He is an experienced software industry executive with a track record of building and leading cloud businesses across start-ups, pre- and post-IPO businesses, as well as large software companies.
Prior to joining Capitolis, Rahul was the Chief Product Officer of AnsweriQ, a start-up driving customer service automation through machine learning and AI. Before AnswerIQ, he served as the Vice President of Product at Apptio, an enterprise SaaS company pioneering technology business management and providing transparency and optimization to enterprises on their technology investments. While at Apptio, Rahul and his team helped grow the business from a start-up to a publicly-traded company, with nearly 800 employees and more than $200 million in annual revenue.
Before Apptio, Rahul was at Microsoft, where he held a variety of product and engineering leadership roles. As a founding member of Microsoft’s virtualization & cloud efforts, Rahul and his team drove the company’s efforts to embrace virtualization and transform the company’s server products. He also led teams driving transformative customer impact through the company’s Azure, Office 365, and Windows Server businesses. Additionally, Rahul held senior software engineering and product roles at DaimlerChrysler. Rahul began his career as a Scientist Engineer at the Indian Space Research Organization, where he focused on geosynchronous satellite design and simulation.
Rahul holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University and Master of Science degree in Engineering with a focus on mathematical and computational simulation and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.