“Ketera was a silicon valley start-up funded by KPCB. To accelerate our development, we needed to build up a world class engineering center in India. Our goal was to build a center that could attract and retain true product engineers and managers.
We wanted a leader who was a strong technologist, had product vision, and had the start-up DNA to ensure building the right culture at the place. The leader needed to have enough general management capabilities to build a center from the start.
Anu worked closely with me to first evolve the right profile, and then help us choose the best candidate. She presented a mix of options initially, to help us clarify our thought process. The mix had candidates based in US looking to relocate to India, candidates who had already moved to India from the US, and local candidates. It helped us come to our final decision of choosing Sanjay Swamy, who had worked in US but had gone back to India to set up a similar facility for a Ketera-size organization there. Her strong presentation, bringing out why a general management type person was needed in that phase of the company, enabled me to get all our interviewers on-board for the final choice. Overall, we had an excellent experience working with Anu, and a very effective one too as Ketera became the model for all Kleiner Perkins companies looking to set up offshore operations.”
“We got the professionalism and standards of the best in the business, working right here in our backyard while having total familiarity with the fast changing local Bangalore and India talent market…. I found Anu and her search caliber comparable to the best US executive recruiters who work regularly with Silicon Valley start-ups. And this is especially true in terms of her professionalism – she is responsive, structured, diligent and focused – she delivers what she promises.”
“Anu made it a point to understand the DNA of Model N, our vision and strategy, and was able to to attract the best candidates in a time where Model N was a small and unknown entity in India.
What stands out about Anu is her passion for Model N’s success, and her sincerity in representing us in the right way. She is very forthright in her views, and will not hesitate to correct you if she feels it is not the right thing for the company – a true partner in building an organization.” READ MORE +