Shikha Kothari

Principal Security Advisor

With nearly two decades of experience across three continents and a multitude of industries, Shikha is former ‘Big 4’ and holds both her CPA license and accreditation as a Chartered Accountant from India. She has managed countless audits with specialties in SOC I & II,  strategically led publicly listed companies in their development and management of SOX programs, and is considered the GOAT (greatest of all time) when it comes to the design and management of control frameworks. Serving the vendor market as well, Shikha has been a trusted expert on enabling vendors to achieve Microsoft’s Supplier Security and Privacy standards. 

Shikha joins Eden Data with excitement for the opportunity to both make a more direct impact with the customers she serves and to leverage her skill sets to develop new, disruptive programs for her clients. Her connection to the startup community is deep-rooted in the instrumental advisory role she has offered her husband, a serial entrepreneur, over the years. We can’t wait to watch and support her taking over the world as this becomes her full-time role!

Shika resides in the greatest country in the world- Texas- with her husband and 6 year old, prodigy reader daughter. Extending her aspirational personality into her personal life, Shikha is on a quest to visit all of the US National Parks (and we’re on a quest to join her… do you think they have WiFi?).