My name is Suren Mallick. I live in Frisco, TX with my wife Pammi and my son Apoorv. I like meeting new people and love catching up with old friends. I believe in continuous improvement and the theory of growth mindset and strive towards being a lifelong learner.
On the work front, I am a technology and product leader with an expertise in leading large scale business transformations for telecom, utility, health care and public safety enterprises. I have lived and worked in US, India, Canada and Hong Kong.
Currently, I work with KPMG where I build solutions that enables my clients to solve complex business problems and thus help them lead and succeed in a rapidly evolving technology landscape.
I was born and brought up in Varanasi (also known as Benares, Kashi), India. I was amongst the least athletic people in school and college and this continued during my professional life. I was highly overweight and I considered it to be part of my identity.
I started running in the summer of 2010 with an intent to reduce my weight and improve my overall health. Like many others, I started on my own and with a lot of effort was able to finish my first 5k. I convinced myself that my body was not meant to run beyond 5k and soon after gave up on running.
I picked up running back in summer of 2017 and this journey also lasted 3 months. In hindsight, I lacked a coach, structured training program and an awesome support group.
In the first week of January 2021, I reached out to GV Ganesh (part of RHWB in Dallas) to help me restart my running journey with an intent to finish 10 K. Since RHWB Season 5 had already started, GV graciously offered me to coach on the side. Over the next 14 weeks, GV shared the structured training schedule, monitored my runs and provided valuable guidance. He encouraged me to train for half marathon. I finished my first half marathon in April 2021.
I formally joined RHWB as part of Season 6. In 2021, I ran 4 half marathons which included the 50th edition of the Dallas Marathon. RHWB has changed me in a variety of ways. The endurance training helped me to get back in shape and improved my confidence levels. Thanks to RHWB, we are a running family. In Season 7, I am running along with my wife and son who are training for their first 5K and I am training to improve my personal record for my fifth Half Marathon.