Pankaj has served as Akraya’s Chief Operating Officer since April 2013. Since then, Pankaj has been busy establishing new lines of business, streamlining operations and crystalizing Akraya's differentiators in the market place. Prior to Akraya, Pankaj served as the President of Aditi Technologies and Aditi Staffing, based in Seattle, WA. During this time he led Aditi Staffing through a succession of achievements, growing from a small, focused team to a global outfit with a significant breadth of operations.
As CEO, Pankaj wants to continue to build on the strong foundation that Akraya has established already and grow the business rapidly.
"The opportunity for us over the next few years is huge as the temporary staffing market continues to grow, and I am honored to have been chosen to lead Akraya," Pankaj said. "We will continue to add service lines, open new geographies, deliver innovative solutions that our customers have come to expect, and over-invest in our employees - who have consistently made us the best place to work."
“Akraya has a rich history of innovative business practices and a strong culture. Over the last several months, Pankaj has been working closely with me building a shared vision for Akraya and a driven leadership team,” said Amar Panchal.
“We look forward to working closely with Pankaj as he leads the team in executing our vision while retaining Akraya’s unique culture,” said Sonu Ratra, Co-Founder and President.
Pankaj has over 17 years of experience in the tech industry, running high performance businesses, delivering class-leading workforce solutions to Fortune 500 companies. He also possesses considerable depth of experience in large account sales and management, particularly in partnering with Managed Service Providers, globally. Pankaj’s conscientious and energetic management style has built lasting relationships with customers over the years.
In addition to his role as CEO, Pankaj is a Charter member at TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs)
Akraya, Inc. is a multiple award-winning, fast growing provider of Staffing and Consulting services with a focus on IT, Engineering, Creative and Marketing talent. Founded in 2001, Akraya is a woman-owned and minority-owned certified business and also a certified Bay Area Green Business. The company has won many prestigious national and local awards in recent years including #1 Best Staffing Firm to Work For and #1 Best Staffing Firm to Contract For by Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Akraya, please visit www.akraya.com.