Jay Dwivedi

Business Strategy, Market Intelligence for Engineered and Industrial Products

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Seasoned management/business consultant (MS Engineering and MBA) with over 25 years of corporate (Sealed Air Corp.) and consulting (Charles River Associates) experience. He is the founder of xInvest Consultants, a marketing and technology strategy firm that conducts due diligence, Voice of the Customer analysis, market/industry evaluation, competitive analysis, new product launches, and go-to-market strategies. Currently, Jay is focused on helping his clients incorporate new platforms like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles (both cars and trucks), machine/deep learning, IoT, and future of work.

Jay, with a very strong background in product engineering, has a distinct preference for companies that take pride in technology-driven differentiation of their products and services. Consequently, a typical client is a Fortune 1,000 firm or a startup that is leveraging technology to disrupt a legacy business and values guidance from consultants with deep roots in engineering and technology. Recent clients include GE, Pfizer, Schlumberger, Alcoa, Insight Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Alcoa, Jabil Circuit, Milliken Chemical, Lionbridge, Champlain Capital, among others.

Besides the US, he has professional experience in Asia and routinely works on engagements with global scope.

To contact him, please visit www.xinvest.us

work Experience

President

xInvest Consultants

April 2004 - Present

At Xinvest Consultants, our mission is to define our client's critical problems into executable solution(s). We typically work with Fortune 1,000 companies, venture capital firms, financial institutions, and startups to develop a better understanding of industries, markets, customers, technologies, trends, drivers, growth opportunities and execution of commercialization strategies.

A typical engagement for us demands extremely high level of comfort level with cutting-edge technologies and lately our focus has been on new business models based on exploitation of disruptive technologies like robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, machine learning, SaaS, TaaS/MaaS, etc.

• Advised the CEO and VP of corporate development of a tech firm with development of an entry strategy for the life sciences vertical.
• Guided chief innovation officer of an industrial firm with a market entry strategy for a B2B software and fiber optics equipment for use in oil and gas pipelines.
• Due diligence of a specialty chemicals firm for acquisition by a $19 billion private equity group.
• Created the architecture of a new healthcare business combining surgical imaging and big data for one of the world’s largest industrial conglomerates.
• Guided a $3 billion venture capital firm evaluate an investment in an early-stage startup developing full-stack software for autonomous vehicles.
• Adviser to a global private equity and venture capital firm to make an investment decision in a B2B data services company addressing supply chain inefficiencies in the materials sector.
• Developed commercialization strategy of a non-oxide ceramic product to compete with carbon nanotubes for a $23 billion Fortune 500 company.
• Adviser to a $3 billion performance chemicals company reset its business model for the automotive/Tier 1 companies in the polyolefin additives space.