Ajay is the co-founder and Managing Partner at eKuber Ventures Inc., a Systems Integration and Management Consulting business based in Northern Virginia. Under Ajay’s leadership eKuber won the 2014 Computerworld Laureate award, was one of the ACT-IAC Innovations finalists and earned CMMI level 3 and ISO 9001 certifications.
Previously, Ajay was with Lockheed Martin Corporation where as part of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, he led the New Business Initiatives, New Venture Development, and M&A in Defense, Renewable Energy, Nano Technology Applications and Information Technology Sectors. He also worked as a program manager for Large Systems Integration, Supply Chain, BPR and Lean Six Sigma Programs.
Prior to Lockheed, Ajay was a Director with a Boston based investment bank for their mergers & acquisitions and private equity practice in Information Technology. Ajay spent most of his previous years with the big-5 consulting firms, with PricewaterhouseCoopers providing Management and Information Technology consulting services to fortune 500 companies and with KPMG Consulting, where he was a Director for the East Coast Enterprise Consulting Practice.
Ajay has over 23 years of experience in Large Program Management and Value Based Strategic/IT services -specifically related to the areas of Strategic Planning, Operational Strategy, Enterprise Transformation, IT Strategy and Implementation, Performance Improvement, Lean Six-Sigma, Supply Chain Management (SCOR), Human Resources Management and Financial & Cost Management. He worked on large programs in Oracle, SAP, ERP, Business Intelligence, SOA, Enterprise Architecture etc.
Named to the Lockheed’s High Potential list, Ajay completed the Lockheed sponsored Harvard University executive programs including High Potential Leadership Program (HPLP). Ajay has a Masters in Business Administration with concentration in strategy & finance and a Masters in Information Systems from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been elected to Phi Kappa Phi, American Financial Association and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. Ajay also holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) certification. Ajay is a Black Belt in Lean-Six Sigma and received Lockheed’s highest award “NOVA” for building a framework to evaluate new business ventures focused on white space/adjacent markets. He also received Lockheed Award for corporate M&A project “CHESSBOARD”. He was appointed to the Focused Logistics Executive Steering Committee.
Ajay enjoys playing Tennis and Soccer. He is a native of Lucknow in India, and lives in Herndon, VA with his wife Anita and two daughters.