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Director at Swiggy and ex-Flipkart – Kartik Patiar – Ep #47

Kartik Patiar has done his MBA from SP Jain Institute and has also done an exchange program at ESB Business School in Germany. He has diverse experience in marketing and sales across domains - from industrial engineering in the B2B space to FMCG in the B2C space, to online retail and e-classifieds space in the C2C space. Kartik currently works as Director of National Accounts at Swiggy. Prior to this, he has worked as Senior Manager at Flipkart for 2 years, before which he worked as the...


Thriving in the early days of Indian startups – Garima Bharadwaj – Great Lakes MBA – Part 2 – Ep #46

Garima Bharadwaj has done her MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management in India. Garima has recently shifted to a new role of leading strategy at an IOT company called Enlite Research. Garima’s previous experience includes leading business development & partnerships at The Moms Co, driving strategic alliances and partnerships at OYO Rooms and Business development for Microsoft Dynamics Practice in APAC region. LinkedIn:


Living life with no regrets – Garima Bharadwaj – Great Lakes MBA – Part 1 – Ep #45

Garima Bharadwaj has done her MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management in India. Garima has recently shifted to a new role of leading strategy at an IOT company called Enlite Research. Garima’s previous experience includes leading business development & partnerships at The Moms Co, driving strategic alliances and partnerships at OYO Rooms and Business development for Microsoft Dynamics Practice in APAC region.


What it takes to break into the Forbes ’30 under 30′ | Michael Schwartz from NYU Stern MBA | Ep #44

Michael Schwartz has done his MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, also known as NYU Stern. Michael has got 10+ years of experience ranging from new product development and asset creation to in-market execution and media planning across retail and online. He has worked on iconic global brands such as Axe, Dove Men+Care, Knorr, Amstel and Philips Norelco. He currently works as Brand Director for Amstel at Heineken. Michael has been featured in the prestigious Forbes “30...


Serial Entrepreneur & Digital/Agile Transformation Expert: Praveen Karadiguddi, Imperial College MBA, Ep #43

Praveen Karadiguddi is a Serial Entrepreneur, he has led and founded 2 consultancies with around 120 and 30 people respectively. He has done his MBA from Imperial College London. Praveen helps with digital/agile transformation and builds/enables great teams that build great digital products. He is passionate about Enabling teams to frequently deliver innovative business value and end-user needs Nurturing people to get the best out of them Bringing clarity of purpose Creating a sense of...


I get interviewed by Engel Jones on why I started The MBA Jam and more

In this episode, Engel Jones, Founder and Podcast Host of Twelve Minute Convos, interviews me, Avinash Bajaj, about my motivation to start The MBA Jam, and more about my personal life and experiences.


Leadership Trainer, Coach, Founder & Chief Energising Officer of Abhivyakti: Vikramaditya Duggal | Ep #41

Vikramaditya Duggal is currently heading his own organisation - Abhivyakti - the expression. It specialises in training and coaching services for people, leadership and organizational development. He is a professional banker. He worked in State Bank of India for 22 years. He held a variety of roles and responsibilities during that period. He took early retirement to pursue his passion in the field of learning and development. He was Assistant General Manager and faculty member in State Bank...


XR industry enthusiast and Founder of the Immersive Tech FB Community in India: Ritu Srivastava | Coventry University London MBA | Ep #40

Ritu Srivastava recently finished her MBA from Coventry University London. She is a keen follower of the Global XR industry (VR, AR, etc..). She is also the founder of the facebook group 'Women in Immersive Tech India'


How to re-centre your life: Puja Talesara – Organisational Development Consultant, Podcaster and Leadership Coach; Institute Of Technology And Management, Southern Hampshire University MBA; Ep #39

Puja Talesara has done her MBA from Institute Of Technology And Management, Southern Hampshire University. She has largely worked in Leadership coaching and HR across various organisations. She also runs a podcast of her own, called Leadership Demystified, where global leaders across segments share their insights on the emerging / foreseen interesting leadership trends. Here. she talks about how to re-centre life. More information about her: Human Resource professional with around a decade...


HR Expert with the heart of a Techie – London South Bank University MBA – Bhumika Zhaveri – Ep. #38

Bhumika Zhaveri has done her MBA from London South Bank University (LSBU). Bhumika is the founder of a company called Interimarket™. InteriMarket™ is a unique platform built to solve the challenges modern organisations face in attracting, evaluating and retaining project based highly skilled talent. Before Interimarket, Bhumika has largely worked in HR & Resource Management in various organisations across London, UK. Machine Learning & AI Enthusiast - techie at heart with expertise in HR,...


Focussing on human progress through education – EDHEC Business School MBA – Davis Jones – Ep. #37

Davis Jones has earned his MBA from EDHEC Business School. He is the co-founder of Eazl, a business education company with more than 100,000 students worldwide that has published multiple bestselling video courses on topics like growth hacking, entrepreneurship, management training, and managing your career. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr Jones was a headhunter for firms in Silicon Valley, the city of San Francisco, and the North Bay at Robert Half, the international talent consulting...


Episode #036 : Karthik A P Viswanathan | Illinois Institute of Technology MBA | Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn | ex-Flipkart | ex-Sprinklr | Data Geek

Karthik Viswanathan is a senior product management professional with overall 10+ years of experience in product development, product management and vendor management, with the last 5+ years in core product management - managing platform products, APIs and consumer-facing experiences. Proven capabilities of designing and developing products with exceeding customer satisfaction. A talented and flexible individual with business cognition, product design and development knowledge with good...


Episode #035 : Gennaro Cuofano | LUISS Business School & University of San Diego MBA | Creator of | Business Developer at WordLift

Gennaro Cuofano graduated as a Lawyer. Then earned an International MBA from LUISS Business School and the University of San Diego. He then worked as a financial analyst for a Real Estate Investing Company in San Diego, California. At that time he began to think about the possibility to create a blog. It took him two years, but in 2015 he created, a blog about business modeling, and growth marketing. From online courses with 3,800+ students and paid ebook with 1,000+ readers,...


Episode #034 : Sean Tope Akinwale | Imperial College MBA | Software Engineering to Project Management & Business Development | Change Management Consultant

Sean Tope Akinwale started his journey as a software engineer at Accenture, before pursuing the path of Project Management and Business Development. Sean currently works for himself, as a Freelancer, as a Change Management Consultant. LinkedIn:


Episode #033 : Jeremy Glassenberg | Carnegie Mellon Tepper MBA | Product and Platform Leader | API Strategist | Advisor and Consultant

Jeremy Glassenberg is an experienced product leader of 9+ years with a proven track record of growing and helping to monetize startups. He has managed and expanded developer platforms to communities of tens of thousands of developers, executed on high profile integrations promoted by Salesforce and Google and established key components in paths to monetization. While specialized in Product, he also manages and grows developer communities, partner relationships, and customer relationships. As...


Episode #032 : Inna Semenyuk | Imperial College MBA | Singularity University | Innavation Labs | Snapchat Expert | TV Presenter to Digital Marketing Strategist

Inna Semenyuk is currently the founder of a company called Innavation Labs. Innavation Labs is a marketing consultancy based in San Francisco, and one of it’s clients is the Calm App. She has also worked as a marketing strategist with companies such as Facebook, Skype, eBay, Calm app, Starbucks, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting, Visa, DeveloperWeek and many other companies. Inna is also a snapchat expert, helping companies understand how to develop and launch their Snapchat marketing...


Episode #031 : Jonathan Chizick | Michigan Ross MBA | Product Engineer | Sales & Marketing | Startup Mentor | MBA Career Advisor at Berkeley Haas School of Business

Jonathan Chizick started his career as a Product engineer with Ford where he worked for 6+ years, after which he went on to work in various roles with big brand names such as Apple, Best Buy, Dell where he was for another 6+ years, then to Samsung in the New Ventures division, after which he joined Drippler as VP Sales & Business Development. Currently, Jonathan works as Head of Marketing and Business Development at AppZen, which is the world's first artificial intelligence (AI) solution for...


Episode #030 : Ignatius Fogarty | Imperial College London Executive MBA | Product Management

Ignatius Fogarty began his journey at UCL as an Admissions Assistant. Following which, he moved on to Preqin where he spent close to 9 years. He held various roles while there - starting as Research Analyst to growing his way to the Head of Private Equity products. After which he moved on to Evaluate Ltd as a Product Manager. Following which he now works at Elsevier as a Product Manager. Ignatius has done his Bachelors in History from Kings College London, and an Executive MBA from Imperial...


Episode #029 : Diego Gosmar | UCLA Fully Employed MBA | CEO at Xenialab & XCALLY

Diego Gosmar is a Passionate Visionary Innovator with almost 20 years of experience in the ICT and Telco industry. He started to work on the early Voice over Internet technologies at Telecom Italia Labs in 1997, when he was finishing his University studies. In 1998 he moved to Omnitel (now Vodafone) where he led some strategic projects for the early GPRS and UMTS vendor selection. He worked in Atlanet (Telefonica Data company) from 1999 to 2004, where he managed more than 20 Million...


Episode #028 : Sagnik Roy | Fordham MBA | Vice President and Head of Multimedia Sales at BCCL Worldwide

Sagnik Roy started his journey in Accounting, but made the shift into Marketing, Sales and Advertising after finishing his MBA from Fordham University in the US. He started off at Sony Entertainment where he worked for 4 years. After which he worked at Star TV for almost 3 years. Following that, he spent the next 6.5 years at Willow TV, which I believe is the premier broadcaster of cricket in the United States and Canada. currently, Sagnik works as the Vice President and Head of Multimedia...