Meet The Provana Team

Provana offers innovative technology platforms and a large global workforce with depth and breadth of experience across the credit and compliance life cycle. The combination makes Provana the perfect partner to help your firm increase profitability, improve performance and exceed client expectations.

Meet the Team

Our Unified Compliance and Performance Management Solution

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Our Story

Our founders, Sandeep Bhargava and Karen Powell, are veterans of the business services and outsourcing industry. Under Sandeep’s leadership, their first entrepreneurial venture began in 2001. Securing venture funding from the prestigious Carlyle Group, they built Worldzen (later Keane Worldzen), a business process consulting and outsourcing firm. It grew to over $30 million in revenue before it was sold in 2007.

Having successfully led multiple engagements for Fortune 1000 industry leaders in insurance, healthcare and financial services, the pair launched Provana in April of 2011.

Provana offers small- and mid-sized enterprises management consulting, access to a global delivery model and products like compliance management system, speech analytics, collection resolution apps, business analytics dashboards. We enjoy working with our clients to strengthen their operating models.

Our Founders


Co-Founder And CEO

Following the acquisition of his business process outsourcing firm, Keane Worldzen, Sandeep was appointed to executive vice president and member of the leadership team of Keane, Inc., a billion-dollar-plus IT services firm headquartered in Boston. Prior to leading the launch of Worldzen, Sandeep was a partner for Bricker & Associates. He also was a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand, where he planned and executed consulting projects for large consumer products companies.

Sandeep earned his Bachelor of Technology in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and he earned an MBA in marketing and technology strategy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-Founder And COO

Prior to Provana, Karen was on the 10-person leadership council of Keane, Inc., where she managed over $300 million in services. Before joining Sandeep to build Worldzen, Karen was a partner at Bricker & Associates, a Chicago-based operations consulting group. She also served as vice president of the U.S. Corporate Banking Group of Bank of America and as the vice president and manager of agency and investor services for Continental Bank, based in Chicago.

Karen earned a Bachelor of Science in Operations Management from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and she earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.