Mercatus Welcomes Vignesh Swaminathan to the Team

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Mercatus is excited to welcome Vignesh Swaminathan to its growing team. Vignesh comes to Mercatus from Workday, bringing experience in SaaS, mobility, productivity, and real estate investing. We recently sat down with Vignesh to learn more about his new role, what brought him to Mercatus, and his thoughts on the future of the private market technology.

What is your role at Mercatus and what are you hoping to accomplish?

My role is the Sr. Director of Product. I’m hoping to leverage Mercatus’s technological and positional strengths to iterate and innovate our products. The goal is to deliver the most valuable and useful offerings for our customers so we can continue to grow within the private market space.

What is your professional background?

I have about 13 years experience in product, design, and engineering across consumer and enterprise SaaS products. I’ve led both product and design teams in the past.

What excites you about Mercatus?

The team culture and mission-driven approach to improve the transparency and efficiency across the investment management landscape.

How do you see private market technology evolving over the next decade?

Investment literacy will increase emphatically across demographics, and even reluctant investors will have a sophisticated portfolio of investments. Evolution of private market technology will help them see the transparency of their investments on their cell phone (or whatever wearable bionic device is out at that time) as easily as they would browse through an Instagram story.

What is your favorite / go-to Karaoke song?

Depending on the day: Killers by Iron Maiden or 2 Become 1 by Spice Girls.

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