“I always faced the dilemma of choosing between my right and left brain, but landed in a career where I get to use both all the time,” says Meghna Mann, COO of Mati. “Running operations at a fast-growth startup brings all of the pieces I was looking for together: people and a growing team, processes, business foundations, and turning our company into a well-oiled machine.”
Throughout her career, Meghna has been obsessed with impact:
For me, it’s about maximizing both personal and company impact. When your personal values align with the vision of a company, that’s when everyone achieves the most impact—and that’s what happened for me at Mati.
With a background in sustainable investing and a vested interest in her home country of India, Meghna joined Mati because of its mission: to help drive financial inclusion and access to products and services in developing regions through seamless user identity verification. By diving deep into regional compliance and data privacy, Mati removes the headache of dealing with local bureaucracy and allows companies to focus on serving their users through trust-based services. It provides companies with identity verification, credit checks, biometrics, and more to make trusting users easy.
As COO of Mati, Meghna’s responsibilities are broad—both as a function of the role and the stage of the company. After closing their Series A in late 2020, operations have become much more important to the overall success of the organization. To that end, Meghna focuses on enabling teams to optimize for growth by overseeing Legal, People, HR, and Business Ops departments. She also drives more general parts of the organization’s growth, like culture building and company communications.
“I think about operations as internal products that help our organization and team thrive,” she says. Depending on the business’ needs at any given time, her team’s priorities might shift, but she remains focused on leading and empowering them with the skills, tools, and systems they need.