Ashok Narasimhan is a serial entrepreneur, active board member and investor. His expertise spans payments, mobile, retailer promotions/rewards and e-commerce among other areas. He has been instrumental in founding and successfully building several companies, including some that became billion dollar global corporations.He is the co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based OmnyPay, an omni-channel, omni-device mobile checkout and payment platform designed specifically to help large retailers.Prior to OmnyPay, Ashok was co-founder and CEO of Runa, using Big Data and real-time predictive analytics to help etailers increase conversion rates and sales. (Acquired by Staples).He was earlier the co-founder and CEO of July Systems, a provider of cross-platform mobile solutions (Private).He founded Prio, Inc. with Microsoft, American Express, Knight Ridder, Intel and others as investors and served as its Chairman and CEO, serving retailer needs for clicks to bricks promotions and loyalty. (Acquired by InfoSpace, where he then served as COO and a Board member).Prior to this, he was EVP and Head of Worldwide Marketing, Business Development, Engineering and other senior executive functions at VeriFone. (NYSE - PAY)Earlier, he was the Founding CEO of Wipro’s IT business. (NYSE - WIT)He currently sits on the Boards of several companies and organizations in areas as diverse as education, Internet portals, investment banking, software development and mobile platforms. He holds a Master’s degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management and a Bachelors degree in Physics from Madras University.
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