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KV Kumar
President, CEO & Director 
 

KV Kumar is the Managing Partner at Kumar & Talvadkar, LLC., and the Chairman & Chief Strategist at Business & Strategic Consultants, Int’l Inc. He serves on the boards of several companies and was the Chief Operating Officer of Dialysis Centers Network, LLC. Mr. Kumar currently serves on the California District Board of Appeals for the US Selective Service (recommended by the Governor of California and appointed by President Barack Obama); California State Bar Board Examiner’s Committee (appointed by the Governor of California); Advisory Board of Hispanic 100; President of the U.S. India Foundation; Chairman Emeritus and Member of the Executive Board of the U.S. Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Small Business Round Table, U.S. Department of State; and Advisory Board of the Latino Coalition.

Mr. Kumar’s expertise includes strategic planning, policy analysis, liaison, crisis/risk management, negotiation and networking, building alliances with public and private sector entities. He has wide-range of government contacts at Local, Federal and International levels. He has a Master’s degree in Organization Development & Planning, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; and a Diploma in Industrial & Production Engineering.

Formerly, Mr. Kumar was the Founding President of American Systems International, a professional services and business process outsourcing company. He successfully negotiated and signed the Strategic Alliance Partnership with NELCO of the Tata Group, India’s largest industrial and business conglomerate. Mr. Kumar also worked at the World Bank and at the Asian Development Bank and served as a management consultant to Dialysis Centers Network, Church’s Chicken, The Coca Cola Company, Tru-Stop Inc, Philipppi Investments, Jaya Inc. Tandoor Restaurant Group, EER Systems and Bruarfoss.

Mr. Kumar served as the Founding National Chairman of the U.S. Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Provided vision, leadership and management from March 2003 to September 2007; Signed MOU’s with U.S. SBA, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India, Merchants Chamber of Commerce of India and many other national and International Organizations; Successfully held three national conventions, briefings and receptions at the White House, the Capitol Hill and the Indian Embassy; Several seminars, meetings and receptions with corporations and the government agencies providing a platform for networking, promoting entrepreneurship and developing growth opportunities for USIACC members; and Convinced the US Department of Transportation to recognize “Asian Indians” as a category under Minority Business by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business in September 2005, thus creating better opportunities in obtaining government contracts. Mr. Kumar successfully mediated and coordinated the signing of an agreement between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Government of India. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in New Delhi in January 2007.

Mr. Kumar served on the following boards and committees: Executive Committee Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), U.S. Small Business Administration, Appointed by President George W. Bush. First Indian American to be appointed by the President of the United States to the NAC; Honorary Adviser, Office of Public Liaison, The White House (President Ronald Reagan); Deputy Chief, Telecommunication Center, Office of the President Elect, George H.W. Bush; Welcome Center, Office of the President-Elect, George W. Bush; Official Member of the U.S. Trade Delegation, U.S. Trade Delegation to India & Sri Lanka; Chairman, Arizona State District Appeals Board, U.S. Selective Service, Appointed by President George W. Bush; Member, Small Business Advisory Committee. U.S. Department of Energy; Member, Economic Development Committee, District of Columbia, Appointed by Mayor; Arizona State Council Member, Arizona State Rehabilitation Council, Appointed by Governor; Arizona State Council Member, Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal and Head Injuries, Appointed twice by the Governor; Member, Arizona State Local Board, U.S. Selective Service, Recommended by the Governor and Appointed by President William J. Clinton; Member, Board of Governors, International Brain Injury Association; Invited guest on stage with President George W. Bush,White House Conference on Economy; Invited Chief Guest for the inauguration of Ccommodities & Trade Center, City of Yantai,China; Special Guest Speaker, U.S. Department of Energy’s Conference on Diversity at Workplace; Chairman, Memorial Service for Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Washington Cathedral; National President & CEO, National Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Member, National Franchise Alliance Committee, International Franchise Association; Founding President, India Club of the World Bank & International Monetary Fund; Founding Member/Secretary, The World Bank Group Staff Association; Adviser, Grievance Advisory Panel, World Bank Group Staff Association; and Member, Advisory Board, Festival of India in New Jersey Organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.

Mr. Kumar is the recipient of the following awards: “2009 Most Influential Multi-Cultural Business Leader”, Atlanta Business Journal; Honored Patriot & Bronze Medal for Meritorious Service Award, U.S. Selective Service; Proclamation to Honor KV Kumar by the Mayor and the City Council, City of College Park, Georgia; Distinguished Service Award to the Business Community, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Special Services Award, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Millennium Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Victims of Brain Injury/Families, Brain Injury Association of America (BIA); Distinguished Service Recognition Award for Advocacy to Small Businesses, MBDA, U.S. Department of Commerce; For Extraordinary Leadership in support of Hispanic Higher Education success, Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities; IBIA President’s Award of the Year for Outstanding Achievement and Outstanding Service Award, International Brain Injury Association Convention (IBIA), City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden; Four Yearly Awards for Dedication & Service to Minority Businesses, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; For dedicated service to the Indian American Community, National Indian American Forum for Political Education; Outstanding Service Award, Arizona State Rehabilitation Council and Arizona Governor’s Council on Spinal & Head Injury; Distinguished Service Award, Asian American Leadership Council; “Lifetime Achievement Award” for Outstanding Public Service, U.S. Indian American Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Kumar was featured in the “Notable Asian Americans”, One of 250 persons featured from over fourteen million Asian Americans; “Asian American Almanac”, One of 650 plus Asian Americans; “Marquis’ Who’s Who in America” (Diamond Edition); “Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World”; “Doer's Profile” Washington Times profiled in its weekly profile.

 


Kenneth A. Cutshaw, Esq.
Director & Gen. Counsel

Mr. Cutshaw has over 30 years of experience. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Church's Chicken, one of the largest quick service chicken in the world. Mr. Cutshaw joined Church's group in February 2006.

Prior to joining Church’s, Mr. Cutshaw was a partner with Holland & Knight, LLP, practicing from Atlanta, Georgia, representing clients from around the world.  Holland & Knight is one of the largest and most respected law firms in the world with over 1300 lawyers and professionals practicing from 35 global offices.

Mr. Cutshaw serves as Honorary Consul for India in the United States. He is an Adjunct Professor at Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University (GSU) teaching global business to graduate students. Cutshaw is Chairman of Advisory Board for the Center for Global Business Leadership at GSU created in 2003. He is a Dean, co-founder and co-owner of Georgian-American University (GAU) (founded 2004 in Tbilisi, Georgia). GAU is the first University in Republic of Georgia offering a JD Law degree.  He is a Principal of Kochhar Business Services, a business Services Company located in Delhi, India. He is a co-owner of family enterprises operating in Tennessee and Texas. He serves as adviser to the Bureau of International Expositions, a treaty organization in Paris, France responsible for sanctioning World Expositions. He serves as a Director for the non-profit ICA (India, China, and America) Institute.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the World Law Institute of Emory University.
 
 


Glenn Falcao
Director & Secretary
 

Mr. Falcao is an accomplished executive with over twenty years of experience in the telecom industry. Glenn is a prior venture partner with Bessemer Venture Partners, bringing top-tier private equity experience to the Venturepreneur team. As a Venture Partner of Venturepreneur Partners, Glenn focuses on creating and identifying investments in the communications sector.

He was most recently the Executive Vice President at Corvis Corporation, where he was a member of the executive team that took the company public raising over one billion dollars and achieving a market capitalization of over thirty billion dollars. Corvis’ IPO was one of the most successful in the telecom sector in 2000.

Prior to joining Corvis, Glenn had an accomplishment-rich career with Nortel Networks, where he held a number of executive positions. One initiative hed led was the launch and development of Nortel’s optical business. As President of the company’s Internet and Service Provider business, he was a key executive in positioning the company in the Internet Protocol sector with the specific focus of achieving leadership in high-speed access.

In 1997, Glenn engineered Nortel’s acquisition of Aptis Communications and played a key role in its acquisition of Bay Networks. He currently serves on a number of boards. Glenn received a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, in Montreal. Mr. Falcao also served as member of executive board of US Indian American Chamber of Commerce (USIACC).
 
 


Satish P. Shah 
Treasurer
 

Mr. Shah has over twenty years of experience in accounting standards, income tax laws, IRS audits, and overall accounting and financial management. He manages three offices in Washington DC metropolitan area, providing accounting services, financial planning and business planning to physicians, dentists, IT professionals and hospitality industry. In addition, his office provides services to small businesses from setup, incorporation to compiling write-ups, reviews, payroll management and accounting.

Mr. Shah has Master’s Degree in Accounting and is a licensed Chartered Public Accountant (India) and a CPA in Maryland.

He serves on the boards of many business and community organizations: National Treasurer: United States Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Honorary Accountant: Rotary Foundation of Charlotte Hall, MD; Honorary Auditor: Jain society of Metropolitan Washington, DC; Honorary Controller: Gujarati Samaj of Washington DC; National Treasurer, U.S. India trade Foundation. 

 


Brenda Morant
Executive Director
 

Ms. Morant’s background includes work within several startups, associations and as an entrepreneur.  She has consulted with and held leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, corporations and government; where her work has included strategic marketing, promotions, event planning and technology development. Her diverse background also encompasses business operations, program development, events management and non-profit administration.



  

     
 
     

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