VP of Marketing & E-Commerce
Rahul unlocks the potential of brands to better the world and the bottom line. As the VP of Marketing & e-commerce at ecobee, he launched ecobee3 as an evolution in comfort and energy conservation. ecobee3 includes remote sensors that measure motion and temperature. They know when you’re home and deliver comfort in the rooms you’re in, and know when you’re away to help conserve energy. ecobee is the highest rated smart thermostat by consumers and media, the exclusive smart thermostat sold in Apple stores, and among the top selling in the category at Amazon.com and Home Depot and Best Buy stores across North America.
Rahul is a serial innovator. As the Director of Sustainability + Merchandising Innovation at Walmart.com, he incubated new revenue streams to deliver economic and social impact. Most notably he developed a multi-channel trade-in program to help Walmart’s customers turn high-quality gadgets into gift cards. He then built out a refurbishing infrastructure to bring these electronics to like-new condition for re-sale and to help keep them out of landfill. For these efforts, Rahul was honored with Walmart’s Innovation Champion Award, a fellowship with the Aspen Institute and by GOOD magazine as 1 of 100 people pushing the world forward in 2013.
Rahul leads with purpose. He founded and developed Meal Exchange, mobilizing students to achieve a more secure and sustainable food system on campuses and in communities across the country. The non-profit organization has since expanded across Canada and to the United States and Australia, raised over $3M to feed those in need, and been recognized by TIME magazine as “revolutionary”.