Parag is an entrepreneur at heart. For the past 20 years, Parag has successfully led sales and marketing efforts for several venture-backed startups and multi-nationals. He has time and again built multi-million dollar businesses starting from scratch as well as rapidly grown existing businesses across the globe. His expertise scales across verticals, company size and geography.
His first two venture backed start-ups were in the telecom hardware space and both had successful exits for the investors. Subsequent venture backed start-ups were in telecom software, motion sensors and global outsourced back-office verticals.
Parag understands the challenges entrepreneurs face, having run his own marketing software company that he bootstrapped through consulting and built it into a successful business.
He and Andy reunited at the global outsourced back-office start-up – High Street Partners. At High Street Partners Parag built the Mid-Atlantic region into the leading region across the country. High Street Partners was sold to HG Capital in 2014 for $100MM and was rebranded as Radius. Parag ran the private equity business for Radius.
Recently, he and Andy reunited again at the Maryland Venture Fund. At Maryland Venture Fund, portfolio companies benefit from his deep sales and marketing experience.
Parag started his career at TTC (now JDSU) where he held several sales responsibilities over seven years. He also led North America marketing for Siemens AG, SIE (ETR) and global marketing for Spirent Communications, SPT (LON).
Parag is well known as a connector in the Mid-Atlantic community. He holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has a MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.