Biography

EVP and global CFO of Worldwide Oilfield Machine, director of the Puranik Foundation and author of 7 Letters to My Daughters, Revati Puranik, or Rani Puranik, is a successful business leader, creative, and philanthropist who thrives at driving innovation, empowering others, and inspiring collaboration. She is the co-owner, executive vice president and global CFO of Houston-based Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM), a privately held, family-owned oil and gas equipment manufacturing firm with more than 3,000 employees operating in 11 locations around the world. In addition, she chairs the organization’s corporate responsibility arm, the Puranik Foundation, a nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for under-resourced children in India.

Leadership from Rani Puranik

Rani Puranik directs financial controllership, strategy, investments, and enterprise growth in her role at World Oilfield Machine (WOM). Over the course of 15 years, she has developed and implemented the company’s framework for communication, standardization, operations, and business development. As a result, along with her father, Rani has led WOM to grow to more than $350 million in annual revenue. She also invests a significant amount of time in India as chairman of the Puranik Foundation, which operates a private residential school called the Vision International Learning Center in Pune, India. Founded by her mother 20 years ago and now managed by her daughter Bhakti, the nonprofit represents three generations of women committed to education, wellness, and sustainability.

Authorship

Rani Puranik has overcome many challenges in her personal life and in her family’s business, ultimately finding the strength to reinvent herself and fully step into her identity as a leader, innovator, and creative. Her debut book, 7 Letters to My Daughters (Morgan James Publishing, Fall 2022), is a memoir of her journey through transformative seven-year phases in her life and the lessons she learned along the way. Rani recounts how her womanhood and motherhood influenced each phase, sharing the wisdom she gained from this perspective to help others find their path, success, joy, and freedom. More than a rags-to-riches story, 7 Letters to My Daughters tells the true story of a young girl who grew up between two countries and faced many obstacles, but who always persisted in solving the most complex issues and situations by thinking creatively and positively, to find ways with respect and kindness to move assertively forward.

Mentorship and Influence

A seasoned motivational speaker and certified master coach in leadership development, Rani Puranik is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders. She has hosted a mentorship day at the Energy Leadership Institute of Houston High School, where she paired seniors with WOM company executives to help them refine energy product innovations. Rani Puranik serves as an HISD ROSES mentor, supporting a program to empower female students, Rice University graduate students, and Energy Institute High School students interning at WOM. She also launched “WOMEN at WOM,” a virtual event series to provide strategies and resources for female employees to advance both personally and professionally. Additionally, she spent the last four years working with graduate students as a Cares Mentor with the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business and serves on the Rice Business Council of Overseers.

Recognition

Rani Puranik has been named a recipient of the “Maura Women of Helping Woman” Award by the Texas Women’s Foundation, a CW39’s “Remarkable Woman” Finalist, and an “Enterprising Woman of the Year.” She has also been honored by Women in the Fast Lane of STEAM, the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and has received the “Daily Point of Light” Award. Rani Puranik has also been named one of the “Top 30 Influential Women” of Houston, a “Top Leading Women in Energy” by the Houston Business Journal, and “Business Woman of the Year” by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston. She has shared her leadership wisdom through numerous media appearances and publications, including Bloomberg TV’s “The American Dream,” Voyage Houston, Women Mean Business, Global Influence Magazine, Oil Woman Magazine, and more.

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Education and Background

Rani received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Pune in India before launching her first business, Integral Search for Harmony through Art (ISHA), which gave underserved, overlooked girls in India a platform and a voice. She served as the CEO for nearly two decades, acting as the principal choreographer, program designer, and mentor. After returning to Houston, she earned her MBA in finance from Rice University at age 40, which enabled her to lead WOM to the next level of success.

Outside of the business environment, Rani is a classically trained vocalist, musician, dancer, and certified yoga instructor. She wears many hats on any given day, but is most proud to be a mother of two grown daughters and two rescued dogs. In her free time, Rani enjoys scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with family.

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Co-Owner and Global CFO of Houston-based Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM), Rani Puranik, thrives at leading innovation, empowering others, and inspiring collaboration. Contact us for more info or to book Rani as a Keynote Business Speaker.