Jai Shekhawat, Founder and former CEO, SAP Fieldglass

Jai Shekhawat, Founder and former CEO, SAP Fieldglass

Founder and former CEO, SAP Fieldglass

Jai Shekhawat is the Founder and former CEO of SAP Fieldglass, a cloud platform for the management of contingent labor and services. The platform is used in 180 countries in over 40 languages. He was the E&Y 2012 Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. Fieldglass was the Illinois 2014 PE Portfolio Company of the Year. The company was acquired by SAP in 2014.

Jai has been a consultant with McKinsey & Company, a former executive at Syntel and the co-founder of Quinnox.

Jai is a Trustee of the Field Museum of Chicago, serves on the Board of 1871 (Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital startups), on Governor Rauner’s Illinois Council for Innovation and is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago. He is an adviser to Starvest Partners, a New York based venture capital firm and serves as an Advisory Board Chairman for Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago. He currently serves on the Boards of Signal, Fleet Complete, Utopia, HealthEngine, Four Kites, SomruS, BlueCat Networks and OfficeLuv. He is a founding member of the Firestarter Fund, which mentors and invests in Chicago startups. He has previously served on the Mayor’s Council of Technology Advisers, the Technology Membership Committee of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Board of Tie-Midwest and the Board of MetroSquash.

Jai holds an MBA from Northwestern University a BS in BITS, Pilani.