MD and VP Product Development at FirstRain
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Aparna Gupta is Managing Director, India & Vice President Product Development, FirstRain, Inc, (www.firstrain.com) a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company that helps Sales and Marketing teams of companies find growth by truly understanding the business of their customers.
As the head of India operations, Aparna manages several FirstRain Engineering and Analytics R&D teams. She brings 20 years of technical experience to her position at FirstRain. Since joining FirstRain in 2001, Aparna has played a variety of technical leadership roles spanning software engineering, content R&D and Product and Release management.
Before FirstRain, Aparna was a Research Associate at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (ICGEB) and was with Logiciel Information System Pvt Limited, a software consultancy affiliated with the United Nations.
Aparna also serves as the co-chair of NASSCOM’s local chapter, aka NRC Haryana (http://www.nasscom.in) and an emeritus board advisor for Anita Borg Institute, India (http://anitaborg.org/about-us/dedicated-leadership/abi-board-of-advisors/#abi-india-emeritus-board-of-advisors).
Aparna holds a master’s degree in Engineering Sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai.