Based in Los Angeles and Palo Alto, Guhan is active in Egon Zehnder’s Digital, Media and Technology practices. He draws on more than two decades of digital media and consumer internet experience growing digital P&Ls and managing significant digital transformation initiatives. Guhan has deep expertise operationalizing growth, diversifying revenue streams, productizing technologies and serving new market segments. He has a track record for building high impact cross-functional teams that have successfully grown digital businesses, making him a trusted advisor to clients.
Effectively managing a business requires the effective deployment of not just financial capital, but human capital. The latter is too often under nurtured, and I’m passionate about helping executives unlock its full potential to help achieve sustainable competitive advantage.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Guhan served as a senior advisor to investment funds and growth-stage companies and COO at Omaze, a Series B start-up. Previously, he ran the US digital networks business for Discovery Communications while shepherding the company’s digital transformation. Prior to joining Discovery, Guhan oversaw Turner Broadcasting’s New Products Group, building innovative digital products across Turner’s portfolio of news, entertainment, sports and kids properties. Guhan is an Emmy award winner for multiplatform storytelling and the winner of several Webbys for best-in-class digital products.
Guhan holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Tufts University. Born in Sri Lanka and raised in the Philippines, Guhan now considers the US home but fancies himself a global citizen. A student of transcendental meditation, he enjoys practicing living in the present, especially in recently becoming a first-time father.