Executive Team

Gautam Verlekar
Gautam VerlekarCo-Founder & Managing Director
Chartered Accountant, Serial Entrepreneur, Adventurer and Sportsman Gautam is the co-founder and the heart behind SaltWater. Over the last decade has founded multiple small businesses, including KPRD International, which is India’s very own worldwide accounting network and initiated POSIVIEW Consulting into one of India’s leading Realty/Infrastructure Financial Advisory firm. Over the last decade has worked on M & A deals worth more than 200 Million $. Creativity in Growth Advisory combined with key skills in International Business Innovation, Cross Border Transactions, Accounting, Tax & Financial Advisory enable Gautam to provide complete value addition to any kind of business
Gurunath Joshi
Gurunath JoshiPrincipal - Investment Banking
Gurunath is a Rank holder Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant,2000 batch and MBA from China Europe International Business School and brings over 15 years of global experience in Corporate Finance, Financial strategy and Transactional brilliance. Operating in diverse environments, ranging from Automotive, to Commodities of Global multinationals, in countries like India, Ghana, Mozambique, South Africa, and China, Gurunath brings in depth ability of financial analysis to Large Transactions plus an eye for detail to work innovatively in financial structuring Medium Enterprises. Avid Sportsman, and Adventurer he also brings a well rounded spirit to deal with restructuring team, whether in sports or business.
Siddharth Rahalkar
Siddharth RahalkarPartner- Investment Banking
Siddharth is a Chartered Accountant with over 2 decades of experience in Fund Management and Business Analytics. With a Career in industries like Banking, Education and Consulting. As AVP and Fund Manager led Duke Equity Partners fund deployment and analytics. Joined KPMG in 2007 as TS Due Diligence and led numerous transactions analysis for Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Sector. With a keen interest in Education and F&B set up Finventus, to create unique entities like ORYZA, AIM Institute, etc.

Manguirish Kunde
Manguirish KundePartner - Transaction Advisory
Manguirish a Graduate in Commerce from Goa University, has been at the helm of a family business conglomerate in areas of Petroleum Retail/ Logistics, Mining, Real Estate, Hospitality and Automobiles. As a young apprentice learned most business skills on the job, Manguirish has been at the forefront of dealing with Government agencies across the spectrum. Combined with a family lineage in politics and philanthropy, Manguirish is a social extrovert whose capabilities to network and convert projects is relied upon by the best in the state of Goa. A dedicated team of associates enables him to deliver end to end solutions in Govt. Advisory at Saltwater.
Ameya Salatry
Ameya SalatryPartner- Corporate Strategy
Ameya has an extensive global experience in the areas of M&A, Corporate, Commercial, Banking & Business Finance, Real Estate, Licensing, Technology & Intellectual Property. Having worked for almost 15 years in regions including India, United States, and the Middle East, Ameya brings vast global experience and domain specific knowledge on the table. Ameya has an LLB (Bachelors) degree from I.L.S. (Indian Law Society’s) law college, India and dual LLM (Masters) degrees from University of Mumbai, India and Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, United States.
Sanved Khanolkar
Sanved KhanolkarVice President-Investment Banking
In charge of on-ground relationships in the Financial Capital of India, Mumbai. Sanved is an Engineering Graduate from Mumbai University in Bio-Medical Science. Keen interest in Finance, Business Development along with the ability to forward network enables him to maintain key relationships with PE Funds, VCs, and HNI’s Family offices in the financial capital of the country. Go-getter enables vital last mile delivery to clients and VC Funds alike during the deal-making process.

Atul Anavekar
Atul AnavekarAssociate V P (Debt Syndication)
Atul is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London. After a short stint with Ernst and Young, Atul over the last decade has specialised skills in transfer pricing, valuation and debt syndication. Atul has advised clients across diverse sectors on aspects pertaining to inbound investments, structuring transactions and Debt Syndication finance. Atul brings strength to Financial project plans, due diligence, documentation for the debt syndication network with major financial Institutions across the country. Atul is also a Certified Valuer and a fast learner, keeping abreast of the latest updates and innovations which help him in advising on finance and structuring issues and preparing valuations for clients.
Neena Karl Vaz
Neena Karl VazAssociate VP (Private Equity)
One of the youngest Chartered Accountants in Goa with driven analytical skills in financial modelling and project planning. She leads a team of juniors to build the back end on which all financing and consulting projects succeed. Her ability to constantly learn and adapt Bring an incredible ability to structure financial models, and revisit them time and again for world class valuations across industry related projects.
Mackson Travasso
Mackson TravassoAssociate
Graduate in Commerce and MBA from ICFAI, with over 6 years experience and keen knowledge of internal financial control gives Mackson the edge in vetting and analysing financial data of business groups and create the necessary groundwork for M & A deals