Chairman, SkillPro & M.D Focus Ventures
Ananth Rao is Chairman of SkillPro. Ananth Rao is also the Co-chair of CII National Skill Development Committee’s Government Advocacy task force.
In addition, Ananth Rao is on the Advisory board of other later stage companies, assisting with corporate strategy, execution planning and team building.
Ananth Rao is a proven entrepreneur with extensive background in general management, corporate strategy, product development, marketing & sales. Ananth was Founder of JP Mobile in the US, acquired by Good Technology, which was later acquired by Motorola in 2007. Over a span of 10 years at JP Mobile, he provided strategic direction, built customer and market traction, made 4 acquisitions, raised over $60M in multiple rounds, and grew the team primarily in the US and India. Following that he led efforts for JP Mobile’s acquisition and worked through the integration.
After that exit, Ananth moved to India as Motorola’s Vice President of Business Development, heading up the strategic partnership efforts in Asiapac, primarily focused on India.
Rao holds a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Rao attended Stanford’s Executive business management program.