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Industry moves: Jabong, Timesaverz and ApartmentADDA

Sachin SinhaJabong appoints Sachin Sinha as its CTO

Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce player Jabong has appointed Sachin Sinha as its chief technology officer, reports TechCircle. In his new role, Sinha will be heading Jabong’s new technology initiatives and will be based out of Bangalore. Sinha will replace former CTO Harsh Kundra, who had left the company in January this year to join Tolexo Online Pvt Ltd, the company that owns and operates Tolexo.com, an e-commerce marketplace for business goods and supplies, as its co-founder and head of product & technology.

Sinha comes with 16 years of experience in software design, development and project leadership. Sinha was also the founder of Sachin IQLECT which aimed to provide products and solutions in the Big Data space. Prior to this he was the engineering head at Amazon for the e-commerce sponsored links platform. In addition, he also helped develop an e-commerce portal for the US real estate market and sold it to a bank in the US.

Prashanth KirtaneTimesaverz appoints Prashant Kirtane as technology advisor 

Home services marketplace Timesaverz has hired Prahsant Kirtane, co-founder and CTO of Travelmob.com, as a technology advisor. Prashant will be associated with Timesaverz in an advisory capacity and work with the leadership team to lay down its mobile-first marketplace product & technology strategy. Prashant comes with over 16 years of experience with global technology companies such as Yahoo and Tata Infotech and has been an active angel investor.

Hitesh Mehta is ApartmentAdda’s new AVP and head of user experience, product and strategy Hitesh Mehta_AVP, User Experience (UX) Strategy and Product Design_ApartmentADDA

Former Shaadi.com user experience executive  has been appointed as assistant vice president for user experience strategy and product design at ApartmentADDA. Prior to joining ApartmentADDA, he had been working with companies like shaadi.com, matrimony.com, D&Z true, Omnikron Systems Inc, and Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions. He also played a key role in conceptualizing the online campaigns for various brands like MRF, TVS, Hexaware, Cii stores, L’Oreal, Vivendi, Uninor, and CNP.

Bangalore-based ApartmentADDA has raised an undisclosed amount of investment from a group of angel investors in India and Silicon Valley (US) like former Yahoo R&D CEO Sharad Sharma and iSpirt founder Sharad Sharma, Sling Media co-founder and CTO Bhupen Shah, Arrayent VP-Engineering Raghu Tarra, Tushar Patel of a global investment banking firm and Zaheer Rattonsey of real estate and film production. Launched in 2008 by Venkat Kandaswamy and Sangeeta Banerjee, ApartmentADDA provides a private online portal for apartments and residential complexes, which are integrated with various solutions for facility management, society accounting and communication among residents.

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