Payal Kanaiya VP, Strategic Initiatives
Payal is the VP of Strategic Initiatives at Intelliswift. She leads the MSP staffing division and is responsible for driving new client acquisition and growth for the organization.
Prior to joining Intelliswift, she was a Director of Business Development with one of the top 10 IT and Professional Services firm where she played an instrumental role by successfully bringing over 70 new clients in the span of less than 7 years. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies like Caterpillar Inc. and Quicken Loans, playing a key role in leading her teams to success. Over her 15 years of sales leadership experience, Payal has worked in various industries including Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Entertainment.
Payal believes in leading by example and not a day goes by where she fails to do so. She is known for her knowledge, passion, determination, positive attitude, and ability to deal with challenges calmly.
Payal graduated from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a major in Speech and Communications focusing on public speaking. She also has a Master's degree in Computer Information Systems from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Payal is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and has won numerous awards in communications, sales and leadership throughout her career. She also recently completed a Professional Development Program in Management and Leadership at Harvard University.