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About Nuri Otus

Nuri Otus PressroomNuri Otus, is an accomplished and innovative Senior Executive with over 20 years experience in strategic planning, sales, services, marketing, business and organizational development, product leadership, operations and market-making in early stage and established technology organizations. Focused on architecting and building high growth teams and creating a culture for success

A tenacious sales and business development executive credited with identifying growth opportunities, opening new markets, and driving financial performance. A creative thinker who delivers on commitments with strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to develop relationships and design innovative solutions to complex business issues

Experience crafting growth and market strategies for private companies, high growth start-ups, and government entities. A trusted advisor to the executive team, founders and employees alike. A proven track record of providing measurable value in Fortune 1000 companies as well as technology start-ups

Areas of Expertise Include:
SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, Big Data Analytics, Social and Mobile, Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, Business Intelligence and Analytics and Marketplace Platforms

Specialties Include:
Bringing Vision That All Understand & Support, Producing Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Creating a Nimble Organization, Instilling Passion & Commitment Throughout, Fostering Communication that Is Consistent, Clear, & Concise, Cultivating A Humble Team, Empowering Change with Innovation at The Core, Championing Clear and Focused Direction Centered Around The Customer, Develop and Implement Sales Strategies, Strengthen Key Account Relationships, Establish C-Level Relationships Implement and Execute GTM Strategies and Identify New Business Opportunities

Nuri was the Founder and President, Sales with, Inc., which grew from zero to $55 Million in 5 years with over 90 direct reports. In addition to heading up sales and running the marketplace business, he was involved with platform and application development. With, Nuri was on the ground floor of the over 500 Billion Dollar Marketplace industry

The company would gain funding from numerous high-profile investors, including Oracle Corporation, CBS, AOL, ZDNET,, SVAngel and numerous Bay Area Technology Executives. With the help of great partnerships and investors, would grow to serve over seventy-million visitors monthly and a front facing network of more than 140 alliance partners

An interesting project from this time was the World’s Largest Wine Auction featuring over One Million Bottles of Wine., a victim of the tech-bubble bursting in the late 90s, needed to liquidate their over one million bottle inventory. Nuri managed all aspects of the auction, which took place in the heart of the American wine world, Napa Valley. The event attracted over 140,000 bidders and was dubbed the largest wine auction ever by International Press

Alliance Partners included AOL, Excite,, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Silicon Valley Bank, ZDNet, CBS and PurchasePro

Prior to that, Nuri was Vice President, Business Development for Emerald Asset Management, LLC where he managed and developed key accounts, large enterprise accounts; managed both direct and indirect sales. He built the sales organization from start-up to $22 million with 21 direct reports

Clients included Apple, IBM, Compaq, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard, Packard Bell, Sony, Acer, Toshiba, 3DO, Sega and many financial institutions

Nuri Otus thrives in business by approaching every opportunity as a challenge. His strengths are envisioning a clear business strategy and effectively communicating that vision to his partners. This leads to successful marketing and business development initiatives. Nuri’s leadership develops and fosters alliances that strengthen organizations and can drive revenue generation

As a business leader and serial entrepreneur, Nuri has developed and refined a set of beliefs that guide his personal and professional life. Nuri is determined to be a source of positive energy. He challenges himself to give more than he takes, and to live life as an adventure. These beliefs have led him to substantial success, in and out of the boardroom

Nuri has been featured on CNN and on ABC, CBS and NBC Broadcast Television News, and in Computer Reseller News, Business 2.0 Magazine, the New York Times, USA Today and Time Magazine

In the community, Nuri served on the Boards of the San Mateo Babe Ruth Baseball, Hillsborough Little League, West Bay Rams, Foster City Little League; all Bay Area non-profit organizations

Nuri has led fund raising events for non-profit organizations including: Make a Wish Foundation, Special Olympics, PARCA, Camp Okizu, Avalon Academy, NFL Alumni Association, San Mateo Foster City School District, Pacific Autism Center, Nativity School, Nueva School, Kara, Gentry Magazine and CORA

His appetite for philanthropic endeavors stems from his personal creed and world view.


Nuri wants to make a difference and through his participation and engagement in his community, he has done so.