Mr. Suri assists Tailwind in sourcing, evaluating and performing due diligence on business services opportunities with a particular focus on technology services. Mr. Suri serves serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AST and on the board of directors of Stratix.
Mr. Suri has over 30 years of experience within the technology industry and is recognized as one of the leading technologist and SAP strategists. Most recently, Mr. Suri served as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Optimal Solutions Integration, a global SAP consulting firm and former Tailwind portfolio company. Mr. Suri founded Optimal in 1995 and, under his leadership; the company grew into one of the largest independent pure-play SAP services firm and was acquired by NTT DATA in December 2013. Mr. Suri was recognized as a 2011 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2003, Mr. Suri founded the Beyond Borders Foundation, which provides care and support for disadvantaged families and non-profit organizations across territorial borders. Mr. Suri was recognized as a Dallas-Fort Worth Tech Titan Community Hero in 2010 for his philanthropic efforts.
Mr. Suri began his career in consulting, providing technology consulting services to a number of large global companies in North America, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. Mr. Suri received an engineering degree in Computer Science from M.N.R Engineering College in Allahabad, India.