/// Devaraj Southworth, EVP, Strategic Partnerships at Zipmark (formerly American Express)

October 4, 2012  |  TMA Speakers

Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Zipmark

Devaraj has been actively working at the intersection of business, online media and mobile technology for more than fifteen years. Devaraj recently joined Zipmark from American Express where he served as VP of Product Strategy and Partnerships and helped build “Serve,” American Express’s digital wallet (mobile payments) platform. He was responsible for overall business performance including product strategy, building, managing, developing online and entertainment partnerships and technology deployment. Prior to American Express, Devaraj was the Founder and President of iThink Labs, an online media services, and advertising technology agency. Devaraj also founded 30Seven Design, an interactive design agency which was successfully sold in 2008. Prior to his digital agency life, Devaraj spent his career in management consulting, strategic planning, marketing and operations. He has held positions at Accenture and Deloitte Consulting, where he consulted for such companies as Avaya, AXA Financial, Bristol Myers Squibb, GE, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Pfizer, and Altria. Devaraj holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Organizational Psychology and Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University, and studied Business, Entrepreneurship and Japanese at Kansai International University in Osaka, Japan. He currently serves as an LP to ENIAC, a mobile venture fund, and is an Angel investor in several early stage companies both in the US and in India. Devaraj also serves as Vice-Chair to The Second Chance Foundation, a not-for-profit formed to alleviate poverty and promote food security in India. Devaraj has been quoted in numerous publications including the Washington Post, OMMA, Media Post, The Economic Times, and Times of India.

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