Housing.com has announced the appointment of Mani Rangarajan as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years of experience, Rangarajan will be responsible for driving the company’s financial strategy and planning while also playing a key role on the senior management team.
With deep global finance, operations and strategy expertise in the internet and financial services sectors, Rangarajan’s career footprint has extended to over 20 countries in the Americas, Europe, Middle-East, Asia and Africa. Rangarajan has held executive level roles in companies such as Citigroup and Yahoo! and with leading Silicon Valley start-up companies including Boku, Kosmix and Media Boost. He has been involved with several start-ups in India in an advisory role.
While at Citigroup, Rangarajan acquired a strong expertise in operations and risk management and was considered a global expert in the transaction services business. Rangarajan worked for six years at Yahoo!, where he reported to the Chief Financial Officer. He worked closely with the executive team and played a key role in strategic planning, business operations, corporate finance and investor relations. Over the last seven years, he has been a senior finance executive at Silicon Valley start-ups where his experience has included strategic finance, business model innovation and monetization, fund-raising, M & A, business development and data analytics.
Speaking about Rangarajan’s appointment, Rishabh Gupta, iCEO & COO, Housing.com said, “As an ambitious company that’s evolving and growing, Housing.com’s endeavour is to continually strengthen its senior management team. Mani brings with him a rich and varied global finance and operations experience, which I believe will add significant value to the company and help steer our future strategy.”
“Housing.com has been a pioneer in the online real estate space and has created some of the most compelling products and services for consumers, developers and agents. In the short time since its inception, the company has already achieved many milestones both in terms of scale as well as innovation. I am excited to be working closely with Rishabh, Jason and the rest of the team and be a part of what is clearly a game-changing business,” said Rangarajan.
Rangarajan holds an M.B.A from the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, a PGDM from IIM Kolkota and is also a Cost & Works Accountant.