Raman

Name

Raman

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Gloucester

Big Business Experience

Oracle

O2

Small Business Experience

Cotham Technologies

Alacrity Foundation

Summary

Raman is a seasoned C-Level executive with board level experience imparting over 25 years’ experience in technology companies. Key areas of focus include harnessing innovation, market and product strategy, business development, leadership and creating immense value for customers and partners.

A forward-looking entrepreneur with a unique combination of technological, commercial and management skills. The ability to assess vantage points and make sound business decisions, transferable into a variety of industry sectors and technology paradigms. A strategic thinker and respected leader with an entrepreneurial drive possessing the business acumen to create success in mature and disruptive technology market ventures.

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration – Henley Business School – 2000
  • Professional Diploma in Management – Henley Business School – 1997
  • BSc Physics – University of Bristol – 1987

Key areas of Expertise

  • Business strategy review development and planning
  • New Product/Market introduction processes
  • Business development and sales
  • Product Management and Marketing Channel Development
  • Entrepreneurship training and mentoring
  • Commercial Agreements – software licensing, support, OEM, reseller
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Organisational setup and operational management
  • Building personal relationships, business partnerships and commercial alliances
  • Mentoring, advising supporting

Experience

Raman has over 25 years’ experience of creating value and delivering business objectives in dynamic technology environments. He brings a wealth of experience and talent across a broad range of disciplines including sales, business development, marketing, product management, finance and operational management.  He combines strong commercial skills with excellent technical acumen to deliver sustained revenue and growth for organisations.

He has a track record of success in senior management and COO/CEO positions including board level representation. He has the entrepreneurial flair to help start-up companies prosper. Key attributes include;

  • Presenting board reports and advising at board level
  • Defining and transitioning corporate strategy into the design and execution of an effective operational model
  • Developing relationships and traction with SME and global companies and creating effective eco-systems
  • Generating year on year revenue growth and business value
  • Negotiating and closing contracts with customers and partners
  • Instigating corporate policies, contracts and systems to improve efficiencies and productivity
  • Establishing executive teams and key employees
  • Market positioning with influential technology industry analyst firms Ovum, Forrester and Gartner
  • Spinning out start-up companies