Jai is a serial entrepreneur, continuing to seek and tap business opportunities in the US and India. In the US for the past 26 years, he has a strong understanding of both US and Indian business environments and cultures as well as a deep international business network, both in government as well as industry. Previously, Jai founded Concept Software in Blacksburg VA, a software services company he sold in 1999; co-founded Installation Included, Inc. and helped raise over $20M for it; engineered the acquisition of Metamor Enterprise Solutions, Inc. from PSINet; and was a partner of Milestone Equity Partners. He currently serves as a member of the management team of Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC a rapidly growing federal services and software products company he helped establish and which has been on the INC5000 list of America’s fastest growing businesses for 4 years running. He also serves on the board of Saboo Coatings Ltd, one of the leading specialty industrial coatings companies in India and Kamla Retail Ltd. the parent company of Ethos and Ethos Summit Watch Studios, India’s leading retail chain for luxury watches. Jai is an angel investor in multiple ventures including Druvaa, TaxSpanner, Vayavya Labs and HashCube.
Jai has been a Charter Member of TIE-DC since 2009 and in the past has served multiple times on the Board of Directors for TIE-DC. He is one of the early members of the Indian Angel Network, India’s largest angel investor network. Jai is an active supporter for a number of charities including Rotary International’s PolioPlus program, Akshaya Patra Foundation and Pratham. An MBA alumnus of the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Jai also completed an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and was honored by the University as a distinguished alumnus. Jai is also an alumnus and continuing Fellow of the Wharton School at Penn State and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Foundation.