Narayan Parasuraman's Story

Narayan P.



I am a dynamic and innovative Program Management, Strategy & Operations Leader and have worked in multiple Fortune 100 companies using technology to translate visionary ideas into an executable, profit-driven reality.  I have led the strategic execution of an array of complex initiatives, using technology to streamline processes and increase revenue in various ways across the organization globally. I am highly interested in bringing my leadership experience to make a direct and immediate impact on the right innovative company. I look forward to talking about your strategic business needs.

Narayan Parasuraman Resume | LinkedIn Profile


Narayan Parasuraman

Currently Role: Head of a Global Strategic Program at Nike
Location: San Francisco (prefers to stay here)

 Strategic Global Program & Portfolio Management | Business Operations | Digital Transformation

  • Strategic Leadership for Global Corporations: Successfully executed transformative initiatives for Fortune 100 companies, integrating business and technology excellence.
  • Industries & Corporate Scale:  Led successfully in sectors such as Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Finance, Banking, Entertainment, Retail, and E-Commerce, saving $MMs throughout career at Fortune 500 companies.
  • Core Competencies Across Sectors: Developed and refined core competencies in Technology, Portfolio, Strategy, and Operations, leaving a lasting impact at esteemed companies including Nike, Gap, Kohls, Visa, Walmart, and Netflix.
  • Diverse Management Expertise: Commanded expertise in Program, Product, and Portfolio Management; Business Operations; Standardization of Systems and Processes; Digital Transformation; Cloud Migrations; Loyalty & Payments Integration; and Marketplace Development and Launch.
  • Consumer-Centric Initiative Framework: Pioneered a consumer-centric, data-driven mindset, crafting initiatives prioritizing and maximizing stakeholder value, leveraging cutting-edge technology solutions across programs.
  • Strategic Execution Superpowers: Agile problem-solver excelling in navigating ambiguity through critical thinking, consistently achieving complex strategic goals. A seasoned communicator, who leads with empathy and influences effectively at all organizational levels.
  • Cultivating Winning Organizational Cultures: Led and inspired teams of 350+ direct and indirect reports through strategic, transformational, and coaching leadership. Fostered a culture of collaboration, excellence, and innovation.
  • Trusted Strategic Partner: Seen as a trusted partner for technology and business to help drive strategic alignment of transformational initiatives, delivering complex initiatives driving business value on time and budget. Experienced in using storytelling as a tool for translating complex ideas into engaging narratives that resonate with diverse audiences, facilitating a deeper understanding and buy-in for transformative initiatives.

 Best Accomplishments

  • Championed & pioneered integrated ways of working across the Nike enterprise, fostering cross-functional partnerships with Nike technology, business, and product teams. Drove operational efficiencies, saving $200M.
  • Led the charge in spearheading Agile and Product Model transformations across a global workforce of 4,000+ employees at both Walmart, Kohl's, Gap, and Nike.
  • Collaborated with a CISO, CPO, and CSO to drive Nike's Privacy, Compliance, and Sustainability initiatives, resulting in a noteworthy achievement of $760M+ in cost avoidance and a new framework for Sustainability data analytics.

Education & Certifications:

  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering | University of South Florida
    Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronics Engineering | India
    Project Management Professional Certification | Project Management Institute
    Certified Business Analyst Professional | ITIL V3 Certification | Certified Scrum Master | Certified Scrum Professional | Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Narayan Parasuraman Resume | LinkedIn Profile