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

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
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.

Expertise

Work Experience

Group Product Manager

2021 - PRESENT
Newfront Insurance
  • Developed and executed the product strategy for the core business platform, from client onboarding to connecting them with the right insurance providers, all the way to payments and renewals.
  • Managed product planning, roadmaps, prioritization, and development for the problem space.
  • Led AI-based (LLM) product ideas to solve insurance problems through prototyping and launch to create a 10x effect.
  • Defined the data and system architecture to solve complex insurance problems/workflows.

Senior Product Manager

2018 - 2021
Meta
  • Led product strategy and execution for Facebook Developer Community Ops. Built and launched products that used machine learning to automate the detection of user data misuse/policy violations and enabled fast investigations and enforcement.
  • Oversaw product strategy and execution for Legal tech at Facebook, a portfolio of 15+ products, both 3rd-party and homegrown. Led several major transformations to make Legal more efficient and to help reduce legal and compliance risks to the company.
  • Provided guidance on security and compliance for legal and developer ops products.

Head of Product Management

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

Head of Product Management

2017 - 2018
Ahatis
  • 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
Doctella
  • 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
Pivot-it
  • 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.

Senior 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
PepperMob
  • 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 Salesforce.com and Bo.
  • Developed the functional architecture and requirements for data management - integration, access and sync.
  • Designed the reporting product, converting customers’ Salesforce.com reports to interactive mobile dashboards.

Director Product Management

2008 - 2010
Skyfire
  • 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.

Senior 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

https://highlandapp.com/

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

Tools

Jira, Trello, Figma

Industry Expertise

Computer Security, Social Enterprise, Healthcare, Financial Services

Paradigms

Agile Product Management, Agile Workflow, Agile Project Management, Scrum, Agile, Waterfall Development, Marketplace Platforms

Other

Technical Product Management, User Experience (UX), Scope of Work, Software as a Service (SaaS), Product Management, Information Security, Product Planning, Product Discovery, Product Delivery, Product Roadmaps, Product Design, Program Management, Technical Program Management, Technology, Technology Strategy & Architecture, Mobile, UX Flows, Software Development, Enterprise SaaS, IT Security, Analytics, Business Analysis, Requirements, Product Strategy, Go-to-market Plans, User Research, Business Models, Product Marketing, Product Frameworks, Innovation, Product Ownership, BRD, Software Requirements Specifications (SRS), Workflow, Software, Product Development, Product Owner, Project Management, Scope, Project Delivery, Project Planning, Integration, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Roadmaps, Enterprise Architecture, Story Mapping, Mobile Apps, Windows, iOS, Mobile UX, Social Networking, User Journey Maps, CRM Systems, Big Data, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Remote Team Leadership, Data Engineering, Prototyping, Product Leadership

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