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Our Team

Board & Management

Kundan Shekhawat
Kundan Shekhawat

Founder & CEO

Reza Asgari
Reza Asgari

Strategic Financial Services Advisor

Siddharth Kohli
Siddharth Kohli

Member of the Board

Vikas Verma
Vikash Varma

Independent Board Member and Advisor

Atul Kulshreshtha
Atul Kulshreshtha

Strategic Advisor

Kundan Shekhawat

Kundan Shekhawat - Founder & CEO

Best known for his dynamic leadership, Kundan Shekhawat, Founder & CEO of Ascent Technology Consulting, is responsible for steering the company to where it is today.

Raised in a humble family and disciplined military background, he is a down to earth visionary with deep-rooted values.

He has comprehensive experience in financial services & extensive expertise in Product Development Engineering, strategy & P&L management. With a career spanning 18+ years, his vision was the one that carried Ascent through its successive stages of growth.

A passionate entrepreneur, Kundan’s determination built the organization to constantly enhance competitiveness, profitability, customer focus, partnership, branding, corporate values & governance.

Reza Asgari

Reza Asgari - Strategic Financial Services Advisor

Reza comes from an extensive background in Finance and Technology in the Financial Services industry. He is leading us to grow our business and presence and work closely with everyone involved in business expansion. He is currently involved with Ascent’s various business aspects globally with all key Management & Strategic Advisory members.

Reza has spent the first half of his career in CIO positions managing technology for various banks and brokerage firms, building trading floors and complex trading applications.

In the second half of his career, Reza has held Partner positions in Unisys and various Big Four firms, such as Coopers & Lybrand, PwC, and most recently as a Partner at IBM with practices in Financial Risk Management and Payment Cyber Security.

Reza holds a BS in Accounting, MBA in Corporate Finance, and his Ph.D. course work majors in Information Technology and minors in Finance.

Reza lives with his family in New Jersey, and he enjoys his spare-time skiing, horseback riding, and developing ADX and Stochastic trading models for Russell 2000.

Siddharth Kohli

Siddharth Kohli - Member of the Board

Siddharth Kohli is a Chartered Accountant, a Company Secretary and a Corporate Lawyer by profession. He has in the past worked with organisations like EY, IFCI and RBI. He has been a consultant to the World Bank and has worked extensively on development projects across the South Asia region.

He has led financial and strategic transformations in early to mid stage companies by bringing together corporate best practices and strong governance models. He is an expert when it comes to investor relations and related transaction advisory.

Vikas Verma

Vikash Varma - Independent Board Member and Advisor

Vikash Varma is an experienced executive, having held CEO and other senior roles at several startups and large tech companies. He has extensive experience in growing companies globally. Vikash serves on the Board of several startups and non-profit organizations.

As a Board Member, Vikash leverages his extensive experience  as a seasoned CEO to help Entrepreneurs establish global partnerships, raise financing and accelerate revenue.

Atul Kulshreshtha

Atul Kulshreshtha - Strategic Advisor

Atul started his entrepreneurship journey in late 2020 and established GroByz Partners to help businesses transform and get ready for the future, primarily focusing on Digital Enablement & Adoption.

Over the last 3 decades, Atul worked with some of the best global organizations like – Capgemini, Colt Technologies, GE, FIS, American Express, etc., with outstanding leadership and best talent, helping clients on business transformation, growth, and optimization.

Till recently, Atul was Global Account Executive for a portfolio of large strategic Technology accounts, responsible for driving account growth and enhancing client relationships. Before that, Atul was heading the Business Services for India region and leading Capgemini’s Global Shared Services.

Atul joined Capgemini following the acquisition of IGATE and initially led the service line integration, transformation, and managed delivery for the global Financial Services portfolio. At IGATE, Atul was the Global BPO Head responsible for driving growth and strategy for their BPO business unit.

Atul is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. His interests include behavioral sciences, disruptive technologies, and talent development. He believes that the key to success is getting the right team and flawless execution.