Open Orbit’s vision is to make operations design and business improvement expertise accessible to anyone in any organisation.
Open Orbit makes change easier, faster, and simpler by combining expertise with technology innovation to augment human judgement. The company is led and managed by operations design and business improvement practitioners with expertise in strategy, operations management and technology.
Open Orbit is based in Sydney, Australia, with teams in North America and India.
Meet the Team
Niranjan founded Open Orbit with a vision to make operations design and business improvement accessible and affordable to anyone in any organization.
The combination of a unique methodology with a diagnostic style workbench was conceived from Niranjan’s experience of Lean Six Sigma and what drives sustainable process change.
With Open Orbit, he has brought together this knowledge of business improvement with his insights in technology to create a new offering for executives, managers and workers looking for practical methods and techniques in process improvement.
Niranjan brings extensive experience in senior roles and has worked on building new business, creating consulting capabilities and implementing change programs in a variety of cultural and geographic contexts, including in Australia, India and the Silicon Valley, US.
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In his previous role he led major client relationships and new business growth in Australia and New Zealand as Vice President for Genpact. As India Hiring Leader, he drove the fastest growth to date in Genpact staff count, with over 10,000 new recruits joining Genpact in that year in India. As Quality and Six Sigma Leader Genpact he drove timeliness and efficiency in talent supply, Finance, HR and Infrastructure.
Prior to Genpact, Niranjan worked with IBM Business Consulting Services and PwC Consulting in Sydney, where he held a range of roles across Business Consulting, Program Management, IT Implementation and Business Development with clients in Telecommunications, Travel and Transport, Automotive, Industrial and Technology.
Prior to this career in IT and Consulting, he worked for Siemens and DCM Data Products in India in the Industrial Automation divisions, handling engineering, solutioning and business development roles.
Niranjan holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
Chief Product Officer & Consulting Principal
Vinita is a seasoned senior executive with deep experience in leading change and enhancing enterprise performance in complex environments.
Prior to joining Open Orbit in August 2021, Vinita served as Executive Director with NSW Government, mainly with NSW Treasury. Her government experience also spans Education, Environment, Climate Change and Water, and Investment NSW. A well-rounded leader, Vinita brings expertise from across public and private sectors covering strategy, governance, general management, budgeting, public policy, applied economics, marketing, and advertising.
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At NSW Treasury, Vinita led NSW Government transformation to a more outcome-focused culture – embedding citizen and customer outcomes at the centre of strategic planning, resource allocation, and delivery. She cast the vision for these reforms, built change momentum and helped operationalise them across the sector. Through the pandemic, she led the rapid start-up and scale-up of Skilling for Recovery/Job Trainer in 2020, a key economic recovery initiative of NSW and Australian Governments.
Vinita holds non-executive positions on boards and is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Business, Western Sydney University.
She has a PhD in Economics from Macquarie University Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As Chief Product Officer for Open Orbit, Vinita is responsible for the strategic product direction including Open Orbit’s product vision, product innovation, design and development. She combines a strong product sensibility with commercial expertise and data-driven insights to create the best possible experience for customers while serving the overall vision of Open Orbit.
Customer Success Engineer
Erin has extensive experience in customer service, process improvement and training and staff development. She has developed these skills throughout her career, including over 10 years with one of Australia’s top financial services providers.
She worked on all aspects of projects, including data analysis, root cause analysis, identifying solutions, building business cases, reviewing and sign off of business requirements documents and technical specification documents, multiple levels of testing, change communications and training.
As a Customer Success Engineer, Erin is responsible for onboarding new users, supporting and mentoring users with their projects and quasi-consulting activities such as Rapid Assessments.
Lean Startup Internships at Open Orbit
In 2022 Open Orbit introduced an Internship Program in partnership with the School of Business, Western Sydney University.
We provide a unique opportunity to business students to experience the lean start-up approach as part of their master’s degree program. Open Orbit tailors every internship experience to match a student’s skills and goals.
Interns gain hand-on experience on business process design and our technology platform while working on client projects to streamline operations.
For the duration of their internship, students become part of the Open Orbit team and experience our focus on testing our vision continuously, learning what the customers really want, and adapting and adjusting our products and mental models.
Our interns come from diverse geographies and enrich the culture of Open Orbit. We learn from each other, support each other, and have fun along the way.
The Internship Program reflects our commitment to supporting global students build skills of the future and get a feel for what innovation and technology adoption looks like.
School of Business, Western Sydney University faculty visiting Open Orbit at Stone & Chalk, Sydney Startup Hub.
Our interns with founding team at Open Orbit at Stone & Chalk, Sydney Start-up Hub
Open Orbit and School of Business, Western Sydney University celebrate with Open Orbit Lean Startup Interns for 2023 Q1-Q2