S.R. Gopalan, is the founder of two consulting firms - Dawn Consulting (www.dawnconsulting.com) and Bizworth India Private Limited. www.bizworth.net.

The advisory services provided by Dawn Consulting covers finance, regulatory, tax and strategic aspects of business. Dawn assists its clients in solving their finance and corporate strategy challenges through its 10 member team that includes three senior partners, supported by a network of service providers. Dawn Consulting has built a successful track record having serviced 350 clients a large number of which are in technology driven businesses. As part of these engagements, Dawn Consulting has helped several companies to raise VC/private equity funding and has advised a number of M&A transactions. It also assists in raising debt in the form of project funding, working capital finance, term financing and foreign currency loans

Bizworth India Private Limited is a next-generation company providing both advisory and transaction support services in valuation of enterprises and management of intangibles. Its core offering- IC Rating - is the world's leading methodology for assessment of intangibles. Bizworth has carried out several valuation/assessment assignments in the context of intangibles management, corporate consolidation, tax, US GAAP and IFRS for nearly 100 clients. Bizworth has set up a joint venture with ICMG Corporation Japan - ICMG Consulting Private Limited to serve clients in the Indo-Japan corridor.

SRG was the President of Tie Bangalore http://bangalore.tie.org during 2011-13. He received the prestigious Chairman's award in 2011.He serves on the boards of several private companies, including Happiest Minds Technologies, Hycom Engineering and a social enterprise - Next Wealth Entrepreneurs - of which he is a co-founder.

Prior commencing his consulting practice, SRG had a successful corporate career spanning 23 years in Finance and General Management. Most recently he was President of Wipro Finance (1992 - 1998) and a member of Wipro's Corporate Executive Council. Prior to that he was Vice President of Finance and Planning at Wipro Infotech. This was preceded by a stint at Wipro's corporate office as Corporate Accounts and Planning Controller. Prior to joining Wipro, he worked with Union Carbide in a variety of positions.

SRG has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai, followed by professional qualifications in accounting with all India top 3 ranking in the Chartered and Cost Accounting examinations.

G.Srinivasan, (MBA-IIMA) has over 30 years experience in Finance, Marketing and General Management across leading corporations. He advises clients in the areas of strategic finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, strategic planning advice for startups, Venture Capital & Private Equity investments. Prior to co- founding Dawn Consulting, Srinivasan has worked at Wipro Finance as Vice President, Marketing, SRF in various corporate functions and at Wimco and Pressmetal Corp.

He co-founded Rural Shores Business Services- a rural BPO socio-economic enterprise. He is a member of the Governing Council of IIMPACT - a NGO educating over 25000 girls in rural India. He also teaches in Management Institutes.

Nagaraja Rao, a Chartered Accountant, has over two and half decades of experience in financial services, information technology and hospitality industries. Rao specializes in debt financing and has been instrumental in resource mobilization for a number of clients in Pharma, NBFC, Construction, manufacturing and service industries like hospitality, software and healthcare. He has helped craft efficient, effective and profitable delivery of financial solutions to clients. He also advises clients in the area of risk management.

Rao has worked in companies such as Citicorp Information Technology Limited, Wipro, and Batliboi & company.

Prakash Subramaniam, (MBA, CMA (USA)) has been with Dawn Consulting for over 9 years now. He is a key participant in the investment process and assignments involving due diligence, valuations, Business Plans, structuring stock options, setting up India operations and business research. He also advises clients in M&A process and funding assignments.

Praveenchandra Hegde, is a Chartered Accountant with 5 years’ experience in Industry and Consulting. He is involved in valuation, due diligence, financial planning and analysis, equity and debt syndication transactions. He also supports Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) programs. Prior to joining Dawn Consulting he has worked in GMR Infrastructure Limited.

Pushpanjali G Gurumath, (CFA (ICFAI), MS (Finance)) has been associated with Dawn Consulting since three years. She is currently involved in valuation, financial analysis, market research, secondary research. Prior to joining Dawn Consulting, she has worked with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Cygnus Business Consulting & Research Pvt. Ltd.