Nishant Puri

Associate Partner, ADC Head | Lafayette, Louisiana

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

— Winston Churchill

Which industries do you know well / have worked the most in?
Banking, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, High Tech.

What did you study? (Education details)
Bachelors in Technology (B.Tech) in Computer Science & Engineering.

Oracle Database, PL/SQL, Oracle Developer toolset (forms, reports)
Business Skills: Functional consultant for Oracle E-Business Suite in Supply Chain/Manufacturing; Program Management.

What do you like the most about Enquero / what attracted you to Enquero?
Startup culture with right ideas, great mindset, niche products and visionary leadership.

Non-work related skills / tasks / hobbies that you enjoy doing?
I love volunteering and doing “Manav-Seva”. In addition,I enjoy playing soccer with my kids and tennis with my friends.

What was your first job? Any interesting memories / Lessons learnt from your first job that you would like to share as inspiration for others?
My first job was to implement a financial product into a Bank. Coming, just out of college and inspired by technology and dot com, this was a complete 360 of what I has envisioned.
I remember arguing with the leadership to get me into core development and not being the front face of an evolving product. Very quickly, it was evident that this was the right step forward. Not only are you representing the company as an expert in the product, you are also now responsible for driving innovation and steer the product development as per market demands. The front facing role, its challenges and people interaction completely changed my personality and forced me think about bigger picture, with an end in mind .

Would like to share as inspiration for others?
I am a firm believer of change and LEAN principals. I would like to share thetwo main principles that I follow:
- Respect for People
- Continuous Improvement
If you have these two things in mind and apply them in your daily life, you will find your niche.

I have lived and worked in the following cities / countries (I am a global citizen)
India – New Delhi, Mumbai
Tokyo, Japan
US (Edison, NJ; RTP, NC; Jacksonville, FL; Lafayette, LA).

Favorite Quote
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often – Winston Churchill

Favorite Author / Personality / Manager
I am a visual person and like learning from pictures. The last book I read was “Leading Change” by John Kotter and I recommend reading that.

Three interesting things people don’t know about you?
I was a visual artist at a young age and can still draw well.
I like playing competitive tennis and our team has represented the city at a state level in Louisiana twice.
I do not know Punjabi Language.

Any inspiring message / lessons that you would like to share with team.
Be the change you want to see in the world….famous words from Mahatma Gandhi.

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