New Delhi, India, January 27, 2014: Vuclip, the world’s largest independent mobile video and media company, has announced that Apurva Desai has been appointed the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Desai will oversee global accounting, financial planning and analysis, legal, human resources and other operational support functions at Vuclip. Desai brings more than 15 years of operational and financial experience with publicly- and privately-held global companies based in the Silicon Valley.
CEO of Vuclip Nickhil Jakatdar said, “We are delighted to welcome Apurva to the Vuclip team. We are confident that his experience in the mobile and digital advertising industries globally combined with an excellent track record in financial management will help continue to build upon Vuclip’s market leadership and lead Vuclip to its next level of growth.”
Desai was most recently Vice-President of Finance for Exponential Interactive, a global provider of advertising intelligence and digital media solutions to brand advertisers, managing all global financial planning and analysis, sales operations, and facilities responsibilities. Previously, Desai held leadership roles in finance at Glu Mobile, a leading mobile games publisher, Yahoo!, and Intel Corporation for over a decade. Desai began his career with Ernst & Young as a financial and information systems auditor and brings extensive global experience, having directly managed teams in the U.S., Europe, India, and China.
Vuclip has seen incredible momentum these last few years. Nickhil and the Vuclip team have done a tremendous job scaling the business in emerging markets that have been traditionally challenging for many, particularly when it comes to generating revenue,” said Apurva Desai, Chief Financial Officer of Vuclip. “I am excited to blaze new trails with the team and continue bringing engaging mobile video to users around the world while delivering compelling value to carriers, content providers and advertisers alike.
Desai earned his M.B.A. from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business and his B.S. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.