Rohit Iyengar is a multi-talented, globally-minded project and operations manager with a diverse set of skills and professional experience.
An Indian, born in Saudi Arabia, raised in the United Arab Emirates and educated in the United States – Rohit is truly a global citizen. He completed the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) at the age of sixteen and then completed his Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Arts + Science “Magna-cum-laude” from Columbia College Chicago at the age of nineteen.
During high-school, Rohit also ran a YouTube Channel which led to the formation of SPR Productions: an end-to-end digital-video firm targeting corporate clients. The business model was simple: keep creating simple attention grabbing videos which showcase the company’s strengths and then reach out to your audience for referrals. The success of the Music Video “Malls of Dubai” in Aug. 2011 generated so many inquiries that it became a challenge to manage along with the 12th grade IB workload!
The SPR Productions model provided steady work during college while also being a platform to collaborate with other students. During the summer, Rohit worked with Dharma Productions and Cinevistaas Ltd. in Mumbai, India. Funnily enough, the Dharma crew was already familiar with SPR Productions – owning to the success of “Bhajan 2012” earlier in the year – which was a great start to the interview! Rohit’s self-taught Audio Engineering skills – showcased on YouTube – also got him an on-campus job as Teaching Assistant for Audio Production I, usually reserved for students who have actually taken the class!
After graduating, Rohit moved to Los Angeles, California and worked in content development at Captivate Entertainment: the production company behind The Jason Bourne Series, located at Universal Studios; production with Hearst Corporation and talent representation at GVA Talent Agency (now Concept Talent Group). Rohit's last assignment in L.A. was as the Manager of International Deliveries in charge of Technology, Quality Control & Logistics at Principal Media: a leading Film & TV distribution company.
Since then, Rohit has traveled across the United States; shot and edited a Vlog-series of his Road Trip (HERE); taken online classes in computer science and computer programming; interned with an interactive-software studio; learnt about network security solutions and consulted for Beacon Energy Solutions. Rohit is currently conducting research to assess the feasibility of the new Indian Transportation Model (HERE), which is designed to improve our Urban Transportation.