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Rajiv Pant

#Culture #Technology #Operations                 +1-212-996-2222         rajiv.com       New York, NY

Biography Summary

Rajiv Pant is an entrepreneur, consultant, and sought after speaker. As CTO at The New York Times, Rajiv led the successful development and delivery of dozens of acclaimed mobile and web products over 4 years. He managed a staff of 420+ which he grew from a third of its size. Before this, he headed up digital technology at Conde Nast for 4 years, where he managed multiple fast-paced, growing teams including Reddit. Admired by his colleagues as a people-person, open-minded collaborator, and approachable leader, Rajiv also enjoys writing software code. He has received several prestigious awards during his career including being honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014. Full biography: rajiv.com/biography

Profile Summary

Work Summary

Consulting, Boards, and Startups

Work History

June 2012 - June 2015

Chief Technology Officer, The New York Times

The New York Times is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851. It has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization. Its website is among the world's most respected and popular news sites, receiving more than 30 million unique visitors per month.

Responsibilities

  • Supervised a staff of 320+ full time employees, including the Vice Presidents of Web & Mobile Engineering, CMS & Publishing, and Ecommerce & Customer Service; the Directors of Data Science & Engineering, Quality, and Project Management; and The Editor of Interactive News Technology.
  • Reported directly to the business side and to Executive Editor (editor-in-chief) of The New York Times.
  • Responsible for budget in the tens of millions of dollars annually.
  • Responsible for all aspects of technology and project delivery for digital subscriptions, print circulation, marketing, customer care, digital advertising, data science & engineering, content management, print publishing, video, Web and mobile.

Projects

  • (available upon request)

Achievements & Awards

  • Members of Rajiv's team won multiple New York Times Publisher's Awards
  • (more information available upon request)
May 2011 - June 2012

Vice President, Digital Technology, The New York Times

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for 100+ full time employees, including software engineering, project management and related areas of technology.
  • Reported directly to the business side and to Executive Editor (editor-in-chief) of The New York Times.
  • Responsible for budget in the tens of millions of dollars annually.
  • Responsible for software engineering and project delivery for digital subscriptions, online & email marketing, digital customer care, digital advertising, digital content management, video, Web and mobile.

Projects

  • (available upon request)

Achievements & Awards

  • Members of Rajiv's team won multiple New York Times Publisher's Awards
  • (more information available upon request)
 
  June 2015- Present

Chief Technology & Product Officer, Some Spider

Some Spider is a startup in the content, commerce and community space. Served as CTO and head of product and design.

  March 2014 - Present

Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

Young Global Leaders of The World Economic Forum is a community of about 900 exceptional leaders selected from every region of the world, from all walks of life, and every stakeholder group in society.

Nominated at under age 40, these young leaders are assessed according to rigorous selection criteria that creates a diverse and representative body, while accepting only the very best leaders who have already demonstrated their commitment to serving society at large.

Throughout their six-year tenure, YGLs are fully involved in the Forum’s meetings, initiatives and research and interact with the Forum’s wider multi-stakeholder community. YGLs have a powerful role in determining the community’s activities. They are governed by a foundation board of 14 respected leaders.

The Forum of Young Global Leaders has three objectives:

  1. Collaboration: to build a diverse global community of peers who engage in networks and processes that look for forward-looking and innovative solutions to the problems faced by humankind
  2. Learning: to transform the next generation of leaders through personal experiences that build knowledge and engender better understanding of global, regional and industry agendas
  3. Action: to positively impact global challenges by engaging YGLs in initiatives and workstreams related to specific challenges they have identified

These individuals commit both their time and talent to make the world a better place.

  April 2014- Present

Advisory Board Member & CTO, Womensphere Foundation

Womensphere is a global community platform and social enterprise dedicated to unleashing the potential of women and girls, inspiring transformational leadership and innovation, and mobilizing systemic interventions and individual initiatives to create a better future for our world. We form collaborations with leaders, innovators, companies, organizations, networks, and academic institutions around this shared purpose.

 
June 2007 - May 2011

Vice President, Digital Technology, Conde Nast

Conde Nast is a leading developer of lifestyle and business brands online and other media, providing enjoyable, useful services that build upon the heritage of some of the world's most prestigious magazines. Conde Nast Digital produces 25 award winning sites such as Wired.com, Epicurious.com, NewYorker.com, VanityFair.com, Glamour.com, Style.com, Vogue and Reddit.

Responsibilities

Projects

 

Achievements & Awards

June 2004 - May 2007

Chief Technology Officer, COXnet (now Cox Media Group)

COXnet (now Cox Media Group) is part of Cox Enterprises, one of the nation's leading media/communications companies (cable, television, radio, newspapers, Valpak, ...) and providers of automotive services (Manheim Auctions, AutoTrader.com, ...).

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Projects

Achievements & Awards

 
January 2001 - June 2003

Vice President, Technology / Engineering, Knight Ridder Digital

Knight Ridder is a newspaper and Internet publishing company. The second-largest newspaper publisher in the United States, it owns 31 dailies and operates the Real Cities network of 68 regional web sites.

Responsibilities

Projects

Achievements & Awards

March 2000 - December 2000

Director, Technology, Northeast United States, Knight Ridder Digital

Responsibilities

Projects

 
July 1999 - February 2000

Director, Online Technology, Philadelphia Newspapers (Knight Ridder)

Responsibilities

Projects

Achievements

August 1998 - June 1999

Manager, Online Technology, Philadelphia Newspapers (Knight Ridder)

Responsibilities

Projects

Achievements

 
July 1997 - July 1998

Sr. Programmer Analyst, Philadelphia Newspapers (Knight Ridder)

Projects

September 1995 - June 1997

Programmer Analyst, Philadelphia Newspapers (Knight Ridder)

Projects

Awards & Honors

Speaking Engagements

Executive Education

2014
Yale University, New Haven, CT
2012 - 2103
Stanford University - Graduate School of Business, Palo Alto, CA
2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA

Leadership & Management Skills

Technology Skills

References