CEO

Ashish Rana

Ashish is the co-founder and CEO at Steeple with an entrepreneurship experience of more than 8 years . He has significant experience in Professional Advisory domain including Tax Advisory, M&A Advisory, Fund Syndication and Business advisory. He acts as a statutory auditor for numerous private and government organizations, and nationalized banks in India. He is instrumental in providing key recommendations on behalf of government bodies to the Finance Ministry of India for need of change in tax structure. Ashish is a rank holder Chartered Accountant. Prior to setting up Steeple, he was associated with E&Y’s Assurance and Due Diligence practice in India.
Managing Partner

Rahul Gupta

Rahul is the Managing Partner at Steeple, and heads the India operations. He leads the research delivery, operational effectiveness, business development and growth initiatives. Rahul brings in 15 years of strategy advisory experience in Professional Services, Private Equity and CPG industries. Rahul holds an undergraduate degree in finance from Delhi University, and an MBA in Finance and Strategy.
Director

Manu Agarwal

Manu joined the team in 2018 and heads the research practice as Director. He has over 12 years of strategic and procurement research experience and worked extensively with corporates, professional services and PE/CF firms on market sizing, market entry, target/acquirer screening, growth pocket identification, cost modelling, and supplier identification and capability assessment among others. Currently, he works closely with the client and business development teams to understand business needs and outline areas where our Advisory services can play a role. He manages critical relationships/projects and provides oversight to ensure robust delivery, with a focus on value add. Prior to Steeple, he has worked with The Smart Cube, Deloitte and Sutherland Global.
Manager

Priyanshu Nauhria

Priyanshu joined Steeple in 2017 and is actively involved in project management and engagement. Priyanshu leads the CPG and Retail sector advisory practice at Steeple Research. He has 6+ years of experience in providing research and advisory services to global F&B, footwear, apparel, retail, and professional services companiesHe has supported clients on strategic and transformational areas such as growth strategy, competitive benchmarking, offshore location selection, and category managementHe has worked closely with VPOs, COOs, Category Leads, Marketing Heads of various organizations. Prior to joining Steeple, Priyanshu worked at The Smart Cube.