Venu M. Amar
Venu is a Vice President at Zodiac, a customer analytics startup that accurately predicts individual customers' future purchasing behavior and enables brands to become more customer-centric. At Zodiac, Venu leads strategy, business development and client success. He focuses on growing the firm's strategic partnerships program and working directly with clients to generate incremental revenue, reduce costs and drive long-term business value.
Prior to joining Zodiac, Venu worked at Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) and Financo. At ATP, Venu sold and led numerous strategic consulting and software-as-a-service engagements at Global 2000 organizations - including Mattel, PetSmart, Michaels and Cabela's - and helped these organizations make better strategic decisions across multiple functional areas including marketing, pricing, promotions, merchandising, operations and capital expenditures. At Financo, Venu provided advisory support for a variety of buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions in the retail and consumer goods space.
Venu holds a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is from Tampa, Florida.