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About Seva


About Seva Development

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About Seva


About Seva Development

Seva Development’s mission is to provide high quality high paying jobs to Nepali graduates and economic development for their villages by providing economical, best-in-class software testing services to companies in the United States.

We want to help the people of Nepal work their way out of poverty by empowering the best and brightest students to apply their talents in a way that benefits their local economy. Seva offers exceptional employment and educational opportunities to local Nepali graduates in village regions and contributes to development projects in their communities.

 

Above the Team meets for training by our first client, Silvervue. Below shows the landscape and images of Nepal.

Photography courtesy of Russ Young.

 

Our Team


The Team

Our Team


The Team

 
Executive Chairman of the Board

Executive Chairman of the Board

Will West

Will is a successful technology entrepreneur who has founded and led several companies, most recently Control4 which he took public in 2014 (NASDAQ: CTRL). Will retired from Control4 to focus on SilverVue because he believes technology can transform healthcare. Will has raised more than $400 million in private capital to start his last three companies. In 1998, he co-founded STSN (now iBAHN), the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers, serving millions of customers in thousands of hotels. Prior to founding STSN, Will was CEO, and co-founder of PHAST Corporation. Under his leadership, PHAST became the leading manufacturer of high-end home automation equipment.

Will holds a degree in Finance from the University of Utah, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds the CFA designation. When he is not spending time at SilverVue, he is enjoying family time at Lake Powell, his favorite place on earth. Will and his wife Lisa have six children.

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Peter West

Peter West has a background in Computer Science. He spent the last two years working at a startup healthcare IT company working to improve patient care after they leave the hospital. While there he worked in several departments simultaneously, including operations, product, and engineering where he gained experience and insight on how to start and grow technology companies. His experience with product and software development and a humanitarian trip to Nepal combined to give him and Will West (the Executive Chairman of the Board) the idea to start Seva Development.

Country Director

Country Director

Financial Controller

Financial Controller

 
Volunteer Senior Consultant

Volunteer Senior Consultant

Ramesh Adhikari

Ramesh holds a Masters Degree in Project Analysis and Management from Tribhuvan University and has vast experience directing large organizations. Previously he directed the US based NGO Nepal Hope, and later went on to start Apur International, an importer of paper products, stationary, and office supplies. In addition to corporate work, Ramesh gives lectures at the College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Nepal's first media college, on Development Theories and Research to graduate level students. Currently Ramesh directs Seva's operations in Nepal, ensuring work is delivered on time to clients while helping  build the people of Nepal. He, his wife, and two children currently live in Kathmandu.  We like him a lot. 

 
 

Kevin Handy

Kevin Handy is currently working to finish a dual Bachelors/Masters degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University. His previous experience includes internship work with Protivit, a global business consulting and internal audit firm composed of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services. Currently Kevin acts as the Financial Controller for Seva Development. 

 

Bishnu Adhikari

Bishnu Adhikari has an MSC in Civil Engineering and in Environmental Policy. After several local construction projects he accepted a position working for the world bank as a Procurement Management Consultant. He then spent several years working as the Nepal Country Director for Choice Humanitarian in which he organized and directed the construction of 53 schools and hundreds of other projects ranging from stoves and biodigesters to community water systems. When he left Choice in 2016 they had over 180 active projects. Bishnu has recently accepted a senior post for USAID, organizing most of the organizations efforts in Nepal. 

 

The Model


The Model

The Model


The Model

 
 

The Seva Development Model

At Seva Development we are committed to making a long term, sustainable difference. We believe that a lasting difference can be made by teaching people real world skills rather than depending on continuous donations. Teach a man to fish... 

 

In order to make this work we are utilizing the lower living costs in Nepal to provide more economical services to U.S. clients, while still providing quality jobs, economic opportunity, and humanitarian aid in Nepal.