VP of Marketing at ecobee
Rahul Raj unlocks the potential of brands to better the world and the bottom line. Rahul builds winning brands. Rahul is leading a team to drive the consumer adoption of technologies that save money and the planet. This builds on a foundation of successful turnarounds and innovation pipelines that he has developed for some of the world's most iconic brands including Coca-Cola, Purina, Bounty, Nutella, Tic Tac, Lifesavers and Coffee-mate. Rahul is a serial innovator. As the Director of Sustainability + Merchandising Innovation at Walmart.com, he incubated new revenue streams to deliver economic and social impact. For these efforts, he was honored with Walmart's Innovation Champion Award, a fellowship with the Aspen Institute and by GOOD magazine as 1 of 100 people pushing the world forward in 2013. Rahul leads with purpose. He founded and developed Meal Exchange, mobilizing 87,000 students to address local hunger. The non-profit organization has raised over $3M to feed those in need, and been recognized by TIME magazine as "revolutionary". Rahul is passionate about his work. He derives great joy from engaging teams to solve complex problems, and is regularly invited to speak about his expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and purpose-driven careers.