Sanjay serves as the President of Accent Advisors. He joined Accent Advisors in April 2008 from IBM, where he was business development executive for their small medium and mid-market business segment. Sanjay was also a management consultant in IBM’s global business services in their industrial including chemical & petroleum segment. Prior to IBM, Sanjay served in various level roles including leadership at Ethyl Corporation and Afton Chemical Corporation in R&D, technology development, and business for specialty chemicals, additives, and specialty polymers. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in chemistry from the University of Bombay, India; a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in chemistry from the University of Bombay; a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in chemistry from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Sanjay’s work experience spans across Fortune 500/1000 companies as well as small medium enterprises and start-ups. He has worked in various functional areas including business development and sales, marketing with P&L responsibility, management consulting, corporate strategy, R&D/innovation, technology and intellectual property (IP) development, product development & commercialization, supply chain management and optimization, strategic sourcing, business turnaround and transformation, organizational design, lean/six sigma, raising capital, operations, customer relationship management, international business, and entrepreneurship.
Sanjay’s professional career experience has spanned various industry verticals including specialty chemicals, life sciences, healthcare, medical devices, additives, lubricants, oil & energy, manufacturing, industrial, banking and financial services, travel and transportation, education, and high-tech.