Giridhar Gadhiraju – Founder & Group CEO

A highly motivated individual with humble background, with over two decades of international experience in software product development, business strategy, marketing and customer support, slowly shifting gears with focus on incubation/acceleration and rural entrepreneur programs on Agri/FoodTech, Ed/Clean Tech and Health/MedTech.

Established Venusgeo in 2001, offering technology and product services, with over a decade of specific experience with large data management, analytics, hardware and ability to connect, delivering cross platform Hi-tech solutions for telecom and other global companies.

7inQ is a key Venusgeo initiative, which is the educator/incubator for rural entrepreneurship and innovation and empowers entrepreneurs to get to the top by aiding them with essential support, may it be mentoring, evolving ideas, marketing, seed funding, revenue growth and exit strategies. He’s done his Masters in Computer Applications.

Jude Patrick - Co-Founder & CEO

An Internet executive with over 22 years of experience, managing mid to large sized organizations, product development, business operations, strategy, and innovations. Transformative senior executive and digital thought leader with a distinguished record of achievement in positioning businesses for record revenue, profit, and market share growth.

Currently CEO at Venusgeo Solutions, a technology service and a product company, providing NextGen IT Solutions and services with primary focus in Mobility, Biometrics, Blockchain, IOT & IIOT, Security, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to Venusgeo, worked in various capacity in India, Europe and USA, managing and delivering multi million dollars projects across various vertical and service portfolios for clients British Airways Motorola and Sun Microsystems.

Recognized thought leader in the areas of B2B and B2C NextGen transformation, customer engagement and experience, revenue and profit growth, and market share acquisition. Experience spans start-up, turnarsound, and rapid-growth environments across a wide range of industries. Did his Physics and MBA graduate in India and lives in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

Sam Edwin - Co-Founder & CEO - EMEA

Sam has 18+ years of international talent acquisition and management, business operations and new business acquisition experience.

Last 6 years he was the head of talent acquisition and management for a $2 billion technology services company owned by Blackstone Corp based out of New York, NY. Extensive experience working for fortune 50/500 companies like, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, FedEx, AIG, HP (DXC), Oracle etc. He’s been head of companies in Asia pacific, Europe and the USA.

He’s done his Bachelors in Economics and Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Wilfred Rajkumar - Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

Accomplished leader, pioneering business transformation within the IT services industry across Canada and USA. Demonstrated ability to strategize, lead teams and provide on-time, cost effective business solutions. Enterprising and results-oriented with vision in development of new business initiatives. His experience in quality assurance and audit has given him an eye for detail and strive for perfection every single time. His ability to quickly establish rapport and build strong and sustainable relationships has resulted in client service excellence. He specializes in curating and nurturing global talent.

He has worked with many non-profits, banking, insurance and telecom clients across USA & Canada. He has completed his Masters in Business Administration and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Benedict Nirmal - Vice President, Marketing & Sales & Head Indian Operations

Benedict heads the Marketing & Sales function at Venusgeo. An astute sales professional with 20+ years of experience in Information Technology he is mandated with the task to expand markets, acquire customers, forge partnership and alliances, design strategies to drive revenue growth, go-to-market planning and execution.

He brings in strong experience in the areas of solution selling, sales strategy and business consulting with a track record of successfully handling multiple projects, functions and critical activities in a high-pressure environment and delivering outstanding results consistently.

Prior to Venusgeo he held responsible positions at Manpower, Randstad, ABC Group, Maestros, handling regions and P&L responsibilities. He has a great interest in new age technology and how they transform the digital world. Nirmal has done is Master’s in administration and lives in India.

Jason Jaworski - Head of Cyber Security

Jason started his career with The State Department in the field of security, governance and compliance for the consular affairs division while pursuing a master’s degree in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University.

After three years with The State Department where he was responsible for maintaining compliance and assurance for all of the systems, his role expanded to support multiple networks and major applications while successfully completing the certification and accreditation, SDLC, and RMF processes. He also upgraded his skills to cover critical information assurance disciplines, implementing security policies and procedures, and assuring all guidelines where followed per specifications within the infrastructure.

After his stint at The State Department, Jason worked for a leading MNC, to bring his ideas to life with research and laboratory work where his research was key for the ICS and IoT projects. As project head developing the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Protection Enclave that follows NIST 800-171 guidelines, one of the CUI accomplishments was identifing insider threats within the entire system. He guided the development team and Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)/Security Operations Center (SOC)/Threat Management Team (TMT) with the extra monitoring required for such activities. Jason graduated with a bachelor degree in honors, before starting his IT security career in Hawaii.