Shailesh Prakash

Chief Product and Technology Officer, The Washington Post

Shailesh Prakash is the Chief Product and Technology Officer of The Washington Post. He is responsible for all aspects of Product Development and Technology, including web, mobile, video, print and advertising. Under his leadership, and in close partnership with the newsroom, The Post has seen tremendous digital growth. Shailesh has an extensive track record in senior positions spanning multiple industries. He began his career as a software engineer building compilers for Motorola, moving to positions of increasing responsibility at Sun Microsystems and Netscape, where he designed and implemented enterprise-class web application platforms, and Microsoft where he was a key member of the Bing search engine. Before coming to The Washington Post in 2011, he was the VP of Technology for Sears Holdings, where he oversaw end-to-end technology functions for sears.com, kmart.com, craftsman.com and kenmore.com, which collectively generate more than $3 billion in annual e-Commerce revenue.