Sharad Thakur

Chief Business Officer at The American Swan Lifestyle Company Private Limited

Gurgaon, India

Startup Consultancy Strategy & Operations Marketing Mix Supply Chain Consulting Business & Operations Growth Strategies Production Managment General Management Investor Presentations
A dynamic, result oriented senior management professional with extensive experience in building, running and scaling up start-ups.

Demonstrated experience in scaling up a Management Consultancy business, launching a premium and luxury e-Commerce portal across Asia Pacific, launching an online virtual Pre-Paid Gift Card (semi-closed loop) for International and Indian luxury brands, and driving a premium online fast fashion and lifestyle brand onto the path to profitability.

Proven expertise in Business Concept and Strategy formulations, Strategic Execution, Profit Centre Operations, Growth Hacking, Product Development, Product Management, Category Management, Marketing Communications, Market Expansion, Business Development, Negotiations, Investor Pitch, Customer Relationship Management, Luxury Products and Services, Customer Insights, and working towards enhancing organisational value and performance

Specialties: Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, P&L Management, Branding, Business Development, Negotiation, E-Commerce, Pre Paid e-Wallets and Gift Cards, Result-oriented Execution, Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship.

Chief Business Officer at The American Swan Lifestyle Company Private Limited

Jul 2015 - Present

* A premium online fast fashion and lifestyle brand providing latest trends and designs in apparels, footwear and accessories to the target segment at affordable price * Managing P&L, providing hands-on leadership and driving business strategy across all functions of the business * Contributing significantly in all stages of product design and development, marketing campaigns across ATL, BTL and digital channels; and website and mobile apps development/enhancements * Have demonstrated consistent revenue growth and significant improvement in both Gross and Contribution margins, thus bringing the business onto the path to profitability

Chief Executive Officer at Zokudo

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015

Chief Operating Officer at

Sep 2011 - Mar 2014


PGDM at Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Apr 2009 - Mar 2010

MS (Computer Networking) at North Carolina State Uinversity

Aug 2001 - Dec 2002

Push pixels...
Shovel coal into server...
Create mockups...
Defend the wall...
Draft storyboard...
Disrupt an industry...
Achieve profitability...
Become a unicorn...
Become Batman...