My weekly newsletter "Scale It Up" is all about scaling up companies through leadership, team building and goal alignment.
My passion is to scale up fast growing companies by solving critical problems, finding growth opportunities and go to market plans, building strong teams and inspiring future leaders.
Currently, as the Senior Vice President (Operations) at Tala, I am leading key parts of global operations including business operations, customer operations and compliance. Alongside that, responsible critical internal processes such as annual planning and quarterly goal setting in the company. I work closely with the entire C suite and leadership team of Tala with a goal to make us operationally more effective, so that we can achieve our mission of serving the underbanked population around the world.
In my last role, as the Global Head of Operations at Udacity, I was responsible for driving successful outcomes for customers worldwide (consumer, enterprise and government). Previously, I built Udacity’s India business from the ground up.
Before joining Udacity, I was the Vice President at Paytm, one of Asia's largest fin-tech companies. I was also the Founder & CEO of EduKart.com, which became India's largest ed-tech marketplace in only five years before it was acqui-hired by Paytm. I was also the first growth evangelist for Facebook in India.
While still an undergraduate student, I founded my first company that delivered offline technology trainings across India. I captured the learnings from this journey in a book titled "Make the Move - Demystifying Entrepreneurship", which sold few thousand copies.
I am an occasional investor and I love to back founders who are trying to solve meaningful problems in areas such as climate, consumer internet, education, future of work.
I was born in India and spent most of my life there. I spent two years in the US for grad school in 2007, and then moved to the US in 2019. I was fortunate to travel around the world with my parents and gain a lot of exposure
I have been married to Divya, an incredibly amazing girl, whom I met online while I was an undergrad student in late 1990s. We dated for a decade and have been married for the next one. She is my best friend and most trusted counsel.
We have a three year old toddler, Ayaan, who keeps us on our feet and teaches us new things everyday.
My wife is a superb baker and shares my passion for travel. So seeing wonderful places & eating yummy cakes are two important elements of life outside work.