Nauman Malik

  • Palo Alto US-CA
Nauman Malik

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Senior Product Manager

Silver Spring Networks
  • SSN is a Pre-IPO Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures-backed smart grid startup in Silicon Valley that leverages innovative open-source technologies (including IPv6, cloud computing, SaaS, and big data analytics) to build the global smart grid. 
  • Managing key software products in company's product portfolio (total contracted value: $50+ million).  Responsible for products from inception to launch and beyond. 
  • Additional focus on consumer-facing, mobile and browser based apps; SaaS/cloud, Big Data analytics, and social media integration.  
  • Key Achievements:  Have launched two key products that have resulted in multi-million dollars in sales revenue for the company.  
2008 - 2009

Senior Manager, Product Development

The Resource Group
  • TRG is a leading company that builds software technology, provides equity capital, strategic advice, and customized outsourcing solutions in the BPO sector. 
  • Spearheaded rapid development and integration of next-generation enterprise software product (neural network AI-based intelligent call mapping software, SatMap).  Captured customer requirements (UI, features, responsiveness, and changes) into actionable tasks for the engineering team in California. 
  • Wireframed UI changes (low-fidelity and high-fidelity), managed localization/internationalization of product. Responsible for product testing, integration, QA, documentation, and support.
  • Key Achievements: Focused results in quick delivery situations earning commendation from clients. Managed multiple projects in high-pressure situations with often competing priorities for clients in US and Europe. (After financial crisis of 2008/2009, business unit was reorganized and relaunched as a new company:
2007 - 2008

Senior Associate, Technical Advisory Services

  • Senior Associate in the Technology Advisory Services practice.
  • Owned workstreams, managed clients, and drove projects to completion. 
  • Analyzed business processes and developed improvements using leading methodologies. 
  • Areas of focus included: technology governance, performance management and improvement, strategic planning, program management, organizational development, change management, and outsourcing. 
  • Key Achievements: Thrived in high-expectations culture. Earned written commendation from client for winning service delivery on key engagement. Customized project management methodology for internal company-specific use. (Recruited by ex-boss to join product team at TRG.)
2005 - 2007

Senior Consultant, Strategy & Operations

Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Strategic technology and business advisory services to clients. 
  • Led teams of strategy, technology, human capital, financial advisory, and risk consultants.  Developed concept papers and collateral for go-to-market strategies.  Envisioned and perfected financial, marketing and management strategies for clients to streamline operations, improve processes, reduce costs, and increase ROI. 
  • Conducted analytical studies to assess viability of technologies.  Gathered detailed functional requirements from clients for the software coding team.  Designed a software system to replicate and simplify a complex business process. 
  • Key Achievements: Earned highest performance rating two years in a row. Defined a new company service offering along with go-to-market strategy. Earned recognition for ability to articulate to diverse stakeholders. (Recruited by KPMG partner to join his team.)
2000 - 2005

Strategic Technology Advocate


  • XMLCG is a small IT services company that focuses on XML and related technologies. 
  • Worked with clients to map out XML deployment and integration strategies using XML and related metadata technologies (XML Schema, XPointer, XSLT, RDF, XBRL) and tools (goXML Registry, goXML Transform, XML Spy, Oracle's XDK). 
  • Primarily responsible for providing tactical guidance on XML and related technology integration into the enterprise. 
  • Key Achievements: Led a client to win service-wide award for data management excellence. Successfully convinced another client to use XML (in addition to X12 ) for EDI e-Commerce engine. (Joined Deloitte after earning MBA.)




Johns Hopkins University

  • Graduated top 1% of class – GPA 3.9/4.0
  • Led winning team in Johns Hopkins Business MBA Capstone Competition for Business Strategy

Business Skills

  • Results oriented! Focused on getting things done.
  • Product ideation, strategy, evangelism.
  • Art of the collaborative buy-in.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Team-building and mentorship.
  • Strong mix of technical, business, and statistics skills.
  • Well-versed in international projects.


  • International travel and cuisine, world history, physical fitness
  • Advanced scuba diver


  • Seasoned Silicon Valley product manager with a record of successfully bringing winning software products to market.
  • Additional experience in software product development, solutions architecture and management consulting (Big-4). 
  • MS Computer Science and MBA with significant international experience, both personal and professional. 
  • Areas of experience and interests include social-local-mobile / consumer internet / cloud computing / SaaS / big data.

Social / Local / Mobile Experience

  • Facebook (power user)
  • Couchsurfing (early adopter, contributor)
  • Linked-In (early adopter, contributor)
  • Meetup (contributor)
  • Erly (early adopter)
  • Quora (user)
  • WordPress (contributor)
  • TripAdvisor (early adopter / contributor)
  • Highlight (early adopter)
  • Yelp (user)
  • Pinterest (early adopter)
  • Waze (early adopter)
  • Instagram (early adopter)
  • Cooliris (early adopter)

Tech Skills & Knowledge

  • Web application architectures
  • LAMP open source software technologies suite
  • XML and Web Services (SOAP/REST)
  • Perl, Python, shell scripting, vi editor
  • C, C++, Java, Visual Basic, HTML, JavaScript
  • SSH, Telnet, FTP, HTTP, IPv6
  • Oracle, Access, SQL
  • Unix (all flavors), Linux, MacOS, Windows



Mark Forman

“Nauman is very bright, thoughtful, and capable. He is a terrific problem solver and also has a unique capability to grasp emerging technologies to enable performance gains. As a person, he was a wonderful individual to work with.” 

Zia Chishti

“Nauman is a teriffic team member. Deeply insightful, hard working, and with great technology and technology management experience.”

Debbie Hamel

“Nauman possesses a bright, interesting mind that can lend indeterminate value at various stages of an organization. When we worked together he served as an instructor, a technical expert and a manager for a variety of projects. In each situation Nauman contributed improvements and positive impact and I still seek his input over a decade later.”

Mike Lubash

“Nauman is a personable leading edge technology centric professional who works well with heterogeneous stakeholders. He is a team player with highest integrity. His work products were timely and considered to be of exceptional value. I hired Nauman as an IT Consultant in 2004, and hired him more than once.”

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative