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Hi, I’m

Ashwani Garg

Product Management - Startup growth hacker!!
Bengaluru,Karnataka
Ashwani Garg

Summary


Innovative product management professional enthusiastically working as Senior Product Manager to leverage in-depth knowledge of product lifecycle management. Highly skilled in trend forecasting and competitive market analysis and illustrated over 9 years of superior industry performance in the space of Fin-tech & Marketplaces.

Am a natural problem solver & a growth hacker who’s crazy for Innovation->Execution->Scale.

Overview

9
years of professional experience
5
years of post-secondary education

Work History

Cactus Communications, Bangalore, Karnataka

Senior Product Manager-Acquisition & Intelligence
2021.10 - Current (2 years & 9 months)

Job overview

  • Developed an entire ecosystem of tools & marketplace for freelance scientists across US, Canada & Europe, delivered explosive growth from 900 downloads to 1.5 Million within an year!! App Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.rdiscovery&hl=en_IN&gl=US
  • Researched market opportunity and defined customer segmentation and value proposition, as well as the pricing, licensing, and marketing and sales content to launch a subscription product -"Prime Pack" A suite of research enabler AI tools & achieved 10X of targeted GTV. https://researcher.life/
  • Leveraged a cross organizational opportunity to host research freelancers on a scientist marketplace - Kolabtree(Internal startup venture), hence the retention for our platform went up by 2X & conversions for Kolabtree went up by 3X.
  • Led Ul/UX and Engineering teams using Agile to develop Operational Insights Web (Cloud) and Mobile applications, working with internal stakeholders and customers to incorporate feedback into application.
  • Launched Operational Insights (Web & Mobile), created forecasts and metrics reporting in PowerBI, defined Product strategy, Customer acquisition strategy, and Go-to-Market.
  • Prioritized Product Roadmap with developers, aligning the product vision with the market needs and business strategy.
  • Evangelized product in research conferences, Live events with social media influencers and C-Level executives.

Wadhwani Foundation, Bangalore, Karnataka

Product Manager
2020.05 - 2021.09 (1 year & 4 months)

Job overview

  • Worked in conjunction with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to successfully launch an AI based Management Consulting platform for SMEs from 0-1. https://advantage.wfglobal.org/
  • Used third party like GST reports, CIBIL score, TAX fillings to conceptualize and launch SME Score, this score was well received among Institutional Buyers, Government Agencies & Financial Institutions like SBI who used it to provide credit, tenders & grants to SMEs.
  • Post MVP success, took the platform global for expansion into middle-east & North America.
  • Built Recommendation engine that highly personalized experience of every stakeholder in ecosystem.
  • Playing a consultant's hat, did conceptualization & POCs of business ideas for numerous ventures in Fin-tech space.
  • Facilitated AI based Problem Discovery & Solutions via real time business KPI interpretation.
  • Integrated platform with Fin-techs, logistics, supply chain, E-commerce & other service providers to support a 360 Degree in- house business transformation of SMEs.

Standard Chartered Research & Tech. India Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka

Associate Product Manager
2019.07 - 2020.05 (10 months)

Job overview

  • Spear headed & built a team for launch for 1st of its kind conversational B2B E-commerce platform and generated 3X targeted GTV in beta launch.
  • Facilitated fin-tech journeys like Buynow-paylater , Invoice Financing & co-partnered credit cards via integrations.
  • Re-engineered all the conventional elements of a traditional B2C E-commerce model for both Buyers & Sellers including Onboarding, Cataloguing, Product Discovery, Order Placement, Payments & Logistics.

Interface.ai, Bangalore, Karnataka

Senior Business Analyst
2018.09 - 2019.07 (10 months)

Job overview

  • Leveraged AI to solve some of the toughest problems faced by BFSI Industry like Client On-Boarding, Omni-Channel Experience, Connected Banking, Debt Collection, Transactions, Regulatory compliance etc. & assist to impact Bank's Top Line, Bottom Line & NPS. https://interface.ai/
  • Accountability for documentary artifacts such as Business Cases, Usage Scenarios, Solution Blueprints, Functional Specification (FSD) etc.
  • Onboard technology solution partners to enable innovative joint frameworks & accelerate business opportunities.
  • Build Product Demonstrations, Proof of Concepts (POC), UX journeys , demos, user evangelization , and effective documentation. Assist clients to enable web services integration model using SOAP and RESTful technologies (APIs).

Odessa inc., Bangalore, Karnataka

Business Analyst
2016.11 - 2018.09 (1 year & 10 months)

Job overview

  • Leading redesign of an enterprise-class lease & loan system (Origination- >Servicing->Collections) for Laurentian Bank, Canada and focused on maximizing functionality with configurable workflows, security controls and intuitive user experience. https://www.odessainc.com/
  • Headed multiple implementation projects, offshore programmers, Associate business analysts and Functional analysts through design, development, implementation, migration, and testing in projects lasting 6-12 months.
  • Responsible for maintaining and nurturing client relationships.
  • Interviewed subject matter experts to document client business processes, provided follow-up analysis during implementation
    to streamline client operations.
  • Led projects using Waterfall and Agile SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) models.

Oracle Financial Services Software, Bangalore, Karnataka

Associate Consultant
2013.12 - 2016.11 (2 years & 11 months)

Job overview

  • Responsible for end-to-end implementation of Flex-cube CBS and did full setup of Collections, Loans, Securities, Islamic Finance, Money market, Foreign Exchange, CASA, Fixed assets and Expense processing modules for multiple clients in Middle East & Africa. https://www.oracle.com/in/industries/financial-services/
  • Responsible for carrying out the automation for central bank reporting, Government Taxation and Accounting. Carried out the workflow setup of Loans & Islamic Finance Worked with business partners in resolving issues and supporting UAT.
  • Did requirement gathering and developed FSDs, User Stories and took ownership of various projects involving Agile process.

Education

Annamalai University

Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
2018.05 - 2019.05 (1 year)

University Overview

Punjab Technical University Chandigarh

B.Tech (IT) from Information Technology
2009.08 - 2013.06 (3 years & 10 months)

University Overview

Skills

Product Management & Marketing (Concept to P&L, Scrum & Business)

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Highlights

Highlights
  • Excellency in driving data driven quantitative approach to identify what, why, how & most importantly for whom, a solution needs to be built.
  • Highly efficient (both cost & timelines) in terms of driving research, prototyping, deploying & scaling of large multi layered complex ecosystems.
  • Adept at deconstructing and planning stories in order to promote improvements to product design and implementation.
  • Love to work with AI, hence I code & deploy multi layered ML models.
  • Proficient in delivering omnichannel intuitive CX
  • Love to drive OKRs - Arranging & conducting workshops for different cross-functional teams to setup objectives & success definition for the immediate quarter & also ensure that the weekly targets and milestones are achieved.

Timeline

Senior Product Manager-Acquisition & Intelligence
Cactus Communications
2021.10 - Current (2 years & 9 months)
Product Manager
Wadhwani Foundation
2020.05 - 2021.09 (1 year & 4 months)
Associate Product Manager
Standard Chartered Research & Tech. India Pvt Ltd.
2019.07 - 2020.05 (10 months)
Senior Business Analyst
Interface.ai
2018.09 - 2019.07 (10 months)
Annamalai University
Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
2018.05 - 2019.05 (1 year)
Business Analyst
Odessa inc.
2016.11 - 2018.09 (1 year & 10 months)
Associate Consultant
Oracle Financial Services Software
2013.12 - 2016.11 (2 years & 11 months)
Punjab Technical University
B.Tech (IT) from Information Technology
2009.08 - 2013.06 (3 years & 10 months)
Ashwani GargProduct Management - Startup growth hacker!!