RiseSmart promotes Joel Paul as general manager India


As one of the first hires in India, Paul has played a key resource in the Company’s establishment and rapid growth.

RiseSmart, a contemporary career transition services company has promoted Joel Paul as general manager (GM) of its India operations. Paul has overseen India operations since the beginning and successfully led the company from a two-people team in 2008 to a 100- member workforce in 2018.

In his new position, Paul will oversee the company’s in-country commercial, operational, and financial results.  He will continue to report to Dan Davenport, president and general manager-RiseSmart.

As one of the first hires in India, Joel Paul has been a key resource for the establishment and rapid growth of the Company in India. Since his association, the JCR team has seen significant growth, and expanded into areas such as office administration, data/analytics, reporting, customer support and also ventured into countries, such as Australia, Canada, and more recently Indian outplacement operations (coaching, resume writing, outreach).  Paul was also responsible for real estate, facility, vendors, benefits. Clearly, his has been an expanding and demanding role as the company has diversified operations in India. In his new role, Paul will have P&L accountability, including overseeing the sales and client services teams.

“I am excited about this new role as I would get to exercise the combination of my sales and leadership experience. RiseSmart has grown exponentially in India as organisations have become aware of the value outplacement services bring to them and we have much more planned for our stint in India as we hope to expand our business. To support our growth story, we continue to hire as we require a lot of manpower in the form of product engineers and technical leads among others,” said Paul.

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