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Current responsibilities
Mihir is co-CEO of JLL Spark, our global business line focused on identifying and delivering innovative digitally-driven real estate services. 

Based in San Francisco, JLL Spark is additional and complementary to JLL's extensive existing range of proptech capabilities.

Specialties
Building and leading teams to bring successful technology-based products and services to market in a high-growth environment is both Mihir's strength and passion. He has done this as the Co-Founder and CEO of his own company, as an early employee at startups, as a product leader at Yahoo! during its growth from $1.5B to over $5B in revenue, and as a senior executive at Groupon as it grew from a couple hundred million to over $2.5B in revenue.

He has also invested in startups such as Uber as an Angel and advised founders on everything from finding product/market fit to leading an organization through growth. 

Experience
Most recently, Mihir was Vice President and General Manager of Mobile at Groupon.  Mihir built Groupon's global mobile business from zero to over 50% of gross merchandise value (GMV).  Within two years of launch, Groupon's mobile platform had the highest percentage of revenue from mobile of any eCommerce company with over 1B in GMV.

Mihir also created and ran the Merchant Products Group that was responsible for the development of products, services and technologies that changed the way more than 500,000 of Groupon's merchant partners operated in the marketplace. 

Finally, Mihir started Merchant OS, a new startup within Groupon with a separate P&L that built tablet-based point of sale and payments systems for SMBs.  Mihir grew this group to 100 employees spanning sales, marketing, support, and product development, while acquiring over 1,000 customers in 1.5 years. 

As part of helping to build Groupon into a global company, Mihir also spearheaded a number of acquisitions, spent a great deal of time recruiting top executives, and frequently represented the company externally.

Prior to its acquisition by Groupon, he was CEO and Co-founder of Mob.ly. Mob.ly built a number of category-leading location-based mobile applications. 

Before co-founding Mob.ly, Mihir served in key product leadership roles at Yahoo!, including Senior Director of Product Management for Yahoo! Search. Mihir was responsible for the US Web Search product and also helped launch Yahoo's first mobile search products. 

Before joining Yahoo!, Mihir was Director of Product Marketing at Grand Central, where he helped launch one of the first Web Services networks for businesses. He also served as Director of Product Management at Respond.com, a lead generation service for local businesses. 

Education
Mihir started his career as a management consultant at R. B. Webber & Company. At Webber he worked with a number of startups and Fortune 500 technology companies to develop go-to-market strategies across a wide range of high-tech product segments.  Mihir holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.