Founding Roots

Shivaram is  a much sought after Mentor, Consultant, Trainer and Speaker across multiple industry platforms. He founded Retail Gurukul in 2012 as a Consulting & Training company. Shivaram has since helped and continues to help retailers and manufacturers, significantly improve their business performance across various metrics.

He was earlier Tanishq’s Head of All India Merchandising, Training and Regional Sales for many years. His other experience 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 Jewellery magazine sharing this knowledge and expertise. He is also an author of handbooks for the Store Manager and Assistant Store Manager roles for the jewellery industry. Since late 2016, Shivaram has expanded his learning into Digital Marketing also regularly uses Facebook Live and other e-learning tools to connect with his clients.



He works with clients in Mumbai, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Delhi, Cochin and Dubai.

A partial list of 100+ clients includes:

  1. Tanishq Jewellery
  2. Manubhai Jewellers
  3. WHP Jewellers
  4. Kama Schachter
  5. Platinum Guild International
  6. Carl Zeiss
  7. Puma Sports
  8. Harsha Electronics
  9. Titan Watches
  11. Tata Health+
  12. JD Solitaire
  13. Retail Jeweller India Mag
  14. Senco Gold and Diamond
  15. Kirtilals
  16. 7Cs – Dubai
  17. Tata Health Plus and others.

Focused 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.

Varied Segments and Industry

Clients come from various segments like Jewellery, Watches, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Durables, Sports Wear, Mobiles, Salon & Spa, Eye Wear etc.

Profitability through 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.

Passionate Trainer

Trained 6000+ people in Selling Skills, Soft Skills, Product Merchandising. Both Open and Client specific programs.

Experienced Team

The Retail Gurukul team includes professionals from the Jewellery business across various levels of expertise, experience and roles. Shivaram has a wide range of contacts across in the jewellery industry and beyond, which they leverage to meet clients’ objectives.

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