Co-Founder, President and CEO, ZeroDegrees
Dhillon is ZDI's driving spirit. His strong leadership
abilities were developed over more than 18 years building,
consulting and investing in technology companies.
He was founder, president, CEO and chairman of BlueLine
Online, Inc. (now Citadon), a supply chain management
software company serving heavy construction engineering.
During his tenure, the company developed and maintained
highly successful relationships with Bechtel, GE Power,
Fluor and Duke Energy. BlueLine, with Dhillon at the
helm, raised over $60 million in private equity and
sustained four consecutive growth years.
In 2001, Dhillon founded Pivotal Ventures, a Southern
California-based venture catalyst firm and has served
as managing director at Digital Coast Ventures - an
early stage technology venture firm. Most recently,
he was CEO and President of CelCorp, a semantic Web
company located in Washington D.C., where he brought
spending in line with revenues, recruited the executive
team, and established Fortune 100 reference customers
in the Financial Services and Insurance sectors. Earlier
Dhillon was a senior manager with KPMG's Nolan Norton
and Company-Strategic Services Group in Palo Alto
and was CEO and president of Decision Management Associates,
which provided program management services to Fortune
500 companies in utilities, wireless and telecommunications
sectors. He has served in various senior executive
positions at GTE and Pacific Bell Internet Services.
His technology career began at the legendary Fairchild
Semiconductor in 1984.