Deval Parikh Quits Reliance Jio To Join Brightstar

Deval_parikh_reliance_jioDeval Parikh who was serving as SVP of the mobility business of Reliance Jio has quit the company and joined Brightstar as CEO of Beetel Teletech.  The company has appointed Parikh as the CEO and Director of Beetel Teletech a Brightstar Company.

Parikh will lead all Beetel business lines to include the growth of handset and accessories services, sales and distribution presence, as well as the fixed line telephone, enterprise solutions and IT peripheral functions.

Prior to joining Brightstar Parikh served as SVP of the mobility business of Reliane Jio and also led the youth segment and other national and regional roles. Additionally, Parikh has had several leadership positions at Virgin Mobile USA and Virgin Mobile India, which included leading the handset, innovation and services portfolios, as well as the Pan-American supply chain and operations.

Parikh has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology domains in both Silicon Valley (U.S.) and India, with focus on marketing, product management, engineering, supply chain and sales.

“India is a crucial market for Brightstar to continue to develop our world-leading platform for managing mobile devices across the wireless ecosystem,” said Jaymin B. Patel, Brightstar’s President and CEO. “With 4G about to take off in India, the smartphone and accessories segments are about to see one of their most rapid growth phases, and we’re now investing in the Beetel leadership team to help drive the business to its next level.”

“I am quite excited to join Brightstar India and help usher in the mobile data revolution by having a wide range of devices and telecom equipment for the Indian consumer and businesses.  This is a very promising opportunity to be part of the device ecosystem in India and I am keen to drive the business to the fullest and leverage Brightstar’s global competencies,” Deval Parikh said.

Deval Parikh is an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and he completed his undergraduate degree in engineering from North Carolina State University. He has also written several articles in technology strategy for publications such as the Harvard Business Review.

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