In his extensive work as a management executive, private equity advisor, and corporate Board member, Pankaj brings more than 25 years of leadership and operational experience to companies in transformation. Pankaj is a thoughtful, insightful and intellectually curious advisor who has a solid grasp on culture and process as much as strategy.
Pankaj is a Managing Director at SC Ventures, an independent sponsor, investor, management executives, and Board Directors to companies in need of renewal and growth strategies, with a specific focus on B2B companies where technology can aid in greater efficiency. For example, Pankaj served as the CEO of telecom equipment company Affinitel, a company that SC Ventures acquired in 2004, which he led the company for several years through its turnaround, delivering over 100% revenue growth and even greater cash flow generation. In addition, Pankaj served as an Advisor to the Board of Sellas Life Sciences Group during its process of setting up a public company Board of Directors as part of a reverse merger. Pankaj also oversaw 8 portfolio companies for a $4B distressed private equity firm, managing operational strategy and overseeing the CEOs and CFOs at each company in the interest of their primary secured creditor.
Pankaj has advised or overseen turnaround situations in the military, manufacturing, consumer products, and biotech spaces.