ACT has named Mehul Doshi as its chief product and technology officer.
“I look forward to Mehul joining ACT and having him share his experience and expertise, along with his engaging and energetic leadership style, to foster a holistic approach to product development and technology that is vital to ACT’s continued growth,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin.
As CPTO, Mr. Doshi will lead development and execution of the organization’s product and technology roadmap, working with other members of ACT’s senior leadership team to launch new supports and bring innovative technology to market so that ACT can continuously improve the services it provides to students.
“The products and technology that we build are key to helping people achieve education and workplace success,” Mr. Doshi said. “I am excited and honored to lead the development of transformational new product and technology that advances our mission of providing access and opportunity for all students.”
Mr. Doshi is an industry leader in the mobile and digital transformation space, with more than 20 years of experience in the development and deployment of product-driven technologies for business and consumer markets across the globe. He comes to ACT from Foot Locker, Inc, where he was global vice president of mobile and digital experiences and worked with the C-level executive team to envision and execute on the charter, roadmap, and financials of a multi-year journey to transform the company’s product ecosystem.
He began his career as a software engineer, advancing to deployment manager and solutions architect. His senior leadership experience dates back to 2012 as managing director of software engineering for Tribune Publishing in Chicago, where he created and delivered on strategies to move to mobile-first and increased user engagement and retention by 18 times in key demographics.
Mr. Doshi and his family live in Chicago, where he previously served on the advisory board of Global Glimpse and worked to empower students from diverse backgrounds to work together, connect with the world, and prepare for the future.
He earned a bachelor’s of engineering degree from the University of Mumbai (India) and holds a master’s of science degree in computer systems and engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.