Deboleena Dutta

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Business Development, Fundraising, Strategy, Operations, Product, Sales
Deboleena's Skills
Business Development
Strategy
Fundraising
Design
Finance
Legal
Marketing
Operations
Public Relations
Product Management
Sales
Recruiting
Technical
User Experience
Management
Programming
Growth
Background

About Deboleena

Experienced leader in food, finance and entrepreneurship: Led team on end-to end execution of product, business development, operations, marketing; Built network/partnerships in food, finance; Passionate about social impact.

I am looking for a technical co-founder (CTO) for my next start-up, a digital healthcare app for personalized nutrition to tackle health issues. I am looking for an entrepreneurial minded, customer -focussed and committed partner with a shared vision and bias for action. Looking for software engineer with good project management and architecture skills. Past start-up experience in an executive role and background in healthcare IT, biotech, big data would be a plus. Sweat equity is good for now.

Quote

Its not about ideas, its about making ideas happen. - Scott Belsky, Behance

Work Experience

CEO and Founder

HERB ‘N ZEST LLC, Innovative food consumer packaged good (CPG) sold in 300+ retail stores

July 2011 - December 2016

Product Development: developed dairy-free pesto, plant-based sauces; R&D with food scientists; manage assortment  Operations: commercialization, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, reduced cost, improved margins (10%)  Business Development: grew 1.5x yoy through partners: Unfi, Sysco, Whole Foods, Wegmans; Amazon, co-packer  Marketing: email, paid digital, events, trade promotion, social media, content, pr; reduced cost of acquisition to $35  Team Building: recruiting for growth: sales, marketing, finance and product; built rolodex in CPG, retail  Communication: presented on innovation/entrepreneurship at conferences: Impact Summit, NJIT, Tech Munch  Education: collaborated with CSA and farm-to-school on healthy eating education; advised students on start-ups

Education

Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

MBA

2008 - 2010

Co-working Space

University City, Philadelphia

2017 - Today