Founding Team

Our founders met at Northwestern university in Evanston, IL. Bound by a shared passion for innovation and the commercialization of scientific discoveries, they started PreScouter

 

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    Dinesh Ganesarajah
    Managing Director
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    Dinesh Ganesarajah has overall responsibility for managing PreScouter. Dinesh previously managed the new media project portfolio at the BBC, assessing business opportunities and managing a process that shaped the BBC’s multi-million dollar budget for new media projects. For Openbet Technologies, he established an offshore office in India and managed delivery of some of the most highly trafficked gambling websites in the world. Dinesh holds an MEng in Computing from Imperial College London and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was a McCormick Scholar.

  • Ashish Basuray
    Chief Scientist
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    Ashish Basuray has overall responsibility for the service delivery component of PreScouter’s business. Ashish previously worked as a management consultant at BearingPoint Inc., as well as having served in the US Peace Corps. Ashish earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University. Ashish completed his PhD in Chemistry at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, focusing his research on designing nanoscale architectures, molecular electronics, molecular memory and organic solar materials.

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    Doug Pollina
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Doug Pollina manages PreScouter’s financial, legal, and back-office operations. Doug’s previous experience includes seven years as a management consultant with Deloitte, four years as a Financial Systems Project Manager at Midway Games, Inc. a Chicago-based software development company, and two years in a finance leadership role in New Product Development at Chamberlain Industries – a leading durable goods manufacturer. Doug holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Alok Tayi
    Chief Strategist
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    Alok develops and executes strategic initiatives that create medium- and long-term improvement to PreScouter’s business. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University George Whitesides’ Lab. Additionally, he is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo hosted by Professor Takuzo Aida. His research interests exist at the intersection of supramolecular chemistry, energy, and health. Alok completed his PhD at Northwestern University in Materials Science under the advisement of Professor Samuel I. Stupp. There, he was a NERC Energy Fellow and an Energy Cluster Fellow. Alok received his BS in Materials Science, Cum Laude with Honors from Cornell University in 2006. Between Cornell and Northwestern, he worked on long-term research projects at Hewlett Packard Corporation and Xerox Corporation.

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