Our Leaders

A team of passionate sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts, coming from different backgrounds, with strengths in respective fields.

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Jay Shah

Co-founder and Joint MD

  • An IT marketing professional, passion & love for sports drove Jay to enter the field of sports in 2002, eventually leading to the founding of TSG, one of India’s first private grass root sports firms.
  • Jay, also a certified Yoga teacher, believes that “sports in the country does not suffer due to lack of places or funds only but essentially lack of ideas and initiatives from people”. He has worked since 2002, to promote sports & promote sporting communities and infrastructure at the local level.
  • Under his leadership, TSG‘s plan was selected amongst the top 40 (among 16,000+) business ideas across India at the Economic Times Power of Idea Contest 2010. This led do a training program at IIM (A) and a grant from the Dept. Of Science & Technology, Govt of India.
  • He was recently inducted in the Karamveer Global Fellowship Hall of Fame with a Karam Veer Chakra bronze medal in recognition of his many years of service in the field of sports
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Paresh Kothari

Co-founder and Joint MD

  • An avid sports lover, Paresh co-founded TSG along with Jay, leaving behind a successful career in corporate advisory & investment banking, to pursue his passion for sports and fitness in an entrepreneurial venture. He reckons that this will also enable him to give something back to society.
  • As a parent, he always encourages his child to play outdoor sports & strongly believes that Physical Education is a vital component of a holistic education.
  • He was instrumental in shaping & refining TSG’s business idea which led to its selection in the Top-40 at the Economic Times contest.
  • Paresh's vision & strategy to create a sustainable and scalable business model in sports & physical education, led to TSG start a new innings to become one of the leaders in sports and physical education programs in India.
  • An MBA and a CFA by qualification, during his 12 years in Investment Banking, he has advised various companies on strategy, fund raising and acquisitions.