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Work experience

Jun 2013Aug 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 2011Jun 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 2010Sep 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 2008Mar 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 2013Mar 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 2013May 2014

Consultant

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 2013Mar 2014

Consultant

Bridgeways

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 2014Apr 2014

Analyst

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 2013Apr 2014

Consultant

Mediawave

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 2013Dec 2013

Technology Consultant

DMAnalytics.org

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 2006Jun 2006

Trainee

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

Education

Jul 2012May 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

Skills

Data
Business organizations
Business Logic
PROCESS DESIGN
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT