Real estate portal Housing.com has hired former Amazon and Time Magazine executive Ashish Laghate as AVP – Product to work on its product team as part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its top management.
He will focus on developing world class consumer products and innovation.
In his eight years experience, Laghate has worked extensively in brand, product management and technology strategy functions at Amazon, Time Magazine and the Washington Post.
During his experience with Washington Post and Time Magazine,he led new product development initiatives and was responsible for implementing a product vision with high quality applications and features.
Laghate achieved a massive increase in user engagement for core business at the Washington Post through product improvements, bringing double digit growth for the company and making The Post the most read news website in the US. He also spearheaded multiple high visibility projects including the Presidential Election of 2012, the Midterm Election of 2014, the Washington Post Paywall initiative, the Partner Program, Kindle Singles, and the Washington Post IPhone/IPad and Android apps.
He also worked with Amazon on its digital initiatives focused towards developing the product road map and enhancing the state-of-the-art software system.
Prior to joining Housing.com, Lahgate was an entrepreneur and founded Healthtec in January 2015 to develop a product that provides real-time health care and monitoring to people in rural areas through mobile technology. He successfully tested the product with 4000 people in rural areas across USA and India.
Under its new CEO, Jason Kothari, Housing.com has revamped its top management and appointed more experienced talent on its board. The company has made several additions to its leadership team naming Mani Rangarajan as the chief financial officer; Nikhil Rungta as the chief marketing officer; Nandini Mehta as the general counsel, Abhishek Hota as the chief of staff and Keerthi Kiran as the head of new real estate projects.