Meet the Intern: Vidhi Sakhalkar

As we stated in our last “Meet the Intern” post, we are excited to have two interns working with us at Trestle this summer. For our second “Meet the Intern,” we have Vidhi Sakhalkar.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, background, and role. How did you land here?

I am an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to attending business school, I worked at a Western Digital in the Bay Area across roles in engineering, supply chain and business strategy. At Trestle, I am working as Product Manager building a new portal for our APIs.

I was keen on pivoting to a product manager role at a tech company, so I reached out to Trestle’s CEO and Co-founder, Kushal Shah, regarding the internship opportunity for his team. I had a unique interview experience where I was required to present potential product opportunities for Trestle, and I ended up learning extensively about the company and this space throughout the process. Pivoting to a new role has been a steep learning curve, but the team has been extremely involved and supportive throughout my onboarding and training process. I enjoy working with the team at our Bellevue office, and I am excited about all the challenging projects and learning opportunities that my internship has to offer. 

What excites you most about Trestle?

What excites me most about Trestle is getting to work in a startup environment that is growth-focused and allows me to wear multiple hats. Throughout my initial conversations with Trestle’s co-founders, I saw that both Kushal and Jordan had a deep understanding of the industry and the direction of the business. They bring over two decades of experience, which not only gives me confidence in them but also the company.

What will you be working on during your internship?

I will be building a new developer portal, which will allow users to access and interact with Trestle’s APIs. The goal is to provide an elevated experience for developers, as well as administrators, to manage and monitor accounts. I am working alongside a talented team of designers and engineers to envision the user experience, develop the portal, and migrate our clients.

What are your plans after finishing the internship?

I will be moving back to Chicago to complete the second year of my program at Booth. Upon graduating next summer, I intend to work as a product manager and leverage my experience in the tech industry and my learnings from business school to create impactful products from the ground up.