Stephanie Downs,Co-Founder & CEO
Stephanie is an entrepreneur turned social activist. Her journey took her from the business world to the non-profit sector before finally realizing her place was in the middle between the two worlds – a social enterprise. She founded her first company in 1999, which she sold in 2014. During these years, she assisted global animal welfare organizations and started her own charity to help homeless animals. During a trip to India in 2012, Stephanie fell in love with the country and the people. It was a dream come true when the opportunity presented itself to launch a company in India to save lives.
Abhishek Sinha,Co-Founder & President
Enticed by his love for animals and his wife’s involvement in Good Dot, Abhishek started as an advisor but could not ignore the opportunity to make a difference. He made a brave and unprecedented decision to resign his position as the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax to oversee Good Dot’s R&D and manufacturing. Abhishek’s experience and graduate degree in engineering make him a priceless asset for the Good Dot team. He is an avid animal lover and has an undying commitment to save lives by bringing plant based meats to the Indian market.
Deepak Parihar,Co-Founder & CFO
Deepak is a successful serial entrepreneur that was looking for a way to make a difference. His connection to Taranum and Abhishek brought him to this opportunity. Overseeing all of Good Dot’s financial, legal, and back-end operations, he is the glue that makes Good Dot strong. Deepak is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary; has worked as the CFO of a leading consumer goods company in India; and built various successful companies in India.
Taranum Bhatia,Co-Founder & Director of Giving
Leveraging her love for animals and experience in charitable operations, Taranum will head Good Dot’s corporate giving program. Taranum’s experience includes helping to set up Divya Mother Milk bank, North India's first human milk bank, where she served as the Chief Administrative Officer. The venture received wide recognition and was featured in BBC News and Times of India. Taranum Bhatia has a post-graduate degree in Sociology and taught Sociology at the graduate level in Udaipur.
Shruti Sonali,Co-Founder & VP of Innovation
Shruti is leading the way for Good Dot's expansion into other product lines and distribution channels. A seasoned entrepreneur, she launched a chain of upscale restaurants in India, most recently receiving the Times of India Food Award for 2017. She brings almost 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry to the team having worked for multi-national companies such as Taj and Hilton.