Manu Khandelwal
Product Management | Cornell University

A technologist with 4+ years of work experience in product management, analytics, and entrepreneurship. Spearheaded 10+ tech products to empower users and businesses with information that matters.

Experience

Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

AllyO - Palo Alto, CA
Associate Product Manager

AllyO is a leading SaaS startup building AI-powered recruiting and HR solutions for businesses

• Led AllyO product roadmap and vision for Data, Analytics, and Insights
• Built and launched “Insights” dashboard for all 40+ customers of $6M+ ARR, driving retention and growth
• Reduced 30+ hours of weekly work by providing 4 self-serve analytics reports to business users
• Created 5+ PRDs with UI designs and new metrics for key recruiting and HR product analytics
• Guided 5+ UX and product decisions by implementing event capturing using Heap and Google Analytics
• Collaborated with 20+ people in Customer Success, Engineering, Program Management, Design, and Marketing teams

Dec 2015 - Aug 2018

Crown Cab - Charlotte, NC
Product Manager

Crown Cab is a small business providing commercial taxicab services

• Designed and led 8+ technical products with 3 developers using Agile values and principles
• Interacted with 50+ customers, drivers, and employees to validate and prioritize problems to tackle
• Developed product requirements, architectures, roadmaps, backlogs, and UI/UX designs
• Automated and transformed 5+ manual processes through KPI dashboard, workflow, and inspection systems
• Slashed $75,000+ annual expenses by revamping technology infrastructure and negotiating vendor contracts
• Transitioned from business intelligence role to product management and business strategy
• Analyzed ride data for trends using SQL, Power BI, and Excel to guide B2B contract decisions
• Represented Crown Cab in professional forums such as Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association

Jun 2015 - Nov 2015

Greetude Energy - Pune, India
Business Analyst

Greetude Energy was a startup managing industrial energy efficiency projects

• Created 2 MVPs to understand customer and market needs for energy management
• Managed energy efficiency projects in billboard, dairy, and metal industries valuing $300,000+
• Streamlined workflow, documents, and online presence thereby reducing 50% operational time sinks
• Represented Greetude Energy at client meetings, green building seminar, and ISO certification

May 2014

Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers - Pune, India
Risk Management Intern, Car Body Shop

• Designed contingency plan for 173 welding guns in XUV500 car body shop to prevent sudden halts due to failures
• Reconciled plan from manufacturing, maintenance and process engineering departments to verify its applicability

May 2013

Hero MotoCorp - Gurgaon, India
Lean Manufacturing Intern, Motorbike Assembly Line

• Developed one-piece flow system for fender sub-assembly line resulting in reduced inventory, overburden and cycle time
• Key learning: lean manufacturing, just-in-time production, value stream mapping and quality storyboard

Nov 2010 - Apr 2011

Discovery Place - Charlotte, NC
Volunteer, Explore More Stuff (Technology Lab)

Discovery Place is science and technology museum featuring interactive exhibits, experiments and educational events.

• Built 6 hands-on exhibits on sound, electricity and robotics while serving 220+ volunteer hours
• Guided 1000+ visitors through exhibits and led orientation of 60+ student volunteers for summer 2011 batch
• Taught interactive science activities to 300+ children ages 5-18 years during one-on-one and classroom sessions
• Delivered presentation on Nanotechnology to mayor, industry experts and students under Mayor’s Youth Empowerment Program

Leadership Experiences

Aug 2018 - May 2019

Entrepreneurship Teaching Assistant
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Mentored 115 students on Business Model Canvas, Design Thinking, Agile, Hackathon, and Team Formation

Nov 2018 - Apr 2019

Student Organizer
Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium

Produced marketing content for first Design and Pitch Competition held at MIT for 31 teams from 9 universities

Aug 2014 - Jul 2015

Google Student Ambassador
Google India

• Founded Google Students Community and influenced 800+ students in 6 months
• Devised and organized 11 Android, digital marketing, and entrepreneurship events
• Certified AdWords trainer; attended 2-day Online Marketing Lab by Google in Mumbai; scored 96% in tests

Aug 2014 - Apr 2015

General Secretary
Mechanical Engineering Association, NIT Warangal

Led association of 40 members to organize 23 events, activities, workshops, and guest lectures

Projects and Achievements

Jan 2019 - May 2019

Student Consultant
Amazon Robotics, Amazon

Devised future system architectures and technology roadmap for improving localization of people, products, and robots

Mar 2019

Best M.Eng. Project Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Explored autonomous vehicle feasibility from decision analysis, safety, and commercialization strategy perspectives

Sep 2018

Best Overall Hack
Fintech Hackathon, Cornell University

Proposed innovative business model, product, and UI/UX designs for promoting bank customers to use savings account

Sep 2016

Distinguished Paper and Poster Award
Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference, IISE

Enhanced workflow and document management systems using Kanban and Lean Six Sigma; Yellow Belt Certification

Education

May 2019

Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
Master of Engineering in Engineering Management

GPA 4.07

Relevant Coursework: Product Management, Technology Strategy, Management Writing, Negotiation, Economics and Finance for Engineering Management, Management Science and Productivity, and Problem Solving and Computer Programming with C++

May 2015

National Institute of Technology - Warangal, India
Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

GPA 3.64

• As Collegiate Team Captain of Effi-Cycle 2013 (Society of Automotive Engineers, India), led college’s first team of 10 juniors to build hybrid trike for green transportation national competition; collaboratively executed tasks in design, analysis, accounting, sponsorship, procurement, manufacturing, transportation and presentation as per timelines (2013-2014)
• Founded Aerospace Club for students sharing interest in aeronautics, astronautics and astronomy; moderated and facilitated discussion sessions and collaborated with various clubs to organize educational events (2013-2015)
• Represented NIT Warangal at President of India’s House during Festival of Innovation (2015)
• Designed and built “Two-Wheeled Self-Balancing Robot” prototype for undergraduate project (2015)
• Contributor in Innovation Garage, Hackathons, Electronics Club, Dance Club, Photography Club and ATV Team (2011-2015)
• Won 3 group and 3 solo dance competitions; represented college for inter-NIT national swimming competition (2012)

May 2010

Kendriya Vidyalaya Vayusena Nagar - Nagpur, India
Central Board of Secondary Education

• 86% in 12th Grade, 93% in 10th Grade – 800-800-800 in SAT Physics-Chemistry-Math II
• Represented school at national science exhibitions: Fluid Dynamics in Sports (2009), Future Solar Energy Projects (2008)

I am a tech enthusiast. To empower people, I create products within business, design, and engineering domains.