Board of Directors
Arjun Bhagat was the President and Chief Executive Officer of R.M. Software India (Pvt.) Ltd (RMSI). Arjun was responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of RMSI, and was personally responsible for building strategic customer relationships and opening offices in the U.K., Belgium, Japan, Canada and Australia. As the CFO of Risk Management Inc., a venture funded (Bain Capital and Sutter Hill) company, he led the spin-off of RMSI, a software and BPO company focused on the GIS space. Starting with 5 employees, he grew the company to a 800 person operation with an additional network capacity of 500 seats. In 1999, he negotiated the sale of the company to DMGI, the technology investment arm of the Daily Mail Group out of the U.K. Arjun currently sits on the board of PipeIn, Inc. and on the advisory board of Yodlee, Inc. Mr. Bhagat received his MBA from UCLA in 1988, specializing in Finance and Marketing, and was a Riordian scholar, prior to that he earned a Bachelor’s in Engineering (B Tech) from IIT Delhi, India in 1982.
Madhu Vijayan is the President of Calibrated Healthcare Network. At Calibrated he pioneered the development of distributed services in healthcare for California’s Managed Care Services industry and assisted in the creation of a global delivery platform to cut costs while increasing the efficiency of patient care. Prior to Calibrated he was CEO of Oxelis Inc., an eCRM software company for which he holds a patent on the technology. Oxelis was backed by DFJ and Frank Biondi’s Waterview Advisors, LLP and was acquired by EDS (MphasiS). Prior to Oxelis, Mr. Vijayan founded the Pentad Group that focused on creating emerging market strategies for entertainment firms such as Universal Studios, Sony, and Landmark. He also played a key role in one of the earliest business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in the technology arena in India with RMSI, which was acquired by the Daily Mail Group of the U.K. Mr. Vijayan served on the Board of Directors of Midland Calibrated, LLC a joint venture with Midland Encore Capital Inc., a publicly traded company in the financial services sector, which was acquired by private equity firm J.C. Flowers & Co. He was also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of PatentMetrix Inc., a BPO in the intellectual property space, and served on the board of Maplewood Capital Partners, a venture capital investment group. Mr. Vijayan is on the Board of the International Foundation for Research and Education. In Los Angeles, he serves as a Senior Advisor at the USC Annenberg School of Communication. Mr. Vijayan has also served as a strategy advisor and consultant to the campaigns of several US political figures.
Anita Manwani is a highly regarded industry expert with over 20 years of experience in successfully managing various aspects of software businesses and setting up offshore operations in India. Anita was Vice President and General Manager, Global Sourcing for Agilent Technologies, where she was responsible for global procurement and Agilent’s operations in India. During her tenure at Agilent, she held a variety of executive positions and was responsible for Agilent’s strategy for building a presence in India. She was instrumental in setting up Agilent’s India operations in her capacity as the Chairman of the wholly owned subsidiary, Agilent Technologies International, Pvt. Ltd. She grew the organization to 1200 professionals providing software and hardware R&D, BPO and IT services to Agilent entities world wide. Prior to Agilent Technologies, Anita held management positions for over 15 years at Hewlett Packard. She successfully led software technology initiatives for enterprise and telecom markets. As head of HP’s India Software Operations, she defined the business model to the services from India to HP’s external customers. She has extensive experience in M&A, integrating divisions into HP and divesting businesses from Agilent. Prior to HP Anita worked at NASA, leading the development of distributed computing systems. Anita has published and spoken at various events and panels hosted by Universities and National Associations on Offshoring and Outsourcing. Anita holds a Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Chemistry, History, Marketing Management.