Devanshu Swaly

Naresh Vissa

5Naresh Vissa is the Founder & CEO of Krish Media & Marketing – a full service e-commerce, technology, online, and digital media and marketing agency and solutions provider. He has worked with CNN Radio, Clear Channel Communications, J.P. Morgan Chase, EverBank, The Institute for Energy Research, Houston Rockets, Houston Astros, the American Junior Golf Association, Agora Financial, Agora Publishing, Stansberry Research, and TradeStops. He is a multiple #1 bestselling author of books on online and digital business and technology. He has a Master’s Degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and has been featured on USA Today, Yahoo!, Bloomberg, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Businessweek, MSN Money, Business Insider, India Today, Hindustan Times, and other domestic and international media outlets.

Zahira Lehri

Zahira has over 25 years of Management, Sales and Business experience. She is the Owner/President of Express Employment Professionals; a company that specializes in Executive and Administrative placements in the Tampa, FL region. Zahira works diligently at understanding her client’s staffing needs, while assisting professionals fulfil their carrier goals. Her passion for finding the right talent to match her clients hiring needs is one of her favorite hobbies. Her company motto being “Respecting People, Impacting Business” is a powerful representation of her work and dedication.

Zahira was just awarded with the Disadvantage Minority/Disadvantage Woman Business Enterprise (DM/DWBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Certification. She is a member of Indo. US Chamber of Commerce, Tampa Chamber of Commerce, TIE, Working Woman of Tampa Bay and Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce. Zahira is a native of Ohio with a Degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She moved to Florida 6 years ago and absolutely loves it. She is a proud mother of a beautiful 16 year old daughter, and is also recently engaged. Zahira loves to travel internationally and spend quality time with her family.

Aruna Motko

Aruna Motko is an experienced banker with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently serving both individuals and their businesses throughout Pinellas County and surrounding areas. Currently, Aruna serves as Vice President, Private Relationship Manager at The Bank of Tampa’s Central Pinellas office. She holds a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Tiffin University.

For more information about The Bank of Tampa, contact Aruna at amotko@bankoftampa.com.

Anitha Kancharla

Anitha Kancharla is an experienced IT Functional Consultant with strategic vision and pragmatic execution, 14 plus years of IT experience with strong knowledge of application design, development, and integration techniques.

Principal, Goldtec, Inc leading software solutions and IT services company. Our goal is to help organizations achieve their financial and business objectives by using current technologies more effectively. She received Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Science from USF.

Kuleen Shah

Kuleen D. Shah is born & raised in Tampa. He is working for Harbor Light Investment Advisors & doing Administration & Marketing for his company. Kuleen strives to develop enduring relationships with many clients by providing expert guidance for a lifetime. He works with building up his clients & to identify their needs and then focus on solutions that can help make those financial goals a reality to grow.

Kuleen truly loves giving back his time and energy by serving in his community through volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Kuleen has been a member of the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce In Tampa Bay since 2012 and currently serves as VP of Corporate Membership for the Chamber. Kuleen also serves on the Men Go Red For Women that is part of the American Heart Association, also an Associate member of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Indian Advisory Council and is a member in the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay, on the India Festival Committee.

Lakshmi Sastry

Mrs. Sastry is a member of the Special Events Committee of the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce and an active member since 2005. Sastri is the Director of Ritti Couture Living Style, Inc. of Tampa, a company specializing in interior design and professional event planning. Demonstrating her passion for the arts, Sastri has served as Chair of events for several organizations, including FAPI, FIA, and the Savita Society. As an avid supporter of the Chinmaya Mission for over 10 years, Sastry continues to teach Bala Vihar, a program aimed at instilling culture and values among children of Indian origin.

Lakshmi holds a Master of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Madras in Madras, India and a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

Amit Patel

Amit D. Patel is a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual. Amit strives to develop enduring relationships with clients by providing expert guidance for a lifetime of financial security. He works with his clients to identify their financial security needs and then focus on solutions that can help make those financial goals a reality.

Amit truly loves giving back his time and energy by serving his community through volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Amit has been a member of the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce In Tampa Bay since moving to Tampa in 2012 and currently serves as the Vice-President of Social Media and Marketing. Amit is an Advisory Committee member for Brewster Technical College, which serves and educates adults with disability in employment skills training. Amit also serves on the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Indian Advisory Council and is an active member in the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay. Nationally, Amit serves on the Kachhia Patidar Samaj Board of Directors and is a member of AAHOA – Asian American Hotel Owners Association; and NAIFA – National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

Amit is very passionate about charitable giving and raising awareness for his passion projects. Amit has been continuously impacted by the stories of family, friends, and members of the community that have directly been impacted by the horrific disease of blood cancer. Amit has been involved with LLS – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the past 3 years and most recently fundraised for the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign in which he raised close to $22,000. Amit is also on the Executive Board for the Community Action Committee for the Northwestern Mutual – Greater Tampa Bay office in which their mission is to raise funds and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily in the areas of research into new treatments and cures, specifically in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.

Jigish Desai

Hanisha Patel

Hanisha Patel serves as Vice President/Private Banking Relationship Manager at CenterState Bank.

Hanisha is passionate about exceeding the expectations of her clients, recognizing that her clients have huge demands on their time. She and her team, through attention to detail and a can-do attitude, work diligently to become an indispensable asset to those clients. In an era where most commercial banks are focused on the bottom line, Hanisha understands the importance of personal relationships and inspires her team members to understand the same. Using her proven leadership and commitment, she has developed a team that enables and supports business owners to manage their firm’s cash flow and capital expansion that ensures long-term steady growth. This strategy also serves to minimize long-term debt with financial products and services uniquely suited to each client’s business.

Chronicling over 12 years of experience in the commercial banking industry, Hanisha has obtained advanced degrees in Business Law and e-Commerce and is well positioned to help any Tampa Bay business owner promote the growth of their business.

Hanisha’s most memorable life events include her marriage and the birth of her daughter; an amazing journey to South East Asia; and moving to the United States to begin her professional career. She is actively involved with The Tampa Rotary, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, and the Working Women of Tampa Bay. She grew up in London, England and has lived in Florida since 2004.