JLL hires top
from Silicon Valley
JLL announced Silicon Valley veteran Ravi Mirchandaney has been hired as the Head of Software Engineering for the firm’s Digital Products team.
Chicago/Menlo Park, Calif., Nov. 14, 2018 – Top Silicon Valley tech talent is finding the commercial real estate (CRE) industry ripe for innovation, offering big opportunities to impact how and where we live, work and play. Today, JLL announced Silicon Valley veteran Ravi Mirchandaney has been hired as the Head of Software Engineering for the firm’s Digital Products team, which delivers innovative new workplace and real estate technologies for JLL’s corporate clients.
Based in Menlo Park, California, Mirchandaney is the latest Silicon Valley star to join JLL. Earlier this year JLL hired former Google executive Vinay Goel as Chief Digital Product Officer and previously hired Silicon Valley veterans Mihir Shah and Yishai Lerner to co-lead JLL Spark, a global division dedicated to identifying and delivering new technology-driven real estate service offerings.
In his new role, Mirchandaney will be responsible for hiring and leading engineering teams across JLL’s data and application platforms.
“Ravi is a visionary engineer who has led large, impressive teams and developed the ability to simplify user experiences and build highly scalable systems,” said Vinay Goel, Chief Digital Products Officer, JLL. “Leveraging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and internet of things are key to driving digital transformation in the CRE business. Ravi brings a critical skillset that will ensure our solutions are modern, intuitive and effective at helping clients solve complex business problems.”
Mirchandaney brings more than 30 years of experience in leading-edge technology organizations, building teams and launching new products that have helped organizations drive new value and optimize business operations. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Wiser Solutions, where his team helped major retailers engage with customers through data-driven insights. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Vendavo, where he helped Fortune 500 companies drive corporate performance through big data sales and pricing analytics.
Earlier in his career, Mirchandaney was Senior Vice President of Engineering at C3, where he delivered the first Server Message Block demand-side energy optimization product, as well as a multitude of other products, to some of the largest utilities in the U.S. and many Fortune 500 companies. Prior to this, he led a multinational team of more than 300 people at Oracle to deliver customer relationship management (CRM) products, such as the industry-leading Siebel CRM. In addition, he has held a variety of engineering leadership roles at companies in Silicon Valley, Houston and India.
“We are just scratching the surface of technology’s potential to transform where and how we work,” said Mirchandaney. “I’m excited to be joining an outstanding team to help create innovative digital products that will shape the future of work.”
Mirchandaney holds a doctorate in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Mumbai (formerly the University of Bombay).
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 88,000 as of September 30, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.