My name is Ritesh Nayak (itsmeritesh@) and I’m passionate about building great products.

Currently a Product Manager at Google.

2020-Present: PM on Gmail responsible for Attention management in the productivity space

2017-‘20: PM on Android for contextual OS experiences

2015-‘17: PM on Google Search - local search vertical

  • Launched Holiday Hours support on all local information surfaces like Google Search and Maps.
  • Launched ride hailing straight from Search targeting India, Brazil, SE Asia countries in addition to US and EU.
  • Launched support for many Q&A voice queries, and also helped launched V0 of the Google assistant.


Before moving to the San Francisco bay area, I built, ran and crashed muHive, a customer engagement SaaS company in Bangalore, India.

Prior to starting up I spent 5 years as a Software Engineer at ThoughtWorks, Microsoft Research and other tech companies .

This is my website which has served as a blog, portfolio, resume and also a testing ground for ideas over the last decade. In my free time, I love reading, playing and producing music, photography and traveling.

Feedback sessions

I have started offering limited feedback sessions on product thinking, strategy, finding product market fit, GTM and PM career. You can find more details about it on the feedback & mentoring page. If you or anyone you know is interested, feel free to share this resource with them.

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