I have always been confined to the West -- from the Western region of India to America's West coast. I completed my Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics from K.J.Somaiya College of Engineering in Mumbai. After the undergraduate degree, I went to the U.S. to pursue my Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Post graduation, for five years I was working at Cisco's Wireless Networking Division as a Senior Software Engineer and team lead of the Software Escalation team. I gained experience in design, deployment, and remediation of wireless solution deployments; with deep expertise in technologies for sports, healthcare, education, service provider and retail. My responsibilities straddled areas of Account Management, Design and Deployment, Leadership & Persuasion and Project Management. I wanted to end my sublime experience of studying, working and living in the U.S. before the seven-year itch hit, hence I decided to move back to India after spending little shy of seven years abroad. My advanced engineering education gave me the foundational tools that I honed while working at Cisco, at the leading edge of technology. My stint in the information technology has awakened me to the ways technology can enable and empower the masses including the disenfranchised. I want to use my formal management education from the Indian School of Business (ISB) to apply sound business thinking and plan for economically viable and sustainable growth of ventures or firms that I will be associated with.
Senior Software Engineer, Cisco Systems
Jun 2008 to Apr 2013
PGDM, Indian School of Business (ISB)
May 2013 to Jun 2014
MS - Electrical Engineer (Computer Networks), University of Southern California (USC)
Jul 2006 to May 2008