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As Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Manu Thapar provides leadership for all of Rocket Fuel’s technology teams. Manu has 20 years of technology management experience, having worked with major technology brands and leading large multinational engineering teams with as many as 500 engineers located across the U.S., India, China, and Europe.

Manu has an extensive background in distributed systems and scaling systems, platforms, and organizations. In his role as CTO at Angie’s List, Manu led the technology, engineering, and product teams to incorporate new technologies for search, analytics, and new product areas such as e-commerce. He scaled end-to-end support and performance for the site in line with the company's growth and high performance requirements.

Prior to Angie’s List, Manu served as Vice President at Yahoo, where he led the technology team and developed foundational technologies for all of Yahoo’s properties. In addition, Manu applied machine learning for an e-commerce platform during his time as Vice President of Engineering at Walmart.com. He has also held technology leadership roles at Acxiom, Cisco, HP, and Myspace.

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