The DeSai Group Team

Our dedicated team partners with your organization to insure success. We share the responsibility of deadlines, budgets, and adhering to your requirements and guidelines. Our thought leaders and experienced advisors are prepared to assess your needs, design the appropriate solution, and deliver all the pieces for your engagement.

Our Leadership Team

Fal Desai – Chief Operating Officer

Fal is a Co-Founder of DeSai Group. She served as the Chief Financial Officer from 1983 through 2013. She then expanded her portfolio to become Chief Operating Officer in 2013. She ensures all operations are smoothly functioning. Most importantly, she is the keeper of the DeSai body of knowledge, which includes our processes, tools and knowledge accumulated over the last 25 years.

Fal is the founder of The ATMA Center. They specialize in providing living programs designed to help you on your individual ATMA Path to becoming more healthy, content and peaceful.

Fal received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Central Connecticut State University. She is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).

Srinivas Raghavan – Senior Partner

Srinivas consults for leading companies in innovation management, intellectual property, and user experience strategy. He has extensive experience in wireless technology, innovation, IP strategy, user experience design and strategy, and new product development.

Srinivas has been a strategic and trusted partner of the DeSai Group and has collaborated extensively with Jatin Desai working with leading companies around the world in the field of Innovation Management. He has conducted workshops and training programs to leverage and develop the innovation potential within large corporations.

Srinivas received his MBA degree specializing in Technology Innovation & Strategy from the Rady School of Business, University of California San Diego and his M.S. & Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from The Ohio State University specializing in User Experience and Product Design. He has worked extensively in the field of wireless telecommunications and wireless health, holding positions of Director of User Experience (Qualcomm) and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Software & Human Experience (Gary & Mary West Wireless Health Institute). He has received patents and authored publications on Human Factors and User Centered Design.

Srinivas Raghavan is the Founder and President of iYOUSE, Inc. Since 2009, iYOUSE Inc, has consulted with many organizations in the areas of management and development of innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) in wireless technology, wireless health, and education.

In 2011, he was appointed as an adjunct Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University. He co-founded the Graduate Education program in Wireless Health and launched the first ever Wireless Health Graduate Certificate and Masters (MS) program in San Diego.

Rob Berman – Senior Partner

Rob consults with companies and non-profits in the areas of Innovation, Social Media, Marketing and Product Management via his firm Berman Partners, LLC. He has held a variety of Company Officer roles in his career. These include: building and managing a marketing department, directing product development and product management for multiple organizations and serving as general manager for a variety of business units. He has worked in the US and international markets including traveling to over 20 countries on business.

Rob has been a strategic and trusted partner of the DeSai Group and has collaborated extensively with Jatin Desai creating Innovation Materials for practitioners and spreading the DeSai body of knowledge.

Rob has experience as a practitioner in developing innovation processes and successfully bringing dozens of products and services to market. He has worked in and with small, medium and large companies as well as matrixed and multi-national organizations. Some of the more recognizable names include CIGNA, Hartford Financial Services Group, Prudential and AIG.

Rob has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Muhlenberg College. In addition, he received his MBA in Marketing from Boston University.