Founder: – Since 2012, when Shivaram founded Retail Gurukul as a Consulting & Training company, he has helped and continues to help retailers and manufacturers, significantly improve their business performance across various metrics. He is now a much sought after Mentor, Consultant, Trainer and Speaker across multiple industry platforms.
He was earlier Tanishq’s Head of All India Merchandising, Training and Regional Sales for many years. His other experiences include stints in Exports, Watches, Pharma and Projects businesses across India.
He has a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Warangal and a PG Diploma in International Trade from The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
He is also a regular columnist for the Retail Jeweller magazine apart from an author of handbooks for the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager roles for the jewellery industry.
Businesses: – He and his all India team, have worked closely with Family & Professionally Run Chain Stores, Single Stores, Online Retailers, International Organisations, Manufacturers across India & Dubai.
Clients: –They have helped clients from Mumbai to Kolkata, Kota to Lucknow and Delhi to Cochin and Dubai. Partial list of 100+ clients includes Tanishq Jewellery, Manubhai Jewellers, WHP Jewellers, Kama Schachter, Platinum Guild International, Carl Zeiss, Puma Sports, Harsha Electronics, Titan Watches, Velvetcase.com, Tata Health+, JD Solitaire, Retail Jeweller India Mag, Senco Gold and Diamond, Kirtilals, 7Cs – Dubai, Tata Health Plus and others.
Industries: –Their clients are in industries like Jewellery, Watches, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Durables, Sports Wear, Mobiles, Salon & Spa, Eye Wear etc.
Consulting: – Profitability improvement for Retailers through end to end analysis and focus on their biggest constraints, Significant Improvement in Availability of Right Merchandise, Pricing Strategies, Sales Performance Improvement Programs, Personal Coaching Services for Owners and Senior Management Personnel of companies.
Trainings: – Trained 6000+ people in Selling Skills, Soft Skills, Product Merchandising. Both Open and Client specific programs.
Team: – His team includes professionals from the Jewellery business across various levels of expertise, experience and roles and a wide range of contacts across in the jewellery industry and beyond, which they leverage to meet clients’ objectives.