Always Curious and Jack of some Trades. Passionate about developing new Products & Business. 5 yrs. experience in Developing products & solving problems related to customer needs, Business Processes and new revenue generation opportunities. Faster project completions, Product Management, recruiting & developing great teams, new business development are some things which define my work and experience till now. Experience in- - Product Management - Business development - Operations Management - Revenue Management/P & L Management - Customer Experience - Team management Love reading on new startups, currently mentoring 3 startups in Travel and Events domain on Product and revenue generation. Always on lookout for new opportunities which challenge me to work better, learn better and lead better.
Senior Product Manager, Sabre
Jun 2016 to Present
GetThere is a powerful platform to book business travel and meetings, as well as the ability to integrate with expense systems for an end-to-end experience for Corporates. Majority of our customers include BTN 100. My work here is to collaborate with geographically-distributed, cross-functional teams (Business teams, Customers, Product Marketing, Developers, UX designers) and develop excellent Product features/ products for Travellers and Travel Arrangers using Agile framework. Currently working on project to Integrate UK Rail Content in GetThere (Trainline.com).
Business Head- Travel, Crown It (GoldVIP)
May 2015 to May 2016
Crown-it is an app-only, hyperlocal merchant discovery and privileges platform. It operates an O2O (Online to Offline) platform that allows local merchants to list themselves and attract consumers. I started Travel, Experiences and Events categories at Crownit. Recruited and lead team of Business Analysts, Product Managers, UX Designers, Business Development Executives, Marketing & Sales folks to grow these categories. Key roles performed: # Developed the product for Hotel bookings, Experiences at Crown it # Business Tie ups with Travel Boutique Online, Makemytrip, OYO Rooms, Cleartrip, Clear Car Rental, Cherish, GiftXOXO, Go Air, Smaaash, Adlabs Imagica, etc. # Started events for F & B category at Crownit - PubCrawls, Food walks, Match Streaming etc. # Overall Processes setup for Product Analytics and Lead Generation- using localytics- email campaigns, customer targeting. Others- MOU on-boarding, Lead Generation, Business Development.
Product Manager- Domestic Holidays, Makemytrip.com
Oct 2013 to May 2015
Makemytrip is India's leading Online Travel Agency for consumers to book Travel. My work here was of a Mini CEO to handle Complete Portfolio of Holiday Products (Destinations- Bhutan, Maharashtra) Key Roles performed: # Overall Destinations Business Strategy, Marketing, P &L, Revenue Generation responsibilities # Vendor Contracting and negotiations (Hotels, Car) & Inventory Pre-purchase (Airline, Hotels) # Seller Management (Call Centers, Retail, Franchise, B2B, Holiday Experts) & Tour Managers Management at Destination.
Project Manager- Large Scale Assesments, Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd.
Nov 2012 to Sep 2013
Educational Initiatives is a for Profit Organization working to improve Education system in India by making sure students learn with understanding and eliminate Rote learning. For this we developed online Products, conducted Large scale assessment studies. My Role here as Project Manager was to manage end- to- end execution of Projects and help in collating findings from different states for organizations like Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, MacArthur Foundation etc. to allocate funding in Indian education. Key Roles performed: # Meetings IAS officers, Head of Education and others from different states to Conduct and get permissions for assessments in there states. # Recruiting and managing team of 8-10 District/ State Coordinators. Travelling to different states and meeting NGOs, Govt. officers, Teachers. # Project Budgeting, P & L management, Managing Project timelines # Setting up processes to manage payments of 500-600 part time freelancers in different states, logistics for question paper distributions, getting them back at centers and OMR data entry. # Outsourcing of Projects to NGOs in different states to execute better and manage and reduce costs
Product Manager- Mindspark, Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd.
May 2012 to Nov 2012
Mindspark is an online tool to help students in schools learn and understand Maths concepts better. My Role here as Product Manager was to develop HTML5 Games, Remedials in collaboration with developers, UI designers, School teachers and doing testing with Students. Key Responsibilities: # Reading and researching on particular Maths topics, Conduct Student Interviews in schools and becoming an expert at topics (Read International Research Papers) # Post expertise, identify the concept to be taught, ideating for Games, Remedials through which students could learn better # Managing team of developers to release games on Tablet, websites for use in Schools
, Birla Institute of Technology and Science
Dec 2007 to Dec 2011