Pradeep Gopi

Senior Director at UST Global

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Summary
Campus Hiring Leadership : team building & mentoring Business Strategy Formulation Global Human Resources Management Recruitment/Retention Employee Engagement Performance Management Training
Alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore
20 years’ experience across multiple functions: Human Resources, Business Operations, Business Strategy, Client Relationship & Solutions Delivery.
Also, a failed Entrepreneur.
Experience

Senior Director at UST Global

Apr 2017 - Present

1) Responsible for implementing Corporate-level strategic initiatives towards the Organization's Vision 2020 (includes specific targets for Revenue, EBITDA and some larger goals that the company stands for). 2) Responsible for Enabling the new-business (sales) team for a particular region in North America. My expertise in "Encounter Design" (ie designing the most appropriate narrative for a new prospect, and effectively articulating UST's value proposition) is leveraged to significantly increase the probability of deal closure 3) Responsible for Enabling the Client Executives (front-end sales people) by coaching & mentoring them remotely. This was an innovative concept to scale the sales team at optimal cost. The concept has been working very effectively.

Vice President - HR at Robosoft Technologies

Dec 2015 - Apr 2017

Global Head of HR for 3 group companies: a) Robosoft Technologies (a pioneer in mobile app development ) b) 99Games (a leading mobile -game development company) c) Global Delight (a highly-rated company in the audio-video app space) Was responsible for providing leadership in: 1) Recruitment (mostly in India, US & UK) 2) Performance Management (introduced KRA-based goal-setting for all senior people, and ensured objective & rigorous performance assessment & feedback for senior people) 3) Employee Engagement (Introduced a number of programs to listen to the employees and address their basic concerns thereby improving employee engagement significantly. Attrition fell from 30% to 10%) 5) HR operations (Defined & implemented formal HR policies in key areas. Ensured timely roll-out of incentives, salary increments & promotions)

AVP & Head-HR at SunTec Business Solutions

Aug 2011 - Nov 2015

As the Global Head of HR, was responsible for providing leadership in: 1) Recruitment (mostly in India, US & UK) 2) Performance Management (introduced well-structured models for goal-setting & performance evaluation at all levels) 3) Competency Management (Defined competency requirements for all key roles, did objective assessments, and introduced competency development plans to bridge the gaps) 4) Employee Engagement (Introduced various innovative programs to measure & improve employee engagement & retention) 5) HR operations (Streamlined HR operations to ensure data integrity, statutory compliance, and timely roll-out of incentives, salary increments & promotions)

CEO at ThousanDreams Learning Center

Dec 2007 - Aug 2011

Established a Learning Center for assessing and developing employability of college graduates. Formulated a unique methodology for employability development through experiential learning. Focused on skill development more than knowledge-building. Successfully empowered more than 1,500 graduates and post-graduates from various streams. Could not build this into a financially viable organization. Hence wound up the business after 3 years.

Advisory Consultant at UST Global

Apr 2002 - Dec 2007

During this 6-year period, handled responsibilities like: 1) Leadership Development (based on a model taught by Prof Ram Charan) 2) Strategic Recruitment (including relationships with over 100 colleges) 3) Account Management & Delivery Management (for two Fortune 500 companies) 4) Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (including budgeting, infra development, creation & reviews of dashboards)

Project Manager at Wipro Technologies

May 1999 - Sep 2001

Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing assignments in India and US Project Management, Business Analysis, Data Modeling, Data Warehouse Implementation

Software Engineer at Infosys Technologies

May 1996 - May 1997

Software Programming

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Management at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

May 1997 - Mar 1999

General Management

Bachelor of Technology at Indian Institute of Technology Madras

May 1992 - Apr 1996

Mechanical Engineering

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