I'm passionate about building human centered technology products that positively impact lives of people.
I started my career as an Android Developer. I led the mobile development team and owned the launch of an application which grew to more than 100,000 users. I later, as a backend engineer, designed and developed scalable APIs which could handle more than a million requests per day from 23,000 daily active users.
I lead the product vision and strategy which helped us expand our platform to 50 new countries and 2X the customer lifetime value in 2 years. Owned 2 products and multiple features from conception to a successful launch.
I own the API and Developer Experience to deliver powerful payments infrastructure to software platforms that serve small businesses by combining FinTech innovation with the power of JP Morgan Chase.
I believe education helps you develop new perspective, find like-minded people to work with, and time to discover where your passion lies.
A twelve-month interdisciplinary graduate program integrating technical instruction from Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked School of Computer Science and a deep dive into business and marketing from the Tepper School of Business.
The undergraduate program focuses on complete software development life cycle, database systems, knowledge discovery with judicious blend of business skills.
With experience and skills in all aspects of product management, I can own the complete lifecycle of the product right from problem discovery to launch and then iterating based on customer feedback.
I can talk to customers, perform user research, understand the needs and pain points, synthesize qualitative information to build new use cases, identify new user personas.
I am experienced at optimizing user conversion funnels, building low and high fidelity prototypes, copywriting, and conducting design reviews.
At my previous role, I developed the product vision and strategy which led to acquisition of 240 enterprise customers within 2 years.
I can develop a pricing and product positioning strategy for different stages of product. During my tenure as PM, I helped grow the ARPU by 35% in 1 year.
By looking at quantitative data and usage patterns, I can help you uncover insights to improve product adoption and generate new streams of revenue.
I believe in pushing the best idea forward. There is no 'I' when you are building a great product.
In 2018, I was one of the two people who were shortlisted to travel to San Francisco, USA to represent SocialCops at a global platform. I worked with co-founders and product managers from companies across the globe which gave me a good perspective into different problems that companies are trying to solve. This was the point of inflection in my career that set me on the path of product management.
As a capstone project at CMU, I was one of the 2 people from our cohort who were shortlisted to work with the HoloLens 2 team on the go-to-market strategy for education. I conducted primary and secondary research to identify new use-cases and built a prioritization framework to rank these opportunities based on customer and market needs.
Product Dissections is Youtube channel where I teardown different aspects of the user experience of a product from the perspective of a new user. From my personal experience as a product manager and a UX designer, I find this as a great way for anyone who is involved in the realm of building products to understand the mindset of their users. Videos on this channel shed light on how a new user might think and act while they are using the product. The experience that the product offers during this time can make or break the decision of whether the users will continue using their product or not. I post new videos every week!
I led the development and launch of the data collection Android application that powered the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. This project was in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to bring clean cooking fuel to 80 million women below the poverty line in just 4 years.
In this episode, I talk about how PMs often fall into the trap of being the "omniscient" product manager. They know their products inside and out, and the in-depth product knowledge can often disconnect them from the experience of first-time users. To avoid this disconnect, PMs must unlearn their product with each new feature.
I went through the complete design sprint methodology to redesign the PAT track Android app. The process started with identifying the customers, their pain points, prototyping solutions, testing the prototype with customers, prioritizing solutions and finally building a high fidelity experience.
I created a voice assisted BI tool which could give real-time product usage insights based on certain questions. This was used by sales, marketing, and product management teams to inform their decisions and hypothesis quickly, hence making the whole team data-driven.
Papertree was a startup incubated under Manipal Academy of Higher Education Technology Business Incubation (MUTBI) program which manufactured pencils from old and recycled paper. It's goal was to save trees and help in effective waste management. As an intern, I wore multiple hats and was responsible for sales, marketing, client partnerships, and running the pencil production line.
As a Google Student Ambassador during my undergrad, I led a 15-member team with students from various departments and across years to organize talks, competitions and workshops, and handled all administrative responsibilities for these events. I co-founded the Android Students Club where we mentored a group of 20 students to help them develop their ideas and build apps on the Android platform.
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