About Us

Chandika Bhandari
Founder, Principal

As the principal, Chandika is responsible for implementing all short and long term company goals while leading our senior management team to stay focused on delighting our customers.

Prior to founding Seattle App Lab Chandika has spent 13 years in leadership roles in both Fortune 500 companies as well startups. He has worked with large scale enterprise and consumer facing products overseeing products from inception to multiple releases. Chandika made significant contributions to Microsoft's flagship Enterprise Server Management product as well as led the core team that was responsible for overall architecture, performance and stability for Bing Clients. Most recently he worked as Vice President of Mobile Solutions at Survey Analytics, a leading market research software company based in Seattle. While at Survey Analaytics, Chandika co-founded SurveySwipe leading both business and product development. He personally oversaw the completion of over custom 20 mobile apps for clients worldwide. Chandika brings Seattle App Lab extensive leadership and technical experience while creating first class mobile products, project execution, and software architecture - with a remarkable sense for getting things done and proven track record for delighting customers with quality products. He has won several awards and is owner of several significant patents.

Chandika holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the Brigham Young University.

Himal Karmacharya
Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Corporate Development

Himal is known for his eternal optimism and his habit of juggling three things at once. Himal is a serial entrepreneur. Before Seattle App Lab, he cofounded another software company Deerwalk and drew the blueprint for countless other technology ideas. In between, he placed bets on transforming the retail business in Southeast Asia by opening a chain of fast fashion stores.

In his previous career, he served in leadership positions at Verisk Health, Oracle and Motorola. He is passionate about applying the latest technology to bring better opportunities to the bottom of the pyramid population and thereby leapfrogging the digital divide.

Himal holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T.

Chris Sprague
Founder, Head of Technology Services

As the head of technology services, Chris is responsible for long term technology direction, employee improvements and overseeing our technical architecture.

Chris, aka spraguer, is the head of Technology Services at Seattle App Lab. He has a passion for all things startups, emerging technology, and education. He most recently served roles of CEO and CTO of OpenStudy, an education social network where 1,000,000 students each month help each other learn and do homework in real-time.

Chris graduated from Stanford University in 2002 with degrees in Symbolic Systems and Computer Science, with a focus on Human Computer Interaction. He was a paid research scientist at Georgia Tech (MSCS 2004) before leading enterprise technology teams at Oracle and other Valley-based startups prior to co-founding OpenStudy. He has advised several startups in both in Atlanta and the Valley, as well as presented at major conferences on topics ranging from Lean Startup Methodology, measuring product-market fit, and the future of online education.

Richan Shrestha
VP of Operations and Productivity

Richan believes that even an average team can do wonders, if given the right kind of motivation and support. He loves making team collaboration productive and enjoyable. He has years of experience leading and building enterprise and consumer applications.

Prior to joining Seattle App Lab, Richan founded nLocate, a location-based mobile application that helps people discover interesting places and businesses nearby. He has an MBA and Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communications.

Namrata Khetan
Project Manager

Namrata is responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and tracking of Seattle App Lab projects.

Prior to joining our team she was a team leader on the Configuration Management Team for Tata Consulting Services, a multinational IT services company that specializes in consulting and business solutions. She is strong leader who inspires confidence and trust in others and motivates project staff to perform at high levels to consistently meet project expectations. Namrata is a graduate of the Techno India Institute of Technology.

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