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Rajesh Khera

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Sr Management Consultant. Previously Sr Tech Advisor, Gates Foundation. Previously Vice President Products Bsquare, RealNetworks, Microsoft.

Sr Management Consultant. Previously Sr Tech Advisor, Gates Foundation. Previously Vice President Products Bsquare, RealNetworks, Microsoft.

16 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Enterprise Sales
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
BAM Testing
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Sr. Management Consultant Strong-Bridge Consulting February 2012 - present
Senior Technology Advisor Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation March 2013 - August 2013
Sr. Management Consultant T-Mobile May 2012 - February 2013
President and CEO BAM Testing 2010 - 2012
Vice President, Products BSQUARE 2007 - 2010
Director, Mobile Solutions RealNetworks 2004 - 2007
Director of Product Management LizardTech 2003 - 2004
Marketing Manager VERISIGN 2002 - 2003
Vice President EnSoftek 2001 - 2002
Program Manager Microsoft January 1993 - May 2001


The University of Chicago Booth School of Business Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Management 1997 - 2000
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Computer Science 1990 - 1992
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Computer Engineering 1985 - 1990

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Video

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Pricing strategy • Product Development • Product Marketing • Market Analysis

Key Accomplishments

I bring over 20 years of experience both in engineering and product management/marketing fields, developing and launching innovative products for Microsoft, VeriSign, RealNetworks and BSquare. I have strong combination of technical and marketing skills with advanced degrees in both fields. My experience range from writing code as a software design engineer at Microsoft to developing and directing business cases, launch plans, MRDs and PRDs at RealNetworks, Bsquare and T-Mobile. As the vice president of products at BSquare, I managed a cross functional/cross-continent teams working on all aspects of products from roadmap creation to development and launch.

I am a team builder and a consensus driver who is equally comfortable thrashing out technical problems with engineers as communicating with executive management, board members, clients and investors. I have the ability to think strategically and execute tactically.

I have an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing from University of Chicago and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

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Nathan Fong
We worked together
Raj not only has excellent analytical and technical skills, but is very much a people person. He collaborates and communicates well with al ... l levels, effectively expressing his thoughts, as well as, listening to theirs.
Nigel Bamford
They're my friends  •  Child Neurologist, University of Washington.
Rajesh is trustworthy and friendly. He has a solid background in engineering and telecommunications. He can identify the needs of society an ... d has the ability to develop solutions that can make life easier. He understands the current limits and has the vision needed to predict the future growth of industry and technology.
Prem Sakarda
We worked together  •  Previously Sr. Director, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.. Kellogg grad.
Rajesh possesses all of the necessary skills, experience and expertise to make the startup successful. He is a go getter, aggressive, assert ... ive with make it happen attitude against severe challenges.
Dennis Mooney
They're my friends  •  Stock Trader, ... Previously Director, Customer Care, G2 Research.
When that guy gets an idea he's like a dog with a bone. Thats why I clicked tenacious rather than others I could have selected. He is driven ... . He questions how people do things and looks for ways to do things better. He is incredibly focused. He and I have discussed his goals and ideals on several occasions and only through being his own person and an entrepreneur is he ever going to achieve them. Driving in the slow lane frustrates him. He always has his sights way ahead of others he is with. I often envy that zeal and wish I was his age and had his talent for focus and enthusiasm. Many of the talents listed above fit Raj Khera. He is a family man, devoted to his wife and daughter. He knows life balance.
Ajay Nair
They're my friends  •  Founder/CEO, eightCloud. Previously Principal, 2419 Business Partners.
His tenacity is his best skill and that is essential to be a successful entrepreneur
Bob Wiley
They're my friends  •  VP - Business Development, SolTerra Cities LLC and Managing Director, Redmond Strategy Group LLC. Harvard Business School grad.
Raj has shown that he is very courageous and tenacious in the face of adversity few of us will ever have to face. He's bright, engaging and ... driven, always thinking about new things and looking for opportunity. I'm glad to be his friend.
Phil Yerkes
We worked together  •  Worldwide Business Development - Kindle, Previously CEO, Movaya Wireless. University of Washington grad.
Rajesh has a deep passion fro all aspects of technology businesses and brings a wealth of experience from small and large companies.
David Oh
We worked together  •  Vice President, Head of Products, FLK. Previously Startup member, EVP Product and Technology, Cenoplex. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Raj is passionate and enthusiastic about creating new things that will benefit others and himself in mutual way. He identifies problems arou ... nd him and enjoys devising concept of products and executing to solve the problems for potential customers and partners.
Salil Bapat
They're my school  •  CFO, Latin America & Caribbean, Yum Rest Intl, Yum! Brands and Various postions in the US and International Division, Yum! Brands.
Rupesh Mane
We worked together  •  Principal Software Engineer, Conversion Logic. Previously Advanced Software Engineer/Technical Lead, Groupon.
Rajesh is intelligent, tenacious, and strives to derive business value for anything he participates in. I have seen him grow from Engineer t ... o Exec, and at every step he has impressed me. He surprises me with how many ideas he can generate and validate them. If he does not have skill, he will find someone with required skill set to get the job done. Also, I have experienced his management style first-hand. He believes in autonomy and fail fast, while keeping tab on deliverable and schedule. I believe he will be successful entrepreneur with his passion and drive.
Sachin Bapat
They're my school  •  Industry Value Engineering Principal, SAP America. Previously Senior Director, SAP Labs.
Rajesh has- an incredible drive, Technology bug and superb work-ethics. Risk-taking personality coupled with solid integrity. Last but not l ... east, he has one of the best educations- Chicago Booth and diverse business experience. I think he is well poised to be an entrepreneur.
Kartik Shridhar
We worked together  •  Principal Engineering Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Office 365 Developer Platform. University of California, Riverside grad.
He has Passion, Drive and Enthusiasm to succeed.
Justin Smith
They're my friends  •  Sr. Manager, Time Equipment Company and Consultant Vice President, Affiliate and Business Development, Princeton Law Firm.
Raj has strong experience in a variety of tech companies at multiple stages from concept to scale. He's managed and done both in roles. He ... communicates, brings skills to the table and is highly intelligent.
Karan Khanna
We worked together  •  Co-founder and Vice President Product Development & Engineering, 4C Insights. Dartmouth College grad.
Rajesh has a broad background in technology & business. He is analytical in his approach and can solve business problems.
James Lett
They're my friends  •  Multi Unit Management, Compass Group North America. Previously Director or Operations, Sbarro. Washington State grad.
Intelligent, educated with enthusiastic motivation
Suzanne Pitone
They're my friends  •  Director of Sales, Principal Financial Group. Previously Senior Sales Representative, Principal Financial Group.
Rajesh is driven with compassion and success in mind. He is solution oriented and an innovative leader by nature.

Rupesh Mane
We worked together  •  Principal Software Engineer, Conversion Logic. Previously Advanced Software Engineer/Technical Lead, Groupon.
I worked with Rupesh and found Rupesh to be smart, knowledgeable and willing to find a solution to the problem at all cost. Rupesh is tenaci ... ous and will get the job done.

David Oh
We worked together  •  Vice President, Head of Products, FLK. Previously Startup member, EVP Product and Technology, Cenoplex. Carnegie Mellon grad.
David is a tenacious and a positive person and doesn't let anything get in the way of achieving results, he would make a great entrepreneur.