Girish is the founder and CEO of Freshdesk, a global leader in customer support software. He has over 16 years of experience in product management and is passionate about building technology products with intuitive user experiences. Girish is a member of The Chennai Angels.
Prior to founding Freshdesk, Girish was the VP of Product Management at Zoho Corporation. He was named ‘Startup Entrepreneur of the Year’ by TiE Chennai in 2012, and also won the CII Connect ‘Emerging Star of the Year’ award in 2013 and Infocom CEO of the Year in 2014. He was also named as one of the 40 Under Forty, published by Fortune India in 2015.
In addition, Girish is part of the team behind the NASSCOM Product Council, which works in promoting and nurturing product companies from India. He is also an active member of iSpirt, actively advising the startup community in India about scaling, and building a global product company out of India.
Girish completed his BE in Electrical and Electronics and finished his MBA from the University of Madras. Girish and his wife, Shoba live in Chennai with their two sons. Girish plays tennis regularly, and enjoys watching movies in his spare time.