Newton School, a Bengaluru-based edtech startup that is building a neo-university for aspiring software developers, has appointed Dinesh Manoharhan as Vice President of Sales – Enterprise. Manoharan, who previously led sales for an American technology enabled learning company, Skillsoft and a management consulting firm, Korn Ferry, will be in charge of Newton School’s enterprise partnerships. He has extensive experience in cloud-based software products and solutions such as ERP,CRM, e-learning, and so on, across multiple markets, as well as the expertise of leading a high-performance sales team focused on driving growth. This new hire comes just a month after Newton School received a $25 million Series B funding round led by Steadview Capital.
Dinesh has worked in sales and sales leadership for 22 years in India, North America, and APAC region and will be now working closely with the delivery team and the founders at Newton School. He spent ten years in Business Development with IT and IT consulting firms, primarily in the North American market. In his last 12 years as a Sales Leader (VP-Sales) & Sr.Director with Skillsoft and Korn Ferry in India and APAC, he has managed a multi million dollar business and has been instrumental in winning large complex deals.
Dinesh Manoharan commented, “Newton is poised to transform the youth of this world by transforming them into employable technological employees. This transformation is achieved by combining expert-designed learning journeys with enabling technology. The opportunity to be a part of a transformative journey at a time when organizations are trying to hire best-in-class talent excites me to join Newton.”
“We are very excited for Dinesh to join our team. Dinesh has a futuristic vision that is set to enable Newton School to revolutionize hiring for thousands of companies. His decades long experience as full sales cycle leader will bring us new business development opportunities. We are currently building a strong brand with new innovative technologies to transform higher education. Dinesh’s association will be critical in driving up our sales and boosting enterprise revenue.” said Siddharth Maheshwari, Co-Founder, Newton School in a statement.
Newton School, founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs and college friends Nishant Chandra and Siddharth Maheshwari, aims to turn India into a global developer powerhouse through its highly personalized training platform. Newton School has successfully placed 1,500+ aspirants in over 600 prestigious companies, including Google, Lenskart, Zomato, Flipkart and Razorpay, among others, and is on track to reach 100 million in annualized run rate by 2023.