Vinod started his professional career in marketing, negotiating and enabling Indian joint ventures and collaborations in Innovative technologies across Telecom, Industrial & Consumer Electronics, Hospitality and Media & Publishing, with Multinational corporations interested in Indian markets.
Vinod, went on to helm visionary ventures and projects including the first email service in India, Microsoft's first exclusive distributor in India, setting up of a certified IT Training provider with a network of over 140 centres across India, training and placing over 1 Lac engineers in IT and thereafter led a Big 4, IT Consulting organisation in India with a US subsidiary, executing multi million dollar projects for global corporations like Texaco & DST Systems.
Starting up on his own in 2005, Vinod went on to lead the formation, development & successive successful sale of an indigenously developed GIS based navigation & tracking patent and business. Since then, Vinod has moved up to investing in profitable, innovative, small ventures across India and Middle East. As an investor and mentor, with a passion for growing innovative and disruptive, brick and mortar based, Small and Medium companies with a high growth trajectory, Vinod, advises and oversees the investments already made in twenty seven enterprises, apart from mentoring over ninety entrepreneurs, across various sectors. His outstanding abilities in Opportunity Risk Profiling, Growth Potential Analysis and Predictive Market Factors have guided equity investments of around a hundred and thirty five million dollars in enterprises across 11 Sectors including Food Processing, Infrastructure, Dairy, Leather, Pharma, Consumer Electronics, Engineering and Automotive.
Vinod is Honorary President at the India SME Forum, member of the board of World Union of SMEs, headquartered in San Merino, Member of India’s Central Bank, the Reserve Bank of India’s Standing Advisory Committee on Flow of Institutional Credit to MSME Sector under the Financial Inclusion Development Department and is also a nominated member on the High Powered Monitoring Committee of National Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Hub under StandUp India of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of the Government of India.