TiE Pune Session of Mr. Dev Ganesan of Aptara Inc. on "Successful Exits in a Tough Economy"
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (IST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
President & Chief Executive Officer, Aptara Inc
Aptara transforms content from print to digital for publishing and Global 1000 companies. Aptara enables organizations with in-house, outsourced or hybrid production models to optimize multi-channel publishing (print, portals, eBooks, eReaders & PDAs) and get new web-ready and print content to market faster than ever, with a lower total cost of production. Customers include Pearson, Bowne, Wiley Blackwell, IEEE, Deloitte and other Global companies.
Under Dev’s leadership, Aptara is playing a pivotal role in assisting the world’s leading publishers navigate and profit in the digital/mobile age. As the former head of both private and publically-held companies, Dev’s entrepreneurial drive and long track-record of operational and financial success has resulted in Aptara’s expansion and evolution, from a technology vendor to a digital solutions partner−one that is helping publishers with the transformation to the mobile world and deliver content to eReaders and devices efficiently. Aptara doubled its EBITDA and tripled the Enterprise Value in the last 3 years and was recently acquired by iEnergizer UK for $144 million.
Dev was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Communications Systems (Nasdaq: ACSC, a professional services firm) where he led seven acquisitions and the company’s IPO, having increased revenues from $36 million to $220 million in less than four years. In addition to his executive role at Aptara, Dev currently serves on the Board of Directors of several fast-growth companies in the Washington, DC and Silicon Valley Regions.
Specialties : Strategy, M&A, strategic business development, IPO, fund raising, building teams, go-to-market planning and execution
Prior to taking this management role, Dev served as a Board member for Aptara. Dev contributes to all aspects of strategic decision-making for Aptara and brings a long track record of operational and financial success to the company. Most recently he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Intelliworks, Inc. (a SaaS company), and before then was CEO of TRADOS, Inc. (global content management systems). Dev was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Communications Systems (Nasdaq: ACSC) where under his leadership annual revenues increased from $36 million to $220 million in less than four years. In addition to his executive role at Aptara, Dev currently serves on the Board of Directors of several fast-growth companies in the Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley regions.