I grew up in a small town called Mandal near the Bhilwara district in Rajasthan, India and did my schooling there before moving to New Delhi for higher education. I earned my Bachelor's degree from JIIT Noida and Masters in Computer Science from BITS Pilani. I started my career with a startup called Appin in New Delhi, which was founded in 2004 by two IIT Delhi graduates.
I have a strong technical background in multiple technologies, including programming languages, system design, analytics, and cloud. In my career, I have been able to work my way from a junior Software Engineer to a Senior Engineering Manager. This experience has enabled me to successfully guide groups of highly talented & technical individuals to reach their potential. My philosophy of management is to mentor and coach my team, so they are empowered to innovate without the fear of failure. I have done this successfully in the past, and I am here at Salesforce to do the same.
I unknowingly learned coaching principles from my father - he was my first mentor and coach. He empowered and inspired me, he did not fault me for failure, he taught me that it is a part of success. My father gave me the support to learn from my mistakes and move forward. Throughout my professional career, I have been fortunate enough to learn from some of the most inspiring leaders in the industry. It is this enriching experience that motivates me to pay it forward and coach others to reach their potential.