Venkatesh Rao

Maverick Marketeer, Mr. Venkatesh Rao, founder and CEO of Signature Crest Hotels & Apartments Pvt Ltd., comes with over 22 years’ experience in Travel & Hospitality industry and has held senior positions in many multinationals.

A postgraduate in Business Development, Venkatesh’s forte has been in the field of Sales & Marketing with innovative approach & long term vision. A widely travelled personality, he has excellent rapport with the officials of all Tourism departments across India and foreign shores.

As an out-of-box thinker, Venkatesh always excels at spotting potential areas and converting them into a big business opportunity. Venkatesh’s visionary thinking led him to explore many Indian tourist destinations which he then promoted into virgin places. With constant inflows of tourists and boom of Indian economy, he sensed the need for quality Service Apartments in India and found that there is no organised player in this space.

The Hotels are getting unaffordable and even then many a times there are no accommodation available for Corporate Travellers / Tourists. His mind was on wings to unleash a service which should give discerning travellers – the luxury of the Hotel and the warmth of the Home, at an easy on pocket price.

Thus, ‘Signature Crest’ – the Service Apartment division came into being. Within a very short span, Signature Crest has become India’s leading chain of Service Apartments covering all major and mini metro cities in the country. His is the only group which offers solution for management of property, marketing of property, and training of staff through their institute called Crest Management Institute this unique blend of management to marketing to training makes his group a one stop solution for all developers. As people say idea can change lives, Venkat’s latest one is actually going to drive in more clients by way of launching a unique loyalty programme as a true entrepreneur, he explores news avenues … and explodes old dogmas.

The spirit is on to dream, to dare and to do… always. True to the industry he is into, Venkatesh is a friendly, humble and down to earth person. But, at the same time, he is the task master with a big vision for his company. Plus his innovating thinking keeps his group above from the others…. No wonder he has gone places under his dynamic leadership in no time. And this is only the beginning.

Hemachandran V, Ex Senior Vice President, Max New York Life Insurance

Hemachandran Venkatarajan, a Commerce Graduate with Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management, Completed his Graduation in Professional Patterns of Management – Kinder Brothers USA, Graduate from Mckensy. Attended various in house and external training programs conducted by Wipro, Pitney Bowse, Mita Corporation, Max New York life and New York life.

He comes with 28 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Recruiting, Operations, Training, Human Resource, Strategy implementation, Product launch, process, Performance turnaround etc. He had held various positions including regional and national.

He had represented Brands like Wipro, Kilburn Reprographics, Mita Corporation, Japan, Tatung, Taiwan, Pitney Bowse, USA, Modi Telecom, Max New York life Insurance and currently an entrepreneur. His Final Assignment was with Max New York Life Insurance Co Ltd as Sr. Vice President. He is currently partnered with National Skill Development Corporation in training people in Automobile, Capital Goods, Agriculture, Logistics, Food Processing etc.

Hemachandran is a hand on Manager, Self-made Technocrat and a Competent Authority in Positioning, Branding of Insurance and Allied Services, Human Resources, Training, Recruiting with particular trust as Sales and Marketing and recall value. This is commendable since Insurance Sector (private) is a highly Competitive Business environment. A team bonding specialist uses personal touch to bond the team for a common goal.

Prime achievement was in establishing a base in new products in the southern districts where LIC was a MONOPOLY. With his Leadership and Guidance this newly created a team has shown Productivity and Financial Performances competing with other top producing regions of MAX NEWYORK LIFE INSURANCE.

He is a Motivational Speaker and a certified trainer. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Solution Bridge Management Services and Founder Managing Director, Acelane Skill Private Ltd.

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