About Us

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we are a consulting company specializing in IT professional services, cloud transformation, data management, and artificial intelligence. For 15 years, we have been helping companies innovate and excel in the digital age.

Our mission is to empower our clients by enhancing the trust and reliability of their data, enabling seamless adoption of AI and IT automation to drive meaningful business outcomes. We are 100% customer-centric and performance-driven, with every action designed to support and enrich our customers, employees, culture, and society.

Our Team

Ajit Bharwani
Founder & CEO

Ajit, the Founder and CEO of NextPhase, leads the company's growth strategy and revenue programs for its data management services. With over 20 years of experience in enterprise services sales, new business acquisition, and client management, Ajit has driven the company's performance since its founding in 2012. Under his leadership, NextPhase has built a profitable entity with marquee customers, deep client relationships, and a strong network of partners. Ajit's background in his family's manufacturing and retail business in Japan instilled in him the value of service quality and customer satisfaction. His vision for NextPhase is to expand strategic relationships with clients and empower enterprises with reliable insights through trusted data, maintaining a 'Customer First' culture.

Danny Nguyen

As the Chief Technology Officer at NextPhase, Danny leads the technology strategy and architecture for the company's automation infrastructure, supporting enterprise cloud data services and Gen AI capabilities. With over 25 years of expertise in Cloud and Enterprise applications, he oversees the Engineering team responsible for service automation infrastructure. Danny's background in Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure, Enterprise services, Software Engineering, Database Management, and Service Management Operations has driven numerous successful projects, enhancing data quality and governance for cloud migration. He has worked with both large and small companies, including PeopleSoft, Corio, IBM, ACS, and Velocity focusing on technology-enabled solutions.

Bill Draper
Head of Business Development

Bill is a seasoned business executive with over 27 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies. At NextPhase, he handles executive relationships with partners to drive strategic business development and growth. Prior to NextPhase, Bill held executive roles at PeopleSoft/Oracle, Evolve Software, Softscape, and Parature. At Oracle/PeopleSoft Bill was instrumental in launching global consulting services for the Asia Pacific region and led the program to deliver services from their global delivery teams.

Souji Mareddy
Head of Finance & Accounting

Souji is an experienced Accounting Manager with a strong track record in the Professional Services industry. She has over 20 years of professional experience in accounting, general ledger, tax management, and financial reporting. Souji has been with NextPhase.ai for over 10 years and is known for precision and reliability in financial operations.

Gannu Deivanayagam
Head of Talent Management

Gannu is a seasoned Talent & Resource Manager with over 20 years of expertise in the Professional Services industry. With a proven track record in talent management, he excels in driving organizational success through strategic resource planning and fostering employee growth. Gannu's commitment to excellence and his ability to cultivate a positive and productive workplace environment have made him a key asset in achieving both company and individual goals.

Our goal is to inspire everyone by demonstrating that together, we can deliver unparalleled satisfaction to our customers, employees, partners, and the community.

-Ajit Bharwani

Community Service

We believe in giving back to the community allowing us to enact positive change. We are committed to investing our time and effort in improving our community & society at large and look for opportunities where our employees can assist in those improvements.

Core Values

A culture that motivates and retains talented employees through a customer-first approach is built from our core values

Always do the right thing for our clients
Leverage and celebrate our collective wisdom and diverse cultures
Nurture relationships with our clients, colleagues, and partners with respect and integrity
Foster an inclusive environment with equal opportunities for all

Let's grow together