Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Sr. Manager - Games

ASNet Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

ASNet is pioneering a unique payment gateway which would connect users from the Indian subcontinent to Award Winning Interactive Entertainment with the most advanced payment services available on a single portal. My key responsibilities include -- Project Management for a successful portal launch- Creating Freemium Marketing Strategies, with minimum cost involvement in a market where less than 1% target market pays to play!- Creating potential Business Opportunities- MMO Market Research

Oct 2009 - Dec 2009

Independent Consultant

Interactive Entertainment Consultant

Self employed as an Interactive Entertainment Consultant. Through this venture I was presented with an opportunity to work for ASNet Technologies, my current employer

Jun 2008 - Sep 2009

Business Development Executive

Lakshya Digital Pvt. Ltd.

-Lead Generation and Pre-Sales for the Game Art division and the Game Technology division -Provide active Sales & Marketing Support -Co-ordination with the Project Management team on the status of the projects and with the Finance Department on issues related to invoicing -Updating the website content and the portfolio as a part of the Marketing initiative -Explore innovative Marketing ideas/concepts that could be a potential source of revenue generation for Lakshya Digital

Nov 2006 - May 2008

Project Co-ordinator

Lakshya Digital

-Was responsible for timely & quality delivery of Project deliverable and resolution of Project related client queries. -Successfully lead & managed one of the largest key projects, along with other projects for several prominent Video Game Publishers & Developers.

Jan 2006 - Sep 2006

Investment Relationship Officer

IL&FS Investsmart

Primarily responsible for acquisition of both Retail segment and HNI Clients and generation of branch income from them, besides servicing to their other investment needs as well.

Dec 2003 - Jan 2006

Junior Officer, Depository & Custody

HDFC

-Over achieved Depository Account Opening targets for the branch, by 121% for the financial year 2004-2005. -Appraised as an exceptional performer, who had shown keen initiative in providing services to HNIs. -Promote and sell Investment Products.

May 2003 - Dec 2003

Customer Relationship Officer

HSBC

-Worked as Customer Relationship Officer with the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, New Delhi catering to the needs of the bank’s PowerVantage customers and its Depository Operations. -Promote and sell Investment Products.

Education

Education
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010

PGDIB

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Successfully completed MBA in International Business with Competitive Strategy, International Marketing & Brand Management as core electives 

Skills

Skills

Freemium Marketing

Project Management

Account Management & Client Servicing

Summary

An avid networker and a student of the Games Market, I have in the past been a Banker, a Stock Broker with HSBC, HDFC Bank and IL&FS before I figured out I can never be good at any of these! Since then I have managed some Game Projects and have worked in the Biz Dev role for Lakshya Digital, one of South Asia's premier Game Art Services Provider. At present, working with ASNet Technologies I have a unique opportunity to work on our upcoming Online Games portal. A brief on my exposure to the Interactive Entertainment Industry - ASNet Technologies : ASNet is pioneering a unique payment gateway which would connect users from the Indian subcontinent to Award Winning Interactive Entertainment with the most advanced payment services available on a single portal. My key responsibilities include - • Project Management for a successful portal launch • Creating Freemium Marketing Strategies, with minimum cost involvement in a market where less than 1% target market pays to play! • Creating potential Business Opportunities • MMO (Video Game) Market Research Independent Interactive Entertainment Consultant: Through my venture I was presented with an opportunity to work for ASNet Technologies, my current employer. Lakshya Digital (Business Development Executive): • Pre-Sales & Business Development • Game Industry Research • Marketing Lakshya's services Lakshya Digital (Project Coordinator): • Icarus Studios' Fallen Earth (one of the largest turnkey Projects at Lakshya) • Totally Games' Alien Syndrome • Zombie Studios' SAW: The Video Game • Hasbro's Little Pony

Objective

To join an organization that provides the opportunity to develop my skills, offer challenges and growth. I strongly believe in continuous learning and would always strive to reach and surpass the company’s goals and objectives.

Interest

An avid video gamer and reader of a wide range of books related to management besides watching English movies and listening Western Bands like Queen, Nirvana, The Doors and the Beatles. Also likes to socialize with friends.

References

References

Mike Wallen

“Gaurav has a tremendous talent for immersing himself into an industry and learning everything about it. He was an incredible resource to the team and we often threw diverse problems at him. The speed and professionalism with which Gaurav handled each of these challenges explains why he will be successful no matter where he goes.”