Pankaj Patel

Pankaj Patel

Vice President-India at Logix Microsystems Limited
Bengaluru Area, India | Information Technology and Services

Basic Information

Name:
Pankaj Patel
Description:

Hands-on senior executive, experienced in all aspects of business from startup to implementation of business models and managing sales and P&L. Managed groups in sales & marketing, operations, business development, websites/ portal management & marketing, search engine marketing, program management, staffing, setting up offshore teams for software project development, purchasing and customer service. Experienced with large, medium and small companies with start up, scale up and turn around problems.

Key competencies include:

* Program/Project Management
* Web Portal Management
* Website Development & Marketing
* Search Engine Marketing
* Customer Management
* Personnel Development
* Staffing Services
* Focused Training
* Sales & Marketing Management
* Intellectual Property & Law
* Crisis Management
* Accounting & General Finance
* Team Building
* Supplier/Vendor Relations
* Technical Adaption for Business
* Process Development

Positions:

Vice President-India,I took over the Indian operations of Logix in November of 2006 and soon took charge of Carazoo.com to design, develop, market India’s First Automobile Portal with Interactive Animations.

I was able to successfully redesign and re-engineer the portal from a plain car website to a full-fledged portal. Carazoo.com now attracts over 400,000 visitors and nearly 3 million page views a month besides generating around 22,000 leads a month.

Introduced the concept of "virtual showrooms" to car dealerships in India in June 2008 and now more than 25 of the largest car dealerships in India have virtual showrooms designed by Carazoo. Most of them have also been introduced to Online Marketing and all of them have enjoyed spectacular results.

In June 2008, Carazoo.com won the "Best Design" award presented by PCWorld Web Awards 2008. In December of 2008, Carazoo was awarded the "Website of the Year 2008" by Metrix Labs of Netherlands. The award was won against a stiff competition of over 18 automotive websites in India and was polled by online visitors.

In March 2009, Cap Gemini listed Carazoo as one of the 8 global entities (which included Yahoo, Ebay, Wal Mart) which will affect the "future of car dealerships". In August 2009, Carazoo became a Google Case Study for its tremendous success in Online Marketing
of its Portal Carazoo.com

In November 2009, launched on behalf of a client, Turkey's First & Only New Car Portal with Interactive Animations.

In December 2009, launched India's First Mobile Portal for Automobiles.

Responsibilities include P & L, conceptualization, creativity, design Marketing (including Online Marketing) & Promotion, recruitment for the Carazoo portal, introduction and sale of izmocars Products & Services (Car Dealer Virtual Showrooms, Online Marketing, Sales Force & Web Lead Conversion Training) and izmomedia products (Marketplaces for Media Industry and izmoreader) in India.,Logix Microsystems Ltd

VP India,An US subsidiary of Logix Microsystems Limited,Logix Microsystems Ltd. (Izmocars in the US)

Specialities:

Web Portal Management & Marketing,
Crisis Management,
Team Building,
Training,
Recruitment & Staffing,
Process Conceptualization and Development,
Online Marketing

Interests:

Training, Technology, Strategic Planning, Online Marketing, Alternative Medicine, Ozone Technologies and Applications

Online Information

Linkedin Profile:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/pankajp

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