Chitra Ragavan

Tech Executive, Advisor to CEOs, Award-Winning Journalist

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About Chitra

For more than a decade, Chitra has advised mission-driven CEOs on some of the most pressing problems confronting startups, including brand positioning, go-to-market strategy,  fundraising narrative, investor and board relations, content strategy, leadership vacuum, cultural touch-points, and change management.

Her full-time, C-Suite, consulting, and advisory board roles include $20 billion unicorn, Palantir, crypto/blockchain startup Gem, corporate intelligence startup Ground Truth Intelligence, Shark Tank standout and lifestyle brand, Alice’s Table, and track and field startup Zelos, to name a few.

Prior to becoming a trusted CEO confidante, advisor, and C-Suite catalyst, Chitra was a nationally recognized journalist at National Public Radio and U.S. News & World Report Magazine where she reported on a broad array of breaking news and policy stories, with expertise in legal, law enforcement,  and national security issues.

Thanks to two successful careers in journalism and technology, Chitra combines a technologist’s startup mindset and a knack for asymmetric problem-solving with a journalist’s integrity, doggedness and curiosity.

With this unique blend, Chitra is a hands-on, and highly sought-after people leader, asymmetric thinker, inveterate problem solver, and force multiplier for any company navigating change in today’s competitive landscape.

Media Appearances

Becker Group (Podcast)

Chitra Ragavan on the importance of a company having a narrative, how COVID-19 is changing the tech industry

Connecting Generations (Podcast)

Chitra Ragavan on identifying unique stories and how they can lead you to success.

20 Something Scaries (podcast)

Chitra Ragavan on Fear of Failure, Hard Work & Mentorship

Becker Group (podcast)

Chitra Ragavan speaks about leadership and narrative on Becker Group Women’s Leadership Podcast

Thrive Global

Meet The Women Of The Blockchain: Chitra Ragavan, Chief Strategy Officer of Gem. Discussing her role in the leading cryptocurrency startup Gem.

Crypto Token Talk (Podcast)

Episode 132: Chitra Ragavan On Making Crypto Accessible

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Please contact Chitra If you are interested in consulting, discussing full-time advisory, or corporate board roles, public speaking, and moderating.