Rajan Srikanth

Dr. Rajan Srikanth

Rajan Srikanth is a strategy, leadership development and organizational change consultant with over 30 years of work experience in the US, Europe and Asia.

Srikanth has worked extensively with CEOs and senior executives to help them address leadership, people, strategy and technology-related challenges. Known as a clear thinker who can be relied on to call it as he sees it, Srikanth has consulted across a range of industries and in several continents with Fortune 500 companies in defense, energy, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, manufacturing, retail, and a variety of technology areas.

He has assisted leaders of large and small business in identifying disruptive trends, confronting the opportunities and challenges, architecting business and technology strategy, aligning leadership, and orchestrating strategic transformation for innovation, and global growth. Functioning as a “trusted advisor” Srikanth has also undertaken leadership assessment and coaching to improve CEO and senior executive effectiveness, leadership team functioning, and architecting major organization and governance redesign.

Srikanth is presently Chairman and Managing Director of SmartKapital, a venture and advisory services firm. In this capacity, Srikanth mentors CEOs of about a dozen small to medium sized companies through critical growth stages, typically as a member of their Advisory Board. Before founding SmartKapital in July 2008, Srikanth had a long career as consultant and general manager. He served as worldwide partner and President of Mercer Consulting, Asia. Srikanth joined Mercer from Accenture where he was Executive Partner and global lead for the firm’s organizational change strategy practice from 2004-2006.

Previously, from 1997 to 2004, he was based in San Francisco with Mercer Delta Consulting as Partner, and consulted with CEOs and other senior corporate leaders on leadership development and strategic organizational change. He has also worked at KPMG Peat Marwick and with Bain & Company. From 1990 to 1995 Srikanth was assistant professor at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

Srikanth holds a Ph.D. from the Stern School of Business, New York University, and a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

He splits his time between India and the US, and can be reached at: dr.rajansrikanth@gmail.com or +1 510-279-5142 (mobile).