From his early days growing up in India to his present day as CEO of Merger Tech Nitin Khanna has always focused on the essential and key elements of his success: innovation, philanthropy, creativity and entrepreneurship. When recently asked why he became an entrepreneur Nitin Khanna quickly answered by outlining the events which led to his current success. Nitin Khanna was born in 1971 in India.
Family of Entrepreneurs
Nitin Khanna credits much of his success as an entrepreneur as having come from the his family’s influence as entrepreneurs. Nitin Khanna was able to take part in many of his family’s entrepreneurial plans at an early age. Even before he left India to pursue his degrees in Industrial Engineering, he learned alot about how entrepreneurs plan and execute their ideas for a successful business from his family.
Move to United States and Education
His Father was an Army man, while his family was primarily made of entrepreneurs. He was exposed to the life of the entrepreneur from within his family. However he came to the United States to purse degrees in industrial engineering at Purdue University. While he obtained his undergraduate degrees he left Purdue Ph.D. program in Robotics in order to immerse himself in a business with his brother who had come over from India to join him.
Big Plans and Execution
Just as he had learned form his family and his Uncles to plan big so Nitin Khanna and his brother began their own software business. Saber Software grew tremendously from 1999-2009, until he sold Saber Software. DUring Saber Software’s growth he and his brother had developed a prototype and first interations of election software, which later went on to help government official win 21 States in the elections. After seeing the success that arose from their early efforts Nitin Khanna an his brother set their sights higher and executed another set of bold plans to develop software to help the other government agencies needing communication between citizens and their government: child care, child support, DMV systems, retirement systems.
Nitin Khanna and his brother sold Saber Software and Nitin Khanna turned his attention and his proclivity for execution into a new venture. While he began doing some Angel Investing he also became interested in helping young entrepreneurs develop their Mobile Technology Upstarts and this led to his founding Merger Tech, which had its sole purpose of assisting Mobile Technology startups develop into their full potential.
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Ashley Brasier is a key partner at Lightspeed Ventures her presence being integral to running of the firm. Besides offering financial solutions to individuals, SMEs, and established firms, Lightspeed Ventures also offers varying financial products to startups and growth companies.
Lightspeed Ventures was established in the year 2000 and has its headquarters in the West Coast. Lightspeed Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in debt financing for individuals and corporates. Some of Lightspeed Venture’s clients include SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and established corporations. Read more about Ashley Lightspeed at Forbes.
Ashley Brasier Educational and Professional Background.
Ashley Brasier earned her M.B.A. in Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Before being taking up a role at Lightspeed Ventures, Ashley has held different positions in various firms including two high-ranking roles in globally renowned firms; Bain & Company and Thumbtack.
While at Bain & Company, Ashley held the position of Senior Associate Consultant. Later, after existing Bain & Company, Ashley Brasier took up the position of Category Manager, a position she held at Thumbtack till 2016. While her roles at Thumbtack and Bain & Company are popularly acclaimed, Ashley has also played a significant role in the success of numerous startups while at Lightspeed Ventures.
Ashley Lightspeed Two Steps Ahead of The Curve
Ashley Lightspeed role at Lightspeed ventures has given her more insight into how increasingly competitive the world is becoming. While the number of tech startups is on the rise, Ashley is quick to note that there are a few promising ones that need nurturing and support for them to blossom.
By securing her position at a financing firm, it is accurate to say Ashley Lightspeed ‘ed her career. By often being in the right place and time, industry peers wish Ashley Brasier could predict the future of the tech industry in Ashley Lightspeed time.
Learn more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/06/lightspeed-hires-5-new-partners-from-slack-twitter-and-more/
The hotel industry is growing rapidly right now, and many people are interesting in it. There are many hotels and resorts being built not only in the United States, but in countries where the weather is tropical and the people are friendly. Guilherme Paulus is a very successful hotelier owning over 20 hotels and resorts.
Born in Brazil, started his career at a young age. Guilherme did not start his career in the hotel business, but at IBM as an intern. He is now the owner of GJP Hotels and Resorts CVC Brazil. Mr. Paulus got his start in the hotel business with a state deputy named Carlos Vicente Cerchiari. He wanted to create a tourist agency. Guilherme Paulus was willing to help in the business but did not have the capital to invest. He suggested that Carlos is the investor and Guilherme will do the work, thus CVC Brazil was born. The partnership lasted four years, and then Mr. Paulus carried on the business alone. More of Guilherme Paulus at Forbes.
Guilherme Paulus is a very optimistic person and starts each day with lots of gratitude. To stay on top of things, the successful hotelier writes down his weekly schedule. This keeps his life productive and organized. Another way the hotelier stays productive is to stay in touch with every part of his businesses. This means interacting with employees, traveling to the hotel and resort locations, and talk to customers to see if they are enjoying themselves.
When it comes to advice, Guilherme has plenty of it. The first piece of advice he would give his younger self. Listen to elders and ask for advice is what Paulus would tell his younger self. When it comes to helping others, the hotelier recommends to do what you love. Pay attention to your audience and customers. If you are not in tune with what they want then you will not be as successful. Guilherme Paulus likes to read in his spare time. One book her recommends is by Og Mandino called “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” The hotelier calls it a very inspiring book that really helped him with his entrepreneurship skills. It is a good read for people who like sales. Guilherme loves to use Google as his tool for research. Technology is only growing in time and Google is a worldwide library of information that anyone can use to enlighten themselves on any topic they choose.
Learn more: https://www.panrotas.com.br/hotelaria/investimentos/2018/08/guilherme-paulus-abrira-hotel-de-luxo-com-nova-bandeira-em-sp_158399.html
Clay Hutson is a music industry professional who works out of Nashville, Tennessee. He always does everything in his power to create stage shows that are an inner reflection of the artists and musicians he works for. Everyone who knows Hutson knows that he is the kind of guy to work all day and into the night to make the shows he provides a success. He came up with the idea for his company after working in the live entertainment and tour production industry for quite a few years. He took the chance to strike out on his own during a recession when the company he was working for was having problems.
On most days, Clay Hutson runs the floor for many different events. He serves many different musicians as a stage manager. He is currently working with Kid Rock and gets up very early in the morning to get started. He likes to go through the entire day’s schedule as well as conduct a walk-through at a venue before getting started with his work. He helps his crew to be more productive by knowing, ahead of time, how everything will need to be broken down after the show is over. Hutson is always focused on what needs to be done next so he can stay ahead of everything that needs to be done before it becomes an issue.
Clay Hutson has been interested in music since he was very young, and he studied at Central Michigan University, where he focused on theater design. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the school and eventually received his master’s degree in business administration while attending the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. During his years working in the music industry, he has served as a sound engineer, stage manager, and a project manager and has worked with many big names. Some of these have included Pink, Garbage, Kid Rock, and Kelly Clarkson. Clay Hutson has even worked with Billy Graham, when he traveled around with him and served as part of his sound team. Hutson is looking forward to many new opportunities and expects to help more musicians with their stage shows.