KEYNOTE: Karat -- How Hiring At Scale Impacts Team Performance and Growth


Mohit Bhende
Karat, Co-Founder and CEO

Mo Bhende is the CEO and co-founder of Karat. Karat conducts live technical interviews on behalf of clients including Wayfair, Peloton, and Indeed, helping them to meet surging demand for engineers.  Prior to Karat, Mo cultivated his passion for hiring and talent development as an executive at Microsoft. At Microsoft, Mo closed $700M+ in business development and M&A deals for XBOX. Earlier in his career at Microsoft, Mo managed the company’s $200M Corporate China Fund and was based in Beijing. Mo holds an MBA from Wharton, a Master of Philosophy from Cambridge – where he studied as a Gates Scholar – and a BS with Honors from Penn State.


Few software-driven organizations have the resources to interview and achieve aggressive hiring targets, while at the same time building innovative products that drive revenue. During this session, Mo can discuss how the way organizations hire today is driving down company performance, productivity, and morale - and how we can fix it