The WorkSpan Team

Leadership Team


Mayank Bawa

Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder

Mayank has always believed in the importance of data, analytics and applications in helping people make better decisions. Prior to founding WorkSpan, he founded Big Data pioneer Aster Data Systems, acquired by Teradata in 2011 where he served as Co-President of Teradata Aster division. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and B.Tech from IIT Bombay.


Amit Sinha

Chief Customer Officer/Chief Financial Officer/Co-Founder

Amit has a passion for all facets of marketing, user experience, and technology. Prior to WorkSpan, Amit spent over a decade at SAP, where he held various marketing leadership roles. As SVP of Marketing for SAP HANA Platform and Applications, he was responsible for bringing the technology to market. He has an MBA from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and B.Tech from IIT Bombay.


Milind Joshi

Chief Technical Officer/Co-Founder

Milind loves architecting systems and creating technology to solve real-world challenges. Prior to WorkSpan, Milind was Director of Engineering of Aster Data Systems, and has extensive work experience at EMC, Kazeon, Intransa, Sun and TCS. He holds a patent on Use of External Services with Clusters. He has a Masters in Technology in Computer Science from IIT Bombay.

Nick Sarles

Chief Revenue Officer

Nick is passionate about developing high performing sales organizations and establishing new SaaS categories. Most recently, Nick was Vice President of North American Sales for Alteryx. Under his leadership, he grew the sales force by 5X, grew the customer base by 10X and delivered customer satisfaction across the customer base. Alteryx had a successful IPO in 2017.


Nithya Lakshmanan

Vice President of Product Management

Nithya is passionate about designing and delivering innovative technology products. Prior to WorkSpan, Nithya incubated and led a strategic innovation team at NetSuite to deliver pre-packaged solutions. She was a product management and engineering leader for software products at Oracle. She holds a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and B.E. in Chemical Engineering from BITS, India.


Gaurav Saini

Vice President of Network Success

Gaurav has dedicated the vast majority of his career to leading highly effective Growth & Data-Driven Marketing teams across several SaaS companies. Prior to WorkSpan, he built and scaled marketing & user experience teams at UserVoice and RealPage. Gaurav strives to deliver stellar user experiences via creating delightful and memorable interactions for our customers, both on and off the product. He holds a BS in Business Management from San Jose State University.


Andrew Higashi

Vice President of Sales

Andrew has dedicated his career to cultivating and growing SaaS businesses. Prior to WorkSpan, he played a crucial role in generating net new recurring revenue for a number of startups, including Gigya and RolePoint. Andrew’s innate curiosity drives him to constantly improve sales processes while helping and inspiring those around him. He holds a BA in International Studies from UC Irvine.


Chip Rodgers

Vice President of Marketing & Alliances

Chip is passionate about building strong customer/partner communities around enterprises to amplify brand and market impact. Prior to WorkSpan, Chip was with SAP for over 13 years, most recently growing the SAP Community Network to over 2 million engaged customers, partners, and developers. He has an MBA from University of Chicago and an engineering degree from Northwestern.

Board of Directors


Tasso Argyros

Tasso is the CEO of ActionIQ, and was previously the co-founder and CTO of Aster Data Systems. He is the founder of DataElite Ventures, and a Venture Partner in FirstMark Capital. He holds an MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.


Mayank Bawa

Mayank is the co-founder and CEO at WorkSpan. Prior to founding WorkSpan, Mayank was CEO of Aster Data Systems; a leader in the Big Data space acquired by Teradata in 2011. He has a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University and B.Tech from IIT Bombay.


Amit Sinha

Amit is the co-founder and Chief Customer Officer at WorkSpan. Prior to WorkSpan, he spent over a decade at SAP, where he held various marketing leadership roles. He holds an MBA from the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, and a B.Tech from IIT Bombay.


Navin Chaddha

Under his leadership, Mayfield has partnered with over 100 entrepreneurs; and been involved in the successful financial outcome of 30 portfolio companies. Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, he has ranked on the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Tech Investors eight times.

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