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Who Does What

Most concerns fall pretty clearly within the responsibility of a specific team at Obvious, and the head of that team should be the first point of contact. At the same time, every single person who works at Obvious is approachable and more than willing to point you in the right direction. If you have a question, you're probably not the first, so speak up!

Groups/Areas of Responsibility

Executive

Rahul Gonsalves - CEO

Dhruv Saxena - COO

Pratul Kalia - CTO

Administration

Jayapriya M is our Admin Manager. She manages the day-to-day operations of the company, the office, and the bills and salaries.

Communication

Neerja Shah runs our Communications Team and is responsible for ensuring that everyone outside (and inside) Obvious knows what we are up to.

Design and Engineering Teams

Each team (or pod or module) consists of between 3-5 designers/engineers, with one person (usually the person with the most experience) acting as a Lead. Each team may vary slightly depending on what our clients need. For instance, one project may have a full-time researcher, and another a motion designer. These are usually consistent for 3-6 months, but can change depending on the requirements of an engagement.

Finance

We work with an outsourced CFO-as-a-service offered by Entrust Family Office. They take care of our bookkeeping, ensure that we are compliant with all applicable laws and provide high-level financial guidance. If you have a question about finance, start by emailing Jaya, and she will direct it appropriately.

People

Monica Pillai takes care of People Ops and is your point of contact for all things people-related.

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