About ISRF

Incessant Strategic Research Firm was established by a group of professionals from various disciplines of research, corporate social responsibility, rural brand activation, brand building and business development. ISRF works with over 40 partner agencies across South India. The company has a strong presence in Tamil Nadu, with its head office in Chennai and field offices in Madurai and Dharmapuri.

The company invariably exceeds customer expectations and offers them the highest value in terms of solutions. Some of the unique strengths of the company are:

  • Strong knowledge base in sectors like health and nutrition, FMCG, agriculture, allied engineering, training and education, and social welfare acquired through evidence-based research
  • Expertise in designing and implementing programs that seek to achieve social development through business development
  • In-depth understanding of and experience in brand activation at the base-of-pyramid (BoP) segment
  • Skilled and experienced research and implementation teams
  • Use of innovative methodologies by breaking stereotypes
  • Customized approach that is based on an analysis of customer requirements
  • Quick turnaround and on-time delivery

Vision

To enable organizations expand, evolve, and excel

Mission

Provide end-to-end services by

  • Understanding our clients’ needs and requirements through research and analysis
  • Developing solutions that maximize clients’ growth and optimize their business potential
  • Hand holding the client through the process of solution implementation

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

K. Satheesh Kumar

K. Satheesh Kumar

CEO & Co founder, ISRF

Satheesh has extensively worked in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Shared Value Creation (CSV), Business Development for Urban and Rural markets and Social Research for the past 18 years. He began his career as Lecturer in Madras School of Social Work, Chennai. Till date, he has led more than 100 large and medium scale CSR and social research projects across the country. His core skills are: design and execution of CSR and Business Development strategy, data analysis using SPSS, Report writing and Presentation.

Mythili Padmanabhan

Mythili Padmanabhan

CFO, Co-founder

Mythili has 17 years of experience in software development and application of computers in Social and Business sector. She has acquired her M.Sc computer science from Pondicherry Central University and Masters in Social Work from Vinayaka Mission University, Tamil Nadu. Her computer-cum-social research skills help in bringing innovation in data analysis and management in social research.

Dr. A.V. Senthil

Dr. A.V. Senthil

Organizational Strategy Development Expert

Dr. A.V. Senthil, a Management Professional, has worked closely with global organizations to design, build, manage strategy for organizational effectiveness. AVS started his career with TCS (1992 to 2007) and worked for Global organizations like IBM and Capgemini for 8 years, before working for Multi Family Office at Chennai since February 2017. He has worked in the US for 7 Years, APAC for 2 years and Europe for 2 years. AVS has done his Masters from BITS Pilani, Qualified Management Accountant (ACMA), A certified Project Manager (PMP) and has done Management Development Program from Harvard. He has done his Doctorate in Commerce (Wealth Management) at University of Madras and a Certified Financial Planner, USA. He currently serves at ISRF as ‘Organizational Strategy Development Expert’.

Prasanna Kannan

Prasanna Kannan

Operations

Prasanna has over 9 years of experience in handling multiple research and data management programs. His core area of specialization has been: Strategy and Operation design and implementation, skill training, Data Analysis, and Team Management. He manages all the operations across all the verticals in ISRF.

Paresh Prasad

Paresh Prasad

Regional Head - Research, North India

A Management professional, Paresh is a data enthusiast, and has made many contributions to research, monitoring and evaluation in the social development sector. Involved in the research sector for the last 15 years, he has been working in close association with various agencies including civil society organisations, policy makers, private sector organisations and more. During his stints with various organisations, he has spearheaded some of the Measurement, Learning and Evaluation (MLE) grants funded by Government, BMGF, MSD for Mothers Initiative, and more. In the past, he has published his work in leading international journals like Implementation Science, AIDS Education & Prevention, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre etc.

Dr. Chandrasekaran

Dr. Chandrasekaran

Statistical Expert

Dr. Chandrasekaran is a professional statistician working in the statistics and research industry for the past 35 years. He worked as Professor and HoD in Department of Statistics in Madras Christian College, Chennai for long time. Besides, he has served as Statistical Consultant for several research studies funded government and multi-lateral agencies. He is specialized in high-end statistical design and analysis of large scale data using latest software such as SPSS and STRATA. At ISRF, he serves as Statistical Expert.

J.John Kennedy

J.John Kennedy

Specialist - Public Health

Mr. John hails from a very humble background from a remote village in one the most backward districts, Dharmapuri, of Tamil Nadu, India. He grew up to acquire his Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) in Loyola College. In the last 20 years he has worked with reputed organizations (UNICEF, WHO, Missorier-Germeny, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CARITAS-India etc., at various capacities.He has received number of awards and recognitions from Government of Tamil Nadu, Government of India and Government of Karnataka. To note a few, he has received Governor Award (2005-06) from Government of Tamil Nadu, Mother Theresa Award (2002-2003) from Loyola College. He has been instrumental and received Guinness World Record on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu for organizing global event on Health.
He serves as Specialist - Public Health at ISRF

Dr.J.D Noble

Dr.J.D Noble

Child Welfare Specialist

He is a development worker for the past twenty five years. A Graduate in Law, Dr. Noble has done his Doctorate in Child Labour and has had long career with World Vision and CCF-India. He has specialized in the field of Child Development, Sponsorship programmes, and project management and execution. He services with ISRF as Child Welfare Specialist . He serves as Specialist - Public Health at ISRF.