Our Team

Core Team

Get to know those behind the impact our fund looks to create.

Sunil Wadhwani

President

Sunil Wadhwani is a Pittsburgh-based technology entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist. He has committed the last 40 years of his life to scaling impactful technology and healthcare organizations through his professional and philanthropic efforts.

He founded and led iGate Corp, an IT services firm, which grew to 34,000 employees, over $1.2 billion in revenue, and was sold for $4.5 billion in 2015. He also founded and led Mastech Digital, a NYSE-listed digital transformation and IT services company with $20...

Dr. Pankaj Jethwani

Executive Vice President

Over the last ten years, Dr. Jethwani has been involved in improving care delivery in several care settings in the US and India as a physician leader, operator, management consultant, and investor.

Dr. Jethwani started his career as a Primary Care Physician in Mumbai, India. Through this experience, he witnessed first-hand the gaps in health care delivery in both the public and private sectors. Motivated to bring about reform in this system, he joined The Boston Consulting Group in India where he helped shape ...

J.M. Ruscetti

Advisor

John M. (J.M.) Ruscetti was the founding team member of the Wadhwani Family Office in 2017. As the Director of Investments, he is responsible for managing the global investment strategy for all client portfolios. From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Ruscetti was an investment consultant for Wilshire Associates. He provided strategic advice to pension, endowment, foundation and healthcare sponsors representing over $50 billion in assets. Prior to Wilshire, Mr. Ruscetti was a registered representative for Harvest Financial Corporation and...

Dr. Salim Afshar

Venture Advisor

Dr. Salim Afshar is a surgeon, a serial entrepreneur and a Harvard faculty member who is passionate about developing innovative tech-enabled solutions that address socio-economic disparities. He has over 17 years of healthcare experience in large and small hospital systems, including institutions such as the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

He also has extensive experience in starting companies and continues to be a strategic advisor to multiple companies including ClinicalBox, w...

Namit Chugh

Investment Team

Namit is an investment professional and an ex-management consultant focused on the healthcare sector India. Prior to joining W Health Ventures, he worked as an Associate at Lok Capital where he made investments across sectors and worked closely with entrepreneurs in their journey to scale up ventures. He has previously worked with consulting firms such as Alvarez & Marsal and PwC and focused on strategy and commercial due diligence assignments for private equity clients. He is passionate about making an impact in the health...

Tushar Sadhu

Investment Team

Tushar started his career as a business consultant with ZS Associates solving salesforce optimization, market access and patient journey pain points of pharma and insurance partners. As a part of the CEO’s office at a digital therapeutics startup, he has worked on strategic projects across product, partnerships and organizational efficiency. His experience brings together analytics and design thinking to digital health while keeping the focus on the patient.
He has an engineering degree in Computer Science and has gr...

Dr. Nikhil Hegde

Strategic Projects

Dr. Nikhil Hegde studied medicine from Nair Hospital in Mumbai, India. He went on to pursue an MBA in Strategy and Finance at IIM Calcutta where he graduated top 15 of his class. Prior to joining W Health Ventures, he worked as a consultant at Bain & company advising some of the leading pharmaceutical companies and hospital networks in India and the Middle East. His work spanned across due diligence, strategy and project management in oncology, women's health, critical care and digital health. He is extremely passionate abou...

Vedika Tibrewala

Investment Team

Vedika is an Economics Honours graduate from the Shri Ram College of Commerce. She started her career at MicroSave Consulting, where she worked with governments and international organizations to help solve development challenges by improving policy and communication. She has worked on projects in various sectors including public health, digital identity and benefit transfers across India, Bangladesh and Africa. She believes technology should be used to improve access and affordability to basic rights including good healthca...

Past Fellows

Priyanka is an IIT Kanpur graduate and an MBA candidate at the Wharton Business School. She has extensive experience working with state and central governments in India and implementing digital health projects across verticals such as communicable diseases, maternal and child health, adolescent health and nutrition, and interoperability of healthcare systems. At W Health, Priyanka lead thesis building and due diligence for several domains including primary care and oncology.

Priyanka Mittal

US-India Investment Fellow (2021)

Shreya lead the firm’s sourcing and diligence functions in India. She also worked on building sector thesis and creating new opportunities in India. Shreya is a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has previous experience working with development agencies and foundations on public health projects in India. Shreya is passionate about companies that are using technology to solve problems and to reach underserved communities.

Shreya Agarwal

US-India Investment Fellow (2020)

Andrew lead the firm’s sourcing, diligence, and portfolio support functions in the US. Andrew graduated with an MBA from Wharton’s Health Care Management program. Previously, Andrew held roles in business development at Eden Health (comprehensive primary care) and 3Derm (AI-enabled tele-dermatology triage), in addition to cofounding a food-as-medicine startup to address chronic diseases in underserved populations in urban settings.

Andrew Bravo

US Investment Fellow (2020)

Joshua lead the new venture creation function at W Health Ventures. He conducted research and created an investment thesis for several emerging healthcare topics in the US, for instance, remote patient monitoring. He is an MD/MBA candidate at Wharton’s Health Care Management program.

Joshua Ho

US Investment Fellow (2020)

Dr Madhur is a clinical endocrinologist based in Mumbai, India. He has been working with W Health Ventures as a fellow to support our investment team with a deeper understanding of clinical products and protocols. He currently practices at KEM Hospital in Mumbai and is involved in clinical research.

Dr. Madhur Maheshwari

US-India Clinical Fellow (2020)