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Lotus Advisory provides a range of services to business, government, higher education, and nonprofit clients, drawing from our team's diverse experiences in private, public and social sectors. We go deep to understand your business and industry, while becoming a trusted thought partner as you navigate challenges and discover new opportunities.

From CEOs to Mayors, nonprofit executives to aspiring entrepreneurs, Lotus Advisory helps visionary leaders create, execute and sustain "game-changing" impact. 

OUR SERVICES

STRATEGIC ADVISORY & MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

  • Strategic Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Research Studies and Benchmark Reports
  • Business Case and Proposal Development
  • Financial Management and Modeling
  • R&D Commercialization
  • Product Roadmap
  • Governance and Incentives
  • Executive Transition
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Informal Leadership

PUBLIC AFFAIRS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Federal, State, Local Public Policy
  • Strategic Communications
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Elected Official Relationships
  • Community Relations and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement

IMPLEMENTATION

  • Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Interim CEO, COO, CFO, Executive Director
  • Strategic Alliances/Partnerships
  • Complex Negotiation
  • Business Development
  • RFP Process/Contractor Selection
  • 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   

 

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, program management, executive coaching, and financial analysis services to technology companies and nonprofits. She brings over 15 years of experience in telecommunications, engineering, international development, and government.   Prior to founding Lotus Advisory, Monisha was U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's (D-CO) senior adviser on business and economic policy. Monisha has held technical and business roles at Level 3 Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lucent Technologies. She has worked on global teams in Japan, Germany, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana, and Nicaragua.  Monisha studied electrical engineering and political science at MIT and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management.  Social:    LinkedIn      |    Twitter     

 

MONISHA MERCHANT

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Monisha provides public affairs, program management, executive coaching, and financial analysis services to technology companies and nonprofits. She brings over 15 years of experience in telecommunications, engineering, international development, and government. 

Prior to founding Lotus Advisory, Monisha was U.S. Senator Michael Bennet's (D-CO) senior adviser on business and economic policy. Monisha has held technical and business roles at Level 3 Communications, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lucent Technologies. She has worked on global teams in Japan, Germany, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana, and Nicaragua.

Monisha studied electrical engineering and political science at MIT and earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management.

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