Makarand Utpat Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress To Co-Author New Book

Makarand Utpat will team with Brian Tracy and several leading experts from various industries to release the new book, “Ignite Your Life: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal to Their Secrets to Ignite Your Health Wealth and Success” by CelebrityPress.

Freehold, New Jersey - December 9, 2015 – Makarand Utpat has joined Brian Tracy and a select group of experts and professionals to co-write the forthcoming book titled, Ignite Your Life: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Reveal to Their Secrets to Ignite Your Health Wealth and Success. Nick Nanton, Esq. along with business partner, JW Dicks, Esq., the leading agents to Celebrity Experts® worldwide, recently signed a publishing deal with each of these authors to contribute their expertise to the book, which will be released under their CelebrityPress™ imprint.

Ignite Your Life is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2016. 

About Makarand Utpat:

Makarand Utpat is a crossover leader who has gracefully led for-profits and nonprofits.  He is credited with expanding competitive positioning and profitability of many organizations by unlocking their digital potential.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has brought the vision, process, leadership, sustainable value growth, and surefire work tools in the fabric of the workplace to rally teams and deliver results.   He is driven by high integrity and honesty.  Per him, instilling a culture of trust, giving ownership and accountability to individuals, treating them with respect, expecting the best out of them, and rewarding and recognizing them, are fundamental building blocks of what brings out the best in individuals.

Widely regarded as a turnaround expert, Makarand gets called in by C-suite executives to envision and execute game-changing turnarounds on in-flight projects, stalled programs, or new initiatives.  A proven ability to foster relationships with C-suite executives, knack for connecting with stakeholders, presenting ideas in an engaging manner, driving change, building consensus, achieving fruitful outcomes, coupled with his work ethics and attention to details is what sets him apart from his peers.

With an ahead-of-the curve affinity for technology, Makarand has masterminded results through strategic outlook, astute problem-solving skills, negotiation, harvesting buy-in from stakeholders, building partnerships at all levels, and fiscal discipline. 

To his credit, Makarand has led best-in-class initiatives in the areas of Sales and Marketing, Compliance Solutions, Customer Engagement Media Strategies, eChannels and eMarketing, Mobile & Cloud Solutions, Social Media, Digital Transformations, and Internet Technologies.

Makarand is a published author with articles, blogs, and white papers to his credit.  His work on reusable components has been referenced in designing a patent.  He also has had a privilege to co-author and share the book space with ‘who’s who’ list of CIOs, CEOs such as Facebook CIO Tim Campos, Office of the CIO Dean Lane, and many veteran thought leaders. 

Makarand’s passion for giving back through social commitment is rooted in his upbringing where he was routinely exposed to burgeoning poverty, malnutrition, youth challenges, and lack of education.  Deeply committed to social causes, Makarand is able to proudly apply his leadership skills to many nonprofits in the form of fostering nonprofit brand growth, steering nonprofits through crisis situations, IT consulting, or acting as an adviser in the capacity as trustee, on the board of directors, or executive decision-making bodies. 

To top it all, the icing on the cake is that, in his spare time, Makarand is a professional musician where he plays Indian and Western drums with musical bands and orchestras.

Makarand can be reached at (201)-819-0894, or via email at or visit  

About Celebrity Press™: 

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields. CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 1500 best-selling authors to date. 

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Kasey Kalchert

Dicks and Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®