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Pranav Sharma
230 W 55th Street, Apt. 20E, New York, NY 10019
(301) 775-9392 | pranav.sharma@stern.nyu.edu
Experience
Cognizant Business Consulting
 - Global management consulting firm
New York, NY
Senior Strategy Consultant
2017 - Present
  • Facilitated consensus-driven workshops for 10 cross-functional stakeholders at a Fortune 500 firm
  • Analyzed application portfolio related risks and vulnerabilities for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical firm
  • Advised a pharmaceutical firm on cost reduction strategies within their manufacturing systems
Piper Jaffray
 - Investment Bank
New York, NY
Investment Banking Summer Associate
Summer 2016
  • Sized various markets based on industry surveys, whitepapers, and other publications
  • Forecasted a 3-statement financial model for a specialty lender to evaluate a $15M capital raise
  • Created sales materials for a digital banking provider's $20M capital raise
  • Co-managed the deal process for a virtual reality startup's $12M Series-A venture capital raise
US Department of Justice
 - Federal agency
Arlington, VA
Freelance Consultant
2014 - 2015
  • Defined records digitization strategy and gained project buy-in from cross-functional stakeholders
  • Introduced Agile development to a team of 14 resulting in better alignment with changing business needs
  • Installed an effective management team to respond to the changing needs of a bureaucratic organization
  • Modernized project reporting to increase transparency resulting in an improved client relationship
Almond Labs
 - Startup focused on enterprise solutions
Arlington, VA
Managing Partner & Co-Founder
2012 - 2014
  • Drafted contractual agreements to ensure equitable business relationships, managed company financials to ensure stability of operations, and created marketing strategy to generate qualified leads
  • Generated $350K in consulting revenue within 12 months
  • Eliminated $75K in costs for a Fortune 500 energy firm by analyzing gaps in their application strategy
  • Reduced annual costs by $30K for the US Dept. of Transportation by harmonizing their application portfolio
Portal Solutions
 - Boutique consulting firm
Rockville, MD
Senior Consultant
2009 - 2012
  • Served as engagement manager for teams creating knowledge management solutions for professional service firms and nonprofit organizations thus allowing them to streamline operations and reduce costs
Accenture
 - Global management consulting firm
Reston, VA
Consulting Analyst
2008 - 2009
  • Analyzed large volumes of data across multiple systems to generate insights that led to powerful sales
  • Coordinated change management activities across a team of 100 global management consultants
Education
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, STERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, NEW YORK, NY
May 2017
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Specialization in Strategy, and Finance
HARVARD UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SCHOOL, CAMBRIDGE, MA
August 2015
  • Graduate Certificate, Strategic Management
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK, MD
May 2008
  • B.Sc. General Business, and B.Sc. Computer Engineering
  • Gemstone: Highly selective honors thesis program