Meet Mahesh Hariharan, Senior Staff Engineer, San Francisco

October 3, 2017

What’s the best part about your job?

We are in a space that doesn’t have any big players and where there’s a huge market opportunity. Zenefits has a great product-market fit, customers love our platform and if we execute well we could be the company in the Valley everybody talks about using to run their small or mid-market business. Zenefits is uniquely positioned to add value in the HCM space and be disruptive for the better. It’s been one hell of a ride, but I think working towards that dream and knowing it’s within reach is the best part of my job.

What was your hardest day at Zenefits?

The hardest day at Zenefits for me was when (Zenefits co-founder and original CEO) Parker left. His grit and passion were contagious. The energy levels in the office from his time were so high it was infectious and inspired action. That was a hard exit for me but we plowed through and are still marching strong.

You win the Super Mega Mega Lottery and are financially set for the rest of your life. How do you spend your first year?

I would buy a sports team. That’s the life!

What do you love to do outside of work?

I absolutely love playing basketball. I played competitively all through school, college and also for my previous company. I’m a huge MJ fan and more recently the Warriors and Steph Curry. I also enjoy bar hopping on Friday nights, hiking and road trips.