I’m a self-confessed foodie, king of the kitchen, wannabe anthropologist, technology evangelist, curious, inquisitive & experimental entrepreneur and an adrenaline junkie. Love spending time with my wife & two young children and faulty KitKats that consist purely of solid chocolate.

Experience

  • Investor

    at Multiple Companies

    December 2017 - at Present

    New Delhi - Delhi

    Interest in Fintech, Gaming & Emerging Technologies Advisor and Mentor

  • Chief Business Officer

    at PivotRoots

    October 2016 - March 2018

    New Delhi - Delhi

    Strategy & Growth Hacker for the organization.

  • Designated Partner

    at DigiLands LLP (Acquired by PivotRoots)

    February 2012 - September 2016

    New Delhi - Delhi

    DigiLands LLP is a talented and agile team that eats, sleeps and drinks all things digital. A team of entrepreneurs and seasoned professionals who know what it takes to build and scale business in today’s competitive landscape. We take great ideas, put together all the key ingredients of people, technology, strategy, marketing & money to build these out into real companies that can disrupt and own their categories. Being a dedicated Customer Connect Company, we are always looking for ways to magnify brand engagement, a goal that’s brilliantly supported by our umbrella of digital brands. We are specialists in Missed Call Campaigns, Mobile Marketing, Lead Generation, Email Marketing, Cloud Hosting, Cloud Telephony, Content Marketing and Online Publishing – and the list is constantly growing. It’s safe to say that we eat, sleep and drink all things digital, and that is why we are constantly looking for innovative ways to get the most out of the ever-changing digital ecosystem.

  • Vice President & Head Acquisition - Wealth Advisory and Investment Services

    at Edelweiss Securities Limited

    May 2011 - August 2011

    Mumbai - Mahārāshtra

    Key Highlights: - Manage wide range of products including Equity Accounts, Wealth Management Accounts, Structured Products, Fixed Income, Loan against securities (Equities, Mutual Funds), Margin trade finance (MTF), IPO Finance, Promoter finance & ESOP Finance - Identify, define, execute the top priorities & sales activities with a robust tracking process on an ongoing basis that lead to acquisition of PCG, HNWI & Ultra HNWI through direct and alternate channel. - Managed CXO level interfacing & relationship management to drive business objectives - Develop & retain top performing team and set up processes for seamless acquisition & servicing of HNI clients - Chief innovator for creating new channels and avenues for HNI client capture (Ashvin Gidwani Productions – HNI Focused Channel, Dun & Bradstreet Channel, Corporate Channel, Participation in Sports Events)

  • Sr. Vice President & Head Alternate & Branch Channel - NBFC

    at HSBC InvestDirect (India) Limited

    January 2008 - May 2010

    Mumbai - Mahārāshtra

    - Managed loan against securities (Equities, Mutual Funds), Margin trade finance (MTF), IPO Finance, Promoter finance & ESOP Finance products. - Explored potential markets, conceptualized & developed competent strategy and appointed distribution channel partners to ensure penetration in select geographical areas - Developed & maintained business relationships with various business heads for collaborating sales efforts. - Involved in strategic vision & implementation, identified market needs, mapped organization strengths, articulated branding, defined service offerings, oriented & directed business development and delivered structure & processes.

  • Zonal Manager (Secured Assets) - North

    at ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

    September 2004 - February 2008

    New Delhi - Delhi

    - Managed entire products range of Mortgages (Home Loans & Loan against Property), Auto Loans, Loan against Securities (Shares & Mutual Funds), Loan against FDs. Cross Sell: CASA, Insurance & Mutual Funds - Formulated need-based Business Plans & Strategies for maximizing profitability & revenue generation to accomplish organizational goals - Steered up business development efforts for generating profitable revenue for Secured Assets & Cross sell of Insurance & Investments products. - Closely worked with the Private Banking Team for their customers infrastructure investments decisions - Coordinated with SME, HNI Clients, Private Equity Investors, Private Banking Clients, Chartered Accountants, VGVP Relationship Managers, Investment Bankers

  • Area Sales Manager

    at ICICI Bank Ltd.

    April 2000 - August 2004

    Karnāl - Haryāna

    - Responsible for achieving pre-defined sales target of Asset Products ranging from Homes Loans, Loans against Properties, Plot Loans and Discounting of Lease Rentals, NRP, etc. - Developing the branch starting from establishment of infrastructure to resolution of legal issues and appointing Channel Partners & Direct Sales Team for penetrating the inner markets in the region of Haryana/Punjab.

Education

  • Financial Modeling & Investment Banking

    at The Wallstreet School

    2016 - 2016 (1 year) New Delhi - Delhi

  • MBA/PGDM

    at Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

    1998 - 2000 (2 years) New Delhi - Delhi

  • B.Com (Hons)

    at Shri Ram College of Commerce

    1995 - 1998 (3 years) New Delhi - Delhi

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Languages

  • English Native

  • Hindi Native

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