"Leveraging 21+ years of career experience, Bijal M. Jani is a corporate financier, private investor, and an attorney. As Founder & President of Jani Consultancy, Inc., Ms. Jani oversees the company's $145M enterprise value portfolio of clients engaged in global expansion, joint ventures, mergers, & exit strategy implementation. Collaborating with her core team and strategic partners, alternative sources of capital including debt financing, venture debt, and growth equity are sourced for early growth stage companies in the USA, India, & UAE. Ms. Jani has a Bachelor's degree in Public Accounting (Pace University), Juris Doctorate (Touro - Jacob Fuchsberg Law Center), Certification in Entrepreneurship Financing & Profitability Specialization (Univ. of Pennsylvania/Wharton), & Certification in Business Operations Financial Analysis (Harvard Business School Alliance). Ms. Jani is a proactive proponent of women's empowerment and diversity inclusion."
Mr Sudhakar Gande
Mr. Sudhakar Gande founded Lexicon Finance Ltd. Presently, Mr. Gande is Managing Director & CEO at Jupite
r Capital Pvt Ltd. He is also Co-Chairman-Aerospace & Air Defense Task Force at Federation of Indian Chambe
rs of Commerce & Industry and on the board of 10 other companies. In his past career Mr. Gande held
the position of Chairman for FICCI-Karnataka State Council and Managing Director at Global Trust Ba
nk Ltd. Sudhakar Gande received a graduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi, a
n MBA from Faculty of Management Studies and an undergraduate degree from University College of Engineering.
Mr. John Giannetti, Jr
Democrat, District 21, Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties
Member of Senate, January 8, 2003, to January 10, 2007. Member, Judicial Proceedings Committee, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2003-07; Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems, 2003-07; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 2003-07; Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2003-07; Article 27 (crimes & punishments) Revision Committee, 2003-08; Joint Oversight Committee on the Department of Juvenile Services, 2006-07. Member, Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-07; Maryland Legislative Sportsmen's Caucus, 2003-07. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, technology & interstate commerce committee).
Mr.Elisha B. Pulivarti
Mr. Pulivarti is the President and Chief Executive Officer for U.S. India SME Council, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) (6) organization that gives a voice to the business interest of Indian Americans. Our mission is to advocate, assist, support and represents and advance the economic goals and aspirations of Indian American business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. The SME Council is committed and dedicated to strives to do this through promoting issues that impact the Indian American business community, improving the economic development and economic impact of the Indian American community, enhancing community building, and fostering the next generation of Indian American entrepreneurs and CEO’s.
Ms. Gail Bassette
Ms. Gail Bassette served as a cabinet secretary of Department of General Services at the State of Maryland. She is an accomplished senior level executive and entrepreneur with over two decades of business management experience as a CEO and COO in both the public and private sector with key emphasis in strategy alignment, business expansion, contracting and procurement, supplier diversity, strategic sourcing, community engagement, compliance, program management, and process improvement. I have provided business development capacity building coaching and technical assistance to over 200 small and minority businesses nationwide. Highly analytical decision-maker and articulate communicator, capable of building collaborative relationships with key government and C-Suite decision makers. Work closely with federal, state, and local leaders to create jobs, grow the economy,
and create capacity in the small and minority business community.
Mr. Sanjay Deo
Mr. Sanjay Deo is President and Founder of 24By7Security, Inc., which specializes in Cybersecurity and Compliance services. The firm’s mission is to assist clients in building a defensible platform in the face of rising cybersecurity incidents and increased regulation and legal action. Clients represent the healthcare, financial services, media and entertainment, travel and cruise, industrial and government sectors. Relied upon by Board members and C-level executives for his expertise in cybersecurity and compliance, Sanjay also acts as "Breach Coach" when necessary and has negotiated on behalf of his clients to recover ransomed data.
Mr. Anthony Irudhayanathan
Mr. Anthony is the CEO of Zillion Technologies and is the thought leader Zillion’s value-added services and solutions. He has been in the IT industry for 25+ years and has been providing services to many Companies, Non-profit organizations, and the Federal, State and local Governments.
Mr. Anthony Irudhayanathan had a vision to create an organization that delivered extraordinary results to his customers through innovation and providing the best value. Zillion has grown to over 500 global employees. Anthony’s goal was to not only grow zillion, but to also help our customer’s business grow. Since starting over 18 years ago, Zillion has created over 1,00 net-new jobs by helping our customers grow across multiple domains. Anthony’s vision of innovation and value has been realized by over 100 Fortune 100 customers.
Mr. Bharat Patel
Mr. Bharat Patel is co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Sun Development & Management Corporation, Indianapolis, Indiana. His reputation, experience and knowledge of the hospitality business are well known to industry insiders, national franchise companies, hotel and construction lenders. A recognized expert in design, value engineering, hotel development, construction, operations, franchising and financial deal structuring, Mr. Patel's opinions and advice are highly regarded and widely sought by trade publications, business editors, lenders, and franchisors.
Ms. Keerthy Swamy
Successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, engineer, investor, social volunteer, & socialite. Originally from Bengaluru, married with 3 kids and lives in DC, USA since the past 30 years.
Mr. Ajay Sarin
Ajay Sarin, CEO AXISCADES Inc., is a business leader across Sales, Presales and Services. He has 30 years of experience Engineering Product and Services sales, General Management, Business Development, Channel and Alliance Development across international markets in Asia, Europe and US. He has managed independent P&L, large business assignments, handling diverse teams, transforming business on global level for growth and increased customer satisfaction.
Mr. Ronnie Gaiters
Director at MNCPPC department of parks and recreation (Retired)
Washington DC-Baltimore Area
Experienced Director Park Recreation with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Government, Fundraising, Community Outreach. Ronnie Gathers was named The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Director of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, MD, in 2007. Prior to that, he served as Acting Director and Deputy Director of Facility Operations for the department.
Mr. Maxwell S. Paul
Maxwell S. Paul is an alumni of Spicer Memorial College in Pune, India having completed his degree requirements in 1976 (now Spicer Adventist University).
His field of concentration was Accountancy, Business Management and Economics. Since his graduation 45 years ago, he has demonstrated strong, effective and progressive skills encompassing Setting & Reaching Goals, Creating & Implementing Procedures, Leading Teams by Example, Managing Finances, Budgeting, Internal Control Systems and Improving Systems.
As a successful and blessed visionary and entrepreneur, he is the president and owner of Clarion Hotel & Suites with a full service restaurant and lounge with a seating capacity of over 200 people. In addition, he is the CEO of family owned and operated assisted living facilities with several locations in Montgomery County. He credits God first and foremost for the success and then his close knit family for the support who live and work together. The loving and supportive family includes his wife, Juju of over 45 years, two sons, Nishant &Prashant and their wives, Pooja &Anshika and an adorable granddaughter, Preetika.
Here is how the senior pastor of the church he attends has portrayed him.
“I have known Maxwell since 1971 when we were students at Spicer Memorial College. As the Pastor of the church and with Maxwell Paul as one of the Elders we worked very closely in the formation and the progress of the Remnant Church. He is a great visionary and very goal oriented person. He is well read and well informed on various matters of interest to the church and business. He is very generous at heart and is sacrificial in giving to the church and also to people in need. He is also a team player and someone you can trust. His faith in God is very deep and he is one of the few that I have come across that is full of wisdom and very good in making convincing presentations to the board or to the committee that he is asked to serve. I have been immensely blessed by my association with him and it has certainly enhanced my ministry. He is always an asset to have him on your team.”