Executive Director, Operations
Gawker Media for Gizmodo, Based in the U.S.
"Karan Shah worked as a freelance tech support expert for Gizmodo in a single 12- hour marathon shift on Christmas Day, 2012. During that time, he received over 600 questions from readers, and answered about 480 of them--helping each reader with a mix of speed, wit, and expertise. Karan's work far exceeded our best expectations for his performance. He was able to think on his feet, and he required surprisingly little training and supervision to deliver satisfying, complex answers to common questions on consumer electronics.
After watching him work for a day, the staff of Gizmodo can confidently recommend him as a committed, diligent individual."
Madridismo.org, Based in Spain
"Karan was brought on board to contribute his passion for football to our website www.madridismo.org in the form of specialized articles. His impeccable writing skills and his tactical knowledge of the game soon made him one of our top writers. He went beyond what was expected from him as a writer by also becoming a true team player who has been contributing new and relevant ideas on a regular basis in order to help us improve our news coverage and reach a wider audience.
We are looking forward to collaborating with Karan for this upcoming football season as he is a hard-working and reliable person and a welcome addition to our team"
Tall Tales Productions, Based in the Netherlands
"In 2011, I was working as a documentary director involved in a project by Martin Riebeek. For my job as a director I travel all over the world making various kinds of videos. In October 2011, we hired Karan Shah as our interpreter and assistant during our stay in Mumbai. From the first day we worked together, Karan was a valuable asset to the team. Karan proved to be reliable; resourceful and was more than cooperative. But most important of all: From the first moment we started working he shared with us the drive and sense of urgency that makes it possible to make a difficult project work.
We usually alternate between interpreters every couple of days, but with Karan we made sure that we worked with him at every possible opportunity. Without him we would not be able to make our documentary project in Mumbai. Since then I have kept in contact with Karan and we have been working on different projects together.
I can wholeheartedly recommend working with Karan Shah to anyone who values quality; perseverance and good company."
Aquasail, Based in India
"Karan has displayed high diligence and a very open and eager mind for learning. He contributed in program organizing and execution, sales support and office support. He helped work on the redesign of the website.
Karan was given multiple tasks which required balancing the priorities and completing critical jobs in a given timeline. He was focused and result oriented in his efforts. He is hardworking and honest.
Karan is extremely pleasant to work with, makes friends easily at work and is a great team worker ensuring that he does whatever is required at the time with no barriers regarding different kinds of work. During his short time here Karan managed to become an integral part of the team who will be missed for his daily contribution."
iSport.in, Based in India
"Karan has and will always be a special contributor at iSport Ventures. While the most obvious reason could be that he was the youngest iSport Editorial team hire, it does extend more than that.
He was brought on board to harness his love for football and cover the sport for our website - www.isport.in. His responsibilities included researching, writing articles and analyzing content. He's been with us since September 2009 and has always shown confidence in accepting new challenges along with agreeing to play a role for the betterment of the website.
He is a keen learner and certainly did learn a lot at iSport. I would strongly recommend him and wish him luck for all future professional endeavours."