Debbie Biswas

New York, New York, US

Founder & CEO @SSF, ex- Banker at BAML, Deutsche, Engineer @ Schlumberger, IIT, MBA- IIM
Debbie's Skills
Business Development
Finance
Product Management
Design
Fundraising
Growth
Legal
Management
Marketing
Operations
Programming
Public Relations
Recruiting
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Debbie

As a startup founder I like to follow Lean principles of building something. Given the amount of uncertainty in creating something new, I see every effort as an experiment, whose results makes you better or makes you change course really quickly. Great products and companies are not born in a day and I value the ability to persevere and work under uncertain conditions a lot.

SSF is a hybrid online marketplace which caters to ethically made and sustainable fashion products for women. We are creating a new segment in retail, which caters to principles of Fair Trade, Ethical Sourcing, Sustainable Production Processes and Responsible Purchasing. This platform encourages participants to discuss the cause in an open forum, helping them to share valuable content from all over the world and also helps vendors showcase their ethically made products for immediate purchase.

I have a strong background in Product Development, Strategy, Business Management. I am also an engineer from IIT, but not essentially a coder. So as a co-founder I am very technically aware but currently need someone who can lead the technical side of the business so that I and rest of my team can focus on business development.

I am looking for someone, who can act under uncertainty, loves building new products and can take up an active role in strategy decisions. It is more important for him/her to love building online communities and using technology to reach more stakeholders (Vendors and Customers).

Quote

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right. - Henry Ford

Work Experience

Investment Banking Analyst

Bank of America

November 2013 - May 2014

Worked at the Technology, Media and Telecom desk as an investment banking analyst.

Distressed Products Desk: Intern

Deutsche Bank

April 2015 - June 2015

Worked in the coal and iron sector distressed products investing group.

Field Engineer

Schumberger

May 2012 - November 2013

Worked as an offshore field engineer in Angola.

Education

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

MBA

2014 - 2016

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

B.Tech and M.Tech

2007 - 2012

Certification

CFA Level 1

CFA

Co-working Space

RISE, Barclays

2017 - 2017