Quixey Appoints Industry Leader in Search Rajat Mukherjee as Chief Technology Officer
With 20 years of experience, Mukherjee will lead Quixey’s engineering and product development worldwide
Quixey, the mobile search technology company, today announced the promotion of Dr. Rajat Mukherjee to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Mukherjee will lead product and engineering, and build and bring mobile search innovations to market that rethink the mobile app experience. For the past year Mukherjee has served as vice president of product at Quixey, leading the product development of the next generation of mobile search platforms that enable deep search within apps.
“We’re excited to have Rajat take on additional responsibilities as the CTO, with a role focused on our mobile search technical advancement,” said Tomer Kagan, co-founder and CEO, Quixey. “We have an aggressive product roadmap for 2016 in app-based mobile search with several new upcoming releases planned and it is more important than ever to align our product vision with execution. Rajat’s impressive background and extensive knowledge of Quixey’s technology make him the perfect person to help lead this forward.”
Mukherjee held leadership positions at both startups and large companies within consumer and enterprise. Most notably is Mukherjee’s extensive experience in search. As a group product manager at Google, he was the product lead for search ads automation and worked closely on custom search, enterprise search, alerts, related search and more. Following Google, he led product at Lexity building automated marketing tools for ecommerce. Lexity was acquired by Yahoo in 2013. He also held positions as senior director of software engineering at Verity working on enterprise search, and subsequently was senior director of product management at Yahoo working on web search. He started his career at IBM Research after earning his Ph.D. in computer engineering from Rice University. Mukherjee graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and holds multiple software patents.
“We are working on technology that no one else is working on,” said Mukherjee. “We are rethinking the user experience on mobile to reduce the time from thought to action -- people can get things done faster. This is a win-win for consumers and developers.”
Quixey develops forward-looking technology that connects people to apps and apps to people. With unique and proprietary technology that sets Quixey apart from other mobile companies, Quixey continues to push the envelope on what consumers should expect from a mobile experience. The latest development, Deep View Cards™ announced last fall, uses a combination of content acquisition techniques and patent-pending native app mining technology to deliver mobile app content and functionality into ads and search results.
Mukherjee’s appointment comes as Quixey deepens its strategic partnerships with some of the world’s largest technology companies and demand for its solutions continue to grow at a rapid pace. The company has nearly 300 employees across its four global offices and attracts the industry’s top engineering and technical talent to build out its patented technology.