Jitendra has over 15 years of experience in software technology. He started his career as a software engineer in the EDA industry. In 2000, after his MBA, Jitendra joined Siebel systems as product manager for Siebel web platform – the platform used for all Siebel application to the web. When he left Siebel in April 2005, he was managing a team of 4 product managers and 3 product lines. In May 2005 Jitendra joined InQuira as director product management. At InQuira, he managed the company’s flagship search product. In his role, Jitendra set the course of product development and participated in closing a number of sizable deals.
Jitendra obtained his MBA degree from University of Chicago in 2000 and his B.Tech degree in EE from IIT Kanpur in 1993. At Chicago, he developed and marketed chibus.com, the on-line edition of university of Chicago GSB school paper. He won the best PM award in PM group at Siebel for his efforts on the initiative to make the Siebel architecture more flexible.
Update 5/20/2009: Jitendra started (late 2006) and sold (March, 2009) SezWho – an online reputation service for social media participants. In the process Jitendra raised $1.3 M in VC money, built up massive distribution, met a lot amazing people, did some innovative deals and all in all had a blast…