Founder and Ex Promoter of Gokaldas Exports. Founder and CEO, Matrix & Vectors Technologies.
An avid tennis player, Vivek’s journey in the business world much like his tennis can be defined as bold and tactical. Vivek has been the founder promoter of India’s largest apparel exporting company Gokaldas Exports that was sold strategically to Blackstone in 2011. At that point the company had 40,000 employees operating out of 38 factories. Vivek was at the forefront in growing the company to dizzying heights. His enthusiasm and smart marketing skills reflected in the growing number of customers that Gokaldas had developed over the years. He oversaw the marketing department at Gokaldas and was responsible for developing and implementing practical solutions to effectively enable client contact in the global marketplace.
Vivek has 20+ years of international fashion business and retail experience and was instrumental in setting up India’s first organized retail chain “The Wearhouse”.
After a majority stake sale to private equity firm Blackstone, Vivek exited the apparel business and went on to do a 1 year program at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in Business Analytics and Intelligence. Given his passion for data & analytics, he started Matrix & Vectors, a Business Analytics company specialising in the area of Retail and E-Commerce analytics. Vivek is also a participant at the Stanford school of Business Executive Program.