Kapil Menda

Kapil Menda

Education

Education
Sep 2008 - Oct 2009

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Cass Business School

Electives: New Product Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Financial Analysis, Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

IP Commercialization Strategy Development: Research & Enterprise (London, UK) – MBA Intern

·Developed a strategy for commercializing an Augmented Reality Location Based Mobile Application. Analyzed various business and revenue models within the mobile Applications and advertising market in the UK and developed a business plan for commercialization

·This business plan was selected to represent City University at a global technology entrepreneurs competition “Idea to Product” at University of Texas, Austin

Marketing Strategy: Houxou Ltd (London, UK) - Market Research Analyst

·Performed market research (Primary and Secondary) of the Business Continuity Services industry in the UK. Analyzed company financials, operations and services against market conditions and divided the market in three segments based on their level of attractiveness.

·Developed a marketing strategy to re-position the firm within the Business Continuity Services market to cater to Start-ups, SMEs and Venture-Capitalists.

Management Consulting: Porting House (Warsaw, Poland) - Consultant

·Performed a holistic review of the management and operations of this video game outsourcing business as part of a 6-member team. Carried out financial, operational and market analysis and suggested recommendations to improve operational efficiency and business development

Aug 2001 - May 2005

Bachelors in Engineering

Anna University
  • First Class with Distinction
  • Courses: Digital Design, Telecommunication & Switching, Computer Networks, Computer Hardware & Interfacing

Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Mar 2008

Senior Project Engineer

Wipro Technologies

  • Specialised in integrated chip design and verification of chips built around complex microprocessor and memory architecture for this £2.5 billion, 70,000-employee, international corporation.
  • Achieved a customer satisfaction rating of 4.8 / 5, the best for the development centre, when leading the design of an IP module for autonomous testing of client’s flash memory memories; Designed and implemented the module from requirement specification through to implementation.
  • Successfully completed client’s project on a new technology within a competitive time frame of one month, significantly reducing client’s delivery time to market. Coordinated all design and verification activities and liaised with the client’s design team to develop a memory interface based on a new technology
  • Handled the design and verification of memory interfaces for various memory standards such as Double Data Rate (DDR) and Single Data Rate (SDR) memories, with a 4 member team.
  • Suggested and implemented a new verification methodology for the client, enabling significant reduction in time for verification for IP’s in the future
  • Played a key role in the team by ramping up a new and inexperienced team in quick time to enable efficient turnaround time in the project. Worked with a 4 member team to prototype an integrated ‘System on Chip’ solution, enabling our client to reduce time to market of final integrated solution
  • Worked with an 11 member team across multi-sites for the design and verification of a System on Chip (SoC) solution built around complex microprocessor architecture. Contributed extensively to the design and verification environment through reviews, technical presentations and verification of various IP’s

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Skills

Skills

Verilog

C Programming

Microsoft Office Suite

Market Research

Technology Management

M&A Analysis

Securities & Derivatives

Corporate Finance

Financial Analysis

Accounting

Business Analysis & Planning

Summary

I am a recent MBA Graduate from Cass Business School, London (a Global Top 50 Business School according to The Financial Times, Forbes and others) with a concentration in Corporate Strategy and Finance. My career interests revolve around Corporate Strategy, Business Planning, Merger & Acquisitions, Product Management and Business Development within the Technology and/or Financial Services Industry.

I am also an experienced electronics engineer and prior to my MBA I worked with Wipro Technologies in their Semiconductor Division designing and verifying Integrated Chip solutions around microprocessor and memory architecture for their client, Texas Instruments. As part of my role, I also gained considerable experience in handling and managing client expectations and relationships. 

Outside of my professional interests I am an avid sports fan and enjoy playing cricket, basketball and tennis. I also love following trends within technology industry in my free time through technology blogs and sites and always on the lookout for new applications/services to improve computer productivity/efficiency. 

Additional

  • Extracurricular: Orchestrated PEOPLESWEEK, a bi-annual event focused on team building, communication and creating a productive work environment; Represented the Cass Cricket Team at MBAT in HEC, Paris.
  • Work Authorization: UK, India

Interest

Reading Technology articles and blogs, Playing Basketball, Cricket & Tennis