Srini Chari, Ph.D., MBA
Founding Chairman and CEO
Dr. Chari, the Chairman and CEO of Vetrei, Inc., is an expert in the management and business development of emerging technology ventures in startups and large companies.
Vetrei, a private technology management firm, helps clients develop growth strategies through marketing, business, and financial planning. We assist in the execution of these plans by developing alliances, collateral, financial resources, and staffing. Vetrei also contributes to competitive analysis, new product launch, capital raising, and the evaluation of emerging technologies.
Dr. Chari is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in Mechanical Engineering, and holds a Ph. D. in Computational Mechanics from the University of Texas, Austin, and an MBA with Distinction from the Stern School of Business at New York University. In addition, he has completed special executive education from the Harvard Business School.
Srini Chari was most recently the President and CEO of TurboWorx, Inc. – a high-performance software company providing workflow solutions for grids and clusters. He joined TurboWorx in April 2003 as Vice President and General Manager of Solutions, and was initially responsible for technical operations such as product development, product support, and professional services. Subsequently, he shifted his responsibilities to manage the sales and marketing operations before being appointed as the CEO.
Dr. Chari has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology. He spent 13 years with IBM and held several technical, marketing, and sales positions in high performance computing, e-business, and computer aided design and manufacturing. His last position at IBM was Program Director, Emerging Businesses and Corporate Strategy. In this role, he provided strategy and execution leadership in several emerging business opportunities including On Demand, Grid and Autonomic Computing, Business Process and Workflow Integration, and Pervasive Computing.
Prior to his position in corporate strategy, he was an early founding member of the IBM Life Sciences business unit and contributed to the rapid growth of this business. Srini was Senior Manager of Architecture and Strategy, IBM Life Sciences and was responsible for managing a wide range of IT architecture and development initiatives in conjunction with customers and business partners.
Dr. Chari has published extensively and has delivered over thirty presentations on technology, leadership, and high performance computing.
He resides in Danbury, Connecticut and is active in mentoring technology professionals with an avid interest in business through his regular networking with the alumni of the institutions he was privileged to get his education and experience from.