Meet Neeraj Pandey, the newly wed martial artist, fitness enthusiast, turned business analyst!  Neeraj helps translate client pain points and needs into business requirements for our development team.  He makes sense out of confusion to help Motifworks deliver solutions to fulfill client objectives.  That’s no easy task.  We’re thinking a better job title might be Master Translator!

Neeraj is originally from Allahabad, a city in Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, where his parents still reside.  He now lives in Pune (ˈpuːnə) India with his very sensible, cute and bubbly wife Nidhi.  He feels lucky because his brother, sister, and sister-in-law also reside in Pune.

Neeraj came to Motifworks just about a year and a half ago with degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Govt. Engineering College, Jabalpur, and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.

We asked Neeraj for some fun facts and here’s what he had to say:

What are your hobbies?

  • Martial arts and fitness – not a day goes by without a power-packed workout or some quick blows and kicks to a punching bag
  • Reading – keeps my brain ticking
  • Singing – keeps me rejuvenated

What three objects are on your desk?

A red, blue, and black marker to scribble and structure my thoughts on a whiteboard.

What is the first device you reach for in the morning?

My iPad for a quick game of PEAK. For those who are unaware, PEAK is a brain training game to challenge one’s cognitive skills.

After arriving at work in the morning, what is your first stop?

A cup of hot zero sugar coffee to kickstart my day.

What are you most looking forward to with Motifworks?

I am most looking forward to deeply contributing to the exponential growth of the company and people.

I leave work each day knowing/feeling…

I leave work each day reflecting on the things I did right, things I did wrong and how I can be better the next day.

What is your favorite thing about Motifworks?

The Motifworks culture where curiosity, collaboration, and individuality is strongly encouraged.

Tell us about your funniest IT moment.

Still waiting for a hilarious moment to arrive but I really find my evening in office amusing.

As the evening arrives, you can literally see me running around the office skidding & skiing with my shoes, scouting for a conference room where I can take my evening client calls

What trend in your industry are you most excited/interested to try?

I am deeply interested and excited to try my hands on data analytics, AI, and machine learning technologies.

If you could have dinner with any 3-people dead or alive, who would they be?

Nelson Mandela, Satya Nadella & Elon Musk.

Their leadership style embraces a unique mix of Charisma, transformation, and inspiration. Their focus on goals beyond oneself is truly inspirational.

What is your favorite quote?

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”

  • William Shakespeare

We are pleased to have Neeraj as part of the Motifworks team.