Co-founder & Chairman of the Board
Shridhar co-founded GS Lab in 2003 with a goal of pursuing technological innovations for GS Lab and its customers. He nurtured the early growth of the organization, helping customers implement their ideas, assisting their products during market validation and scaling them into viable businesses Today, he is the Managing Director of “kPoint Technologies“ – a company incubated from GS Lab.
Earlier, Shridhar was the COO and Director at Persistent Systems, where he oversaw 25x growth of the company over 8 years. He was a faculty member at the US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he successfully led several distributed computing research projects funded by the NSF, US Navy, and Unisys.
Shridhar has been a mentor for more than 20 Masters and PhD students. He has several publications in the areas of parallel processing, distributed computing, multicast protocols, routing and directory services.
He holds a PhD in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University (1990), MS from Virginia Tech in VLSI design (1985) and a BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, India (1983). He has served as the Chairman of IITB Alumni Association and President of the Pune Chapter. It was during his tenure, that the Chapter launched “Innovations“ – an annual technology event in Pune. IIT Bombay has also honored Shridhar with the 2007 Distinguished Service Award.