Raju Reddy, Founding Patron, Kakatiya Sandbox

Raju Reddy, Founding Patron, Kakatiya Sandbox

Founding Patron, Kakatiya Sandbox

Raju is the Founding Patron of Kakatiya Sandbox. He is also the Founder and former 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 worldwide and was consistently ranked among 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 and it is the largest ever acquisition by Hitachi Consulting to date. Prior to founding Sierra Atlantic in 1993, Raju spent 10 years at Intel in software development, marketing, and general management. Raju enjoys working with young entrepreneurs and mentoring to build great companies. He currently serves on the board of Hitachi Payment Services, Grey Orange, EspressoLogic and Seclore; and previously served on the board of Hitachi Consulting, RedBus (acquired by Naspers) and Cognovision (acquired by Intel).

Raju is active in not-for-profit initiatives and previously served as the Chairman of BITSAA Intl, the alumni body of BITS Pilani, India’s #1 private university. Raju is the Co-President and serves on the Board of India community center in Milpitas, CA. He also co-founded SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) in 1987. Raju holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.