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Mahesh Rajasekharan

CEO, Cleo

Mahesh is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cleo, a global software company that delivers ecosystem integration software solutions to help companies discover and create value across their multi-enterprise ecosystems.

An experienced business leader, Mahesh has expertise in business strategy, operations, sales and marketing, supply chain management, SaaS technologies, enterprise software, consulting services, private equity, acquisition integration and P&L management. Since joining Cleo in 2012, he has built the company into a global integration software leader, overseen tremendous revenue and geographic expansion, and shaped the company’s reputation through thought leadership, product innovation and customer-service excellence.

Prior to leading Cleo, he served as Chief Operating Officer at SumTotal Systems, where he led the dramatic turnaround of this $100 million multinational software company. Previously, Mahesh led the High Tech Industry Sector at i2 Technologies, where he managed global sales and a $60 million P&L.

Mahesh serves on the Board of Directors for Cleo, Omatic Software, Ascend Software, and Banyan Software, and is on the Advisory Board for StartupWind, a social ideation network. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University, an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India. He also earned an MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Marketing from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where he graduated No. 1 in his class.

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