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Getting to Know Cardlytics India: Q&A with Manohar Reddy Dendi

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Manohar Reddy Dendi, Director of Engineering[/caption]After wrapping up a successful opening ceremony on February 18th, Cardlytics is proud to announce our official entry into Asia. Our newest office is located in India’s Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh in the city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag)—a growing hotspot for Fintech innovation—and will help Cardlytics advance our research and development capabilities.Leading the day-to-day onsite management is our new Director of Engineering, Manohar Reddy Dendi. Manohar has more than 18 years’ experience in enterprise IT and software development. Prior to joining Cardlytics, he managed NCR Corporation’s Managed Services division for India and APAC.We sat down with Manohar to ask some questions about the new office.Why did Cardlytics choose (and how do you pronounce) Visakhapatnam as our first Asian outpost? MANOHAR: We get that question all the time. It’s Vih-shaa-kaa-puht-nuhm. Many of India’s brightest workers are flocking to Visakhapatnam—or Vizag as the locals call it—to help advance the Fintech revolution that’s transforming the region. As a company that cares about its people, our location in Vizag offers our employees and their families good medical facilities and world-class schools. It also has lower traffic and pollution compared to other cities in the country.Can you tell us more about the opening ceremony this week?MANOHAR: The grand opening began with a ribbon cutting by Cardlytics CEO & Co-Founder Scott Grimes and COO & Co-Founder Lynne Laube. Several other Cardlytics executives traveled to Vizag to share in the celebration and present Cardlytics’ 10-year journey as well as plans for future growth. Speakers included Scott, Lynne, Sathish Gaddipati (Chief Technology Officer), and Peter Gleason (President of International Operations). Also gracing the occasion were members of the Andhra Pradesh government, industry colleagues, university representatives, the media, and last but not least, our esteemed employees and their families.

The Cardlytics team, friends, and family celebrating the India Office Opening Ceremony[/caption]

From left: Peter Gleason, Lynne Laube, Sathish Gaddipati, and Scott Grimes[/caption]From a design and branding perspective, how does the new Cardlytics office compare with other office spaces in India?MANOHAR: When we set out to design the new office, it was important that our new space reflect our distinctive workspace in our Atlanta headquarters as well as the local ambiance. The result was a truly unique space, inspired by our collaborative spirit and desire to nurture innovation. The India office features colorful murals, spacious work areas, advanced technology, and a dedicated recreation area to give Cardlytians the space they need to grow and develop new ideas.

Cardlytics office workspace and mural in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), India[/caption]Are you hiring?MANOHAR: Yes, we are always looking for great talent and actively hiring for several positions in the Vizag office. I encourage anyone interested in joining the team to visit our website for the latest list of job openings.Interested in joining the Cardlytics team or in learning more about career opportunities in any of our offices? Check out our careers page.

The team testing out our new Cardlytics-branded rickshaw[/caption]

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