Vijay Chattha is recognized as one of the top technology PR executives in the U.S. for his aggressive and creative approach. His PR tactics have led to multi-billion dollar client exits over the past decade. Vijay plays a role in all client strategy, pitch angles and high-level media relations. As an investor, advisor, board member and author, Vijay does more than promote his clients. He creates conversations and educates key influencers on the real story between the lines of press releases and corporate jargon.
Vijay’s insights are featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, VentureBeat, PRWeek, E-consultancy, OMMA Magazine, the Wharton Journal, and the Los Angeles Times. Vijay ranked at number 48 on The PR 50: The Best Communication Pros in Technology by Business Insider in 2012.
Vijay earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in International Relations and South Asian Studies. He co-developed his first startup while at the Wharton School of Business. While studying International Economics at the London School of Economics, he created Playboy’s College Marketing Program.
Vijay also co-created the Walk of Game, a first-ever video game landmark destination that inducted the likes of Sonic, Mario and Lara Croft into video game history. Vijay co-founded and serves on board of directors of Project Ahimsa, a global effort to empower youth through music. Vijay was also honored as one of PRWeek’s top two Young Professionals of the Year. When he’s not talking, he’s rocking; as front man for the Punjabi Hip-Hop Funk band BlackMahal.
- 06/28/10 -techcrunch.com