Founder CEO and Managing Director
Director People Excellence
In 1998, with $ 10,000 in seed capital, 10 staff members and the vision of building a company that has a sustainable business model, great leadership and best corporate governance, Prateek laid the foundation of Progressive Infotech. Under his leadership, Progressive has today risen to be a $ 10 million company with 1000 plus workforce, PAN India presence in 130+ locations and an international footprint in the middle east.
Prateek is an IT business strategist with a career spanning over 25 years. Prior to setting up Progressive, Prateek was the co-founder of IT&T (now an iGATE subsidiary), which grew to over 300 people across India. Before this, he worked as a technical support manager in HCL Technologies Ltd where he got an opportunity to be a part of HCL’s operations in America which gave him an international exposure in the early 90′s.
Prateek is an entrepreneur with extensive work experience in the area of customer service delivery, making technology work for customers and human resource management. His passion for the Managed Services and Outsourcing Business has granted him the acumen and expertise with which he drives his team to deliver continually improving customer experience.
Progressive’s core philosophy is to create value for customers & Prateek cascades this virtue into his organization and personally takes interest in developing teams and leadership by spending considerable time as a faculty and mentor in Associate Development Programs. His foresight and belief that ‘Change is Constant’ urges the Progressive team to think beyond and be prepared always, come what may. The quality consciousness imbibed by the company has made it one of the few ICT Infrastructure companies that can boast of a long list of certifications including ISO 9001:2008 – For Quality Management Systems, ISO 27001: 2005 – For Information Security of Management Systems & ISO 20001:2005 – For Information Technology Service Management.
Described as a ‘Silent Performer’ by his peers and industry, Prateek is the pillar who has single minded steered Progressive to sustain through thick and thin and move on to becoming a best –in-class organization.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra , India. He has attended the Management Development Programs at XLRI, Jamshedpur and INSEAD, Singapore.
Venu joined hands in laying the foundation of Progressive. As the Director – People Excellence & Administration, she has from then on, guided and motivated the Progressive clan on the excellence path. Her friendly and approachable demeanour helps create a feeling of belongingness within the Progressive family.
Under her able guidance, Progressive has scaled up to have a 1000 plus resource base. She has driven several Human Capital initiatives with key focus on Employee Management to imbibe a culture in Progressive that compels people to delve within and nurture their competencies further.
Progressive models its HR practices on PCMM Level 3 and has won the coveted ‘Amity HR Excellence Award consecutively, at the 5th & 6th Global HR Summit’
Venu also ensures that the administration of the company runs smoothly and effectively. A post graduate in Mathematics (Statistics) from Punjab University, Venu has a vast experience of over 15 years in the IT industry.
Dr. T. R. Madan Mohan is a Managing Partner at Browne & Mohan. Previously he was Director (Consulting), ICT Practice, South Asia & Middle East at Frost & Sullivan. He has also been a member of Board of Directors of various organizations.
He has been a Professor with various prestigious institutions like, Indian institute of Management, Bangalore (Technology & Strategy); Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada; Brisbane Graduate School of Business, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Management Development Institute, Gurgaon; Institute of Rural Management.
Dr. T.R. Madan Mohan is a Bachelor of Engineering from Gulbarga University and Ph. D (Management Studies) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.