Master’s Degree, Electrical & Computer Engineering @
Product Management @ growth team @ From 2015 to Present (less than a year) San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor @ From 2014 to Present (1 year) General Manager @ GM for Match.com NA subscription business across mobile and desktop. From October 2014 to June 2015 (9 months) GM & Head of Product @ Storm8 is one of the
Product Management @ growth team @ From 2015 to Present (less than a year) San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor @ From 2014 to Present (1 year) General Manager @ GM for Match.com NA subscription business across mobile and desktop. From October 2014 to June 2015 (9 months) GM & Head of Product @ Storm8 is one of the largest mobile gaming network with 1B+ downloads and 10M+ daily active users across iOS, Google Play and Amazon Kindle.
One of the first PM. Build several games, app store growth engine, cross promotion network, international growth and partnerships.
Helped the company scale from 50 to 250 employees and drove 3X+ growth in daily active users.
First GM of the entire company's P/L and managed a team of 200+ people across engineering, pm, gd, production, art, ui/ux & analytics. From October 2011 to October 2014 (3 years 1 month) San Francisco Bay AreaCorporate Strategy @ Provided regular insights to C-level executives on social gaming market landscape, growth opportunities, competitive threats and cross games product features to drive growth.
Strategy and execution plan for building Zynga Mobile studios - including identifying growth genres, new IP opportunities, product roadmap, M&A candidates and competitive product features.
Market entry strategy for emerging markets - Latin America, Russia and India markets.
Internationalization strategy: Localization, product changes and monetization optimizations.
Zynga.com: Identifying core product features, competitive breakdowns, go-to-market strategy.
Publishing/Platforms projects. From June 2010 to October 2011 (1 year 5 months) San Francisco Bay AreaProduct Marketing @ OneDrive and Messenger @ Launched and drove adoption of OneDrive developer platform (previously called Live Mesh)
Drove adoption of Messenger Connect (single sign-on, portable contacts, invitation flows) From 2008 to 2009 (1 year) Greater Seattle AreaBoard of Director @ Contributed towards formulation and adoption of several industry wide features including:
- High speed Bluetooth
- Device qualification programs for improving interoperability
- Low power Bluetooth
- Improved device pairing mechanisms From 2004 to 2006 (2 years) Greater Seattle AreaProduct Management @ Windows Core @ Shipped several core OS features (smart cards, USB drivers) in Windows XP x64, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003.
Shipped V1 on Bluetooth software and Vs of Bluetooth SDK From 2003 to 2006 (3 years) Redmond, WAResearch @ Software Availability and Performance @ Developed mathematical models (markov chains, hidden markov models) to model and estimate reliability and availability of software systems.
Published a paper titled “Proactive detection of Software Aging in Performance Critical Computers” in IEEE/NASA conference in 2002. From 2001 to 2003 (2 years) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaResearch @ Software Availability and Performance @ Applied advanced pattern recognition and statistical methods to identify onset of software failure.
Filed two patents for pattern recognition techniques to monitor software state on large server systems. From 2002 to 2002 (less than a year) Greater San Diego Area
Master of Business Administration (MBA) @ MIT Sloan School of Management From 2006 to 2008 Master of Science (M.S.) @ Duke University From 2001 to 2003 Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) @ Gujarat University From 1997 to 2001 Vatsal B. is skilled in: Product Management, Business Strategy, Mobile Devices, Management, Analytics, Monetization, Competitive Analysis, Product Marketing, Market Research, Start-ups, Strategic Partnerships, Business Planning, Mobile Applications, Marketing, Business Development, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Games, Leadership, Market Analysis, Video Games, Strategy, Wireless, Team Leadership
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