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From being Mu Sigma's first employee in the UK to now leading the region, read about Aditi's remarkable 8 years.

Aditi Nitin

The Self Starter
  • 2008

    Joined Mu Sigma as an Engagement Manager in London

  • 2011

    Led sales for Mu Sigma, UK

  • 2012

    Joined client services as an Account Manager

  • 2014

    Regional Head, UK

Q & A with Aditi Nitin

I am a motivated self-starter, and aspire to lead the Europe geography for Mu Sigma in a few years.

I joined Mu Sigma in 2008 as an engagement manager in London – the first employee of Mu Sigma Ltd in the UK. In London those days, analytics was just an emerging field. In 2011, I moved onto lead sales for the UK and helped Mu Sigma acquire their first three UK-based clients (all FTSE top 100 companies). In 2012 I moved back to client services to manage several accounts. Today I manage a portfolio of clients in the UK as the regional Lead.

Working with Mu Sigma has shaped me as an individual, helped me learn new and varied aspects, and also exposed me to a world of success. I am the strong, opinionated leader at work, and a nurturing mother at the same time. The very culture of the company is such that we are constantly in a state of harmony – of work-life harmony. This also contributes to the fact that I am able to handle both parts of my world – as a professional and a mother, efficiently. Continuous learning, great exposure, a brilliant peer group, and commensurate career growth are all a constant in Mu Sigma. I am really proud to be a part of the Mu Sigma family!

To me, Mu Sigma is a brand that has pushed all boundaries, spelled disruptive innovation, and learnt to innovate and scale at a pace no other company in its league has – a one-of-its-kind company.

At Mu Sigma you are trusted with incredible responsibilities. This not only helped me push myself to excel and do more, but also to take ownership and decisions within limitations. The more I do, the better I perform. And the more I was empowered, much more was my drive to excel. Every day is pure addiction to “Mu Sigma”.

I love cooking and experimenting with cuisines around the world. I would love to explore my passion for cooking through an entrepreneurial venture someday, perhaps a restaurant. However, no one can take the Mu Sigma away from me. Once a Mu Sigman, always a Mu Sigman.

From being a wrestler at college to solving problems at Mu Sigma, read about the journey of a self-made man.

Jeremy Shoblom

The Wrestler
  • 2013

    Joined Mu Sigma as an Associate and worked for a large e-commerce account with 1 onsite/3 offshore

  • 2014

    Moved to a large retail account and worked with a team of 1 onsite/3 offshore

  • 2015

    Promoted to Engagement Manager and managing an account of 3 onsite/13 offshore

Q & A with Jeremy Shoblom

During my undergraduate studies, I supported myself by working fulltime, competed as a wrestler at the collegiate level, and participated as an active member of the economics club. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Economics, where I learned how to think outside the box with a holistic view of problem solving.

As an Engagement Manager at Mu Sigma, my holistic view of problem solving has grown tremendously, and I continue to learn new skills every day. In particular, I get to work on high impact projects with some of the largest companies in the world. As for my aspirations, I plan to eventually receive my MBA while continuing to work and grow within Mu Sigma, and retire at a young age.

I began working for Mu Sigma as an Associate and was immediately forced to get my feet wet by learning all sorts of new statistical models, coding languages, and analytical methodologies. Additionally, I was given management responsibilities and the opportunity to lead a small offshore team in India. I worked hard and learned fast. After six months I moved to a bigger account and was promoted to Engagement manager. Currently, I lead a much larger team of 13 associates offshore and 3 onsite. My team and I have provided critical analytical insight to our clients and have saved their companies millions of dollars.

My leadership and interpersonal skills have improved tremendously.  My approach to problems solving is completely different today than it was when I had just joined the brand. I have learned new statistical techniques, programming languages, and management skills.  I have also learned a lot about Indian culture in general and my favorite breakfast is now Idli, Vada and Sambar.

Mu Sigma, according to me, is a platform where there are endless possibilities for growth and change. Learning is a constant here. For example, while I currently work for a retail account, within Mu Sigma I would also be given an opportunity to explore other vertical accounts such as technology or pharmaceutical. Furthermore, there is a clear emphasis on the growth mindset Vs. a fixed mindset – enabling people to stretch themselves beyond what they believe they are capable of. This surely adds to the growth story of the company and all its employees.

An important project that I have been working on involves a tool that allows users to forecast perishable items in a store. This project started as a test-project with only 20 users, and today the number of users has grown to over 15,000 daily users. I saw this project transform from an excel tool to Tableau, and then to a full scale application built on Java. Not only was I learning the math behind the statistical algorithms, but I also learned about the technology needed for scaling up the tool, and the business importance of creating a tool that users wanted to utilize every day.

The most exhilarating moments for me have always involved traveling. I was working on a project where I was required to travel to Argentina for a week. It was a great experience working with the client face to face, while also being able to use some of the leisure time to tour the country.  This gave me a chance to experience the Argentinian culture. I loved the fact that my work and life was in harmony – I could follow my passion for travelling at the same time be working with the client to deliver impact.

If I had not been hired by Mu Sigma I would be working in the actuarial industry right now.  I was interviewing with some actuarial firms, before Mu Sigma contacted me. After speaking to people at Mu Sigma, I was convinced that this was my next step.

From not knowing what to do in life to a Robotics and AI enthusiast, read about Piyush's thrilling experience.

Piyush Mishra

The Coder
  • 2011

    Joined Mu Sigma as a Business analyst

  • 2012

    First prototype project, promotion to Senior Business Analyst, managing 5 highly motivated offshore folks

  • 2014

    Promoted to Associate Manager, and then Manager; with the exposure to newer, tougher problems to solve

  • 2015

    Apprentice leader at Mu Sigma, and continuing to do what I love most!

Q & A with Piyush Mishra

As a fresh graduate in 2010, I wasn’t sure about what I wanted out of life. So I decided to work across multiple industries and find out my forte and interests. I spent some time in organizations across advertising, manufacturing, and actuarial sciences before joining Mu Sigma in 2011. The idea was to stay and assess the growth curve before moving on to another industry. But the exposure and culture that Mu Sigma provided was overwhelmingly addictive, and here I am, learning and growing for over 5 years now.

As an Apprentice Leader at Mu Sigma, I try to learn, teach, and do new things every day. The emphasis on evolution of mind and skills has been one measure of happiness I work towards. The behavioral side of how interactions and complex networks define mass psychology is something I have always been fascinated with. My dream, given what Machine Learning and AI can do to help the world move towards, is to integrate Man and Machine to get everyday things done.

I started off as an individual who was unstructured and chaotic. But, with time, the exposure has helped me stabilize the chaos, produce results with high accuracy, and empower organizations and people to learn things they didn’t know. The agnostic culture of Mu Sigma when it comes to programming languages, technologies, and industries has warranted continuous learning. In the past 5 years, I have worked across 5 different verticals and have helped over 12 different clients with critical analytical insights, which have helped them make high impact business decisions.

Personally, I feel maturity is one of the biggest additions to my persona. The ability to sense and deliver on latent demand, working with people at scale and right articulation are the other facets where Mu Sigma has helped me significantly. Professionally, the ability and need to lead people, learning and evolving along with latest trends in the industry, and the knack of statistical techniques and problem solving is what I owe to Mu Sigma.

A recent HBR post on the “Biology of Corporate Survival” posited that companies, like biological species, are complex adaptive systems that continuously evolve in hard-to-predict ways, where local interactions cascade and give shape to newer structures which further drive evolution. Mu Sigma is one of those highly complex systems that evolve faster than most other beings and yet don’t age. They evolve, and make you evolve. The emphasis on growth mindset and extreme experimentation is something that is built into the organization’s DNA. The flexibility to grow and create experiences on your own is encouraged hugely at Mu Sigma. 

A large global consumer bank was looking for a mindset change in the way they operated. With 25 different stakeholders involved in decision making, and over 100 problems identified (but, not well defined) for execution, the system was struggling to make progress. Our journey with that client to define problems, prioritize them on an analytical roadmap, and execute multiple problems as one, has been one of the best experiences so far. From extremely muddy problems involving highly complex analytics to very clear, high impact problems, delivering every insight and recommendation was an exhilarating experience. It feels proud to be a part of every dollar the client saves today because of the solutions we built.

Getting to know new people every day and understanding why they behave the way they do is something that’s been extremely fascinating for me. From my early days where I liked spending the entire day on my own, experimenting with tools and techniques, to today, where every single day means over 200 interactions, the whole experience has been a great rollercoaster ride. Had it not been for the extremely high variance in people at work, I wouldn’t have seen myself the way I do, today.

If I had not chosen Mu Sigma in 2011, I would be trying to build my own Siri which would talk to me, or maybe learning Behavioral Sciences in some European College, or writing about how complex – yet  simple – we as part of a society are. 

Ambitious and challenging, yet a great learning, read about Saurin's life changing experiences at Mu Sigma that shaped his dream

Saurin Parikh

The Risk Taker
  • 2012

    Joined Mu Sigma as a business analyst and worked for a large e-commerce retail account

  • 2013

    Joined Mu Sigma Sales team as a “Sales Ambassador”

  • 2014

    Promoted to Senior Sales Ambassador

  • 2015

    Promoted to Regional lead and managing a team of 4 focused on new business in West Coast

Q & A with Saurin Parikh

As an individual I try to stay motivated and dedicate myself one hundred percent to whatever I take on. I like taking calculated risks, and doing all it takes to achieve my dreams. I believe in living life to the fullest.


On the professional realm, I have always been fascinated by the idea of building, growing and sustaining a business. I love the opportunities that the growth story brings with it. For instance, the environment in Mu Sigma is fast paced and requires us to fail fast and learn, it teaches us to explore uncharted territory and question conventional wisdom. It pushes us to over achieve. Thanks to the opportunity in Mu Sigma, I can surely see myself achieving my dream - start something of my own and run a food tech company.

I started my career in Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst 3.5 years back. But when I was given a choice to pursue a career in sales, I did not hesitate to grab it. The journey has been incredible since then.

On a day-to-day basis, I get to interact with CXOs, VPS, and Directors of Fortune 500 companies and work closely with the leadership team at Mu Sigma in identifying new trends for business development. Mu Sigma has offered accelerated growth opportunities - in less than 18 months I was responsible for driving business across the entire West-Coast in the US. My journey with Mu Sigma has been extremely challenging, and a great learning ground.

This is my first job and so all that I professionally am is because of what I get to learn here. Besides, I am always a seeker of knowledge and growth. To this effect, Mu Sigma’s focus on the ability to learn, unlearn & re-learn has had a deep impact on me. I always knew I would work closely with prospective clients but I was lucky to have had the exposure so early on in my tenure. The most unexpected aspect is the relationships I have built with members of my team. Some of my closest friends are from Mu Sigma. The ecosystem here is remarkably supportive, and everyone is invested in each other’s success.

Innovative, value-driven, and ambitious and determined.

Every day at Mu Sigma brings new challenges and opportunities. But the most memorable one for me was a sales cycle that lasted 15 months, eventually resulting in an engagement into a vertical never ventured before. Despite multiple promising conversations, this particular client would go cold. Towards the last few months of the discussion, I started deliberating, reading, and researching about the company with the sole focus on closing the deal. I remember calling our head of commercial effectiveness five times a week to ensure that the proposal is more palatable to the client but not at the cost of getting into a bad engagement. One learning that I surely carry with me is to sacrifice short term results for long term gains. This particular engagement taught me another lesson – patience and persistence pays.

Although I can go on and on here, the most exhilarating moment has to be the day I closed my first deal (Fortune 10 Company and one of the most admired brands). The week before, I was mentally immobilized – the singular thought on my mind was to close the deal and that was not because I was worried but because I was constantly questioning what else I could do.

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