PHILADELPHIA--(Stroll is pleased to announce that its Vice President of Operations, Avik Roy, has been named a winner of the 2013 Philadelphia SmartCEO Executive Management Awards. Selected by a panel of business leaders, the Executive Management Awards acknowledge the contributions of executive-level professionals to some of the Philadelphia-area’s most prestigious companies.)--
“Avik’s expertise has helped us to not only adapt to our recent, rapid expansion, but also to improve and build upon our creative, collaborative work environment”
Roy is recognized for his ability to foster an operating environment and cultural realm that creates a high-performance team atmosphere. Since he joined Stroll in 2011, the company has experienced tremendous growth at a rate of over 100 percent each year. Roy has been successful in building out operating capacity and capabilities, while supporting performance of the business infrastructure to support that growth. His effectiveness is a direct result of his business methodology, which involves identifying the right metrics to drive performance and openly communicating each team member’s impact on the company’s bottom line.
“Avik’s expertise has helped us to not only adapt to our recent, rapid expansion, but also to improve and build upon our creative, collaborative work environment,” says Dan Roitman, founder and CEO of Stroll. “His consistent ability to produce positive outcomes is a motivator for the team and his leadership has helped us overcome challenges in order to continue on our growth trajectory. I am proud to serve alongside Avik as a member of our executive management team.”
Avik Roy previously served as Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development and Operations at Kaplan EduNeering (now UL EduNeering). He has also held leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ernst & Young LLP, and McKinsey & Co. Roy is a co-founder of MedAvante, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, MS degrees from Harvard and MIT in planning and design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from The School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi, India.
The 2013 Executive Management Award winners are profiled in the March 2013 issue of Philadelphia SmartCEO.
Stroll is a next generation education e-commerce platform whose mission is to transform lives by discovering the world’s best educational products and turning them into best-sellers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Stroll deploys sophisticated marketing analytics and an advanced e-commerce platform to drive triple-digit growth for the products it owns or licenses. The company’s flagship product, Pimsleur Approach, is the leading audio-based language learning program in the U.S. The company has increased revenue at a compounded annual growth rate of over 70% since 2002 and revenue growth in 2011, alone, was 105%. By 2020, Stroll aims to exceed $1 billion in revenue through organic and inorganic growth. For insights from the company’s executives on how to drive high growth, please visit Stroll’s Hypergrowth blog at: blog.stroll.com.