Shirish Netke has extensive experience in the areas of general management, sales and marketing and global operations in high-growth companies. He is currently President of Amberoon Inc. His recent roles include EVP – for Business Analytics Solutions for Saama, CEO for Microland Inc., EVP for Microland Ltd., President of Absolute Quality (AQ) and President of Enterprise Solutions of Aztecsoft Ltd. His roles entailed P&L responsibility for all business operations including, sales, marketing, finance and operations. While at AQ, he led the transition of the company from console gaming services to social gaming services. At Aztecsoft, he executed a strategy to position the company as a leader in Outsourced Product Development for software companies and grew revenues three-fold in 24 moths with a ten-fold increase in market capitalization.
Before joining Aztecsoft, Shirish held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems for over a decade in the areas of International Sales, Marketing and Channels Management. His roles included channels director for a $700M business unit and strategic sales director for software. As a part of Sun’s international sales team, he worked with customers and channel partners in 35 countries in Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. He was also the founder and chairman of the SchoolTone Alliance, a non-profit industry consortium to provide digital content to schools in the US. He began his career at Wipro Technologies as one of its first 25 employees.
Shirish has been quoted as a thought leader in the New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Chief Executive Magazine and Asia Times. His speaking engagements have covered a variety of forums such as Seoul Digital Forum, GITEX, CFO Rising and Oracle OpenWorld. He has testified as an industry expert before the California State legislature and the US Congressional Web-based Education Commission.
Shirish has an undergraduate degree from IIT Kanpur and an MBA from the University of Rochester.