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Humans of Prodigal: Saie Nandurkar

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Humans of Prodigal: Saie Nandurkar

Saie Nandurkar is an Analyst at Prodigal, working with Marketing and Rev Ops to make our processes more scalable and efficient (for which we greatly appreciate her!).

Originally from Nashik, Saie studied business administration at Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Where are you located?

Mumbai.

Why Prodigal?

When I applied to Prodigal, there was a sentence in the job description that was something like, “Even if you're not proficient with this skill we want you to be open to learning it,” or something like that. That was something that really caught my eye. I felt like Prodigal was a different kind of startup. 

My first interview was with Shantanu [Gangal, Prodigal’s CEO and co-founder] and he did not ask me a single thing about my qualifications not a single thing. It was just like a conversation and he tried to get to know me better and what things I'm interested in.

He also asked me, “Why analytics?” And if you ask me about my long-term goals, I see myself doing sports analytics. So I really wanted to learn more about analytics and how things work. With Prodigal, I have a really good platform to build that skill set.

When I’m not working, you can find me…

I’m really into sports. I’m a huge, huge football [that’s soccer for you Americans] fan. And I play a lot of sports. I play cricket, I play football, I play tennis, I play badminton.

And I love to cook. My specialty is Indian dishes - if you came over to dinner tonight I would make biryani - but I like to cook Italian food too. 

What would your co-workers be surprised to know about you?

I used to be a professional athlete. I have five gold medals in badminton from national tournaments, and I have also represented India in two international tournaments.

I started playing badminton when I was five and got passionate about it. Success in badminton is all about the mind. Everyone’s doing the same things physically - training, practice - but when you walk onto the court, it should be like you're there to conquer it. That is what my coach used to tell me. 

So yes, I used to walk on like that, thinking that I am the best and I'm going to play the best today, today is going to be my day. That should be your mindset and that should be your body language as well because if you walk into the court and you're even slightly anxious or slightly scared your opponent can easily catch it.

What’s your favorite Prodigal value?

Radical candor, because I really appreciate people being straightforward and constructive criticism. I don't know if all of that comes under radical candor, but I think that is what really motivates me and makes me want to be better.

Want to work with Saie and the other humans of Prodigal as we pioneer consumer finance intelligence? We’re hiring!

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