Ankush is a Seasoned Engineering Leader with 15+ years of technology management experience representing various stages of the product life cycle. He is a strategic visionary who drives organizations to exceed their business goals and customer needs. Ankush has held various positions during his lucrative career, including as a Software and Lead Engineer, Strategy Consultant, R&D Manager, and a Co-Founder. His expertise lies at the intersection of Business Strategy and Customer Success & Relationships, allowing him to approach his work with an excellent pragmatic business sense. He led cross-functional global teams of successful enterprises and small startups within the domains of Education Management, IT & Services, and Computer Software. Today, as a Director of Application Engineering at Synopsys, Ankush defines and drives the product development as well as manages the Product Application Engineering Team. He is a professional who excels at developing and validating positioning, competition, segmentation, and go-to-market strategy for a fast-paced, high growth technology market. Thanks to his strong functional and strategic background, he gained excellence at relating with people, building and managing teams in the USA, India, China, Taiwan. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.