MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Rishi Bhatia is an entrepreneur, product manager, and technologist who has led efforts in both public and high growth private companies. Currently, Rishi serves as CTO and Head of Product for Astonish, a private equity based company in Rhode Island. Astonish is the leading solution in the digital marketing and insurance space with an all-in-one CRM, marketing, and training platform.
Prior to joining Astonish, Rishi was with five successful high growth startups - SCRS (acquired by Sun Health Care), Third Screen Media (pioneer in mobile advertising and acquired by AOL), Vibes Media (pioneer in mobile marketing), Flexi Financials, and SnapApp (part of PangeaMedia). On the public market side, Rishi led enterprise software development at Computer Associates with a combination of M&A and new product development for emerging markets.
"Having an engineering background and experience in building products for diverse verticals, it is very clear that customer centric product development strategies are very important for success in the competitive marketplace. On the other hand, commercialization and value capture are important tenants for a long and healthy life cycle of any venture. I chose MIT Sloan Executive Education and the Entrepreneurship Development Program to reinforce my understanding of management and value creation in ventures. I was also looking for a broader perspective on entrepreneurship from the best faculty, combined with relevant and cutting edge content. The Entrepreneurship Development Program strongly reinforced the important guiding principles for building and nurturing any venture in three steps - value creation, commercialization, and value capture. After taking the courses and having applied the insights I gained into practice, I highly recommend MIT Sloan Executive Education to round out and expand your skills.”