Rajesh Jog comes with a rich experience in private equity, investment banking and corporate policy-making and new business initiatives. Rajesh graduated with an advanced degree in Computer Science from Stony Brook in 1987 and joined AT&T Bell Labs and later pursued an advanced degree in Management from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Rajesh joined Bankers Trust in 1993 as an associate and technology specialist in the Global Merchant Banking practice. In 1994, Rajesh relocated to Mumbai and founded Gateway Capital, India’s pioneering investment and venture banking firm to the technology and media industries. In 1999, Rajesh co-founded eVentures India-a $190 m New Media and Technology venture company with investments from Softbank and News Corp. Apart from being a Managing Partner and CFO, Rajesh was the chief architect of the firm’s portfolio of 15 investments. Since the capping of eVentures India, Rajesh has returned to Waygate Capital. He serves on several company and public institution boards.
Suresh Madhuvarsu is a passionate product leader who enjoys everything about technology and software. He brings over 17 years of product management, design and development experience in Automotive, Utilities, Construction and Internet industries. Suresh totally believes in the mobile and digital led transformations and helps enterprises to increase their productivity with the help of his tech and product expertise. He spent a decade in building cloud platforms, mobile apps and brought scalability to several industries. He was part of three technology acquisitions and understands the M&A and integration process. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Cochin University, India and MBA in entrepreneurship and marketing from University of California, Davis. He is an author, blogs and tutorials on technology and products.
A P Rao
Mr. Rao is a Post Graduate from the Premier Management Institute for HR, XLRI with over 25 years of experience in Human Relations, Personnel Management, People Development, Talent Acquisition and Administration. His experience includes over 20 years of rich exposure in Human Resource Management in IT / ITES, at a Global Leadership position. He served as Senior Vice President – HR – HCL Technologies Ltd, Noida, India and Birlasoft Ltd as Global Head – Human Capital Management. His responsibilities include HR activities for over 13,000 employees across India, UK and US. He has both strategic and operational experience as a Global Head in HR positions having managed centers of excellence in: US, UK, Australia & India. He has M & A experience in US, UK, Australia, South Africa, Romania, France, Germany. He was also responsible for onsite locations in London, Melbourne, Sydney Australia and New Jersey / San Jose, USA.
Jonathan Wiesman is an industry veteran and leader in business development with over two decades of solid experience. He was instrumental in building and penetrating major accounts in addition to managing sales teams with a keen consultative sales approach. His experience in outsourcing, IT professional services and staffing sales and marketing led to proven successes in many verticals such as healthcare, government and state accounts including ADP, Mindteck, Astea International and Genesys Software Systems. He is a member of the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania and the Association of Contingency Planners. He lives in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Maryland where he wrestled for the Terrapins.
Dr. John C. Kozup
Dr. John Kozup is Associate Professor of Marketing at Villanova University and winner of the AMA Thomas C. Kinnear Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Research Award. Dr. Kozup served as Founding Director of the Villanova University Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research from 2004 through 2014 and currently serves as Director of the Institute for Business, Government & Culture (Rome/Malta). In addition to his role with Oxygen Ventures, Dr. Kozup is Director of Investar plc (Malta) a merchant banking and insurance group. He also serves as a Director of Equinox AIFM S.A.: a Luxembourg based company founded in 2001, which operates in the market as a management company for investment firms active in the Private Equity sector. As Director of Quadrilateral Advisory, Dr. Kozup contributes to a strategy consulting company focused on developing specialized knowledge, businesses and programs in the security arena. He also serves as director of Bridge Technology Capital, a U.S./UAE cross-border venture capital investment group. Since 2010, Dr. Kozup has served as the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Advertising.