Gireesh Sahukar

Senior eCommerce Technologist | Thought Leader | Public Speaker

Boston, MA

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Digital Executive with deep eCommerce P&L, and platform experience in areas of product, merchandizing, relevancy, search optimization, performance tuning, catalog/conversion improvement, and activity analytics.

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Work experience

Jan 2021 - Present

Dawn Foods Global

Vice President - Digital

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Sep 2020 - Present

MACH Alliance

Ambassador

Aug 2019 - Jan 2021

Dawn Foods Global

Senior Director - Digital Technology

Dawn Foods is a global leader in bakery ingredient manufacturing and distribution. In this newly created position, I am part of the founding team building Dawn's Digital Innovation Hub in Boston and play a key role in identifying and driving the company's overall digital strategy, capabilities, and transformation.

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Nov 2016 - Aug 2019

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.

Director - Digital Architecture and Delivery

Responsible for managing digital transformation of Keurig's direct-to-consumer business which included technical solutions and overall delivery by working with cross-functional internal IT teams, business partners and SI vendors. Managed portfolio of front-end technologies, usability enhancements, SEO improvement related projects. Owned architecture, full life-cycle execution, end-to-end solution delivery, digital operations, scope, budget and internal as well as vendor resources. Developed platform roadmaps and improved site performance >300%, modernized approach to infrastructure management, eliminated multiple large proprietary technologies and contracts by adopting open-source alternatives and cloud services.

Jan 2014 - Nov 2016

Belk (acquired by Sycamore)

Delivery Manager

Responsible for managing Omnichannel re-platform initiative for Belk which includes technical solutions and overall delivery by working with cross-functional internal IT teams, business partners and SI vendors. Managing portfolio of front-end technologies, usability, search and faceted navigation related projects. Managing architecture, execution, end-to-end solution delivery, scope, budget and internal as well as vendor resources.

Dec 2012 - Jan 2014

Acquity Group (acquired by Accenture)

Senior Manager

Tasked with building and leading the search technology practice that serves the needs of the organization's eCommerce platform implementation programs. Led implementations of hybris, ATG or Oracle Commerce implementations for several of the company's large customers. Acquity Group is a leading Brand eCommerce™ and digital marketing company that leverages cross-channel digital platforms to enhance our clients' brand experiences and eCommerce performance. Accenture acquired Acquity Group in July 2013.

Oct 2007 - Dec 2012

Endeca Technologies (acquired by Oracle)

Principal Consultant

Offer consulting on implementing Endeca IAP. Designed, built and deployed customer facing websites for clients using various methodologies. Portfolio of clients include several Fortune 500 companies as well as privately held businesses; regional as well as international business units. Oracle acquired Endeca in December 2011.

Jul 2005 - Oct 2007

SmartSignal (acquired by GE)

Software Engineer

Design, develop and maintain software for business intelligence of equipment performance

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Dec 2000 - Jul 2005

University of Illinois at Chicago

Database Administrator

Built, maintained and updated a large number of databases to manage various business functions of Housing operations. Also led implementation of next generation Information Systems to serve the growing business needs. Over time, evaluated the needs and processes; simplified and streamlined many business operations thereby eliminating duplication of data; modified all databases to use a single information source removing conflicting information between systems

Dec 1999 - Jul 2000

QSupport

Team Leader

Managed a team of engineers tasked with real-time voice and web support for clients.

Education

2004 - 2005

University of Illinois at Chicago

Master's Degree, MIS

1995 - 1999

BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore

Bachelor's Degree, Chemical Engineering

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