Sumit Garg is a Senior Technology Executive with 14 years of experience in strategic finance and operations including managing investments, M&A, strategy, marketing, and engineering. He was most recently Chief of Staff and Vice President of Corporate Development at SumTotal Systems, a PE-owned $100 million enterprise software company. At SumTotal, Sumit led strategy and M&A, and oversaw company planning and execution as part of the executive council. He also led operational excellence initiatives through comprehensive business analysis and response leading to significant shareholder value creation. Sumit’s prior background in strategic finance includes investment banking at GCA Savvian where he advised technology sector clients on M&A and private capital transactions, and venture capital at Visa Ventures. At Visa, Sumit developed an investment strategy for mobile payments that was instrumental in investment decisions regarding several U.S. and India-based opportunities.
Sumit is also an expert in wireless and mobile infrastructure marketing and engineering. He led WiMAX Product Management and Development at Alvarion (Nasdaq: ALVR) and Aperto Networks (acquired by Tranzeo Wireless), including leading solution sales to Tier-1 Carriers, ensuring WiMAX certification and developing real-time embedded software for wireless communications. Early in his career, Sumit co-founded Creators, Inc. and took it to cash-flow profitability. Sumit holds an MBA in finance and strategy from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.Tech in computer science & engineering from IT-BHU (part of the IIT-JEE system in India).