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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
Director - Marketing and 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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N V Paulose
Director - Media Innovations

N V Paulose is the Founder and Managing Director of Global TV, India's first Internet TV. He is an M.Com graduate from the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala. He is also a communication trainer, motivational speaker and phobia healer. He has vast experience in teaching, media, marketing and management, spanning over a period of 25 years. He previously worked with the first Malayalam newspaper 'Deepika', first colour Kannada newspaper 'Janavahini' and the well-known Express publications.

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Vittal Chathre M
Accounts Manager, Spearhead Group (Accounts@newskarnataka.com)

Vittal Chathre is a B.Com graduate and CA aspirant (Currently CA Final Group-1 pass out).Vittal joined the company in January 2018 with 8 years of experience post his graduation – 3 in a mandatory articleship and the balance across three firms including a Chartered Accounting firm. . Highly knowledgeable, proficient in Tally, MS office and presentation skills, Vittal has interests in trekking, agriculture and developing his professional knowledge online. Up-to-date on the latest trends in the Economy, Business and accounting fields, Vittal provides excellent financial advice and effectively manages both the finances and the accounts of the firm.

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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.