serious tech cred
In4Grants™ is the flagship product of InfoReady Corp., a data-management innovator backed by decades of IT know-how. Here's a look at the leadership behind the innovation:
ceo — bhushan kulkarni
An accomplished entrepreneur who has founded four successful startups, Bhushan has led corporate growth through the ups and downs of the technology sector with his team-building abilities and open-book management style.
Bhushan was born in India and came to the United States in 1985 to pursue graduate studies at West Virginia University. Starting out as an engineer at Ford Motor Co. in 1988, Bhushan later started high-end advisory firm Quantum Consulting, telecom provider InTouch and IT staffing and solutions company GDI InfoTech.
GDI InfoTech was named Inc.'s "fastest-growing company" for three years in a row.
Bhushan is an active member of the Michigan business community, serving on the boards of many organizations including Ann Arbor SPARK, Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Walsh College, Information Technology Association of Michigan and the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin. Bhushan is also a charter member of TiE.
In addition, he is frequently quoted in the press and has been named as Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”, Crain's Detroit Business “40 Under 40”, and Crain's “Who's Who in Technology Services”. In 2002, Bhushan won Crain's “American Dreamer Award”, which is given to immigrant entrepreneurs who have changed the business landscape.
development and strategy officer — james s. diggs
A visionary with 30 years of technology and strategic product-development expertise, Diggs has created award-winning enterprise and software-as-a-service products, innovative marketing strategies and winning business models. He’s served as vice president at ADP and IBM. He’s also an original member of the venture-backed BlueGill Technologies management team, overseeing the company’s product strategy before the sale in 2000 to CheckFree (now Fiserv) for $250 million.
Jim is active in the technology industry, serving as an on-going “Codie Award” judge for the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and as a board member of Cathedral Corp., a printing and Internet-services company in Rome, New York.