2015-2017

Harvard Business School

MBA, BAKER SCHOLAR (TOP 5%)


Summer 2016

Otter Media (The Chernin Group)

SUMMER ASSOCIATE 

Otter Media is a $500m JV between AT&T and The Chernin Group that acquires, invests in, and launches OTT video services. 

  • Business & content monetization plan for Reese Witherspoon-led Hello Sunshine
  • Web design (Otter Web site)
  • We Gather, inaugural conference, programming & branding 

Summer 2015

Lightbox

INVESTMENT INTERN

Worked with 3 founders and 2 principals of a 2-year-old venture firm on their biggest priorities. Mentored interns.


2014-2015

Independent Consulting

PRINCIPAL

Advised and assisted media clients across creative, operational, and investing projects. Select engagements:

Digital news sites: BuzzFeed New York / Scroll.in

  • Emerging market strategy for BuzzFeed launch
  • Wrote Scroll’s first white paper on digital advertising growth in India

Video streaming: Spuul
Oversaw user and ad revenue growth on native platform for Indian content streaming service

  • Ad sales: Increased ad revenues 6x, inventory 2.5x, eCPM 2x MOM by negotiating with ad networks
  • Product management: Ran interviews and prioritized feature build for Spuul 2.0 (web + mobile)
  • Marketing: $200k diaspora marketing plan, grew paid subscribers 4% via holiday offer
  • Business development: Added 1,000+ users via Flipkart partnership

Film studios: Phantom Films / Sikhya Entertainment

  • Greenlit 8 films (of 20+ scripts) for Phantom-Blumhouse Productions 10-horror-film deal
  • Assessed non-traditional exhibitor partnerships for Sikhya, known for The Lunchbox

2012-2014

McKinsey & Company (New York)

BUSINESS ANALYST

Workstream lead on 13 projects across 7 industries; awarded return offer for strong performance. 

• Marketing transformation: Cable company – Increasing high speed internet connects by 10% based on subscriber analysis

• Climate change valuation: City government – Assessing climate risk; conducting resilience cost/benefit analysis to simulate hurricane impact on assets/GDP by quantifying value by zip code
Impact: infrastructure resilience measures could reduce climate losses in 2050s by up to 25% ($2.2b per year)

• Firm development & innovation: One of 28 int’l teams and only NY analyst to present new idea at competitive McKinsey Practice Olympics finals in Athens, Greece; developed new McKinsey framework and perspective on climate change / resilience adaptation

• Community development: Business Analyst class Social Committee Chair; launched McKinsey New York Improv Group, Manicube services.


2008-2012

Yale University

MAGNA CUM LAUDA | BA, ECONOMICS & SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES (DISTINCTION)

  • Founder & President, South Asian Film Society
  • Freshman Counselor (Dean's Office)
  • Head Recruitment Coordinator (Admissions Office)
  • Light Fellowship: Advanced Chinese @ Beijing Normal University (Princeton in Beijing) in Beijing
  • Consulting Intern @ Accenture Greece
  • Kingsley Fellowship: Researching Bollywood in Mumbai
  • Summer Lazarus Fellow @ The Yale Sustainable Food Project

2004-2008

Stuyvesant High School

Valedictorian

  • The Spectator Executive Editor
  • National Honor Society
  • Model UN
  • Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Cross Country