Anurag Gupta, EVP and Director, Connecturf Delhi, has put in his papers. His next move is not yet known. Jaidev Iyer, Head-Media Planning and Buying, MediaTurf, part of Connecturf, too, has quit. Sources have confirmed that Iyer would be joining Web18 to head Business Development for some of their portals like Cricketnext.com, Tech2.com and/or the recently launched Indiwo.com.
Confirming the development, Gupta said, “It’s going to be little more of an entrepreneurial stint, somewhere with higher growth curves.”
Prior to joining Connecturf , Gupta had a four-year stint with Indiatimes.com. He was instrumental in successfully building and scaling up the ‘subscriptions’ business of Indiatimes.com from scratch to a level where it had more than 70,000 paid users across more than a dozen unique products and offerings.
Gupta, an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, has 17 years’ experience, which has seen him working in diverse industries – FMCG, office automation, stock broking, space selling and the Internet. He has handled a wide spectrum of functions – sales, business development, marketing communication, operations management, logistics and sales administration. He has also been affiliated with the start-up of a retail stock broking organisation that he successfully built and scaled up to attain profitability in record time.