Vinod Gupta is the Chairman of Everest Group LLC in Omaha, Nebraska. He was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Infogroup, a technology company and started the Vinod Gupta Charitable Foundation.
Born in India back in 1946, Vinod Gupta had what most would call a humble beginning. In order to finance and education, Vinod joined up with the Air Force, where he served a term of three years. When he was finally out of the military, Vinod was able to go to school and further his education. After earning a technical degree from college in India, Vinod was able to further his education in the United States, earning a BMA from the University of Nebraska. Now, Vinod is a highly accomplished entrepreneur that helps others succeed as well.
One of the first companies that Vinod was able to work for after completing his education was the Commodore Corporation. This company was focused on creating mobile homes, though Vinod’s position was in marketing research. It didn’t take long before Vinod Gupta had an idea and he acted on it by taking out a 100 dollar loan from a bank in Nebraska and using it to get in touch with many other mobile home manufacturers to sell valuable organized marketing information that no companies had yet utilized. This investment turned out to be extremely profitable for Vinod and it allowed him to start up another company known as Business Research Services.
Whether it is because Vinod has memories of his childhood growing up in less than ideal conditions or he just has a kind heart, he has always chipped in and put his success to good use through philanthropy. He has donated to help the construction of new schools throughout India to help the youth build an education in safety and make something out of their lives. See Related Link for additional information.
The Vinod Gupta School of Management has also been started up in the United States to give students a valuable education in technology as well as management. Vinod remains an active donator to various charities around the globe, especially Women’s Education. Vino helped establish a school for women in India; Ram Rati Gupta Polytechnic, which gives opportunity to women to have access to quality education.