Chief Operating Officer
Abhishek has been instrumental in holding Aureus's standing as a Microsoft Gold Co-sell Partner in the top 1% of the Microsoft echo system. Abhishek holds a seat on the Forbes Technology Council and has lead Aureus Tech Systems to reach a high ranking in Inc. Magazine's Nation's Fastest Growing Companies list twice in a row. In 2018 Aureus appeared as No. 1330 on the Inc. 5000 list and in 2017, 830 of 5000. In addition, Inc. 5000 recognized Aureus in the top 15 growing companies in the Denver metro area and top 20 in Colorado. When Abhishek became the COO in 2016, he transformed what was once a consulting business into a cloud-based products and solutions company. In order to achieve this, Abhishek made the strategic decision to make continuous investments in R&D to help with clients' mobility and cloud transformation. These have been key growth drivers for the company. This shift in company focus and capabilities has lead to roughly 600% revenue growth and a 300% staff growth across all Aureus offices since the beginning of his role at Aureus.
As a natural thought leader, Abhishek has held several global leadership positions in technology and operations at Fortune 500 companies, midsize private equity-backed companies, and new ventures. He brings this experience to Aureus and is leading the charge in the intelligent cloud and edge computing space for, but not limited to, broadcast, pharmaceutical, and legal industries. Through translating his thought leadership into execution, he has transformed Aureus from a pure services-based business into a platform-as-a-service company with an average annual EBITDA growth rate of 500% over the past five years.
Abhishek Pakhira holds an MBA from University of Chicago- Booth School of Business and a Masters in Software Engineering from University of Central Missouri.