Career

I worked as a management consultant at First Manhattan Consulting Group (link) in New York. 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.

I then 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 joined as the 12th employee, reported to the CEO, and worked on many projects.  I helped find product-market fit and develop a long-term business model.

I left on good terms to start a healthcare payments company called Mend. My goal was to create "Venmo for healthcare".

 

I now work at Area 1 (link) as a Senior Product Manager. See more on LinkedIn (link).