Management Team

Shubha Rane



Shubha brings 18 years of experience in consulting, mergers & acquisitions, marketing, and manufacturing across Aerospace, Defense, Telecom and Power sectors.  Prior to founding VentureAide, she led mergers & acquisitions, and corporate strategy initiatives for Honeywell Aerospace M&A group, and Corning Telecommunications group. 


Shubha’s prior experience includes successfully co-founding an outsourcing venture in market research data analytics.  Additionally, she held leadership roles at ACNielsen ORG-MARG and Legrand Group, where she led market research, strategy consulting, marketing, and productivity improvement engagements.


Shubha holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia, where she was an Earnest W. and Patricia Wuliger Scholar.  Shubha also holds a Master’s in Marketing Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies at the University of Bombay (Mumbai), India, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with honors from Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra, India.

Timothy Isely

Tim brings to VentureAide over 15 years of market research, data analytics, and strategy consulting experience working for Frost & Sullivan, Kantar Group, and Research International.  He also brings start up experience with Social Research Associates that he founded.

Prior to VentureAide, Tim spent 8 years at Frost & Sullivan as Global Vice President of Customer Research and Operations, responsible for 800 analysts in 36 countries to provide full spectrum of market research and consulting projects.

Tim holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology from University of Wisconsin, and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.  

Emma Bakshi


Emma brings over 15 years of full service market research experience working for Global Research Solutions, Ipsos, Martin Hamblin-GfK, Inc., and The Goldfarb Corporation U.K. and Canada, with emphasis on pharmaceutical, automotive, and consumer industries. 

Emma has expertise in planning and execution of multi-national quantitative as well as qualitative market research projects with methodologies ranging from face-to-face interviews to focus groups, mini-groups, telephone and Internet surveys. 

Emma holds a Master’s in International Business Administration from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chausses, Paris, France, a Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Utah, and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from The American University of Paris.  Emma is multi-lingual and is also fluent in Swedish, Serbian, and French.

Prashant Ukhāde

Prashant brings to VentureAide over 12 years of strategy, line, and functional experience working for GE, Corning, and Honeywell, focused on Communications, Aerospace and Defense industries.  He also brings start-up experience having successfully co-founded FirstBPO, Inc., a market research data analytics venture.  

Prior to founding VentureAide, Prashant worked for Honeywell Aerospace in Product Management, and was Senior Director - Adjacent Markets for Aerospace and Automotive industry.

Prashant holds a Master’s in Management of Technology from The Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering, where he was a Moore Fellow, and was elected student body President.  Prashant also holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with honors from University of Bombay (Mumbai), India.

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