Gaurav is a generalist Product Management leader, and is a proven success maker through his ability to adapt and consistently address the age-old challenge of Product Management head-on – “Define the problem first, not the solution”.

His experience spans from mature software product such as Trulia with a reach of 50MM+ monthly users, growing an established mobile commerce app (Shopkick), to starting from scratch with Brilliant Smart Home and being part of the launch team.

Gaurav is a firm believer in full-stack product management: taking the product from strategic planning all the way to the actual Go-To-Market, prioritizing effective collaboration and emotional intelligence when working across teams. He also believes platform preference should also be agnostic – he has worked across Web, Mobile, and Embedded Hardware mediums.

At the end of the day, he believes in the Product Manager’s role to commit fully to the intended outcome. Wearing many hats is part of the job, and he emphasizes this philosophy when managing and growing his teams across both Product Management and Design.

A multi-faceted leader, he has also led many Partnership initiatives across his career and works exceptionally well with Business Development, Sales, and Marketing to drive value and GTM opportunities.

Currently, Gaurav is the VP of Product at Brilliant, a leading Smart Home and Smart Apartment company and recipient of the CES Innovation Award, the CTA TechHome Mark of Excellence, the IoT Breakthrough Award, and the CEDIA BEST Award.

Gaurav also gives back to the Product discipline and has previously been an Editorial Contributor at Products that Count, Curator of Startup Digest (Product), and a Senior Instructor for Product Management at Product School.