Executive Team

Govinda Giri

Govinda Giri  —  Founder/CEO

Watch Govinda answering important questions about Mini-IPO for Nepali audience

Govinda Giri started building Sagoon as a ‘search engine’ in the basement of his home in the Washington DC area and launched it in 2009. That was a start.

Time passed, the world changed. Later, he discovered changing users’ trends and behavior with respect to their online lives: ‘Search vs Share’. In social sharing, he quickly realized that current online social interaction had become an addiction rather than a replacement for people’s offline lives. In 2014, he pivoted Sagoon as a social commerce platform aimed to change the way people use and interact with social media today.

Govinda has more than 20 years of working experience in management and IT solutions. At Sagoon, he is responsible for deciding the overall direction of the company and product strategy. His expertise in network design and the development of communication tools allows him to fulfill his role of “chief architect” at Sagoon. Additionally, he manages the service and development of Sagoon’s core technology and infrastructure.

Govinda is a Cisco-certified network professional and a Microsoft-certified system engineer, who holds a provisional patent for the Random Vector Model Information Relation Method, a core technology developed to resolve computing problems. He has received many awards and accolades due to his contributions to the IT sector.

Born and raised in Nepal, Govinda has been based in Washington, DC for over 23 years.

Kabeen Sitoula

Kabin Sitoula  —  Co-founder

Kabin Sitoula brings over 15 years of experience in finance and marketing in the private sector to his role as Sagoon’s community outreach specialist. Prior to joining Sagoon in 2014, Sitoula worked at Premier Financial Alliance as the field director for more than four years. At Sagoon, he is responsible for building market strategies, and raising funds and awareness among members of the local community. He currently works part time with the company and is also a self-employed realtor and insurance agent.

Swati Dayal

Swati Dayal  —  Co-founder

Swati Dayal has over eight years of experience in web and mobile product design and development. Prior to joining Sagoon in 2014, she worked at Sparx Technologies (located in Noida, India) as a senior UI/UX designer for mobile and web for more than five years. Ms. Dayal is product and operations head at Sagoon, and is responsible for developing innovative products; managing operational systems; strategic planning, process and policy; and the successful delivery of the company’s goals and objectives.

Mahendar Edla

Mahendar Edla  —  Founding Member

Edla is a leader in the field of Information Technology with more than 20 years of experience in project management with both the US government and the private sector. Prior to joining Sagoon in 2015, he worked as project manager consultant at Booz Allen from 2014 to 2015, implementing cyber security applications for the US government. From May 2013 to May 2014, he worked as project manager consultant with Verizon, and from May 2012 to April 2013, he worked as project lead consultant with Fannie Mae. Before that, he worked as a project lead consultant at the Library of Congress, the US department of Treasury and Veterans Affairs to automate the existing manual process. As head of technology at Sagoon, Edla is responsible for the successful execution of the company’s business mission, overseeing the development of web and mobile products right from inception to deployment. He currently works part time with the company and part time as a consultant for Seaford Consulting Company, implementing applications on Amazon Cloud.

Laxman Pradhan

Laxman Pradhan  —  CPA, Interim CFO

Pradhan has more than 15 years of experience in various aspects of corporate taxation and business development. He is currently employed as a tax manager in the Global Tax Department of Capital One Bank in McLean, Virginia. He is actively involved in tax compliance and provision work. He is responsible for updating and analyzing tax impacts on new state legislative developments and regulations. Prior to joining Capital One, he worked as assistant vice-president at Chevy Chase Bank from December 2005 to February 2009. He also served as a senior tax accountant at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Bethesda, Maryland. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he also worked with Riggs Bank and MCI WorldCom, Inc. in Washington where he was responsible for federal and state tax compliance work.

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy  —  Advisor

Dr. Satyam Priyadarshy, Ph.D., MBA served as CTO of RKA Enterprises LLC. Dr. Priyadarshy has over 20 years of technology expertise and extensive business acumen and currently serves as an advisor for VendorStack, Inc. Before joining Foodem.com, he served as the chief knowledge officer of Network Solutions, LLC from October 2008. He gave Network Solutions a wealth of expertise including strategic, business, and technology consulting.

He also co-founded RKR Group, Inc. Further, he has more than nine years of experience at a leading Internet company (AOL) in various roles. In his most recent role, he was the co-founder of AOL Research Labs, in the office of the CTO. He held various positions including senior research scientist among others at AOL, a unit of Time Warner, as well as multiple scientific positions at Rutgers, University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Sydney, Australia.

He is an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Management and serves on the board of India International School, a non-profit organization engaged in enhancing the ancient cultural values of India. He has authored over 30 research papers and his research work has been profiled in many magazines. Dr. Priyadarshy received his MBA from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, Bombay (now Mumbai).

Sara Hanks

Sara Hanks  —  Legal Counsel

The company’s legal counsel Sara Hanks of KHLK LLP is helping Sagoon Inc. in all the legal matters related to Regulation A+, including filing a Form 1-A covering the offering with the SEC. Hanks is the co-chair of SEC Advisory Committee on small and emerging companies. Formerly an SEC attorney and general counsel to the US Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP, she is also the CEO of CrowdCheck, a Washington DC-based compliance and diligence platform that services investment crowdfunding platforms.

Development Team

I never think how much work I can get from you, rather I always think how much value I can add to your personal growth. That’s how we build our team.
- Govinda Giri
  • Gaurav Mahajan
    Gaurav Mahajan Online Marketing LeadWorked with Grapes Digital as AM, Digital Marketing
  • Sayed Sharik Abbas
    Sayed Sharik Abbas QA Lead Worked with Laitkor Infosolutions as QA Lead
  • Praveen Kumar
    Praveen Kumar Sr. Quality AnalystWorked with Eli Research India as Sr. QA Engineer
  • Sagar Sethi
    Sagar Sethi Jr. Test EngineerWorked with Gulfood as Coordinator
  • Om Prakash Shreshta
    Om Prakash Shrestha Project Coordinator Worked with Dove Creation as Sr. Web Developer
  • Suhel Ahmad
    Suhel Ahmad Sr PHP developerWorked with ESS Pvt Ltd as Team Leader
  • Sartaj Ahmed
    Sartaj Ahmed Backend LeadWorked with Singsys as SSE
  • Roshan Poudel
    Roshan Poudel Jr. PHP DeveloperWorked with Alivenet Solution as Project Lead
  • Pankaj Kumar Bharati
    Pankaj Kumar Bharati Front End Lead Worked with Sparx IT Solutions as HTML developer
  • Swatantra Kumar Singh
    Swatantra Kumar Singh Sr. HTML Developer Worked with Sparx IT Solutions as Sr. HTML Developer
  • Amit Mallick
    Amit Mallick Sr. HTML Developer Worked with NMG Technologies as Frontend Developer
  • Omer Bashir Bhat
    Omer Bashir Bhat Creative Head Worked with Apexure London as Project Manager
  • Abhishek Bhardwaj
    Abhishek Bhardwaj Sr. Graphic Designer Worked with American Swan as Sr. Graphic Designer
  • Umesh Chandra
    Umesh Chandra Sr. Node Developer Worked with Sparx IT Solutions as JS/Node Developer
  • Hemant Kumar Kaushik
    Hemant Kumar Kaushik Node JS Developer Worked with Media Agility as Sr. Software Engineer
  • Aman Raj
    Aman Raj Jr. Database Architect Worked with Shuttl as Data Engineer
  • Kapil Kaushik
    Kapil Kaushik Sr. DevOps Engineer Worked with IBM India as Sr. Linux Admin
  • Muqeem Ahmad
    Muqeem Ahmad Team Lead (Android) Worked with iProf Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
  • Mohammad Mujahid
    Mohammad Mujahid Sr. Android Developer Worked with Rnf Technologies as Android Developer
  • Geeta Goyel
    Geeta Goyel Sr. Android Developer Worked with Sapient Corporation Ltd. as Android Developer
  • Dipendra Chaudhary
    Dipendra Chaudhary Business and Marketing Lead Worked with Him Electronics as Assist. Manager
  • Sarala Giri
    Sarala Giri Operational assistant Worked with Radiant Readers Academy as Accountant
  • Dr. Vijit Rohilla
    Dr. Vijit Rohilla Head HR Administrator & StrategistWorked with Accuster Technologies as HR & Admin Manager
  • Shachi Awasthi
    Shachi Awasthi Lead HR RecruiterWorked with Artech Infosystems as DM Recruitment
  • Mithlesh Kumar
    Mithlesh Kumar Sr. HR Recruiter Worked with FCS Software as Recruitment Associate
  • Heera Singh
    Heera Singh Lead - Customer SupportWorked with Lenskart as Sr. Executive
  • Somnath Mondal
    Somnath Mondal Customer Support ExecutiveWorked with HMIL as Sr. Executive
  • Kirti Kukreja
    Kirti Kukreja Manager- Front Desk Worked with NirSan Connect as Front Desk Assistant
  • Udayakrushna Barik
    Udayakrushna Barik Jr. Accountant Worked with Mensk as Sr. Accountant.
  • Alka Singh
    Alka Singh General Counsel Worked with Clues Network as Manager - Legal And Compliance
  • Kritika Chadha
    Kritika Chadha Business Analyst Worked with VirtusaPolaris as Consultant

Public Relation and Growth Team

  • Kamal Paudel
    Kamal Paudel Advisor, CanadaWorked at the University of Toronto
  • Madhav Chamlagain
    Madhav Chamlagain Marketing Analyst - Sagoon NepalWorked at Hamrakura.com
  • Akhil Sitoula
    Akhil Sitoula Operation Head - Sagoon NepalWorked at EICT Nepal
  • Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti
    Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti Media and PR Chief - Sagoon NepalWorked at Image Channel
  • Khem Raj Pangeni
    Khem Raj Pangeni Sagoon Australia CoordinatorWorked at Forex CFD Australia
  • Ghana Shyam Rajbhandari
    Ghana Shyam Rajbhandari Advisor, CanadaWorked at D2D EQUIFIX (Director)
  • Yubaraj Sedai
    Yubaraj Sedai Coordinator, United KingdomWorked at Costa (Store Manager)
  • Santosh Ghimire
    Santosh Ghimire Coordinator, EuropeWorked with iTech Solutions as CEO
  • Surendra Sigdel
    Surendra Sigdel Advisor, AustraliaWorked as Director at Namaste Migration & Finance
  • Suren Upreti
    Suren Upreti Coordinator, Canada Worked at City of Ottawa - Canada
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