Anand Arivukkarasu is the Vice President of Product Management at Refersion. Before his current role, he worked as the Vice President of Product Management and an Advisor at GRIN. He also has three years of experience working as a Product Leader at Facebook. There he managed the product and growth effort for their messenger business platform and eCommerce including monetization for Instagram. He was part of the team that launched the people-to-business messaging platform and grew the chatbot ecosystem and conversation from 10,000 to 20 billion per month, an accomplishment he achieved in just two years.
He has also been a Lead Product Manager at Vungle and Pinsight Media. In addition, he was a Product Architect and Software Engineer at Verizon. He also has volunteered as a Startup Garage Mentor at Facebook and as a Mentor at the European Innovation Academy.
Anand studied Electronics and Communications at Anna University. There he secured college first rank among 2,000 students during his final semester. He later went on to earn a Master's of Engineering Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has also holds certifications in Product Strategy, Data Science, and Analytics.
He has proved himself as a great team player who is happy to tackle a challenge while maintaining a positive attitude. He is extremely passionate about technology and uses that passion to create product strategies, roadmaps, and competitive analyses that are valuable to his team. He has originated large opportunities for his teams that have allowed them to build revenues in new spaces.