Bharath Devanathan

CCO at Belong.co | Ex COO, Groupon APAC Emerging Markets

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Summary
Building Scalable B2C sites Organic Growth Consumer Internet
* A highly motivated individual with extensive experience in the internet / tech / ecommerce industry.
* Built Groupon India from inception to a multi million dollar company.
* Managed business and operations for Groupon APAC Emerging markets
* Experienced in building and scaling tech companies.
* Management and strategy consulting experience in market entry, business development, corporate strategy formulation
* Received company-wide "Superstar" award at Yahoo! for developing and executing a $9M (annual) cost saving initiative.
* Strong interest in creating, motivating and growing teams to achieve successful targets.


Experience

CCO at Belong.co

Jan 2017 - Present

Phenomenal things happen when the right people come together at the right time. Our goal at Belong is to make this happen

Angel Investor at Internet, Mobile, Tech startups

Aug 2014 - Present

Invest in early stage startups in the tech/internet/mobile space

Chief Operating Officer at Groupon APAC

May 2013 - Feb 2015

Managing the business and operations for APAC Emerging Markets Regions for Groupon, comprising India, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines. The region identifies the future growth region for Groupon, with over 245Mn Internet users, expected to grow to 400Mn by 2015

Chief Operating Officer at Groupon India

Mar 2011 - Feb 2015

Groupon.co.in is the Indian Unit of GROUPON Inc - the big daddy of Group Buying and the fastest growing company ever! Groupon India is all about ideas, tips and deals to experience your city! From the highest quality restaurants, spas, salons, fun zones and more to the latest gadgets in the market to the best travel destinations... at the best value for your money! We dont want to be a newspaper of deals and we dont want to sell you stuff that we ourselves wont buy. Instead we crave for your feedback. We will not be perfect 100% of the times, but we promise to listen and rectify!

Lead Associate / Project Manager at Booz & Company

Sep 2008 - Mar 2011

Negotiated a $300m. partnership between a Gulf country and leading European satellite operator Developed corporate group strategy for leading telecom operator in the Middle East with operations in over 18 countries. Performed competitive analysis, studied industry trends, evaluated scope expansion opportunities and defined 5 year roadmap Developed market entry strategy for a green field communication satellite company. Assessed competitive landscape, formulated value proposition, business plan and company valuation Developed market entry strategy for a FM radio station in the Middle East, including competitive analysis, advertising revenue opportunities, business plan and capital structure formulation Currently negotiating a business venture between a Gulf country and leading global telecom infrastructure services provider

Senior Manager, Yahoo Mail at Yahoo

Jun 2001 - Jun 2007

Formed and led 25 member team with representatives from operations, engineering and finance to re-architect Yahoo! Mail Developed relationships with three external storage vendors to identify technology gaps and devise storage solutions Drove corporate knowledge management initiative across three functional areas to share best practice storage solutions, resulting in building of a company-wide storage platform. Conducted extensive financial modeling and technical analysis to determine cost savings and ROI targets. Presented findings to the CTO, CPO and Head of Yahoo! Research and secured funds to launch cost saving project. Created and led an interdisciplinary team of 15 members (4 direct reports) to work on an email cost saving initiative totaling $20M Elaborated response strategy to a new entrant in the email market. Captured, modified and leveraged core Yahoo! Search technology into Yahoo! Mail offering.

Education

MBA at INSEAD

Jul 2007 - Jun 2008

General Management Degree

Computer Science at BMS College of Engineering

Nov 1996 - Apr 2000

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