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Jerry Gupta
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Jerry Gupta

United States


Northwestern University
Master of Science (MS) Predictive Analytics (Big Data)
2013 - 2014 (about 1 year)
Bentley University
MS Computer Information Systems
2000 - 2001 (about 1 year)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
MBA Management
CFA Institute
CFA Candidate (Completed Level II)

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Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Develop corporate venture capabilities. Source, develop and launch new products/services. Create company’s response to disruptive market changes. Work with Investment team to identify target sectors.Build consensus amongst stakeholders.
- Successfully launched non-insurance business in the market. Exceeded all targets by 20%+
- Core member of the team that setup innovation infrastructure.
- Identified over $1B in loss/expense reduction opportunities related to water, fire, theft and collision; Partnership discussions and user testing underway to address $150M worth of total opportunity.
- Set up corporate venture capabilities - processes, relationships, dealflow etc.
- Developed 'Internet of Things' strategy for the firm - connected home, connected car
- Created proof of concept of a transformational Web 2.0 product within 6 weeks of conception. Product received the highest customer test score for all ideas tested in 2013.
- Instrumental in sourcing, cultivating and forming relationships with leading companies - Nest, Lyft, Mobileye etc.
Director, Strategy & Innovation
Liberty Mutual Group
Work with business line heads to develop 5-year strategy plans. Develop a culture of innovation within the firm. Create innovation ideas and take them from ideation to pilot.
- Set up skunk works project; Rapidly prototyped a telematics app.
- Developed legal entity strategy for non-insurance products/services.
- Conducted statistical analysis to determine causes of poor customer satisfaction. Identified key factors.
Gigaplex Digital Media
Digital media company powered by a proprietary, integrated technology platform. We stream movies, TV shows and other entertainment content, in real time, to all devices that run the "Apps". We can stream to smart phones, including iPhone and Android, personal media players, including iPod Touch and tablets such as the iPad and Android tablets.
- 700+ titles licensed.
- Developed concept of next generation media platform that seeks to disrupt movie industry value chain.
Director of Finance and M&A
Free Flow Power
2010 - 2011 (over 1 year)
A developer of and private equity investor in renewable assets - hydro and wind. Worked directly with the CEO and Investment Partners on investments, corporate strategy development and alliances. Developed project finance models and worked with tax investors to monetize tax attributes including S.1603 Grants.
- As a key member of management team, raised $50M in institutional funding.
Baystate Biofuels
2008 - 2010 (about 2 years)
Constructed and operated bio-diesel facility with 19 MGY capacity.
- Successfully constructed and operated $1M facility. Generated revenues within first year.
Analyst - Water Sector
Flagship Ventures
Developed investment thesis for water sector.
- Sourced and analyzed the first investment in this sector - OASYS.
Associate Director
IndusView/AELR Capital
September 2005 - August 2007 (almost 2 years)
Leading M&A boutique; Private Equity JV partner of Rothschild Group. Developed strong relationships with investment firms and multinational companies. Advised clients on CEO-level issues including corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, and on pre-IPO placements. Advised global companies on market entry activities for India.
- On the leadership team for $120M structured finance IPO.
- Helped raise $30M in first round of proprietary private equity fund.
- Assisted major US/European companies in entering India market.
- Setup business entities in China, India, Russia, Poland, Brazil and Chile for clients.
- Conducted due diligence on Indian acquisition targets for US-based PE firms.
Animatix Studios
August 2005 - December 2008 (over 3 years)
A "distributed studio" that allows a networked team of world-class directors, animators and engineers, to work from locations around the globe to produce Hollywood quality animation.
Sr. Associate
June 2004 - September 2005 (over 1 year)
Private Equity M&A Group. Conducted due-diligence on transactions and developed financial models to assess acquisition viability using complex scenarios involving debt coverage and macro/microeconomic factors. Created tailored transaction advisory reports specific to key issues which addressed stakeholder concerns, valuation models, synergies, and contractual issues. Advised clients on structuring and valuation related matters
- Conducted due diligence on over $2B in aggregate assets.
Arthur Andersen Business Consulting / KPMG Consulting
2001 - 2004 (about 3 years)
Worked on technology, internal ventures and internet strategy projects.
- Post merger integration project for a private equity owned company.
- Technology due diligence for internal ventures group.
- US web strategy for a consumer electronics giant.