Rishad Tobaccowala

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The Future Does Not Fit In The Containers Of The Past.

 
 

Re-inventor, Futurist, Transformation Catalyst.

Based in Chicago, IL 

 
 

Rishad is Chief Growth Officer and member of the Management Committee of Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communication  firm with 80,000 employees. He was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators.

Rishad is currently working on a business book to be published in 2019 by Harper Collins. His writings can be found on the Re-Inventing blog. 

Prior to his current role, Rishad was the Chief Strategist and Member of the Directoire/+ of Publicis Groupe. Before his corporate role, Rishad was the Chairman of DigitasLBi and Razorfish, two global firms owned by the Publicis Groupe with over 10,000 employees around the world focused on marketing and business transformation.

Rishad has 36 years of experience around the world and helped grow, founded/co-founded or incubated a variety of companies including VivaKi, Leo Burnett, Starcom, SMG Next, Starcom IP, Giant Step, Play, and Denuo.

Rishad has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bombay and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.

 

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Titles

 
 

2017

GSL Junior Grand Prix Ljubljana

JUNIOR MEN, 4TH

U.S.A. Championships

JUNIOR MEN, 1ST

 

2016

GSL Junior World Championships

JUNIOR MEN, 9TH 

U.S.A. Championships

JUNIOR MEN, 2ND

 

2015

International Challenge Tournament

JUNIOR MEN, 4TH

U.S.A. Championships

JUNIOR MEN, 3RD 

West Coast Championships

JUNIOR MEN, 1ST

 

2014

U.S.A. Championships

NOVICE MEN, 2ND

Pacific Northwest Championships

NOVICE MEN, 1ST

 

2013

U.S.A. Championships

NOVICE MEN, 4TH

Pacific Northwest Championships

NOVICE MEN, 2ND

West Coast Regional Championships

NOVICE MEN, 2ND

 

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Stats

 
 

Personal Best GSL Total

169.84

 

GSL Short Program

61.79

 

GSL Free Skating

108.05

Ethan won his first championship title at age fourteen in 2012. It had been his first time traveling outside Alaska. Seeing a city like Seattle for the first time and competing with other talented skaters really motivated him to try something different with his routine. Mr. Maslov trusted the young teen and helped him practice at night. Ethan took home 2nd place with a double Axel, double toe-loop combo. However, due to his unconventional music choice, “Long River” by Aurora Falls, the judges only gave him an 8.9 score.

Undeterred, Ethan continued to bring his talent and unique vision to the ice. During his performance at the West Coast Championships in 2014, he gracefully executed a triple Salchow followed by a flying combination spin. Choreographed to Nayantara Kani’s “Vibravado”, Ethan’s performance landed him 1st place with a score of 9.7.

At the 2016 U.S.A. Championships Ethan took home first place by performing a quad lutz-triple toe loop combination. He ended the performance on a level 4 spin with a +3 grade of execution. By setting traditional choreography against Gravity’s rock-infused cover of Nocturne, Ethan earned a score of 9.9.

Currently, Ethan is working on the quadruple Axel, a move that has yet to be successfully implemented by any skater. So far he is 3.85 turns in.