About Us

Who are we?

TalentPundits is a Pune based organization engaged in Recruitment, Training, and HR Consulting Services. Our aim is to help our clients hire, train, and manage their employees in a better alignment with their long-term business objectives by providing customized recruitment services, training frameworks, and HR solutions.


Our Mission

  • To provide customized and innovative solutions at affordable rates to the Indian HR marketplace by building a new-age perspective and leveraging cutting edge technology.
  • Partner with organizations to understand and provide a strategic support to all their people needs.
 Nikhil Karkhanis
 Founder & CEO 
Nikhil Karkhanis is a Finance major from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, one of the foremost business schools in India. For the past 18+ years, he has held key responsibilities with some of the biggest names in the corporate world. These companies include Coca Cola, HDFC Bank, Dell and lastly Capgemini, where he worked as Associate Director (Recruitment) until November 2013. Prior to that, as the Global Sourcing Head of Capgemini Financial Services. Nikhil was among the first few in the industry to evangelise Sourcing as an independent function.
 Abhay Sawant
 Director 

Abhay is a sales, marketing, training and search services professional with more than 30 years of Experience in Industry. He has wide ranging experience in industries like, Lighting, Power Electronic, Office Equipments, Telecom and IT. His experience includes Developing and Implementing Business Strategy, National Level Channel Development and Management, Regional Operations, Branch Operations and Direct & Dealer Sales. He has represented organizations like NELCO – A TATA Company, SHARP INDIA LTD – World Known Electronic Giants, RICOH INDIA LTD – Japanese Office Equipment MNC and few others.

Abhay is certified ‘ENTREPRENEURSHIP MOTIVATIONAL TRAINER’ from premium institute NIESBUD – ‘National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development’ – NOIDA, India and has undergone the training program for ‘Trainer Capacity Building’ by International Finance Corporation for Adult Training. As a Visiting Faculty for Management Studies, he is presently engaged with Sai Sinhgad Institute, Pune and was associated with Suryadatta Institute of Management Studies, Pune, Amity University, Mumbai and Unity College, Pune. Abhay has completed his Diploma in Marketing Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. He has also completed Master in Business Studies from Pune University.

 Masood Sayed
 Director Operations 
A Level II CPSP (Certified People Sourcing Professional), Masood is a widely acknowledged Guru in the Sourcing space. He has more than 11 years of experience in Sourcing and Recruitment with various companies such as Futurestep/Kornferry, Capgemini, Verve, OS2i and TCS. In his previous role he was heading the India SMC for Futurestep/Kornferry. Prior to this he has managed the APAC and Europe sourcing for CapGemini. He has had the opportunity of working as part of one of the first entrants in the Offshore Recruitment Process outsourcing space and has comprehensive knowledge about the Global Recruitment Engagement Models and Processes. Within this period he has been responsible for blueprinting and mapping future trends within Recruitment Technology, Process Integration, Best Practices and Client Operations. Along with recruitment, he has also managed Market Research processes including Telephone and Web Research. Currently, he is managing all the operations of the TalentPundits. Masood has pursued his MBA in HR from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. He has also completed his MA in Industrial Psychology from SP College.