Rajesh Mittal is the vice president of technology and co-founder of AmerIndia Technologies Inc., a premier IT consulting firm located in Plainsboro, NJ. AmerIndia has facilitated the design, development, and implementation of high-impact enterprise technology solutions for numerous Fortune and mid-sized businesses in its six years of existence. The company is a sponsor of the NY Tech Mixer Meetup and will be attending the Demo’s and Drinks event this Thursday at Gallery Bar. Learn more about the company by visiting www.AmerIndia.net.
So who are you guys and how did AmerIndia get started?
Well, both Arun, our President and co-founder, and I were part of the technology scene for years. His expertise was in global management– he drove business strategy through technology objectives. I was the geek – I was deeeep into technology.
We were friends and co-workers. And with our business and technology backgrounds, we decided to dabble in corporate training. We found out that we were really good at it. So, we decided to leverage the relationships we had established in training into a consulting business. With every turn from there we just kept our hands on the pulse of the tech industry and branched out as market needs proved evident.
What keeps you motivated?
Customer feedback and growth challenges…
What keeps you up at night?
Thoughts of my consultants out in the field: Are they properly trained? Did we equip them with the tools they need to adequately deliver on time, on budget? Are they eating foursquare meals? As corny as it sounds, I’m like a mother hen when it comes to my employees.
What would you consider to be a successful result for your company?
Happy Employees = Happy Clients (and top-rate project implementation) = Happy Me
What has been the most challenging aspect about building your startup so far? What has been the most rewarding?
The most challenging aspect of building our brand was gaining our first few clients. The most rewarding has been gaining positive feedback and referrals from those first few clients, which has kept us profitable for each of the six years we’ve been in business.
What advice would you give to other aspiring entrepreneurs?
What do you do for fun when not working on your company?
When not rolling around the living room with my six-month-old son – he’s really demanding (a real task master!) – I’m making my rounds at the various Bhangra parties going on in the area on any given weekend.
Lastly, with this being a Demos and Drinks event, what’s your drink of choice?
Well, Arun is our resident drink connoisseur, and he tells me scotch, single malt on the rocks, is the best, and I dare not say anything contrary. Smile.