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Joy Ghanekar

Joy Ghanekar

Head of Product at Talech

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Seniority

6 Years

Hierarchy

C-Suite

Management Experience

Agile / Scrum
Building a Team
Company Culture
Cultural differences
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Hiring
OKR
Product
Product Team
Remote
Roadmap
Scaling Team
Coaching / Training / Mentorship

Hi Folks - excited to be part of this community. I’m part of the founding team and Head of Product at talech (Palo Alto), a point of sale software for SMBs. Prior to talech, I was part of the mobile product teams at Zynga, and Yahoo! (voice search, maps, local) and Amazon (AWS). I started my career writing software on embedded systems powering the backbone of the internet at Sycamore Networks and Nortel Networks. I've managed teams of various sizes across startups and global organizations. My areas of expertise include: mobile product management, product marketing, hiring, startup sales and marketing, channel distribution/marketing, B2B SaaS, payments, and, local. I live in San Carlos with my wife and 2 young boys (4 and 7). I follow the Warriors and the Red Sox. In a prior life, I was a child actor in India. You can follow me on Twitter @jghanekar.

Hey, I'm available every Friday at 7:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  October 2, 2020
  7:00 PM (GMT)

Stories

Compromising in the Face of Conflict
31 December

Joy Ghanekar, head of product at Talech, warns of the challenges you may face when entering into a channel based model of distribution, and how to come to terms with compromise as the solution.

Collaboration
Internal Communication
Product
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Joy Ghanekar

Joy Ghanekar

Head of Product at Talech

How to prepare for the rapid growth of your company
31 December

Joy Ghanekar, head of product at Talech, admits to not being fully prepared for the growth that quickly inundated his company. His quick call to action provides an exemplary approach to establishing a management structure of self-starters within a short period of time.

Hiring
Product Team
Career Path
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Joy Ghanekar

Joy Ghanekar

Head of Product at Talech

How To Effectively Manage Remote Employees At A Start-Up
14 August

Joy Ghanekar, Head of Product at Talech, speaks about best practices for managing remote employees at a start-up level company.

Remote
Meetings
Internal Communication
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Joy Ghanekar

Joy Ghanekar

Head of Product at Talech

Experience

Head of Product

talech

Oct 2012 - current

\- First employee and member of the executive team at talech, a cloud based point of sale for retail and restaurant businesses. talech currently has thousands of customers across US, Canada, UK and Ireland \- Led core point of sale product from concept to launch across iOS, Android & web through 3 major redesigns, and 2 international launches \- Drove shift to multiple Android based platforms including Verifone Carbon, Ingenico Moby and Poynt. \- Increased ARPU by 3x through introduction of new pricing tiers, and multiple add-on services such as online ordering, gift, loyalty, and email campaigns. \- Drove product expansion into multiple customer verticals and mid-market segment increasing product fit for all incoming sales leads. \- Led integrations and all go-to-market activities with 5 of the top 10 US acquirers (Elavon, Chase, Global, BAMS, and Vantiv) and multiple technology partners (Apple, Sage, Homebase, Epson). \- Responsible for all marketing initiatives within the company including content, email, direct and channel marketing efforts.

Lead Product Manager - Mobile

Zynga

Jul 2011 - Oct 2012

Product Management Intern

Amazon.com

May 2006 - Aug 2006

Software Engineer

Nortel Networks

Jul 1998 - Oct 2000

Student Intern

UNH Interoperability Laboratory

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998

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