About Us

Brickwork Investment Research is part of Brickwork India, founded in 2005 by a couple from Wharton-Kellogg. Vivek Kulkarni is former IT Secretary of Karnataka and Sangeeta, the CEO has strong background in corporate training from Kellogg and Boston University. Brickwork India is the pioneer and market leader of the Virtual Office concept and has gained worldwide recognition through various media publications including the New York Times best seller ‘The World is Flat’ by Thomas Friedman, ‘The 4 Hour Workweek’ by Tim Ferriss, and recently in Knowledge@Wharton, as well as in several international magazines and TV shows. A number of Fortune 500 companies are long term clients of Brickwork.

The company’s team of committed analysts and professional problem solvers make Brickwork Investment Research a preferred solution provider among various financial professionals and institutions including, investment banks, brokerages, private equity, Hegde funds, asset managers, insurance and other investment firms. We have partnered with more 15,000 clients in 116 countries, to help them build the foundation to their success. Our clientele ranges from Fortune 500-companies to start-ups and entrepreneurs, spread across the world and across industries. Hence our engagement models are flexible and customized to address the wide range of business requirements.

Management Team

Vivek Kulkarni
Vivek Kulkarni
Founder & Chairman

Vivek has vast leadership experience in various government departments and in private business enterprise. He was the Information Technology & Biotechnology Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore. During his tenure in Government, he was instrumental in branding Bangalore as the Silicon City of India, through his aggressive drive towards getting global IT companies to set up offices in Bangalore. He facilitated the creation of world-class IT and Biotechnology institutes and transformed the annual IT exhibition into a mega event in Bangalore. After leaving government service, Vivek turned entrepreneur and in early 2004, he pioneered the unique concept of ‘Remote Executive Assistant’ to address the needs of a niche market - the SMEs, entrepreneurs and professionals who wanted assistance in driving their business and professional goals. He has been a faculty at Boston University as well as the Indian Institute of Management and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has done his MBA from the Wharton Business School, USA.

Sangeeta Kulkarni
Sangeeta Kulkarni
Co-Founder & CEO

Sangeeta' s strong leadership and intuitive management style has made Brickwork India a professional, innovative and client-centric organization, with global acceptance as a premier provider of REA services. She has made continuous improvement integral to the company culture, thus ensuring that industry benchmarks are used to enhance quality, processes and metrics. Sangeeta is passionate about the virtual assistance business and aspires to make Brickwork a world-class provider in this sector. Sangeeta has been awarded “Shrama Saadhana Shining Star Award” for Entrepreneurship. Prior to Brickwork, Sangeeta worked in corporate training, business development and HR roles with Accenture, HSBC Data Centre and Brilliant School of Management. Sangeeta holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Education and is an alumnus of Boston University and Northwestern University, USA.

Rajesh Pai
Rajesh Pai
Sr. Vice President - Strategic Business Initiatives

Rajesh has 23 years of extensive experience in the areas of Audit & Accounts, Business Development and Business Operations. Since 2006, Rajesh has been part of Brickwork’s entrepreneurial journey and has progressively driven the company towards operational excellence and compliance. He has provided strategic direction and analytical thinking to the business, and has a proven ability to quickly win customer’s trust by bringing innovative solutions aligned to customers’ business challenges. He started his career in one of the largest Chartered Accountancy firms and has also worked in India’s leading Real Estate group and Cleantech Company. He has done his Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Calcutta).

Sharada Shivram
Sharada Shivram
Sr.Manager – Finance & MIS

Sharada has over 20 years of work experience with key skills in Accounting, Finance & MIS. At Brickwork, she handles Accounts and Finance, ensures regulatory compliances and provide MIS to the management.

Prior to joining Brickwork, she has worked in IT and Retail companies. She has completed the Cost Accountancy degree from The Institute of Cost & Works Accounts of India

Sripriya
Sripriya
Manager – Audit and Compliance

Sripriya has 16 years of experience with key skills in project planning and management, ISO 27001:2005, conducting compliance and process audits and mentoring teams. At Brickwork, she heads the CORE team, which is responsible for audit and compliance, MIS and Automation.

She is a Computer Science graduate and worked with a large Indian conglomerate before joining Brickwork.

Swamy HKC
Swamy HKC
General Manager – Business Information

Swamy has over 40 years of experience in Retail and Corporate Banking and Trade Finance. At Brickwork, he heads the Business Information team which researches, analysis and provides status reports on global companies to assist Banks in their decision taking.

Prior to joining Brickwork, he was part of the senior management team of a large Indian Bank. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

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