Welcome to my website! My name is Rahul Deshpande, and I am working as Director of Product Management.
I have 10+ years of experience in inbound as well as outbound Product Management. I have worked on B2B and B2C products. My previous product launches have been covered in Wall Street Journal (http://on.wsj.com/1HIirj5), Barron’s and other significant business magazines.
I have guided startups for Go-to-market strategy, product roadmaps and capabilities and have the fortune of seeing them get acquired by larger companies. I have also taught Product Management to second-year MBA students at University of California (UC), Irvine as a guest lecturer.
I have been an Advisor in Cisco’s Enterpreneur-in-Residence (EIR)advising enrolled startups to create synergies with Cisco’s products and align with Cisco’s strategy.
In addition to my product stints at my employers, I had launched my own app that went on to gain 25,000 downloads even though it was a paid app. The app was “Kaboom App Timer” (http://bit.ly/2RrMtVB) and was meant to limit screen time. Apple decided to shut it down, as they felt that it was prohibiting device access to their devices. I took it from cradle to the grave (sadly!).
In addition to this, I have tried my hand in sales/marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, numerous other apps, implementing various business models. This helps me to understand my students’ backgrounds quicker and enables me to help them out to address their unique issues.
Please check out the “blog” section on this website. I try to document my learning in this blog. My upcoming courses are listed on the “Courses” page of this website.
Here are some of the companies where my students come from: