EYE ON THE PRIZE: LEADING WITH A FUTURE-FOCUSED APPROACH
Mr. Nikhil Mendhi is an enterprising and future-focused healthcare technology leader who integrates innovation, vision, and exceptional execution to transform healthcare. He is known for his proven ability to drive high growth ventures and transform companies with innovation and customer centricity.
Mr. Mendhi joined Exponential AI as the Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Exponential AI is a leading Healthcare focused Decision Intelligence Platform that empowers large corporations to accelerate their AI journey by taking control of designing, testing and deploying their own AI solutions.
Prior to this, he has held several senior leadership positions in organizations like Highmark and Deloitte among others. He also led many multi-million P&Ls and high-profile enterprise-wide initiatives for Large Health Plans and Fortune 500 healthcare organizations. He believes in keeping a tab on what’s going on in the technology side of things to always embrace newer techniques, best practices and solutions that will not only improve day-to-day function but benefit the organization in the long-term.
KEEPING THE TEAM MOTIVATED
Every leader has a distinct style and preference on how they want to lead their teams. Mr. Mendhi is of the opinion that the team should always be prepared for newer challenges. As a leader, he wants his team to stay hungry for more. For this, he likes to consistently expose the team to complex challenges which will keep everyone intellectually stimulated. At the same time, he also realizes that support and recognition are equally important so he makes sure all his team members are recognized for their efforts. He tries to maintain a balance so that the team stays motivated to work on innovative solutions they are building together.
HIS ATTITUDE OF IDENTIFYING CHALLENGES AND SOLVING THEM AS INNOVATIVELY AS POSSIBLE MAKES HIM A LEADER
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Mr. Mendhi’s exceptional talent and work have been recognized by several industry and technology associations. Recently, he was featured in the ‘Top 100 leaders in healthcare’ by the International Federation of Healthcare Practitioners (IFAH). He is also a mentor for the IIT Kanpur incubator program, where he advises many budding entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that can potentially transform the future of healthcare. Along with that he also serves on the board of several health technology startups. A seasoned visionary, his experience and achievements have also earned him a place in the Forbes Technology Council, an exclusive and invitation-only community of the world’s leading CIOs, CTOs and technology executives. As a member of the Council, he shares his extensive knowledge of how AI can transform the future of healthcare by improving cost, quality and outcomes.
PAVING WAY FOR THE FUTURE
Mr. Mendhi is very excited and upbeat about the future of AI especially in the healthcare sector. At Exponential AI, Mr. Mendhi and his team are working tirelessly to enable healthcare organizations to run smarter, autonomous processes that continuously adapt and respond to changing business needs while delivering better efficiency and cost metrics. Their innovative solutions and ideas are getting recognized by multiple technology and industry associations and the company is growing rapidly. Mr. Mendhi is thrilled with the way things are moving and wants to build on this growth. The company has been witnessing double-digit growth year over year and it will build momentum for AI adoption in the coming years. In the future, he also wants to expand to other industries like financial services and manufacturing that need scaled AI implementations. Mr. Mendhi is a true leader who believes in moving forward. He is a go-getter and a problem solver. It is this attitude of identifying challenges and solving them as innovatively as possible that makes him a leader who inspires.