Founding Patron - Kakatiya Sandbox, Founder and Former CEO - Sierra Atlantic
Raju is the Founder of Sierra Atlantic, a company that grew to be the best-in-class global services company over a period of 17 years. Under his leadership, Sierra Atlantic grew from a startup to having over 2400 employees with operations in several countries. It has been consistently ranked amongst the best managed companies including the top 75 most admired companies in Silicon Valley, Top 25 great places to work in India and Top 10 best employers in South China.
Sierra Atlantic was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in December 2010 and it is the largest ever acquisition by Hitachi Consulting to date. Prior to founding Sierra Atlantic in 1993, Raju spent 10 years at Intel in software development, marketing, and general management. During his time at Intel, he championed Intel's Software Partner Program for the first-generation Pentium processor, and built strong relationships with industry leaders Microsoft and IBM.
Raju currently serves on the board of Hitachi Consulting. He is also active in not-for-profit initiatives and is currently a member of the BITS Pilani Board of Directors, a Charter member of TiE Silicon Valley, and serves on the Board of India community center. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Puente, a Wharton School non-profit program which helped underprivileged communities worldwide gain access to technology. He also co-founded SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) in 1987. Raju holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.