Raju Reddy

Founder and CEO, Sierra Atlantic

Raju Reddy is the Founder and CEO of Sierra Atlantic, a company that grew to be a best-in-class global services company over a period of 17 years. Under his leadership, Sierra Atlantic grew from a startup to over 2,400 employees with operations in several countries and was consistently ranked amongst the best managed companies including the top 75 most admired companies in Silicon Valley, Top 25 great places to work in India and Top 10 best employers in South China. Sierra Atlantic was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in December 2010, its largest acquisition to date. Prior to founding Sierra Atlantic in 1993, Mr. Reddy  spent 10 years at Intel in software development, marketing, and general management. He currently serves on the boards of Hitachi Consulting; RedBus; and GharPay, a fast growing consumer internet company based in India. Raju is active in not-for-profit initiatives and is currently Chairman of BITSAA Intl, the alumni body of BITS Pilani, India’s top-ranked private university. He enjoys working with young entrepreneurs in a mentorship role and was instrumental in starting the TiE Chapter in Hyderabad. Mr. Reddy also serves on the board of the India Community Center in Milpitas, CA. He previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Puente, a Wharton School non-profit program which helped underprivileged communities worldwide gain access to technology. In November 2011, Raju was awarded the Pratham USA Glory of India award for entrepreneurship and philanthropy. He also co-founded SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) in 1987. Mr. Reddy holds a Bachelor’s in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani and a Master’s in computer science from Virginia Tech.