Deepa joined HSBC as a management trainee and moved rapidly up the organization, undertaking roles of increasing seniority across diverse divisions like retail banking, custody, banking operations, trade finance and corporate banking. Along the way she gained expertise dealing with different (sometimes difficult) colleagues, clients and vendors, established new processes and business lines, problem solving and successfully leading teams through change.

A stint with an executive search firm thereafter had Deepa interacting with senior decision-makers across a wide range of organizations, helping hire and on-board the right candidates for key positions. Subsequently, Deepa has been undertaking assignments that allow her to work closely with top management of small or mid-sized firms including non-profits as a business consultant/advisor.

Her experiences in banking and search, along with subsequent consulting assignments are excellent foundations for a Terrific Mentor.