Online job-matching service TheLadders announced the appointment of Shankar Mishra, of Hillsborough, as the technology company’s vice president of Data Science and Analytics.
He will be responsible for leveraging TheLadders’ data from the company’s more than six million members, along with machine-learning algorithms, to enhance job matches and recommendations, and develop insights-based strategies and new product features. Mishra will be based in the corporate headquarters in New York City.
“Shankar’s analytical expertise, coupled with his leadership skills, make him the best candidate for helping us successfully connect the right person with the right job,” Alex Douzet, CEO and co-founder of TheLadders, to whom Shankar will report directly, said. “Our focus on becoming a mobile-first, web-second company has prompted us to better understand our job seekers and employers alike. Shankar will be instrumental in contributing strategic data insights that will lead to continued product innovation for our core job-matching business.”
Originally from India, Mishra joins TheLadders from media startup Intent Media where he was vice president of Data Science, and previously in senior-level analytics roles with global e-commerce giants, including Wyndham Hotel Group and Travelocity.
“As an industry pioneer, TheLadders consistently matches the right person with the right job through data and technology advancement,” Mishra said. “Improving the job-search experience via unconventional thinking and ongoing technological progress is why I am delighted to join TheLadders’ leadership team, especially at a time when it is disrupting our industry in significant ways.”
Mishra holds a doctorate in Operations Research from North Carolina State University, a masters in Mathematics with specialization in Statistics and Operations Research from Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, and a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Patna Science College in India.