Gurpreet is Head of Telstra Ventures Strategic Synergy team. He has over 20 years global experience across industries including IT & Telecommunications, managed services, ecommerce and investment banking.
Prior to joining Telstra Ventures, he was Head of Segments and New Offers for Global Enterprise & Services – International, driving new offers and venture company solutions to targeted segments.
Before that he was Group Manager for Segment Solutions at Telstra’s Innovation, Products and Marketing division. Here he developed a new practice to focus on increasing vertical and horizontal segment market share through delivery of relevant offers to support Telstra’s Network & Applications Services business.
He has also held roles as Group Manager for Unified Communications and Group Manager for IP Telephony, responsible for the launch of Telstra’s Hosted IP Telephony service.
Gurpreet first joined Telstra in 1990 as an undergraduate and worked extensively in the area of product management before becoming Regional Director, EMEA for Telstra in the UK. He also has experience working at HSBC as Associate Director for Equity Analysis – Internet Software & Technologies and Connect.com and AAPT (Australia) as General Manager for Product Marketing.
Gurpreet holds a Masters in Marketing (Melb), a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Finance (Swinburne) and a Bachelor in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Melb).