Gautam Ankala is the Founder and CEO of Gitty in Austin, TX, whose mission is to connect startups with world-class software engineers using automation and AI. By focusing on talent branding, he has been helping companies reduce their recruitment costs and candidates discover better career opportunities.
Before starting Gitty, Gautam wore multiple hats at Google in Mountain View, CA. Most recently he was the Head of Talent Hacking team, which supported Google’s global hiring for Software Engineering SWE, Site Reliability SRE, Product Management, DevRel, NetOps, Google X and other Alphabet companies.
Gautam is also a Director and Board Member at Ancons Technologies – an official ETS partner for standardized tests in India. Through his leadership, the company has expanded to 12 cities across India and administers over half million international tests including the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Gautam is an accredited Angel Investor and has active investments in technology-driven startups in India and US. His primary interests are in the following markets: Healthcare, Enterprise Software, Mobile, Search, AI, Recruiting, Blockchain, and IoT.
Gautam holds a Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and Masters in Technology Commercialization from UT Austin.
Gautam is a great mentor for entrepreneurs looking to start, build and launch large-scale software products for an AI first world. His expertise lies in entrepreneurship, product and UI design, large-scale web apps, mobile apps, data visualization, open source, Git, and talent hacking.