Disruptive Innovator, Entrepreneur in the luxury space.
Having done Product Development for 2 of the Fortune 100, and led several product launches, I understand the problems often faced by marketeers in developing and launching innovative products. I can also help with market research methodologies to test for product-concept fit, cannibalization by existing products, product quality, customer satisfaction, post-launch success of marketing initiatives etc.
I have a broad work experience in India, & the U.S. across different industries - Biotech, Medical Devices, Foods & Beverages, Management Consulting, Luxury & Jewelry with both MNCs and start-ups. I have also studied & lived in the U.S. & Spain and mentored students at various levels, as well as professionals from around the world on career choices, moves and networking.
Through my education in science & business (finance), I have come to appreciate the need to accurately assess businesses from both technical and commercial perspectives, and have successfully completed over 100 assessments for employers and clients.
A combination of knowledge gained in my MBA, a lifetime spent around Govt. officers & development professionals, & work done to assess the Non-market environment (political, social, legal) affecting the firm, and advise CEOs, COOs and Boards of Directors, I am extremely familiar with contemporary issues faced by different stakeholders that affect the firm.
I have built a successful BD program for J&J Medical in India, including setting-up decision making processes for innovation & product development. I have expertise in uncovering unmet needs of customers and designing portfolio pipelines.
Having worked on over 10 deals valuing over $50 million, I am also adept at deal sourcing, planning, financial valuations, scenario planning, due diligence processes, project management, intellectual property, and drafting terms, and contracts.
I worked with Dhruv when I was a postdoc at Northwestern. Dhruv is a warm human being who was always ready to help someone out when the need was there. He showed an interest in a wide range of topics and displayed a willingness to delve into the subject matter to gain a better understanding of the topic. He worked long hours to complete his experiments succesfully. I enjoyed working with Dhruv, especially our scientific discussion that, I think, expanded both our horizons.
In his role at PepsiCo, Dhruv was proficient in managing multi-category requirements very efficiently. He keeps a broad perspective & has an eye-for-detail,at the same time. High quality soft skills.
I worked with Dhruv for a few years at Oregon Medical Laser Center. Within that short timeframe, he established himself as an extremely bright and detailed-oriented individual. He is keenly inquisitive in his research and methodical with his approach, making him a natural scientist.
What I enjoyed most while working with Dhruv was his camaraderie and enthusiasm. He is dependable and an encouragement to those around him. He works seamlessly and effectively as an individual contributor, yet fully embraces the value of teamwork.
I know that Dhruv has grown and matured throughout the years through his continued education. He possesses tremendous potential to go far in his career, being able to draw from his deep interpersonal skills and wide breadth of knowledge and know-how. I have no reservations in giving Dhruv my full recommendation to any institution/person. He will be a wonderful addition and valuable asset to any team he joins.
I have known Dhruv since early 2000. Dhruv and I evaluated the business opportunities in India together and possibilities to build Indian-Finnish collaboration. Dhruv was innovative partner and also very trustworthy person to work with. Our collaboration continues even after changing positions and jobs.
Dhruv was involved in actively supporting our business to bring new products to the market. He is extremely collaborative and is an excellent team player. Dhruv has added huge value through his ability to relate strategic thinking to real business opportunities. Wish Dhruv great success in all his future endeavours
Dhruv is a great team player. He has got strong managerial skills but also has great aptitude for technology and engineering aspects. I worked with him on couple of projects in the area of emerging technologies and found him very committed, result driven and methodical in approach. Dhruv welds innovation, engineering and management together, as seamlessly as three experts are working collectively. I wish him all the very best for his future endeavors.
In role which involved complex cross departmental and cross cultural team work, he drew extensively on his locla and global exposure and business and technical strengths. Dhruv has a keen sense of identifying and developing new value propositions which is a significant plus for any NBD, NPD organization. His skill sets can suit a large corporate group as well as VC and startup environment. It's been a pleasure working with Dhruv.
Druv was one of my most active students in my "Entrepreneurial Finance" class at IE Business School in 2011. He struck me as competent, intelligent, motivated and highly enjoyable, with strong social skills.
I had the pleasure to teach Dhruv during his MBA studies. He attended two of my courses: “Fundamentals of Marketing” and “Services Marketing and Customer Strategy”. Dhruv was an excellent student: smart, hardworking, with excellent attitude and and a great team worker. He clearly enjoyed the subject and had deep knowledge of marketing strategies and practices. I recommend him without reservations.
“Dhruv has been a pleasure to be associated with and always presents a "POSITIVE" approach to all his challenges.
I have high regard for Dhruv's friendship. It is indeed a pleasure being a part of Dhruv's professional network as he is a great person to network with, and I highly recommend him.
Dhruv is a highly energetic professional who adds tremendous value to every relationship he makes with others. He has formed tremendous relationship among consumer research team at PepsiCo, whom team would love to have. Dhruv has an over all great attitude towards helping others in need, he is never too busy to lend a helping hand.
His honesty and integrity surpass the expectations I have when looking for a business manager, patient, extremely detail oriented and always full of ideas - I fully enjoyed working with him and strongly recommend him moving forward. He will be an asset wherever she goes.”