MeraEvents – Handing over the reins to new blood5 years ago Saloni Anand
Isn’t it difficult to give away your legos? Yes it is, but unavoidable when it comes to scaling up a startup. Very often startups reach stagnation and the amazing entrepreneurs who brought it into life are not enough to take it to the next level. It then gets necessary to find the new leaders who will not just get new perspective and experience to the table but also understand the vision of your company. The real challenge lies in identifying who do you handover the legos to build your next big tower. MeraEvents, a Hyderabad born event listing, promotion and ticketing technology company, steered out of a similar situation by adding two new heroes of the corporate world. Mr Ramana Reddy will be driving growth as Head of Corporate Finance & Investments and Mr Harmeet Gulati will act as the new Chief Operating Officer.
According to Chennapa Naidu Darapaneni, Co-founder and CEO of MeraEvents, the company has been growing in a very niche space of events in India and has aspirations to lead this growth elsewhere. Naidu believes that the new talent would bring to table greater value by enhancing growth rate and business visibility. He explains that the talent will help the company optimize processes, operations and attain better investments to accomplish its ambitious expansion goals. Naidu says “what got us here will not take us where we want to”, explains very well that the company had reached the point to acquire more leaders to scale further.
The new blood:
Harmeet Gulati holds experience in strategic turnarounds, operational transformation and customer experience. A post graduate from NIBM, he handled accounts across geographies including North America, Middle East, Bahrain, Philippines, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. He holds experience across Services Industries including Banking, Insurance, NBFC, SSC and Healthcare. His expertise lies in the areas of Project Management, Operational Strategy, Operating Model Redesign, BPR, Lean Six Sigma and BPR. He was associated with ECS, PwC in the past and was serving as a Director in the Strategy and Operations practice of KPMG India.
Ramana Reddyy on the other hand holds hands-on global exposure across India, UAE, Oman, Denmark, Belgium, Spain and Romania. An Engineer from Madras University and MBA from Symbiosis, also held eminent roles in ECS, PwC & KPMG. He has been involved with previous investment deals for MeraEvents.
An event promotion, listing and ticketing company founded by Chennapa Naidu Darapaneni. The company started its journey back in 2009 and has raised an investment of USD 1 million from OMICS International. The company has an event check-in and badge printing app along with some white-labeled solutions around event management. The company today is run by 60 employees and claims to hold 25,000 events last year which includes major accounts like Sunburn, TiE, Nasscom, Pune Running, Heritage Marathon and many more.
We hope the new leaders help the company ride it’s big wave of success!
Check them out at Mera Events