|By Business Wire||
|January 24, 2013 11:32 AM EST||
Hark, the world’s only sound bite platform, announced today the addition of Rajeev Chand as its new Director of Product Development. Chand, who joined Hark from Microsoft, will manage Hark’s website, focusing primarily on the user experience. Chand’s specialties include user experience, rapid prototyping, feature design, and product development.
Rajeev Chand, Hark's new Director of Product Development. Artwork by CodyGarcia.com.
“Adding Rajeev to our team was a huge coup for Hark,” said Hark co-founder and CEO, David Aronchick. “His ability to successfully drive a team of developers toward a common goal, and within a structured timeframe, is very important to Hark right now. We are thrilled to add him to our growing team.”
While at Microsoft, Chand led the core and engagement teams of the company’s Bing website. After delivering the user interface framework for the Bing brand launch, he took over ownership of the Bing Homepage, as well as its user education scenarios. Chand managed multiple feature teams, delivered several product releases and helped drive over 60 million incremental queries per month.
“I enjoy making beautiful products that matter,” says Chand. “I like working closely with both engineering and design, and am most excited by projects that touch a lot of people.”
Hark, a top-10 entertainment site according to comScore, offers a product library of more than three million audio sound bites that can be accessed and shared across multiple devices and social media platforms. According to Quantcast, more than 35 million consumers worldwide visit Hark each month to find their favorite pieces of pop culture content by searching across hundreds of data points, including actors, characters, subtitles and many more.
Hark is the world’s platform for sound bites, where users can discover, create, play and share their favorite audio moments anywhere on any device through digital embedding, or via social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Founded in 2007 by David Aronchick and Fouad ElNaggar, Hark is the top ranking, independent entertainment website on the Internet (comScore, 2012). Hark is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. For more information, please visit www.hark.com.
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