Mark Thompson wrote this recommendation for Rajiv on April 13, 2016:
Rajiv is a very strong digital executive with rock solid credentials in both engineering and product, but with great creative flair. At The New York Times, he was a real magnet for talent and built a very strong team. He also showed an exceptional ability to work closely and empathetically with our own journalistic and design creative elite.
As President & Chief Executive Officer at The New York Times Company, Mark Thompson indirectly managed Rajiv.