Kunal is an author, educator, executive, investor and entrepreneur.
Kunal grew up in Mumbai, India and after finishing his Bachelors in Computer Engineering from The University of Mumbai, came to the United States to do his Masters in Computer Science from Clemson University.
Kunal was recruited from there to Microsoft as an individual contributor and from there he grew his career to becoming the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a private software company (Unikrn) within the span of 9 years. Currently he serves as General Manager/Head of Product at Microsoft.
During this time Kunal has held leadership positions as General Manager at Amazon and as Director of Product at the world’s fastest growing startup - Groupon. He has consulted with the world’s largest hedge fund - Bridgewater Associates, one of the world’s largest fixed income investment advisors - NISA Investment Advisors, one of the world’s best educational focused performance marketing company - All Star. He also holds an MBA from a Top 5 Global Business School - The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
He is also a mentor and an advisor to early stage technology startups through his association with Techstars - the world’s # 1 accelerator.
Today Kunal is the CEO and Co-Founder of KCSM, a holding company for Kunal's investment assets. Currently his investments include technology companies, real estate and paper.
Kunal has also founded/invested in several companies - two of his recent ones include 1. Coursetake - a company that provides curated interview preparation material that is company and position specific 2. Finagic - Uses AI and Prescriptive Analytics to better manage your investment portfolio.
Kunal is also the author of several books helping his readers learn the right way to grow their careers.
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"Communications is an undervalued, lightly regarded discipline in the theory and practice of corporate leadership." https://t.co/80b1rxIprq