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Technology leader in e-Commerce engineering and cloud platforms, and a strong alignment with business. Core experience in scaling platforms to meet existing and future business strategy, establishing direction, delivering results, building and managing high performance teams. Highly motivated individual and driven towards providing innovative solutions, defining strategy, and planning for successful execution.
Effective in assembling and managing a team of internal and external professionals on initiatives, to successful project completion, in adherence to existing established processes.
Expertise in operationalizing and transforming platforms to scale, increasing overall ROI.

Work experience

Dec 2016Present

Sr. Director - Cloud Engineering & Architecture


Currently owns the strategy and execution of the Public Cloud Adoption Initiative across Staples. 

Defined the technical strategy of public cloud vendor selection, inclusive of financials, budgeting, business case, and feasibility assessment. 

Providing cross organizational alignment across various key business and technical stakeholders. 

Leading the modernization and transformation work stream through innovation and vendor investments. 

Feb 2015Dec 2016

Sr. Director - Product Engineering Global e-Commerce


Led a portfolio of products, including, pricing, promotions, supply chain online, and 3P marketplace. Other key responsibilities include new product evaluation, partnership agreements, and analytics across global BU's. 

Defined the product strategy, roadmap, with a strong focus on algorithms, scale, automation, lean methodology, operational excellence and financial metrics. 

Led the third party marketplace platform from inception to $500M+ business with a growth rate of 35%, margin of 14%, and a SKU count of 540k+. 

Launched product initiatives like Ship from Store, Same Day Delivery, and Differentiated Shipping resulting in GMV of $40M+.

My team manages the product management, development, operations, audit and key business metrics for pricing and promotions platform. The Promotions platform has been scaled to achieve efficiencies resulting in savings of over $15M per year. 

Ensured development and on-going accuracy of requirements, specifications, use cases for new and existing products and features.

Jun 2014Feb 2015

Director - Platform Engineering Global e-Commerce


Championed designing large scale distributed systems, leading technical organizations, driving operational excellence in running highly available and distributed services, resulting in an annual savings of $15M. 

Hiring and developing strong leaders, driving operational focus, leveraging metrics to drive lean processes.

Ensured development and on-going accuracy of requirements, specifications, use cases for new and existing products and features.

Defined a caching strategy for and .ca, which resulted in an overall improvement by 25%.

Drove the existing operations model to be more focused on recovery and response.

Created a framework for Holiday Season 2014 Initiative (Black Friday – Cyber Monday) to absorb the program for successful and sustainable execution. 

Sep 2009Jun 2014

Sr. Principal Architect


Designed and architected the next generation cloud messaging platform increasing the ROI by 50%.

Key member of the OpenStack Cloud Computing Platform Engineering team

Responsible for the future roadmap of vertical products within the business class platform.

Evangelist of new product, technologies, automation, and measurement within the Product Engineering Organization

Implemented SCRUM within the team, moving them towards LEAN and Agile Methodologies.  

Provide metrics, reports, for the health, and growth of the platform to management.

Feb 2008Sep 2009

Data Center Manager


Successfully managed a team of 10 data centers engineer as a hands-on manager for 4 data centers across Austin, Chicago, NYC, and Washington DC Metro.

Aug 2004Jan 2008

Architectural Engineer

Sep 2000Aug 2004

Sr. Systems Engineer

Petersburg redevelopment and housing authority



BS - Commerce

University of Karachi

Core Strengths

  • Cloud Computing
  • Automation
  • Strategy
  • Product Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scalable Platforms
  • Leadership
  • CX and UX