Group Chairman and Co-Founder
Ashok Vithlani has spent an impressive 42 years in the industry, having climbed the career ladder to the very top as Director for the Polad Group. He started his career as a selling agent; through sheer hard work and determination, Ashok rose to the position of CEO for Rasna, a highly popular soft drink in India. Ashok successfully grew Rasna from a local product to an internationally recognised brand and has since become instrumental in launching marketing communications plans for many consumer products and brands. Today, he is an eminent business speaker and expert who sits on the board of several companies, consulting with various national and international organizations. Ashok also teaches businesses and students about marketing communications and branding techniques.
Group CEO and Co-Founder
In his journey of 25 years, Amit Somaiya has consistently showcased his ability and potential to understand, and bring value to an extensive variety of business interests across diverse fields. With 18 years of offshoring expertise, he’s an industry luminary who built an organisation from scratch, now thriving with a 3,000-strong team. His business spans 40 countries, serving over 200 diverse clients and specialties worldwide. His interest, experience, and expertise in an array of business specialisms have enabled him to make a significant impact throughout his career path. His skills have helped in driving foreign direct investments into multiple modern-day organisations and start-ups. Known for his exceptional people skills and strategic acumen, his ability to connect with and inspire teams, coupled with his tactical thinking, has been instrumental in the organisation’s remarkable journey of growth and success. He asserts in his own words, "Innovation in our culture; Passion in our hearts! We strive to bring cutting-edge solutions that help our clients deliver business excellence."
Director - IMS Group and CEO – Empresaria Group
Rhona was appointed as Director of IMS Group in November 2019 and Chief Executive Officer in June 2019 having previously served as Empresaria Group’s Chief Operating Officer. Rhona has over 28 years’ experience working in international companies within the staffing sector and has a proven record of delivering growth and driving innovation. She has been recognised for the past four consecutive years as one of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ “Global Power 150, a list of the Most Influential Women in Staffing”. Rhona’s most recent role prior to joining Empresaria was as President of Volt Global Solutions, with responsibility for the Managed Services division. Prior to that, Rhona was Executive Vice President for the commercial and technical staffing operations in North America where she ran a $1.2 billion staffing business. She brings in-depth knowledge of the latest trends and operating models in the sector to IMS Decimal.
Director - IMS Group and CFO – Empresaria Group
Tim was appointed as the Director of IMS Group in August 2018. He has over 15 years’ experience working for listed and private equity backed businesses. Tim joined Empresaria from Cell Medica, a leading cellular immunotherapy company, where he was Group Finance Director. Prior to this Tim has held finance positions in three FTSE 100 businesses, most recently having spent six years at Intu Properties plc, the UK’s leading owner and manager of prime regional shopping centres, where he was Head of Financial Reporting and Control.
VP - Operations
Fenil is a Chartered Accountant with the ICAI and has over 12 years’ experience working in Finance and Accounts. As our AVP Operations, Fenil leads the top tier of IMS Decimal’s financial operation, including stakeholder management and strategic business planning. He carries an understanding of international tax laws. With his diverse knowledge, Fenil has enjoyed assisting clients in the UK, Europe, US, ANZ, and APAC region. Fenil has a keen eye for detail and is dedicated to upholding IMS Decimal to the highest standards. Not only does he ensure all clients comply with their respective laws, but his expertise also allows him to streamline Accounts & Finance back-office processes to achieve optimum efficiency. Recognising the individuality of each business, Fenil can always be trusted to apply different methodologies to create custom solutions tailored to each client’s needs.
Vimal Navsaria, a CIMA-qualified accountant and onshore advisor for IMS, boasts over 15 years of experience in the executive search and recruitment industry. With a keen eye for financial optimisation, he excels in evaluating frameworks, identifying inefficiencies, and implementing strategic plans to enhance operational effectiveness. Proficient in mapping complex business processes, Vimal adeptly highlights areas of risk and streamlines opportunities. He values the unique nature of each business, tailoring his approach to gain a thorough understanding of their operations. Vimal advocates for technology integration to streamline processes and has earned a stellar reputation in the recruitment industry by consistently delivering to the highest standards, as evidenced by client referrals.
AVP - Operations
With a background in finance, a Master's degree, and a CFA qualification, Basant specialises in payroll management, accounts, and data analysis. With expertise in UK and Ireland recruitment industry practices, he ensures meticulous attention to detail, compliance, and client-centric solutions tailored to individual needs. Upholding the highest standards in consulting, he prioritises ongoing training and data security to maintain the organisation's integrity and reputation.
Head of Sales – Financial Service
With over 14 years of expertise in the payroll industry, Nicola is a seasoned sales professional known for enhancing performance and delivering outstanding results. She believes successful business development managers must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, confidence, negotiation prowess, and practical research abilities. Nicola excels in networking and socialising, emphasising the importance of building trust and strong client relationships through attentive listening.
Senior Operations Manager
Karan Mahindru is an experienced professional with 18+ years of expertise in offshore payroll services for UK/US/Gulf countries in the oil & gas and energy sectors, accounting and credit control for Indian MNCs in the IT, garments, and Korean home appliances industries, as well as client management. He has a strong track record of completing complicated projects in industries such as healthcare, construction, and oil & gas. With a strong grasp of technology, he makes the recruitment process efficient and simple for his clients. He has helped multiple recruiting agencies find simple solutions to complicated criteria and challenges. His keen eye for detail, excellent organisational skills, and thorough approach make him stand out in his work. He is analytical and adept at problem-solving, possesses a positive attitude, and is a good listener. As a self-motivated leader, he also has a knack for coaching others.
Devang Shah has over 10 years of experience in the field of accounting. With strong exposure to International Accounting in Australia and the UK, he has served as a single point of contact and escalation for clients. He has developed work structures to coordinate the delivery of various reports, hired and trained new staff, and identified individuals within teams for different tasks. Acting as a Workflow Manager to ensure a smooth transition to the dedicated resource for clients, his involvement in regular feedback calls with clients provides satisfactory resolutions. His software knowledge includes XERO, QBO, MYOB, MYOB EXO, and MS Excel, with end-to-end bookkeeping processing for Australian and UK clients.
HARDIK PARMAR (LOGAN)
Implementation Manager & Process Partner
Hardik Parmar holds 8 years of accounting experience, with expertise in management accounts, budgeting, and forecasting. Currently, he holds an implementation role, where he excels at planning, organising, and executing projects effectively. He has a deep understanding of project management methodologies, such as Agile and Waterfall, and is able to lead and manage change processes in projects. He has excellent communication and collaboration skills, and is able to effectively coordinate and lead a team of cross-functional stakeholders. He is skilled at identifying and resolving issues that may arise during the implementation process, with experience using various project management tools, API connectors, and reporting tools. He is responsible for managing relationships with operational teams and clients, ensuring that deliverables are on time and meet requirements.
Assistant Operations Manager
Siddharajsinh Zala has 8 years of experience in the offshore field. He is experienced in MIS reporting, self-bill reconciliation (VMS Portal), and payroll, ensuring that every deliverable is completed within the SLA by the team. He is an expert in assisting clients in automating the job carried out in Excel by using VBA, along with helping clients to organise their raw data to gain insights useful for decision-making. His software knowledge includes Timesheet portal, Eclipse, Sage 50 for payroll, and Sage 200 for accounting. Other than managing KPIs and commission reports for a team of over 50 for a UK client, he is also responsible for submitting framework reports for a UK healthcare client on a monthly basis.
Senior Management Accountant
Mudassar Nagariya is a Chartered Accountant, with more than 5 years of experience. Acting as a binding chain between desired output and performance, he possesses excellent communication skills, with fluency in Indian and UK accounting processes, finalisation, and VAT. He manages a team on a personalised level by providing requisite training, and allowing the team to unlock different avenues. He holds the ability to build a team where members support and confide in each other, and conduct meetings with clients to fill the lag and cater to their needs. His software knowledge includes Tally ERP, SAP, and Sage 50