Four years ago, Raj Ananthanpillai was named Chief Executive Officer of InfoZen, Inc., a multi-million dollar IT services provider specializing in enterprise e-solutions, risk and data management solutions, and enterprise infrastructure management for both public and private sector organizations. In the following Q&A Ananthanpillai talks about his vision for his company “” it has in excess of $150 million in contract backlog, with the goal of becoming a $250 million company in the next five years. Plus, Ananthanpillai explains why he’s passionate about mentoring emerging companies in the area.
Tell us about your company and what you do.
Raj Ananthanpillai: InfoZen provides IT and engineering solutions to the public and private sectors and has been doing so for more than 12 years. Currently, most of our business is in the public sector. In addition to our core services, InfoZen has a leading edge software platform for credentialing and risk management for national security-sensitive and related applications. This platform is currently in use with a large agency of the federal government. Our primary focus is risk screening and management as it pertains to national security, intelligence and law enforcement.
What is your approximate revenue and number of employees?
Raj Ananthanpillai: As a private company we do not disclose our financials. However, our 2007 revenues were between $25-$50 million, with more than 150 employees. Our average growth per year for the past 4 years has been around 65 percent and we expect to continue to grow steadily for the next several years.