I Know Vasukumar from more than a decade as a customer and later was associated as a Mentor / Advisor to his other companies during his serial entrepreneur journey.Vasukumar is using his vast experience of being a serial entrepreneur to guide aspiring & New Startup entrepreneurs by being their Sarathy i.e to guide through their initial journey of establishing their business.
I am sure his vast experience in building Businesses from scratch would be of immense help to all the aspirants or New Startup’s to take informed and right decisions. Sarathy as a philosophy also has intrigued me, I understand Sarathy to be there during peace and war to drive the chariot i,e business by giving the right direction, which i notice would be a mark difference between western culture of Entrepreneur Coach. I wish Vasukumar the best to help young entrepreneurs to build their own enterprises.
Vasukumar and I were business partners for ten long years. We worked on creating IT systems that had the potential to transform the way healthcare works. I have learned a lot by observing Vasukumar going about the super difficult task of building a business.
He has all the tools of trade that an entrepreneur needs – vision, keen business sense, strong execution capacity and so on. He knows how to spot talent and how to inspire people to achieve great heights.
I think he will be a very good guide to a budding entrepreneur because he will be talking straight from experience. The biggest challenge for an aspiring businessperson is to judge what will be successful in the real world. Someone like Vasukumar can share this precious knowledge that he has learned in his long business journey.
The most valuable contribution of a Sarathy is to give direction, and Vasukumar can do this admirably well.
Vasu and I were introduced through a common friend to discuss some collaboration opportunities in healthcare. In the first meeting itself we found that our wavelengths and thought process matched and we started on a journey of collaboration.
Vasu brings tremendous expertise in sales and marketing and understanding end user behaviour. He has the ability to work with different groups of people and is able to form a cohesive team for greater good.
Given his experience of having been an entrepreneur and having built teams from scratch with diverse background I believe Vasu with his ability and insight into people behaviour will be the perfect Mentor and Guide.
I met Vasu around 2010 during my consulting project with a multinational company where he was leading strategic marketing function. From the first meeting itself I started developing a great respect and warm rapport with Vasu, thanks to his cheerful, enthusiastic and most knowledgeable perspective on various aspects of strategic business management. Since then he has been a close friend and trustworthy professional with whom I have worked on various assignments and projects.
I found Vasu to be exceptionally good at identifying business potential of an idea, structuring the road map to convert the idea into a commercially viable business model and developing organization to deliver best results on business goals. Vasukumar has deeper insight into various critical aspects entrepreneurship and developing motivating competent teams. His national and international level experience at Corporates and as an entrepreneur will certainly guide the budding entrepreneurs and start ups. I wish all the best to Vasu.
Vasukumar and I worked together when my business faced some start-up challenges . Now, with his guidance and help, I have transformed our company to achieve great results by streamlining our core marketing services & its operations. When you work with a business mentor you’ll find that there are no excuses – you always stick to the plan and or face the unexpected with confidence. As a mentor, he keeps us focused and working towards our goals. This push is a vital part of our business and growth. Definitely he is a Sarathy for entrepreneurs like me and on this occasion, I am thanking him for the mentoring.
I am delighted to learn that Shri.Vasukumar Nair (Vasu etta for me) is launching a website initiative to mentor and guide entrepreneurs, in the very important early years of their startup life. A first generation enterpreneur himself, he is eminently qualified for this task – a ‘been there, done that’ person.
I am fortunate to have had some very important interactions with him in the early years of Qualitime (established in 2000). During these interactions with his clear vision and probing queries he made the right decision fo the question in hand, quite obvious. I am very happy that with his ‘Sarathy’ initiative he is planning to guide many entrepreneurs and I wish the effort all success.
As a marketing partner for Mr. Vasukumar’s company in middle-east, we had the pleasure of working closely with Mr. Vasukumar for over a year. As a bunch of young entrepreneurs stepping into the business world, Mr. Vasukumar’s guidance was very helpful and his skill in planning and execution was inspirational to us. As a warm and approachable person, Mr. Vasukumar was always available with his frank opinions and advice. Mr. Vasukumar’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, project management, sales and new business development. Our experience has shown why Mr. Vasukumar as Sarathy would be a boon for budding entrepreneurs, and we wish him the very best in this new endeavour.
I worked with Mr. Vasukumar a couple of years back for one of his Middle East ventures. My experience working with him was fantastic – he supported me by bringing out the best in me and by giving me freedom to work without compromising on the objective.
Mr. Vasukumar has extensive experience in heading businesses with the single aim of growth. He has his eye and mind on operations, finance, risk management, competition, and growth rate. The unconventional method of running a business is what Mr. Vasukumar brings from his entrepreneurial experience and this is what separates him from the other CxOs I have interacted with during my 15+-year career journey.
Mr. Vasukumar does not create fire under your seat; he creates fires inside your belly to achieve your goals. Hence, as a Sarathy, Mr. Vasukumar would be a guide for first-time entrepreneurs who are on a mission because of his ability to foresee challenges, plan mitigation, and implement contingency plans.
Mr. Vasukumar has gained extensive experience through heading multiple business, and he has learnt the rules and games of the business world on the real ground. The weightage of this experience is incomparable to academic coaching.
Vasu and me has been associated for a decade as we entered into the healthcare IT business in the Middle East. He has been an excellent source of information to learn and get mentored. He has both a grasp of the needs of the region as well as knowledge to be a mentor. He is an innovator and proactive leader. His detailed focus on the right thing to do at the right time continues to impress all who work with him.
I was Head of Finance at a Diagnostic establishment, when I first met him in connection with the Lab Information System Company roll-out, some 14 years ago. Lately, I was associated with him as an independent Financial Consultant for his premier healthcare venture.
In his most recent position, he had the responsibility to design and market a healthcare platform for interface between people, doctors and insurers. The product and marketing strategy which he adopted reflected both market understanding and people needs. He was not only able to work with his team effectively but also to perform as a leader. He brought forward all the good qualities from his team and developed a communication system through which we could easily access, understand and analyze the performance of every individual group in the team. He always acted maturely and showed good judgment, whenever it was required. His out of the box and unconventional thinking has helped the organization solve both practical issues and strategic challenges, in the most efficient way possible.
In my opinion, he would make an effective Sarathy as he would grasp the matter fast, liaise with the team to take-in there viewpoints, weigh the available options and spell them out, and aid decision making with a focus on delivery timeframes. A leader for leaders. Specially, for those who wish to make a difference, in the world.