Ravi N. Bala

Ravi N. Bala

Interest

Developed and actively lead monthly College Workshop for HS Students.

Creating Online Framework for Indian School to make it a leading edge nontraditional learning institution. Currently developing strategy and product for use of TXT in interactive education and just in time training.

Presentation to FBI (Phila.) on Indian Culture and Traditions – 2009

Summary

Creative Solutions . International Projects . Digital Strategy . New Product Development

Senior technology marketing and operations executive with extensive experience as an entrepreneurial COO. Highly focused on results and excellence. An innovator, an expert in eBusiness/ digital strategy and a process driven executive. Track record of creating and managing teams of independent thinkers.

Have extensive experience in developing and managing international and domestic projects and strategic alliances. Strong track record in technology integration to streamline process, especially marketing, sales and training. An effective change agent with a tenacious dedication to compassion and dignity in the workplace. Experienced in creating and managing an innovation driven culture and new product development efforts.

Strong strategic planner and hands on implementer of strategic initiatives in technology, marketing, sales and training. Very strong analytical skills. Excellent presenter with persuasive writing skills.

A fan of disruptive business models. Stays current with market and technology trends. Created and actively manage community initiatives in education and youth development.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2007 - Present

Vice President, Business Development - Consultant

InteliZign Solutions, LLC

Set up the LLC in the US, developed marketing message, lead strategic planning initiative, managed development of website and developed a multimillion dollar US business in 18 months. Negotiated strategic partnership agreements with complementary development partners in India and set up a collaborative work environment resulting in a 10 fold increase in capability for the organization. Developed and conducted customer interaction training program to engineers in India. Added benefit: reduced turnover by 50% over comparable organizations.

Jan 2008 - Feb 2010

Adjunct Professor

Arcadia University

Teach courses in IT Strategy Development and Implementation to students with 2-25 years of work experience. Developed first online version of IT Strategy MBA course. Appointed to Business Advisory Council for the MBA program. Key driver developing entrepreneurship certificate program. Previously taught eCommerce Strategy in the Technology MBA program at the University of Phoenix.

May 2007 - Sep 2007

Consultant

Philadelphia Youth Network

Developed and deployed online environment to help agency track job opportunities for 9000 at risk youth in the Philadelphia area. Functioned as consultant to COO for organizational development.  Mentored CIO during organizational transition.

Jan 1995 - Jan 2007

COO

KnowledgeFlow, Inc.

Disruptive just in time, profile driven online marketing solution using collaborative filtering and tracking results of online and offline purchases

As co-founder and COO, had responsibility for strategic planning, operations, product innovation, design, development and management of onshore and offshore development teams.

. Consistently developed product under budget and on time in the face of changing product requirements. Saved the company millions of dollars by innovative use of offshore services.

. Created and implemented leading edge solutions for clients like AT&T, UNISYS, APPLE, CoreStates, WHYY.

.Managed key executive relationships with customers and with board members.

.Helped company grow from start to Multi Million dollars in gross revenue.

.Negotiated strategic alliances with companies in US, Canada and India for product development.

.Developed interactive “Networth Café” for CoreStates Bank. “Top 100 banking Innovation”– ABA Anthology of Banking Innovations.

.          Helped company raise millions in Private Venture Funds.

.          Received Ben Franklin Technology - Most Innovative Product / Service Award. 

Jan 1991 - Dec 1994

Managing Director

InteliSoft International, Inc.

Created independent agency representing Tata Consultancy Services in the Philadelphia Area. Closed the Largest Software Development Contract in North America for TCS at that time. Generated business that represents 10-15% of the company’s overall US revenue base currently. Consistently worked with C level executives in various corporations. Created innovative multimedia solution for marketing investment products. Lead marketing strategy and technology teams both in US and India.

Education

Education

B.S. / M.S.

Polytechnic Institute of NYU

Summa Cum Laude

MBA

NYU Stern School of Business

President's Class

IBM Education