Mr. Nimgaonkar has extensive experience in strategy, mergers & acquisitions and operations across different geographies (including US, Europe and India) and in diverse sectors such as technology (including IT services, semiconductors, optical components and software), automotive, aerospace and consumer products. Prior to joining C.W. Downer, he led the technology and private equity transactions practice for a cross-border M&A advisory firm. Earlier, he led the strategy, growth and operations initiatives for new business areas and acquisitions for different IT services companies in senior management roles. He has also managed strategic operations, product management, marketing and fundraising initiatives for a large semiconductor company in the US and for startups in the optical components and software spaces, leading to their successful acquisitions.
On the personal side, Mr. Nimgaonkar is a professional musician (founder of a music band focused on social causes) and an avid sailor. He received a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay where he was recognized as an ITC management scholar, M.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Shirish was also named to the M&A Advisor "40 Under 40" List for 2013. Read more here.