Kumar Shailove, ex- InMobi joins Hiver as VP, Engineering

Kumar Shailove

Bangalore: Kumar Shailove, a former InMobi’s engineering head has joined Hiver as Vice President of Engineering.

Hiver, the world’s first Gmail-based customer service solution provider announced the appointment of Kumar Shailove.

Shailove is considered a veteran of prominent technology companies including InMobi, Digital Guardian, Expedia and Adobe. 

He will work closely with Hiver’s founders Niraj Ranjan Rout and Nitesh Nandy in building up and scaling the company’s fast-growing technology team.

Shailove brings over 16 years of in-depth domain knowledge and technical proficiency to Hiver.

Prior to joining Hiver, Shailove served as InMobi’s Director of Engineering for Demand Side Platform. In his time at InMobi, he oversaw the engineering team that built the Demand Side Platform.

He defined the medium and long-term tech strategy and roadmap for the organisation, while closely working with technology partners to co-build tech solutions for complex business problems.

He also led the development of a high-scale distributed Ad Serving and Bidding Platform for processing a million Ad requests per second and more than 10 terrabytes of data. 

Prior to his time at InMobi, Shailove served as an Engineering Manager at Digital Guardian (through the acquisition of Armor5), the manager for Package Discover Services at Expedia Inc., and as a Senior Lead at Adobe on the LM Service team. 

Kumar Shailove holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Allahabad. 

“Kumar brings to the table a high level of expertise in development, management and maintenance of highly scalable systems. His expertise will be extremely valuable to us as we continue to grow faster. And fulfil our vision to help businesses deliver great customer service using Gmail,” said Niraj Ranjan Rout, Co-founder and CEO – Hiver. 

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the engineering team at Hiver. I look forward to helping scale the product while following the highest standards of engineering excellence,”  said Kumar Shailove, on his appointment.

“It’s my goal to contribute to Hiver’s success by creating a culture that attracts and inspires the kind of world-class engineering talent that will further strengthen Hiver’s vision to become a leading customer service platform,” he added. 

Shailove’s addition to the team comes at an exciting time for Hiver. Recently, Hiver announced it had raised $4 million in debt financing from Singapore-based debt fund Mars Growth Capital to ramp up growth. 

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