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Shyam Suryanarayanan

Founder & CEO - C-DRIVE

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Managing Partner & Chief Consultant - Starrfish Consulting

Founder and Chief Consultant of Starrfish a boutique recruitment and HR Consulting outfit focused on niche and emerging business verticals - Life Sciences, and Renewable Energies. Working across Life Sciences, Solar, Wind, and Biofuels. This was a period of 'market and business discovery'.

Zoned in on Science Research as a focus area, and launched a separate company, called C-DRIVE with a pureplay Scientific HR focus.

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Jun 2006 - Dec 2007
Director - S2 Management Consulting Pvt.Ltd.

Co-founder and Director of S2 Management Consulting Pvt.Ltd. Strong focus on large scale volume based hiring for the fast growing IT and ITES sectors.

Built a robust organization which was amongst leading staffing firms in its time in the chosen verticals.

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Jun 2003 - May 2006
Vice President - Business Development - VLinkU Learning Technologies Pvt.Ltd.

A pioneer in the the Distributed Learning and Knowledge Management Space.

Was a member of the Founding team, responsible for building a strong customer base, and evangelizing the creation of Distributed Learning environments across corporates.

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Mar 2000 - Apr 2003
Founder & CEO - C-DRIVE

C-DRIVE is a specialist Science R&D focused Consulting (HR and Business Advisory)services firm. Our focus is on catering to the R&D HR and Business Intelligence needs of industry verticals which leverage the basic sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Our clients cut across Pharma, Biotech, Agri Sciences, Food & Beverages, Personal Care, Chemicals, Material Science, Medical Devices, et al.

Our team comprises Scientist Consultants, each having a strong blend of academic research and industry experience as Scientists, in their previous avatars.

1. Panelist: Bangalore Bio 2011, HRD Panel chaired by Padma Bhushan Prof.G.Padmanaban.

2. Faculty Member: 'Enterprise Building and Innovation' Workshop organized by Dept. of Biotechnology (Govt.Of India) and ABLE at New Delhi and Bangalore: January 2012.

3. Faculty Member: North East Life Science Entrepreneurship Workshop, held at Shillong - March 2012.

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Jan 2008 - Present
Degree - University  
MBA, Sales and Marketing - International Management Institute - IMI 1997 - 1999
Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Economics and Social Sciences - Loyola College, Madras 1992 - 1995
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