Naveen Gupta has over 18 years of experience in IT industry, where he has led development and marketing of many leading products and solutions. He is currently Director with Cisco Systems, with responsibilities for $150M global relationship of Cisco with one of its Strategic Partner. In this role, he leads development of Go to Market plans for jointsolutions, especially in the area of data center and applications. Before Cisco, Naveen was with IBM, where he was running pre-sales team for software group, with revenue target of $100M. Naveen also has entrepreneurial past – he founded an online education companyin 1999-2001 in San Jose. The company raised $7M from VC’s and was sold for $27M.
By way of education, Naveen has MBA from Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia, and B. Tech from IIT-Delhi. Naveen is married to Aradhana and they are blessed with two girls– 13 and 5 years old. Naveen is active badminton and bridge player. Naveen is keen to invest, mentor companies in software and solutions space.