Zain Khan, Product Manager in London, United Kingdom
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Zain Khan

Verified Expert  in Product Management

Product Manager

Location
London, United Kingdom
Toptal Member Since
December 5, 2022

Zain is a seasoned professional whose experience spans various industries and company types. He founded two companies, the first in the music and events domain, and the second was a digital transformation consultancy delivering digital solutions for mid-cap businesses. His background includes serving as the CTO at a fast-growing cosmetics startup and obtaining a data science certification. Zain is a partner at a private equity firm focused on investing and acquiring mid-cap businesses in the UK.

Project Highlights

Mandeleo Animal Health Group Website and Platform
Led the web design, development, and copywriting for a modern animal health group in the United Kingdom.
CTZN Cosmetics eCommerce Design and Development
Designed and structured the complete eCommerce offerings, supply chain, and customer-facing platforms for CTZN Cosmetics.
Market Change Prediction Algorithm Based on Reddit's WSB
Created an algorithm that provides an in-depth exploration into the famous subreddit and the application of various classification models to understand if the information we gather from users can predict market change.

Expertise

Work Experience

Head of Growth

2022 - PRESENT
Caddi Finance
  • Established the go-to-market plan for the entire product suite and managed a team of content writers, developers, and designers to prioritize the best features based on customers' demands and feedback.
  • Implemented a cross-department marketing strategy for the team and created robust systems and processes to automate and facilitate user growth and product adoption.
  • Engineered the workflow for the marketing and product teams and assisted the founders in managing revenue growth during a crypto bear market.

Director of Digital and Data

2020 - PRESENT
Mandeleo Animal Health Group
  • Helped build a data-driven animal healthcare provider by acquiring and growing founder-led clinics from a fragmented market.
  • Co-created a long-term incentive plan intending for the company to operate over 30 animal health clinics across the UK by 2027 and achieve a cumulative £10 million EBITDA.
  • Managed the integration of digital platforms and digital transformation across the value chain, centralizing data repositories to produce accessible healthcare data and creating digital layers for the entire holding company.

Product Manager

2023 - 2024
Colorculture Network, LLC
  • Developed the company's digital footprint from inception to launch.
  • Co-created the messaging, copy, and branding for the main eCommerce solution.
  • Created financial models to gauge the profitability and feasibility of new client projects.

Chief Technology Officer

2019 - 2021
CTZN Cosmetics
  • Headed eCommerce, digital marketing, and technology at a multi-brand cosmetics startup based in London.
  • Built the entire eCommerce engine from the ground up and developed the brands' digital rollout strategy by creating marketing plans, processes, and funnels.
  • Designed and structured the complete eCommerce offerings, supply chain, and customer-facing platforms for the three brands—CTZN Cosmetics, Z Cosmetics, and Smart Girls Get More.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

2015 - 2019
The Sound Gaarden
  • Founded a consolidated music platform in the Middle East and North Africa region focused on creating content, hiring musicians, and developing partnerships with brands and companies that want to associate themselves with local talents.
  • Secured key partnerships with Bacardi, Microsoft, Jameson (Pernod Ricard), du (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company), Careem (acquired by Uber), Marriott International, and Renaissance Hotels.
  • Led the business to surpass $1,600,000 in annual revenue with a portfolio of 260 artists, over 850 bookings, and 65 events.

Head of Digital Transformation

2016 - 2018
Moonshot Consultancy
  • Led client companies' digital transformation by building their digital presence from scratch or transforming their existing processes to be more efficient, cost-effective, and customer-centric.
  • Built and nurtured clients' online and digital presence to generate impact on their bottom lines through high-performance marketing strategies focused on return on investment (ROI).
  • Secured partnerships with key clients, such as Fitness First, Microsoft, Uber, IBM, Yoga Ashram, ICAN Personal Training, Maestro Displays, ITP Media Group, and Telal Resorts.

Mandeleo Animal Health Group Website and Platform

http://mandeleoanimalhealth.co.uk

Led the web design, development, and copywriting for a modern animal health group in the United Kingdom.

Mandeleo Animal Health Group is a data-driven animal healthcare provider built by acquiring and growing founder-led clinics from the existing fragmented market. By 2027, Mandeleo aims to operate over 30 animal health clinics across the UK, including all key management staff participating in a long-term incentive plan, achieving a cumulative £10 million EBITDA.

I managed the integration of digital platforms and digital transformation across the value chain, centralizing data repositories to produce accessible healthcare data and creating digital layers for the entire holding company.

CTZN Cosmetics eCommerce Design and Development

http://ctzncosmetics.com

Designed and structured the complete eCommerce offerings, supply chain, and customer-facing platforms for CTZN Cosmetics.

As the head of eCommerce, digital marketing, and technology at a multi-brand cosmetics startup based in London, I built the entire eCommerce engine from the ground up and developed the digital rollout strategy for all brands in the portfolio by creating marketing plans, processes, and funnels for our teams to follow and execute. I also managed the company's digital presence and customer acquisition growth and expansion.

Market Change Prediction Algorithm Based on Reddit's WSB

https://medium.com/i-rr/can-we-actually-predict-market-change-by-analyzing-reddits-r-wallstreetbets-9d7716516c8e

Created an algorithm that provides an in-depth exploration into the famous subreddit and the application of various classification models to understand if the information we gather from users can predict market change.

Banks, hedge funds, and technologists are diving deep to understand the effect of Reddit's r/wallstreetbets, also known as WallStreetBets or WSB, on specific tickers and the market. If WSB decides on a particular stock, can that gather enough herd mentality to drive prices in their chosen direction? What happens when they all decide, as a group, to exercise some options?

I built a sentiment analysis algorithm to gauge how much influence the fast-paced and often crude traders on r/wallstreetbets have on the overall market.

Managed and Helped Launch the Entire Color Culture Website

http://colorculture.com

Managed, planned, and launched the entire Color Culture website and digital footprint.

I managed a remote team of designers and developers to ideate, create, and launch the entire web platform for Color Culture. I created a scalable roadmap that grows with the business into an entirely customizable platform to create custom garments.
2010 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

AUGUST 2020 - PRESENT

Data Science

General Assembly

Tools

Trello, Slack, Asana, Shopify Plus

Platforms

Shopify, Blockchain

Paradigms

B2C, Marketplace Platforms, Agile Product Management, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Agile Project Management, User Testing, Digital Marketing Best Practices, Augmented Reality (AR), Pay-per-Click (PPC), Requirements Analysis, Data Science, Database Design

Industry Expertise

Logistics, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Transportation & Shipping, Music, Hospitality, Financial Services, Marketplaces, Healthcare

Other

Microsoft Teams, Notion, Excel 365, Microsoft Office, Facebook Ads, Google SEO, Behavioral Design, Economics, Behavioral Economics, Econometrics, Digital Media, Content, Music Production, Event Management, Event Planning, Video SEO, Local SEO, Partner Management, Strategic Partnerships, B2C Marketing, Marketing, Business to Business (B2B), Growth Hacking, Digital Transformation, Business Transformation, Data Analytics, Consumer-focused Web Development, Copywriting, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Market Research & Analysis, Roadmaps, Marketing Strategy, User Journeys, Technical Product Management, Digital Marketing Strategy, B2B, Digital Product Management, Ideation, Conceptualization, Business Analysis, Product Management, Business Strategy, Strategy, Product Ownership, Product Roadmaps, Analytics, eCommerce UX, Lean, Operations Improvement, Project Consultancy, Process Design, Consulting, Branded Content, Chief Operations Officer (COO), Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Paid Advertising, Growth Strategy, Website Traffic, Social Media, eCommerce, Feature Prioritization, Growth Marketing, Go-to-market Strategy, Cryptocurrency, Finance, Investments, SaaS, Budget Management, Startups, Project Timelines, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Web Applications, User Experience (UX), Management, Sales, Business Operations, Project Planning, Discovery Workshops, Technical Project Management, Email Marketing, Digital Marketing Product Manager, Sales Management, Sales Strategy, Business Development, Content Creation, Podcasting, Product Strategy, User Interface (UI), Pricing Strategy, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Social Networks, Coaching, Team Mentoring, Agency, Software as a Service (SaaS), Stakeholder Management, Product Discovery, Web & Mobile Applications, Social Media Management, Storytelling, Writing & Editing, Website Conversion, Content Management, Digital Advertising, Chatbots, Sprint Planning, Agile Leadership, Reporting, Entrepreneurship, CTO, Branding, Beauty Products, Project Development, Fashion & Beauty, Brand Management, Brand Marketing, Product Marketing, Pricing Models, Product Launch, Business to Consumer (B2C), Applications, Early-stage Startups, Pitch Decks, Startup Funding, Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Mentorship, Mentorship & Coaching, User Research, Ideation Workshops, Market Assessment, Pricing, Product Strategy Consultant, Business Model Strategy, Monetization Models, Business Coaching, Business Models, Subscriptions, New Product Development, Social Media Campaigns, Product Design, MVP Design, Feature Backlog Prioritization, Split Testing, Direct to Consumer (D2C), A/B Testing, Best Practices, Qualitative Research, Healthcare IT, Data Warehousing, Health IT, SaaS Product Marketing, Optimization, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Email, Marketing Technology (MarTech), Requirements & Specifications, Business Requirements, Scope of Work, Product Requirements Documentation (PRD), Fintech Consultant, Data Analysis, Market Research, Market Research Analyst, Growth, Python 3, Data Science Product Manager, UI Development, Web Development, APIs, Private Equity, Acquisitions, Big Data, Database-driven Web App Development, Financial Modeling, Fundraising, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Machine Learning, Python, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Trading Systems, Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency, Cryptocurrency Wallets, Mobile Payments, Drop Shipping, Web App UX, Web App UI, Web App Design, API Development, SOP Development, Shopify API, Shopify Customizations, Third-party Logistics, Data Scraping, Web Scraping, Product Growth, Product Planning, Growth Marketing Product Manager, Hedge Funds

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