Past Event

Piyush Malik will host this Fireside chat with Author Rajeev Kapur, CEO 1105 Media

Rajeev Kapur is a seasoned CEO and company builder who has poured his leadership principles in his book Chase Greatness


As a Global Business and Technology Leader and Chief Executive Officer, he  reinvents and resuscitates business cultures, transforming stagnant sales into dynamic multimillion-dollar growth for small and middle-market companies. A true rainmaker and innovator, he is  passionate about repairing broken market strategies, company cultures, and leadership stagnation to identify and capture new business opportunities.


With work experience in over 20 countries, he has built and developed powerhouse global teams, purposefully inspiring collaboration. Relentlessly strive for positive, healthy company culture, building on the core belief that a fully engaged workforce delivers high customer satisfaction and retention.


Select Accomplishments:


Increased Shareholder Value – Took a struggling 10-year-old company and grew revenue 1.5X for two consecutive years. Grew EBITDA over 20% three years in a row and increased Free Cash Flow by over 30%.


Revenue Growth – Kicked off small to mid-sized business sector at Dell and grew it to $1.6B in five years. Awarded “Manager of the Year.”


Go-To-Market Strategy – Restructured regional technology division from a $5M/quarter distributor-focused business to a $60M/quarter direct-to-consumer relationship business in less than two years.


Innovation – Revamped product roadmap to double patents to 12 in 2012. Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Winner in 2012, 2013, and 2014. First mover in the Internet of Things market.


Culture and Engagement – Recognized as one of the “Top 10 Best Places to Work in Orange County, CA.”


Entrepreneurial Mindset – “Tech America CEO of the Year” finalist 2012; Orange County Business Journal “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist, 2013. Successfully turned around three companies leading to two exits.


Change Agent - Experienced in the B2B Media, Emerging Tech (AI, IoT), Enterprise Hardware, and SaaS industries. Managing over 55 brands. Transformed print-focused business to an Events, Digital, and Marketing Services solutions company with > 15% year-on-year EBITDA growth four years in a row.

Certified - MIT AI for Business and Blue Ocean Strategy Master Class Certified; Advanced Business Valuation and Finance Harvard Business School

Shareholder Value - Three successful exits over $60M; Generated over $100M in earnings since 2007

Global Citizen - Built successful teams & business units in China, India, Switzerland, Singapore & the South Asia Market; Member of YPO since 2006.