Sheela Sukumaran has over sixteen years of organizational and human capital experience, focused on helping businesses grow & scale, implement strategic technology and people initiatives, and realize their short and medium term business goals. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (equivalent to MBA) from XLRI Jamshedpur, India, and an MA in Economics from the University of Madras, India. As a first generation immigrant, Sheela has worked with firms in India, UK and USA in varying talent and organization management roles. Sheela has a longstanding interest in the arts, and received the PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2007. She lives in San Jose, California, with her husband and two daughters, and enjoys reading and painting.