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Strategic Team

Strategic Team

C. K Joshi

Director - Construction Guardian Developers

Born in Sinnar, Nashik, C.K. Joshi exemplifies simplicity and serious dedication to the vision. He holds a FIE Civil and a FIE Struc. E from The Institute and is a chartered Engineer. He started his expansive Career in 1972 with Swati Constructions in the capacity of a Civil Engineer and has created several Bungalows, Institutions, Residential Buildings, & Commercial projects. During his four year stint at Gammon India Ltd. He served as a senior Engineer for Infrastructure projects, Power projects, Bridges, Large scale Industrial projects like the HAL setup in Nashik, Ozar. He specialized in underground Engineering and setting up of offshore Oil Exploration Plants. He undertook industrial projects from 1996-2007 under his own brand- C.K. Joshi & Associates. He began his formal stint at Guardian Developers, then Chintamani Construction in 2007 and has been at the helm of controlling the entire construction activity, Finance, Allocation of resources and liasioning with Public institutions. He has been a Vision driver, enabler and his no frills approach has helped Guardian Developers realize its dream of growing substantially in the last few years. His devotion has helped Guardian fortify its core competency and helped create an enviable range of real estate offerings. He is an active trekker who enjoys exploring new paths on Himalayas.

Manjusha Kulkarni

Chief Operation Officer

An exemplary personality that has strengthened Guardian Developers strategic team. While working as General Manager Business development & planning, she adapts versatile ideology to further guardian growing vision. She has got a National merit scholarship and done her civil Engineering from CWIT, Pune. An effective communicator with excellent team leadership skill, she is a strong analytical problem solver with 25 years' experience in real estate from well-known organizations. With Core proficiency in Cordial Business relation management, Legal alignment, decision taking capability, design & development, Manjusha always keeps her apprised with new learning in dynamic environment.

Milind Bhalchandra Tamhankar

General Manager Projects

A gold medal holder from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, ranked 1st in Pune University in 1989, Milind holds the General Manager- Projects position at Guardian Developers. An illustrious career spanning over 25 years encompassing the execution, planning and oversight of Residential, commercial and Industrial building projects, He is one of the jewels in Guardian Developers team. With 17 plus years in Rachana lifestyle, he was instrumental in obtaining the QMS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. With a 7 year stint in his own business, he is a thorough professional and lends his expertise to Guardian's strategic team. With his passion for gardening, he has a calming green effect on his family and friends.

Vikas Kulkarni

General Manager Liasioning, Guardian Developers

The newest addition to the Guardian's strategic team, with a 29 years + work experience Vikas Heads the liasioning department. Vikas completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Pune University in 1990. Post that he began his career in 1986 with M.G. Kinare & Associates, worked with Lokamangal Constructions Pvt. Ltd for 10 years from 1991-1999, Joined Varun Developers as a General Manager for 7 years till 2005, was employed with Rachana Lifestyle for 8 years as Manager- liasioning and then joined Regius lifespaces Pvt. Ltd as a General Manager, Business Development, in 2013. His core area of expertise is Land acquisition and liasioning. Vikas's work yields results owing to his result oriented networking, proper coordination and due diligence. Guardians' substantial land banking efforts over the last few years have enabled it to be a forerunner in the affordable housing sector yielded us opportunities in the most profitable pockets of Pune.

Ganesh More

Manager – Projects, Guardian Developers

With an experience of over 14 years, Ganesh is one of the youngest members of the Guardian's Strategic team. Having done his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University, Ganesh plays a key role in the projects team. Ganesh had been employed with renowned companies in Automobile sector like John Deere and JCB and adds his years of working in the organized sector to the Projects team at Guardian. He has valuable Experience to his merit in the field of quality as well as Operations, where he shouldered many responsibilities of setting up large scale capital projects.

Along with his focus on Lean Manufacturing Principles, he enjoyed recognition for Innovation drive across its Indian counterpart for implementing innovative improvements and has been a contributing member for achieving factory level certification for integrated Management Systems. Ganesh is a passionate mountaineer & a member of an elite mountaineering group named 'Giripremi'. He has made Guardian proud moment by scaling the highest mountain in the world 'Mt. Everest (8848 meters) in 2013 & taking the Guardian Corporation's flag to the Top.

Mohan Chintaman Kaluskar

Head- Finance, Guardian Corporation

Mohan Kaluskar is an industry veteran with a cumulative industry experience in accounting of over 35 + years and 13+ years with Guardian.Mohan has received his bachelors in Commerce in 1984 from the Pune University. He has had a successful 17 year stint at Swati construction (Nagarkar Construction) and a 4 year stint at Raj promoters and Developers Pvt. Ltd. Before lending his expertise to Guardian Corporation. Modest and affable, Mohan Heads the accounting department and is in charge of all accounts related activity. Credited with enabling Guardian's transition into online Banking, He has ensured transparency with all stakeholders and has contributed whole heartedly to Guardian Corporations phenomenal growth as a conglomerate. An avid sports follower, his passion for cricket sees him in full action for any cricket tournament played by Guardian team leading from the front.

Manish Soman

Head - Legal, Guardian Developers

Manish Soman Heads the Legal department at Guardian Developers. With a cumulative work experience of 28 years and having worked with Guardian Developers for over 10 years, Manish specializes in the legal coordination between Advocates, Architects and sanctioning authorities such as PMC, Town planning committee and the Collectors office, Pune. Having worked on challenging land mark deals like The Palladium in Kothrud and Hillshire in Wagholi, Manish has risen to the challenges the rapid growth of Guardian Developers has brought along with it. Being an amazing singer, he keeps his family and teams enthralled by his voice and passion for music.

Sachin Phopale

Head-Purchase, Guardian Developers

With an experience of over 15 years in the Industry, Sachin Heads the Purchasing Department at Guardian Developers. He holds a P.G. Diploma (Pune Univ.) with a specialization in Costing from the M.M.C. College. Sachinexudes simplicity in approach and displays a responsible work ethic. The procurement of right materials at the right time in the right quantity and adhering to compliances is integral to the success of a business.Having worked with recognized players like A.V. Bhat& Co. and Belvalkar Housing Company, Sachin adds his years of growing expertise to the Guardian's strategic team..Music Lover at heart, he enjoys some of the golden oldies in his leisure moments.

Surendra Dhumne

Head - Sales, Guardian Developers

With an active experience over 18 years in the field of real estate. Mr. Surendra Dhumne heads the Sales department at Guardian Developers. He holds a Master's degree in Management Sciences and a Diploma in Business Management from the Pune University. Surendra consistently works to the highest professional standards and thrives when working as part of a cohesive team to deliver projects that yield multiple business benefits. Having worked with recognized real estate industries like Rachana Lifestyle, Amit Enterprises Housing Ltd. Paranjape Schemes Pvt Ltd, Surendra adds his years of growing expertise to the Guardian's strategic team. He holds the credit of successfully setting up an International Markets representative network across the globe for all mentioned syndicates, in USA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, and MIDDLE EAST. No doubt he is extraordinary traveller who always like to explore new ideas & inspire the new strategies.

Pratap Jagdale

Head-Sales Admin, Guardian Developers

With an active experience of over 24 years in diverse fields and business functions, Pratap Heads the Sales Admin team. Pratap holds a 1st class in masters in Management Studies from the Indsearch Institute of Management. He brings great insight from his cross-functional experience in Marketing research & Consultancy spanning industries such as Automotive, Engineering, Telecom, Industrial, Agriculture& Media Sectors. With an emphasis on research, Pratap exhibits proficiency in utilizing the same in expanding business horizons and exploring newer avenues. With Guardian's ambitious projects taking shape, Pratap has his hands full devising innovative CRM strategies that are backed by consumer insight. Driven by keen interest in classical music, he keenly follows some of the known artists and their performances.

Mr. Arun Raste

General Manager- Accounts

With an experience of over 35 years in the Accounts & Finance departement, Mr. Arun is currently the General Manager- Accounts of Guardian Developers.
Having completed his & from Pune University. Arun Raste has a very versatile work experience comprising of FMCG, Manufacturing, Real Estate & Finance firms. He has had a successful 17 year stint at Bharat Forge - Kalyani Group & an 8 year stint at Kirloskar Group. He has also worked with well known companies like Kolte-Patil Developers, Amit Enterprises, A.H Joshi Audit firm & Venkateshwara Hatcheries. Arun Raste specializes in finalization of accounts, liasoning with auditors, bankers, consultants. He has handled Income Tax, VAT, MIS & many more. An ardent fan of sports & physical activities, keen interest in adventure treks.

Kajal Malik

Chief Marketing Officer, Guardian Corporation

With an experience of over 20 years in key positions of the biggest brands of the Indian Media Industry, Kajal Malik Heads the Marketing Division of Guardian Corporation. She has a PG Diploma in Mass communication from Indian Institute of Mass Communications, Delhi. Having worked with names such as Mudra, Lintas and Sakal Media Group, in verticals such as consumer durables, FMCG, Telecom, Hospitality & Automobile, she brings valuable insight into the minds of consumers and means to reach them in the most effective way possible. Kajal brings focused effort to the branding and corporate communications of Guardian's growing empire. Her strengths are Strategic Planning, Media buying and Optimization, networking and exploring untapped markets through innovative strategies. An innovator at heart, Kajal straddles across the different verticals of Guardian Corporation with ease and merges concepts to create greater brand equity. Being brought up in an army background, has travelled across the country exploring lesser known places and continues to do so besides catching any ghazal performances of maestros since school days.

Trupti Joshi

HR & Admin, Guardian Corporation

Trupti, Heads HR & Admin, a Master in Fine Artsfrom S.N.D.T is the youngest member on Guardian's strategic team. With a 3 year stint in Camlin India Pvt. Ltd. she joined Sakal as an executive artist. Her disciplined attitude towards work and ability to multitask efficiently was recognized as she was awarded the post of Department Heads and was key in setting up and stabilizing HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems) in its nascent stage over nine Tier one Maharashtra cities. With a cumulative work experience of over 9 years, Trupti has risen to the challenges that the corporatization of Chintamani Construction to Guardian Corporation has brought along with it. She efficiently handles 4 verticals of Guardian and has demonstrated her thorough commitment to the job with her hands on approach. She has played a key role in adding and managing Human resource to Guardian Corporation. Adventurous at heart she has trekked till the Everest Base camp and balances her work-life by travelling the world in her free time, pursuing photography and painting.