Mr. Govind Nadkarni, P.E. is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Govind Development, LLC. He graduated from Gujarat University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and received a M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Southern California. Mr. Nadkarni has over thirty five (35) years of experience and has been charged with design and engineering of numerous projects involving public and private industry, as well as institutional facilities. He has been awarded the NCEES Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service to the engineering and surveying professions. His contributions to NCEES included serving as its 2009–11 Southern Zone vice president and 2007–09 Southern Zone assistant vice president. Mr. Nadkarni has been active member of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers since 2000 and is a former board chair and vice chair. He was honored by the Texas Society of Professional Engineers as Young Engineer of the Year in 1984 and Engineer of the Year in 2004.
As a consummate businessman, Mr. Nadkarni has been a founding partner of several successful engineering firms and many other business ventures. Mr. Nadkarni is member of several engineering societies, boards, and commissions in Texas and a mentor to many young engineers. His vision and business acumen is the cornerstone for Govind Development, LLC.
Mr. Natesh Kumar is the Chief Financial Officer for Govind Development. He graduated from Southern Methodist University, with an MBA in Operations and Strategy. Mr. Kumar has over 10 years of experience in the risk management & finance industry.
His career highlights include managing returns on capital across 25+ investments. He serves as the CEO of Empower Behavioral Health and The Children’s SPOT (serving 200 patients). He sits on the boards of Spigot Media Corporation, Viskard, Planar Semiconductor, Spotluck, and Goodwill South Texas. His specific skills include analytical thinking, business acumen, financial analysis and valuation of business models, process optimization, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for business insights, and project management.
In his current position as our CFO, Mr. Kumar oversees the strategic planning for Govind Development and is responsible for the administrative, financial, accounting, information technology, and operations management of the organization.
Mr. Oscar Martinez has accumulated years of experience with construction and engineering firms and units of local government including the City of Corpus Christi and Nueces County. He has served as Vice President with private engineering/construction firms and has been responsible for operations, government services and office management. His current position President with Govind Development uses his prior experience in private/municipal engineering services, capital budgeting and financial management to work with and oversee operating and support staff to deliver high quality services to our clients.
In addition to private engineering/local government work experience, Mr. Martinez spent approximately 9 years leading workforce development programs in the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley areas. He served as President and CEO of a private firm that operated under competitively procured contracts to deliver work force training, job placement and support services for the labor force. Eventually, Mr. Martinez served as the President/CEO of Texas Workforce Commission’s Workforce Solutions program in the Coastal Bend.
Over his career, Mr. Martinez has been involved with and provided leadership at the state and local level for key initiatives such as the transforming the Texas Workforce Commission service model; creation of funding mechanism for implementation of a solid waste recycling program, street maintenance program, capital asset life cycle replacement funding programs, water supply reserves, water contract negotiations and more.
Mr. Martinez holds a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M in Kingsville.
Mrs. Nancy Gonzalez is the Human Resources Manager for Govind Development. She graduated from University of the Incarnate Word, with a Master of Business Administration Degree and has over 15 years of experience.
Her area of expertise include Policy and Procedure creation, employee relations investigations, applicant tracking system software training, and is a member of the Coastal Bend Society for Human Resources Management.