Head Of Strategy

  • Experienced strategy, partnerships, and investment professional with a proven track record of success in venture capital, investment banking, and startup management. Expertise in investment research, execution, financial modeling, portfolio management, strategy, partnerships, and growth. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Work Experience:
    • Head of Strategy & Business, Polytrade (Oct 2022 - Current)
      • Led the company's fundraising and investor relations efforts in equity, token, and credit
      • Developed and implemented strategy, partnerships, processes, marketing, and org building
      • Led special projects including securing AA credit rating from S&P port-co Credora, setting up treasury and reporting processes, marketplace launch, and partnerships with Mastercard, Chainlink, Polygon, Defactor, Goldfinch, and Large Banks among others
    • Co-Founder, TRU-V (Jul 2019 - Sep 2022)
      • Founded and scaled TRU-V to $750K in sales with ~20% net profit margin in under 12 months of operation
      • Secured marquee B2B deals such as the Indian Medical Association (official national medical body), GSK, Sneider, and Suzuki
      • Grew the TRU-V team to 4 managers & 8 employees and set up a manufacturing facility in Delhi, India
      • Built and scaled other mini e-commerce private label brands in sports, beauty, home, baby categories in the UAE, KSA, Singapore
    • Venture Capital Associate (Fellow), Kalaari Capital (Mar 2018 - Jul 2019)
      • Sourced, evaluated, funded, and managed tech-first investments from seed to series B
      • Supported the board and founders on strategic market analysis, creating business plans, crafting the company's narrative, and targeting investors
      • Built fund's investment thesis in Fintech, DeepTech, Artificial Intelligence, eComm, & Web3
      • Published reports: Fintech, Logistics
    • Investment Banking Analyst, J.P. Morgan (Jul 2014 - Nov 2017)
      • Led a team of 2 analysts in the diversified industrials Asia team, supporting industrial companies in M&A, Equity, and debt opportunities in the public and private markets
      • Delivered detailed pitchbooks, financial models, sales memos, business plans, covenant analyses, and investment memorandums
      • Performed valuation analysis using DCF, trading and transaction comps, SOTP
      • Worked on the $200M Vietjet IPO
      • Was the lead debt capital analyst on 15+ debt transactions with a combined deal value of $8B+
  • Education:
    • B.Tech. Industrial Eng., Delhi College of Engineering (Top 10 Eng. College in India) (First Class) (2014)
    • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I Cleared (First Attempt) (2015)
    • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) (336 / 340 (~780/800 on GMAT)) (2019)
  • Other Achievements:
    • Winner, J.P. Morgan Deal Incubator (Dec 2015 - Jan 2016)
    • Technology Enthusiast & Learner (Feb 2023 - Current)
    • Certifications - Deep Learning Specialization, Machine Learning, IBM Blockchain Developer, Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1)
    • Crypto / Web3 Mentor, Author & Investor (Aug 2017 - Current)

Experience: 9 years

Yearly salary: $200,000

Hourly rate: $0

Nationality: 🇮🇳 India

Residency: 🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates


Period Title Company
2022 - Head of Strategy Polytrade
2018 - 2022 Co-founder TRU-V
2017 - 2018 Venture Capital Investment Assocaite Kalaari Capital
2014 - 2017 Investment Banking Analyst J.P. Morgan
2014 - 2017 Investment Banking Analyst J.P. Morgan