8 CEOs who transitioned from IT managers role to venture into their own initiatives in IT, healthcare, lifescience, and sports technology.
We came up with quite a few observations in terms of domains they ventured into, areas of expertise, and their overall experience.
None of these people have started their own businesses until they attained the experience bracket of 20 years. Interestingly, six out of nine have non-IT education backgrounds but they are operating in IT services domain.
Anoop James | Exp: 15+ | Entrepreneur and business leader with P&L management experience | Specialties: IT Infrastructure Development & Management, Sales Management in IT/ITes | LinkedIn: http://tinyurl.com/l8hgd29
Avdhesh Sharma | Exp: 13+ | Worked for Lazard (New York), Syven Global Services, & Synapse Communication | Involved in promoting online marketing & communication design activities | LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/avdheshs
Chinar Deshpande | Exp: 24 | Electrical Engineer from VJTI (Mumbai), MS (Computer Sc.) MBA from USA | Specialties: Implementation of large scale enterprise solutions like SAP IS Retail | LinkedIn: http://tinyurl.com/o2mv6q7
Pravin M | Exp: 10+ | Strategic and leadership abilities; hands on experience of IT | Familiar with global and local regulatory environment for investment | LinkedIn: http://tinyurl.com/o8yg8yc
Prashant Gupta | Exp: 20+ | Domains worked for: education, business development, IT, rural sector | Experienced in creating engaging multimedia content on Economics | LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/prashgupta
RamaKrishna Karolla | Exp: 15+ | Alumni of National Defence Academy & IIM, Bangalore | Expertise: Designing IT Infra, Business Process Engineering, Managing turnkey projects & Service delivery | LinkedIn http://in.linkedin.com/in/ramkinavy/en
Sajan Chandranath | Exp: 20+ | Expertise: Web App Development, Database Administration, Embedded Systems, Multimedia Animation, Project Management | Client/server and Relational database design | LinkedIn: http://tinyurl.com/qc3up5h
Vijay Shah | Exp: 25+ | Key skills: IT strategy planning, execution, monitoring and tracking | Believes in social services for betterment of common person and society | LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/vijaykshah
Arun Gupta | Exp: 25 + | 11+yrs in MNC software industry; 9 +yrs in manufacturing; 5 yrs in Indian School of Mines | Specialties: Designing, optimizing processes, technologies to drive business performance | LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/guptakarun
Experience and education of the eight CEOs who transitioned from IT managers’ role. Majority of them have non-IT backgrounds but are operating in IT services company.