Tirelessly focused on operating efficiency & effectiveness.
Our founders, Sandeep Bhargava & Karen Powell, are veterans of the business services and outsourcing industry. Under Bhargava’s leadership their first entrepreneurial venture began in 2001. Securing venture funding from the prestigious Carlyle Group, they built Worldzen (later Keane Worldzen), a business process consulting and outsourcing firm which grew to over $30 million in revenue before it was sold in 2007.
Having successfully led multiple engagements for Fortune 1000 industry leaders in Insurance, Healthcare, and Financial Services, in April of 2011, the pair launched Provana targeting small and mid-sized firms. Offering management consulting and access to a global delivery model, Provana’s team enjoys working with its clients to strengthen their operating model.
Co-founder & CEO
Following the acquisition of his business process outsourcing firm, Keane Worldzen, Sandeep was appointed to Executive Vice President and member of the Leadership Team of Keane, Inc. a billion dollar plus IT services firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Prior to leading the launch of Worldzen, Sandeep was a Partner for Bricker & Associate. He also was a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand, where he planned and executed consulting projects for large consumer products companies. Sandeep earned his Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and an MBA – Marketing & Technology Strategy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Co-founder & Executive Vice President
Karen too was appointed to the 10 person Leadership Council of Keane, Inc. where she managed over $300 million in services. Prior to joining Bhargava to build Worldzen, Karen was a Partner at Bricker & Associates, a Chicago based operations consulting group. She also served as Vice President of the U.S. Corporate Banking Group of Bank of America and was the Vice President and Manager of Agency & Investor Services for Continental Bank, based in Chicago. Karen earned a Bachelor of Science – Operations Management from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois and a MBA – Management from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Senior Vice President
David was Senior Vice President at NTT DATA (formerly Keane, Inc.) where he managed the client services and global operations for its business process outsourcing services. Part of the initial Worldzen team, David managed the launch of its global operations. Prior to Worldzen, David held Vice President positions in the Trust Departments at U.S. Bank in Chicago and St. Paul, Minnesota and Bank of America and Continental Bank in Chicago. David earned his Bachelor of Science – Business Finance from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois and an MBA – Finance from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
Director – India Operations
Nikhil leads our Provana India Operating Center which is located in the National Capital Region of Delhi. Nikhil’s strong educational background, securing both a Law Degree and membership as a Chartered Accountant (equivalent of CPA in USA) positions him well to address the complexities of our clients business. His strong leadership skills have enabled Provana to attract an energetic and passionate workforce. In leading our team to successfully implement a global model for small to medium sized firms, Nikhil and his team have earned the trust of our clients. Nikhil graduated from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), earned his Chartered Account Membership from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India, and his Law Degree from Delhi University.
Chief Technology Officer
Sreeni is the Chief Technology Officer for Provana and has plays a leading role in the design and implementation of our leading compliance platforms. He is a senior technologist with deep expertise in enterprise IT transformations, specializing in cloud and digital. Sreeni is highly skilled in working with businesses to align its IT investment to its objectives as well as creating and implementing the appropriate IT strategies to achieve its’ business vision. Sreeni was an integral part of the Worldzen team, and led the design and implementation of Worldzen’s IT Infrastructure and enterprise architecture. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, India with a Bacherlor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and earned a Masters’ degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio.