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Brian Fernandes
CEO

Brian is an alumnus of Roshni Nilaya’s Post Graduate School of Social Work, HR Department. He is a dynamic and skilled HR Manager with nearly 30 years of diversified, local and international experience in leadership roles in the Human Resource and General Management function. When time permits, he provides leadership facilitation and soft skills training to Post graduate students and Corporates in Mangalore and Bangalore. His focus areas in this endeavor include all dimensions of HR, Life Skills, the EQ framework and Leadership. Besides, he is an accomplished Toastmaster under the aegis of the Toastamasters.org, having achieved two advanced certifications ACB and ALB thereto. He is also a member of the National Institute of Personnel Management – Mangalore Chapter.
His other interests include both professional and fiction (Poetry and Prose) writing . His articles and poems have appeared in various publications and can be viewed at his blog http://brian-unplugged.blogspot.in/. He also enjoys compering functions, and music.

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Canute J. Pinto
Chief Officer – Operations

A Mechanical Diploma graduate, Canute has local and international experience of over 12 years in managing operations in a variety of industry segments from Media to Automobiles. An efficient organizer, his handling of the operations of the Spearhead Group has helped the group evolve into an effective organization in which resource utilization is close to optimum. Prior to his current assignment at the Spearhead Media’s corporate office, he drove the Company’s operations in the Middle East.
Media is his passion and his previous experience in a couple of local periodicals stands him in good stead in his current assignment. An extrovert, his marketing skills come to the forefront in b2b and b2c situations. His other interests include compering functions, and event management, at both of which he is very competent.

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Mehwish Hussain
Head, Marketing

Mehwish Hussain heads the business development arm of the Spearhead Group. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from the Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management Nitte, in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. She is an achiever all the way, utilizing her 9 years plus experience in the field of Sales, Sales Coordination, Business Development, Marketing, Marketing Innovations, Strategy, Operations, Event Management and Market Research to help generate revenue according to the Company’s strategic business plan. Her previous experience includes stints with the Forbes Consulting Group, Asian Business Exhibitions and Conferences Ltd (The Times Group) Acetech and Secutech (India) and Infosftx Pvt. Ltd. in various capacities in the marketing field.
She adds value to team Spearhead with her strategic perspective of Sales & Marketing, earned through her diverse prior experience in fast paced, high-tech environments requiring selling capabilities, thought leadership, team-building, problem solving and organizational skills. She also brings to the table her strong network in the Construction, Media, Interiors & Architecture, Retail & Auto industry across the country. A former national level athlete and badminton star, Mehwish loves music, dancing, the movies and interacting with people & hearing about their life experiences.

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Bhakthi Hegde
Editor

Bhakthi despite her young age, can be considered a veteran journalist. Armed with a degree in Journalism from the Manipal Institute of Communication, she began her career as a reporter in The New Indian Express, Mangaluru in 2004. She went on to serve Deccan Herald as a senior reporter in 2011. As the world moved into the digital space, so did Bhakthi. She joined the popular Udayavani.com as Editor, and is now spearheading content at www.newskarnataka.com as its Editor. Her forte is rural reporting, tracking rural development and Panchayat Raj and implementation of various government programmes.

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Praveen Nayak
Head, Design

Pran heads the design team at Verdevice. With around 27 years of experience in the field, both in India and abroad, he believes in perfection and is truly passionate about his work. He thrives on creativity and has a way with words - indulging in innovative and artistic adventures - to create corporate logos, company collateral and crisp content, taking inspiration from ideas that come alive and take shape in his sketch-book, in the solitude of the shower-room or while sipping a cup of black coffee. Well versed with design, content creation and the print media he likes to keep himself informed about the latest trends in graphic and web design. He has hands-on experience with print media and display graphics too. An introvert, he likes to stay behind the scenes and prefers to let his creativity hog the limelight.

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Avinash Jeevan D’Souza
Chief Accountant

Avinash Jeevan Dsouza has been managing the accounts of the company since December 2015. With over three years of experience in financial matters post his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce qualification, diligent and accurate, Avinash takes the responsibility for the overall financial and accounting function of the group including appropriate financial and account level controls, budgeting and cash flow management as per applicable laws and best practices. He earned his straps in the accounting field working as an Articles Assistant for a Chartered Accountant Firm. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Commerce degree from IGNOU (Indira Gandhi Open University). He loves cricket and pursues his interest every weekend bringing laurels to his team, and the company.