Tough times don't last, Tough teams do

Pooja Terwad


She has an experience of over 8 years in the Legal Advisory Segment. She currently heads the Corporate and Entrepreneurship wing at PTA. Pooja advises and works with Start-ups, SME's and Investors on Corporate Compliance, Legal structuring, Investments and Due-Diligence. She also engages in academia as she teaches Entrepreneurship & Law at several top B Schools in India. Pooja received her Bachelor of Legal Studies from Mumbai University and a LL.M (gold medal) in International Business & Corporate Governance from O.P Jindal Global University and Indiana University.

Shruti Manoharan

Offshore Expansion Expert

Shruti closely works with Start-ups and other entities in USA and Canada who are looking to have their presence in India or Singapore. She represents and advises clients o behalf of PTA in North America.  She has close to a decade of professional legal experience and specialized for more than 6 years in International derivative laws. Prior to joining PTA, Shruti worked with Deutsche Bank and guided their Equity Prime Brokerage division and advised on negotiating with major international Fortune 500 clients across NA, EMEA and APAC regions.

Shruti completed her graduation in law from University of Mumbai; is registered with the Bar Council of India and is currently completing the process to be a qualified lawyer in Canada.

Shom Jagtiani

Investment & Leads Fund Raising Expert

Shom works as a strategic partner to PTA. Shom has over 15 years of experience in Investment banking and Capital introductions, both in India and the U.S. Prior to that, Shom worked with Centrum Capital and All America Finance. Shom received a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.

Gitika Khanchandani

Intellectual Property Expert

Gitika has a prior experience of over 8 years with G.S. Rijhwani & Co. and GNK Legal as an IP attorney handling Litigation and non-litigation pertaining to Trade-marks and Patents. Gitika has received a Bachelor in Legal Studies expertising in Intellectual Property Law from Mumbai University.