It all happened over a pitch. It is about 6 months since I met Adrian first, one of his clients had a requirement and we were called in for a pitch. I got introduced to him through an entrepreneur friend of mine, where Adrian is an angel investor. Looks like Adrian liked us from the day one. He liked everything we were doing and most importantly he loved our team, work culture and our passion for startups. We had a long chat about the Appy Hours program we had, and the things we are doing to support the passionate startup founders. It didn’t take us much time to realise that we share the same vision.Adrian is an Angel Investor himself, so you can understand how he feels about startups. It didn’t take much time for him to offer his services to us. He wanted to extend his help to support, guide, and mentor the Appy Hours startups.We (Adrian, Sunil & I) met few times over many beers… sorry many times over a few beers :)We didn’t want to run downhill; we took enough time in understanding the dynamics and the synergy of working together.The expertise and the experience he brings to the table are really amazing. We are really thrilled about the association. We are honoured to welcome Adrian as our CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and this sure is going to take us to the next level.Oh, by the way, did I introduce Adrian to you?Adrian is an expert consultant for Brands, Accelerators, Startups and Seed funds including Fleishman Hilliard and Philips, across strategy, digital, transformation, operations, digital marketing, growth hacking, product development, organisational change and the creation of real time content marketing operations.Prior to his transformation into consulting, Adrian was with Ogilvy Digital, Singapore, as a Managing Director and brings over 15 years of communications industry experience, focused on conceptualizing, restructuring and managing digital and content offerings across EMEA and APAC. His portfolio includes the work he has delivered for companies including Apple, Microsoft, Google, SingTel, Adidas, Wunderman, Tiffany, Y&R, WPP and the likes. He has also won notable awards including Cannes Lions, Effie, Shorty, Mob-Ex and Marketing Excellence awards.He is used to the highest levels of excellence in the domain which we are striving for. We are really excited to have him on board and looking forward to work some magic together.Above all he is a diehard Liverpool fan. Hence, proved; he is awesome.
Sincerely Visakh Viswambharan Founder & CEO Appiness Interactive Pvt. Ltd.
Originally published at www.appinessworld.com.