Chairman & Managing Director
Mario founded The PSS Group in 1981 and is one of the pioneers of Executive Search in India. With extensive experience in developing and managing strategic relationships, he has assisted leading Indian businesses with critical strategic inputs during restructuring, salary benchmarking and in different organisational development initiatives.Mario takes a lot of interest in analyzing new organisation structures and proposing change management across several industry sectors; his work and contributions have been featured in major national publications. He is on the Governing Council for the Loyola Institute in Chennai as well as on the Executive Committees for Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur and St. Joseph’s Centre of Excellence.
Mario holds a degree in Arts from the University College of Arts in Jaipur. He is also an MBA from the Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur (“XLRI”) and was presented with the “Distinguished Alumnus Award” by XLRI in 2014 for his contributions to the Human Resource industry in India.
Andre is currently the CEO of WorkPro Technologies, a PSS group company, as well as an Executive Director of the Board. He focuses on developing and enriching customer relationships and also assumes an operational role to systemize and integrate the group’s existing technology systems. He started his career at PSS as a Consultant and returned back to the PSS Group after stints with the Aditya Birla Group and Standard Chartered Bank. Andre has an MBA degree from IESE Business School. He is also an alumnus of London Business School and the University of Michigan.
Nigel is currently the CEO of Quikchex, a PSS group company, as well as an Executive Director of the Board. He is involved in PSS’ operations and client management. He started his career as an Investment Banker at JP Morgan in New York where he focused on M&A and Financing in the Natural Resources Group. Nigel received both his MBA (Honors) and Bachelor’s Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Erika is currently an Executive Director of the Board; she manages and leads various functional areas within PSS and Ray & Berndtson. Prior to this, she spent a year in Sales and Partnerships for Quikchex, a PSS group company. Erika started her career as an Investment Banker for Goldman Sachs in New York and London where she worked on executing M&A and capital raising transactions across geographies. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree (Finance, Operations and Information Management) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.