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Meet our global team

Roopa Sharma 1



CEO & Managing Partner

Roopa is interested in everything that is challenging to the mind, innovative and requires strong initiative to fly!

With over 18 years in specialized hiring, Roopa brings a wealth of experience from esteemed global firms like Korn Ferry, Futurestep, and Accord Group. Before Grok, she led leadership hiring at Maxlife Insurance, overseeing CXO and board-level recruitment. Additionally, she was the TA SPOC for Digital CoE & QSEI hub requirements.

A strong believer of experience being the greatest teacher, human behaviour intrigues her, human potential, more so.

As CEO of Grok Search, Roopa is committed to fostering meaningful partnerships and connecting organizations with top-tier talent aligned with their goals. Executive search nonpareil!

Amit Sharma



Business Development Director

Amit is an experienced commercial leader who understands the agility of start-ups and executional excellence of scaled-up organizations with equal ease.

MDI Gurgaon alumnus Amit brings more than two decades of experience with conglomerates like PepsiCo, and Tata Consumer Products and start-ups by renowned Multinational PE firms.

At heart, a people person, Amit has mentored and led teams with his deep sense of understanding not only the business but also the people he is dealing with, as clients, colleagues & teams.

With his industry expertise, he understands an organization’s business challenges, to help clients build teams & capabilities for sustainable long-term impact.

Vandana Saharan



Consulting Partner

Vandana Saharan is a forward-thinking professional holding a postgraduate degree in Management, embodying the spirit of a lifelong learner with a profound sense of responsibility. Drawing from a rich tapestry of experiences, she has seamlessly navigated roles ranging from telemarketing in the hospitality industry to serving as a director in a media startup and later as a customer care head in a health tech startup. However, it was in the recruitment industry that Vandana discovered her true passion, dedicating the past four years, since 2020, to this dynamic field.

In her journey within the recruitment landscape, Vandana has made a mark by successfully placing candidates across diverse domains such as Technical, Digital, Sales/ Marketing and Finance. Her service portfolio ranges across varied industries like BFSI, PHL and Industrial.

Vandana brings to the table a unique blend of discipline, dedication, and an unwavering desire to scale new heights. Her commitment to excellence is evident in her track record of connecting top-tier talent with leading companies, reflecting not only her professional prowess but also her deep understanding of the intricacies of the recruitment landscape.

Jeyadev Parthasarathy



Managing Consultant

Jeyadev has over 35 years of experience of which 21 years have been in the Executive Search Industry,

Jeyadev has serviced clients across all industries with a specific passion for Financial Services, Consulting, Outsourcing, Media, Start-up and Venture Fund investee companies.

He has been a Founder and Promoter of Executive Access India, Quadrangle (merged with Info Edge (Naukri)), Footprints, Catamorph Business Services (Interim Management) and Amplus Human Capital. Jeyadev has also worked on short-term assignments in Career Access and Futurestep (Korn/Ferry).

Jeyadev is a Mathematics Graduate and Management Graduate from XLRI, Jamshedpur. His personal interests are Wildlife, Photography, Sports and Start-ups.

Sophie Morris Core Team LD Manager



Learning & Development Manager

Sophie is a dedicated learning and development professional with a rich history of contributions in this field. As the International Learning & Development Manager for Grok Search and Recruitment Entrepreneur, she is responsible for conceiving and developing Grok Search’s L&D strategy.

In her prior role, Sophie led the build-out of the global L&D function, creating and implementing L&D strategies across multiple offices within EMEA, APAC and the USA. She established consistent global solutions and partnered with key stakeholders, including board-level executives, to implement tailored learning and people initiatives. Sophie also significantly selected and implemented learning technology and ran a Leadership Development Program with 80 leaders across 4 businesses.

Her earlier experience as a Learning and Development Business Partner at Reed Talent Solutions further enriched her L&D expertise, involving training needs assessments, designing bespoke training, and mentorship. Sophie's diverse career journey reflects her profound impact on the learning and development landscape and her commitment to driving excellence in talent development.

James Caan CBE RE Chairman


Caan CBE

Board of Directors

Often recognised outside the industry for his appearance in the BBC’s Dragon’s Den series, James Caan CBE has been in recruitment for over 30 years and invests and supports recruitment companies of all sizes across various geographies and sectors.

Alexander Mann, his first recruitment business, sold in 2013 for $350 million. His second recruitment venture, Humana International, grew to 140 offices across 30 countries. His third sale was a collection of six recruitment companies to Graphite Capital in 2014 for $150m.

James takes an active role in contributing towards the strategy of Grok Search, working closely with Roopa Sharma to support the business’ exciting growth plans and vision.

Annil Chandel Core Team RMD Middle East India CEE



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Annil began his career as a graduate trainee at Computer Futures, progressing to become the London Contracts Manager and managing a team of 40 recruiters while specializing in SAP.

He was then headhunted by a boutique SAP recruitment company to launch in Houston, Texas and later in Dubai. Annil later joined Best People to launch their global ERP practice and eventually started his own recruitment company which he sold in 2009.

He then returned to SThree to launch their India business and later joined K2 Partnering as part of the SLT, where he launched India and helped scale their EMEAPAC business

Nitin Bhatia CM India



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Nitin is a versatile professional with expertise in various industries such as Online Advertising Recruitment, Internet, and D2C industry. He is known for his exceptional leadership skills, operational efficiency, and ability to build high-performing teams. Nitin is proficient in sales, business development, account management, P&L, operations management, and team building. He is a master of innovation and has a unique combination of attention to detail and drive for innovation, which has resulted in his recognition in the industry.

Nitin has held significant positions such as Associate Vice President at Info Edge India Ltd and Co-founder at Kiami Software Private Ltd. He has completed an Advanced Program for Marketing Professionals from the Indian Institute of Management.

Ranjeev TekWissen



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Rajeev Senta, a visionary leader based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, serves as the Managing Director at TEKWISSEN®, a global workforce solutions provider.

With over 14 years of dedicated leadership, Rajeev has played a pivotal role in steering TEKWISSEN's success across the United States, India, UK, Canada, and Australia. A specialist in engagement and practice management, quick project sourcing, and productivity improvement, Rajeev has established a Total Talent Management Model, ensuring success in today's talent-driven market.

His extensive experience includes roles at Artech Information Systems, Horizon, and Radiant Systems Inc.
Rajeev holds an MBA from Bangalore University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Madras.