Venkat is co-founder of Chitika and has served as President & CEO since the company's inception. Venkat oversees all of Chitika's operations, including it's strategic direction and product planning, as well as corporate development.
Previously, Venkat worked at Upromise, leading the Partner Services group in the Database Marketing & Analytics division. Prior to Upromise, he worked at Lycos as the Principal Technologist in the Marketing Services group and spearheaded the development and launch of several innovative Advertising and Marketing Automation products and services across the Lycos Network.
Venkat's work has been published in several journals and conferences. Venkat holds a Ph.D. in Information Science from University of Pittsburgh.