As the co-founder & CEO of 18th Parallel, Nishith Shah oversees product management and business development. Nishith began his career with Bell Communications Research as Research Scientist. He then moved to the Bay Area to work with TiMetra Networks, a Silicon Valley startup, that was acquired by Alcatel. After moving back to India in 2004, Nishith worked as the CTO at two startups, before starting up 18th Parallel with a group of his former colleagues. When he started his journey as the CEO of 18th Parallel, Nishith crossed over to the business side. Nishith holds a degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from COEP, University of Pune, an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Duke University, USA, and an Executive MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.