Rishi

I currently work at TEN: The Enthusiast Network, where I am in charge of Digital Monetization across all of the Sports & Entertainment brands at TEN. This includes video (in-stream & out-stream), native, programmatic, and display advertising. I also lead product management initiatives related to improving user engagement, advertising viewability, data & analytics integration, single sign-on (SSO), email marketing, recommended content technologies, and social experiences.

Prior to this role, I was a Senior Product Manager at HUGE, a digital agency providing strategy, marketing, design, and technology services to Fortune 100 companies. At HUGE, I helped to create experiences that transform brands, grow businesses and make people’s lives better. As the industry’s first user-centric design agency, HUGE has always been guided by a relentless focus on user needs.

Prior to HUGE, I was a Senior Product Manager at TEN: The Enthusiast Network, where I oversaw projects from idea to implementation across a network of Sports and Entertainment media brands. With over 10 years of experience in the digital media space, I have a proven track record of working with cross-functional teams to deliver solutions that drive revenue and KPIs.

I am a hands-on product leader that’s passionate about building great user experiences across all customer-facing touch points, and I have a strong background with mobile and web technologies, online video, publishing tools, and digital advertising. I know how to manage multiple time-sensitive projects on deadline, and will do whatever it takes to make a launch go well.

Working closely with cross-functional teams including design, editorial, engineering and advertising, I know how to gather feedback from key stakeholders, translate them into clear product requirements, and manage the communication process in order to create organizational alignment. I pride myself on build trusting relationships and delivering solutions that our teams need to grow their audiences.

Education:

Masters Degree in Business Administration

The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine

I completed my MBA degree while working full-time as a Senior Product Manager. Going to school part-time while balancing a demanding full-time job was an incredibly rewarding experience. I was able to apply concepts learned at school directly to work, which helped train me to think strategically, developed my business acumen, and made me a better leader.

  • Learned to diagnose business situations, to isolate key issues, and to evaluate different proposed plans of action.
  • Studied how to design, control and improve systems that enable effective and efficient delivery of products and services.
  • Wrote on topics covering pricing policies, market research, decision making, product design and project management.