Venkat Raghavan Gopalan

Venkat Raghavan Gopalan 

FOUNDER, Simply.Coach

Origin and history

Born in Chennai, India. Lived for long spells at Jamshedpur, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Latvia, Singapore and now settled back in Chennai. Had the opportunity to work with leading companies and smart leaders from around the world.

Current Position in Organization

Co-Founder, Simply.Coach – Responsible for Financials and Sales


Venkat graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science & Engineering in 1990. In 1992 he got his post-graduation degree in Product Management from XLRI Jamshedpur.


Married with a daughter who is just starting her career as a Management Consultant

Coaching experience

Certified Marshall Goldsmith coach for individuals and teams. Coaching CxOs since 2017. Mentored multiple start-ups under the Stanford Seed Spark program since 2020.

Favorite Quote

A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. — George Patton

Recommended Books

Mahabaratham, especially the small side-stories

Other Interesting Facts

Amateur Cook, week-end Golfer, beginner bridge player

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