Sri Manchala - Chairman and CEO
Sri Manchala is the Chairman and CEO of Acceliant. Sri has more than 25 years of experience in strategy and operations in various industries. He began his career in the military in India and is a graduate of the National Defence Academy, the Indian Military Academy, and was commissioned as an officer in the Indian Army. Joining the industry in 1994 Sri had a short stint at Asian Paints, India's largest paints and chemicals manufacturer. He then worked with KPMG Consulting in the Silicon Valley office in the firm's high-technology consulting practice. Subsequently, Sri joined Cisco Systems at the company's headquarters in the information technology division. Sri oversaw the implementation of key initiatives in the services business during Cisco's period of rapid growth.
In his role as CEO of Acceliant, Sri consults with clients in the clinical research, medical devices, biotech, and health insurance segments of the industry. He is passionate about healthcare first and technology next. Under his leadership, Acceliant's focus impacts our customers' operations to deliver higher productivity, enhance global reach, and manage cost efficiencies in clinical trials. Over the past several years, Sri has led a strategic initiative to review the dynamics leading to structural changes in the healthcare industry with customers and their challenges at the center. Consequently, the Acceliant product portfolio has been completely revamped and reengineered based on industry needs and path-breaking innovations, resulting in vast benefits to our customers.
Sri holds a Bachelor's Degree from JNU and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.