Freshdesk hires STS Prasad as Senior VP of Engineering
After taking time off for four months post his Walmart years, STS Prasad has joined Freshdesk as its Senior Vice President of Engineering from August. In his new role, Prasad will be responsible for accelerating technology development and overseeing infrastructure enhancements to support the growing customer base of the Chennai-based software firm.
He worked with Walmart for over 4 years before resigning in April 2016.
"STS is deeply respected in the tech industry. He brings with him an indepth understanding of startups, being a founder himself," said Girish Mathrubootham, CEO of Freshdesk. "We are launching new products and experiencing rapid growth across our portfolio of products. In this phase of our growth, his experience in leading large engineering teams and scaling technology will be highly valuable."
An alumnus of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Prasad has held various leadership roles at Amazon. com, Kosmix, Junglee, HCL and Sybase.
In October 2015, Freshdesk had appointed former LinkedIn India MD Nishant Rao as its Chief Operating Officer as part of its strategic hires to build a strong leadership tier beyong the founders.
The appointment is the latest in a series of strategic hires by Freshdesk as a part of building a strong tier of leadership beyond the founders. In October last year, it hired former LinkedIn India MD Nishant Rao as the chief operating officer.