Bringing years of marketing and business management experience in both startup and world-class companies, Poonam is the founder and CEO of The MedTrava Group, a company that specializes in outsourced healthcare services connecting patients and corporations with affordable, high quality medical treatment available in India and around the globe.
Having held executive positions in several high tech companies, Poonam leverages diverse international experience and successful track record in strategic planning, product marketing & management, including marketing rollout, communications and positioning. Most recently she was at Sun Microsystems where she had global responsibility of the outbound marketing for Sun’s Software Business Unit. Prior to that, Poonam was CEO, GeoMosaic, a consulting firm providing services in strategy, marketing and business development for companies in the US and in India. She has also served as Vice President of Global Marketing in both publicly and privately held companies such as Commerce One, InferData and Webtaggers.
With a keen focus on bringing innovative technologies to market, Poonam was part of the core team responsible for taking Pervasive, Inc., a leading supplier of embeddable database software, to a successful IPO. At Tivoli Systems, Inc., (acquired by IBM), she oversaw the definition, positioning and promotion of the company's applications management solutions. In this position, she managed the $100M product portfolio and the executive relationships with industry leading corporations such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, Microsoft and Seibel. Poonam served as a member of the core team responsible for leading Exterprise, Inc., a provider of collaborative process management software, to a successful acquisition by Commerce One.
Poonam has served on numerous boards of non-profit and community organizations. She has been written and quoted in numerous national and regional publications such as Austin American Statesman, Business Journal, Financial Times, Tribune, National Herald and other publications.
As an active member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Poonam has been involved with the TiE community for a number of years and is the former President of the TiE Austin chapter and is currently chairing TiE’s Global Women’s Initiative. Her past contributions include Board positions in the India Community Center, Nargis Dutt Cancer Foundation, and Saheli, an organization focused on women’s and children’s wellbeing. She also sits on the board of Dalhousie Hilltop School, a fully residential school for children in kindergarten through 10th grade. As a co-founder of this educational institution, Poonam continues to be actively involved in the strategy and growth of the school.