About Sanjay Nambiar

Sanjay Nambiar is an acclaimed speechwriter and award-winning author, as well as the founder of Tengo Communications (a freelance copywriting firm) and Umiya Publishing. His experience spans a wide array of disciplines including investment banking, business development, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

As a speechwriter, Sanjay has crafted everything from 60-second toasts to 20-minute lectures. He has written for CEOs, executives, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, politicians, fathers-of-the-bride, best-men, entertainers, motivational speakers, and more. His speeches have been featured at conferences, sales meetings, weddings, funerals, wakes, and just about every other type of event and occasion.

As a freelance copywriter, he has crafted messaging for a diverse range of industries and has worked with Toyota, Epson, LG, Verizon, KPMG, Edelman, Ogilvy, One Eighteen Advertising, 64North, The Broad Center, L.A. Rotary, Flowers Foods, and many other prominent firms as well as local entrepreneurs.

As an author, Sanjay won a Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medal and a Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards Gold Medal for his debut book, “Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”. He also is the author of the award-winning “Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)” and “Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)”. In 2013, Sanjay published widely acclaimed “The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started,” a picture book that subverts the princess paradigm and encourages girls to be empowered.

Sanjay grew up in Carson, CA, where he overcame a gang- and drug-riddled environment with the help of a closely-knit family and a focus on education. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA. In his spare time (of which there is very little), Sanjay serves on the Board of Directors for Ready, Set, Read!, a non-profit organization that helps underserved families read to their pre-school age children. He also is a performer with an improv comedy troupe at the Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, CA. Sanjay lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and identical twin daughters.

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“I had to give a keynote speech to hundreds of politicians and business leaders. Sanjay captured exactly what I wanted — my history, my essence, and my message. He also gave me the confidence I needed to own the room. I came into the event feeling great and nailed the speech, even received a standing ovation. Simply could not have made such an impact without Sanjay’s help. He is one of the smartest and most talented writers I have ever worked with.”
— B.E., Entrepreneur & CEO, Florida

“Sanjay’s first draft was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! I loved it. He hit every point in my mind . . . I really did not have a thing to change. It was like all my thoughts just appeared on paper! Excellent job.”
— S.E., Entrepreneur, Speech given at a groundbreaking ceremony for a building named in the client’s honor

“Sanjay has written two very eloquent speeches for me, which expressed exactly what I wanted to convey to the audience. It was as if the words came from my own heartfelt feelings. I have no doubt I will be asking for his writing expertise in the future.”
— L.S., Community Leader

“When I dream I write like Sanjay. My wedding speech for my daughter hit her heart and everyone else in the room. I became a hero. Thank you.”
— R.K., Michigan

“I want to thank you so much for helping me write my speech. I got a lot of compliments from every one that was present in the ballroom. Some of them came to me and said that they have attended so many weddings and heard the speeches of Groom or Bride’s parents but they have never heard such a powerful and effective speech ever. It was a memorable one. Most importantly, my son and his wife were very much impressed by the speech. They told me a hundred times that it was the most amazing speech. My daughter even gave me a standing ovation. It meant so much to me because they are my own kids and they themselves are so talented. Once again, I am very grateful to you.”
— I.D., New Jersey

Testimonials for Copywriting (via my business website, Tengo Communications)
“I was about to launch my website after spending enormous amount of time, energy and money when I decided I just did not like the copy. Sanjay said he could fix it and it would not take long. Sanjay turned it around in 48 hours and modified my copy to a point that it jumped off of the page. Great job!”
— Lee Segal, CEO, Segal Commercial Properties

“Tengo Communications has dramatically focused and strengthened our marketing message. Previously, our materials were heavy on features and technical language and did not speak to our customers in a compelling way. Tengo has transformed our message. The words jump off the page and better convey what we are about and the benefits our product offers.”
— David Stevens, Director of Research & Design, Symphony Learning

“Tengo Communications is a great resource for creative, compelling copy. Sanjay Nambiar has contributed to various product-specific projects, providing catchy, “out-of-the-box” copy that hits the target market and sets the product apart from the competition.”
— Rhonda Frazier, Senior MarComm Editor, Epson

“Sanjay Nambiar has provided great copy and awesome results for my company. We’ve been re-designing our brand and needed powerful words to guide the visuals…Sanjay and Tengo Communications to the rescue. The verbiage that Sanjay provided has allowed us to add the visuals to our brand management strategy that’s created a robust sales strategy!”
— Tonya Haynes, CEO, Phoenix Business Development Group

To see additional testimonials, please visit Tengo Communications.