Luke Vnenchak shared this recommendation for Rajiv on August 26, 2016 via LinkedIn:
One thing that stood out in working with Rajiv was his ability to mentor and coach people at all levels. He does not overlook the people side of things and took great care in developing the careers of those working for him. He was very accessible to the entire technology org and genuinely interested in what was working well on my team and others so that he could look to apply those things elsewhere rather than blindly dictating a path forward.
As Executive Director of Technology, Content Management at The New York Times, Luke reported to Rajiv.
Denise Warren shared this recommendation for Rajiv on Aug 5, 2016 via LinkedIn:
It is with strong conviction that I recommend Rajiv Pant. During our work together over four years at the New York Times, his exemplary leadership skills directly contributed to the success of dozens of major initiatives. Rajiv and the teams he built played critical roles in the acclaimed NYTimes mobile apps, the industry leading digital subscriptions implementation and numerous innovative data-driven journalism projects. His expertise in product development, software engineering and technology operations brought our organization to the next level. He consistently displayed strong leadership and deep technical expertise. Rajiv created a culture of collaboration, high performance and productivity. When I joined Tribune Publishing as President of Digital and CEO of East Coast Publishing, I immediately knew I wanted to bring Rajiv on to lead product management, user experience design, and engineering. Not only is he an accomplished product development leader, he is a pleasure to work with on a personal level. He is consistently proven himself to be reliable, collaborative and open minded. His approachable attitude and kindness towards coworkers made him loved by the teams reporting to him as well as his stakeholders. I know many colleagues who have followed him from job to job as he brings out the best in those working with him – creating successes for all. These traits have made Rajiv well respected and a highly sought after CTO in the tech and media industries.
As Executive Vice President at The New York Times and then as President of Digital & CEO of East Coast Businesses at Tribune Publishing, Denise managed Rajiv.
Malu Menezes shared this recommendation for Rajiv on June 24, 2016 via LinkedIn:
I worked with Rajiv at the New York Times while he was VP of Engineering and then CTO.
I was really impressed with his accomplishments during this period – brought with him key executives and placed them in the right positions to modernize the NYTimes Technology organization faster than I ever thought possible. I am incredibly proud of the company the New York Times has become and honored to have witnessed first hand this transformation. I cannot recommend Rajiv enough as a Technology Executive.
As Executive Director of Technology at The New York Times, Malu reported to Rajiv.
Joe Adamo shared this recommendation for Rajiv on June 23, 2016 via LinkedIn:
I was fortunate enough to work with Rajiv for the past year.
He’s a highly intelligent individual, an inspiring leader, and a brilliant technologist. He’s able to understand and provide recommendations on correcting complex technical & organizational issues quickly.
He was a great addition to the team, and it was a pleasure working with him.
As VP, Digital Technology at Tribune Publishing Company, Joe reported to Rajiv.
Joe Simon shared this recommendation for Rajiv on Apr 23, 2016 via LinkedIn:
Rajiv has deep technical expertise and has continued to build his skills and remains hands on even as he’s progressed in his career. Has a good understanding of software engineering and has the ability to both architect as well as operate the solutions he’s created.
He’s good at building and managing teams – from small to pretty large ones, while both retaining and upgrading the skills of the team. He can clearly articulate a vision, motive the team and deliver quality output. Can remain calm under challenging circumstances and create a collaborative and fun culture.
He’s also a pretty good photographer with a great eye and has captured some amazing images. He does pretend to love the theatre – the reader needs to find out why for themselves.
As CTO at Conde Nast, Joe managed Rajiv.
[Rajiv’s note: The “pretend to love the theatre” part is an inside joke.]
Rajit Gulati shared this recommendation for Rajiv on Apr 15, 2016 via LinkedIn:
I was reporting to Rajiv at COXnet and developed deep admiration for him ever since. He is the type of executive who ensures that the team gets all the credit for successes under his leadership and takes it upon himself to advance careers of each individual in his team. He has this calming influence when everyone is under pressure and is extremely innovative in suggesting product solutions thinking out of the box. I always look forward to opportunities to interact and learn from Rajiv.
As Senior Manager, Software Engineering at COXnet (now Cox Media Group), Rajit Gulati reported to Rajiv.
Bob Sauerberg shared this recommendation for Rajiv on Apr 14, 2016 via LinkedIn:
Rajiv is a visionary and a great tech leader. He has all the skills necessary to envision , direct, and execute great products. Most importantly, he is a team player and a great communicator. The full package!
As President at Conde Nast, Bob Sauerberg indirectly managed Rajiv.
Mark Thompson wrote this recommendation for Rajiv on April 13, 2016:
Rajiv is a very strong digital executive with rock solid credentials in both engineering and product, but with great creative flair. At The New York Times, he was a real magnet for talent and built a very strong team. He also showed an exceptional ability to work closely and empathetically with our own journalistic and design creative elite.
As President & Chief Executive Officer at The New York Times Company, Mark Thompson indirectly managed Rajiv.
Matthew Bischoff shared this recommendation for Rajiv on Apr 10, 2016 via LinkedIn:
Rajiv is an incredible leader of technical organizations. His ability at The Times to zoom in and solve small problems one on one with a single engineer without losing focus of the entire team’s goals was unparalleled and the teams he helped build have remained strong long after he stepped away. I can count on one hand the number of people I’d want running my engineering organization and Rajiv is definitely among them.
As Senior iOS Software Engineer at The New York Times, Matthew reported to Rajiv. Matthew subsequently became Product Manager and iOS Engineering Manager at Tumblr before becoming Partner at Lickability, a boutique mobile mobile product development firm.
Leon Shklar shared this recommendation for Rajiv on Apr 10, 2016 via LinkedIn:
Rajiv played an important role in transforming the technology organization at The New York Times, He succeeded in attracting new talent and made a major contribution to creating a balance between product, editorial, and technology organizations. Rajiv promoted transparency, never set hidden agendas, and was a recognized “force for good” in the organization.
As Vice President of Technology for Ecommerce, Digital Subscriptions, and Marketing at The New York Times, Leon reported to Rajiv.