Vikas Khajanchi, Product Manager in Dublin, CA, United States
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Vikas Khajanchi

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Dublin, CA, United States
Toptal Member Since
January 3, 2019

Vikas is experienced in managing teams and products from inception to growth and monetization, both in startups as well as large corporations. He creates business value at the intersection of business and technology. He is passionate about building great user experiences and a huge advocate of the voice of the customer. Vikas thrives in ambiguous situations and loves to break down complex problems into actionable pieces.

Project Highlights

Highland App
Hired the team and built a SAAS data migration product. Led the team from concept to launch.


Work Experience

Sr Product Manager

2018 - 2021
  • Created and executed the roadmap for internal apps.
  • Managed design and engineering teams to develop products from scratch.
  • Led the strategy and execution for Legal and Compliance tech at Facebook.

Head of Product Management

2018 - 2018
  • Architected and managed development of supply chain management analytics SAAS product, from conception to launch.

Head of Product Management

2017 - 2018
  • Architected and managed development of a data migration related enterprise SAAS product.
  • Built the team and product from scratch.
  • Managed all aspects of product design and development, including UX, data and functional architecture, product requirements and prioritization.
  • Developed market positioning and strategy.

Sr Product Manager

2015 - 2017
Symantec Corporation
  • Managed product roadmap and development for DLP products.
  • Developed OEM and reseller partnerships with technology providers.
  • Led products from inception to release, executing on GTM strategy, enabling Sales, Services and Support for ongoing customer success.
  • Nurtured relationships with large enterprise customers worldwide.
  • Led analyst responses for the business unit resulting in leadership positions in the market.

Head of Product Management

2014 - 2015
  • Developed product roadmap and strategy for bootstrapped healthcare product available for patients and doctors on iOS, Android and web.
  • Developed requirements and managed all aspects of product design and development.

Head of Product Management

2013 - 2014
  • Developed roadmap for SAAS app - for sales teams to collaborate on deals with customers and partners.
  • Developed requirements and managed all aspects of product design and development.

Sr Product Manager

2011 - 2013
Symantec Corporation
  • Managed an overhaul of the end-customer management SAAS app used by partners and resellers.
  • Operationalized go-to-market plans for the SMB market, including channel enablement programs.

VP Product Management

2010 - 2011
  • Developed positioning, strategy, roadmap and requirements for the mobile CRM product on iOS and Android.
  • Built from the ground up, a management console for customers to deploy and manage the service – including design, architecture and rollout to customers.
  • Developed partnerships with mobile eco system and enterprise applications including and Bo.
  • Developed the functional architecture and requirements for data management - integration, access and sync.
  • Designed the reporting product, converting customers’ reports to interactive mobile dashboards.

Director Product Management

2008 - 2010
  • Responsible for delivery of growth partnerships (distribution & monetization), developed roadmap and requirements.
  • Managed partner customizations/integrations, product planning, scoping, prioritization and success metrics.
  • Managed product requirements for end user lifecycle, user portal, API’s and Search, in an Agile environment.
  • Developed data science architecture and requirements for product usage analytics, operational metrics and user data, to enable data-driven product and business decisions.
  • Led and drove from concept to implementation several critical company milestones – new platforms, multi data-center infrastructure, international rollout, user management (6M users), partner enablement.

Sr Program Manager

2006 - 2008
Cisco Systems
  • Developed and managed prioritization processes for a project portfolio.
  • Re-engineered Finance and Portfolio Management processes.
  • Managed a strategic Sales ops initiative that increased revenue bookings.
  • Developed an RFP for a large IT project.

Sr Program Manager

2000 - 2005
Sun Microsystems
  • Enabled cross functional council, developed plans and resourcing models for new product introductions.
  • Led cross-functional ERP project teams to design and implement solutions to improve business processes and achieve cost savings.

Highland App

Hired the team and built a SAAS data migration product. Led the team from concept to launch.

The client needed to build a tool that could be used make data migrations faster and reusable. I was hired as the head of product for the client. I put together a team of engineers and designers and led the team through design, development, go to market activities and launch.
1998 - 2000

Master's Degree in Business Administration

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

1994 - 1998

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering

University of Pune - India