Assim Gupta

Assim Gupta

CEO at Brown Deck Innovations
Los Altos, United States

Summary

20+ Years Tech Industry experience. Successful entrepreneur with 2 successful exits. Innovation and operational experience with leading tech companies like Apple, Google, LinkedIn, Oracle and Facebook. Board Member with several high tech startups as well as Investor Groups.

Skills
Languages
  • English - Native

Positions

Founder, CEO
CloseLoop Inc.
United States
May 2013 - Present (4 years 6 months)
Closeloop challenges the current paradigms of seeking help and assistance using mobile and cloud - it enables organizations to increase efficiency with real-time, mobile alerts from multiple constituents. It is a comprehensive web and mobile based message routing workflow platform for a 360 degrees interaction with a built in feedback, response and reporting mechanism. There is also a complete SDK for bolt-on apps with published APIs and web services. There are use cases for several industries (healthcare, retail, ecommerce, hospitality) as well as for public and social sector.
Chairperson, Software Committee
Keiretsu Forum
United States
November 2011 - Present (6 years)
Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. It provides its members a network of capital, resources and deal flow with 39 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities including startups in social sector.
CEO/ Founder
Los Altos, United States
October 2010 - Present (7 years 1 month)
Senior level product strategy, technology and software consulting for startups and leading technology companies.
Founder/ CEO
Piktonik Inc.
United States
July 2009 - October 2011 (2 years 3 months)
Technology products for professional photographers. Identified, designed and launched three revenue-generating SaaS products by interviewing more than 400 photographers. Launched regular weekly releases over a period of 18 months to more than 1800 customers. Successful exit - sale to a coalition of biggest customers.
Director - PMO, Support
VMware
United States
May 2006 - December 2009 (3 years 7 months)
○ Structured and managed an agile (SCRUM) enabled program management office (PMO) for Global BizApps team. Managed IT projects portfolio with a budget of $22 Mn and delivered several software and IT projects with high levels of business and technical complexity. Created complex solutions using Oracle Financials suite of products and custom web tools.
○ Hired, mentored and managed a team of 25 cross-functional experts, team managers and program managers across multiple geos.
○ Also created the company’s first-ever cross-functional and business flows based support team. Reduced open issues by 70% and average time to resolution by 50%.
Director - Product Management, PMO
Oracle
United States
September 2001 - November 2005 (4 years 2 months)
○ Worked with CRM Online Team and provided Oracle CRM software as a hosted service (SaaS model).
○ Worked with the Industry Solutions Team and created packaged solutions for industry specific business processes (Business Flows Accelerators). Delivered market ready products in record times. The BFAs are more than $100Mn business for Oracle.
○ Created and managed a PMO team for delivering a portfolio of inter-related projects. These templates and methodologies were used by several client-facing consulting and delivery teams. Contributed extensively to the Application Implementation Methodology (Oracle AIM).
○ Also created an offshore team of 90 engineers, product managers and analysts to supplement the team in Redwood Shores.
Visiting Faculty (MBA Program) - Entrepreneurship / Product Management
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
United States
January 2004 - April 2004 (3 months)
Business Process Analyst
SGI
United States
August 1998 - July 1999 (11 months)
Played several leadership roles regarding the operations, enhancements, modifications and monitoring of Order to Cash business flow.
Product Manager
Essar
India
August 1996 - July 1998 (1 year 11 months)
Owned and championed several value added telecom services products. Recognized for giving valuable inputs on overall product strategy as well as tactical execution.

Education

Advanced Project Management Certificate

Stanford University
2015 - 2016 (1 year)
Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate blends academic theory with the real-life processes, tools, management skills, and methodologies of IPS Learning (IPS) to empower individuals to become more effective leaders and team members and to strategically manage projects, programs, and portfolios.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)International Marketing & Finance GradeSumma cum laude equivalent

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
1994 - 1996 (2 years)

Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) Electronics and Computer Science GradeSumma cum laude equivalent

Punjab Engineering College
1989 - 1993 (4 years)

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