Founder and CEO
Nitya has built, delivered, and coached sales and sales leadership development programs at companies including PIMCO, BlackRock, Allianz Global Investors, MetLife, Google, Causeway Capital, and Transamerica.
Nitya has worked in sales and consulting roles for the past 18 years. He was an award-winning salesperson at Schering-Plough and UBS prior to starting YOSD. Nitya’s sales strategies have also been influenced by his global perspectives, having lived and worked in several parts of the world including Singapore, India, Tanzania, and Belgium.
Nitya received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.B.A from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he is an active Director on the UCLA Anderson Alumni Board.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter, and love to watch and play soccer whenever he can.
Director of Learning
Laura’s first passion is education, and she brings that spirit to YOSD every day, creating sales training activities and new ways to engage others and enhance learning. Always an optimist, she loves to envision a meeting from beginning to end and zero in on the little things that elevate a training from good to great, such as meaningful breakout activities, infusing energy at appropriate times, and creating authentic experiences. Laura has work experience in education, HR Consulting, and entertainment, working for companies PDI Ninth House, Academic Achievers, and Sony Pictures among others. Laura received her BA from Southeast Missouri State University and teaching credential from California State University Northridge.
Laura’s other interests include learning about other cultures and languages, and sings regularly in the Los Angeles area with the Angeles Chorale, a semi-professional choir. A fitness enthusiast, she enjoys Southern California’s beautiful weather hiking and running outside as often as possible.
Harrison comes to YOSD Consulting with over 10 years of sales management experience. He has worked and consulted with large companies and startups in the fitness, healthcare and consumer packaged goods fields. He specializes in sales strategy and implementation. Prior to starting at YOSD, Harrison had extensive experience in leading large sales teams, scaling existing sales operations and bringing new products to market.
Harrison received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is involved in work in his community, where he is an active Area Director in the volunteer organization Toastmasters International.
He lives in Santa Monica, which allows him to get down to the beach regularly to play football and ultimate frisbee.
Ajdina is a researcher and writer with years of experience in combining the two. She enjoys applying her passion and knowledge to the industry and has contributed to a number of start-ups, consultancies, and mental health software. She recently joined YOSD with that same mission in her heart—to use science to propel industries forward.
Ajdina received a B.A. in Psychology from the International University of Sarajevo and an MPhil in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge. She is very interested in the science of behavior, mental health, and convergence of neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
If she is not socializing, she is probably either doing yoga or reading about the brain and machines.