Digilent Consulting, Founder and Managing Director
Mr. Raj is a serial entrepreneur and investor who has stood-up, managed and turned-around companies and projects (up to $500MM) by being a trusted advisor and partner to C-level executives and leveraging his 20+ years of professional experience.
Mr. Raj is the founder and a Managing Director of Digilent Consulting (and its affiliated companies), an award-winning, fast-growing Digital Services Consulting firm. Mr. Raj leads the company's consulting practice areas: Business Management Consulting, Professional (Digital) Services (including Emerging Technology, Digital Transformation and Systems Integration Consulting) and IT VAR (Value Added Reseller) practice, helping clients align and leverage technology to reach their business/mission goals.
Mr. Raj is also a founding principal investor in a Private Equity investment firm whose portfolio of companies and real estate Assets Under Management (AUM) exceed $125MM.
Prior to founding Digilent Consulting, Vinny was a Senior Manager with BearingPoint (formerly KPMG Consulting) assisting government (federal and state) and commercial clients with CIO Advisory Services (Program/Project and Portfolio Management (PPM)).
Professionally, Vinny started his career working at ADAMMS Consulting Group, a technology supply-chain software and consulting start-up that experienced exponential growth (Inc 500) through two acquisitions and sale. This paved the way for Vinny to pursue investment banking (M&A) at Morgan Stanley before starting Online Web Software (A SaaS product company offering office productivity software). Vinny has been involved in starting, growing and selling multiple companies and continues to advise companies as a director or advisor (Proquire, ArchiTECHture Solutions, ExecuRental, About Objects, Swypegear, ViaNova, Counsilium, among others). Mr. Raj enjoys combining his experience, knowledge and passion for technology and business management by providing exceptional returns on investment and optimizing operational efficiency.
Academically, Mr. Raj completed his Advanced Executive Management Education (Executive MBA) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Additionally, Mr. Raj was conferred a Master's degree in Information Systems Management after completing his graduate work at Carnegie Mellon University. Vinny also holds a Bachelors’ Degree in MIS and Business Administration from Duquesne University. Mr. Raj is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) administered through the Project Management Institute
Personally, Vinny likes anything that goes fast and enjoys reading about the art of M&A. In his spare time, you can catch Vinny racing sports cars or his full carbon-fiber road-bike when he gets a chance. He also participates in various (self-inflicted) competitive exercise challenges (latest challenges include Spartan Race and Orange Theory Fitness), so he can keep his energy (and health) up for his family. Vinny is married to a wife who is a supermom that manages and balances a successful career as a Partner at a $12B+ Hedge Fund Investment Firm, and together, they have two young boys who share their parents passion for reading, traveling, gadgets and being outdoors.