Robin Dindayal

Hi. I'm Robin Dindayal.

(Don't worry, nobody knows how to say my last name!)

I'm the Vice President of Product Management at Horizn and a well respected leader with skills that span many operational areas, including product management, client services, marketing and engineering.

Prior to joining Horizn, I led product management activities for Intelex Technologies and Awareness Inc.. Before that, I held senior positions in account services, client services, sales and engineering at Syncapse Corp. and Awareness Inc..

I hold a Bachelor of Mathematics in Honors Computer Science and a Minor in Psychology from the University of Waterloo.

See what people say about me

I get things done.

See below for quotes about me from former colleagues.

David Carter, Executive Director at Innovation Factory

Robin is one of those rare product people that understands rigorous, studied product management, and also lean, "get-things-done", software development. He is able to find the most pragmatic approach for each situation and apply it.

Robin's a seasoned developer experienced in large scale SAAS environments. Robin is an exceptional team asset for any company producing quality software products that scale.

Whether you are a start-up who is building a new software product, or an existing enterprise with a product that is already in-market, Robin will fill the role, and amplify the entire teams performance.

Janice Diner, Founding Partner & CEO at Horizn

Robin is the ideal social media professional,talented, experienced and dedicated to his craft. With Robin’s commitment to the global vision, client deliverables and attention to detail he played a critical part in the launch of MyBlackBerry and Blackberry’s overall social media global platform. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.

Mike Lewis, CMO at Peoplefluent & Best Selling Author

I worked with Robin for over 4 years at Awareness and he was one of the most talented individuals I have had the chance to work with. Robin is an analytical thinker who is skilled at transforming market needs into software. While Robin is a skilled developer and leader behind the scenes he is also able to work directly with customers and prospects to understand their needs. He's a strategic leader who fosters innovation among the team and I hope to have the chance to work with him again in the future.

I'm highly skilled at building great products and great teams.

See below for some of the great products I've built and quotes from former members of my teams.

Intelex

A web-based solution designed to optimize business performance, enable regulatory compliance, and streamline ISO initiatives.

Social Marketing Hub

A tool intended to allow marketers to publish, manage, measure, and engage with their marketing across multiple social media channels.

My Blackberry

A social network for all BlackBerry users, a place for users to discuss their BlackBerry experience, share tips and tricks and download content.

Monish Gandhi, Director of Product Management at Method Integration

Robin is a natural leader who leads through inspiration, action and genuine care for everyone around him.

He effortlessly worked across Intelex departments to improve flow and customer experience. He ensured broad buy-in by listening to everyone and addressing concerns. He made many friends at Intelex through his willingness to help everyone and by proactively nurturing talent.

Under his clear product vision and efficient execution, Intelex launched over 30 applications in a short time. With every product decision, Robin put product quality and client satisfaction at the forefront. He dramatically improved product communication, awareness, knowledge and transparency through wikis, videos and talks. He was a true evangelist of our product.

I learnt a lot from Robin. I look forward to our paths crossing again.

Elena Losseva, Product Owner at Intelex

As a product owner in the Product Management team, I reported directly to Robin. Over 30 applications and many new platform features were developed under his leadership. Robin always puts customers first and goes out of his way to meet and exceed their expectations. Robin is a great manager and mentor and he provided me with valuable advice along the way, helping me excel in my role. Many new initiatives were launched under Robin's leadership, improving the company knowledge and awareness of the product. I truly enjoyed working with Robin. He would be an exceptional asset to any organization.

Sachin Monga, Platform Partnerships at Facebook

Robin hired me into his product management team at Awareness. It was a standout experience for me for a couple of reasons: (1) Robin leads by example. I learned a great deal about everything from high level product strategy to agile methodology, via osmosis. (2) Robin is an enabler. He gave me the room to experiment and operate independently which was of the utmost importance on a PM team in a fast-changing field. I'd highly recommend Robin for any PM leadership role.

Product. Engineering. Services. Marketing. Sales.

See below for what I did prior to joining Horizn.

VP, Product Management at Intelex

Was responsible for market analysis, product strategy, business planning, new product design and development, launch plans, enhancement management and planning, product communication, channel support, knowledge transfers and departmental growth.

Grew the product management team from a small group of business analysts responsible only for product design, to a team of 13 with dramatically increased responsibilities (scrum product ownership, knowledge transfers, channel support, product communication, etc.).

Introduced and formalized agile software development methodologies, including the formation of 6 cross functional scrum teams responsible for numerous product lines.

Productized the recently launched version 6 of the Intelex platform by focusing the product roadmap on increased usability and quality, readying it for mass adoption.

Launched over 35 standard applications for use by clients on the Intelex platform (only 5 were launched prior to my arrival), dramatically increasing software revenue and decreasing effort required to deliver solutions.

Initiated numerous internal projects to streamline business processes, build knowledge bases and increase collaboration between departments.

Was a key member of executive team and chair of numerous high-profile cross departmental committees.

Director, Product Management at Awareness

Introduced a disciplined product management processes, coupled with an agile and predictable release process. Obtained customer input on product vision, and together with outside market knowledge, built the product roadmap for, and launched, the Social Marketing Hub.

Key member of the management team and responsible for the development of product vision and strategy.

Worked closely with engineers and designers to develop execution schedules and work through product issues.

Regularly created high quality user stories, prototypes and mockups to help convey product requirements to engineers.

Account Director, Syncapse

Acted as the primary client contact and strategist on social media campaigns for several high-profile brands, including RIM and T-Mobile.

Identified, designed and delivered innovative multi-million dollar social media marketing campaigns to launch consumer products for RIM.

Gained intimate knowledge of the Facebook and Jive platforms while deploying complex high-profile online communities that acted as the centerpiece for various social media campaigns.

B.Math in Honours Computer Science and a Minor in Psychology

University of Waterloo

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