantive change.

 

LaShaun joined the team as the Head of DE&I Partnership Development & Strategy. She oversees Pyramid’s intentionally inclusive efforts around diversity recruiting, employee and contingent staffing engagement, and community impact across the entire company portfolio which includes Pyramid Consulting, Pyramid Solutions, ScaleUp, and GenSpark. She comes to Pyramid with more than 13 years of experience in DE&I, marketing, business development, L&D, and operations for Fortune 50 companies including Comcast, NBCUniversal, HBO, Cox Communications, and global non-profit organizations. At Pyramid, her additional responsibilities will include reviewing our clients’ processes and controls against leading practice and industry frameworks to consult on improvements, designing activities of our DEI practice audit engagements, with a focus on strategic, operational and regulatory/compliance related risks, contributing to our company DEI knowledge base and internal practice development initiatives, and developing core marketing assets and content to further business development.

Abhishek Bothra

Enterprise Sales Lead

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I have always felt giving back to society is extremely important for all of us, fortunately, GenSpark provides me with the platform.

Abhishek joined GenSpark as the Enterprise Sales lead. Prior to joining GenSpark, he worked at Accenture as Associate Director, primarily in BFSI space. Coming with Relationship, Sales, and Delivery background, he also has been instrumental in opening new logos for Accenture and managing complex delivery programs. He has completed his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Jadavpur University. 

Preethi Nair

Director, Resource Management

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I am a people person and love resolving issues which brings smiles to people’s faces. I’m excited to collaborate with GenSpark for a greater mission.

Preethi joined GenSpark as the Director of Resource Management. She is responsible for the allocation of resources to various projects or departments to aid in the success of GenSpark’s business and organizational goals. Preethi joins the team with over 10 years of progressive HR experience which includes driving employee experience through the development and execution of HR processes that impact culture, professional development, and performance management. Her specific strengths in building productive & rewarding relationships, and strategies with leadership to drive business success in an ever-changing environment will positively impact the future of GenSpark.

Parookh Malhotra

Director, Sales

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A Nittany Lion for Life!! My passions are Networking and Career Coaching.  

Parookh has been with GenSpark since its inception. As the Director of Sales, he is responsible for managing the sales and operations for GenSpark. He is passionate about  connecting great talent with his clients. Since 2009 he has really enjoyed being a part of the careers of great talent

Jakia Randolph

Content Marketing Manager

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Digital marketing is the future, and having a strong brand voice prepares you for that. At GenSpark, I help reach future GenSparkers by utilizing online platforms. 

Jakia joined GenSpark as the Content Marketing Manager. She is responsible for creating engaging content for GenSpark’s target audience while also collecting & analyzing data to iterate and improve digital media practices. Prior to joining GenSpark, Jakia was in charge of the strategic and creative direction for a Commercial Real Estate firm. Her background in digital marketing allows her to successfully identify brand identity and establish strong online presence. She’s excited to reach future GenSparkers and create promising content for the future of IT. 

Phil Choi

Growth Marketing Manager

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My passions are meeting great people, visiting interesting places, and eating great food!

Phil is the Growth Marketing Manager at GenSpark. He is responsible for providing data-driven solutions in order to increase brand awareness of the company. He graduated with a degree in Economics, and joins the team with over 10 years of marketing experience in web, social, email, publications, and various other outreach campaigns.