Pranav S. Ramanathan is a co-founder and operating executive at Coacharya, an award-winning, global leadership development firm. Prior to this, he held corporate marketing roles at The Nielsen Company and Advanstar. Pranav began his career at a technology services startup in the 90s dot-com bubble.
Pranav currently serves as an advisor and investor to early stage startups, guiding them through all aspects of growth and operational strategy from ongoing business development to day-to-day logistics. An entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience, he has deep expertise building brand and product marketing services for companies in the technology, media and non-profit sectors. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Upwardly Global, a non-profit dedicated to helping skilled, legal immigrants integrate into the professional US workforce by offering career preparation guidance and training, and raising employer awareness.
Pranav has a B.S. in Architecture from Arizona State University, and an M.S. in Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University. He is an ICF-accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Pranav lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Alexandra, two daughters, Carys and Maeve, and Shar-pei mix, Coco.