I started my career as a consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group (link). I sold strategy to financial services clients.
I served as an advisor to US Senator Al Franken. I wrote speeches, crafted legislation, and organized hearings focused on technology policy. I also worked at Jones Day (link) on litigation.
Next, I worked as a human rights activist in Pakistan. I led a team of Yale Law students and partnered with Justice Project Pakistan (link) to document human rights violations in Pakistani prisons. We convinced future Prime Minister Imran Khan to speak about our findings in front of thousands of people.
During the human rights work, I hacked together a website to share information on government spending in the Punjab Province. I modeled this on a website that Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's team developed in Brazil (link).
This evolved into a startup. I created a company to send remittances from the United States to Pakistan using Bitcoin. I started this company in 2014 when Bitcoin was new. I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to get the company off the ground.
I noticed an adjacent startup called Plaid (link). I connected with CEO Zach Perret, joined as the 12th employee, and reported to Zach. I worked in many areas including Product, Business Development, Finance, Sales, and Marketing to find product-market fit and invent a business model. Plaid is now valued at $13 billion (link).
I left Plaid on good terms to start a healthcare payments company called Mend, ran that company for 2 years, and then joined Area 1 (link). I worked in the Product Function and grew the company to get acquired for $162 million by Cloudflare (link).
I'm now Cloudflare Product Manager. See more on LinkedIn (link).