Our Leadership

Strategic. Inventive. Knowledgeable. Accessible.

Executive Team

Those at the helm of Bristlecone are strategic, inventive, knowledgeable and accessible. But more than that, they’re passionate about fostering a high-performing culture and helping our customers thrive on change.

Nirav Patel

PRESIDENT AND CEO

"I believe that to lead in the market, you have to lead from your heart, and for that, you need bold and courageous leadership."

Lisa Lesko

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER

"Bristlecone has a solid foundation, an unmatched solutions portfolio and endless customer success stories – all made possible by a global team of talented, passionate and customer-driven individuals."

Kulashekar Raghavan

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

"Numbers are important, but they aren’t really evidence of success. A client’s hearty ‘thank you,’ employees who greet each day with a smile and rise to make the world a better place ... that’s real evidence."

Senior Management Team

PK Prasanna

VP, GLOBAL INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS

"Customers benefit from our consultative sales model, strong thought leadership and subject matter expertise – all of which power our ability to identify and build transformative industry solutions."

Raj Bhandari

VP, INDUSTRIAL BU

"There are only 54 Lighthouse factories globally, as defined by World Economic Forum, which not only use Industry 4.0 principles at scale to improve productivity, but also are focused on ESG efforts. Bristlecone, with domain expertise in this field, is ideally positioned to help customers reach that pinnacle of optimization."

Narayan Iyer

VP, GROWTH MARKETS

"Around the world, businesses are being buffeted by structural shifts due to globalization, consolidation and ethical consumerism – and the pace of change and innovation is like nothing we have seen before. The imperative to ‘think fast’ and ‘think forward’ is what will ultimately strengthen their relevance for the future."

Michael Leen

VP SALES, NORTH AMERICA

"Enduring relationships are rooted in honesty and fairness, laced with innovation and inspiration, and driven by a strong desire to achieve mutual success."

Saroj Tripathi

SAP SOLUTIONS

"Bristlecone’s SAP Practice is second-to-none. The depth of our expertise, fueled by our ability to amplify SAP’s great technologies and enable the intelligent enterprise, remains unmatched in the industry."

Ramji Mani

PLATFORM SOLUTIONS

"Because supply chain is core to business, you need to first have well-defined processes. Then you can translate processes into a technical implementation."

Shipra Sharma

ANALYTICS & AI

"Analytics are key to unlocking the insights business leaders need to quickly and confidently make well-informed, data-driven decisions."

Vikram Kaul

EVERYTHING CONNECTED

"In the connected supply chain, systems work together seamlessly to drive end-to-end visibility, real-time collaboration and exceptional customer experiences."

Shashi Shashidhar

MODERN ENGINEERING

"As robotic and industrial automation pairs with AI-powered software solutions, the benefits of digital transformation have never been clearer. Now is the time to evaluate IT superstructures struggling under the strains of underperforming legacy systems and embrace new technologies that boost operational agility, accelerate time to market and enhance customer experience."

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