Saturday, January 13, 2007

Few words on me

This blog is for sharing ideas with professionals who deal with interesting problems in marketing, strategy and operations - in traditional and new economy internet businesses. It is not intended to be a marketing page for my accomplishments. But here is some of that anyway so that you know who I am and what makes me qualified to have thought provoking discussions.

I have a proven track record of building on-line businesses within large companies:

· Built direct to customer ecommerce business unit for and led growth to $125 mm
· Launched eCommerce channel for Kinko’s and integrated with stores to reach web sales to $200 mm
· Conceptualized and launched two new on-line marketplace ventures each growing to >50 mm units
· Identified and delivered to clients $200 mm savings through deal negotiations & spend management

I have experience as a business lead, functional lead and a consultant:

· P&L Management experience of $100mm+ business unit
· Functional Lead in Marketing, Strategy, and Operations
· Management consulting and strategic services to a broad clientele

I offer expertise in key areas of strategy, marketing and operations:

· Strategy: Corporate Strategy, Functional Strategies of Markets/Product/Pricing/Channels/Sales
· Marketing: Marketing Mix, On-line/Off-line/Direct Marketing, Web-User Experience, Branding, Promotion
· Internet: e-Commerce, On-line Advertising, Search/Match, Social Networking, eMarketplace, eProcurement

I held several leadership positions in leading companies:

· VP & General Manager, eCommerce Channels, Monster.Com
· Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Standard Register
· Sr. Director, Product Management -eCommerce Integration, Kinko’s
· Strategy Management Consultant, Mitchell Madison Group
· Technology and Hi-Tech Marketing at Honeywell, EMRC

I offer intellectual prowess and advanced academic credentials:

· MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management
· MS and M.Eng. University of California, Berkeley
· B.Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

...and I am a:

· ‘Big Picture’ visionary yet ‘hands-on’ detail orientation
· Collaborative team player yet highly focused on results
· High energy, self-starter, life loving, ambitious, not intimidated

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