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Surag Patel

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP, Global Products & Corporate Marketing within Digital Media & Cyber Security. Successful track record with 3 consecutive startups.

VP, Global Products & Corporate Marketing within Digital Media & Cyber Security. Successful track record with 3 consecutive startups.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Ad Sales
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Ad Sales
  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

IdeaTek

Positions

Chief Strategy Officer Contrast Security March 2016 - present
Vice President, Global Product Management & Corporate Marketing The 41st Parameter, A part of Experian October 2012 - 2015
Head of Global Products AdTruth, A part of Experian September 2012 - 2015
Director, Global Consumer Insights & Data Strategy InMobi November 2010 - October 2012
Sr. Director, Marketing Solutions - Media comScore Inc. October 2008 - December 2010
Sr. Manager, Marketing Solutions comScore March 2006 - September 2008
Technology Commercialization RTI International August 2005 - December 2005
Business Intelligence Graduate Intern Siemens Medical Systems June 2005 - September 2005
Test Engineer Siemens Enterprise Networks 2004 - 2004
Co-Founder IdeaTek 1998 - 2000

Education

Duke University Engineering Management 2005 - 2005
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Computer Engineering 2000 - 2004

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Market research • Digital marketing • Mobile marketing • Web Analytics

Key Accomplishments

Well experienced analytical product and marketing executive for successful innovative startups. Currently leading global product management & corporate marketing for the leader in online fraud protection. Responsible for product strategy & vision, global product marketing, product roadmap, and field marketing. Have lead marketing or product initiatives for 3 consecutive successful venture-backed startups. Passionate about ROI-driven marketing, product/portfolio strategy, Agile development methods, and creative product marketing. Recognized as a cybersecurity & digital media expert by industry bodies and a frequent speaker at marquee events.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Having been in the digital media space for 9+ years now, I have very good perspective on the business aspects of various players in the ecosystem. I've worked with many of the leading publishers, advertisers, agencies, VCs and innovators in this space and understand the types of ideas that will make a difference. I've also got a good eye towards traffic monetization and extracting value from data. I can bring a critical but creative opinion to the table, with leadership & startup experience.

As an Advisor

Sounding board for all things go to market, including product, packaging & marketing. Quick to respond and straight to the point.

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Hemant Malhotra
We worked together  •  Principal Engineer, Microsoft. Previously Technical Lead/Software Engineering Manager, NVIDIA. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Industry expert in his field, very smart individual, great listener and resourceful! I would strongly recommend and support Surag.

Ori Eisen
Founder, The 41st Parameter. Previously Director Worldwide Fraud, American Express.
Ori is a visionary with a knack for making products that the market needs. Creative thinker and leader with a highly successful track recor ... d.

Alan Peters
Business-Savvy Technologist. Founding or Exec Team of 4 companies. Interested in social impact.
Alan is a very creative thinker and a great team member. His passion and knowledge motivates those around him.

Hemant Malhotra
We worked together  •  Principal Engineer, Microsoft. Previously Technical Lead/Software Engineering Manager, NVIDIA. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Very clever, extremely driven, technical mind.

Carnet Williams
We worked together  •  CEO/Co-Founder, Spright inc. Previously Founder, Fi.tt. University of California, Berkeley grad. Stanford grad.
Carnet is a highly motivating leader that elevates the energy of everyone on his team. He's a very creative, risk taker with plenty of past ... successes.

James Lamberti
Global Vice President & General Manager, The 41st Parameter. Previously Vice President, Global Marketing, InMobi.
Visionary, creative thinker with a successful track record.