Team School Serv is passionate about increasing educational outcomes, achieving better results for our partner schools – results that go beyond financial and are social, holistic and uniquely tailored.
Lead Consultant & Founder
Technocrat turned entrepreneur with expertise in Information Technology. Business Management, k-12 School Services and building turnkey systems aimed at improving academic standards across the board.
Through his extensive experience in running a 120+team of highly skilled professionals at IBM, handling 200+ global client’s, he mastered the core principles of making decisions, executing, delivering, delegating, managing tasks and enabling his client’s realize their vision decisively.
Vinod envisions a future, Where quality education is available to every child in the country, which is the key motivating factor that drove him to pivot from a globetrotting IT executive to an International School Consultant. He realizes this noble goal by helping his clients succeed in their mission to start a school in India.
He strives hard to deliver on the promises made, and to the satisfaction of the client, making “Customer First” as the primary motto for his team and social enterprise thereof. Over the past 9 years, backed by a skilled team, long-term collaborations, and an eminent advisory board, Vinod had consistently delivered new school setup services to 35+ clients and ancillary services to almost 1000+ schools across the country. It is his proven and much-acclaimed focus on the quality of the deliverable and customer satisfaction that has made him renowned in his field of work.
Senior Consultant (GSE CEO)
Highly regarded for his expertise in education leadership, Greg Parry’s vast experience includes high-level positions with secondary and vocational institutions throughout Australia, the Middle East, The United States, India and China. A strong leader and dedicated educator, Greg’s various positions at these institutes of learning include: director, headmaster and consultant.
Greg has trained teachers and principals throughout the world in areas such as critical thinking, language development and leadership. His expertise in school start up projects, leadership and curriculum development, has made him a sought after authority in these areas.
Senior Consultant (GSE Managing Partner)
Recognized for her outstanding achievements both as an educational leader and curriculum writer, Shanna Mack brings a wealth of experience in a variety of critical areas. Having served as a director (Higher Education), headmaster (Secondary School) and consultant (K-12), Shanna excels in the areas of administrative and teacher development, curriculum writing and language programs.
Shanna has consistently demonstrated exceptional achievement results for increasing and improving student achievement in all key areas, including language development, reading proficiency and writing skills. Shanna has worked throughout the USA; Middle East, India and China.
Specialist Consultant Middle School, Secondary School, Curriculum, Marketing and Recruitment
A graduate of Harvard University and published author with special expertise in education leadership, language development and curriculum design for schools in China, Europe and South America.
Specialist Consultant Early Childhood, Middle School, Facilities and Design
Holds a Masters Degree in Educational Management. His specialization include Early Childhood Education, Operation Management, Construction Management and Design, Marketing Strategy and Media. He has won several awards in education and construction fields.
Chief - Administration
A founding member of School Serv, she has been instrumental in charting the root of the organizations' advancement and that of several new schools. She has been concurrently playing diverse roles for the last 10 years. In the process, she has built high - performance teams, facilitated learning programs besides introducing cutting edge technology to give the school's a competitive edge.
Chief - Operations
Lekha undertook several senior management roles in different organizations including corporates and educational institutions. She started her career in HCL Technologies wherein she managed a gamut of HR functions. In the course of her involvement with school management, she had worked with Klay Prep Schools, a market leader in the early learning and childcare, being part of the founding team she acquired insights into operations and other core functions such as branding, academics, and procurement - This stood her in good stead as she went on to head the regional operations. Her latest stint with schools was an operational leadership role with Vivero schools (Edvance group). She had donned the hats of both management and clientele, she has incisive insights into what our partner schools need and how we can provide it to the best of expectations.
Expert AdvisorHead – - Academics
Tulasi Babu brings to the table over 25 Years expertise in designing, building & managing schools in India.A teacher & an author, he has developed many child centered learning programs. Under his academic leadership we have invented several education solutions to assist schools overcome challenges and ensure smooth academic operations.
Expert Advisor – Branding & Marketing
A Management & Marketing professional, Bimal helps organizations improve their performance, through analysis of customer, markets & other organizational data. His experience & expertise in customer persuasion through innovative & strategic thinking followed by his belief in integrated communication, driven by strategic design, digitally enabled marketing tools, and customer behavior – altering retail strategies are what his client’s seek him for.
Bimal has worked across brands of both old and new economies and is able to bring the best of the two worlds into the solutions he evolves. Bimal has also been the principal developer of the proprietary Data Tool used at Network Advertising – the DICER (Data Inspired Consumer Effectuality Representations) and is collaborating with IIMK to bring academic validation for the same. He also guides the Planning team of the agency.
Brands he has delivered for include BPL Mobile, Tata Indicom, NovoNordisk, Wipro, DHL, ShopperStop, LifeCell, LG Care, Hidesign, Odyssey, MindTree Consulting, TATA Telecom, TATA power, TATA Motors, TAJ Hotels, Subhiksha, UniverCell, Colours TV, SAP Labs, NIIT, Oracle, Colgate-Palmolive, TATA Beverages, CARBON, Indian Oil, Vijay Sales, Hutchinson Max, Kaya Skin Clinic, ITC & Fair & Lovely
Awards & Distinctions: Cannes Gold Lion, Effie, ITSMA, Novo Nordisk Global Innovation
University of New Hampshire, Affiliate Assistant Professor
Over the past 16 years, Gary Smejkal has worked in both academia and the biotechnology industry. He has worked with the companies including Covaris, Pressure Biosciences, and Proteome Systems and is currently an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire. He is the Founder of Focus Proteomics, a contract research organization.
Formerly, he was Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health and Proteomics Technologies Manager at the Harvard School of Medicine. He worked at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, both in basic research and in clinical research.
Expertise is in sample preparation, protein electrophoresis, and assay development. He has developed and helped bring to market ten kits for five different companies. He also has experience in MALDI-TOF, having been formally trained at Bruker-Daltonics.
His publications include 42 PubMed citations, 10 book reviews and compendium chapters, and is currently working on his second book on protein electrophoresis.
Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine
Jean is a Ph.D from UML and a Post Post-doctoral Fellow from Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine at the Pulmonary Center-USA
A teacher by profession and an author of 100+ publications he also holds several patents
Dr. Srikanth Kakumanu earned his MS, PhD from Department of Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology at University of Massachusetts in 2010. His major focus from last 12 years is around Drug delivery using Nanotechnology, prior to that he performed research in the area of hematopoietic stem cells.
He is involved with both biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields for last 15 years. He is author of many publications and holds several patents. His interests are in R&D and platform technology.
Expert Advisor - Architecture & Design
Leads a young and ambitious architecture firm’s office in Helsinki, Finland.
Hilla see architecture and urban design as tools to shape living environments as well as to inspire everyday life. Her field of expertise is ‘learning environments’. She designs school buildings, kindergarten spaces and workplaces internationally with socially and ecologically responsible goals.
Expert Advisor - Business
Kunal brings over 16 years of leadership experience – the majority of which is earned as CEO of two successful startups. After an initial tenure with IBM, he established his first firm – TechUnified, a multi-national Mobile Banking venture that saw a successful exit to a leading public listed entity.
His second venture, Rx HealthcareMagic is the world leader in consumer driven telemedicine enterprise. HealthcareMagic was acquired in 2014 by NASDAQ listed EBIX . Kunal now invests in new ventures in personal capacity and guides the companies in setting strategy, oversees team building, ensuring growth objectives remain on track while maintaining “profitability”.
Kunal holds a Bachelors degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
Expert Advisor - Legal
M. N. Raja Sujith has more than twenty two years of experience in practicing corporate and commercial law, including foreign investment, employment law, private equity, M&A, restructuring and insolvency, and real property law. He has been recognized as one of the leading corporate/M&A practitioners in India.
Mr. Raja Sujith specifically advises on structuring foreign investments into India, including company incorporation, setting up liaison or branch offices in India, joint ventures, and acquisitions of existing companies/businesses. He represents major corporations including GE Oil & Gas, First Financial Bank, Reliance Ventures, CGI Group, German Technology Corporation, Raymond Weil SA, Thyssenkrupp besides other international companies. He also represents private equity and venture capital funds, and start-up companies in their financial investments, he keeps up due diligence and documentation.
Mr. Raja Sujith has delivered presentation on M&A, outsourcing, employment law compliance, structuring of foreign investments into India, foreign investment in Indian real estate, VC fund structuring, contract law and related subjects at many national and international forums. He is a member of the International Bar Association and Inter Pacific Bar Association.