Instructor Profiles

DR. Srinivas Telukunta

Dr. Telukunta is a B-Tech from IIT Madras. Subsequent to that he received his MS and PhD from Cornell University and has worked for several years in Silicon Valley in various senior level product and project management roles. He received his MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad) in 2009 and has been associated with Dr. Reddy Labs in a senior management role looking at various Business system initiatives related to project and portfolio management till Dec 2010. From Jan 2011, he has been working full time as a Director for Nucleus Group. He has been associated with Nucleus (Earlier incorporated as Superior Technology Solutions) from 2007 as a lead consultant and corporate trainer for various project management related trainings.

Dr. Srinivas last corporate assignment was as Vice President – Business Development with as reputed Aeronautical Company. Srinivas has experience in various domains like IT, ITES, banking, manufacturing, petrochemical industries, financial and insurance companies.

Dr. Telukunta is a PMI certified PMP®, , PMI Certified RMP®, PMI certified ACPSM, CSM, IIBA® certified CBAP®, ITIL® Certified professional and is a Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt from Motorola University. He is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt from International Society for Quality (ISQ). He has many years of distinguished experience in project management, agile methodologies, negotiation strategies, development of collaborative work systems and IT systems, management consulting. He has more than 20 Publications in International Journals of which four are related to Project Management. He is also the key person in the development of our patented Project Management Learning Simulation-Playject and holds 2 patents.

He has personally trained more than 5000+ mid and senior level managers, in 100+ corporations in 12+ countries (Including Srilanka, Singapore, Nepal, Dubai, Australia, USA, Canada etc) till date in project management (PMP) and Agile Methodologies. He has been an invited guest for various national and international conferences and has more than 30 International journal publications and conferences. Recently, he was invited by SLASSCOM (Srilanka) for a seminar on operations excellence initiatives and has attended PMI world congress in September 2011 as an invited speaker.

Mr. Srikanth Kumar Kota

Srikanth is a Lead Consultant for several organizations as a part of Nucleus Group in Project Execution and Management. He serves as a Corporate Trainer for Management Certifications like PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Software Development and Agile. He has trained more than 4500+ Mid-Level Managers (with average work experience of 8 years) till date in 10+ countries

He holds various professional certifications which include PMP (from PMI), PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), Six Sigma Master Black Belt (International Society for Quality), Six Sigma Black Belt, Six Sigma Green Belt (from BSI, UK), ISO 9001:2008 QMS Lead Auditor ( TUV-SUD, South Asia), PGCPM from IGNOU and Oracle Primavera P6(R7) from Oracle University.

Srikanth has completed his Bachelors in Engineering and has done his MBA in Marketing and Operations. He has worked in diversified industries like IT/ITES, Manufacturing, FMCG, Retail and Education Sectors and has an overall experience of 10+ years. He worked in several Senior Management roles relating to Project Management, Business Excellence and Quality Management.

Mr. Prashant Pawar

Prashant Pawar is an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad) with over 11 years of diverse consulting and general management experience in IT, ITeS, Telecom, Pharma, and Healthcare industries in some of the world’s best known organizations. He has managed strategic transformational initiatives that spanned multiple geographies, ranging from implementation of IT systems to those involving M&A integration and organizational change management.

Prashant has been part of Nucleus Group since Aug 2012 as Director of Strategy and Products. Prior to Nucleus, Prashant has been an Assistant GM at Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc where he was involved in post-merger business integration and set-up of a global service delivery Centre of Excellence for Healthcare IT business. He has experience of working with global Fortune 500 firms such as British Telecom and Novartis in Project and Program Management roles where he partnered with business heads and managed cross-functional, virtual teams to deliver value by driving technology adoption.

Prashant is a PMI certified PMP®, Agile Certified ACP, and a Six Sigma Black Belt from International Society for Quality (ISQ). He has trained 250+ mid and senior level managers till date in project management (PMP) and operations excellence.