Charter Members

  • Abhi Mahule

    Founder & CEO at Dreamteam Labs | AI + Medicine

     

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    Working on an AI + Medicine startup – (hard but potentially revolutionary).
    An entrepreneur who is eager to learn and perform by working with best-in-class people. Deep experience building superior products and services on AI, cloud, and mobile platforms.
    Built top-notch engineering and product teams in startups and large companies.

    Functional Area – Finance & Fund Raising | Planning & Strategy | Product Management | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Dreamteam Labs

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Big Data | Blockchain | Fintech

  • Ajay Prasad

    CEO Repugen

     

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    RepuGen is a healthcare reputation and review management software that prevents almost every negative review by quickly identifying unhappy patients, notifying you instantly, and intercepts them before they get a chance to vent online. It has a 80% service recovery rate through a simplified and automated outreach process.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Repugen

    Domain– IT – Telecommunications

  • Akbar Hussain

    Regional Director Western USA Emirates

     

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    Akbar Hussain joined Emirates in July 1993 as Senior Sales Executive Western USA and held sales positions with Emirates based in Los Angeles and New York following an extensive career in Aviation, Travel, and Tourism and took up his current position as Regional Sales Director, Western USA based in Los Angeles on April 01, 2014. in a market-leading position.

    Functional Area – Sales and Marketing

    Company Name – Emirates

  • Akhilesh Rathore

    Technical Program Manager at AT&T

     

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    Project leader with 15+ years of experience in all facets of large-scale technology project engineering within high-profile corporations; special expertise in projects involving the integration of hardware and software-driven by systems requirements. Experience working with international customers.

    Delivered multiple projects on schedule, on budget, and meeting technical requirements. Skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Team leader, motivating all members to perform at optimal levels.

    Functional Area – Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – AT&T

    Domain – Software/ Engineering

  • Alok Anand

    Executive Director, Global Supply chain at Dabur

     

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    Alok brings over 20 years of experience designing and optimizing business processes in the global supply chain, sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, and customer service.

    Functional Area – Business Operations & Delivery

    Company Name – Dabur

    Domain – Consumer Goods

  • Amit Dhir

    Serial Entrepreneur, investor & CEO at SLPTELE

     

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    I am a principal and CEO in several successful Health Care IT-based companies. I am always looking for strategic partnership, acquisition, and investment opportunities in Healthcare IT startups and the lower middle market. I have a family office that primarily focuses on private lending in real estate, stabilized real estate assets, and angel investing. I would love to network with established private equity companies that want to invest in my exciting projects.

    Functional Area – Business Development | Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – SLPTELE

     

    Domain– Banking & Financial Services | Healthcare Services

  • Amreesh Jhawer

    Director, Sr. Quantitative Finance Analyst at Bank of America

     

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    A seasoned professional with over 20+ years of progressive experience in Capital Markets, Quantitative Finance, Fixed Income Trading & Mortgage Analytics, Data Science, Consumer Loss Forecasting. He is an aspiring entrepreneur, objectively looking for entrepreneurial opportunities
    He is an angel Investor and lives in Calabasas

    Company Name – Bank of America

  • Anand Mahale

    Head of Operations @ XSUST, Inc.

     

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    Worked in the field of Antenna design, RFID, Hardware design and testing, RF site surveys, Hardware technical support and Systems engineering. As RF Tools Systems Engineer has written system requirements documents, white papers, optimized cellular networks, served as Subject Matter Expert, audited marketing material, authored ‘Help’ documents, performed system testing, provided on-site and remote customer training, supported the pre-and post-sales effort and lead user forums acting as a customer point of contact.

    Functional Area – Operations

    Company Name – XSUST, Inc.

    Domain Systems engineering, RF Design, Cellular Technologies, Training and management, Hardware testing, System testing

  • Anand Sheth

    CEO of Pulse360 Software

     

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    As CEO of Pulse360 Software my goal is to make financial advisors at least 50% more productive. It is possible – starting with our software. Pulse360 technology is a breakthrough automated solution for financial advisors. It takes the headache out of meeting documentation so advisors can add value to their client relationships.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Pulse360

    Domain– Fintech

  • Anil Ramineni

    CEO @ CQ InfoTech

     

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    Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Server Administration Scrum SQL E-commerce and Agile Methodologies. Strong business development professional with a BS focused in Business Administration from UOG.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– CQ Infotech

    Domain– Business Services

  • Anshuman Sinha

    CEO at Optizm Global

     

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    I am an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Thought Leader & CEO @ Optizm Global the Right Fit Recruitment & Placement Agency.

    I am also the President of TiE SoCal (www.socal.tie.org) a non-profit global community of entrepreneurs from all over the world. We believe in the power of ideas to change the face of entrepreneurship and growing business through our five pillars: Mentoring Networking Education Incubating and Funding.

    Functional Area– Human Resources | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Optizm Global

    Domain– Coaching & Mentoring | Digital & Social Media | E-commerce | HR, Staffing & Recruitment

  • Ash Patel

    President & CEO, Commercial Bank of California

     

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    Ash Patel serves as President and CEO of CBC. With over 20 years of experience serving in the banking industry, Ash has evolved from a banker with an entrepreneurial drive to a seasoned CEO focused on inspiring his team and clients to achieve their dreams. Ash leads by example and invests in building relationships and cutting-edge technology to enhance the client experience.

    Functional Area – Banking

    Company Name – Commercial bank of California

  • Ashish Saboo

    Founder & CEO, Tech-Synergy

     

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    Founder and CEO of Tech-Synergy, a leading provider of audio transcription translation billing & accounting and other back office support services to customers around the world. Staffed with over 500 people and operating round the clock we help clients be nimble and cost effective

    Functional Area– Business Operations & Delivery | Finance & Fund Raising | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Tech-Synergy

    Domain– Digital & Social Media | ITES – BPO/KPO | Pharmaceutical | Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital | Web Design

  • Ashok Desai

    Chief Business Officer & Founder at Zymr

     

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    Ashok Desai oversees all business development for Zymr including go-to market initiatives and strategic partnerships. A serial entrepreneur and veteran of enterprise systems and solutions Ashok has grown and managed $100M+ businesses for global multinationals including Oracle Silicon Graphics Sasken and SymphonyTeleca. Ashok spent over 12 years at SGI driving their expansion into the burgeoning South Asian market. Ashok holds an Executive M.B.A. from Stanford University and an M.S. Physics from MS University Baroda.

    Functional Area– Growth

    Company Name– Zymr Inc.

    Domain– IT – Software | IT – Software/Engineering

  • Ashok Madan

    Principal, The Madan Group

     

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    Mr. Ashok Madan is a veteran Real Estate Investor who came to the US in 1970 to pursue master’s degree in Systems Engineering. After graduating, he worked in the Information Technology field and joined the County of Los Angeles in 1976 where he ascended to a management position and subsequently retired in 2010 after 33 years of service.

    During his long career, Mr. Madan belonged to numerous professional & community organizations and has frequently taken a responsible and an active role.

    Functional Area – Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – The Madan Group

    Domain– Mentoring

  • Ashok Sheth

    Senior Sales Rep at Stone Products Unlimited ,Inc

     

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    Flooring products professional with extensive knowledge in outsourcing, distribution, and marketing. Over 30 years of sourcing experience in US and BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries. Tri-lingual in Gujarati, Hindi, and English – able to work in all facets of business, supply chain logistics, and distribution (import/export) networks.

    Sourcing agent for: natural stone, granite, marble, limestone, onyx, travertine, porcelaine tiles, and glass mosaic.

    Company Name – Stone Products Unlimited, Inc

  • Atul Raj

    President at V3 Electric, Inc

     

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    Atul has extensive experience in setting and scaling complex operations to achieve the best in class customer experience. Before the solar industry, Atul spent more than 15 years in the media distribution and pay-tv industry, providing operational leadership to teams across the country. Atul holds an MBA degree from the University of Southern California.

     

    Company Name – V3 Electric, Inc

  • Azad Virk

    Corporate Attorney at Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

     

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    Azad Virk is a shareholder in Stradling’s Corporate and Technology Transactions practice groups. Azad’s practice focuses on a variety of corporate, commercial and intellectual property transactions, including the formation of startups, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, intellectual property and technology transactions across multiple industries.

    Functional Area– Legal

    Company Name– Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

    Domain– Legal Services

  • Azhar Iqbal

    SVP at Bank of America / Merrill Lynch

     

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    Proven track record of leading associates and delivering performance results. Highly Skilled Banker with stable and progressive banking experience in both the Commercial Business Banking and Consumer Banking Channel. Understand the Business Banking Model in growing relationships and revenue in a Client driven environment.

    Functional Area – Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Domain – Mentoring

  • Balaji Rao

    Dircetor at BNG Wealth Advisors

     

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    Providing investment and financial planning services based on your individual financial goals and objectives. I look forward to working with you. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Waddell & Reed, Inc., a Broker/Dealer, Member FINRA (www.finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.org) and a Federally Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance products are offered through insurance companies/agencies with which Waddell & Reed has sales arrangements.

    Company Name – BNG Wealth Advisors

  • Basker Krishnan

    President & CEO, ImageScan

     

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    Revolutionizing the Display of Search Results to leverage the power of the human mind.

    CogniVision software from ImageScan offers a Next-Generation Cognitive Viewer™ for 10x faster search, and an integrated platform for Digital Transformation of Enterprise Operations.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– ImageScan Inc.

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  • Ben Menezes

     

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    Ben’s career spans more than 20 years in consumer products (from social expressions to gourmet foods) within entrepreneurial and billion-dollar corporations like Gorant Candies, Popcornopolis, The Yankee Candle Company, American Greetings Corporation.

    Ben served in various senior executive roles, developing cross-functional finance, supply chain, business intelligence, e-commerce, retail and wholesale operations.

    He started FHS International, Inc, a business consultancy focused on financial management, business leadership, organizational development, and corporate strategy, in 2019.

    Ben’s objective in joining TiE SoCal is to meet local entrepreneurs, share his experiences, and hopefully give back to our community by influencing young leaders.

    Ben’s objective in joining TiE SoCal is to meet local entrepreneurs, share his experiences, and hopefully give back to our community by influencing young leaders.

  • Bharat Saoji

    Vice President, Keenan & Associates, Inc.

     

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    Keenan provides innovative insurance and financial solutions for schools, public agencies and health care organizations. We serve those who support our communities. Our high quality, cost-effective programs exceed our customers’ expectations. We are the experts you can rely on when it comes to employee benefits, risk management, claims services, and technology.

    Functional Area– Insurance and Financial Solutions

    Company Name– Keenan

    Domain– Insurance Brokerage | Risk Management

  • Bhibekshan Shawn Chowdhry

    CEO SHIVNET INC

     

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    22 years as an entrepreneur, businessman with skills in technology marketing, business development and a CEO of a technology company.

    Functional Area– Technology

    Company Name– Shivnet Inc

    Domain– Asset recovery, Refurbishment, Remarketing

     

  • Bill Wagner

    CEO at Accord Management Systems, Inc., EOS Implementer™, Author, CSP Speaker

     

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    Bill is the co-founder and CEO of Accord Management Systems. The firm specializes in helping entrepreneurs grow their organizations. As a Certified EOS Implementer™, he makes what some call a complex system simple; it can be best described as elegant simplicity.

    Functional Area – Business Operations & Delivery | Human Resources | Planning & Strategy

    Company Name – Accord Management Systems

    Domain– Coaching & Mentoring | Construction | Consumer Goods | Consumer Services | HR, Staffing & Recruitment | Insurance | Management Consulting | Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Bob Singhal

    Founder at JoyScore

     

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    Inspired by strategies used in the classroom to stimulate creativity in students, I wrote a guide, Joy in Health and Happiness, to enhance right-brain activity. I found that a healthy, positive state of mind is necessary for success in all aspects of life, including higher education.

    Additionally, I am working on Joy in Green which is a book introducing concepts of sustainability.

    Functional Area– Innovation

    Company Name– JoyScore

    Domain– Enhance well-being

  • Brad Chisum

    CEO at Launch Factory

     

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    Startup Studio with a unique approach to launching great companies. We source and develop concepts for our future businesses, then recruit talented entrepreneurs to launch and grow these new startups. We provide a pathway to entrepreneurship for those with the ability and passion to build a successful company.

    Functional Area– Planning & Strategy

    Company Name– Launch Factory LLC

    Domain-Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Chinna Irava

    Director at ERP Practice at Innoworx Consulting

     

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    Chinna is an ERP IT consultant with a record of developing and supporting SAP projects and solutions. He has experience across diverse industries include Gas and Electricity Utilities, Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Food Processing, Entertainment, Consumer goods, and Insurance.

    He is an Executive Member of the Los Angeles Telugu Association

    Functional Area – IT | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Innoworx consulting LLC

     

    Domain– Software

  • Connie Harrell

    Angel Investor, President, Keiretsu Forum SoCal, Founder / CEO at Syndicated Resources

     

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    Connie’s unique business sense and creative vision is the blueprint for her proven successes in various industries as both a serial entrepreneur with retail, telecommunications, printing, graphics and forms design, technology, Internet community development and CEO/COO over companies in publications, telecommunications, technology with enterprise management systems, public relations, and fundraising.

    Functional Area-Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name– Keiretsu Forum SoCal

    Domain– Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Craig Shah

    Global CEO, Craig Shelly Beverly Hills

     

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    Craig shah, renowned celebrity designer of fine jewelry and Swiss watches. Sought out for unique fashionable and creative concepts. Craig Shelly’s designs are highly crafted and bespoke. Clients are those who have an eye for luxury, style, and a compassionate heart. Greatest passion is to use his creative talent and give back. They have dedicated a significant portion of his success for the benefit of children and soldiers.

    Functional Area – Business Development | Finance & Fund Raising | IT | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Craig Shelly Beverly Hills

    Domain – E-commerce

  • Damoder Reddy

    Founder and CEO at Argil, Inc.

     

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    Serial Entrepreneur. Founder/CEO of 3 companies in the Bay Area in the cleantech sector. PhD in Chemistry with 20 years experience in large chemical companies before becoming an entrepreneur. Recently moved to Orange County. Active angel investor in TCA OC.

    Functional Area – Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Argil, Inc.

    Domain – Clean Tech/ Greentech

  • Deepak Chopra

    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, OSI Systems, Inc.

     

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    Deepak Chopra is the founder of the Company and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director since the Company’s inception in May 1987. He has served as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 1992. Mr. Chopra also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of several of the Company’s subsidiaries.

    Mr. Chopra has also held various positions with Intel Corporation, TRW Semiconductors, and RCA Semiconductors.

    Functional Area – Innovation

    Company Name – OSI Systems Inc.

    Domain – Comprehensive security solution | Innovation in Healthcare

  • Deepak Krishan

    Owner, Deepak Krishan, CPA, Inc.

     

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    CPA, Masters in Taxation, Business Owner, Real Estate Investor, Entrepreneur

    Functional Area – Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – Deepak Krishan, CPA

    Domain – Accounting

  • Dhaval Kapadia, MBA

    Co-Founder and Host at Startup Steroid

     

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    Dhaval Kapadia is a serial entrepreneur who has built, operated, and exited several businesses. Today, he provides fractional CFO services to new entrepreneurs and small business owners, to help them develop a strong business and financial strategy. Dhaval started his career on the product development team in Citi’s Private Equity Division. From there, he moved to Apollo Global Management, one of the world’s leading alternative investment managers. After Apollo, he went on to form REAM Partners, a global asset management platform that had over $300 million of assets under management.

    Functional Area– Business Development | Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name– Startup Steroid

    Domain– Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Dilip Daswani

    CEO at Qliktag Software, Inc.

     

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    Dilip has 25 years of experience covering technical, technical management, business development, and general management duties. Dilip has been at the forefront of software development, covering industries such as Financial Services, Telecommunications, Energy, and Consumer Products.

    Currently, Dilip is the CEO of Qliktag Software, Inc., a SaaS company providing a platform for helping consumer brands create trusted products by ensuring truth, transparency and traceability as it relates to their products.

    Functional Area – Administration | Business Development | Product Management

    Company Name – Qliktag Software, Inc.

    Domain– Product Design | Software | Software/ Engineering

  • Dolly Kapoor

    CEO, Dolly Kapoor Kreative (DKK)

     

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    Ms. Kapoor has more than ten years of successful strong global background in digital marketing with a proven track record of handling account and client management opportunities. She has successfully implemented creative campaigns utilizing strategic partnerships, and securing trade and business deals. She offers more than 10 years of solid and hands-on strategic consulting, entertainment and search engine marketing experience.

    Functional Area– Marketing | Business Development

    Company Name– Dolly Kapoor Kreative(DKK)

    Domain– Digital & Social Media | Film & Media Production | Fitness & Sports

  • Dr. Shubha Jain

     

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    Dr. Jain has a tremendous amount of clinical experience in managing chronic pain by virtue of involvement with referrals from all over the country to the Institute of Pain Management at Texas Tech University at Lubbock. Dr. Jain has served on faculty at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She has presented several articles on Pain Management at national and international conferences. She is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology-Subspecialty Board in Pain Management, and American Academy of Pain Management.

    She has a tremendous interest in angel investing.

  • Gaurav Bhargava

    President at LPH Apparel Inc

     

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    He is in Fashion/Apparel manufacturer, wholesaler. His favorite country to import from is India. His products are available in Costco and Sams club. His passion is to contribute to the growth of Manufacturing in India.
    LPH Apparel Inc. with offices in Los Angeles and India (Sourcing all of South Asia) provides full package services for private label. Specialize in products made in USA and South east Asia. Strong professional skilled in Trend Analysis, Trend Forecasting, Fit, Sales, and Retail. Specialize in Knits, Woven, Home goods (Soft and Hard).

    Company Name – LPH Apparel Inc

  • Gaurav Kumar

    Founder and CEO, Beyond Codes

     

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    Gaurav Kumar is a serial entrepreneur. On the shifting sands of the IT Industry, Beyond Codes has remained a global leader in Sales Lead Generation, for over a decade.

    Kumar is also the Founder, CEO of YogaFi, the world’s first online, personalized, one-on-one Yoga platform.

    He loves to golf and is a seed investor in over a dozen early-stage companies.

    Functional Area – IT Lead Generation

    Company Name – Beyond Codes

  • Gopal Kapuria

    CEO at Technotronix, Inc.

     

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    One of the PCB assembly magnates, TechnoTronix adopts advanced production techniques and manufacturing practices with specialization in a varied range of PCB fabrication processes, producing high quality multi-layered PCBs from tailor-made layouts.

    With over 40 years of combined experience in rendering high tech PCB assembly and manufacturing services, we are not just an assembler, we can completely test at board level to box build level to provide the benefit of unparalleled technical expertise and the most progressive solutions at competitive prices.

    Functional Area– Business Development | Product Management | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Technotronix, Inc.

    Domain– Medical Equipment

  • Harbans Bawa

    President at LA Gauge Company

     

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    Harbans (Bob) Bawa is the Owner and Chairman of L.A. Gauge Company, an ultraprecision aerospace manufacturing company in Los Angeles

    Functional Area – Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – L.A. Gauge Company

    Domain – Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

  • Harina Kapoor

    CEO & Founder, Aikyum Energy

     

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    Harina Kapoor is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of Aikyum Energy. Founded in 2010, Aikyum specializes in residential, commercial and industrial solar energy solutions including solar panels rooftop installations. In 2017, Aikyum Energy added two businesses: Battery Storage Solutions and BillsRGone Peak Demand Energy Management.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Aikyum, Inc.

    Domain– Residential, Commercial and Industrial Solar Energy Solutions

  • Hemant (Harry) Kurani

    Co-Founder at VirtuBox Infotech Private Limited

     

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    Born in Rangoon, raised in Raipur, graduated with M.S. in Chemistry from Mumbai University, Diploma in Business and Shipping. Immigrated to USA in 1989 with $37 in pocket. Purchased a retail Pool Supply in 1990 with $500 down. Expanded to 14 retail location by 2010 and $20 million turnover. Shifted focus to distribution and created four utility patents on pool accessories. Shifted focus to Saas platform for Business Apps and Kiosks.

    Functional Area – Marketing | Finance & Fund Raising | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – VirtuBox Infotech Private Limited

    Domain – SAAS

  • Hemesh Surana

    Founder at patientXpress

     

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    Hemesh Surana is Founder and CEO of patientXpress, a very innovative and comprehensive patient engagement and practice management solution for dental and medical offices. Prior to patientXpress, Hemesh was at Oracle managing Deloitte partnership. He is a seasoned executive, with international exposure in various aspect of software industry. He also holds couple of software patents.

    Functional Area– Business Development | Product Management | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– patientXpress

    Domain– Healthcare Services | Management Consulting | Outsourcing/Offshoring | SAAS | Software

  • Hersh Chopra

    Founder & Finance Coach at Hersh Chopra Financial Coaching

     

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    Hersh Chopra is a certified financial coach who helps college graduates and young working professionals overcome the ‘American Dream’ lifestyle that begins and ends with debt. Hersh helps empower them to start their journey to financial freedom through education, mindset transformation, and valuable financial tips and tools needed to become debt-free and achieve financial security.

    Hersh also has more than a decade of Production Finance experience from leading studios, including Twentieth Century Fox Television (now Disney), Showtime Networks, NBC Universal, and currently serves as a Production Finance executive at Apple Studios.

    Functional Area – Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – Hersh Chopra Financial Coaching

    Domain – Coaching & Mentoring | Film & Media Production

  • Imtiaz Mohammady

    Founder and CEO of Nisum – Building Success Together

     

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    Imtiaz Mohammady is the Founder and CEO of Nisum, a digital commerce firm specializing in omnichannel enablement and fulfillment systems. In his role as CEO, Imtiaz works closely with C-suite executives at the biggest retailers in the world, helping them modernize business and technology for future growth. Prior to founding Nisum, Imtiaz served numerous leadership roles (including CIO) at multiple retail startups (eToys, Patheo) and top-tier enterprises (Oracle, NCR).

    Functional Area– Planning & Strategy

    Company Name– NISUM TECHNOLOGIES INC.

    Domain– Software

  • Jai Rangi

    Founder at Cebod Technologies

     

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    He is a technology enthusiast, always interested in new technologies. In 2005 he started working on his first VoIP project and formed Cebod Technologies

    He believes that this world is full of prodigious individuals. There are boundless learning opportunities that we can attain from the people around us. He loves meeting new people

    He is also participating in TiE SoCal Angels Fund II

    Company Name – Cebod Technologies

  • Jairam Rao

    SAP Security/GRC Lead at NextGen, Inc

     

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    I am an Engineer, Security Consultant, investor, hiker and Angel Investor. The last 30 years of my experience include working for many Engineering companies as a Staff Engineer, as a System Analyst for financial firms and for healthcare company as an SAP Security Consultant. I have a passion for investing in real estate and trading in stock market through stocks and options.

    Functional Area – IT

    Company Name – NextGen Inc.

    Domain –  IT technology and Business Environment

  • Jatin Nahar

    Co-Founder & CEO of Digital Crafters

     

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    Under Jatin’s leadership, Digital Crafters has grown organically to a team of over 85 people and has launched more than 250 digital projects, from startups to multi-billion dollar enterprise clients.

    Jatin was part of Qualcomm’s asset acquisition of RFMD/Silicon Wave’s Bluetooth division. Jatin has a Dual Masters of Science in Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    Functional Area – Administration | Business Development | IT | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Digital Crafters LLC

    Domain– E-commerce | Internet | Outsourcing/Offshoring | Software/ Engineering | Wireless

  • Jay Nitturkar

    CEO at pVerify

     

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    I am pleased to introduce pVerify, the market segment leader in automated patient eligibility verification space. I am indeed grateful to all our customers, employees and partners who have helped pVerify over the last ten years.

    Functional Area– Software

    Company Name– PVerify Inc.

    Domain– Leader in Eligibility Software | Robust APIs and Advanced Eligibility

  • Jennifer Kobuki

    America's #1 Hottest Confidence Speaker, Mindset Expert, Best-Selling Author KICK ASS CONFIDENCE CONVERTS

     

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    I teach Entrepreneurs to have unstoppable confidence so they can get rid of excuses, take action, and profit. I train small and large corporations on leadership, have spoken to groups ranging from 20-20,000 on Confidence and success mindset, and have over 20+ years of research and experience on mindset.

     

    Functional Area– Business Development | Human Resources

    Company Name– Confidence Converts

    Domain– Coaching & Mentoring

  • Jerry Heikens

    Director of Business Development & Investor Relations at VDOSH Venture Capital

     

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    Jerry facilitates events that put startups in front of investors and service providers. His passion is providing philanthropic consulting for the nonprofit startup process, philanthropic giving, and corporate responsibility programs.

    Jerry has a diverse and extensive 30-year background in the profit and nonprofit sector. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Walden University with a BSBA focusing on Public Relations. His experience in the business and nonprofit sector makes him extremely effective in building relationships with the business and philanthropic community.

    Company Name – VDOSH

  • Jigar Shah

    Real Estate Professional at Century 21 Discovery

     

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    JR is a Real Estate Professional. He has achieved a Master degree in Accounting, Passed Chartered Accounting field and also has achieved a degree in MBA with Finance and Accounting from National University, Costa Mesa, California.
    JR has sold successfully several Homes, Apartments units, Shopping Centers, Industrial Buildings, Land and many more for both Buyers and Sellers. He also helps his clients in Phoenix area as well besides California.

    Functional Area– Business Operations & Delivery

    Company Name– Century 21 Discovery

    Domain– Advertising

  • Jitendra Dargar

    Digital Strategy Consulting |Agile/SAFe | Program/Product Management | Solution Architect | HealthCare/Ins/Media/Tech

     

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    Jitendra Dargar (JD) is a Technology Leader and Management consultant with one of the Big 4.

    JD has extensive experience as a strategy thought leader, guiding senior executives on their journey to successful technology strategy & implementations.

    JD is UCLA Anderson School of Management Alumni and holds a Bachelor of Technology from Rajasthan University, India. He resides in Los Angeles metropolitan area, and interested in hiking, biking and loves spending time with his kids.

  • Josh Bois

    CEO of GCN

     

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    Josh Bois the global 🌏entrepreneur accelerator brings 15 years of executive experience at tech brands and consulting firms to help brands get the capital, marketing, and strategy they need to grow revenue & market share. Client list ranges from Fortune 500 to startups, celebrity, political & government, and philanthropic brands around the world.

    Functional Area – Marketing | Business Development | Finance & Fund Raising | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Global Capital Network

    Domain – Investment Banking/ Capital markets

  • Jyot Bawa

    Early and growth stage operator and investor

     

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    Jyot Bawa is President of L.A. Gauge Company, a family-owned aerospace and defense manufacturing company specializing in ultra-precision machining and electro-optics. Before his current role, Jyot was a consultant at Bain & Company, leading teams in strategy engagements with global tech and telecom firms in the Bay Area, Southern California, Amsterdam, and Dhaka.

    Jyot has a BS in Industrial Engineering and BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

    Functional Area – Administration

    Company Name – L.A. Gauge Company

    Domain – Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

  • Kailash Attal

    CEO & Managing Partner at Abhra Inc

     

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    Prior to founding abhra, as Chief Solutions and Marketing Officer for Ness, I was responsible for creating, marketing, building, and implementing Ness’s portfolio of innovative services and solutions in Consulting, Applications – Product and Custom, Information, Infrastructure, and Quality/Testing areas.

    Finally, as a Computer Science engineer, I am proud to have received three Gold Medals for academic excellence from the Governor of Karnataka State in India.

    Functional Area– Business Development | Business Operations & Delivery | Planning & Strategy | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– abhra, Inc.

    Domain– Fintech | IT

  • Krishnamurthy, Krish

    Director Energy Enablement Programs

     

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    Extensive experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams for product design, development and implementation across multiple industries. Responsible for reviewing customer situations and developing solution roadmaps for business process improvements. Has built teams in USA and overseas from scratch and transitioned them to operational organizations. Helped identify partners for developing add-on solutions for product development processes Integrations, and Industry specific solutions.

    Functional Area – Aerospace & Defense, Machinery, Electronics & Semiconductors, Medical Devices and Energy & Utilities

    Company Name – Siemens PLM Software

    Domain

  • Kunal Mittal

    Co Founder/ President at Cebod Telecom

     

    Business Connect

    Kunal Mittal is President and Co-Founder of Cebod Telecom that offers businesses a cloud-based, feature-rich, and cost-effective alternative to regular phone service providers. I have a wealth of experience in infrastructure development, initially as a Design Engineer at Black and Veatch for 4 years before working for the City of Tustin for 7 years.

    He moved to the VoIP sector in 2005 as the Co-founder and President of DIDforSale before launching Cebod Telecom in June 2014.

    Functional Area – Business Operations & Delivery | Product Management | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Cebod Telecom

    Domain – Telecommunications

  • Mahesh Alampalli

    Founder & CEO at Innowhyte

     

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    Entrepreneur with a deep background in technology strategy, architecture, and cloud-enabled products & solutions, bringing to bear 25+ years of accumulated experience spanning several disciplines and roles as CTO, IT Transformation Strategist, Advisor, Enterprise Architect, Product Owner, Incubation Leader, R&D, and Engineering Manager.

    Functional Area – 

    Company Name – Innowhyte Inc.

    Domain– Architecture | Artificial Intelligence | Big Data | Blockchain | Digital & Social Media | E-commerce | IOT | Software/ Engineering

  • Mahesh Patel

    Realtor, Broker Associate, First Team and Christie's International Real Estate

     

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    Mahesh is a full time Professional Realtor working with Buyers Sellers and Investors. He has been in business of real estate for 25 years. Most of his business comes from his past clients and referrals and his vast network of the people he know. Mahesh is married with 2 adults kids and 2 grand kids. He is involved in investing in real estate and also currently working on a new non tech product launch.

    Functional Area – Business Development

    Company Name – First Team Real Estate

    Domain – Real Estate & Property management

  • Mangesh Mahajan

    Partner at Watermark Venture Capital

     

    Business Connect

    Partner with a Watermark Venture Capital .

    Technical and Product Strategist for multiple startups. (Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, Cloud security, Process Engineering)

    Technical and Product Strategist: (Diversified Companies) National Bitcoin ATM, Ai startup for Art Galleries, PE Group for building fashion brands, Cybersecurity.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name– Watermark Venture Capital

    Domain– Venture Capital & Private Equity

  • Maninder Sethi

    Owner at Masco Inc.

     

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    He has multiple warehouses, and he invests in real estate. One of his company buys used computer hardware from government agencies in bulk, refurbishes the computer hardware to factory standards, and resells them.

    He is also in the business of bulk distribution of video games.

  • Manish Bansal

    Founder and CEO, Fifth Square

     

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    Passionately delivering value to our customers and partners with a mission to make a positive impact at every organization we engage – this is in our DNA. Achieving this by delivering Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and CPM (Corporate Performance Management) including Budgeting, Financial Reporting and Consolidation solutions to our clients – all based on Microsoft platform

    Functional Area– Data & AI

    Company Name– Fifth Square

    Domain

  • Manish Bhardia

    Partner at Think AI and Adeptek.

     

    Business Connect

    “Manish Bhardia, AI and a cloud consultant with more than 23 years of experience leading complex technical projects, is here to guide you through the complexity of today’s technology with the right strategy, a clear roadmap and timely project execution that will come in on-time and on-budget—and make YOU look like a star. Manish works primarily with technology application of:
    – Artificial Intelligence
    – Chatbots
    – Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

    Functional Area– Business Operations & Delivery | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Think AI

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Software/ Engineering

  • Manmohan Chopra

    Founder at Help Save A Village

     

    Business Connect

    HAVE A VERY UNIQUE IDEA AND Robust Plan as to how we can take care of Flash Floods in Major cities, helping the city life and controlling the water borne diseases, saving people and Govt. tons of money and hardships. We also Plan to help build small Johads (Reservoirs) for the community in and around the villages, which will help harvest Rain Water, which goes waste otherwise.

    Functional Area – Innovation

    Company Name – Help Save A Village

    Domain Rainwater runoff, Saving rainwater

  • Mayank Bhimani

    CEO at Mermar Electronics

     

    Business Connect

    Mermar Electronics is a well-established, Southern California contract manufacturing and PCB assembly company. With over 40 years of expertise, Mermar Electronics manufactures high-quality Printed circuit boards in the high desert community of Hesperia, California, USA. We are not just an assembler with over 40 years of combined experience in rendering high-tech PCB assembly and manufacturing services. We can thoroughly test at board level to box build level to provide the benefit of unparalleled technical expertise and the most progressive solutions at competitive prices.

    Functional Area – Business Development | Planning & Strategy | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Mer-Mar Electronics Inc

    Domain – IOT | Medical Equipment

  • Mayank Mohan

    Lawyer | Principal

     

    Business Connect

    Dr. Mohan is the founder and principal attorney at the Law Offices of Mayank Mohan, a law firm based in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Mohan’s legal practice is focused on areas of Business Law, Taxation, and U.S. Immigration Law. He possesses deep experience in working as a legal advisor to startups and other businesses in a variety of industries.

    Functional Area– Business Operations & Delivery | Legal | Planning & Strategy | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Law Offices Of Mayank Mohan

    Domain– Clean Tech/ Greentech | Coaching & Mentoring | Energy | Government | Legal Services | Management Consulting | Mechanical or Industrial Engineering | Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Michael Lerma

    Investor Network | Business Leader | Empowering Athletes

     

    Business Connect

    Michael Lerma is Founder and Managing Director of Wealth Capital Network, an eco-system driven organization comprised of high net worth individuals, athletes & entertainers, family offices, angel investors, venture capitalists, fund managers, and serial entrepreneurs who come together to discover innovative early growth stage companies, network, and educate.

    Functional Area – Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – ICFO Capital Newport Beach, LLC

     

    Domain– Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Moe Rock

    CEO of the Los Angeles Tribune

     

    Business Connect

    Moe Rock is a strategist, speaker, and CEO of the Los Angeles Tribune. He is an International Producer, Entrepreneur, and Author. He is President of the World Philanthropy Group an organization that connects business executives with Philanthropic opportunities.

    Functional Area – Planning & Strategy

    Company Name – The Los Angeles Tribune

     

    Domain– Philanthropy

  • Munni Krishnan

    CEO and Founder of Krishnan & Associates

     

    Business Connect

    Mr. Munni Krishnan has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and carries multiple licenses such as Life & Health and Real Estate Broker Licenses for a decade. He specializes in Tax & Accounting Consultation & Strategy Services with Small to Midsize Corporations (1-10 employees) in Medical, Real Estate, Legal, & Technology Services Industries, as he has extensive experience working for large firms such as GE Healthcare, Ensign Group, etc.

    Functional Area– Administration | Business Development | Business Operations & Delivery | Finance & Fund Raising | Planning & Strategy

    Company Name– Krishnan & Associates

    Domain– Accounting | Management Consulting

  • Murali Krishna K.

    Founder, Cyber Horizon Corporation

     

    Business Connect

    Founded CyberHorizon successfully bringing real office presence to customers, digitally. In addition, been part of large organizations such as Computer Sciences Corp, Capgemini, GE, State Farm, Zurich in the software sector.

    Has a Graduate degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India, and Management Diploma from Universitas21 -Harvard Business Publishing

    Functional Area

    Company Name – Cyber Horizon Corporation

    Domain

  • Narayan Pallavur

    Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

     

    Business Connect

    Narayan Pallavur is a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He has held a number of executive-level positions at some of the largest global financial services firms in a variety of functional areas, including operations, marketing, international business development and strategic planning across the Retirement Savings, Insurance, Home Financing and Consumer Banking industries.

    Functional Area– Planning & Strategy

    Company Name– Merrill Lynch

    Domain– Banking & Financial Services

  • Natesh Kodancha

    Partner/ CEO Satwic Inc

     

    Business Connect

    Natesh has about 20 years of experience in the IT industry. With his technical and business acumen, he has helped define the vision and implemented top-notch solutions in the Business Intelligence and Data Integration space for several prestigious clients. He has promoted consistent delivery excellence across several client engagements and has earned himself the respect of key client executives.

     

    Functional Area – Business Intelligence (BI), Analytics, Data Warehouse, Data Management

    Company Name – Satwic Inc

    Domain – Business Intelligence & Analytics

  • Navin Gupta

    President and CIO at CMIT Solutions of Anaheim West

     

    Business Connect

    I am passionate about learning the new and different ways technology can provide an edge to the business. During my 20+ year corporate career in technology, my team was awarded many times for our innovative use of technology in reducing costs, increasing the efficiency of business processes, and achieving customer delight. I founded CMIT Solutions of Anaheim West to fulfill my passion for helping people succeed in their business endeavors

    Functional Area – Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – CMIT Solutions of Anaheim West

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence

  • Navneet Chugh

    Managing Partner, The Chugh Firm

     

    Business Connect

    Navneet S. Chugh is the Chairman of Chugh, LLP founded in 1985. He is an Attorney and a CPA. He holds a MBA from USC, and is a graduate of Executive Leadership from Harvard University. Chugh, LLP provides full service legal and tax services to emerging and mature companies. Chugh, LLP has a staff of 550 employees with 184 attorneys and CPAs in 15 offices all over the world.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name– The Chugh Firm

    Domain– Finance – Banking & Financial Services | Finance – Capital Markets, Hedge Fund, Private Equity | Finance – Insurance

  • Neeraj Sinha

    CEO at Renesan Software

     

    Business Connect

    He came to the US in January 1989 & after getting 2 Masters – Mining Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering from SIU, Carbondale.

    He started Renesan Software in 2003. Currently, Renesan Software is the largest provider for Dialysis EHR in the US and is used at more than 500 dialysis centers. He also has an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) for the Ambulatory Surgery Center.

    Functional Area – Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Renesan Software

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Healthcare Services | Renewables/ Environment | Software

  • Nirav Solanki

    Nirav Solanki Photography/IndianWeddingSnap

     

    Business Connect

    As a creative director, I am glad to say that my creativity, as a photographer and videographer, has taken me to many parts of the world. With my experience, I have come across unique individuals and their projects. I have helped visions come to reality with the help of my services.

    Functional Area– Business Development

    Company Name– Nirav Solanki Photography & Indian Wedding Snap

    Domain– Film & Media Production

  • Nitin Bajaj

    Founder & Host, The Industry Show

     

    Business Connect

    Dr. Nitin Bajaj is the Director of Marketing and Strategy at Pratham USA – the largest education-focused nonprofit that has helped more than 75 million children in India. Nitin is also the host of the widely broadcast The INDUStry Show. The show shares global entrepreneurial journeys and has more than a million views and thousands of audience engagements.

    Functional Area

    Company Name– The Industry Show

    Domain

  • Nitin Rai

    Managing Director at Elevate Capital

     

    Business Connect

    Functional Area– Venture Capital

    Company Name– Elevate Capital

    Domain– Venture Capital And Mentorship

  • Nitin Thakor

    President & CEO at GeBBS Healthcare Solutions

     

    Business Connect

    Nitin Thakor is the President and CEO of GeBBS Healthcare Solutions. Nitin is highly recognized in Healthcare as a thought leader in identifying future trends and as an innovator in developing and providing value-added technology-enabled solutions. He is widely respected as a customer advocate, while illustrating a lifelong commitment to entrepreneurial-ship. Under his leadership, GeBBS has grown exponentially.

    Functional Area – 

    Company Name – GeBBS Healthcare Solutions

    Domain

  • Pankaj Dayal

    Retirement Plan Advisor

     

    Business Connect

    Pankaj is a CPFA (Certified Plan Fiduciary Adviser), AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) and Investment Advisory Representative with PNR Financial Services LLC which is an Registered Investment Advisor, working with clients on Pension Plan related matters on a fee basis. Although we are only compensated on the Investments, we specialize in working with other professionals in Plan Design, Implementation and Monitoring, customized Pension Plan solutions, for companies with Owner only, and up to 2500 employees.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising | Human Resources

    Company Name– PNR Financial Services LLC

    Domain– Banking & Financial Services

  • Pankaj Mundra

    President / Managing Partner, Computer Technology Resources, Inc

     

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    Entrepreneurial  Professional  with 25 years of Industry experience in various verticals  with a strong accounting and technology background. Skilled in Business Process, Operations Management, IT Strategy, and IT Transformation. Graduated from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

    Functional Area– Computer Technology

    Company Name– Computer Technology Resources, Inc.

    Domain– Business Process, Operations Management, IT Strategy

  • Pawan Gupta

    Principal at Pcubed Associates inc.

     

    Business Connect

    Pawan Gupta is the president of Pcubed Associates Inc., a consulting engineering firm in Southern California. Pawan has over 25 years of experience in the design, construction and rehabilitation of commercial buildings. He specializes in the design and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete and post-tensioned structures.

    He is Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and is actively involved in a number of technical committees. Dr. Gupta has authored a many technical papers and made numerous presentations at technical conferences.

    Functional Area– Consulting Engineering

    Company Name– PCUBED ASSOCIATES

    Domain– Construction and Rehabilitation

  • Payal Sawhney

    President at SAAHAS

     

    Business Connect

    I started my career as a social worker over 20 years ago and have since worked in India, New York, Chicago and Cincinnati, and since 2016 in California. My experience has included direct medical case management; psychiatric counseling for individuals, couples, families; group work with obese adolescent patients, mental health patients; adherence coaching; adherence research; motivational interviewing; quality improvement projects; self-management initiative for adolescents with poorly controlled asthma and learning tools of design thinking and innovation.

    Functional Area– Administration

    Company Name– Saahas for Cause

    Domain– Non-Profit/ Social Organization

  • Pranav Shastry

    Business Development Manager at Chartwell Compliance | Investor

     

    Business Connect

    He represents TopShelf Equity Partners. TopShelf provides access to investment opportunities in leading private companies and aims to bring transparency to the private equity market. Some of our successful exits include Palantir, SOFI, Confluent, Automate.io, and Robinhood. Pranav Shastry has over 10 years of experience in Business Development and Account Management. His primary role at TopShelf Equity Partners is Client and Investment relations.

    Company Name – Chartwell Compliance

  • Praveen Sinha

    Professor at California State University, Long Beach

     

    Business Connect

    Over 25 years of experience in research and teaching working professionals (graduate, MBA, and Executive MBA) and undergraduates at elite public and private/Ivy league American Universities. Expertise in teaching courses related to intermediate and advanced accounting, corporate financial reporting, analyzing financial statements and corporate valuation. Experienced market researcher having published in elite accounting, finance and economics journals.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name– California State University, Long Beach

    Domain– Accounting | Investment Banking/ Capital markets

  • Raajeev Aggarwal

    President, North America at Transorg Analytics, LLC

     

    Business Connect

    Raajeev Aggarwal is the President of Compubahn, Inc., a federal systems integrator and also a principal of Transorg Analytics, a firm based in Analytics and Machine Learning, based out of Gurgaon, India.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters in Computer Science from Stanford and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

    Functional Area– Artifical Intelligence

    Company Name– Transorg Analytics, LLC

    Domain– Automated Machine Learning

  • Raghu Iyer

    Senior Management Strategy & Business Operations Consultant at Independent

     

    Business Connect

    25-plus years of global experience in senior executive and management roles including 15 years at CXO levels in corporate strategy; business and technology strategy and operations; M&A; pre-merger and post-merger business due diligence and integration; fund raising; business startup,innovation, incubation and acceleration; business performance turnaround; IT & digitization strategy & operations.

    Functional Area – Planning & Strategy

    Company Name – Nex Cubed

    Domain – Banking & Financial Services

  • Raj Nangia

    Owner at P TRADERS,INC

     

    Business Connect

    Mr. Raj Nangia has had an industrious business career in numerous fields. He has worked in his family’s business specializing in insulation on large construction projects. After that, Mr. Nangia became involved in the jewelry business managing retail stores, using this as a platform to own his own jewelry wholesale distribution business.

    Since 2004, Mr. Nangia has owned and operated P TRADERS, INC., a wholesale distribution company serving over 400 plus convenience stores businesses in California.

    Also, since 2002, Mr. Nangia has been the Bureau Chief for TV ASIA, managing and coordinating news staff for the west coast coverage of the Asian Indian & American Communities.

  • Rajeev Agnihotri

    Director at Supply Chain, Edward Lifesciences

     

    Business Connect

    A seasoned Operations executive with 25+ years of progressive experience in Manufacturing & Supply Chain management. He is also a seasoned real estate investor specializing in Commercial Real Estate. He is an Angel investor and resides in Irvine, CA.

    Functional Area – Business Operations & Delivery | Planning & Strategy

    Company Name – Edwards Lifesciences

    Domain – Logistics, Transportation & Packaging | Management Consulting | Medical Equipment | Property

  • Rajesh Shah

    Co-president at M S International, Inc.

     

    Business Connect

    Functional Area– Distributor

    Company Name– M S International, Inc

    Domain– Distributor of flooring, wall, and countertop surfaces.

  • Rakesh Desai

    Co-founder of NeoBytes LLC

     

    Business Connect

    Rakesh is a Bachelor of Computer Science graduate with 27 years of experience. Having co-founded and led NeoBytes LLC as CEO for 13 years, he eventually sold the company and is currently on a sabbatical. He is an entrepreneur who has successfully built service and product delivery teams from the ground up. He has also worked with E&Y and Capgemini, besides other Fortune 500 clients. He is an active Angel investor and actively exploring his next venture.

    Functional Area – IT | Planning & Strategy | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – NeoBytes Software Solutions

    Domain– Insurance | Management Consulting | Software

  • Ramesh Patel

    President at Sora Power Inc

     

    Business Connect

    Educated in Engineering , technology and Business Mgmt.. Involved in Multi platform Businesses, including Aerospace Manufacturing, Retail Distribution, Real Estate Development, Member of Tech Coast Angels network. Serial Investor, Outdoor Activities Enthusiast. Engaged in Various charitable causes

    Functional Area– Business Development | Planning & Strategy | Product Management

    Company Name– Sora Power Inc.

    Domain– Big Data | Clean Tech/ Greentech | Coaching & Mentoring | Consumer Goods | Hotels, Restaurants & Hospitality

  • Ramesh Patel

    CPA Partner at Chugh LLP

     

    Business Connect

    Ramesh Patel is a partner in the Cerritos office of the firm since 1995. Mr. Patel is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. He concentrates his practice on the compilation review, auditing, and preparation of financial statements. He also does the preparation and review of individual, partnership, corporation and trust income tax returns, and the preparation of estate and gift tax returns. Mr. Patel’s area of practice covers multi-state and international tax returns preparation, and reporting for individuals as well as businesses.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name– Chugh LLP

    Domain– Fund Raising

  • Rashi Bahri Chitnis

    CEO/Founder, Shoonya

     

    Business Connect

    Rashi, a Media Executive/ Former TV Host is the founder and CEO of an ed-tech edutainment startup called Shoonya, a platform for children to learn multiple languages and cultures through game-based learning. In the entertainment industry, she has produced/directed for Discovery, BET!, ABC, Warner Bros, and Lifetime Television. She holds a M.F.A Degree in Film-Production with a Student Oscar. She was the TV Host for “Subah Savere”, and a journalist with ZEE News.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Shoonya Digital

    Domain– https://www.shoonyadigital.com

  • Ravi Kapur

    Founder and CEO at Diya TV

     

    Business Connect

    Award-winning journalist Ravi Kapur is the founder and CEO of Diya TV, America’s first 24/7 South Asian broadcast television network airing to nearly 70 million Americans in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Orlando, Indianapolis, Fresno, Providence, and Bakersfield.

    A pioneer in digital over-the-air broadcasting that helped to usher in the ‘cord-cutting’ movement, Ravi owns and operates television stations in San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, Orlando, and Fargo that showcase 70 program streams of a major network, sports, and minority-focused content. He is the first Indian-American to own a full-power television station in the United States.

     

    Company Name – Diya TV

  • Ravi Sawhney

    Founder and CEO RKS Design, Founder Loan Gifting and Guitar Gear

     

    Business Connect

    Ravi Sawhney’s 39+ years leading RKS to the forefront of product and technical innovation has resulted in over 200 patents and over 200 design awards on behalf of his clients worldwide and is a highly respected author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Leveraging his innovation of Psycho-Aesthetics, Sawhney has developed his design consultancy into a global leader for strategy, innovation and design. Over the decades he has created many start-ups along the way from guitars to water bottles to gaming devices.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– RKS design

    Domain– Product Design

  • Ravindra Kondagunta

    Growth Catalyst; Commercialization Enabler

     

    Business Connect

    Ravindra Kondagunta is founder of Traction Labs, an Innovation Consulting Services Company providing end-to-end Innovation, Research, Development and Management Services.

    He is also lead investor and CEO of Deezmaker, an innovative 3D Printing Workshop and Makerspace based in Pasadena. Ravindra is an expert in transforming early-stage technologies into production-ready products that meet consumer needs in the Automotive industry.

    Functional Area– Automotive Industry

    Company Name– TractionLabs

  • Rich Gomez

    Chief Operating Officer

     

    Business Connect

    At the forefront of initiatives at Spaceez, BowTie, Disney, Turner and PolyGram Records to support significant growth turning floundering and problematic divisions into new revenue sources. Expert at conceiving new ideas to strengthen core services and products, adopting new initiatives and building teams that execute – recognized by industry executives as “best in class” and “most innovative and productive.”

     

    Functional Area – 

    Company Name – RG & Associates

    Domain

  • Ritu Chugh

    Adjunct Professor at Long Beach City & Cerritos Colleges

     

    Business Connect

    Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Strong education professional skilled in Marketing, Management & Business Consulting.

    Functional Area– Education

    Company Name– Cerritos Colleges

    Domain– Education professional skilled in Marketing, Management & Business Consulting.

  • Ritu Jha

    Founder indica News

     

    Business Connect

    Ritu Jha is a veteran journalist and founder of indica News, an online newspaper based out of California that caters to the needs of the South Asian diaspora in the US.
    After working as the Special Correspondent for Rediff Inc. and its newspaper India Abroad in the United States, Ritu realized the need for a platform that could highlight the achievements, issues, and needs of the South Asian community in the US.
    And so, started indica News – the voice of the community.

    Company Name – indica News

  • Roshan Shetty

    CEO of Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp.

     

    Business Connect

    Serial technology entrepreneur with successful track record of repeatedly taking new scientific breakthroughs from initial laboratory discovery to product/market fit and scaling annual revenues from $0 through to acquisition by market leaders such as Medtronic and Bruker with multiple billion in annual revenues and market capitalization. Pioneered two breakthrough scientific fields of autofluorescence based endocrine surgery and nanoscale IR spectroscopy.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising | Planning & Strategy | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Photothermal Spectroscopy Corp

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Medical Equipment | Nanotechnology | Semiconductors

  • Rushabh Mehta

    Founder & CEO at Matchbook Services

     

    Business Connect

    A big believer in the data economy, Rushabh has harnessed over 25 years of his experience to build Matchbook Services, a startup, dedicated to connecting enterprises and SMB’s to valuable commercial data to drive better business outcomes.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Matchbook Services, Inc.

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Banking & Financial Services | Biotech | Blockchain | Clean Tech/ Greentech | Consumer Services | Creative/ Performing Arts | Digital & Social Media | Edtech | Film & Media Production | Fintech | Healthcare Services | IOT | Nanotechnology | Robotics | SAAS | Software | Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Saji Gunawardane

    Outside General Counsel & Business Lawyer at US Business Counsel, A Professional Law Corp | Speaker to Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

     

    Business Connect

    Saji Gunawardane is founder and Principal Attorney at US Business Counsel. His transactional experience focuses on helping enterprising business owners in areas pivotal to sustaining and succeeding in their business, including day-to-day strategic operational advice to reduce risk, business sales, acquisitions, and experience helping companies grow and take their companies onto NASDAQ.

    Functional Area– Legal

    Company Name– US Business Counsel, Business Lawyers

    Domain– Legal Services

  • Sanjay Dalal

    CEO, oGoing ☀ B2B Community | Helping SMB Find New Customers

     

    Business Connect

    Sanjay B Dalal started oGoing out of his home in June 2009, at the height of the great recession. Dalal is on a mission to connect over ten million small business professionals, service providers, business owners and entrepreneurs, and provide them the best social and business networking experience on oGoing.

    Dalal has launched innovative SAAS collaboration products at WebEx that are used by more than 50 million professionals worldwide

    Functional Area– Marketing

    Company Name– oGoing

    Domain– Digital & Social Media | Internet | Software

  • Sanjay Shrivastava

    Business Development Executive and Entrepreneur, Medical Devices

     

    Business Connect

    Dr. Sanjay Shrivastava has been involved in developing, commercializing, evaluating, and acquiring medical devices for more than 18 years. After being in leadership positions in R&D, business development, and marketing at Medtronic, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences, and BTG, he cofounded two startup companies Innova Medical and BlackSwan Vascular, which are engaged in developing interventional medical devices. He serves as a CEO of Innova Medical and on the board of directors of BlackSwan Vascular.

    Functional Area – Marketing & Sales

    Company Name – Medtronic

    Domain – Advertising/Media/ Marketing/Social | Marketing – Advertising/Design/Fine Arts | Marketing – Digital & Social Media

  • Sanjeev Ganatra

    SVP, Sales & Marketing

     

    Business Connect

    Experienced pharmaceutical, biotech, surgical device, and healthcare industry professional with a proven track record of achieving results in a wide range of commercial and corporate responsibilities.

    Specialties: Marketing, Sales, Sales Management, Brand Marketing, Buy & Bill, Corporate Development, Business Development, Product Development, Strategy Development, Strategic Planning, Alliance Management, Forecasting, Advisory Boards, Market Research, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device, Surgical, Diagnostics, Ophthalmology, Cataract, Retina, Glaucoma, Refractive.

  • Santosh Sahoo

    CEO, Board Member, Advisor, Management Consultant

     

    Business Connect

    I am interested in starting something on global COVID-19 vaccine supply/delivery partner program for developing countries, administering the vaccine on consumers and reporting to govt. agencies by following all rule and regulations. I am looking some help on regulatory, compliance and supply chain area of Vaccine delivery. Ultimate goal is to create something in tele medicine and tele doctor for people across globe.

    Functional Area – Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Silicon Guru Inc

    Domain– Consumer Services | E-commerce | Government | Healthcare Services | Software | Wireless

  • Sateesh Polisetti

    CEO & Managing Partner at TopShelf Equity Partners

     

    Business Connect

    Over the course of 20 years, I’ve worked alongside a number of talented professionals in the technology, retail and financial sectors. That experience, teamed with the ability to closely analyze the best opportunities in these industries have proven helpful in a number of initiatives over the course of my career. As founder and manager of 3 different startups, I have had the first-hand experience needed to successfully build and scale enterprise companies.

    Company Name – TopShelf Equity Partners

  • Satish Wadhwa

    Senior Client Executive at Rackspace Technology

     

    Business Connect

    A highly experienced IT Leader who has successfully managed 50+ M P&L for accounts in Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Hi-tech vertical. My core expertise is in areas of account management, Client Relationship, and P&L Management. Track record of building and delivering IT strategy and road map. Demonstrated ability to achieve outstanding IT and business results in complex organizational environments.

    Functional Area – IT

    Company Name – Rackspace

    Domain– Healthcare Services | Software/ Engineering

  • Satya Yeruva

    Certified Public Accountant, The Chugh Firm

     

    Business Connect

    – Certified Public Accountant (USA)
    – Chartered Account (India)
    – More than 15 years of experience
    – US tax, Cross border transactions, Entity structuring, Accounting, Auditing, Finance, M&A, Estate planning
    – Specialization in International and US taxation.

    Functional Area Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Account

    Company Name – Chugh

    Domain

  • Seema Kumar

    Vice President, Innovation, Global Health, and Policy Communication

     

    Business Connect

    As Global Head, Office of Innovation, Global Health and Scientific Engagement, Seema works at the intersection of science, media, business and society to expand Johnson & Johnson’s leadership as a champion of science and a global health authority. Seema is also responsible for Johnson & Johnson’s overall innovation reputation, for positioning the Johnson & Johnson R&D pipeline, and for leading the company’s COVID vaccine communications and external affairs efforts.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Johnson & Johnson

    Domain– Fashion | Film & Media Production | Healthcare Services

  • Shafiur Rahman

    Founder & CEO, ChatterWorks

     

    Business Connect

    I’ve been the right-hand to founders and have built out the operational infrastructure for several companies, including Airbus Aerial (new startup division of Airbus), Specright (a venture-backed specification data management SaaS platform) Connectifier (a venture-backed talent sourcing SaaS platform acquired by LinkedIn February 2016) and Airware (a venture-backed commercial drone company). I have extensive experience driving the day-to-day and long term requirements to ramp up a successful, high-growth startup.

    Functional Area– Human Resources | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– ChatterWorks

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | HR, Staffing & Recruitment | Internet | SAAS | Software

  • Shalini Verma

    Executive Director | Principal (MD, FCAP)

     

    Business Connect

    Dr. Shalini Verma is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology with board certifications – Molecular Genetics Pathology, Hematopathology, and Anatomic & Clinical Pathology. She completed her clinical fellowship and residency training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, and the University of Southern California. A highly acclaimed medical affairs executive, Dr. Verma’s has 10 years of experience in developing and leading the global medical affairs function for organizations like Roche Molecular Systems, Siemens Healthineers, and GE Healthcare. She currently serves as the Head Medical Officer for the Molecular Diagnostics business of Siemens Healthineers.

    Functional Area – Planning & Strategy | Product Management | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – Siemens Healthineers Inc

    Domain – Biotech | Healthcare Services | Medical Equipment | Pharmaceutical

  • Shankar Ram

    President, Food Finders, Inc.

     

    Business Connect

    Shankar has been a member of TiE SoCal since its inception. Shankar has been an entrepreneur for over 35 years, starting his first company in 1983 and followed by four other companies, with successful exits for each of them.
    Shankar is also an avid investor with his first investment made in 2001. He is an active member of Tech Coast Angels, Orange County, TiE SoCal Angels, and Guindy Alumni Angels, Santa Clara. He is the current Chair of TiE SoCal Angels and is a Managing Member of the $ 1+ million fund, TiE SoCal Angels Fund 2020. He is also the President of Food Finders.

    Functional AreaNon-Profit Organization

    Company Name– Food Finders, Inc

    Domain– Consumer Goods | Consumer Services

  • Sharad Atal

    Enterprise Data, Business Intelligence, Application & Infrastructure Management

     

    Business Connect

    PennyMac loan services are one of the top lenders in loan servicing. I pioneered in Data Management, Analytics, Data pipeline, Architect, Design, Resource Management, strategy planning and have 20+ years of experience in the IT industry in enterprise Applications, Data Management, Integration, Business Intelligence across Banking, Insurance, Entertainment, Energy domains.

     

    Functional Area – Business Operations & Delivery | IT | Planning & Strategy | Product Management | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – PennyMac Loan services

    Domain– Architecture | Artificial Intelligence | Banking & Financial Services | Big Data | Software

  • Siddharth Pathak

    ERP Expert, Managing Partner at EPIQ Infotech

     

    Business Connect

    Siddharth (Sid) Pathak leads EPIQ’s US practice and his responsibilities include Business Development and Delivery.

    EPIQ is a Niche Consulting Services Company with presence in the US and India. EPIQ is focused on Oracle Applications, with special emphasis on JD Edwards, NetSuite and Oracle Middleware implementations and support services. Our goal is to ensure that our customers receive a rapid ROI from their Oracle ERP softwares.

    Functional Area– Planning & Strategy

    Company Name– Epiq Infotech

    Domain– Software/ Engineering

  • Smita G. Bagla

    CEO, Aligned Strategies, AlignStra Ventures

     

    Business Connect

    Smita G. Bagla is the past President of the TiE Socal Chapter for 2018 and 2019. An entrepreneur multiple times over, Smita is CEO of Aligned Strategies LLC, a product strategy firm for Fortune 2000 corporations and well-funded startups. She is also the Managing Partner at Amritt, Inc., a management consulting firm.

    Smita is a serial entrepreneur. Aligned Strategies assists corporations in leveraging the power of machine learning and of gamification, IoT and Business Intelligence for user behavior analytics.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Aligned Strategies

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Big Data | Biotech | Coaching & Mentoring | Consumer Goods | Creative/ Performing Arts | Digital & Social Media

  • Sonia Gupta

    Regional Business Development Manager, KabaFusion

     

    Business Connect

    She won Ms. India America in 2018 held in Los Angeles. She has extensive experience in several industries, including E-Commerce, Entertainment, and Healthcare. She studied English (Honors) and Computer Programming. She also completed her Masters in Business Administration from the UK. While she’s very successful in her recent role in the healthcare sector, she’s also seeking Entrepreneurial opportunities. She aspires to make a big difference in the lives of people who have healthcare needs.

    Company Name – KabaFusion

  • Srikanth Ramachandra

    President @NTrust Infotech

     

    Business Connect

    A serial entrepreneur in technology, now on his 4th venture NTrust Infotech, a global leader specializing in delivery of technology enabled services and software for the CRE industry.

    Functional Area– Business Development

    Company Name– NTrust Infotech Inc

    Domain– ITES – BPO/KPO

  • Sturdy McKee

    Coach & Adviser, SturdyCoaching.com

     

    Business Connect

    I love helping entrepreneurs. I have been in business for over 20 years with the past 5 devoted to coaching and training business owners.

    Functional Area– Business Development | Business Operations & Delivery | Planning & Strategy

    Company Name– Sturdy Coaching

    Domain– Coaching & Mentoring

  • Tanvir Hyder

    CEO at Spectrum A/V Inc.

     

    Business Connect

    Business owner for Spectrum AV Inc. We are in the rental business for audio visual equipment. We mainly do business with hotels and provide av equipment for their conferences and conventions. We have been in this business for the last 30 years. We are based out of Irvine, Ca.

    Functional Area – Administration

    Company Name – Spectrum A/V Inc.

    Domain– Other

  • Venkat Bussa

    Venture Partner at VU Venture Partners

     

    Business Connect

    Passionate about startup entrepreneurship about new business models and the opportunity for new technologies to transform the industry, who drives forward business strategy, achieves high performance, Build teams, and exceeds expectations and goals.

    Company Name – VU Venture Partners

  • Venkat Tadanki

    Managing Partner at Anvaya Ventures, Inc.

     

    Business Connect

    Venkat is a serial entrepreneur and active as an Angel investor, Mentor, Board member and Advisor to various start ups both in the US and in India. Some of his investments are Capillary Technologies, Innovaccer, THB, Elucidata etc. The valuation of these companies cumulatively is over a billion dollars, with most of them attracting later round funding from the likes of Sequoia, NVP, Bessemer, Lightspeed, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Warburg Pincus.

    Venkat is one of the founding LPs with Accel Partners India (Erasmic) which has invested in the likes of Curefit, Swiggy, Flipkart, Virident. He is also one of the founding Board members of Tie SoCal Angel Fund. He has been a Charter Member of TiE SoCal since 2002.

    Functional Area– Finance & Fund Raising

    Company Name – Anvaya Ventures, Inc

    Domain

  • Venkata Kumar Yamani

    Chairman, OSI Technologies

     

    Business Connect

    In 1998, OSI Technologies Private Limited (OSI) was formed in Hyderabad, India to provide high-quality IT Solutions to US corporations. We have expertise in six major industry verticals – Automotive, Insurance Services, Retail Services, CRM, Project/Portfolio Management and Travel Industry. We provide high-quality, process-based solutions to several Fortune 500 clients.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name – OSI Technologies

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Automative | Big Data | Biometrics | Biotech | Blockchain | Digital & Social Media | E-commerce | Fintech | Nanotechnology | Software

  • Venkatesh Sankaran

    CEO at Saguna Consulting and Human Gene Exploration Technologies (HUGENX)

     

    Business Connect

    We are a company of builders, visionaries and strategists. We help businesses anticipate, capture, and accelerate their digital transformations. At Saguna Consulting Services, we stand at the Intersection of cutting edge technology and commitment to an enhanced human experience.

    Functional Area– Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– SAGUNA CONSULTING & HUGENX

    Domain– Venture Capital, Private Equity or Startup Equity Capital

  • Venu Garneni

    Head of Ebix Consulting – Technology and Global Operations

     

    Business Connect

    Senior Business and Technology leader who drives technology transformations and revenue growth with profitability for Technology and Professional Services teams serving Financial, Insurance, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Pharma, Retail and Media clients globally.

    Functional Area– Business Development | Business Operations & Delivery | Finance & Fund Raising | IT | Planning & Strategy | Technology & Innovation

    Company Name– Sorano Tech

    Domain– Artificial Intelligence | Big Data | Blockchain | Digital & Social Media | E-commerce | IOT | SAAS | Software

  • Vijay Kotrappa

    Investor, Advisor (Strategy and Execution)

     

    Business Connect

    Vijay Kotrappa is a successful technology entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded Guidance Solutions, an internet services and co-venture company, building it to a leading software co-venture company with 200+ employees in Los Angeles, and $20 million in annual revenue. Helped raise $49 million in private equity funding for the company in 2000. Since then, he has funded and worked on several ventures including CareRally, America’s Schools Program, UGovernIT, PatientFYI, and Second Differential. Vijay is currently, a TiE Global Trustee, a Charter Member and has led TiE Socal as President in 2013.

    Functional Area– Growth

    Company Name– Second Differential

    Domain– Health Care & Pharmaceuticals | Healthcare – Medical Equipment | Healthcare & Biotech

  • Vijay Mididaddi

    Founder & Managing Partner at Intueor

     

    Business Connect

    Vijay Mididaddi is a founder and managing partner of Intueor Consulting, Inc., a business strategy and technology consulting firm dedicated to enabling public and private sector organizations create and maximize business value. Intueor provides independent and objective business improvement and project management services in the areas of strategic planning, organizational structuring, business operations, business process re-engineering, and technology planning/deployment.

    Functional Area– Strategy and Technology Consulting

    Company Name– Intueor Consulting, Inc

    Domain

  • Vinny Bommaiah

    Owner at State Farm

     

    Business Connect

    Business Owner (insurance Agency) and loves playing golf and meeting new people.

    Functional Area – Marketing

    Company Name – State Farm

    Domain– Insurance

  • Vivek Reddy

    Associate Scientist, Computational Biology at NeoGenomics Laboratories

     

    Business Connect

    Hi I’m Vivek. I am eager to utilize my passion for deep learning and artificial intelligence to contribute towards the betterment of human health.

    Technology & Innovation

    Neogenomics Laboratories

    Pharmaceutical

  • Zafar Khan

    CEO of RPost, Creators of Registered Email

     

    Business Connect

    Zafar Khan is RPost CEO and oversees RPost business strategy, growth plans and operations. Khan holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has prior experience with Braxton/Deloitte Consulting and Goldman Sachs, and has been an executive in the technology field for more than 15 years. RPost has set the global standard for secure and certified electronic communications, with more than 50 patents granted on its core Registered Email™ technologies and RMail® services, used worldwide to track, prove, e-sign, and encrypt electronic messages and documents.

    Functional Area– Business Operations & Delivery

    Company Name– RPost

    Domain– Software

  • Zeena Dhalla

    Founder of VerticAlign Posture Coaching

     

    Business Connect

    I inspire corporations and professionals to command their posture and eliminate pain through targeted exercise programs. My specialty is designing workout programs for people to improve their posture and alignment.
    As a result of improved posture, my clients eliminate neck, back, knee, hip, and other muscular-skeletal pain. I’ve been featured on television and in publications as an influencer in the posture exercise niche.

    Functional Area– Fitness and Coaching

    Company Name– VerticAlign

    Domain– Posture Coaching