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Strategic and collaborative digital Product Leader with vast experience in launching and growing products for different markets including financial services, weather, energy, and education. Mentor for Product Managers. Enthusiastic about making an impact on people’s lives by leveraging digital and emerging technologies.

17+ years of a career spanning software development, software design, product marketing, and management. Education includes engineering and an MBA.

Product Manager – Digital Product Development, Prudential Financial 2015 – Present

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Led and launched the first consumer-facing mobile app for Prudential Retirement, while overseeing design, experience, and development.
    • Oversaw roadmap with a product development spend of more than $6M per year, achieved retention of $350M AUM, helped win sales of clients worth $10B.
    • Achieved an app download of 700K in 2 years, with more than 100K monthly active users
    • Increased customer satisfaction rating from 1.8 to 4.6
  • Created product strategy and roadmap for Mobile App and Voice to place Prudential at the forefront of technology
  • Led the industry-first retirement account access capability for Amazon’s Alexa helping achieve retention and growth
    • Received industry award and the Prudential award for Innovation and Business Value creation using Technology
  • Delivered strategy and roadmap guide to implementing web analytics on participant and sponsor/advisor websites
  • Founded internal usability/user testing practice in collaboration with Business Resource Groups

Product Development/Management:

  • Managed the overhaul of the websites to comply with the law for Web Content’s Accessibility
  • Led responsive design of the investment allocation product to improve usability and accessibility
  • Managed many medium enhancements to participant website by ensuring the accessible, mobile-friendly UX

Senior Product Manager – Mobile Apps, AccuWeather 2011 – 2015

Strategy and Leadership:

  • Led revenue and product strategy and increased advertising revenue by 150% in a year
  • Formulated and guided strategy for the Internet of Technologies platforms including auto and wearable segments
  • Managed the product pipeline, projects, and resources that contributed nearly $10M/yr revenue to the organization
  • Implemented strategy for paid application model, oversaw pricing and generated profit of $1M in three years
  • Established usability research in the product development process and led the practice with the help of a vendor
  • Managed vendor/partner relationships with Google, Amazon, Usertesting.com, BlackBerry, and BugSense
  • Built a talented team of product managers through hiring and mentoring

Product Management:

  • Launched & managed 25+ products on Android, Amazon, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, Connected TVs & Wearables
  • Directed design to improve the UX which resulted in design awards, increased rating, and recognition from Google
  • Improved customer focus and utilized insights from metrics resulting in a growth of users by over 2000% in 3 years
  • Won design awards and was featured by Google, Amazon, Verizon, BlackBerry, and leading technology press
  • Achieved #1 search ranking, increased rating from 3.0 to 4.4, and grew users from 1M to 35M with 10M active users
  • Positioned AccuWeather among the top two ranks within Android & BlackBerry markets out of 500+ weather apps
  • Introduced, established, and led the efforts to track and analyze user behavior with the help of Google Analytics

Co-founder, Akount (Part-time, passion project for a start-up) 2014

  • Product Management: Led product for a mobile app that helped teach the basics of accounting in a game format

Product Intern, Schneider Electric (MBA Summer Internship) 2010

  • Product Management of a web app designed for executives to make energy efficiency decisions

MBA Student Consultant for AccuWeather, Smeal College of Business (APEX, Capstone Project) 2009-2011

  • Product Management: Led a five-person team to analyze data and create new web product requirements including wireframes and business plan that identified a revenue opportunity of more than $1M in 2 years
  • Generated new revenue by identifying a new business client and helped close a deal of $100K
  • The success of this work led me to a full-time job of Product Manager at AccuWeather
  • Product Marketing: Led website design, development, and email marketing to organize a conference for 500 attendees
  • Helped establish social media strategy and playbook for small businesses
  • Penn State University, Smeal College of Business University Park, PA

    Master of Business Administration – Marketing, Supply Chain Management. GPA: 3.6 2009 – 2011

    PES Institute of Technology Bangalore, India

    Bachelor of Engineering – Telecommunication, Grade: Distinction 1999 – 2003

    National Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, India

    Professional Diploma (Certification) – Web Computing and Programming, Grade: Distinction 1999 – 2001

    • Prudential Business Value Award For Alexa 2018
    • W3 Silver Award 2014
    • Team of the Month 2014
    • W3 Silver Award 2013
      • Business Strategy
      • Product Management and Marketing
      • Analytical
      • Team Leadership
      • Product Leadership

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