I started my career as a Java Developer in the year 1999 and after working for a couple of years, got an opportunity to run the show at an IT product development company focusing on the IT certifications and Skill Assessment systems (Whizlabs Software). The founders of the company, who were Alumni of IIT Delhi, decided to move on with their careers and wanted to exit from the venture. My job was to sustain the business for few quarters, until they found a strategic investor.
As things turned out, the revenue doubled within the first quarter, and the founders changed their mind about exiting, and together we all aligned ourselves towards taking the company forward and creating a Global Product Development company. During the course of work, I had an opportunity to serve customers such as Infosys, Cisco and Accenture, among others. It made me realize that I had a passion for client servicing, and there was no looking back after that. When I decided to move on, the company was valued at just over 1M USD.
I then joined a leading IT services company in Noida(2006) and pursued my passion for Client Servicing and Delivery as Vice President, Software Delivery. I got the opportunity to manage multi-million dollar accounts and a team of over 250 highly enthusiastic technical guys. After 3 years in the role, I felt that I had hit a saturation point and decided to do something more challenging with my life by entering into the unknown territory of Entrepreneurship that too when the rest of the world was in the middle of a global financial crisis. Coming from a traditional Brahmin family, where a government job is considered the safe and best option, this was a big step for me to take, but with the support of my family and some friends, I decided to go ahead and started my venture TechAhead.
It has been two fulfilling years since.