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Amer Akhtar

Amer Akhtar

Amer Akhtar is the CEO of Celential.ai, a venture-funded provider of AI-based recruiting solutions.

Amer’s career spans over 25 years of investment in, and operation of, technology businesses as a CXO (Chief Experience Officer), board member and advisor.

Prior to joining Thryv as a board member, Amer served in many senior operating roles at SaaS startups and at large public companies, the United States, Asia and Europe—most recently, as the CEO of a venture-backed company called Celential.ai. Amer also served as the COO and Head of U.S. of XPT, a division of the electric vehicle company NIO (NYSE: NIO).

Prior to joining XPT, Amer was VP and General Manager of Yahoo Small Business, where he managed a $100M+ technology business focused on e-commerce and online presence. Amer spent almost a decade at ADP building and running HR SaaS businesses.

After graduating from Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Amer first worked for Braxton Associates (now Deloitte Consulting) as a strategy consultant. He then ran business development for Vicinity Corporation, a provider of wireless location-based services acquired by Microsoft after an IPO, and later joined Investor AB, a $2B growth stage investment fund.