Quixey, the mobile search technology company has announced the promotion of Dr. Rajat Mukherjee to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Mukherjee will lead product and engineering, and build and bring mobile search innovations to market that rethink the mobile app experience.
For the past year Mukherjee has served as Vice President of product at Quixey, leading the product development of the next generation of mobile search platforms that enable deep search within apps.
Tomer Kagan, Co-Founder and CEO, Quixey said, “We’re excited to have Rajat take on additional responsibilities as the CTO, with a role focused on our mobile search technical advancement. We have an aggressive product roadmap for 2016 in app-based mobile search with several new upcoming releases planned and it is more important than ever to align our product vision with execution. Rajat’s impressive background and extensive knowledge of Quixey’s technology make him the perfect person to help lead this forward.”
Mukherjee held leadership positions at both startups and large companies within consumer and enterprise. Most notably is Mukherjee’s extensive experience in search. As a group product manager at Google, he was the product lead for search ads automation and worked closely on custom search, enterprise search, alerts, related search and more. Following Google, he led product at Lexity building automated marketing tools for ecommerce. Lexity was acquired by Yahoo in 2013. He also held positions as senior director of software engineering at Verity working on enterprise search, and subsequently was senior director of product management at Yahoo working on web search. He started his career at IBM Research after earning his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Rice University. Mukherjee graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and holds multiple software patents.
Mukherjee said, “We are working on technology that no one else is working on. We are rethinking the user experience on mobile to reduce the time from thought to action -- people can get things done faster. This is a win-win for consumers and developers.”
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