Thanks for the interest to know about me.
“Transforming Ideas into Results“.
✓ Inspire vision, direction & action around new business initiatives
✓ Passionate about Internet & Technology solving everyday problems
My journey to become a successful Entrepreneur started as an ambition when i was in 10th grade and has taken me through a road, in which, I met and worked with great people who will always inspire me. The opportunity to become an entrepreneur came along, when I started ecomZera to pursue opportunities in ecommerce.
We have come a long way from our garage kind of start-up in Hyderabad, India since May 2005. As Co-founder & CEO of ecomZera (delivering ecommerce platforms and Web Applications based on open source technology) 5 years, the business grew and it spun off into new entities.
Gifting Inc which is into International Gift Delivery service delivering to more than 180 countries across the world was spun off and I continued as the CEO and built a service delivering to 12K+ cities across 100+ countries, used by 500K+ satisfied customers. Successfully leveraged technology, improved operational productivity, unified disparate marketing developments, optimizing capital requirements to maintain a healthy bottom line. Also, brought in investors as at various growth stages.
OTHER VENTURES I worked on are:
- Sona Foods, Ethnic Biscuit Manufacturers & Distributors, 2018-19
- Digiallies, a Digital marketing agency, 2013
- Irelays, International relay service for gifts, 2009-13
- ecomZera, Technology service provider, 2009-13
To keep myself fresh in thoughts and perspectives, I do Growth Consulting in Internet Retail, ecommerce Technologies, Digital Marketing and Global Business Development.
Being a believer in LEAN business model & cohesive teamwork; have managed varied size, multi-purpose, and cross functional teams. Used outsourcing models, virtual teams effectively to drive results
I understand that i have covered a small distance in my journey and have a long way to go.
Prior to this, I worked as Business Head to another startup and helped it grow. I should say, i was – “Bitten by the bug of ecommerce” working there.
I am an MBA from Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and also Bachelors in Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from University College of Engineering, Osmania University.
I am passionate about:
Books I read few books but live by them, once i like it (i read mostly non-fiction and don’t read a book until somebody recommends it to me)
Entrepreneurship: For me, Vivekananda Quote says it all – “Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future.”
eCommerce: It is combination of Business & Technology that makes ecommerce very interesting to me. ecommerce market is at a nascent stage & has many niche areas to work on.
Digital Marketing Digital Communication has changed the way we live and therefore, has to be understood & practised. I experiment with lot of Digital Marketing strategies as the field is nascent and provides unlimited opportunities
Global Business Development World is becoming smaller by the day, and presence across the globe is no more a choice. “Think Global and Act Local” is something i practise day in and day out.