About Me

I am a business development and management professional with 7+ years of hands-on experience in diverse industries. I offer pragmatic and experienced blend of technical and business skills that are deeply grounded in empathy, customer focus and end consumers’ need. An active driver of strategy and an engaged partner with design, engineering, and marketing. With Master’s degree in Engineering Management and I’ve taken products/ideas from concept to launch and beyond.

Contact Details

Manish Godara
Palo Alto, CA 94304 US

Work

SAP

Business Development| Program Management | Go-to-Market Aug 2015 - Present

As a direct report to Chief Digital Officer, I assisted in SAP’s digital transformation by working across multiple disciplines like product management, project management, go-to-market, and UX. Currently, I head SAP Digital’s efforts on 3rd party marketplace on global scale covering more than 200+ countries and territories. I also lead SAP Digital's effort to launch/expand affiliate programs to create a new revenue stream and awareness for ecommerce channels.

GivePulse Inc.

Associate Product Manager Feb 2015 - Jul 2015

Givepulse is classic bootstrap startup, where you do everything and anything that can add value to the bottom line. I was one of the first hire at GivePulse and lead user research to identify product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth. My responsibilities also included preparing and executing Go-To-Market strategies to target Universities, Non-profit org., cities, corporate companies and other verticals.

Boehringer Ingelheim

Project Management Intern Jan 2014 - Aug 2014

I worked on a high-profile Contract Manufacturing Business (CMB) project involving a leading pharmaceutical company. This client project was one of the most crucial and high valued projects for BI USA and I came up with new ways to improve the ‘New Vendor setup’ process and supply chain management for project.

San Jose State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

I was a teaching assistant for a graduate level courses in the engineering department at SJSU. I assisted Professor with evaluating, organizing, and preparing class material for the classes. My job responsibilities also included creating and maintaining the online database for the class, and to come up with creative techniques to make the classroom experience better and smooth.

Education

San Jose State University

Master of Science - Engineering Management GPA: 3.9/4.0May 2015

Graduate student with a near-perfect GPA, applied knowledge, skills and hands-on experience in the field of Engineering Management, Human Computer Interaction and Industrial Engineering. I worked as Graduate Teaching Assistant for graduate level classes in ISE department and was an active member of various academic/engineering societies like IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineer), IEEE, Baybio fest., ISA, etc.

Jaipur Engineering College & Research Centre

B. Tech - Electrical Engineering GPA: 3.85/4.0 July 2010

I completed my B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from one of the most prestigious engineering school in India. While doing Btech I got multiple opportunities to represent my college in national level project competitions on applied engineering. I was actively engaged in extra curricular activities and leadership roles.

Skills

I offer pragmatic and experienced blend of technical and business skills that are deeply grounded in empathy, customer focus and end consumers’ need. An active driver of strategy and an engaged partner with design, engineering, and marketing.

  • Business Development
  • Program Management
  • Strategy
  • Product Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Marketing

Client Testimonials

  • Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
  • Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

    Albert Einstein

Get In Touch.

If you're interested in learning more or/and love a conversation on digital transformation and how it's changing the world as we know it, let's connect! Don't be shy, I'm always up for a coffee and good conversation.

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