Phani Nagarjuna is a successful high-tech entrepreneur, executive and investor. He has held virtually every C-Suite role at marquee venture/private equity-backed firms. He has expertise in launching successful software products, opening global markets, and scaling organizations from zero to multi-million dollars in revenues. Phani has been instrumental in unlocking billions of dollars in shareholder value while spearheading accelerated digital transformation of stagnant business models.
As a founder/founding executive, Phani has led three different software startups through successful exits. His most recent firm Nuevora, a top-10 Big Data Analytics firm merged with Sutherland, a TPG backed company in 2016. Earlier at OneCommand, Phani built the auto-retail industry’s first customer loyalty SaaS platform, made strategic acquisitions, enlisted the company to Inc. 500, and attained #1 market share. Early on, Phani held product leadership roles at Siebel Systems.
Nagarjuna is a recognized expert on Big Data analytics/AI, often quoted in major publications, has written for Forbes, and has advised Fortune 1000 executives on next-generation digital transformation initiatives. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has guest lectured at UC Santa Barbara. He is currently the President of the HBS Alumni Club of Northern California and serves on its board. Phani has an MBA from Harvard, an MS from University of Cincinnati, and a BS from Osmania University.