Resume

Last updated: Feb 14, 2024

I’m an experienced product manager and entrepreneur with 14 yrs of experience in Product and Tech. Innovation has been the common thread across my career, building several 0-to-1 products, APIs, and businesses for consumers, enterprises and developers.


Location - San Francisco Bay Area

Contact: itsmeritesh@gmail.com or reach out via LinkedIn



Product @ Avail

2022 - 2023

First Product Hire

  • Launched Avail - AI Co-pilot for Hollywood
    • Using LLMs (OpenAI) and other ML APIs, I led the team to launch a Natural Language based Search and ingestion tool for Hollywood & studio executives and creators centered around IP.


Product @ Google

2015 - 2021

Product Manager @ Gmail & Workspace

  • Led multiple engineering teams to help GMail pivot to Google Workspace - a productivity platform for the future of work supporting over XXX million daily users.
  • Managed GMail’s xBn/yr consumer monetization business


Product Manager @ Android & Pixel

Led Android engineering teams building location & context features and APIs using sensors like GPS, Gyro, etc. for over 3B active devices.

  • Co-founded the Personal Safety app for Android piloting on Pixel(10mn+ users) establishing standards for the eco-system. // Hero feature showcase.

  • Launched and scaled Fast Pair (seamless h/w pairing) for Android & partners resulting in 130mn+ device activations of 300+ Bluetooth enabled devices on Android devices.


Growth PM @ Google Search & Maps

  • Brought Holiday Hours information to Google Search and Maps responsible for reducing driving on Holidays by XX bn miles.


Founder & CEO @ muHive

2011 - 2014

muHive was a ML-powered Social CRM that helped over 50+ brands manage their customer voice on all forms of unstructured data. muHive was bootstrapped, later angel-funded, and part of the Target 🎯 accelerator program


Research intern @ Microsoft Research

2008 - 2009

Two graduate school internships at Microsoft Research in the Advanced development and prototyping team working on multiple research products in the area of Search & Collaboration.



Education


Masters in CS from IIIT-Bangalore (2009)

  • Web Information Retrieval - focus on semantics extraction, algorithms & strategies for NLP & Text mining (text ML).
  • Multi-agent modeling & theory - Evolutionary game theory, mechanism design, machine autonomy & ethics(early alignment work) under Prof S Srinivasa.
  • Economic and social impact of technology - an interdisciplinary course that included readings from the fields of ICT research, developmental economics, policy, technology, law, and sociology under Prof B Parthasarathy


Bachelors in CS

Majored in “Symbolic Systems” & Software Engineering - finite automata, context free grammars, compilers, graph theory, & distributed computing.