NMIMS University2012 - 2015
Bachelor in Business Administration
Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics
2010 - 2012
12th grade - 86.67%
Thakur Public School
2004 - 2010
10th grade - 91.43%
2015 - Present • 3 Years
CO-Founder & CEO
"The Bond between a Man and his Machine"
Valve is an organisation that serves as an umbrella solution for all automotive enthusiasts through various innovative products and services, which are spread across three different sectors - Media, Events and Retail.
It consists of an online content portal which connects the automotive community and provides all the latest jazz from the industry through an entertaining route, not just an informative one.
Events serve as a meeting ground for the community and provides a platform for the ever growing culture.
The upcoming Retail portal consists of products and custom merchandise, such as clothing apparel, home and personal accessories, designed specifically for the niche audience of automotive enthusiasts.
In the media
Neptune Paper Company,
Jun 2017 - Dec 2018
Sales and Business Development
Neptune Paper Company is a 52 year old business in the Paper and Packaging industry of India owned and managed by my family.
I started off with an overhaul of the operations in warehouse and maintaining a new system to record the inventory. This was followed by a research about various kinds of paper available in the packaging industry, with the costs and product applications for different paper grades and quality.
Later, I moved my focus entirely to Sales and Marketing. Order fulfilment for current clients, finding new clients for the business and building better relationships with the suppliers have been an integral role of the job. The work included handling some clients for export to Japan, China and a few other countries, along with the company partner. Although, the major focus has been on selling to clients within India for domestically produced as well as imported paper.
2015 - 2017 • 2 Years
Promoter at Valve Autotainment
Promoted the company Valve Autotainment along with Jhunjhunwala family.
4 Minute Mile,
2014 - 2014 • Less than a years
Strategic Alliances and Business Development
Worked as a part of the CMO's immediate team.
The job profile was broadly classified into two activities -
- Forming Strategic Alliances and designing B2B marketing plans.
- Business Development and finding new clients for the company.
Personally been involved in creating partnerships between two or more organisations which results in a long-term mutually beneficial relationship.
Worked towards building strong connections with new clients. For existing clients, we worked out various alliances and deals specific to their marketing needs and requirements.
Our team had been handling clients like Triumph motorcycles, Harley-Davidson, renowned production houses and entertainment companies and numerous restaurants and pubs in Mumbai
135 Tech Labs,
Jun 2013 - Nov 2013 • 6 Months
Incharge of Marketing Operations in Mumbai, for the social and utility application - "Hangoutt" by 135 Tech Labs. Worked with the CMO of the company.
Took care of complete social media marketing, local level publicity, handling collaborations with corporates. Formed and Headed different marketing partnerships with National Level Inter-College Cultural Festivals.
May 2013 - Jun 2013 • 2 Months
Business Developement Assistant
Worked in the Business Development Team under direct guidance of the Mumbai operations President and Vice President.
- Increasing the number of clients for the company
- Building a network of Sub-brokers under the company's franchise model
- Selling the specialized software for trading, called RupeeSeed, which is used by professional brokers and traders
- Account Management and Handling the existing clients of the company
Feb 2011 - Aug 2011 • 7 Months
Graphic Designer for various posters, collaterals and advertising and promotional hoardings, banners, etc. Included both - Digital as well as Print media designing.
Worked on the distribution of environment friendly Recycled books in various schools. The books were made from recycled Tetra Pak waste by Daman Ganga Paper mill (Vapi).
Delivered presentations to high school students to increase awareness for usage of recycled products.
Organized an educational trip for school students to show them the working of a recycling paper manufacturing unit.
2013 • Poverty Alleviation
Aarambh Marathon - By Social Responsibility Forum
Organized a marathon, in association with a renowned Indian NGO, Make A Difference, where all the proceeds were used for the education of under privileged children.
I have personally been responsible for Marketing of the event and designing the hoardings, brochures and PR kit.
Teacher and Mentor
2012 – 2013 • 1 year Education
Ummeed - Teaching Program
Ummeed is a year - long teaching program that involves personal interaction of the mentor with a small group of students. It is managed by the Social Responsibility Forum of NMIMS.
There is a pre-defined set of subjects and topics that needs to be taught, but apart from that, we understand the children individually and depending on their interests and likes or any other problem areas in their education or personal life, we tailor the program in a way which helps the student in all ways and gives him/her an opportunity and a helping hand to propel his/her growth - mentally, physically and psychologically.
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw
Keynote and Prezi
Personal sKills and Strengths
With an experience of over 5 years in the subsequent domains, my core competencies include - Marketing, Sales and Business Development.
Management is my forte.
Being the founder of Valve Autotainment and running the company with over 20 people in the workforce, I acquired and developed various Management skills that include -
Problem - solving
Strategizing, Ideation and Planning
Resources, People and Event management.
Headed the teams of designers, content writers, photographers and cinematographers, event managers, Marketing and PR professionals.
"Perfection" is the one word that I keep chasing through my work. I'm always determined to walk that extra mile to turn something from good to the best.
Being a self taught designer and a practitioner for 7 years, I have an eye for good design. Also, I'm a huge fan and follower of clean and minimalistic design. I appreciate art in every form, and love devoting my time to creating something new. Innovation is a mandate in today's world and I personally find it very interesting and enjoyable to innovate at every single step - be it a product, process or a service.
Finding problems and curating solutions is something I'm truly passionate about. It fuels my need to create and innovate and brings the fun factor in my work. This is the biggest reason I love to keep working on new projects.
One of my biggest strengths is - Networking and building strong connections. Any job that involves talking to people is a child's play for me. From what I've noticed over the years, I can proudly say that I'm a quick learner, I can grasp information and memorise quickly, and adjust well to the surroundings.
I staunchly believe in being a Generalist, rather than a Specialist. I'd always prefer to be really good at multiple things rather than being the best at one and sucking at others. This approach allows for a holistic growth through all aspects of my personal and professional life.