Gautham Parthasarathy advises clients in the specialty chemicals, packaging, animal health and automotive industries. Splitting his time between Atlanta and Chicago, Gautham effectively executes strategic C-suite, Board advisory and leadership development projects for public, private equity and family-business clients. He excels at recruiting outstanding talent to drive customer activation, improve DE&I and lead digital transformation initiatives. Recent assignments including hiring CEOs, COOs, chief commercial officers and chief product officers. Gautham leverages his 20 years of leadership experience to help clients build transformational commercial strategies. He previously led global product strategy for Cooper Standard Automotive's $2bn sealings business. Earlier, he served as vice president and general manager at Michelman, a family-owned company in Cincinnati, and Emerald Performance Materials in Vancouver, a private equity-owned firm in Vancouver. He also has held chief marketing officer roles for strategy consulting firms and conglomerates in India. He began his career at GE.
Gautham holds a BEng in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (UDCT) in Mumbai, a PhD in chemical engineering from Auburn University in Alabama and an MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University. He speaks fluent English and Hindi.
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