Baharath Kadaba, Intuit

Baharath Kadaba, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer Intuit.
Baharath Kadaba, SVP and Chief Innovation Officer Intuit.

Bharath Kadaba is senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Intuit, leading the technology futures group. His organization is responsible for creating game-changing technology in support of Intuit's mission to power prosperity for consumer, small business and self-employed customers.

Since joining the company in 2008, Kadaba has served in a variety of executive leadership positions. Prior to his current role, he was vice president and engineering fellow tasked with leading engineering teams that built innovative new technology for the company's QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint product lines. Before that, he led advanced technology development as vice president for Global Ready Offerings and vice president for the global business division, Product Development, respectively.

Before Intuit, Kadaba was vice president of media engineering at Yahoo, where he led the development of a shared services platform to serve as the foundation for all media properties (news, finance, sports, games, etc.) and significantly expanded the U.S. media product capabilities. Prior to Yahoo, he was an executive with Siebel Systems, AristaSoft and News Corp., after spending 15 years at IBM and IBM's TJ Watson Labs.

Kadaba earned a Ph.D. in computer networks from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a BSEE and master's in computers and control from the Indian Institute of Science.