Giridhar Gadhiraju – Group CEO, Venusgeo Solutions

Giridhar Gadhiraju serves as Group CEO of Venusgeo Solutions. He established Venusgeo in 2001 to offer the most technologically advanced products and services to its global client. Venusgeo optimizes and accelerates the digital business initiatives of its customers and enhancing their market share and profitability.

Gadhiraju has over two decades of experience in software development, business strategy, marketing and customer support. He has detailed knowledge of large data management systems, analytics, and hardware. He has used his skills to seamlessly connect applications, delivering cross platform hi-tech solutions for telecom and other global industries

Previously, Gadhiraju held senior software engineering and developer roles at leading IT companies. His background also includes incubation/acceleration and rural entrepreneur programs in the Ag/FoodTech, Ed/Clean Tech and Health/MedTech space. Gadhiraju spearheaded 7inQ, an educator/incubator for rural entrepreneurship and innovation. He has helped entrepreneurs with mentoring, evolving ideas, marketing, seed funding, revenue growth and exit strategies.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications from the University of Madras, India.

Jude Patrick - CEO, Venusgeo Solutions

Jude Patrick is the Co-Founder and CEO of Venusgeo. He has over two decades of experience as an Internet executive managing, managing mid to large sized organizations, product development, business operations, strategy, and innovations. His focus is providing NextGen IT solutions and services, including Biometrics, IOT & IIOT, Security, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to global businesses.

Jude has been a transformative senior executive and has a distinguished record of achievement helping businesses maximize revenue and market share in India, Europe and America. He has managed and delivered multi-million dollar projects across diverse vertical and service portfolios for companies such as Motorola, Sun Microsystems, British Airways and HCL Technologies.

Jude is a recognized thought leader in B2B and B2C, NextGen transformation. He has a distinguished record of customer engagement, helping them grow revenue and profit with market share acquisition. His experience spans startup, turnaround, and rapid-growth environments across a wide range of industries.

Sam Edwin - Co-Founder and CEO for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Venusgeo Solutions

Sam Edwin is a co-founder and CEO for Venusgeo EMEA. He brings more than two decades of experience in international talent acquisition and management as well as business operations and acquisition.

Sam was the head of talent acquisition and management for Blackstone Corporation, a $2 billion technology services company. He has extensive experience working with Fortune 50/500 companies including JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, FedEx, AIG, HP (DXC), Oracle etc. Edwin’s was previously led enterprises in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the USA.

Sam has a BA in Economics from Loyola College and a Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from the Madras School of Social Work. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Wilfred Rajkumar - Co-Founder & Chief Operations Officer

Wilfred Rajkumar is a Co-founder of Venusgeo and serves as its Chief Operations Officer. He is an accomplished leader, pioneering business transformation within the IT services industry across Canada and USA.

Wilfred has been a strategist leading IT teams and providing on-time, cost effective business solutions. His clients have included non-profits, banking, insurance and telecom companies across the US and Canada. He has been instrumental in developing new business initiatives. He holds an MBA and he lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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

Benedict is the head of Marketing & Sales, Venusgeo Solutions. He brings 20+ years of experience in IT. His role includes expanding markets, acquiring customers, forging partnership and alliances, as well as designing strategies to drive revenue growth, with go-to-market planning and execution.

Benedict has a strong background in solution selling, sales strategy and business consulting. He has successfully handled multiple projects, functions and critical activities in high-pressure environments, consistently delivering outstanding results for the clients.

Prior to Venusgeo, Benedict held senior positions at Manpower, Randstad, ABC Group, Maestros, handling regional P&L responsibilities. He is a specialist in new age technology and how it transforms the digital world. He holds a BA in English and a PGDMM, Marketing Management, from Loyola College. He also has a MA in Public Administration from the University of Madras. He lives in India.

Jason Jaworski - Head of Cyber Security, Venusgeo Solutions

A results-oriented technologist, subject matter expert in Cybersecurity started his career in the State Department where he was responsible for managing 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.

Prior to joining Venusgeo, Jason was heading projects in a Multi-National company where he brought his ideas to life with research and laboratory designs. His accomplishments were key to success within ICS and IoT projects. Built the Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) Protection Enclave that follows NIST 800-171 guidelines, one of the CUI accomplishments was identifying the monitoring gaps within the entire system. He mentored the development team/Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT)/Security Operations Center (SOC)/Threat Management Team (TMT) with the knowledge to close the monitoring gaps and reports.

Jason graduated with a Bachelor degree in IT with honors before completing his Master’s degree in Information Assurance from Capitol Technology University.