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ABOUT

Lotus Advisory provides a range of strategic and management consulting services to organizations navigating through moments of significant organizational change.

We serve a variety of industries in a variety of capacities, drawing from our team's diverse experiences in private, public and social sector contexts.  From CEOs to Mayors, nonprofit executives to aspiring entrepreneurs, Lotus Advisory helps visionary leaders create, execute and sustain "game-changing" impact.

OUR SERVICES

STRATEGY

  • Strategic Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Research Commercialization
  • Product Roadmap
  • Strategic Communications
  • Managing under Uncertainty

CULTURE

  • Change Management
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Governance and Incentives 
  • Informal Leadership
  • Public-Private Collaborations

EXECUTION

  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Negotiation
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Intergovernmental Relations
  • Meeting Facilitation
 

TEAM

  KUNAL MERCHANT MANAGING DIRECTOR Kunal provides leadership, management and strategic support to a select portfolio of clients in sports, media, entertainment, politics, and civic innovation.   Prior to co-founding Lotus Advisory with his sister Monisha, Kunal served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Sacramento Kings; Executive Director of Think BIG Sacramento; and Chief of Staff to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.  Kunal' has also worked in management consulting, education, health care and economic development. Kunal graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics, and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Downloads:  Headshot   |   Full Bio Social:    LinkedIn   |   Twitter   |   Facebook

 

KUNAL MERCHANT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Kunal provides leadership, management and strategic support to a select portfolio of clients in sports, media, entertainment, politics, and civic innovation.  

Prior to co-founding Lotus Advisory with his sister Monisha, Kunal served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Sacramento Kings; Executive Director of Think BIG Sacramento; and Chief of Staff to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. 

Kunal' has also worked in management consulting, education, health care and economic development. Kunal graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics, and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

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  MONISHA MERCHANT MANAGING DIRECTOR Monisha provides public affairs, business planning, and research commercialization guidance to startups, companies, universities, and economic development entities.  Prior to co-founding Lotus Advisory with her brother Kunal, Monisha worked in engineering, product management, consulting, and government. She has had technical and business roles at Level 3 Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lucent Technologies. Prior to co-founding Lotus Advisory, she was U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's senior adviser. She has worked on global teams in Japan, Germany, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana, and Nicaragua. Monisha earned an electrical engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Downloads:  Full Bio Social:   LinkedIn   |   Twitter  |   Facebook  

 

MONISHA MERCHANT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Monisha provides public affairs, business planning, and research commercialization guidance to startups, companies, universities, and economic development entities. 

Prior to co-founding Lotus Advisory with her brother Kunal, Monisha worked in engineering, product management, consulting, and government. She has had technical and business roles at Level 3 Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lucent Technologies. Prior to co-founding Lotus Advisory, she was U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's senior adviser. She has worked on global teams in Japan, Germany, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana, and Nicaragua.

Monisha earned an electrical engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

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