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Gaurav is a Product Leader with close to 5 years of experience across all aspects of Product Management and Strategy, and is passionate about companies with a mission to better people's lives in a tangible way. He is a large proponent of product management through collaboration and emotional intelligence, an active instructor at Product School, and an editorial contributor at Products that Count.

He is currently doing Product Management at Brilliant, a Series A startup revolutionizing the Smart Home Industry through the Brilliant Control, the World's Smartest Light Switch.

Gaurav began his career at Accenture Strategy, building Business Cases and performing Strategic Analysis for Large Market Cap ($100B+) Electronic and High Tech Companies. He joined Trulia in early 2014, starting first as a Product Management Analyst under the VP of New Ventures covering three business lines - Rentals, Mortgages, and New Construction - to provide strategic analysis and product guidance. While at Trulia he grew from Product Management Analyst --> Product Manager --> Senior Product Manager within 2 years.

By the time he left in late 2016 had gone through a full public acquisition by Zillow Group for $3.5B, led multiple core initiatives on both the Rentals and Main Trulia Audience (10M+ and 50M+ monthly respectively), and pushed up lead conversion on the Rentals Product by 2-3X since he started.

Next he joined Shopkick, the nation's leading rewards app, to lead their purchases vertical as a Senior PM. Within the next 9 months, he overhauled the ROI model for measuring campaign success using omnichannel 1st party data and successfully applied it across the sales lifecycle (planning, operations, and account management). He also increased purchase conversion for ad campaigns by 50% through product, operations, and sales improvements.

As a result, Gaurav eventually took on a GM-like role as the Director of Product Management at Shopkick (Head of Revenue Products). In this role he managed one Product Manager and led Core Product Strategy and Development for mobile offerings driving 100% of company revenue ($50M+).

Chance led him to Brilliant Home Technologies, where he is excited to be working on a hardware + software product aiming to revolutionize the smart home industry.

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