A prominent business person and an entrepreneur with an experience of almost 40 years with an extensive variety of organizations in the United States as well as abroad, Vinod Gupta, the current General Partner of Everest Capital Partners Incorporated in Omaha, Nebraska. Gupta was born in 1946 and raised in Rampur Mahyaran in India wherein secondary school he first showcased his superior gifts by getting admitted in the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur) in 1962.
For the following five years, Vinod Gupta pursued subjects in Agricultural Engineering at IIT Kharagpur, establishing solid bases for his future professional pursuits as well as education. After his graduation from the IIT Kharagpur in May 1967 with a bachelors degree in Technology, he then migrated to the United States settling in Lincoln, Nebraska. He then joined the University of Nebraska in Lincoln as a dual Master’s student from August 1968 to May 1971. Vinod Gupta dedicated his time as well as energy in business management and engineering studies. He was awarded his Master of Science in Engineering and Master of Business Administration in 1969 and 1971 respectively. He then started his career at the Commodore Corporation as a Marketing Research Manager in Omaha.
The businessman took a loan of $100 and invested in a company which in turn was sold for $680 million. He discovered there was an information gap between business-to-business marketing and came up with a list-compiling organization called InfoGROUP. While he was still the CEO of the organization, which later changed to InfoUSA, he obtained various companies finally establishing a juggernaut in the IT field.
As of now, Vinod Gupta’s investment company, Everest Group, issues investment capital for all new information technology companies and also secures businesses that are struggling financially, with the aim of using information technology to encourage future success. Vinod Gupta takes enormous pride in the provision of employment opportunities to the underserved communities and has also been touted by the former President of United States, Bill Clinton, for his comprehensive hiring practices. He dedicates vast resources all through his different charitable associations including the contributions to various schools in India.