Raised as a table tennis athlete, Sachin brings the speed, agility and volatility of the game to the table (pun intended!). Couple that with almost two decades of working in advertising and digital for the world's top brands (such as Whirlpool, Apple and Coca-Cola), and one can see his advertising DNA, sensibilities and acumen flowing down to the entire team. His vision for BO has always been crystal clear – a matrix-driven creative-performance house with communication expertise on the digital platform.
Hailing from the steel city of Rourkela, Shilpi is respected by her colleagues, both past and present, for her steely fortitude and patience. Her experience spanning well over 15 years in PR has seen her handle content and relationships in perhaps the toughest category – Technology, notably Microsoft, Cisco and Tech Mahindra. She is the anchor that ties the team together and the keystone in building inter-team as well as client relationships.
Utkarsh Singh Payal
A musician at heart and ex-RJ with AIR FM Rainbow, Utkarsh (or UT, as he is known to most) is the team's in-house singer-songwriter, poet, after-hours performer and yes, after all of that, copywriter. He has been born and brought up in Digital, working in multi-agency setups such as Digitas (Vivaki, Publicis) and GroupM (WPP), before joining Bottle Openers in 2016, and has since been the ideator/word-weaver/scriptwriter on almost all campaigns of Bottle Openers.
Art & Martech Lead
Behind the biggest iMac sits the most soft-spoken man. Apurva, lovingly called Appu. But don’t let his quiet demeanour fool you – this is a man wearing multiple hats of Art Head, MarCom Lead, 3D Wizard and Technical Advisor, apart from being the possessor of a fantastically-mature-beyond-the-years-zen mode. Apurva comes to Bottle Openers after a long and fruitful career spanning about a decade with creative houses such as Mudra, having worked with stalwarts like Sonal Dabral. He is the go-to guy for design genres, brilliant visuals, website and social innovations.