My Story

My life philosophy: To inspire and support entrepreneurs and to accelerate growth. I think of myself as a “Growth Evangelist” – a catalyst for growth acceleration. I am fortunate to be one of those people with both brain hemispheres working actively and in collaboration. So I can think outside the box in extraordinary ways, often seeing the softer implications to analytical questions.

I was a book glutton growing up, and would deliciously consume every page in my father’s library. So it was, that at age 14 I stumbled upon the Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. A book that has had a profound impact on my life and my quest to remain idealistically original.

At a young age I was wedded to the idea of being an entrepreneur – building and creating beautiful businesses. After studying Economics at the LSE, I enjoyed a stint as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and with Dresdner Kleinwort. Although mind-numbingly exhausting, working in M&A gave me skills in financial analytics and modelling that are some of my greatest assets today.

An MBA from the London Business School provided the basis of my first couple of entrepreneurial ventures, and I built my expertise around E-commerce, digital marketing and organisational strategy.

Though my degrees may be essential to the career I have, I believe that without my passion, confidence and “go-give-em’” energy, I would be less successful. I have founded startups and I have worked at some of the largest e-commerce companies including Flipkart (India’s Amazon).

As I grew and excelled, the desire to contribute to other entrepreneurs’ growth kindled into a full-blown fire. I am now on the front lines to activate a new business generation that shuts down stereotypes, breaks the glass ceiling and shows the world who is boss. I do have a soft corner for female entrepreneurs – I can’t deny that 🙂

I remain an entrepreneur and a contributor. I use stories and examples to teach exciting and inspirational lessons about entrepreneurship and leadership. These lessons allow leaders to successfully grow and scale their businesses through active differentiation.

I believe in the Go-Giver philosophy of Bob Burg and am an ardent follower and teacher of his principles.

Some fun facts about me: I am 5 feet and one inches tall. The last one inch is important! I have been known to get lost in tall grass. Some people call me mutt crazy – and they may be right – I love dogs. Pero my golden retriever is waiting for the other four puppies I will get in the next couple of years

I am an Indian classical dancer – Kathak. I’m all about elegance and fluid lines. I am an adrenaline junkie – I love fast paced businesses and the sport variety too. I ski every year and I am a certified scuba diver. I like living on the edge