Bhat joins Reddit with more than 15 years of expertise in leading teams and products across consumer services, developer platforms, fintech, and cloud, including a number of Google’s flagship services.
He was most recently the vice-president of Product and Design at Google Cloud, leading a nearly-thousand person team of engineers, product managers, user experience designers, and researchers across a multi-billion-dollar high-growth product suite.
Prior to Google, Bhat held leadership positions at SAP Labs and McKinsey & Co.
Bhat reports directly to Reddit chief executive, Steve Huffman, and oversees the company’s product organisation where he “leads and facilitates the creation of tools and features that bring community and belonging to Reddit”
“I’ve long admired Reddit and am energized to build on the work the team does to help millions of people around the world,” said Bhat.
“Being part of the Reddit team enables me to bring together my passions for community, creators, and technology platforms – and provides me a unique opportunity to contribute to Reddit as it scales its platform and expands its user community around the world.”
"Pali is as passionate as we are when it comes to fostering community and belonging,” said Huffman.
“As a part of our leadership team, he’ll build on our critical work to offer new ways for people to contribute to endless conversations that encourage authentic human connection.”