Innovative Strategist / Marketing & Branding Expert / Speaker & Educator.
Datta Nadkarni has directed marketing for Fortune 500 companies, and several Start-Ups.
As the VP Marketing/ CMO he developed Integrated Marketing Strategies for Global Brands like - FARMERS INSURANCE, PHILIPS ELECTRONICS, VISION-EXPRESS, LENSCRAFTERS, COCA-COLA, COLGATE -PALMOLIVE, MASTERCARD, PARTYPOKER.COM and several startups.
As Consultant, Board Member or Strategist Datta has helped several startups and new ventures including:-
• PARTYGAMING.COM – (Online Gambling) Developed launch plan for online gambling brands – eg: Starluck Casino and PartyBingo and PartyPoker. Company went IPO in 2005 for 5 Billion Pounds on the London FTSE.
• DOTOGETHER.COM – CMO role for the Fan Engagement & Customer Service Platform on Facebook
• TiECon.org - Directed all marketing for world’s largest global entrepreneurs conference in silicon valley
• EYEMAGNET – (Digital Signage) – Business Plan, fund-raising & alliances for global expansion.
• XORIANT - (IT Outsourcing) – Developed website, print collateral and PR (TV and press interviews).
• INDIACC.ORG – As Exec. Dir. Built membership subscription from 500 to 2500 members in 5 months.
• HEADPEDAL - (Online animated eCRM). Launched “Claire” the animated eCRM character for Sprint.
• SOFTSOLUSA – Conceptualized, Designed & Launched company website within 2 months.
• DUVON CORP – Launch of StoAmigo & CloudLocker- personal cloud storage & streaming products.
• RBG ADVERTISING – Executive VP role to manage existing clients & “pitch” for new clients
• MASTERCARD /ACCOUNTNOW – Created & launched TV ads. for debit cards to “unbanked” customers.
Datta also served as a Member of the Board of Directors, or Advisory Council for The Commonwealth club, American Diabetes Association, Asian Business Association, Heart of Humanity, TieCon.org, India Community Center and F4Freedom.
Parallel to his Corporate career, Datta is also Professor of Strategic Marketing (1993 - Present). Datta teaches MBA & BS courses in Business, Marketing, Strategy, International Marketing, Advertising, Consumer Behavior, Social Media Marketing, Ecommerce and Internet Marketing at California State University, Foothill College, Golden Gate University, University of San Francisco, St. Mary’s College & UC Berkeley.
Datta has been a frequent speaker at various USA and international conferences and events.
Datta has an MBA from University of Cincinnati, an MS Advertising from Northwestern University and an MMS from University of Bombay.
Skills: Business Strategy, Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Alliances, New Business Pitch, Fundraising