JantaKhoj Team

Ajit Gupta, Chairman & Founder

Ajit Gupta is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and founder of JantaKhoj, Aryaka Networks, AAyuja and Speedera Networks. In 2008, he launched JantaKhoj a premium background verification service provider and the first and largest people search engine covering more than 500 million Indians. In the same year he founded Aryaka Networks, a Software Defined Network Platform and the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization and Application Acceleration solution. He remains active as Chairman of AAyuja, a Sales and Marketing enablement and consulting firm he created in 2006 for mid-sized technology companies.

Mr. Gupta is noted most for creating content delivery network Speedera. Under his leadership, Speedera became one of the fastest-growing private companies in Silicon Valley and in the North American technology industry, as ranked by both Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) acquired Speedera in 2005 for a stock transaction worth more than $500 million within one year. He has worked with premier global VC firms to raise more than $100 million to fund these successful ventures.

Mr. Gupta holds 21 technology patents for Internet content delivery and global traffic management. He is a Notable Alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee (IITR) and a Founding Board Member of IITR's Heritage Fund.

Tarun S Bangari, Founder & CEO

Tarun has more than nineteen years of experience in software development, consulting, product management, sales, and marketing. Tarun provides the executive leadership to JantaKhoj and also takes care of product management, marketing and sales.

In his earlier role as VP – Sales & Marketing, netXccel, Tarun managed the lead generation, marketing, sales and customer service functions. Prior to that, he was with Akamai Technologies, where he was involved with product management, product marketing, and marketing communications. His earlier stints include being a consultant with Exeter Group, Boston, and being a software developer/analyst with Tata Infotech (now a part of TCS).

Tarun has PGDM/MBA from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech from IIT-BHU Varanasi.

Smitha R Chanchal, Director

Smitha Chanchal has more than fourteen years of experience across background checks, HR and administrative processes. In JantaKhoj, She was the Head – Verifications and continues to be a Subject Matter Expert for background checks and verification processes. Earlier, she was responsible for setting up and successfully launching the verification practice at Fortis Veritas. Before that, she has worked in various background verification functions in First Advantage India (Quest Research).

Smitha has an MBA from Symbiosis University, Pune, and BCom from Bangalore University.

Smitha Jayashree, Senior Manager - Business Operations

Smitha Jayashree has more than twelve years of experience across operations, client management, vendor management, team management, recruitment, training and content development. In JantaKhoj, she oversees the sales, client relations, verifications and operations related functions. She has been a part of Accenture, Aegis, IBM and Learning Curve.

Smitha has degree in Journalism from Bangalore University.