Devansh Jain, Product Manager in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Devansh Jain

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
Toronto, ON, Canada
Toptal Member Since
August 26, 2022

A former engineering team lead and senior product manager, Devansh has founded two companies. He has worked at Accenture and with numerous startups, building B2B and B2C products in fintech, SaaS, and edtech. Devansh enjoys building processes alongside products and specializes in product discovery, product ops, and product culture building.

Work Experience

Product Manager

2022 - PRESENT
US-based Retail and Services Enterprise
  • Formulated and advocated new product development processes at an enterprise client.
  • Created discovery, delivery, and product roadmap to achieve strategic company goals.
  • Uncovered the true needs of stakeholders and allied business units, created and bought in on a strategy and path to achieve goals.
  • Conducted user interviews, and defined product roadmaps, and releases.

Founder

2021 - PRESENT
Human Insight Ventures
  • Built a software product to help school children become more engaged readers.
  • Trained and mentored an engineer, a designer, and product managers.
  • Launched an internship program to teach product, design, and engineering.

Product Strategist

2021 - PRESENT
Nokaroshi
  • Started a product agency to fund my founder journey and worked with four early-stage CEOs building their product roadmaps, prioritizing early features, and building their product teams.
  • Shepherded the launch of two different beta products through customer development, usability testing, design, and build.
  • Reduced cost of new product development by 70% and accelerated launch by over three months, acquiring 26 paying customers with an estimated annual recurring revenue (ARR) of $30,000.

Senior Product Manager

2019 - 2021
nanoPay
  • Led payment products for a series A startup, pivoted from a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) to an enterprise, and launched white-labeled and API-based offerings for larger customers.
  • Oversaw sales and rollout for a Fortune 500 client and 100,000 of their merchants in Canada, with a projected ARR of over $5 million, along with two other deals.
  • Terminated two languishing business-to-business (B2B) products, freeing up two product teams and creating $2.4 million of runway for the company over two years.

Software Engineering Team Lead

2019 - 2020
nanoPay
  • Managed a team of seven front and back-end developers building B2B payment software.
  • Designed software in consultation with product and design. Wrote code and conducted code reviews and source control as the team implemented features.
  • Delivered an extensible rule-based compliance system, integrated with third-party information providers, and sold it to 200 businesses.

Financial Analyst

2015 - 2016
Accenture
  • Performed financial forecasting and controls for over $100 million worth of engagements.
  • Simulated deal financials for multiyear enterprise deals to ensure compliance with internal financial benchmarks.
  • Supported the entire project financial cycle from pricing, sales booking, invoicing, forecasting, variance analysis, and revenue recognition.

Artificial Intelligence for Easy Reviews

https://www.easyreviews.ai/

Founded an artificial intelligence (AI) enabled marketing technology platform.

Easyreviews.ai helps businesses get reviews from their customers by using AI to generate a review composed of marketing-relevant keywords. It takes advantage of Google and other platforms' parsing review texts to determine search rankings for consumer businesses.

Letter Writing Application

Created and sold a service to help people send handwritten letters to their people.

This was my first entrepreneurial venture, and I created this service to help people send handwritten letters to their loved ones. The service consisted of people submitting the text of their letters online, writing that on a piece of paper, and posting it to their people, often in different countries.

Startup and Career Incubator for Early Career Professionals

https://www.humaninsightventures.com/

Helped early career professionals land and navigate jobs in venture capital, engineering, and product.

Human Insight Ventures is an incubator that helps young professionals navigate their tech careers and launch their first companies. Through it, I have been able to help four professionals successfully get jobs in tech and two mid-career professionals explore their startup ideas through customer interviews.
2017 - 2017

Diploma in Web Development

CodeCore Programming Bootcamp - Vancouver, Canada

2009 - 2012

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

University of Toronto - Toronto, Canada

2008 - 2009

Undergraduate Coursework in Legal Studies

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata - Kolkata, India

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