Operators Ep 27: Nilam Ganenthiran (Instacart)


Nilam Ganenthiran is the President of Instacart.  Prior to joining Instacart in 2013, Nilam was a Management Consultant with AT Kearney’s Consumer Retail practice, and also worked in shopper marketing and brand management at Proctor and Gamble.  Nilam is a graduate of York University’s Schulich School of Business and also holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. 

In this episode I talk to Nilam about how he found the sales and marketing career path, why he thought he’d never be working at a tech startup, and his first job as (appropriately) a grocery store clerk. We also discuss how Instacart responded at the start of the pandemic, Instacart ads, and other opportunities he sees for the company.

I hope you enjoy the show.

Full transcript available here.