I am not a jack of all trades. I am just a curious explorer of all trades!
I am Gautam Sharma, a Marketer, Public Speaker, and an Entrepreneur from Chennai, India, who strongly believes in the power of dreams. I attribute my diversity and adaptability to my dad’s job which made me switch cities every three years. This gave me an opportunity to live in different parts of India and learn different cultures, languages, and practices. My innate curiosity and thirst to learn new arts and pick up new skills made me a multi-faceted personality.
I am always in a constant attempt to take the 21st step in a 20 step staircase!
I am currently an MBA Marketing / MS Marketing Analytics student at The University of Texas at Dallas and I strongly believe that Marketing is like a pair of glasses through which a customer sees a product/service. My dream is to be out there and provide the best pairs of such glasses to customers across the world.
I obtained a bachelors in Computer Science from Anna University Chennai, Sri Sairam Engineering College. I graduated with a first class with distinction honours and was recruited by Tata Consultancy Services for the role of Assistant Systems Engineer. At TCS, I had a steady career graph and was promoted thrice in 4 years, and became an Information Technology Analyst.
Alongside my job as a Software Engineer, I started a Media and Entertainment company, “Pravaah Events and Entertainment”. I was extensively involved in marketing and customer relationship for Pravaah. I have had an opportunity to work with C-Level leaders of corporate companies and non-profit, providing them with cutting edge events and entertainment solutions. I was fortunate enough to lead teams of various sizes and demographics as part of my venture.
A Toastmaster for the last 6 years, I have delivered over 300 speeches, presentations, sessions, and workshops. I have also won speech competitions across India and Sri Lanka, among as many as 3000 participants. I have also used my speaking skills to do live broadcast for National Level motor-sports, host shows, produce videos, and much more.
My recent attempt was a social venture called “Sanskaar Academy”, where I taught business communication skills for students at an affordable price.
I am currently looking for Marketing and Marketing analytics internships, waiting to make a difference in the org I work for.
A blend of various cultures, skill sets, and interests, I have always loved taking an extra step in whatever I do. I try to take the 21st step in a 20 step staircase!