As Vice President of Sales, Ishan will lead monetization efforts for local business ads, wedding, real estate and classifieds. He will lead the sales vertical and be responsible for revenue growth while building the best-in-class team at Lokal. With this strategic move, Lokal aims to leverage Ishan’s expertise in scaling businesses and teams, thereby achieving a targeted growth rate of 100 Cr in revenue.
Ishan has over 14 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in creating and executing the sales roadmap for his previous organizations. Prior to Lokal, he led national sales for B2C lending business at ePayLater, where he was responsible for growing the business 80x in 3 years by india largest retail segment, i.e. Kirana stores. It also comes with a decade of rich experience, having worked at Vodafone where he played a key role in retail sales. He has led large sales teams of over 1000 members, generated over 100 Cr in monthly sales and worked in multinationals as well as startups.
Commenting on the new appointments, Jani PashaCEO and co-founder, Lokal said“Ishan is an exceptional addition to our team.. As Lokal continues to bring digital opportunities to Bharat and aims to become a leader in the hyperlocal market, Ishan’s business leadership and strong track record in building top performing teams will further accelerate our vision. We at Lokal are delighted to have Ishan on board and believe our business can reach new heights under his leadership.”
Ichan KajariaVice President – Sales, Lokal said“I was deeply impressed by the Lokal neighborhood–directed approach to solving the language barrier for Bharat. The ambition and leadership of Jani and Vipul in leading a motivated team was particularly promising. I felt connected to the mission to add value for local businesses. After perfecting the district launch manual, Lokal is on the cusp of massive growth. My goal is to help drive 100x growth and solidify its base in the hyperlocal market in the years to come.”
Founded in 2018, Lokal’s mission is to empower hyperlocal communities by enabling its mostly non-English speaking users to share, interact and transact in their regional language. Local users have access to hyperlocal information such as local news, daily commodity prices, local jobs, real estate, matrimonial, infomercials and classifieds that would otherwise be scattered across local newspapers. The app is available in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Gujarati and Marathi, and has 10 million downloads with a presence in over 180 districts across South India. Having achieved unparalleled user density in Tier 2 and 3 deep slots in India, Lokal has been backed by renowned investors, namely 3one4 Capital, India Quotient, Y Combinator. To find out more click on: https://getlokalapp.com/