EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Gitesh has a wealth of experience in Sales and Marketing. He has spent the last 12 years in various progressive leadership roles with Baxter/Baxalta/Shire. He led the U.S. Immunology launch team and helped bring new innovative products to market. Gitesh then transitioned into sales and sales leadership roles, coaching a new team and driving growth. Gitesh moved abroad after that, and as Immunology Business Head, had P&L responsibility for UK and Ireland. His most recent appointment was as International Franchise Lead - Hematology, Shire, where he coached country leadership teams on local implementation of global strategies.
Gitesh will lead our efforts to develop and communicate a clear and consistent enterprise value proposition and help build on our journey towards an even more customer-centric organization. He will help focus and align our efforts to deliver outstanding experiences for our customers and donors across Versiti, and help build our long term connection in the communities we serve. He will be based in downtown Milwaukee at Headquarters.
Gitesh has a BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. While Gitesh has moved around a lot (lived in 4 countries, as well as 4 states – and now has worked in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan), he remains committed to his Michigan Wolverines, especially since Jim Harbaugh returned as coach. Gitesh and his wife Neha have 3 boys – Aarav (11), Ayan (9) and Aayush (9).