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Digital Product Management, Startups

Toronto, ON, Canada
October 15, 2019

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Digital Product Management Entrepreneurship

Toronto, Canada 416-***-****

Career Highlights

Product management specialist with 14 years of experience in the tech industry

o4 years in setting up and scaling consumer-tech and fin-tech ventures,

o3.5 years in product management and strategy, and

o6.5 years in software development and integrated circuit design and automation

Delivered high impact enterprise and consumer-facing products from ideation to launch to growth

Built strong cross-functional teams across business, engineering, sales and marketing

Managed teams and engaged with stakeholders and customers across globe

Consulted with startups in areas of blockchain, mobile applications and SaaS

Speaker at conferences/seminars on the topics of Blockchain, Product Management, Fintech, Startups

MBA in Information Management from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, 2011

Bachelor’s degree (Electrical Engineering), 2003

Moved to Toronto on an Open Work Permit (Valid till Mar 2021), with PR application in process

Functional Skills

Domain Expertise

Solution Design and architecture

SaaS, Fintech and Mobile Commerce

Creating business and product strategy

Blockchain Applications

Creating short-term and long-term value driven roadmaps

Intelligent apps and Mobile platforms

Data Analytics (SQL, Python Pandas)

Market Research and Product-Market fit

Algorithms and Automation

Growth marketing and sales strategy

Rapid prototyping using scripts (Python)

Work History

Founder and CEO Jun 2018 – Sep 2019

Credth Chain

Digital ecosystem enabling ultra-low-cost B2B2C model for small ticket finance to low-to-mid income SME employees in emerging markets like India. Currently in process of management transition.

Lead product development from ideation to launch and architected the business model and process

Spearheaded partnerships and engagement with financial institutions, channel partners and customers

Operational in 1 geography, with 30+ partner organizations and 5k+ employees

Within 1st quarter of go-live, funnelled $15K+ in loan request per month, with avg ticket size of $300

Built a 16-member team of engineers, sales, finance and marketing

Piloted a unique blockchain-based real-time settlement model for channel partners

Consulting Partner (Chief Product Officer Capacity) Apr 2017 – Jun 2018

Timbre Media

Timbre Media was equity stakeholder in ListenIn and later acquired the underlying tech

Created a SaaS and API-aaS offering by re-architecting the ListenIn product

Lead the digital product strategy and go-to-market strategy for the digital business

Involved in Product road-mapping, resource hiring, pricing and customer engagement

Founder and CEO Apr 2015 – Feb 2017

ListenIn: Audio On-The-Go

First of its kind mobile platform in India to provide a curated mix of snappy and peppy music and non-music audio from different style, language and genre scheduled for the day and occasion.

Lead product design and development including a smart contract based online content aggregation system, high-level content classification, near real-time publishing and chatbot-driven streaming

Lead a 13-member team including people from top Private FM radio, technology and marketing

Secured industry partnership with marquee players and artists from India, South-East Asia and Europe

Covered in press and media including Deccan Herald, BusinessWorld, Yourstory and other leading blogs

Finalist at multiple startup events including being an Alpha-shortlist at SurgeConf, Bangalore, 2016

Pitched the business to industry pioneers including top leadership team at a leading Media House

40K+ install base, 1.2M streams at of industry average user acquisition cost within 6 months of launch

Product Manager Jan 2012 – Mar 2015


Managed Product life cycle functions as part of EMEA printing and personal systems group

Part of the 16-member team collectively managing a $400m portfolio business

Launched regional product portfolio working alongside the global business team

Launched product pilots in consultation with the future businesses group, including leading the ideation cycle, creating business case, product planning and go-to-market

Sr. Software Engineer. Jul 2007 – Dec 2010

National Semiconductor

Designed and developed products and solutions as part of the global design automation group

Worked with company-sponsored IIT-K research lab to productize software solutions for Analog Circuit Design Automation and VLSI Circuit Design process re-engineering

Managed category-level communication through internal newsletter and product demonstrations

VLSI Circuit Design Engineer Jun 2005 – Jul 2007

Qualcore Logic

Integrated Circuit design engineer with the analog and mixed-signal group

Worked with external clients on multiple projects and collaborated with different engineering teams

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