Gaurav Hardikar - Product School Instructor
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Gaurav Hardikar

VP of Product, Brilliant. Former Sr PM, Zillow

Gaurav is an award-winning, versatile product professional who strongly believes that success comes from defining the problem first, not the solution.

He is very adaptable and willing to go the extra mile for people and his products. He motivates his team, challenges them, and through this helps them learn their own strengths. He also brings focus and direction to his team to help them push out great products and features.

 

Gaurav is currently working at Brilliant Smart Home as the Vice President of Product. Before this role, he was their Director of Product Management and UX and joined as the first Product Manager of the company, leading product strategy for new initiatives and entrances into new channels. He is also currently an Advisor at Vezzit. He previously shared his deep product knowledge as the Curator of Product Digest at Startup Digest, an Editorial Contributor at Products that Count, and as a Senior Product Management Instructor at Product School.

 

Before all of that, he spent a year and a half working at ShopKick, first as a Senior Product Manager before he was promoted to Director of Product Management. He led the core product strategy and development for the company's mobile offerings that drove 100% of company revenue, more than $50M. He has also spent time as a Senior Product Manager at Zillow, where he led product for the rentals business Trulia. He also has experience as an Accenture Strategy Senior Business Analyst.

 

Gaurav was sharing his talents before his career even took off, as a FIG Mentor while studying at The University of Texas at Austin. He participated in the program during his time working towards his Bachelor which he double majored in Economics and Management Information Systems.

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