Hello, I am VISH TALREJA

Hands-on technology executive and entrepreneur with deep digital, strategy, global product roll-out, operations and monetization experience.

Decisive leader with proven success in identifying, building and delivering next generation digital products and services in established and emerging markets, driving strategy for adoption at scale, building relevant and high-value partnerships and channels, attracting high-performance individuals, teams and investors.

Full-stack experience that includes working in 4 continents and 15 countries, building a start-up and an up-start product and services company from boot-strapped inception to partnerships, global roll-out, growth capital and exit.

Value Proposition

With deep experience in building mobile products, the value proposition includes strategy definition and (re)development, identifying positioning for high-value markets, building long-term and high-value channel partnerships in the targeted markets.

In addition, the value extends to creating and implementing a sustainable and efficient marketing and business plan, enhancing supply-chain for software and hardware distribution, building world-class support infrastructure and bringing operational efficiencies to the product development and management processes.

Summary

Responsive Web Design

Executive Functions

Strategy, Marketing, Investor Relations, Capital Raise, Key Employee Hiring, Revenue Forecasting, P&L.

User experience design

Product

Product Management, Life-Cycle Processes, Product Pilots, Customer-Feedback Analysis, Infrastructure planning, development and roll-out.

Prototyping

Channel Partnerships

Negotiate and build global sales, technology and distribution partnerships, strategic alliances and channels.

Photography

Technology

Deep mobile technology and cloud experience. Not afraid to roll-up sleeves and dive deep into technology and code.

Relevant Experience

June 2011

Present

Beamm, Inc. - San Francisco, CA

Co-Founder & CEO

Built a SaaS commerce and payment technology startup from the ground up managing all major functions including product design, product management, hiring developers and teams, building the cloud-technology infrastructure and attracting board members and partners. Built a successful and exclusive partnership with a large $5B+ global company in the secure EMV and card payment technology space.

Built strong relationships and product distribution partnerships with very large and high-value payment industry brands, technology and hardware providers. Represented company at major payment industry trade shows, conferences. Won 3 major awards for innovation, technology and product design. Closed $1.7m pre-revenue capital and now planning a successful exit.

Jan 2011

Present

Xiimo Interactive - Vancouver, BC

Co-Founder

Boutique digital strategy, technology and global development services company providing software development services to digital agencies and house-hold brands. Built global software development teams, provided CTO services and delivered web and mobile projects.

June 2008

Dec 2010

Razorfish and Microsoft - San Francisco, CA

Director, Global Delivery

Built a global delivery up-start with people and process capabilities in 5 countries - India, China, Russia, Costa Rica and Argentina. Each of these 'technology pods' served as global centers of excellence with expertise in web and mobile technology, big-data analytics, creative design and cloud technology. Identification of regional software developement partners, seeding operating models like Build-Operate-Transfer, negotiating prices, infrastructure and choosing the right tech and management team members were some of the core activities.

At it's peak, the centers that were seeded reached a team size of over 300 people and delivered cost-savings and value over $20m. Razorfish was acquired by Microsoft in 2008 and then acquired again by Publicis in 2009. It is one of the top 5 creative and web marketing technology and strategy companies in the world.

Other Experience

June 1998

June 2008

Various - Mumbai, Singapore, London & San Francisco

Consultant, Manager, Director

Held various roles ranging from consulting in Big 5 firms like Ernst & Young and KPMG to building innovative mobile technology products and services at Brokat, Ness Technologies and Aztecsoft across the globe.

Built and led technology and management teams in the verticals that include mobile commerce, payments, digital brands, analytics and online banking.

Education

Clemson University
(1996-1997)

MS, Computer Science

Focus on object-oriented programming, distributed systems management. Chose to transfer to Illinois State University.

Illinois State University
(1997-1998)

MS, Applied Computer Science

Focus on neural networks, computer networks, object-oriented-programming and cellular technology.

University of Mumbai
(1992-1996)

BS, Computer Engineering

Focus on object-oriented technology, programming principles, network fundamentals, algorithm design.

Awards & Recognition

Venturebeat - Top 10 Cloud Technology Innovator

Redwood Shores, CA - December, 2011

Beamm (previously known as Xiimo) beat out over 70 cloud based disruptive startups to be showcased live to 500+ cloud experts, investors and press. Beamm was recognized as a top-10 cloud technology innovator and mentored by Sequoia Capital.

TiE Top 50 Startup Award

Santa Clara, CA - August, 2013

Selected from over 200 startups and awarded the TiE Top 50 Startup Award at TiECon 2013.

Intuit Founders' Award

Mountain View, CA - April, 2013

Selected by Intuit's top management to be featured on their Entrepreneur Day to meet with their Founders and seek advice. Beamm (previously known as Xiimo) was selected from over 500 cloud, web and mobile companies.

Recommendations

Inder Singh

Inder Singh

Payment Technologies Guru and ex-Global CIO of Visa. Sits on multiple Silicon Valley company boards. Currently chairman of PointInside Inc. and NextTrend Solutions. Previously was Sr. VP at Bank of America, CEO of EXLServices and Founder of Quintant. Also on the Advisory Board of Beamm, Inc.

John Hossack

John Hossack

Co-Founder and President of Cardinal Path. Cardinal Path is a global leader in Digital Measurement, Web analytics and digital marketing with offices in Chicago, Phoenix, Vancouver and Ottawa. Clients include Google, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Bridgestone, Merck, Devry, NBC News, Papa Johns, Home Away and US Cellular.

Harmeet Singh

Harmeet Singh

President of J2 Global Cloud Technologies (NASDAQ:JCOM), a global cloud technology company that owns well-known brands like Fusemail and eFax. Accomplished entrepreneur, business leader and M&A expert.

William Flaiz

William Flaiz

MD of Big Blue Wheel Consulting with vast experience in search, analytics and big-data technologies. Previously was GM at Razorfish running Search and Analytics. Angel investor and first investor in Beamm, Inc.

Ray Velez

Ray Velez

Global Chief Technology Officer at Razorfish. At Razorfish he heads the technology community across the company in 12 countries. The community is made up of talented, experienced technology architects and developers with on average 10 years of experience. Also on the Advisory Board of Beamm, Inc. and many other companies.

Other Interests

Coding in Schools

Big advocate and evangelist of bringing software development and coding into elementary schools. Worked closely with Emily Carr Elementary in Vancouver, BC to put together a coding class for Grade 4 and 5 students. Worked with the class to bring principles of requirements, business analysis, design, prototype and ultimately building and releasing a beautiful mobile game called Wurm available for free on iTunes. The school wants to institunionalize this model and take it to the Vancouver School Board to transform the curriculum.

Bits & Bytes

Hands on interest and love for all electronic and digital gadgets. Being a maker and a builder, I love to take things apart and put them back together. Have a passion, knowledge and understanding of mobile products, technologies and what's new and upcoming in the space.

Guitars

Closet musician with 20 years of guitar-playing experience. Collector of rare electric guitars from the past decades.