Core Leadership

Brad Loiselle, PMP
President & CEO, Founder
Brad Loiselle is the President and Founder of SKILLSdox O/A betterU and the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors for SKILLSdox India Private LTD. Brad believes that education is a human right and he is focused on changing the world by providing access to quality, affordable education to the emerging markets.

A serial entrepreneur, Brad sees opportunities where most do not. Prior to founding the Company, he was the President and Founder of two successful companies. While being the catalyst for SKILLSdox O/A betterU, he feels he is nothing without the people behind and in front of him. Brad is a strategic thinker focused on staying ahead of his opponents, while always working to achieve a win/win solution.

Brad is the Past-President and Board Member of PMI OVOC, sat on the Board of Directors for the Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber and authored the entrepreneurial handbook – Keep Moving 4Ward.

He is a husband, father of 3, serial entrepreneur, author and enthusiastic speaker – passionate about making a difference.

Hagai Amiel, MBA

Hagai Amiel is Chief Technology Officer at betterU and joined the company in June 2016. He is highly-skilled in enterprise level project management, establishment of IT departments in start-ups and in managing enterprise large scale IT project life cycle through all phases (POC to Production) on demand (AWS) and on premise. Hagai is experienced in managing desktop, Web and mobile projects (Native iOS and Android). Strong technical background in system architecture, database design and IT infrastructure.

Prior to joining betterU, Hagai was CTO for a financial trading start-up company and was the Development Manager for Labstyle Innovation (now DarioHealth Corp.) a digital health company, develops and commercializes patented and proprietary technologies providing consumers with laboratory-testing capabilities using Mobile (iOS and Android) and Web applications.

Hagai holds a Master of Business Administration and a BSc in Information Systems Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel.

Neel Thakkar
Financial Controller
Neel Thakkar is Financial Controller and joined betterU in February 2017. Neel is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and brings extensive knowledge of the financial regulatory environment in India. Neel has 10+ years of experience in the areas of preparing financial statements for public and private companies, full life cycle accounting, financial management and audit.

Prior to joining betterU, Neel was a partner with Thakkar & Tekwani, Chartered Accounts in Ahmedabad Area, India and also was with Shah Somani & Co., Chartered Accountants.

Neel holds a Master of Commerce, Accounting from Gujarat University and a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) from S. M. Patel Institute of Commerce.

Sameer Vatsa
Country Head-India
Sameer Vatsa is the Country Head for India and joined the company in June 2016.  His responsibilities include heading the Country Operations inclusive of  Business Development initiatives, Partner Management and Sales Management.

Sameer has extensive experience and track record of success in business development, establishing profitable client and strategic alliances, and capitalizing on opportunities in emerging markets. He has been instrumental in driving sales, building winning teams, and securing key clients across South and East Asia as well as North America.

Prior to joining betterU, Sameer was General Manager, of a leading Infrastructure Company in India, heading a multimillion dollar national railroad tunnel construction project, overseeing all aspects of Engineering, Finance, Procurement, Staffing and Contract/Project management. He has also held leadership positions with Siemens and Intersystems.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India.

Pankaj Raina,
Pankaj Raina is the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Prior to this role, Pankaj was the Chief Operating Officer of betterU (SKILLSdox India Private Ltd.) and joined the company in October 2015. He has been a Director on the board of Skillsdox India since May 20, 2016. Pankaj has been successful in leading businesses across multiple segments throughout his 18+ year career by defining business and marketing strategies and translating them into high-impact implementations, operations and results including start-ups.

Pankaj has extensive cross-functional leadership experience across all core business functions with an emphasis on Marketing Strategies, Marketing Operations, Team Building, Productivity/Performance Improvement, Innovation, Business Excellence, Business Strategy / Development including responsibility for P&L. His experience also spans across multiple sectors including: Automobile, Banking Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Telecom, E-commerce and Media. He is experienced working with highly-diverse Pan-India management teams, B2C and B2B marketing, and is recognized for building strong brands using integrated marketing methodologies across India.

Prior to betterU, Pankaj held several positions with successful companies like Brand Capital, Radio Mirchi, Times OOH, McCann Erickson, G2Rams (Division of Grey Worldwide) and Percept Advertising.

Mr. Raina holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Marketing from Rajendra Prasad Institute of Communication & Management.

Adric Gudbranson
Creative Manager
Adric Gudbranson is the Creative Manager at betterU and join the company in August 2015. Adric is an experienced Creative Lead, with 6 years of experience managing teams working on multimedia and print projects for high profile clients from banking to sportswear. Most of his experience is in creating UX/UI design in the e-learning and online platforms, and has helped betterU create its marketplace.

Prior to joining the company, Adric worked with Brad Loiselle at Lee Hecht Harrison Knightsbridge and iPal Interactive Learning Inc.

Adric graduated from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology as an Interactive Multimedia Developer.