Arun Tilak, Former VP Corporate Planning and Finance of Redstone Resources LLC & STK Homes

Prabir Jha, an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur is the Founder & CEO of Prabir Jha People Advisory, a boutique platform for retained strategic advisory, talent search & executive coaching.

“Sometimes people think about a solution and then look for a problem.” – Arun Tilak

In this episode brought to you by ‘The Brand Called You’, Ashutosh Garg converses with Arun Tilak, Former VP Corporate Planning and Finance of Redstone Resources LLC & STK Homes.

“Don’t take criticism personally,” advises the corporate leader who set up Pepsi in Maharashtra from scratch. From working as a university incubator to practicing Yoga, Arun’s life story shows a great example of taking unconventional paths to reach success. Arun talks about the pros and cons of having a co-founder while building a startup. He lists down a few basic mistakes most startup entrepreneurs tend to make. The focus of the conversation then shifts to the physical and philosophical aspects of Yoga and how to practice it. Arun explains how Yoga is accepted by the western world compared to the oriental world. Before concluding, Arun advises young individuals to start their careers.

 

Arun Tilak, Former VP Corporate Planning and Finance of Redstone Resources LLC & STK Homes

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Arun has international experience across diverse industries and has served on both, for profit & nonprofit boards. He currently is the VP Corporate Planning & Finance of Redstone Resources LLC & STK Homes. Prior to Redstone, Arun was the Director of Cameron University’s Business Incubator, where he assisted startup companies, worked with local agencies in the area of economic development. Preceding his role at Cameron University, Arun worked in India for a large building materials company as V.P. Corporate Planning and at Voltas, a Tata Group company as Chief Diversification Manager. At the building Materials Company Arun was responsible for setting up a Build Operate Transfer – Public Private Partnership to develop a private deep-water berth in a public port to improve supply chain logistics. He was also the Jt. Managing Director of the company’s Indo British joint venture. At Voltas, Arun headed the operations for a Pepsi Franchise in one of India’s largest markets. He was responsible for setting up the bottling plant and for creating and building a marketing company servicing over 15,000 retail outlets  His earlier roles at Voltas included heading a Joint Venture for irrigation & well drilling in Oman.

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