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Ravi Chadha

1205 East River Drive 52803 * Davenport, Iowa 52803


563.940.0162
http://www.bakosgroup.com/resumes/rchadha.pdf ? rc85e956@westpost.net
Thrive on challenges
INTERNATIONAL SALES & MARKETING * P&L OPERATIONS
Analysis * Forecasting * Strategic Planning * Finance * ROI * Budgets * Processe
s * Communications * Multimedia Advertising * Trade Promotion * Proposals * Rela
tionship Management * Supply Chain * BPO * Manufacturing * Durable Goods * IT S
ervices * Product Management * Team Building
DYNAMIC, VISIONARY AND VERSATILE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER COMBINING MBA WITH
ENGINEERING BACKGROUND AND 22 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH START-UPS AND FORTUNE 500
COMPANIES WORLDWIDE. ASTUTE ANALYST WITH SOLID FINANCIAL ACUMEN. CHARISMATIC, A
RTICULATE AND PERSUASIVE; TRUSTED EXECUTIVE ADVISOR. ENGAGING PRESENTER, SKILLED
NEGOTIATOR AND POLISHED CLOSER. CULTIVATED VALUABLE PARTNERSHIPS AND DEVELOPED
GOVERNMENT SECTOR AND NATIONAL ACCOUNT BUSINESS. SUPERB PROJECT LIFE CYCLE MANAG
ER. INCREASED MARKET SHARE, REVENUE AND PROFITS FOR DIVISIONS GENERATING $500,00
0,000 YEARLY.
SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS
* Outstanding Strategist: Crafted business and marketing plans that launched a $
2,000,000,000 product line for an American multinational. Grew a global IT ventu
re for a German industry leader from $0 to $100,000,000.
* Multinational Manager: Directed marketing, sales, customer service, call cente
r and manufacturing operations. Worked with partners in Europe, Japan, Brazil an
d India. Recruited and mentored talented managers and motivated high-performing
teams for all employers. Supervised 150 personnel.
* Change Agent: Enacted policies, processes and tactics that consistently increa
sed revenue, market share and client satisfaction. Spearheaded an outsourcing pr
ogram that cut operating costs by $10,000,000 in 2010 and projected to save $100
,000,000 by 2012 for JDC.
CAREER TRACK
GLOBAL DIRECTOR: BPO / Government / National Accounts / Marketing Services, 2004
- Present
JDC (NYSE: DE)
Cary, North Carolina / Moline, Illinois
Deliver energy, insight, expertise and leadership essential to achieve key perfo
rmance objectives for a hard goods manufacturer with annual revenue exceeding $2
3,000,000,000. Advise and collaborate with the executive team. Conduct analyses;
identify areas for improvement and formulate strategies, methods, programs, bud
gets and metrics. Negotiate major contracts and manage relationships. Oversee fa
cilities operations. Assign staff, drive initiatives and troubleshoot complex is
sues.
* Founded an enterprise-wide Program Management Office that boosted process effi
ciencies for back office functions and increased profit margin by millions of do
llars.
* Brokered deals with offshore providers that will reduce operating costs by $1
0,000,000 in 2010 with savings of $100,000,000 projected for 2012.
* Led a $500,000,000 global division that met goals for sales, market share and
profit in government, commercial and consumer sectors; developed 35 managers.
* Multiplied revenue and enhanced customer satisfaction across 140 federal, sta
te and municipal government accounts, and for 40 national distributors.
* Set product pricing and directed multimedia advertising, promotions, trade exh
ibitions, public and customer relations and call center, as head of a Marketing
Services Group that served a $4,000,000,000 Division.
* Addressed media outlets, government agencies, community and trade groups as
spokesperson; directed JDC's largest advertising agency search; directed 150 per
sonnel.
* Optimized P&L results for a $350,000,000 business including offshore productio
n facilities; orchestrated successful introduction of a new product line from co
ncept through ramp-down.
BUSINESS & MARKETING DIRECTOR, 1999 - 2004
VWAG / MODEL E
Auburn Hills, Michigan / San Francisco, California
Guided growth of new business ventures. Analyzed markets, defined opportunities
and set goals. Formulated proposals including capital requirements and operating
budgets. Made presentations that secured investment approvals, partner agreemen
ts and key account sales. Designed and drove programs that promoted market aware
ness and sales.
* Crafted and drove marketing programs that grew gedas AG, an information techno
logy division from $0 to $100,000,000 within 36 months for a German group of 342
companies. (2001-2004)
* Initiated an internet-based, quick-to-market product development service for M
odel E, and secured backing from SoftBank, a world leading venture capital firm.
(1999-2001)
* Acquired a 40,000 square foot headquarters building; brokered critical suppli
er contracts; established promotional programs for consumer and business market
s.
MARKETING DIRECTOR, 1995 - 1999
FMC (NYSE: F)
Dearborn, Michigan / Hiroshima, Japan
* Appointed to direct global marketing and sales of a $2,000,000,000 product por
tfolio for an American company; pioneered use of website to obtain consumer feed
back / market data.
* Developed partnerships with firms in Europe, Japan and India to design and pro
duce products for foreign markets, as member of the Management Leadership Team.
Previous positions include:
Engineering & Business Planning Manager, Ford Motor Company - Dearborn, Michigan
, 1990 - 1999
Lead Electrical Engineer, Sparton Electronics - Jackson, Michigan
ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS
Adjunct Professor: Advertising, Business Strategy & Development, 1997 - 2002
Baker College
Sterling Heights, Michigan
LEARNING CREDENTIALS
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION: International Sales & Marketing
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Lawrence Technical University Southfield, Michigan
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