Abhishek Kumar

Abhishek Kumar

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

Product Management Intern

Google Inc
  • Conceptualized a workflow-engine that standardizes process design by separating business logic from source code and reduces errors, to be used across several business organizations at Google
  • Managed Personalized Help project for Google Play; sourced requirements by interviewing customers, prioritized competing features and created the product development roadmap(PRD)
  • Analysed impact of v2 launch for a beta testing platform; noted reduced turnaround time and better segmentation of testers, and suggested increased adoption of the product
Oct 2011 - Jun 2012

Technical Lead

Yahoo! Inc
  • Led ‘Rewire’ project, re-architectured data stores for two Yahoo Mail components, and consolidated data-centres by collaborating with cross functional teams; ‘Rewire’ led to an annual saving of 300M USD
  • Optimized storage for Yahoo Mail by uniquely identifying attachments using extensive analysis of operational data and removing duplicates, leading to 66% saving of storage‐space
  • Organised info-sessions as Young Professional Ambassador for Teach for India (TFI) at Yahoo and recruited prospective candidates for TFI fellowship; was featured in TFI’s monthly newsletter
Apr 2010 - Sep 2011

Senior Systems Engineer

Yahoo Inc
  • Coordinated with global teams, identified KPIs, statistically analysed and brought down the fetch failure threshold from 20% to 5%, improving quality of service and customer experience
  • Global‘ Single Point of Contact' for Yahoo Legal team to answer court subpoena requests (~ 5000 per day); implemented fixes to‘ Legaltool' to enable reliable and timely service
  • Developed best-practices for server setups, monitoring and alerting for Yahoo Mail; improved turnaround time by 70%, and automated the processes eliminating need for human intervention
  • Coordinated efforts across multiple business-units Showcase, an annual Yahoo innovation event attended by over 5000 employees; also won award from CEO ‘
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010

Systems Engineer

Yahoo Inc
  • Systems Engineer Recognized as best performer in 20-person Yahoo Mail Operations team and was ranked exceptional in both potential continuum and sustained performance(Box 1 in the 9-Box model)
Apr 2013 - Mar 2014

VP of Technology

Darden School of Business

Darden Student Association is the student government at Darden. It is elected by a voting process where the entire class of 320 students participates

  • Led a team of 10(5 second-year and 5 first-year) students that comprised the Darden Student Technology Advisory Board(DSTAB).
  • Advised CTO and IT directors of Darden School of Business to improve technology at the school
  • Be the voice of the entire student body(640 students) and influence the technology team to incorporate pressing needs of the students in their product roadmap
  • Advised the technology team on several projects like iOS/Android app development, improvement of learning management system, developmentof student systems, voting systems
  • Designed and enforced global email policy
Oct 2013 - May 2014


Borrowed And Blue

Borrowed and Blue is a Charlottesville-based online start-up focused on connecting brides to vendors for destination and themed weddings

  • Designed an algorithm to assign a likelihood-to-buy score to all potential customers to improve the success rates of calls made by salespersons
  • Understood the data and analysed it using R, Tableau to drive business insights.
  • Designed the algorithm using Neural Networks, SVMs, Random Forests, and Logistic Regression
  • Designed experiments and A/B tests by implementing the algorithm to validate the hypothesis and reported findings to the CEO of the company
Dec 2013 - Mar 2014



Bridgeways provides customizable data centre monitoring and management software

  • Performed extensive competitive analysis of the existing landscape and explored gaps in the current market offerings, also explored potential partnerships and bolt-on acquisition targets
  • Understood the product capabilities and designed use-cases and user personas based on them that addressed the existing market gaps
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014


Big Data in Marketing

This project was a part of Big Data in Marketing elective

  • Designed crawler to scrape relevant data from AirBnB pages using import. io
  • Analysed the data using R to understand user sentiments and to suggest what attributes of posts lead to maximum conversion in terms of guest stays
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014



Mediawave is an Egyptian start-up working on a context-aware music-discovery platform

  • Designed the global go-to-market strategy for their confidential proprietary product
  • Understoodd the product capabilities and designd use-cases and user personas based on them
  • Explored potential B2B partnerships for new markets
Jul 2013 - Dec 2013

Technology Consultant


DMAnalytics.org is used to publicise Darden's Marketing Analytics course

  • Established the online presence of the website on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to drive more traffic to the website
  • Redesigned the website and aligned the content and design to the new vision and strategy of the founder, Prof Raj Venkatesan
May 2006 - Jun 2006


Yes Bank Limited
  • Conducted extensive market research about the evolution of the global banking industry and recommended improvements for Yes Bank Ltd based on my findings


Jul 2012 - May 2014

Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

University of Virginia
  • Active member of Darden Technology Club, Consulting Club, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, and Photography Club
  • SY Tutor: Selected by faculty to be a tutor for Operations core curriculum for first-year students
  • UVa Mentor: Volunteered to mentor 2 UVa undergraduate students interested in careers in high-tech industry
  • GMAT 740
Jul 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering)

Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University BHU
  • Coordinated first ever alumni reunion for Electrical Engineering Society, ITBHU
  • Volunteered to teach C Programming (Advanced level) during my senior year to freshmen




Business organizations

Business Logic