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Sanjay Puri, MBA, CPA, CEO of Optimos- named the co-chair of a policy committee


NRI named the co-chair of a policy committee

Washington, December 25, 2005
Ramesh Gupta

NRI, Sanjay Puri has been named the co-chair of a policy committee to deal with a looming problem across the US — Internet fraud and identity theft.

He has been on activist on Capitol Hill by virtue of being chairman of the US India Political Action Committee, an influential non-profit lobbying group.

"I look forward to helping Virginians feel safe and secure while using the internet," said Puri adding his goal will be to develop some sound strategies to combat the growing crimes of internet fraud and identity theft.

Sanjay Puri

Mr. Sanjay Puri is the President and CEO of Optimos Inc. based in Chantilly, Virginia. Since founding the company in 1993, Mr. Puri has led Optimos to national prominence as a comprehensive enterprise-wide computing solutions company. Optimos provides state-of-the-art information technology solutions to public sector and Fortune 100 firms. Mr. Puri is a leader in the Northern Virginia business community and a recognized authority on information technology, e-government and technology education. Under Mr. Puri's leadership, Optimos has been at the forefront providing the Federal government with systems that empower agencies to quickly and effectively respond to record requests from constituents and other departments. These solutions not only improve customer service, they reduce paperwork and improve job satisfaction.

Recognizing early on the importance of technology in the fields of human resources and financial management, Mr. Puri was a pioneer bringing cutting edge computer training to career professionals facing layoffs. Lifetime learning and mentoring for those in need is a personal and professional commitment that is reflected in the core culture of Optimos. For example, under Mr. Puri's direct leadership, the company has formed the Olliance program. Olliance is a comprehensive program for select minority and disadvantaged technology companies across the country. Olliance makes available a full range of administrative, business and technological resources to firms seeking to do business with Federal agencies or state, local and commercial firms.

Mr. Puri also has a long-standing interest in healthcare, particularly issues facing the elderly. In 1993 he received a Small Business Innovative Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health for an interactive Alzheimer's diagnostic tool.

Prior to founding Optimos, Mr. Puri worked at the World Bank. Mr. Puri received his MBA in Finance from the George Washington University School of Business and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Accenture nominates Optimos CEO, Sanjay Puri, for Executive of the Year Award

Optimos - Chantilly, Virginia - Friday, June 17, 2005

Optimos, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise computing solutions to business and government, announced today that Accenture has nominated Sanjay Puri, Optimos President and CEO as Small Contractor - Executive of the Year.

The award, presented by the Northern Virginia GovCon Council, the Professional Services Council and Washington Technology, is presented to a greater Washington government contracting executive for making outstanding contributions to his/her company, the community and the government contracting industry during the past year.

Mr. Puri is a recognized leader for the Northern Virginia business community, and an authority on information technology, e-government and technology education. In 2004, Puri was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council for “his solid commitment to community involvement.” The council cited the creation of Olliance under Mr. Puri’s direct leadership, an innovative program within Optimos that assists select minority and disadvantaged technology companies across the nation seeking to do business with government and commercial firms. Under Mr. Puri’s leadership, Optimos is also an active participant in the Small Business Administration’s Mentor Protégé program, where Optimos mentors Tyonek Technologies, a Small Disadvantaged Alaska Native Corporation.

Outside the technology world, Puri also is active, founding USINPAC, a bipartisan political action committee for the growing Indian American community with over 27,000 members nationwide. He is also the founder and CEO of the US-India Business Alliance, dedicated to strengthening commercial, economic and financial ties between the United States and India.

From mentoring small businesses, to aiding minority contractors, to pioneering healthcare solutions, Puri is a dedicated industry leader who is using technology to help his local and national community.

According to Stanley Gutowski, Accenture Partner for US Government Practice, “Mr. Puri's contribution to the IT community goes beyond the creation of leading-edge technology solutions. The success of Optimos is testimony to Puri's innovative ability as a leader. He's wedded visionary technology and forward-looking business strategies with a commitment to public service - and created a multimillion-dollar enterprise that is a win-win for both his company and the minority entrepreneurs Optimos helps bootstrap”.

"I am really honored by this recognition. It means a great deal to me that the leadership at Accenture saw fit to make this nomination. All of us at Optimos hold Accenture in the highest possible regard so this is very special to me," said Mr. Puri. "The success of Optimos over the past 12 years is really due to the talent, dedication and community spirit of our employees. I am very proud to work with such quality people.”




NRI, Sanjay Puri, MBA, CPA, CEO of Optimos

  • named the co-chair of a policy committee to deal with a looming problem across the US — Internet fraud and identity theft.
  • Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 by the Virginia Minority Supplier