Rajeev Behera is co-founder and CEO of Reflektive, where he leads the company’s innovation, investment, growth and business development strategies, as well as sets the tone for culture. His drive to make Reflektive the gold standard in employee-centric organizations where people love coming to work every day has earned the modern performance management startup “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” accolades and a five-star Glassdoor rating.
With a keen sense of what it takes to evolve performance management from a cumbersome annual event into a lightweight, real-time, agile process, Behera has not only guided the company in raising $42 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz in the last 4 years, but he has also overseen its rapid staff expansion from 20 to 100+ employees with a global presence in the last year alone. Under Behera’s leadership, Reflektive has become the performance management solution of choice for over 400 of the world’s best places to work including Pinterest, Protective Life, Wavemaker, Instacart, Ubisoft, Nutanix and more.
Prior to launching Reflektive, Behera spent over 3 years as Director, Mobile Product at Disney Interactive, honing his people-centric and interactive design vision. There, he built and managed Disney’s first free-to-play mobile product development unit and oversaw the development of 4 iTunes Top 10 iOS applications. Before Disney, he spent more than 5 years in the digital marketing space at Tumri, Like.com, Adteractive and NexTag. A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Behera is a sought-after speaker, author and subject-matter expert in employee engagement, performance management, company culture and real-time feedback strategies in HR.