I AM ADARSH VARGHESE.
Husband, father, digital consultant, ex-Facebook and Google employee, and musician.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, I’m currently based in Dublin, Ireland.
Before you scroll down any further, please watch this video first, sing along and laugh a little. My family recorded a (mostly) Irish version of George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ for St.Patrick’s Day 2020 to lift the mood during what was the first-ever locked-down St.Patrick’s Day weekend in Ireland’s history.
GET TO KNOW ME A LITTLE
WORK: I’ve spent the past ~17 years working in multiple roles, across different domains. I’ve taught music to school children, worked on software tech support teams at ValueLabs, gained consulting experience at Deloitte, and have worked in numerous ad product, operations and online marketing-related roles at Google and Facebook.
Over the years, I’ve developed expertise in online strategy, online advertising and online ad operations. I owned and ran Spangg, a Hyderabad-based marketing agency, from August 2013 to December 2018. At Spangg, I worked with a team and leveraged my expertise to help brands gain meaningful business results via digital media. Look up the old website at Spangg.com — I’m proud of the work we did as a team! Read more on my LinkedIn profile.
MUSIC: My favourite way to unwind and be creative is by composing, practising, recording and performing music with my mates from SpeakEasy Brownie. We released several songs in 2019 and are working on more for 2020. Since May 2020, I’ve been volunteering with What’s The Scene?, a platform that facilitates the discovery of independent artists, helps promote them and fosters a connection between artists. Read more about my music here.
ROUND TABLE: I’m the Secretary of the Dublin Chapter —Dublin 203— of Round Table International. Our organisation focuses on facilitating friendships and networking among men and supporting the local community through fundraising and charity events. Read more about Round Table International here.
FOOD: I’m a serious foodie. While in Hyderabad, I considered myself an expert on the city’s food scene — I’ve dined at over 250 local restaurants. I’ve also been learning to cook since mid-2018 and have been improving with every passing week. Proof? My daughter recently said to her mom –and I quote– “I never not like anything my father cooks!”
TRAVEL: Travelling to new places, immersing myself in new cultures and meeting new people makes me happy! I’ve travelled to over 16 countries and counting. Road trips are my favourite way to travel. I’ve road-tripped across most of central, east and south India and highly recommend exploring India by road. Speaking of road trips, our 9-day drive across the UK in 2017 was memorable! We spent a week driving around Greece in April 2019. Fun!