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.