Sushant Buttan is a successful entrepreneur and businessman with over a quarter century’s worth of experience in international business. With a background in computer engineering, he started a company based out of India in the early 1990’s with a small staff of four people. This company – called Maximize Learning – was focused on building next-generation technology-based educational courseware and content. As such, Maximize Learning became a pioneer of Internet-delivered e-Learning. Over the next fifteen years, Mr. Sushant Buttan built his business into a multimillion dollar multinational organization with a global staff base of over 500 employees.
Innovative work in the world of technology-based learning led to Mr. Sushant Buttan being invited to share his knowledge as a regular lecturer at the George Mason University in Virginia. He also taught classes at the Villanova University in Philadelphia, contributing to the institution’s renowned executive MBA programme. Mr. Sushant Buttan has also been instrumental in producing technology-based content for the Manage Mentor Programme of the Harvard Business School.
Additionally, Mr. Sushant Buttan has contributed to authoritative books such as Organization and Management: An International Approach (90 0 157 7040). He has written a number of essays on technology-based learning for Chief Learning Officer and other publications.
Owing to the success of Maximize Learning and its broad and well-established base of international customers, the company was acquired by the US-based Aptara Corporation in 2005. As a result of the acquisition agreement, Mr. Sushant Buttan moved to the US headquarters of Aptara Corp to take up a position as senior vice president of Business Solutions. He lived in the United States from 2005 to 2008 and during this time managed to significantly expand the client base of Aptara Corp.