Kavitha has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with dual specialization in finance and marketing, a bachelors degree in Biotechnology, and over ten years of experience in MNCs and startups. This makes her a great choice for jobs that require knowledge and experience from a multitude of faculties. She loves working with new concepts and intellectually challenging projects. During her six years in MNCs and four years in entrepreneurship, she has interacted with offices/people from the all the five continents – Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She loves and has experience in managing teams with members across the globe, from various time zones.
She worked in Ernst & Young as the project coordinator and team lead, managing the branding and quality compliance process for international publications. The work involved planning and scheduling various quality reviews ahead of launch dates, coordinating with senior directors and partners from different countries for their approvals, providing realistic timelines for quality reviews and ensuring that expenses are within budget. She was exceptionally good at coordinating virtual teams and getting the work done. She also managed the EY global domain name portfolio: renewing and purchasing domain names as required, running reverse whois on relevant domains and the like. Kavitha has been to London to meet the rest of the team, and train some new members from across the globe (well, not really, just from UK, France, India and the US).
Prior to that, she was the finance manager in a supply chain logistics company (ial.com), reporting to the CFO and MD directly. She’s an expert in financial modeling and has worked in all the different facets of financial management – accounting, bookkeeping, internal audit, budgeting, planning, compliance and financial analysis. She loves doing in-depth fault finding in financials (read internal audit). Financial planning, budgeting, and projections are also her forte.
She also had her stint in Entrepreneurship with her a manufacturing-outsourcing company, with five employees, before going to college. It taught her a lot about inventory management and resource smoothening. With some help from her personal network, she out-placed (got employment elsewhere) all of them, before winding it up – that counts as HR too.