Mr. Rao was the first Indian-American to take a company public on NASDAQ. He founded Midcom Communications in 1990. As CEO and founder, he grew the company into one of the 10 largest long distance carriers with $250 million in annual revenues, cul
In 2007, Mr. Rao was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Entrepreneurial achievement from his alma mater Marquette University. Mr. Rao is on the Council of Overseers of the Jones Graduate School of Business School of Rice University. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi, and M.S. from Marquette University. Mr. Rao holds a diploma in Financial Management from the London School of Economics.
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