Sudhir M. Parikh, M.D., is one of the most honored Indian Americans. Topping the honors is the 2010 Padma Shri conferred by the President of India, Prathibha Patil. With this award, Dr. Parikh has become the only Indian American to receive all three of the most prestigious awards – The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the PravasiBharatiyaSamman and the Padma Shri. In March 2012, recognizing his philanthropic contributions, Dr. Parikh has been nominated as Knight of the Ecumenical Hospitaller Order of St. John Knights of Malta. He is the recipent of the 2006 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, bestowed on non-resident Indians by the Indian government. The U.S. Congress recognized this honor with a mention in the Congressional Record.
Mr. Kenneth Cutshaw is an accomplished globalist assuming career leadership assignments in business, law, hospitality, academia and government. Cutshaw has functioned in leadership positions from the C-suite to the Boardroom to Operations to unit level Management. Cutshaw has served as CEO/ President of companies in several industries including global legal markets and restaurant groups. He serves on the Board of a global technology group doing business in 50 countries.
Kumar Allady is an Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO. Smart-Infrastructure Group is comprised of RADISE International, a geotechnical engineering and materials testing services firm; Smart Structures, a sensor-based IoT (Internet of Things) firm; AFT, Applied Foundation Testing a deep foundation specialty testing firm. Smart- Infrastructure Group Employs 130+ people and has 7 locations in the state of Florida, 1 location in North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii and Hyderabad (INDIA).
Dr. Annapurna Bhat. M.D., known as Anu Bhat is a physician with super specialty in Rheumatology. She is a graduate of KMC, Manipal India, with Internal medicine from Downstate Med NY and Rheumatology fellowship from Emory University, Atlanta GA, practicing in Stockbridge, GA. She was awarded Top Georgia Rheumatologist in 2018.
Dr. Anu Bhat has been involved in multitude charitable organizations as donor, sponsor of causes impacting education, women, orphans, and abused children and women, in addition to promoting cultural activities. Some examples of organizations that she has contributed in Atlanta, include Heaven house, A Friends house Inc, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Clayton State University, Kennesaw state University, The Raksha Foundation. Ekal Vidyalaya, Habitat for humanity, AIM for Seva, Nrupathunga Kannada Koota , Arts Clayton, Hands of Hope , Good Shepherd clinic and others. Her contributions to multiple cultural and charitable activities in GA, FL and India, have positively impacted and influenced lives and hopes of thousands of people. She received numerous awards including Shakti Award,2019.
Shankar Rachakonda has over 30 years of experience in Management
Consulting, Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Software Development
and related areas. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Radiant
Digital, a Washington DC Metro based provider of digital transformation delivery
services. In his role he is responsible for setting the company’s strategy and
growth agenda in key delivery areas of digital transformation to both commercial
and federal customers. He also focuses on expanding the company’s operations
in North America, India, and the Caribbean, both organically and through
Narasimhulu Neelagaru, MD(known widely as "Dr.Neel") is an eminent physician and successful Indian American banker, businessman and philanthropist. Known as a pillar of multiple Georgia communities, he is recognized for innovating finance and partnering with community members, especially for populations often disadvantaged by common lending institutions.
Dr. Neelagaru is the Founding Chairman and owner of one of the most successful banks in the country, Quantum National bank of Georgia. At the end of 2020, Quantum Bank boasts $640 million in assets and is ranked as the fourth most profitable bank among 4,619 U.S. banks in the $100 million to $3 billion asset category. Dr. Neelagaru and his family trust own 99.9%.
Dr. Subrahmanya Bhat M.D., is a Pulmonologist, practicing in Stockridge, GA. A compassionate doctor with 30+ years of experience as a Pulmonologist, Critical Care and lnternal Medicine Specialist licensed to serve in the States of Georgia, New York and Florida, and a Philanthropist known for his commitment dedication for his community service through multiple organizations.
Dr. Subra Bhat is a graduate of Calicut Medical College India, a gold medalist, did his residency in Internal Medicine at Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, State University of New York and Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine at Health Science Center of New York, Brooklyn, NY.
Ravishankar “Ravi” Bhooplapur, a tireless Philanthropist & World Traveler. He initially served in the financial industry as an Insurance agent, manager and funded a successful insurance brokerage company Vision Financial Services in 1997. In 2009, he decided to expand into Education and start a Medical University in Aruba. Today, the institution is known as Xavier University School of Medicine. Xavier’s mission is to fill the shortage of physicians in North America. “Ravi” currently serves as the President of Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba and is responsible for Pre Medical programs in Jordan, Palestine, Ghana, India, and in Turkey.
Mr. KV Kumar is the Chairman of KMF Investment Group, LLC., and Managing Partner at Star, McLaughlin, Kumar & Ackerman, LLC
He is the epitome of volunteerism and community service. For more than 50 years KV has been known and respected for his 150,000+ hours or more than 17 years of volunteer work. He continues to serve and mentor the small businesses, entrepreneurs, people with brain injury, youth and community organizations and individuals in need of help.
KV is the only Indian American to serve six U.S. Presidents from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump. He has also served four Governors, many Members of Congress-Senate and Mayors.
Mr. Appen Menon, Esq. is a corporate attorney and a partner at Condon & Forsyth LLP, a law firm based in New York. He has been practicing corporate and banking laws for over 28 years. He has been actively associated with organizations that promote trade and commerce between United States and India. Appen Menon was an advisory member of the US Trade Mission organized by the US Department of Commerce in 2007. Previously, he was a Director and General Counsel of US Indian American Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is associated with a number of for-profit and non-profit corporations. He advices various corporations and banks on legal matters.
Mr. Falcao is an accomplished executive with over twenty years of experience in the telecom industry. Glenn is a prior venture partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing top-tier private equity experience to the Venturepreneur team. As a Venture Partner of Venturepreneur Partners, Glenn focuses on creating and identifying investments in the communications sector.
He was most recently the Executive Vice President at Corvis Corporation, where he was a member of the executive team that took the company public raising over one billion dollars and achieving a market capitalization of over thirty billion dollars. Corvis’ IPO was one of the most successful in the telecom sector in 2000.