We are excited to announce the appointment of two new executive team members. Jeff Mills has been named Global Vice President of Sales and Jai Natarajan as Vice President of Technology and Marketing. Mills will be responsible for the company’s overall international sales strategy and expanding iMerit’s blue chip client base – which already includes Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft and eBay. Natarajan will oversee technology strategy and marketing direction as iMerit continues to evolve its offerings in the data domain.
“We are thrilled to have Jeff and Jai join our team and contribute their years of expertise in sales, technology, and marketing to help execute against our vision for continued growth and expansion into new markets,” said Radha Basu, iMerit CEO. “Our customers are traveling very fast at the frontier of data-driven intelligence, and we are gearing up the team to keep pace with their needs.”
Mills joins iMerit with over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, and management. He most recently served as Chief Revenue and Operations Officer at 1-Page, where he closed dozens of large enterprise clients and served as a key member of the executive staff that took the company public on the ASX raising over $50M (A) for the company. Prior to 1-Page, Mills served as Chief Revenue Officer at Gengo and vice president of sales and partnerships at Criteo (now a publicly traded company with a $2.86B valuation). During his career, he has held several other key leadership roles at companies including Yahoo!, Sojern, SideStep (acquired by Kayak in late 2008), and Fixya.
Natarajan comes to iMerit as an established business leader and creative technologist. He most recently was the founding CEO of Xentrix, Asia’s fastest growing animation studio creating television and theme park content for top global brands like Lego, Disney, Angry Birds, and Warner Brothers. Previously, Natarajan led marketing for creative education leader Maya Entertainment (acquired by Aptech in 2010). He began his career at visual effects giant Lucasfilm, followed by a stint with Sony Electronics where he built photo and video apps for the Sony Clie PDA in 2001. While at Sony, he also worked on field trials for rich media based augmented reality broadcast of NASCAR on the Playstation 2.