VP, Growth & Data Science, Saavn
Gaurav Sharma is the VP of Growth and Data Science at Saavn. Focused on the core goal of automating efficient, data-centric decision-making across the company, Gaurav has led Saavn’s data science program to reduce user acquisition costs by 75%, increase user monetization by 7x, and drive product changes that have increased user retention by more than 10%. In addition to leading Saavn’s data team, Gaurav has assisted Saavn’s executive team in raising $100M in funding from leading institutional investors.
Prior to Saavn, Gaurav was a lifestyle marketing representative at Sony Music Entertainment and at Nissan, Edventure Partners, where he won the 2010 Baltimore AMA Marketing Excellence Award. He also served as Director of Product Development at Awaaaz.com, a “Music 2.0” web start-up funded by Harvard University. Gaurav is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering and the Peabody Conservatory.