e4e Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of senior, seasoned, and accomplished individuals whose knowledge and vast experiences helps direct the strategic course for the Company.
K.B. Chandrasekhar ("Chandra") is the Co-founder and Chairman of e4e Inc. In addition to his leadership role in e4e, Chandra is also a Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Jamcracker, Inc., an on-demand Software Company. Serving since 1998 on the Board of Directors for Aztec Software and Technology Services Limited, a publicly traded company on the Bombay Stock Exchange, Chandra was appointed Chairman in 2004. He is actively involved in assisting entrepreneurs and is currently associated with more than 20 projects in which he has invested.
In 1994, Chandra identified the potential of the Internet and founded Exodus Communications. The company went public in March of 1998 in one of the most successful IPO's of 1998, and in 1999 Chandra was honored as the Ernst & Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year.
Seeing the need for research and development in the areas of information sciences and life sciences, the AU-KBC Research Centre (Anna University - K.B. Chandrasekhar Research Centre) was set up in 1999 at the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) campus of Anna University, as a collaborative venture between Anna University, Chennai (Madras), and the K.B. Chandrasekhar Family Foundation.
Chandra started his first entrepreneurial venture in 1992 with Fouress, Inc., a network software design and development firm with clients including Sun Microsystems, Adaptec, Toshiba, and Lockheed. Within two years, Fouress was a highly profitable company with sales of $1 million per year.
n 1990, Chandra moved to the United States as country manager for Rolta India, Ltd., where he was responsible for business development, marketing, and software consulting services. Chandra began his career in 1983 at Wipro, an Indian information technology company, as a customer support engineer. During his seven years with the company, he advanced through various sales, marketing, and support functions including building highly available networks for satellite applications and managing marketing for its European clients.
handra was born and raised in Chennai, India and holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Anna University.
Bill Melton has been an entrepreneur and investor in the high-tech industry for over 30 years. He founded VeriFone, Inc., the transaction automation company that made credit authorization terminals ubiquitous on retail merchant counters in 1981. From 1991 to 1999, Bill was an early investor in and board member of America Online. Additionally, Bill was the initial funder of Transaction Network Systems (TNS), founder and CEO of CyberCash, and an initial funder of other high tech companies including Prio (sold to Infospace Inc.) and Maxager Technology. Bill is currently an active investor and board member of several early stage venture capital companies. He holds a Master's degree in Asian Studies and Chinese philosophy.
Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives at SAP
eporting to SAP's President of Global Customer Operations, serves as a proxy for the President where needed and drives strategic programs and partnerships focused on accelerating customer value and innovation. Recently launched SAP's Sports and Entertainment industry globally delivering innovative industry solutions and providing a platform to showcase SAP's Brand on the worlds biggest stage. Customers included the NFL, NBA, NHL, WTA, German National Soccer Team, McLaren, 49ers, Yankees and many others.
reviously, Steve was CEO of Axon Americas where he drove 48% year-over-year growth and completed 2 acquisitions prior to a successful cash exit in 2008. Prior to Axon, Steve was successful in multiple executive roles at SAP including SVP, Americas Ecosystem and President, SAP Public Services. Steve currently serves on the board of e4e, Alchemy Global and Towson University. He is active in multiple charities including the Fisher House Foundation, Els for Autism and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Vijay has successfully served as an entrepreneur, investor, and operator. His passion is in crafting and executing innovative and highly lucrative business models in unmet markets and industries. Vijay thrives around scrappy entrepreneurs and has a strong bias for upending stodgy industries.
As an Entrepreneur, Vijay founded konciergeMD with one audacious goal: to harness the power of modern web and mobile technology to improve the doctor-patient relationship. As its CEO, he developed the company’s product roadmap, go-to-market strategy, and financial plans. By leveraging his personal network, Vijay raised financing from highly accomplished entrepreneurs, technologists, and healthcare operators. He recruited a hyper-polyglot team that wrote beautiful and highly scalable software. konciergeMD scaled across the country to numerous physician offices and their patients/families. In 2014, konciergeMD was successfully acquired by Accolade Inc.; a leading healthcare company with over 600 employees serving large self-insured employers. Until recently, Vijay served as Executive Vice President at Accolade heading the company’s strategy and corporate development functions.
As an Investor, Vijay served as a General Partner at GIV Ventures. Founded by luminary entrepreneur and VeriFone founder, Bill Melton, GIV was capitalized at $240M. At GIV, Vijay contributed towards building companies in enterprise software, digital media, mobile payments, and IT-enabled services companies. GIV’s investments include AOL, PayPal, Cvent, VeriFone, TNSI, Sina.com, and other leading tech companies. As part of his portfolio of companies, Vijay helped build Cvent (CVT), e4e, TraceGains, and Tarang Technologies. Vijay served his portfolio of companies by helping recruit top talent, working on sales and corporate development projects, and assisting with fund raising.
s an Operator, Vijay served as Vice President of Corporate Development for SAP AG where he identified and structured several new business development programs, minority investments, and strategic partnerships, which resulted in explosive revenue growth for SAP. Prior to SAP, Vijay worked in the Corporate Development Group at Intelsat Corporation and as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Investment Banking.
Vijay holds an MBA in Operations Management, Private Equity and Entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Rochester. Vijay is a competitive squash player and was nationally ranked during his college years. Vijay resides in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Bhaskar Menon is the CEO & President of e4e Inc. and is based in New York, NY. Bhaskar is a seasoned senior executive with over three decades of experience with global multi-nationals, including MphasiS Corp., Citibank and Merrill Lynch. He has worked in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the United States in Information Technology & Business Process Management, Internet Technologies & E-Commerce, International Private Banking & Asset Management and in Global Capital Markets. He has also worked with Venture Capital and Private Equity firms. Bhaskar was the co-founding team member and investor of MphasiS Corp., where he has played key executive roles including that of COO, Global Head of Sales & Marketing and ultimately as President of BPM until 2006. MphasiS was the seventh largest publicly listed Indian IT & BPM Company prior to its acquisition by EDS in 2006 for a market capitalization of approx. US$750 million.
Dr. Sridhar Mitta, co-founder of e4e India brings extraordinary technological and strategic depth to e4e. His ability to see the big picture and to help others identify and understand strategic issues, is at the heart of his own success, and key to the success of those he assists.
For over 30 years, Sridhar has been an internationally recognized expert in the management of Research and Development in Information Technology. He was the founder and CEO of Santa Clara, California based EnThink Inc. an intellectual property design and licensing start-up for semiconductor building blocks for Internet Appliances. He was involved with Wipro Limited since its inception in 1980 and played a key role in Wipro achieving technology leadership. As its Chief Technology Officer and the head of Wipro's Global R&D he spearheaded strategies which transformed the captive business unit into a profit center. He pioneered global delivery of outsourced product development services to technology majors such as Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies, and Sun Microsystems. Wipro became the highest valued company in India during his tenure. Sridhar began his career with Electronics Corporation of India, Ltd., where he was responsible for the development of computer systems for defense and space applications. He serves on the Board of several companies in the United States and India.
Sridhar holds a PhD and MS from Oklahoma State University; an MS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur; and an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Communication Engineering from Andhra University, India. He is a senior member of IEEE and Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering.