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Arun Goel joins ShopClues as VP, products

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | September 28, 2015
In his new role at ShopClues, he will be building and managing services to enable merchants to scale their businesses faster and more effectively.

ShopClues, an online managed marketplace, in order to enhance its merchant services, has roped in Arun Goel as vice president, products. His focus at ShopClues will be building and managing services to enable merchants to scale their businesses faster and more effectively. He will also be responsible for providing merchants with technologies and services to be successful in the hyper-local context.

Arun Goel

Sanjay Sethi

Goel's key responsibility areas would be to build and provide world-class financial services for merchants including accounting, taxation and payment services to help them better manage their working capital. He will also look at digitising merchant businesses and assist them in increasing their sales and non-transactional revenues. The hyper-local services and technologies for merchants will include marketing, advertising, logistics, digital coupons, location aware solutions that will help buyers and sellers discover each other.

Sanjay Sethi, co-founder and CEO, ShopClues, says, "At this stage of our growth, it was imperative to bring on board someone with a vision and entrepreneurial passion. We are certain that Arun Goel's profile is a perfect fit for our requirements and are positive that, with his profound business knowledge and product development experience, he will make valuable contributions towards the growth of the company."

"I plan to continue building scalable, robust, intuitive and very easy-to-use products. I will also look at making strategic partnerships with external vendors to align with the existing strategy to grow the company's merchant base at a faster pace. My overall objective is to make ShopClues the one-stop merchant service provider to help sellers increase their sales at the POS," Goel says.

Prior to ShopClues, Goel was with Moody's Corporation as vice president, engineering, and has been associated with several other companies such as Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup and Siemens Corporation Research, at various leadership positions. An alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and ENPC School of International Management, Paris, he is a financial markets and trading expert.

ShopClues offers a complete range of services to help merchants scale their businesses and reach out to more customers.

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