CelebConnect as we see it today has evolved a lot from what was an idea born out of a discussion on a very simple problem – getting celebrities for events. The startup is led by a strong team comprising Kedar Jadhav, an alumni from IIT-IIM, a CA, a media professional and a businessman. Here’s the team behind the idea and the company.
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Bhushan Maskay is a marketing enthusiast with an MBA from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Prior to pursuing his MBA, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2011. In 2013, he joined the Brand Team of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd.’s (The Times Group’s) daily – The Times of India. After completing his stints in Delhi and Lucknow across various departments, he joined the Mumbai Team. As Brand Manager at The Times of India for 3 years he looked after Maharashtra, Goa and Ahmedabad markets with new product launches, product revamps, cross-media marketing campaigns, product monitoring, P&L management and consumer engagement initiatives. In Dec 2016, he left The Times Group and founded CelebConnect.
Mr. Bhagyesh Ranade is a Graduate from S.P.College, Pune and has a post graduate degree in Mass Media from Pune University apart from being an MBA in Marketing.
His passion for Acting and Theatre has led him to perform in various theatre plays over the years in Purushottam and other famous theatre competitions. He has been a part of Sneh Productions working under Mr. Yogesh Soman.
On a professional front, Mr.Bhagyesh worked in Maharashtra Times for 2 years and was instrumental in starting their Aurangabad Edition, then conceptualized and executed events like Pune Superfast, MT Shravan Queen, Big Rewards and Theatre Festivals.
He is now a successful entrepreneur handling large scale events across India for various corporate organizations under the brand of Twiddle Designography.
Shrirang Khaparde is a sports aficionado, with immense interest and knowledge in all aspects of sports. Shrirang completed his CA in 2012 while working with R.M. Rajapurkar and Co. before moving to Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia to pursue his Masters of Business in Sports Management. While in Melbourne, he completed his CPA and worked with various Global and National Sporting Events. In August 2015, Shrirang returned to India and juggled between his CA and Sports Management career. In December 2016, he left his position as Junior Partner from R.M. Rajapurkar and Co. and became a founding member of CelebConnect. Shrirang also teaches Sports Facility Management and Sports Development courses in Symbiosis International University, Pune.