Arun Mallikarjunan

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Cofounder and CEO of Symbiosis, shared space & services for physicians and healthcare providers
Arun's Skills
Practice Operations
Clinical Practice Management
Practice Management
Clinic Management
Quick to learn new skills
Lean Startup
Building Strong Relationships
Business Analysis
Business Strategy
Business Planning
Business Development

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Arun

Jack of all trades, master of none. I used to think being one was one of my drawbacks. My wife pointed out that the actual quote is "Jack of all trades, master of none, though ofttimes better than master of one." which led me to realize that it is actually an asset of mine.

My journey has led me through some interesting paths and I have learned something new every step of the way.

As a Software Engineer and Architect, I learned how to:
- Quickly learn new technologies
- Pick the right technology for the job.

As the head of product development I learned how:
- To build a feature backlog by creating hypotheses, and conducting customer interviews to validate or eliminate those hypotheses.
- The power of DevOps and automation can be leveraged to increase productivity.

As an entrepreneur, I learned how to:
- Pitch ideas
- Build powerful presentations to convince people
- Run a startup on lean principles
- Build an A-team.

Working in a large enterprise I learned that:
- Personal relationships are very important for your idea to succeed
- Small quick wins are the best way to start a huge undertaking.

As an EMT I learned how to:
- Handle chaos
- Lead from the front
- Stay cognizant of the big picture.

As a globe trotter, I learned how to:
- Be humble
- Communicate with people even if you don't speak their language.

I believe that all these experiences shaped me into a good leader who knows what it takes to get the job done. A leader who has a deep understanding of the customer, business and technology.

My specialties include:

- Entrepreneurial approach to problem solving
- Lean startup
- New product strategy and development
- Team management
- Lean IT

I am passionate about envisioning solutions that brings value to the customer.


University of Maryland


2011 - 2013

International Institute of Informational Technology

Master of IT

2000 - 2002

University of Madras

Bachelor Of Engineering, Mechanical

1996 - 2000