Anil Kumar started his career in the Xerox corporate world where the dynamic of the organization exposed him to all aspects of business and field operations. Subsequently, he moved over to a global consumer goods and appliance firm. During his five years there, he consistently exceeded performance standards. The results and achievement-oriented effort merited additional responsibility, both in complexity and size. Eventually this success attracted head hunters keen to developing outside opportunities.
During the early to mid-90’s, Anil joined a small software consulting firm based out of Detroit, Michigan. As part of the executive management team, he helped drive and shape the company’s triple digit growth into a publicly-held enterprise. Having experienced the depth and breadth of exponential growth as an active participant, Anil was prime to plunge into the world of entrepreneurship.
Like most entrepreneurs, Anil encountered failure early in his journey. He had absorbed key learnings from his previous work experiences and, together with a partner, co-founded his own ERP consulting firm. Despite his acute eye for the potential of business, Anil was unaware of the hidden agendas of a few short-sighted partners. As disappointing and humbling as that failure may have been, the learning curve was substantial in shaping Anil as a versatile, determined entrepreneur.
Unabashed by the blindside and the disbanding of his first firm, Anil went on to cofound two new firms in 1999. The first is known as Fieldglass, a service procurement SAAS based company. The second is Quinnox. Under Anil’s guidance, Quinnox has built a reputation for outstanding delivery of its IT lifecycle solutions, organizational agility, and relationship management. The company today includes over 1400 employees worldwide serving Fortune 200 clients in financial services, retail, and manufacturing, as well as a strong presence in mobility and cloud services.
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