Sanjay Pothen is a Partner at TechCXO. In this role, he advises CEOs, executive teams, and boards on strategy, operations, and finance matters. His specialty is in helping build early-stage, tech-enabled startups.
Sanjay is a former three-time entrepreneur and operator – having founded and taken companies (Pliq, Phonevalley, Digilant) from pre-product and revenue through scale-up and exit. Earlier in his career, he spent a number of years in management consulting (Arthur D. Little) – primarily advising telecom and media companies on strategy, operations, and IT issues. Sanjay began his career in audit and tax services (Ernst & Young).
Sanjay is a charter member of TiE, a global nonprofit organization focused on supporting entrepreneurs throughout the startup lifecycle. He also teaches entrepreneurship at Emerson College.
Sanjay received his B.S. at the University of California at Berkeley and his M.B.A. at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.