NRI named the
co-chair of a policy committee
Washington, December 25, 2005
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
"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.
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.
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. Puris
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. Puris leadership, Optimos is also an active
participant in the Small Business Administrations 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
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
"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.