Dr. Sukumar is President of Optimal Strategix Group. He works with clients to provide strategic guidance and has assisted with developing research methodologies to solve their different problems. He has spent over 25 years in academia, and has worked with various global corporations. Sukumar taught Marketing Strategy and Marketing Research in MBA and Executive MBA programs in top U.S. academic institutions including Rutgers Business School, Thunderbird, Garvin School of International Management, the Smith School of Business at the Univ. of Maryland, Bauer College of Business, Univ. of Houston; Jones School of Management, Rice University, and Univ. of Georgia; Terry College of Business. He was Associate Dean at the Indian School of Business.
During the span of his academic career, Dr. Sukumar provided consulting services to companies in the Consumer Packaged Goods, Financial Services, Hospitality and Pharmaceutical industries. He has worked with market research firms such as The NPD Group, and IPSOS. He also co-founded two companies in the area of software development and marketing consulting.
Dr. Sukumar completed his MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in Marketing and Business Administration. His undergraduate degree is in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in India.