Industry Moves: Vserv, Saregama India, PlatformPlay, Mindshare


Madhusudhan Ranganathan, Saregama India VP – Digtal, has put in his papers on March 18, 2013, reports Radioandmusic. He will be serving his three months notice period at the company and is in the process of the obligatory handover to Adarsh Gupta, Saregama India business head-music, who will hold his responsibilities until the company appoints a replacement.

It’s not immediately clear where he will be heading next. Prior to joining Saregama, Ranganathan worked at Hungama Digital Media Entertainment as head distribution – mobile domestic. He has also worked with Radio City 91.1FM, Idea Cellular, Agrani Convergence and SkyCell Communications.

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Vserv.mobi, a global mobile ad network have announced the appointment of Lance Johnson as Vice President – Business Development, North America. His LinkedIn profile says that he joined the company in February. At the company, he will be responsible for strategic partnerships with developers, publishers and advertisers across North America.

Prior to joining Vserv, Johnson founded L Graham Holdings LLC, an advisory & angel LLC based in Boulder, CO and NY, NY. He has also worked with MIH as Head of Corporate Development – USA, with Nokia as Global Head of Sales & Marketing/VP, at Yahoo as General Manager, Mobile.

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PlatformPlay, a digital media company, has appointed Neha Jolly has its Director of Sales. She will be responsible for building a sales team at the company, overlook at coverage in the market across India with a set of offerings, the company is about to announce.

Prior to joining PlatformPlay, Neha Jolly worked at Nokia Navteq as regional head (North & East) – Director of Sales. She has also worked with Yatra.com as Senior Manager, Amadeus India Pvt Ltd as an Assistant Manager, and at SpancoTelesystems and communication as an Assistant Manager.

PlatformPlay, is a digital company, founded by Rammohan Sundaram, who exited NetworkPlay after selling the business to the Bertelsmann group.

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Media buying agency Mindshare has appointed Rajit Desai as Partner – Mindshare Consulting. As a part of his new role, he will be responsible for developing and restructuring Mindshare’s business consulting offering for clients in west region. He will be reporting to Sandeep Pandey, Head of Practice at Mindshare.

Prior to joining Mindshare, Desai worked at Lodestar UM as Vice President and Head of Lab center (research and strategy hub).


  • VASguy

    SaReGaMa going the Hungama way?