Our Team

Executive Team

Dr. Shan Nair
President

Dr. Shan Nair is an entrepreneur and consultant on international expansion. He was the first to spot and develop the niche market of International Expansion Services (IES) which was previously fragmented. In the process he has worked with many companies in their early stages who have since become household names such as Tesla Motors, FaceTime and Sonus Networks. His role is to promote the services offered by Nucleus and to work with the management team to ensure a high level of technical excellence and client care is maintained at all times.

Nucleus is unique in that it provides true one stop, multi-disciplinary, multi-country shopping for companies seeking international expansion or with international operations. A single experienced Client Services Director and an Accounting Manager will be your sole points of contact for all of your foreign consulting needs – you will not need to chase multiple accountants, lawyers and HR consultants in different geographies or have a single contact point with little expertise acting simply as a postbox. The Client Services team is backed by staff at senior and mid-management level each having more than a decade of experience in providing IES services.

Shan has a doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Oxford. He has received multiple recognitions for his contribution to business in the US, UK and India.

Vyoma Nair
Executive Advisor to the Board

Vyoma Nair is a serial entrepreneur and expert on international expansion. She was the first to develop an integrated “one stop shopping” service model covering multi-country HR, legal, accounting, tax and compliance services aimed at small and medium sized US technology companies seeking international expansion. In the process she has worked with many companies in their early stages such as Redback Networks (acquired by Ericsson), RedHat Software and Theorem Clinical Research (acquired by Chiltern).

Vyoma has a research degree in physics applied to archaeology from the University of Oxford and has received recognitions for her contribution to business in Silicon Valley. She retains a keen interest in archaeology, particularly in researching the history of the Indus Valley civilization.

Venkatesh Eswaran
CEO

Venkat is the Founder and CEO of Nucleus and leads the company’s worldwide business development, operations, service and support functions.

He has more than 13 years experience in helping US companies mitigate risks when setting up and running international operations in both expansionary and recessionary economic environments.  His experience covers accounting, tax, compliance, corporate governance and human resources aspects and spans multiple geographical regions. 

A qualified Chartered Accountant, Venkat gained much of this experience at Nair & Co. where during a period of over a decade he performed both operational and business development roles, rising to become its Chief Operating Officer before its acquisition in 2013 by a private equity firm. He has also been a regular panelist on webinars dealing with global expansion.

A primary motivation in setting up Nucleus has been the perception that the marketplace is missing the personalized “one stop shop” providing responsive and detailed support on international issues.

Anup Pendse
Senior Director of Global Operations

Anup Pendse is an India qualified chartered accountant and  has extensive research and consulting expertise relating to international trade and global growth. He has advised clients on a wide variety of tax, company secretarial and accounting issues spanning multi-countries over more than a decade and leads the Shan & Co. R&D team.

Carin Warner
VP Marketing

Carin Warner is a seasoned marketer and entrepreneur whose mission is to deliver strategic and effective brand optimization campaigns that include a wide array of disciplines, including media relations, digital marketing and social media programs.
 Carin founded and built Warner Communications, a successful boutique public relations firm, from a cold start to a 15-person agency  before selling it to a Private Equity Holding Company. In the process, she served a wide range of blue-chip clients, from start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises.
Prior to forming her own agency, Carin founded the public relations division for MullenLowe, the global advertising agency, and helped grow it into one of the largest communications agencies in North America.  She began her career in the advertising and promotions department at the New York headquarters of American Express, focusing on travel-related services. 
At Nucleus, Carin overseas an integrated program of activities designed to raise market awareness of the firm’s extensive capabilities and its unique value proposition for companies expanding overseas.
Carin holds MBA/MA and BA degrees from The University of Pennsylvania.


Business Development Team

Rohit Tarkunde 
Director of Business Development
Silicon Valley

Rohit Tarkunde, MBA, has worked with international markets for almost 20 years, starting in the 1990s with strategic supply-chain management and then moving into international expansion strategies in the last 10 years. He is well versed with global employment, compliance and HR strategies, as well as international accounting policies. He has taught various courses on international business related topics at the university level and is a frequent panelist in forums focusing on international expansion.