StarterPPC Strategist Gaurav Dharmwani Says He Loves Working with “The Smartest People On Earth”

As a Google Ads strategist for our sister company, StarterPPC, Gaurav says he learns from his coworkers daily and has grown as both a person and a professional in the two years since he joined the team—which is pretty crazy, since he initially turned down the job offer!

“I didn’t want to work at night,” he admits. But lucky for us, he acclimated quickly to the schedule and says the work environment is very positive and encouraging.

A day in the life of a Google Ads strategist

These days, Gaurav spends his time examining accounts and working with the StarterPPC client managers to develop strategies that will ultimately help their clients achieve success with paid ads. Of course, this is sometimes easier said than done.  

“At StarterPPC, we work with very small businesses that don’t have big budgets,” he explains, adding that because they have little opportunity for experimentation and testing new strategies, they have to be creative when figuring out how to deliver results in less time. 

Clearly it’s working, because we’ve heard the amazing client feedback and seen the results ourselves. Recently, Gaurav shared, they were able to graduate two clients to Solutions 8 within just a couple of months of them coming to StarterPPC.

Gaurav in the Mountains

What about when he's off the clock?

If it’s sports or outdoor related, Gaurav is probably (okay, definitely) on board. 

A self-proclaimed outdoor person, he loves “doing everything outdoorsy.” That includes traveling—especially going on road trips—and sampling new cuisine wherever he roams. 

When it comes to sports, you can find him playing cricket, football (I’m guessing the non-American variety), badminton, running, walking, biking, and working out at the gym. I sure hope he signed up for our internal fitness challenge!

Where is home base?

Gaurav is from Kanpur (nicknamed Manchester of the East), a city in India located on the banks of the River Ganges. He has lived in various places throughout the country, but he says he came back to Kanpur at the start of Covid. 

One of his favorite places is Kashmir, in northern India. “Kashmir is truly heaven on earth. I visited with family a few years back, and it remains one of my best travel memories,” Gaurav shared. 

Of course, there is always more traveling to do. 

“At this point in my life, I only want to see as many places as possible,” he told me, which explains why his top three bucket list items are: Travel, Travel, and Travel. (LOL.) 

Gaurav would love to do a bike trip to Ladakh (Google it; you won’t be disappointed) and says he has been dreaming of it for quite some time. 

Gaurav in the Water

Rapid fire: Fun facts about Gaurav

A skill he would most like to learn? 

“I want to become a 360-degree digital media buying specialist, so I would want to acquire skills in other media channels and programmatic advertising.” 

If he could create a new invention? 

“I would like to create the treatment for chronic kidney disease. Currently there is no treatment available in the world. In india there are approximately 14 million people suffering with it with 1 million new patients adding to this tally every year.” 

Finally, when asked to describe himself in three words, Gaurav said:

“Tenacious. Compassionate. Patient.”

Admirable qualities, indeed. Thanks for sharing, Gaurav!




Pamela Sapio

Pamela is the Senior Content Writer at Solutions 8. When she’s not writing, you can find her hiking in the woods with her dogs. She is currently on a quest to visit every national park in the United States.