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Sara Longo, a native Pittsburgher, earned a Biology degree and French minor from Allegheny College. She then spent several years in clinical smoking cessation research at the University of Pittsburgh while working as a TSS for the Watson Institute. After leaving her clinical work, she took her career in a new direction by co-founding the social sharing app, Share Closet, which ignited her passion for empowerment through technology. She now carries that passion through to her volunteer work at ACEing Autism and to her career as the Operations Manager for Speck, where she works to empower people to breathe easier.
Mr. Shirish Nandan is the General Manager, Sales and Marketing, for Okaya Power Ltd of (Microtek Group) with 16 years of experience in various sectors like consumer durables, healthcare industries & concept selling. He has been instrumental in successfully launching the Kent RO systems in eastern India and then Nasaka brand of water purifiers in Pan India. Owing to his vast network and Pan India exposure. He currently has a host of responsibilities at Okaya and is actively involved in the strategic development, product design and other key responsibilities of the Marketing division.
Pete Horton heads the AIC Wireless controls business unit (www.aic-wireless.com) at WattStopper, part of Legrand Group, in which he successfully led the acquisition in 2013. AIC Wireless provides performance based solutions through ESCO's, VARS (Value Added Resellers), and System Integrators in commercial, government and industrial applications.
Mr. Horan has been instrumental in positioning BioTector as an international leader in the field of online liquid analysis. He continues to grow the company with a strong commitment to international sales, ongoing R&D and stringent quality standards. 2012 also saw the successful launch of the BioTector System-C Analyzer for Clean Water Applications. Mr. Horan has seen continued growth throughout his tenure as CEO, with 45% for 2013.
Mr. Marzin Shroff is the Chief Executive Officer of Direct Sales and the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Eureka Forbes. He is the brand trustee of 3 Superbrands – Aquaguard, Euroclean and Eureka Forbes, and has the task of steering the largest vertical at the company. His responsibility is thought leadership, category leadership, and market leadership. Marzin proactively manages business risks and is responsible for cultivating best in class talent, along with building strong leadership and succession plans.
Marzin is a Chartered Marketer from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, and has an MBA in Marketing.
Marzin started his career as a Brand Manager at Eureka Forbes. Subsequently, he has been associated with, consulted, and trained a number of well known companies. His last stint was with Suashish Diamonds where he set up their Brand operations. In a career spanning over 17 years, Marzin has acquired multi-dimensional experience in Direct Marketing, Advertising, Strategy, Luxury Branding, International liaison & Corporate Communications. He returned home to EFL in 2006 as Sr. Vice President Strategy, Business Development & Knowledge Management and successfully concluded a joint venture deal with GE.