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Umesh Ramakrishnan

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Longboat Key

Pronouns: he/him

Alma Mater: University of Texas (MS) / Bangalore University (BE)

Favourite Mobile App: Masterclass

Umesh Ramakrishnan is passionate about revolutionizing the way companies hire, retain, and develop top talent. With a career spanning three decades, he brings a wealth of strategic planning and operating experience to the tech and service industries.


A sought-after thought leader, Umesh's quotes are regularly found in major industry and global publications. He's also been a frequent guest on shows like CNBC's Closing Bell and Power Lunch, sharing his insights on the latest industry trends. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed There's No Elevator to the Top published by Penguin worldwide.

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What new product are you longing for the world the invent?

Autonomous highways that bring the accident rate to zero.

Who topped your “Spotify Wrapped” last year?

John Wick mode radio

What’s your favorite meme?

The bartender while you order your Negroni sbagliato with Prosecco in it.

What’s one prediction for 2030?

A significant percentage of people that own cars today will not own them in 2030.

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