Josh Zaretsky, Director

By October 18, 2016Our People

Josh is a Director with AV&Co. He has spent the bulk of his career assisting technology companies with their product, marketing and growth strategies at top consulting firms such as Gartner, Oliver Wyman and Accenture. Josh has also held operational roles at Cisco, and led product marketing at Meraki, a startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Google (acquired by Cisco). He served on the Advisory Board to Warrillow and Co., (acquired by the Corporate Executive Board Co.), an advisory firm focused on the small business segment.

Josh’s particular area of interest is at the intersection of consumer and small business technology needs and cloud-enabled business models. His recent engagements include assisting a major consumer electronics manufacturer refine and launch its new tablet, helping a leading software vendor explore new SaaS opportunities, and developing an operational improvement roadmap for the $1B marketing organization of a large technology company.

Josh started his career as a speechwriter, and then worked in the Middle East assisting clients with their market entry strategies. He is the co-author of “An Unforeseen Rivalry: The Peace Process and the Jordanian and Palestinian Economies,” Research in Middle East Economics, and “Rethinking Business Strategy for the Middle East and North Africa,” The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Josh has an M.B.A. from Cornell and B.A. degrees in economics and political science from the University of California, Davis.

Josh’s work at Altman Vilandrie & Company focuses on product portfolio planning, marketing optimization, new business models, and the software, cloud and network infrastructure spaces. Josh is based at the firm’s San Francisco office.