We bring to you the latest edition of Movers and Shakers of this week.
Livspace Appoints Kartikeya Bhandari As CMO
Bengaluru-based Livspace, end-to-end home design and decor startup, has appointed Kartikeya Bhandari as its first-ever Chief Marketing Officer.
An IIM alum, Bhandari has an industry experience of more than 11 years. Formerly, he worked as Flipkart’s Senior Marketing Director, where he led the marketing strategy and launch of the Flipkart’s prolific ‘Big Billion Day’ campaign. Before Flipkart, he has worked with Nokia in multiple Sales and Marketing roles in both India and Finland locations.
In his new role, Kartikeya will lead Livspace’s overall brand, marketing and lead generation, as the company is geared to enter its next phase of expansion. His tasks will be to build on the company’s success and spearhead its evolution into a global brand.
Prajwalita Borah Joins 91Mobiles As AVP
Gurugram-based gadget discovery website 91mobiles.com appoined Prajwalita Borah as AVP – Marketing and Business Development.
With over 10 years experience in marketing and content, Borah has earlier worked with Snapdeal, CEB (now Gartner) and McKinsey & Co. At Snapdeal, she was heading B2B communication and was responsible for managing the brand voice of the company across seller touch points.
In her new role at 91Mobiles, Borah will work with Nitin Mathur, cofounder, 91mobiles to execute marketing programmes that will help drive competitive advantage. She will also contribute actively in establishing 91Mobiles as the most preferred site for gadget enthusiasts.
91mobiles caters to tech-savvy online users, helping them with an in-depth review and pre-purchase research in the smartphone space, and is currently used by over 8 Mn people every month.
Flock Appoints Sam Mallikarjunan As Chief Revenue Officer
US and India-based team messaging and collaboration platform Flock has appointed Sam Mallikarjunan as Chief Revenue Officer.
Mallikarjunan comes with an experience of over 10 years in building businesses and has earlier worked as Head of Growth for HubSpot Labs, based in Boston, and a HubSpot Marketing Fellow. He has also taught Advanced Digital Marketing, Innovation Management, and SaaS strategy to senior executives at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education and the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business.
In his new role, Mallikarjunan will be responsible for driving the global market engagement, expansion and for channelizing revenue operations for Flock both globally and in India. With his appointment, Flock looks to strengthen its foothold in the already existing markets around the world.
Flock has recently streamlined its business operations with Bengaluru being its engineering hub and Mumbai becoming a centre for the company’s sales and marketing efforts.
Anand Kalvey Joins EBTL As Chief Growth Officer
Delhi-based home automation company EBTL appointed Anand Kalvey as the Chief Growth Officer for the company.
Kalvey has more than two decades of experience in the global industry and possesses domain expertise in various fields of operations, technology and engineering, learning and development, HSE, supply chain, subcontractor management, operational support to sales, people management, and HR.
In his new role, Kalvey will spearhead the strategic planning to accelerate the growth of the company through customer acquisition in both B2B and B2C market segments.
EBTL envisions the enormous potential for Automation in the Residential, Commercial and Hospitality sector. A little has been achieved in Automation, EBTL aims to be a leading Brand for bringing technology to the life of a common man.
DigitalOcean Appoints Barry Cooks As Chief Technology Officer
Bengaluru-based cloud for developing modern apps DigitalOcean appointed Barry Cooks as chief technology officer.
Cooks comes with over 20 years experience in software, systems and product development. In his last role, he was working as vice president of R&D, cloud operations products at VMware. He was earlier senior vice president of products, engineering and support at Virtual Instruments, and director of engineering at Sun Microsystems.
In his new role, Cooks will oversee the company’s overall product direction and development and will lead the engineering, product and infrastructure teams.
DigitalOcean is the cloud of choice for developers around the world to create modern applications. It has a community of more than 3.5 Mn developers and a global network of data centres to focus on open source and simplicity to allow developers and their teams to spend more time on innovation instead of managing complex infrastructure.
Stay tuned for the next week’s edition of Movers and Shakers of the week!