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Founder's Circle Members

Meet the mentors and founders of the Indian American Business Impact Group. Our proven leaders have led successful organizations creating over 5000 thousand jobs in USA and Overseas. The combined net worth of our founders circle members exceed $2 Billion and our members have the ability to mentor, be on board of advisors, participate in early stage and help grow an organizations.

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Anil Sharma

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Mr. Anil Sharma is a serial entrepreneur, a technocrat-business leader, an angel investor, and a philanthropist with a successful career in building and supporting multiple innovative companies. Anil is currently the Chief Executive Officer of 22nd Century Technologies, a government-focused IT Systems integrator and software solutions company.

Anil serves as Chairperson of the Advisory Board at Salvation Army Loudoun County, Executive Board member at Rajdhani Mandir and supports many other non-profits - the Missionaries of Charity, Special Olympics, FACETS, Feed the Hungry of Loudoun, and HOPE.

In recognition of his philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and community service, Anil was honored with the Distinguished Service Award.

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Ashwin Puppala

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We are a digital transformation company delivering innovative, high-quality solutions. We help companies solve and implement high-impact use cases to accelerate transformational engagements by adopting new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and Cloud.

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Ayaskant (AK) Sahu

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Bravent is a Drupal and Open source solution provider providing exclusive high end , enterprise level service and support to several Federal Agencies like GSA, Department of Commerce, DCMA, NIH, USAID etc. Bravent was formed in 2013. We have built several secure, scalable, modular, feature-rich and high-performance Drupal sites like commerce.gov, mbda.gov, gsa.gov, usa.gov , acquisition.gov , digitaldashboard.gov etc. Founders of Bravent have been involved with Drupal since its inception and have solid background in creating some of the largest Drupal websites in federal government. Before Bravent the founders were involved in several large scale Drupal and Open source projects like recovery.gov , usaspending.gov , itdashboard.gov , performance.gov , www.sba.gov and data.gov to name a few. Bravent not only takes pride with it’s Drupal Implementation, but it has successfully integrated other third party tools, applications , services, programming stacks and devops tools with Drupal. Current focus areas of Bravent are developing innovative cloud powered Content Management Systems, Document Management Systems, Federal Scanning/Compliance tools to name a few.

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Deepak Hathiramani

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Deepak Hathiramani is the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of SteeleHarbour Capital Partners, a real estate investment firm. Prior to SteeleHarbour, Mr. Hathiramani was the founder of Vistronix Intelligence and Technology Solutions, a national security solutions provider until its recent acquisition by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) Federal Holding Company in August 2016. In the past, Mr. Hathiramani served as the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and president of Vistronix and was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committee. Mr. Hathiramani has more than 25 years of experience with privately funded and venture-funded high-tech start-ups. Mr. Hathiramani received a B.A. (Cum Laude) in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.S. (Honors) in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Bombay, India. Mr. Hathiramani serves on the Advisory Board of Blue Delta Capital Partners, Aanika Bioscience, Mike Shane Memorial Fund, and several government contractors.

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Jitesh Sachdev

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Jitesh is the co-founder and CEO of INADEV Corporation. INADEV is a citizen centric digital services provider specializing in Data Science, Fraud Prevention, Codeless Automation, and Identity Intelligence. INADEV is based in McLean, VA and across multiple cities in India with a global headcount of over 500 employees.  Some of INADEV's federal agency customers include DHS, IRS, SSA, GSA, and HHS. Jitesh has a Master's Degree in IT from Virginia Tech, a Bachelor's Degree in EE from Virginia Tech, and graduated from McLean High School in Virginia.

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Madhu Kopparapu

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Madhu Kopparapu is the Founder, and Managing Director of MRKN Ventures and Liberty Hospitality Group. He has more than a 10 years of experience in Real Estate investment in Hospitality, Land Development, Multi-Tentant Retail Strips, and Multi-Family verticals, managing a combined portfolio of over $75M across all the verticals. Madhu has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from LSU and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Warangal.

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Manish Agarwal

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Manish is a successful entrepreneur with extensive leadership experience in both Fortune 500 and mid-scale enterprises. Manish currently serves as CEO of LetsTango, a transformative HR platform as well as mentors/invests in early-stage companies. Until its acquisition, Manish was the co-founder and President of Attain, a technology and management consulting company. Over the last 30 years, Manish has worked with clients around the world advising them on transformational change and technology.

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Manoj (MJ) Mathai

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Senior Executive Leader for Global and Federal IT Strategy and Delivery. Information Technology- modernization, Devsecops, Cloud, AI/ ML, Data analytics, salesforce, servicenow, pega, appian

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Pankaj Sharma

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Pankaj is an entrepreneur and a pioneer developing leading edge patented solutions. He leads Rigil's Technology and Innovation Center for the development of customer solutions.
Rigil is an award-winning strategy, technology, and products company supporting customers in the areas of IT Modernization, Cybersecurity, Budget and Financial Management and Program Management support.
He holds an MBA from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Technology from the NIT, Kurukshetra, India.

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Priyank Shah

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Priyank Shah is a seasoned entrepreneur and accomplished technology executive with a 25+ year background in product leadership and business management. Mr. Shah, as a thought leader and visionary has been instrumental in conceiving, building, and scaling a suite of pioneering SaaS products in the Grants Management arena, driving innovation and incremental growth across multiple verticals, bringing tens of millions in annual cost savings to the federal marketplace.

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Raj Lingam

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Raj Lingam was the former President of Indrasoft and currently serves as an investor and adviser for several IT businesses. Mr. Lingam and his wife founded Indrasoft and scaled it to a mid-size business before its acquisition by ECS in 2021. Mr. Lingam enjoys birding, wildlife photography, astronomy, travel, and hiking. He has a son who recently graduated from Purdue and a daughter who is a freshman at West Virginia University.

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Rajiv Singh

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Founded in 2004, Garud Technology Services, Inc. (GTS), is a trusted agent and leading provider of operational, technical and program management services to US government agencies and the private sector. Our dedicated principles, subject matter experts and team-focused professionals have decades of senior executive, federal homeland security, public safety and intelligence community experience and provide specialized knowledge, skills and expertise to meet the diverse needs of our customers for high-priority projects. I have Master's degree in structural engineering, Computer Science and Management.

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Ram Chilukuri

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Ram Chilukuri in an experienced CEO and business executive with a proven history of successful growth and leadership. He was one of the original co-founders of SemanticBits and CEO. In this role, Ram served as a business leader, overseeing the company's daily operations as well as short and long-term goals. Under his leadership, SemanticBits became an industry leading remote-first innovative pure-play provider of agile-at-scale software development and digital transformation services to the US federal healthcare community. As a business development lead, he was responsible for winning several high profile contracts worth over $700M across large federal health agencies such as CMS, NIH, FDA etc. Ram successfully led the M&A process and was responsible for acquisition of SemanticBits by ICF in July 2022. Ram holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

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Ramakanth Peechara

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Ramakanth Peechara is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of diverse business experience across multiple domains. His professional journey has spanned various fields, showcasing his versatility and expertise. In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Ramakanth is deeply committed to non-profit initiatives focused on education and raising awareness, demonstrating his dedication to making a positive impact on society.

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Ravi Puli

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A self-made, first-generation entrepreneur, Founder, President, and CEO of International Solutions Group, (ISG) an award-winning technology services firm, Ravi has over 30 years of experience in the tech space. Ravi is passionate about seeking resources and opportunities to empower businesses and individuals in reaching their full potential.

Ravi's achievements are a testament to his unwavering dedication and commitment. Ravi’s achievements speak volumes about his commitment and dedication. 
He has been honored the below Achievements professionally -

  • The fastest growing company by Inc.500, Deloitte Fast 50, Deloitte Fast 500, Deloitte's Diversity Award and Smart CEO Magazine

  • Invited to the closing bell ceremony at NASDAQ

  • Jewel of Asia, by Asian American Chamber of Commerce in 2023.

He has been felicitated in the space of Philanthropy and he has won the below accolades-

  • Organized chartered flight to bring 250 stranded Indians back to India during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 from USA

  • TAL Hero award by Touch a Life Foundation in 2022

  • NRI of the year 2022

  • Gandhi Seva Puraskar by Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas

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Satya Akula

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Satya Akula exited two GovCon companies - AC Technologies, Inc and Amyx, Inc as the Founder and CEO. He grew both companies in value providing the best services to help War Fighters and Citizens. Both companies were on the list of fastest growing companies for several years. Akula was the finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year award as the CEO of both companies. He served on the Board and the President of TiE-DC from 2008-2012. He has been mentoring budding entrepreneurs in the local area formally and informally and nonprofits for the last several years. He currently serves as board of advisor on a few organizations.

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Sandesh Sharda

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Mr. Sandesh Sharda is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist who successfully exited his Gov Con Business in March 2023. Mr. Sandesh Sharda was the President and Owner of Miracle Systems a Gov Con Contractor in the Washington DC Area. During his 19+ years tenure as Founder at Miracle Systems, Miracle won over $2.6 billion in Federal Government Contracts supporting agencies such as the DHS, Department of State and Department of Defense. As a successful 8a graduated firm, Mr. Sharda brings key insight into how to build a successful 8a/Small business, leverage the various government program for growing the business. Mr. Sharda is an MBA from London and a graduate from Mumbai University securing top ranking. Mr. Sharda also runs multiple Non-Profit organizations and is currently building Senior Citizen Homes for over 150 residents in Indore India.

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Shankar Iyer

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Transformative, entrepreneurial C-suite executive and business builder. Creator of shareholder value and accelerator of P&L performance via strategic innovation and pioneering digital transformation and data modernization tools in the global management consulting field.

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Sudhir Raju

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Sudhir is President at CTIS Inc., providing leadership on delivery, technology and operations. Committed to advancing health and IT industry through innovative solutions and services. Leads as Principal Investigator for mission critical $100+ million project for National Cancer Institute to improve efficiency of clinical trials. Recipient of several awards from NIH and NCI Directors. MBA from Cornell, Bachelor’s from IIT Kharagpur.

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Sukumar Iyer

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Sukumar Iyer is the founder, Executive Chairman, and CEO of Brillient Corporation, a mid-tier Government Contractor. He has more than 28 years’ experience in management consulting, information technology and software at companies such as Accenture, with Fortune 100 clients and federal agency clients. In 2021, Sukumar was named as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalist. In 2022, Sukumar was named as winner of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce GovCon Executive of the Year Award ($75-$300M).
Sukumar graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Akron. He holds a private pilot’s license with an instrument rating and has a variety of hobbies.

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Sumeet Luthra

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President and CEO of Constellation Inc. 

Mr. Luthra has over 20 years of extensive professional experience supporting mission critical programs and providing program management assistance to the senior executives of the U.S. federal government. Mr. Luthra is an entrepreneur and an expert in the area of information systems design and development, portfolio control, financial management and enterprise architecture. His expertise lies in the strategic design, management and execution of large mission systems, financial and performance metrics, and goal based enterprise reengineering. Mr. Luthra graduated from the National Institute of Technology with Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering; from University of Maryland with a Masters in Computer Science; and from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, with a Masters in Business Administration.

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Sundar Vaidyanathan

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Sundar Vaidyanathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Karsun Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for overall strategic direction of the company, developing and executing long-term strategies, and driving business results. Prior to founding Karsun, he held leadership roles at Unisys Corporation and KPMG Consulting. Sundar is active in the federal IT community and has served on the boards for ACT-IAC and CEG Alumni Association of North America.

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Suresh Chappidi

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Suresh Chappidi, PMP A-CSM CCIM, is the Founder, CEO & President of WorldVision Technologies, President & CEO of SC Codeworks, SC Fremont Real estate Holdings, and CEO of MYAR Lonestar Solutions, LLC. Also, Secretary of JNTUH USA Alumni Association a non-profit 501 C(3) organization.

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Vikrant Binjrajka

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Vikrant is a the co-founder and CTO of INADEV Corporation. INADEV is an IT services provider focused on Data Science, Fraud Prevention, Codeless Automation and Identity Intelligence. The company has a staff of over 500 and growing, is headquartered is McLean and has offices is several major cities across India. Vikrant has worked in the industry for over 27 years and has multiple patents to his name. He has a Master's from Purdue and the Bachelor's from Manipal. He is an avid reader and knowledge seeker.

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